Shirley Collins Photograph Katie Vandyck

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


Billy Bragg

Within Sound

Issued on CD in 2002.

A 4 CD box set - a retrospective from 1955 to 2002, the date of Shirley's last recorded track. Contains much rare and previously unreleased material.

    CD 1

  • Dabbling In The Dew
  • The Bonny Labouring Boy
  • Turpin Hero
  • The Cuckoo
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing
  • I Drew My Ship
  • The False True Love
  • Sweet England
  • Higher Germanie
  • Long Years Ago
  • Newcastle
  • Dance To You Daddy
  • The Irish Girl
  • The Foggy Dew
  • She Moves Through The Fair
  • Locks And Bolts
  • Geordie
  • The False Bride*
  • Cotton Eyed Joe/ What Shall We Do With The Baby
  • Pretty Saro**
  • Dearest Dear***
  • All tracks trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music) except:

    * Trad arr Copper Family (Coppersongs)
    ** Trad arr and tune composed by Shirley Collins
    *** Trad arr Shirley Collins and Davy Graham

    CD 2

  • Nottamun Town*
  • Reynardine**
  • When A Man's In Love***
  • The Sweet Primeroses
  • Don In Yon Forest
  • George Collins
  • The Streets Of Derry
  • Two Brethren****
  • Tyburn Tree#
  • Bonnie Boy
  • Richie Story
  • Over The Hills And Far Away
  • Polly Vaughan#
  • Whitsun Dance##
  • God Dog###
  • The Gower Wassail##
  • The Blacksmith##
  • The Bonny Cuckoo##
  • I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless +
  • A Virgin Most Pure ++
  • Is It Far To Bethlehem +++
  • The Cherry Tree Carol#
  • Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music) except:

    * Trad arr Shirley Collins and Davy Graham
    ** Trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)
    *** Trad words, piano arr Matyas Seiber (Cassell and Co)
    **** Trad arr Copper Family (Coppersongs)
    # Words trad arr and tune composed by Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)
    ## Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Shapiro Bernstein)
    ### Robin Williamson
    + Words trad arr and tune composed by Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music)
    ++ Trad arr Bellamy Collins Collins Wood and Wood (Cacophony Music)
    +++ Frances Chesterton tune trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music)

    CD 3

  • Plains Of Waterloo*
  • Geordie*
  • Polly On The Shore**
  • The Bold Fisherman***
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing****
  • Banks Of The Bann****
  • Poor Murdered Woman****
  • Murder Of Maria Marten****
  • Staines Morris#
  • One Night As I Lay On My Bed##
  • The Blacksmith Courted Me##
  • Down By The Seaside##
  • Banks Of The Mossom###
  • Come All You Little Streamers +
  • The Little Gypsy Girl +
  • Horn Fair +
  • Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear ++
  • Bonny Kate ++
  • Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene +++
  • The Hunt Is Up ~
  • Hopping Down In Kent ~
  • * Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Shapiro Bernstein)
    *** Trad arr Copper Family (Coppersongs)
    **** Trad arr Shirley Collins (PLD Music)
    # Trad arr Dransfield Hutchings Kirkpatrick Mattacks and Thompson (RykoMuscic)
    ## Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music)
    ### Trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)
    + Trad arr Etchingham Steam Band (Cacophony/Really Wicked Music
    ++ Trad arr Shirley Collins (Shapiro Bernstein)
    +++ Trad arr Shirley Collins and John Sothcott (Shapiro Bernstein)
    ~ Trad arr Albion Dance Band (Island Music)

    CD 4

  • Honour Bright*
  • The Moon Shines Bright**
  • Never Again***
  • Gilderoy**
  • Mariner's Farewell****
  • Come All You Little Streamers**
  • All Things Are Quite Silent#
  • The Bonny Labouring Boy#
  • The Captain With The Whiskers##
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing#
  • Come My Love###
  • Green Fields +
  • The Golden Glove ++
  • Lord Allenwater +++
  • Christ Made A Trance ~
  • Bedfordshire May Carol ~
  • The Tillington Poachers +++
  • The Oakham Poachers ++
  • Poor Sally Sits A-Weeping~~
  • Lost In A Wood~~~
* Austin John Marshall and Robert Kirby
** Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Topic Music)
*** Richard Thompson (Island Music)
**** Words Samuel Taylor Coleridge Music Jeremiah Clarke Arr Brian Gulland Richard Harvey and Austin John Marshall
# Trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music)
## Words trad tune composed by Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)
### Words FC Ball tune trad arr Shirley and Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music)
+ Peter Bellamy (Free Reed Music)
++ Trad arr Julie Carter and Jim Younger Cacophony Music)
+++ Trad arr Shirley Collins Julie Carter and Jim Younger (Cacophony Music)
~ Trad arr Collins Carter Younger and Quinn (Cacophony Music)
~~ Trad arr Dolly Collins (Cacophony Music)
~~~ Trad arr Shirley Collins (Cacophony Music)

Additional musicians:

Dolly Collins, Davy Graham, Oliver Brookes, Heather Wood, Peter Wood, Roger Powell, Barry Dransfield, John Harrington, Pat Donaldson, John Sothcott, Dave Pegg, Choir Annie Power, Brian Gulland, Jim Younger, John Hasted, Bram Martin, Royston Wood, Eleanor Sloan, Dave Bland, Maddy Prior, Tim Renwick, Geoff Singleton, Roger Brenner, John Tams, Tony Fernandez, Gillian Elkins, Richard Harvey, Dan Quinn, Seamus Ennis, Christopher Hogwood, Steve Ashley, Terry Cox, Richard Thompson, John Kirkpatrick, Francis Baines, Vic Gammon, Colin Sheen, Philip Pickett, John Mealing, Bert Jansch, Winsome Evans, Iris Bishop ,Perry Friedman, David Munrow, Roderick Skeaping, Alan Lumsden, Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks, Bob Stewart, Ian Holder, Martin Nicholls, Graeme Taylor, Robert Kirby, Martin Jenkins, Peter Bellamy, Gary Holder, Robin Hall, Adam Skeaping, Richard Lee, John Fordham, Ashley Hutchings, Nic Jones, Bill Molan, Terry Potter, John Rodd, Michael Gregory, Music Works Band, Nigel Portman-Smith, Julie Carter