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Horkstow Grange

CD:   Park   PRK CD44   (1998)


Produced by Steeleye Span
Recorded at Warehouse Studio Oxford
Engineered by Steve Watkins
Mixed and mastered by John Etchels
Sleeve Design Gwen Jones at Riverline Colourgraphics, Oxford
Album coordination John Dagnell at Park Records

All songs published by Peer Music UK (except track 1 copyright control)
All songs arranged by Tim Harries, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight and Gay Woods (except track 1 Johnny Patterson)

(click on any linked song title to see the associated liner notes and lyrics from the album.)
(This feature is very much a work in progress for this particular album...JAF)
  1. The old turf fire
  2. The tricks of London
  3. Horkstow Grange
  4. Lord Randall
  5. Erin Grá Mo Chrói
  6. Queen Mary
  7. Bonny Birdy
  8. Bonny Irish Boy
  9. I wish that I was never wed
  10. Australia
  11. One True Love
  12. The Parting Glass

Lyrics / Notes

Horkstow Grange
We are still asked where the name of the band came from, so here it is: The ballad of Horkstow Grange. Steeleye Span, a waggoner who ruined his life because of an incident with John Bowlin. Little did he know that his name would live on.  --   Peter

In Horkstow Grange there lived an old miser
You all do know him as I have heard say
It's him on his man that was named John Bowlin
They fell out one market day

With a blackthorn stick old Steeleye struck him
As of times he had threatened before
John Bowlin turned round all in a passion
And knocked old Steeleye into the floor

Old Steeleye Span he was filled with John Bowlin
It happened to be on a market day
Old Steeleye swore with all his vengeance
He would swear his life away

Pity them who see him suffer
Pity poor old Steeleye Span
John Bowlin's deeds they will be remembered
Pity poor old Steeleye Span
Pity poor old Steeleye Span
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