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FolkCast 093 - February 2014

FolkCast 093 - February 2014
Running time: 1hr18min
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New year, new music - plus a pause for thought about the true nature of sacrifice.
The best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music
from the UK and around the world

FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your host is Phil Widdows


Music featured:

The Men With Strong Arms by The Men With Strong Arms
from the album "Sunshine Street"

We Won't Go Home Tonight by Leatherat
from the album "Snake Eyes"

Not Peace, But A Sword by Robin Mitchell
from the EP "Return"

A Beggin' I Will Go by Nigel Parry
from the album "Row Out To Your Ship Of Dreams"

Father's Footsteps by Luke Jackson
from the album "Fumes And Faith"

A Precious Place by Patsy Reid
from the album "The Brightest Path"

Towards The Sun by Calum Stewart & Heikki Bourgault
from the album "Hunter's Moon"

Drunken Sailor by Chris Ricketts
from the album "Outward Bound"


A Pause for Thought...
The Wicker Man by Damh The Bard
single release

Buain Ná Rainich (Fairy Love Song) by Eddi Reader
from the album "Vagabond"

Hate by Ian Roland
from the EP "Helicopter"

Babba presents
The Story Behind The Song

A soldier asks his pregnant wife to march away with him to war as a camp follower...

High Germany by Isambarde
Camp Follower
A camp follower - was this Polly?
Oh Polly love, oh Polly the rout has now begun
And we must go a marching at the beating of the drum
Go dress yourself all in your best and come along with me
I'll take you to the war me love in High Germany

Oh Billy love, oh Billy come list to what I say
My feet they are so tender, I can not march away
And besides my dearest Billy I am with child by thee
Not fitted for the war me love in High Germany

I'll buy for you a horse me love and on it you shall ride
And all my life I'll be there riding by your side
We'll stop at every ale-house and drink when we are dry
We'll be true to one another, get married bye and bye

Oh cursed be the cruel wars that ever they should rise
And out of merry England press many a man likewise
They pressed my true love from me, likewise my brothers three
And sent them to the wars me lad in High Germany

My friends I do not value nor my foes I do not fear
Now my love has left me I wander far and near
And when my baby it is born and smiling on my knee
I'll think of lovely Billy in High Germany

Oh Polly love, oh Polly the rout has now begun
And we must go a marching at the beating of the drum
Go dress yourself all in your best and come along with me
I'll take you to the war me love in High Germany
High Germany
The area known as High Germany

Room For Company by Brillig
from the album "Comrades"

Your Time Is Now by Ralf Dee
from the album "Your Time Is Now"


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