Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

"Shirley Collins is without doubt one of
England's greatest cultural treasures"


Billy Bragg

The Classic Shirley Collins

Issued on CD in 2004.

A compilation of tracks from 'False True Lovers', 'The Sweet Primeroses', 'The Power of the True Love Knot', 'Adieu to Old England', 'For As Many As Will', 'The Holly Bears the Crown' and 'The Etchingham Steam Band'.

  • The Sweet Primeroses
  • Bonnie Boy
  • Adieu To Old England
  • The Moon Shines Bright*
  • March The Morning Sun**
  • A Blacksmith Courted Me
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing
  • Down By The Seaside
  • Never Again***
  • I Drew My Ship****
  • The Foggy Dew****
  • False True Love#
  • All Things are Quite Silent
  • One Night As I Lay On My Bed
  • Polly Vaughan****
  • The Cherry Tree Carol****
  • Come All You Little Streamers##
  • Greenwood Laddie****
  • Guilderoy
  • The False Bride****
  • All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music) except:

    * Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Topic Music)
    ** R Wood (Cacophony Music)
    *** Thompson (Beeswing Music
    ****Trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)
    # Trad arr Shirley Collins (Topic Music)
    ## Trad arr Etchingham Steam Band

    Additional musicians:

    Dolly Collins, Bram Martin, Philip Pickett, Roderick Skeaping, Bob Stewart