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Track(s) taken from CDH55013

Martin said to his man

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

The City Waites
Recording details: October 1980
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds


'Splendid, vigorous, animated, hilarious' (Hi-Fi News)

'Rollicking good 'Rollicking good fun' (The Cornish Guardian)

'Highly entertaining' (Classical Music)
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

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