The Noah's Ark Trap

Folk This
It All Comes Round Again
John Tams
The Reckoning
Muckram Wakes
A Map Of Derbyshire
The Red Lion
A Bit Of A Song And Dance
New Victory Band
One More Dance And Then
Kate Rusby
Salisbury Folk
From The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs
The Old Hat Concert Party
Sunday 13th May 1969
Seth Lakeman
Kitty Jay
Kitty Jay Lyrics
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields Lyrics
The White Hare
The New St. George
The Hard Times Of Old England
Prince Heathen
Frost And Fire
Bright Phoebus
History and Companion
Morning Way
Polly On The Shore
Western Approaches
Damien Barber and The Demon Barbers
The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Cropredy's Like That
The Garden of Jane Delawney
Nic Jones
Penguin Eggs
The Noah's Ark Trap
Bandoggs: The Record
Shirley Collins
Anthems In Eden
Shelagh McDonald
Music From The Unbroken Circle
Glastonbury Carol
Mr Fox
Mr. Fox : The Album
Tiny Tin Lady
The Sound of Requiem
martha tilston
Moseley Folk Festival 2006
Moseley Folk Festival 2006: The Folks
Countrylife II
The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe
The Setting / Mary From Dungloe
From Clare To Here
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Christmas Truce / Kerstbestand 1914
Passchendaele Suite
A Garland of Carols
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight
Anne Briggs
Anne Briggs : Sing A Song For You
Welcome to Our Fair Plus
Make it Folky!
A Place Called England
Ragged Heroes
Dancing at Whitsun
The Lark In The Morning
Thomas The Rhymer
Carthy and Swarbrick
What Time Is It Eccles?

Selected Folk Singers

The Noah's Ark Trap 1977 [click for larger image]
Trailer LER2091 1977

Probably the best album after "Penguin Eggs". "Ten Thousand Miles" showed us all how to arrange a simple (on the face of it) song. Or rather weep into our beer after hearing Nic do it.

Ten Thousand Miles
(trad. arr. Nic Jones)

Fare you well, my own true love,
Farewell for a while
I'm going away, but I'll be back
If I go ten thousand miles
Ten thousand miles, my own true love
Ten thousand miles or more
And the rocks may melt and the seas may burn
If I no more return
Oh don't you see yon lonesome dove
Sitting on yon ivy tree
She's weeping for her own true love
As I shall weep for mine

O come back, my own true love,
Stay awhile with me
For if I had a friend all on this Earth
You've been a friend to me.

Ten Thousand Miles (2)

O fare you well, my own true love,
So fare you well for a while
I'm going away, but I'm coming back
If I go ten thousand miles
If I prove false to you, my love
The earth may melt and burn
The sea may freeze and the earth may burn
If I no more return
Ten thousand miles, my own true love
Ten thousand miles or more
The rocks may melt and the seas may burn
If I no more return
And who will shoe your pretty feet
Or who will glove your hand
Or who will kiss your red rosy cheek
When I'm in the foreign land
My father will shoe my pretty little feet
My mother will glove my hand
And you can kiss my red, rosy cheek
When you return again
O don't you see yon little turtle dove
A-skipping from vine to vine
A-mourning the loss of her own true love
Just as I mourn for mine
Don't you see yon pretty little girl
A-spinning on yonder wheel
Ten thousand gay gold guineas would I give
To feel just like she feels

from Sharp English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians
collected from Rosie Hensley in Carmen NC in 1916

side 1.
2. Jackie Tar (instrumental)

side 2.

Back Cover [click for larger image]
Trailer LER2091 1977

Trailer LER 2091

Bill Leader played triangle on
Jackie Tar
Helen Watson played harmonium on
The Indian Lass
Dave Burland sang on
The Indian Lass
Chris Coe played bodhran on
Miles Weatherhill

recorded at Leader Sound
by John Gill and Bill Leader.
Produced by Bill Leader
Sleeve design by Janet Kerr
Sleeve printed and made in England
by Robert Stace & Co. Ltd.
Recording first produced 1977

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