Tracklist

CD 1: Classic Carthy
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Scarborough Fair
Wood Wilson Carthy 4:12
2 Byker Hill
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 2:57
3 Cold Haily Windy Night
Steeleye Span 4:25
4 Skewbald
Martin Carthy 3:59
5 Creeping Jane
Martin Carthy 4:18
6 Old Horse
Martin Carthy, Howard Evans, John Kirkpatrick & Richard Thompson 3:53
7 A Question of Sport
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 3:42
8 Lovely Joan
Martin Carthy, Howard Evans & John Kirkpatrick 3:13
9 The Maid and the Palmer
Brass Monkey 5:38
10 Begging Song
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 6:22
11 I Was a Young Man
Martin Carthy 2:44
12 Prince Heathen
Martin Carthy 7:55
13 Prickle Holly Bush
The Watersons 5:31
14 Lord Franklin
Martin Carthy 3:40
15 Lemady / Arise and Pick a Posy
The Albion Band 3:23
16 Famous Flower of Serving Men
Martin Carthy 9:22
17 Glorishears
The Plain Capers Band 2:43
CD 2: Carthy in Company
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The New St. George
Martin Carthy & The Albion Country Band 4:25
2 Carthy’s March / The Lemon Tree
Band of Hope 4:30
3 I Haven’t Told Her, She Hasn’t Told Me
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 1:19
4 My Girl
Martin Carthy feat. Rory McEwen & Lia Turner 2:34
5 Boys of Bedlam
Steeleye Span 4:20
6 Oh Had I A Golden Thread
The Three City Four 2:58
7 ANC Song (Azicatal)
Blue Murder 2:27
8 Wimoweh (excerpt)
Thamesiders 1:06
9 Young Banker
The Watersons 3:10
10 The Postman’s Knock
Ashley Hutchings & Friends 1:56
11 Constant Billy
John Kirkpatrick & the Plain Capers Band 5:36
12 Lakes of Cold Flynn
Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick 5:30
13 Irish Washerwoman / The Ash Plant
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 3:05
14 Arthur McBride
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 3:23
15 The Royal Forester / Bald-Headed End of the Broom
Waterson:Carthy 6:26
16 Nafarroa
Oskorri 4:12
17 The Wren
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 1:38
18 The King
Steeleye Span 1:26
19 Joy Health Love and Peace
The Watersons 1:36
20 Hunting the Wren
Steeleye Span 2:48
21 Hunting the Cutty Wren
Martin Carthy & June Tabor 3:22
22 Byker Hill
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 7:29
CD 3: Carthy Contemporaries
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nothing Rhymed
Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick 2:12
2 Lord of the Dance
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 2:43
3 Rivers of Babylon
Martin Carthy 1:25
4 History Lesson
The Three City Four 2:57
5 The January Man
Martin Carthy 3:19
6 Ballad of Alfie Hinds
Martin Carthy 2:38
7 The Humane Turnkey
Martin Carthy 2:20
8 Farewell, Farewell
Martin Carthy 3:17
9 Dust to Dust
Martin Carthy 3:44
10 Stitch in Time
Martin Carthy 3:06
11 Trimdon Grange Explosion
Martin Carthy 5:15
12 Palaces of Gold
Martin Carthy 5:00
13 Springhill Mine Disaster
Martin Carthy 4:16
14 Coal Not Dole
The Watersons 3:28
15 Perfumes of Arabia
Martin Carthy 3:32
16 Such a War Has Never Been
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 3:36
17 The Wife of the Soldier
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 1:34
18 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Martin Carthy 5:03
19 The Ant and the Grasshopper
Martin Carthy 2:58
20 Company Policy
Martin Carthy 4:00
21 Monday Morning
Martin Carthy 2:37
22 Rave On
Steeleye Span 1:54
23 Oor Hamlet
Martin Carthy 3:50
24 The Harry Lime Theme
Martin Carthy 3:32
CD 4: Child:Carthy
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Jack Orion
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 4:09
2 The Seven Virgins
Martin Carthy 3:03
3 Duncan and Brady
Martin Carthy feat. Rory McEwan & Lisa Turner 2:23
4 Geordie
Martin Carthy 3:27
5 Sir Patrick Spens
Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy 5:37
6 King Henry
Martin Carthy 6:21
7 Sovay the Female Highwayman
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 3:45
8 Man of Newlyn Town
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 2:20
9 The Bows of London
Martin Carthy 5:55
10 Lucy Wan
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick 4:19
11 Lord Randall
Martin Carthy 4:35
12 The Whale Catchers
Martin Carthy 3:00
13 Rufford Park Poachers
Martin Carthy 3:55
14 John Barleycorn
Martin Carthy 2:28
15 Hard Times of Old England
Martin Carthy 2:57
16 Hard Cheese of Old England
The Mrs. Ackroyd Band 2:49
17 Over the Hills and Far Away
Martin Carthy feat. Isla St. Clair 2:03
18 The Farmer’s Servant
Martin Carthy 1:50
19 False Knight on the Road
Steeleye Span 5:36
20 The Elfin Knight
Martin Carthy & Bert Jansch 3:51

