Songs sung by John Butcher senior

Songs sung by John Butcher senior

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  1. The cocks is crowing, song / John Butcher senior, singing in English
  2. Come all you rakish fine young men, song / John Butcher senior, singing in English
  3. It’s just about ten years ago, song / John Butcher senior, singing in English
  4. The maid of Culmore, song / John Butcher senior, singing in English
  5. The Moorlough shore, song / Bill and Tilly Quigley ; and others, singing in English
  6. The parish of Dunboe, song / John Butcher senior and Eddie Butcher, singing in English
  7. Tossing the hay, song / John Butcher senior, singing in English

Songs sung by John Butcher senior

BUTCHER, John, Drumavally; recorded there in 1969 and at his brother Eddie’s home, 1966, 1969; died in 1973 aged about seventy. John’s wife Maria and his daughter Mary Ellen also sang for me (below) and I have recorded a snatch from his son Christopher (no 32G). John seemed to have a large repertory, including many of his father’s songs common to Eddie. He sang in a full voice with well-marked rhythm, fine intonation, and interesting and varied melodic embellishment. Nos 5F, 15-6, 30C, 32C with others, 39, 48, 53 with others, 57 with Eddie, 67, 71L; cf. 55,66.