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Martin said to his man

composer
from Songs of Four Voices in Deutromelia, 1609
author of text

 
The first Freemen’s Song from Ravenscroft’s Deutromelia. It is one of several drinking songs and is a good example of a lusty old song still going strong. In deference to the oral tradition which has helped keep it alive, the last verse is taken from a present-day singer heard in one of the many folk clubs in Britain where ‘Martin’ is still frequently sung.

from notes by Douglas Wootton © 1981

Recordings

How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
CDH55013

Details

Track 6 on CDH55013 [2'10]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-81-00806
Duration
2'10
Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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