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The oak and the ash

First line:
A North Country maid up to London had strayed
traditional English
author of text

A traditional English ballad from the seventh century, it is said to have been printed first in a kind of early newspaper, a broadsheet. The text tells the story of a young girl who moved to London from the ‘North Country’ and is homesick for the familiarity of her life there. This beautiful arrangement by Gordon Langford dates back to the early days of The King’s Singers.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2014


Studio Master: SIGCD393Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on SIGCD393 [3'10] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD393 track 5

Recording date
28 March 2014
Recording venue
Dennington Studios, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Adam Goldsmith
Hyperion usage
  1. Postcards (SIGCD393)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: October 2014
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