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Week 2: The death of Bill Brown, Us poor fellows and My boy Jack

I’m uploading these songs on 9th of September; what would have been Peter Bellamy’s 67th birthday. I’m marking the day by publishing three songs today, all with a Bellamy connection.

FS02 is The death of Bill Brown, a topical eighteenth-century song about the shootings of a poacher and of the gamekeeper who shot him. Also: Us poor fellows and My boy Jack, respectively a Bellamy original (from the Transports) and one of his settings of Kipling.

Happy birthday, Peter.

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Week 1: Lord Bateman and There are bad times just around the corner

FS01 is Lord Bateman, which should need no introduction. I only know a few of the big narrative ballads, but this is my favourite, despite (or because of) its relatively uneventful story.

Also: There are bad times just around the corner, by Noël Coward, because I felt like it.

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