Sam Larner

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    Now Is the Time for Fishing / Windy Old Weather - Up Jumped the Herring / The Dogger Bank / Henry Martin - The Lofty Tall Ship / Butter and Cheese (medley)Sam Larner
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    All FoursSam Larner
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    The Reckless Young FellowSam Larner
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    The Reckless Young Fellow / Blow Away the Morning Dew / All Fours / Green Broom / The Dockyard Gate / No Sir, No Sir (medley)Sam Larner
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    The Drowned Lover - Scarborough Fair Town / The Dolphin / The Bold Princess Royal / The Ghost Ship (medley)Sam Larner

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        Sam Larner was the living embodiment of the folk tradition. A herring fisherman from the age of twelve, he built an extremely huge repertoire of folk songs and sea chantys that he sang while asea. Larner's reputation as a folk singer spread until his tale was taken up by folksingers Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker who used him as an inspiration for their radio ballad, "Singing The Fishing," in 1960. Broadcast by the BBC, the story of Larner's life and the songs he ... Read more

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