Carl Peterson

The Drifters

The Drifters

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The Drifters, by James Michener, is the story of six teenagers, in the turbulent 1960s, who end up traveling together, each in search of escape or meaning for their lifes. One of the characters is Gretchen, a sometime singer and guitar player from Boston, MA. Most of the songs Gretchen sings she learned from Francis J. Child's The English and Scottish Popular Songs (1882-1898). This album presents Carl Peterson singing those old narrative ballads that often "struck much to closely" to the experiences of those who heard Gretchen sing them.
  • The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (Child 113)
  • The Cruel Mother (Child 20)
  • The Daemon Lover (House Carpenter) (Child 243)
  • Mary Hamilton (Child 173)
  • Lord Rendal (Child 12)
  • The Golden Vanity (Child 286)
  • Barbara Allen (Child 84)
  • The Bonny Earl o' Murray (Child 181)
  • Geordie (Child 209)
  • The Jolly Beggar (Child 279)
  • The Prickly Bush (Child 95)
  • The Twa Sisters (Child 10)
  • Little Musgrave (Mattie Groves) (Child 81)
  • The Gypsy Laddie (Child 200)
  • Greenland Whale Fisheries
  • Eriskay Love Lilt
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