Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

The Power of the True Love Knot

Issued on LP record in 1968, re-issued on CD in 2000.

Shirley and Dolly are joined on this album by the Incredible String Band, and Bram Martin on 'cello.

  • Bonnie Boy
  • Richie Story
  • Lovely Joan
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing
  • The Unquiet Grave*
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Seven Yellow Gypsies*
  • Over The Hills And Far Away**
  • Greenwood Laddie
  • Lady Margaret And Sweet William
  • The Maydens Came
  • Polly Vaughan***
  • The Barley Straw
  • Barbara Ellen

All tracks trad arr Shirley Collins and Dolly Collins(Cacophony Music) except:

* Trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music )
** Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Looking Glass Music)
*** Tune composed and trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music )

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins, Mike Heron, Robin Williamson, Bram Martin