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Broadside Ballads | Lucie Skeaping | Stock Code: bk110
Broadside Ballads - Lucie Skeaping
Popular songs from the street, tavern, theatre, home and countryside of 17th century England. Selected and edited by Lucie Skeaping with a forward by Andrew Motion

Comical, political, scandalous or just plain obscene, Broadside Ballads were the pop songs of their day. Distributed up and down teh land they also acted as the tabloid press, with subjects like the Fire of London and the Gunpowder Plot sitting alongside lusty tales of fumbling husbands, whores, royal gossip , transvestites, celebrity hangings and the latest 'outrageous' women's fashions.
* Over 70 songs, many ‘re-connected' to their original tunes for the first time
* Wonderful melodies suitable for singers of all abilities with simple chord suggestions
* Fascinating reading for those interested in history, poetry and popular culture
* Explanatory notes explain the historical context, sources and meaning of obscure words
* Beautifully produced and illustrated throughout with original woodcuts
* 18 of the songs also featured on new Naxos CD ‘Penny Merriments' by Lucie Skeaping and The City Waites. Also available from Busy Mole Music

Price: £19.95
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