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Martin said to his man

from Songs of Four Voices in Deutromelia, 1609
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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


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


Track 6 on CDH55013 [2'10]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 6

Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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