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The vagabond

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The Vagabond (1922) is not to be confused with the first song in Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel, although the theme and sentiments are much the same—namely, the simple pleasures of an outdoor life spent on the road. Ireland's setting of John Masefield's words has the flavour of a music-hall monologue, the natural speech rhythms shadowed by a discreet accompaniment.

from notes by Andrew Green © 1999


Ireland: Songs


Track 19 on CDA67261/2 CD2 [1'47] 2CDs

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