This is a series of posts about the #TradSongTues project, run by various people at the University of Sheffield. Every week I've been recording a song for the theme, sharing it and talking about it. Come and play on Twitter!
Winning by a nose in the polls, this week's theme is #HorseSongs.— #TradSongTues (@TradSongTues) February 8, 2019
'All music is folk music, I ain't never heard a horse sing' Attrib Louis Armstrong - Let's see if we can prove him wrong.... pic.twitter.com/RpbICayhED
There's a myriad options so technically I should have done a poll, but I didn't feel like singing Creeping Jane today so I sang Poor Old Horse:
One from the Albion Band's fantastic album "Rise Up Like the Sun"1. I don't know much about this, apart from the fact it's a shanty.
I'd not heard this album until about 2 years ago, which was probably a criminal mistake. It's wonderful in so many ways ↩︎