GLEANINGS

16 songs and 3 instrumentals gathered over a period of 40 years 

Colin Andrews (vocals, guitar, melodeon, Anglo concertina)

with

Dick & Melanie Henrywood (vocals) 

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CONTENTS

BILLY BONES & HIS DANCING CAT A delightful song which I found on a CD by Paul Scourfield. It was apparently 'collected' from Dick Richardson, a Morris dancer from Sussex
BRIGHT GOLDEN BUTTONS American Civil War song composed by Shel Silverstein. I added the 2nd verse.
BALLAD OF ST. HIERITHA Composed by Carole Henderson-Begg, it tells the story of the martydom of the patron saint of the church in the village where she lives.
PRINCETOWN/MADCAPTAINS I originally composed these two tunes for a couple of Playford style dances
SAILING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME Composed by Archie Fisher. I learnt this song from Georges Dussart during my Cardiff Unoiversity Folk Club days. 
FAREWELL TO WHALING A parody by Freda Wicks on a well-known whaling song
YOUNG COLLINS Words submitted to a Sussex newspaper in 1903 and set to a Morris tune of the same name

THERE'S A GOOD TIME COMING

Written by Charles Mackay in 1846, the words are still relevant today. I have added two extra verses.
WORKLESS TOWN Another song learnt from Georges Dussart, and attributed to Ron Duke
FROGHOPPER/BELOW THE BELT Two of my tunes, the first written (but played much slower) for a Morris dance, and the second is based on the jig, The Champion

DEATH OF JOHN LEE

New tune and augmented words to a poem collected by Gwilym Davies in Hampshire. A true story. 
WILLIAM AND NANCY The words come (I think) from Alfred Williams' book 'Folk Songs Of The Upper Thames'. The tune is an adaptation of the Bledington Morris tune of the same name.
JUG OF THIS I rediscovered this less familiar wersion on a loose sheet of paper when sorting out some little used files. I'd noted that it was originally collected in Wiltshire
ANY OLD PORT A footloose and fancy free song from the pen of Miles Wootton
HORNCASTLE FAIR I've been singing this song for 40 years. No idea where I got it from. 
HOL'COMBE WEIR/RHIF WYTH I composed the 1st tune for a processional Morris dance. The 2nd tune is traditional Welsh. 

THE X FACTOR

I composed this song for a themed singaround at the 2007 Sidmouth Folk Festival
A BYTE TOO FAR Written in frustration after spending several hours trying to convince my computer that I was its master not its servant. Tune is The Wild Rover. 
WIMBORNE VALENTINE Words discovered in Wimborne Museum  by David Robertson and set by me to a pupular hymn tune