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The wraggle taggle gypsies, O!

First line:
There were three gypsies a-come to my door
composer
traditional Scottish
arranger
author of text

 
The wraggle taggle gypsies, O!, one of the most prevalent Border ballads, appears under many titles, including Black Jack Davy; the protagonists are variously wraggle-taggle, draggletail, or simply jolly all in a row. Sharp collected versions at the turn of the century from Devon, Somerset and Oxfordshire, while Vaughan Williams recorded it in Herefordshire, but it had already been noted by Burns almost 100 years earlier. Daniel Brittain’s atmospheric retelling of the ballad treats it almost cinematically, employing many felicities of scoring to drive the action.

from notes by Andrew Plant © 2019

Recordings

Greensleeves
Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The last rose of summer
Studio Master: SIGCD598Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 15 on SIGCD447 [2'03] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD598 [2'36] Download only

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