Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

False True Lovers

Issued on LP record in 1960, re-issued on CD in 2001.

From the same recording session as 'Sweet England', but with some American material, and issued on the prestigious Folkways label.

  • I Drew My Ship
  • The Irish Boy
  • The Spermwhale Fishery
  • Dennis O'Reilly
  • My Bonny Miner Lad
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing
  • Bobby Shaftoe
  • Richie Story
  • The Unquiet Grave
  • The Swapping Song
  • Poor Old Horse
  • The False True Love
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Mowing The Barley
  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Cruel Mother
  • The Bonny Cuckoo
  • The Queen Of May
  • Died For Love

All tracks trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)

Additional musicians:

John Hasted, Ralph Rinzler, Guy Carawan