The essential Ewan MacColl songbook : sixty years of songmaking
by MacColl, Ewan,
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Best known as author of the song "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," Ewan McColl played a vital role in the "folk song revival" in Britain. 200 of his songs are included in this unique collection, compiled by Peggy Seeger, his companion for over three decades.
ContentsLove and laughter. The first time ever I saw your face ; Sweet Thames, flow softly ; The letter ; You and I ; Love for love ; What the poet called her ; Sunday, O Sunday ; Space girl's song ; Down the lane ; Stalinvarosh ; Northern city ; Rosalie ; Co-operative marriage ; Tatty underpants
Lullabies and farewells. Cannily, cannily ; The father's song ; The young birds
Growing pains. Look at you! ; Parent and child ; World beyond the wall ; Alone ; Juliet's song ; We're young but we're a-growing ; I think we should be getting married
Role models. St. George's song ; The ballad of the carpenter ; The ballad of new Poland ; The ballad of Ho Chi Minh ; The compañeros ; The ballad of the big cigars ; Jamie Foyers
Work and no work. The firefighter's song ; Twenty-one years ; Champion at keepin' 'em rolling ; We are the engineers ; Follow the printer's trade ; Needle and thread ; The tenant farmer ; The gravedigger's song ; On the picket line ; Holy Joe from Scabsville ; Daddy, what did you do in the strike? ; Looking for a job ; My old man ; Nobody knew she was there ; Lament for the death of a nobody ; Public unpublic ; Seven days of the week
Song of the iron road. Song of the iron road ; Fireman's calypso ; Ballad of leisure time ; The fireman's not for me
Song of a road. Song of a road ; Cats and back-acters ; The driver's song ; The fitter's sung ; Come, me little son ; Hot asphalt ; The road is done ; The exile song
The sea. Cabin boy ; North Sea holes ; The trawl ; The shoals of herring ; Net-hauling song ; Fishing for cod ; The fishgutters' song ; We're awa' to fish for the herrin'-o ; Fisherman's wife ; The sailor ; Shellback song
The big hewer. The big hewer ; Miner's wife ; Schooldays end ; Down in the dark ; Roll up the coal up ; The plodder seam
The square ring. Life is a battle ; Peter Keenan's song ; When you're a fighter ; Skipping song ; Punching shanty ; Speedball song ; The boxing business ; The day of the fight ; The fight ; The battle is done with ; Who would have a boxer ; Man in the ring
The Irishmen. The nipper's song ; Farewell to Ireland ; The new rocks of Baun ; Dublin jack of all trades ; The rambler from Clare ; The rambling Irishman ; Indeed I would ; The devil and Ganger McGlynn ; The tunnel tigers ; Van Diemen's land 1965
The travelling people. There's no place for me ; Moving on song ; Gypsy jack of all trades ; The gypsy is a gentleman ; Freeborn man ; Thirty-foot trailer ; The terror time ; The gypsy's answer ; The winds of change
A matter of colour. Cut-price hero ; The ballad of Sharpeville ; White tornado ; The great conspiracy ; Ten young women and one young man ; White wind, black tide ; White wind ; The warriors came ; Who are the people ; Where is your daddy, son? ; Soweto ; Black and white
Targets and anti-heroes. The Tories' march ; The leader's a bleeder ; Wonder boy ; No agents need apply ; Politician's alphabet ; Don't be surprised ; Kingaroy king ; Skipper Heath ; The new boys ; Parliamentary polka ; Blast against blackguards ; Dracumag ; True love ; The androids ; The grocer ; Collection of second-rate chancers ; Rogues' gallery ; Get rid of it! ; The economic miracle ; In praise of famous men (and women) ; Prince Charles's wage rise
The civil war in our midst. Mass trespass 1932 ; Ivor ; Hard case ; The ballad of Tim Evans ; The new policemen ; The lag's song ; Student Edward ; Only doing their job
The war game. The dove ; The war game ; The Trafford Road ballad ; Browned off ; Young man of our time
Uncle Sam, Vietnam. This is no' my ain hoose ; The second front son ; Leave me, Yankee man, leave me ; Big mouth ; All on the American shore ; The banks they are rosy ; Yankee Doodle ; L.B.J. looks after me ; Disc of sun ; Execution song ; The fields of Vietnam ; Tall and proud
Technology, ecology, and premonitions. Brother, won't you join in the line? ; Lullabye for the times ; Nuclear means jobs ; Nightmare ; Let's pretend ; That bomb has got to go! ; The vandals ; Come jive with me
Philosophy, history, and hope. Here's to old Jack ; House-hungry blues ; After the weekend it's Monday ; The flower people ; Nation of animal lovers ; We don't want to live like that! ; Holiday song ; The media ; Legal illegal ; The island ; Bring the summer home ; While there's life there's hope ; The ballad of accounting ; Five fingers ; Kilroy was here ; Dirty old town
The joys of living. Friday night ; The ballad of the travels ; Manchester rambler ; The joy of living
Appendix I, A media history
Appendix II, Songs not included in this book
Appendix III, The critics group and the British folksong revival
Appendix IV, "The ballad of Stalin."
-- Great Britain.
Ballads, English -- Great Britain.
Popular music -- Great Britain.
|Publisher|| Windsor, NJ : [Northfield, Minn.] :CAMSCO Music ;2009
Loomis House Press,
|Other Titles|| Songs.
Ewan MacColl songbook
Melodies with chord symbols.
Originally published: New York : Oak Publications : Exclusive distributors, Music Sales, ©2001.
415 pages of music : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383), discography (pages 390-393), and indexes.