Monthly Archives: December 2017

Song Shepherd

All the songs I collected and some I did not, together with street rhymes, tunes, tales and monologues are here.  Thankyou to the few who write comments, ask questions, express approval, and to the many who just happen quietly by. … Continue reading

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Deepest Love

Written by Rob Marshall.

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Footprints In The Snow

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Down In Our Village

‘Down In Our Village’ was printed in York between 1803 and 1848 on a song sheet I found in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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Wayfaring Stranger

Requested by Mrs SongShepherd this snowy morning; it’s one of her favourites.

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Sheep Under The Snow

There’s been another deep fall of snow overnight and the town is eerily still and quiet this morning; an ideal day for staying snug at home.

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Sally & Jemmy

Sally & Jemmy is from one of the 19th century London printing houses. The story, which did not always end so well as this version, was frequently printed by Victorian presses.  

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The Lowlands Of Holland

If I had an ambition to travel abroad it would be to the lovely Netherlands and its people.

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Long Grey Beard

A traditional song and one of Robert Pauly‘s fine paintings.

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The Lodge Road/Old Mrs Wilson/Brown’s Reel

I think the first tune came from Paul Burgess and the second from Dave Townsend. The bashful buskers were in Shrewsbury and deserved their earnings. The other photos are of the thriving and encouraging Shetland tradition, including their part in … Continue reading

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