Credits

CD 1: Classic Carthy

violin:
Chris Wood (folk musician) (track 1)
viola:
Chris Wood (folk musician) (track 1)
guitar:
Martin Carthy (track 1)
djembe:
Roger Wilson (track 1)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1–2, 14)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1–2, 14)
vocals:
Martin Carthy (track 1)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3, 9, 12)
part of:
Child Ballads (number: 21) (track 9)
Child Ballads (number: 104) (track 12)
Child Ballads (number: 106) (track 16)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 135) (track 3)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 199) (track 16)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 487) (track 14)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 2335) (track 9)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3336) (track 12)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3488) (track 2)
arrangements:
Scarborough Fair (for choir and jazz trio, Chilcott) (track 1)
Scarborough Fair (for violin and orchestra, arr. Lenehan & Kennedy) (track 1)
is the basis for:
失業生 (track 1)
later translated versions:
Ffair Ynys Hir (track 1)
later versions:
Garten Eden (track 1)
Scarborough Fair (Nox Arcana version) (track 1)
The Elven Lover (track 1)
Череповец (track 1)
recording of:
Byker Hill (track 2)
Lord Franklin (track 14)
Prince Heathen (track 12)
Scarborough Fair (track 1)
The Famous Flower of Serving Men (aka The Border Widow's Lament) (track 16)
The Maid and the Palmer (aka The Well Below the Valley) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
The Elfin Knight (aka Scarborough Fair / Whittingham Fair / Rosemary Lane; title is easily confused with Child #4, check lyrics) (track 1)

CD 2: Carthy in Company

composer:
Nic Jones (track 5)
Dave Moran (track 5)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 11, 22)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 22)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3488) (track 22)
live recording of:
Byker Hill (track 22)
orchestrations:
recording of:
Boys of Bedlam (track 5)
Constant Billy (Morris tune) (track 11)

CD 3: Carthy Contemporaries

composer:
Paul Abrahams (track 14)
Dave Goulder (track 5)
Leon Rosselson (track 12)
Mike Waterson (track 10)
lyricist:
Leon Rosselson (track 12)
Mike Waterson (track 10)
Kay Sutcliffe (1984) (track 14)
cover recording of:
Coal Not Dole (track 14)
live recording of:
A Stitch in Time (1987) (track 10)
recording of:
January Man (track 5)
Palaces of Gold (track 12)

CD 4: Child:Carthy

arranger:
Martin Carthy (track 19)
Tim Hart (UK folk singer and multi-instrumentalist) (track 19)
Ashley Hutchings (track 19)
Peter Knight (Steeleye Span fiddler) (track 19)
Maddy Prior (track 19)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 9, 11, 13)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 9, 11, 13)
performer:
Bert Jansch (track 20)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 6, 15, 20)
publisher:
Warlock Music (track 5)
part of:
Child Ballads (number: 2) (track 20)
Child Ballads (number: 10) (track 9)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 8) (track 9)
Child Ballads (number: 12) (track 11)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 10) (track 11)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 12) (track 20)
Child Ballads (number: 58) (track 5)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 41) (track 5)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 90) (track 4)
Child Ballads (number: 209) (track 4)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 1206) (track 15)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 1759) (track 13)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Lord Randall (track 11)
Rufford Park (Oysterband arrangement) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Geordie (Fabrizio De André version) (track 4)
later versions:
Percy's Song (track 9)
Scarborough Fair (track 20)
recording of:
False Knight on the Road (Steeleye Span arrangement) (track 19)
Geordie (aka Georgie) (track 4)
King Henry (track 6)
Lord Randall (aka What Had You for Supper / Buried in Kilkenny / The Wild, Wild Berry) (track 11)
Sir Patrick Spens (track 5)
The Elfin Knight (aka Scarborough Fair / Whittingham Fair / Rosemary Lane; title is easily confused with Child #4, check lyrics) (track 20)
The Two Sisters (aka The Wind and the Rain / The Bows of London / Cruel Sister) (track 9)