Songs sung by Tom Anderson

Songs sung by Tom Anderson

Now playing: Copper John, song / Eddie Butcher ; Michael O’Hara ; Tom Anderson, singing in English
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  1. Copper John, song / Eddie Butcher ; Michael O’Hara ; Tom Anderson, singing in English
  2. Free and easy to jog along, song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
  3. The green fields of America, song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
  4. The rakes of poverty, song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
  5. The wheel of Fortune, song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
  6. The strands of Magilligan, song / Tom Anderson, singing in English

Songs sung by Tom Anderson

ANDERSON, Tom, Lower Road, Clooney; born in the last years of the 19th century, recorded 1969, 1975 in Deighan’s lounge. His wife Nelly also sang (Index: ‘Banks of the Bann’, ‘Distressed maid’, ‘Mary Acklin’) and his daughter is Annie Sweeney (below). Tom sings a variety of songs in good traditional style – often convivial ones, and some fairly modern sentimental songs. His style is vigorous and distinctive, with marked and often unusual phrasing, notably in ‘The wheel of fortune’ (no 70), a fragment learnt from Sarah Sweeney (below). Nos 17 (frag.), 30, 32, 60, 64, 70, 71M.