Today is the first chance I have had since before Easter to add a new substantive post here. The notebook computer really wasn’t very user friendly for this purpose, and in any event circumstances conspired against me ever using it for long at all.
Anyway, this time we start our consideration of the words which appear on the back cover of the LP.
In the middle, at the top, is a track listing:
1. Roll Over Vaughn Williams (4.09)
2. Nobody’s Wedding (3.13)
3. The Poor Ditching Boy (3.01)
4. Shaky Nancy (3.26)
5. The Angels Took My Racehorse Away (4.01)
6. Wheely Down (3.00)
1. The New St. George (2.08)
2. Painted Ladies (3.31)
3. Cold Feet (2.26)
4. Mary And Joseph (1.38)
5. The Old Changing Way (3.55)
6. Twisted (1.58)
There follow these credits:
“Track 4 Side 1 is dedicated to Big Muldoon.
[punctuation sic throughout] Timmy Donald Percussion, Vocals: Pat Donaldon Bass, Vocal: Sandy Denny Piano, Vocals: Linda Peters Vocals: David Snell Harp: Jeff Cole Trombone: John Defereri Tenor Sax: Clay Toyani Trumpet: Sue Draheim Fiddle: Barry Dransfield Fiddle: John Kirkpatrick Accordion: Andy Roberts Dulcimer: Ashley Hutchings Vocals.
[Sandy Denny plays] Piano on Painted Ladies
Sue alone plays on Ditching Boy
Accordion played by Richard on Roll Over V. W.
Recorded at Sound Techniques Ltd, London. Engineered by John Wood. Produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood for Witchseason Productions Ltd. All tracks by Richard Thompson. Published by Warlock Music Ltd. Cover photography by Keith Morris. Design by Ann Sullivan & CCS Associates. P 1972 by Island Records Ltd.”
Next time, the writing within the fly’s eyes.