Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

Love Death and the Lady

Issued on LP record in 1970, re-issued on CD in 1994.

A dark album, with sparer arrangements than Anthems in Eden, but continuing with the Early Music instrumental accompaniment. 

  • Death And The Lady
  • Glenlogie**
  • The Oxford Girl
  • Are You Going To Leave me?
  • The Outlandish Knight
  • Go From My Window*
  • Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime
  • Geordie
  • Salisbury Plain
  • Fair Maid Of Islington
  • Six Dukes
  • Polly On The Shore*
  • Plains Of Waterloo
  • Sailor From Dover
  • Young John**
  • Short Jacket And White Trousers
  • The Bold Fishermen***

All tracks trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins except:

* Trad arr Shirley Collins and Peter Wood
** Words trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins, tune Shirley Collins etc
*** Trad arr Bob Copper

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins, Christopher Hogwood, Alan Lumsden, Adam Skeaping, Roderick Skeaping, Eleanor Sloan, John Fordham, Terry Cox, Peter Wood