|Gustave Doré, Depiction of Satan,|
a central figure in John Milton's Paradise Lost
Colin was MC and he started us off on-topic with Fish, Tin And Copper, a song which has Old Nick visiting Cornwall and being frightened away by a pasty.
Steve C made his first appearance at the Dragon Folk Club for a while and was understandably the only one not prepared with songs in theme. His songs for the evening were The Jeannie C (Stan Rogers), Lunenburg Skies (Terry Young), The Blarney Roses (Roud 6329), White Squall (Stan Rogers), The Rare Ould Times (Pete St John), Ranter's Wharf (John Conolly, Bill Meek), Candles (Jon Heslop), Guard Your Man Weel (Johnny Handle) and Mantle Of Green (Roud 714, Laws N38).
Sorry to make this week's report one of lists but it seems the only way to properly represent the songs we had on the theme, which included:
- Simon - The Burning Times (Charlie Murphy)
- Mike - The Devil Of Cockerham (Roger Edwards, Pru Edwards)
- Colin - The Dancers Of Stanton Drew (Jim Parker, Muriel Holland)
- Simon - Monster Mash (Bobby Pickett)
- Mike - The Devil In York (Tim Brooks)
- Colin - Widecombe Fair (Roud 137)
- Simon - Hotel California (Don Felder, Don Henley, Glenn Frey)
- Colin - The Farmer And The Feathery Wife (Roud 12551)
- Mike - Normandy Orchards (Keith Marsden)
- Simon - She Moved Through The Fair (Roud 861)
- Mike - Lowlands (Roud 681)
- Colin - King Henry (Roud 3967, Child 32)
- Simon - The Wizard Of Alderley Edge (Pete Coe)
- Colin - The Devil And The Farmer's Wife (Roud 160, Child 278)
- Colin - The Twelve Witches (trad. arranged Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Bob Johnson, Rick Kemp)
- Simon - Boys Of Bedlam (Tune Nic Jones,. Dave Moran)
- Colin - Slark (Jim Walter, Andy Cresswell-Davis)
- Colin - Shaking Of The Sheets (Music Bob Johnson)
The session was finished off by Simon with the non-supernatural When Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139).
Remember to join us this Friday, 3 November, with songs, tunes and stories for the campfire or bonfire, or maybe relating to Guy Fawkes, fireworks or whatever seems appropriate. See you there.
Here's a selection of songs sung during this session.
(Number of people present - 6, of whom 6 performed)