Mr Red´s homepage       research links to find songs/tunes &/or verify their provenance

This is just a taster. There is a CD with some of these songs and a few colaborations with Chris Evans, my Canadian cousin. e-mail me for more details.

Clicking on the text file links will display them - but MP3 & PDF will activate automatically only with the right software

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In Netscape Communicator right click on the link and "Save Link As"

The .mp3 files are not HiFi (nor entire) - they have been made small to save space. They give you my idea of the tune, or the ending, or me and friends. Enjoy

These files are free of "BSE", "foot and mouth", "ringeye", "brucellosis" and "Swine versicular disease". And all other known viruses. They are even prudeproof.

Cresby´s songs & collected stuff   audio fancy plain text music
Subject Title .MP3 .pdf .txt .abc .mid
I collected (& added 3 verses to) this Boer War recruiting song from Joe Latter originally evacuated from London in WWII . Old England she needs Soldiers   50Kb txt   
2 "pace egging" songs collected from Joe Hurley, born nr Accrington . I´m a Paper Lad & I´m a Navvy      
Robert Grave´s version of the "Old Barbed Wire" collected from the TV and Radio . Old Barbed Wire      
2 young peoples´ songs not heard elsewhere . Todd the Toad & Shine Your Buttocks        
Riddles, family epithets, and a skipping rhyme from my youth Hezzikia the King of the Jews        
a plea to a friend not to consider suicide . Eilidh   72Kb txt    
my kind of love song, full of meaning, and bathos . My Love is Like a Chocolate Box 128Kb 13Kb txt    
not quite a shanty but close . RollBoysRoll   23Kb txt abc midi
a friend & down and out who was too proud to say hello . Ron Haywards Blues 140Kb 34Kb txt    
Victorian trade of Pure Finding (dog poo to you) ! Pure Finder 160Kb 15Kb txt abc midi
I´m sentimantal about Malvern, this was my purple patch . No Matter Where I Wander   56Kb txt    
the battle for Upton bridge, Upton-u-Severn - Civil War . Upton Bridge 120Kb 16Kb txt   
the Guy Fawkes story, remember, remember, but do you ? Coughton Conspiracy 212Kb 22Kb txt   
a song about Nelson. Lord Nelson   20Kb txt   midi
Hot Gospel, with just a hint of tongue in cheek . Station in the Sky   80K txt    
a shanty in draft form? Pencil Sharpening Shanty
not a parody, but a modern re-working. Boy looses girl . All around my Hat   19Kb    
a song celebrating the quintessential English sauce
(from India) .
Worcestershire Sauce 132Kb 38Kb txt   
Rag & Bone Men, (eg Steptoe and Son)
the original re-cyclers .
Old Rags & Bones 200Kb 53Kb txt    
"Black Country" humour, Enoch v Eli .
also on the Black Country Humour site
Cud ´Ave Bin Werse 208Kb 18Kb txt   
wind-up Mrs Lemon, tell her you have seen this song ! Shropshire Lemonade 208Kb 30Kb txt   
culmination of a goal to write a trad song, did it work ? The Oak & the Willow 132Kb 19Kb txt   
pit shanty, that´s easy for me to say - sober . Gold for my Lady 228Kb 33Kb txt   
the "Old Barbed Why Here?" - three generations on . the Why Memorial   50Kb txt   
light hearted expose of the leather trade of Walsall . Merry Book Binder 140Kb 23Kb txt   
the dead centre of civilisation, Wednesbury town . Hall Green Way 104Kb 31Kb txt   
foundryman´s shanty, a true story . Push on the Shovel   12Kb txt   
a shanty for synchronised crochet teams . Knittershanty 128Kb 14Kb txt   
watch this space,   or e-mail me by using the form on the   "contact me page"