Songs Added to Database – Gordon Hall

Gordon Hall at the Ram, Firle in 1990
Photo – Vic Smith

Sometime around 1990, the late Gordon Hall set himself the task of recording himself a great mass of his songs on five tapes and he gave them the title “Warts & Hall”. 89 of these have now been made available on the Sussex Traditions database.

The songs are: –

01 Sweet Primeroses 02 It’s Of A Pretty Wench 03 Jolly Waggoner
04 Drummer And Cook 05 Boney Was A Warrior 06 Maid Of Rye
07 Some Say 08 The Spinning Wheel 09 Bonny Labouring Boy
10 County Cavan 11 The Seeds Of Love 12 Jan Barleycorn
13 Caroline And Her Sailor 14 The Life Of A Shepherd
15 Far Away In The Wilds of Australia 16 Lavender Street Cry
17 The Merchant’s Son And The Beggar Wench 18 Holmfirth Anthem
19 I’m Shy, Mary Ellen, I’m Shy 20 Smugglers Song 21 Oh Dear
22 Farmer Giles 23 Cecilia 24 Reynard 25 Arthur Le Bride
26 My Owd Wife 27 Just A Shaver 28 Babes In The Wood
29 I Loved A Fair Maid 30 Job And Lazarus 31 Devil And Farmer’s Wife
32 Long George 33 The 21st Of June 34 Tarry Sailor
35 Week Before Easter 36 Joe The Marine37 A Sailor From Dover
38 Good Ale 39 Barbara Allen 40 T’was On The Briny Ocean
41 The Death Of General Wolfe 42 Our Bugles Sang Truce
43 The Horsham Ram 44 Pace Egging 45 Pretty Polly Perkins
46 Martin Cant To His Man 47 Young And Single Sailor 48 Broomfield Hill
49 Trip Unto The Fair 50 Hire A Horse And Steal A Gig
58 Three Butchers 59 As I Roved Out 60 Studying Economy
61 Sunday School 62 Fathom The Bowl 63 Horsham Town
64 The Banks of Inverness 65 Ginny Geneva 66 Little Mike
67 Twenty Eighteen 68 Lock Abbey 69 Wild Rover 70 Talcahuana Girls
71 Black Eyed Sailor 72 Teddy O’Neill 73 Gemmima Brown
74 Lord Ranolph75 The Farmer from Gloucester 76 John Lawrence
77 Mrs Lawrence’s Lament 78 Horsham Ale 79 When I Was Single
80 Sussex Molecatcher 81 King And Keeper 82 Old Grey Noddle
83 Molly Malone 84 Navvy Boots 85 Trouble and Sorrow 86 Cupid’s Garden
87 Hungry Army 88 Sam Hall 89 I Am A Rover 90 Gallant Poachers
91 Ballad of the Babes In The Wood 92 No Sir No
93 She Died For Love 94 Old Bob Copper 95 Pleasant and Delightful
96 Gallant Hussar