The third track on the first side of the LP is “John Lee”, first heard on the November 1971 album “Babbacombe Lee” [see way above]. This was a good choice, as the current 4 man group was the same as the 1971 line-up, which recorded “Babbacombe Lee”, with the exception of the drummer. Dave Swarbrick takes the lead vocals, with harmonies on the choruses. This is a very good live version indeed, and sufficiently different from the original 1971 studio rendition to be well worth doing.
Track 4 is a bit of a spoof. It is correctly titled “Bridge over the River Ash”, as it appeared in 1971 on “Angel Delight” [again see way above], the only other album recorded by the “Babbacombe Lee” line-up, and so again a sensible choice. It has a humourous spoken introduction, in which it is suggested that on that occasion the title should perhaps be “Bridge over the River Test”, which indicates it is from the Southampton gig. There is much, and much affected “tuning” of the violins before the start. This is an excellent but deliberately comic romp, with Dave Swarbrick “calling” in a square dance fashion. This track is EXTREMELY entertaining!