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Sound Recording
CID:
ITMA Reference:
    • 2194-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • 2194a-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194b-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194c-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194d-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194e-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194f-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194g-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2194h-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded [in Eddie Butcher's house?], Magilligan, Co. Derry, July 1966 (tracks B11, C1–24, D1–4)
    • Recorded from Eddie Butcher in Frank Harte's house, Dublin, July 1966 [tracks A1–6]
    • Recorded from Eddie Butcher between Dublin and Magilligan, July 1966 [tracks A7–8]
    • Recorded at O'Hagan's pub in Coleraine, Co. Derry, July 1966 [tracks A 9–17]
    • Recorded at Jimmie Butcher's house in Limavady, Co. Derry, July 1966 [tracks A18–19, B1–10]
    • Recorded [in Eddie Butcher's house?], Magilligan, Co. Derry, March 1966 [tracks D5-12, E1-4]
    • [Off-disc dubs from LPs] [tracks F1–2, G1–2, H1]
Creation Date:
    • July 1966
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6130
    • 2194a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112438L4
    • 2194a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0260080
    • 2194a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0259780
    • 2194a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0259880
    • 2194b-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112439R3
    • 2194b-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0259580
    • 2194b-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0259980
    • 2194b-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0259680
    • 2194c-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112435R2
    • 2194c-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0260180
    • 2194c-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0260380
    • 2194c-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0260280
    • 2194d-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534405306938L5
    • 2194d-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF570E 0080480
    • 2194d-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF570E 0076480
    • 2194d-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF570E 0076380
    • 2194e-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 53420512433M4
    • 2194e-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0260980
    • 2194e-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0260880
    • 2194e-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0260780
    • 2194f-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112432M5
    • 2194f-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0261080
    • 2194f-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0261280
    • 2194f-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0261380
    • 2194g-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112431R1
    • 2194g-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0261480
    • 2194g-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0261680
    • 2194g-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0261580
    • 2194h-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112430L2
    • 2194h-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0261980
    • 2194h-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0261880
    • 2194h-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0261780
People:
Creator:
    • Butcher, Eddie
    • Butcher, John
    • [unidentified performer]
    • Butcher, John Junior
    • O'Hagan, Lizzie
    • Butcher, Jimmie
    • Jimmie, Mrs. [Mrs Jimmie Butcher]
    • Shields
    • Mrs. John B[utcher]
    • Tunney
    • Ennis, Seamus
    • McMahon, Dolly
    • Unidentified Ulster performers
    • [unidentified performers]
Contributors:
    • Hugh Shields
Contents:
Track A:
  • 1. My barque leaves the harbour tomorrow, song / Eddie Butcher, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. Ballycartin ball (‘Assist me lads of merriment attend both one and all...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    3. Skewball  (‘Come all you noble gentlemen...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. I'll climb up a high high tree [fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. True lovers' discussion (‘Oh one pleasant evening when pinks and daisies...’)  [= True lovers' discourse], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. Lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle (‘There's a spot on this earth it's a spot of great fame...’),song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English  
    7. Jack the jolly ploughboy was ploughing up his land, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    8. There was a widow woman (‘There was a widow-woman in the west moorlands...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    9. When a man's in love [copied in Coleraine, beginning defective], song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    10. Maid of seventeen (‘Down by a shady harbour there resides a pleasant maid...’)  [copied posthumously in Coleraine], song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    11. Nothing (‘When rhyming and verses came first into fashion...’)  [copied posthumously in Coleraine], song / Robert Butcher, singing in English 
    12. Granny's Heiland hame (‘[In the Heilands of Scotland] there stands a wee hoose...’)  [copied posthumously in Coleraine], song / Robert Butcher, singing in English 
    13. Blue velvet band (‘Come listen till I tell you a story...’) / unidentified performer, singing in English
    14. Maggie (‘I wander a day [?] to the hills, Maggie...’), song / John Butcher, junior, singing in English 
    15. Bonny Irish boy (‘Once I was courted by a bonny Irish boy...’), song Lizzie O’Hagan, singing in English 
    16. Town of Coleraine, song (‘There's a sweet little spot in the county of Derry...’), song / John Butcher, junior, singing in English
    17. Fare you well lough Derg, song / John Butcher, junior, singing in English
    18. Pat McGuire (‘Oh come all you true bred Irish men of country and town...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    19. The lodger (‘An ould fella was married to a woman...’), story / Eddie Butcher, speech in English

Track B:
    1. Erin's lovely home (‘You patriot sons of Paddy's land come listen unto me...’), song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English
    2. James McKee (‘James McKee they do call me the same I'll ne'er deny...’) [incomplete], song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English 
    3. James McKee (‘James McKee they do call me the same I'll ne'er deny...’), song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English
    4. Beautiful Bundoran (‘In the heart of old Tirchonaill...’), song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English 
    5. Banks of Kilrea ‘One evening for my recreation as I strayed by the lovely Moss Ban...’), song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English 
    6. Eileen McManus (‘One day as I strolled along Broadway...’), song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English 
    7. Ann O'Brien (‘You young and old I now make bold, I pray you lend an ear...’), song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English 
    8. Far far away in an African desert, song / Jimmy Butcher, singing in English
    9. The Royal Charter (‘From fair Australia with a pleasant gale...’) , song / Eddie Butcher singing in English
    10. Lowlands low (‘Emily sat lamenting when young Edmond first did roam...’)  (fragment], song / Eddie Butcher singing in English  [end of band one]


Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
Documentation:
    • See related emphemera
    • Carton: '30'
    • Spool: '30'
    • See related documentation and ephemera, including card index to all Hugh Shields's 4-track reels. Documentation revised by Lisa Shields, August 2009
Commercial Y/N:
  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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Track C:
    1. Lowlands low (‘Young Emily sat lamenting when young Edmond first did roam...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. The night of the wedding (‘Och but that was the terrible tear...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    3. I wish my love was a red red rose growing in yon garden fair [fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. [Murlough shore=Murloch Mary], (‘Oh you hills and dales and flowery vales lies nigh to the Murlough shore...’) [fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. Oh Cofer John gave me a wink, talk about this song, song and speech, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in Enlish ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    6. Casey Jones (‘Come all you gay people...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    7. Town of Garvagh (‘Captain D.... says my boys...’) [one verse], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    8. Patrick Sheehan (‘My name is Patrick Sheehil [sic]...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    9. Shores of Benone (Oh kind friends I'm just come here tonight to sing to all of you...’),
    10. Strands of Magilligan (I'm a stranger in this country from America I came...’) [two-line fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. Star of Donegal (‘One evening fair to take the air alone I chanced to stray...’) [incomplete], song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    12. By the side of a clear crystal fountain (interrupted), song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    13. Oh, it's just about ten years ago as far as I can tell, talk about the preceding song; song and speech / John Butcher, senior, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    14. Tossing the hay (‘It being on a summer's morning...’), song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    15. Moville along the Foyle (‘There's a dear old spot I often...’), song / Mrs Maria Butcher(wife of John Butcher senior, singing in English
    16. Sailor boy (One dark and stormy wintry night as the snow lay on the ground...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    17. Father's serving boy (‘I live between Dungannon and the town of Aghnacloy...’), song / Eddie Butcher singing in English ; John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    18. Maid of Culmore (‘From sweet Londonderry to fair London town...), song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    19. Parish of Dunboe (I am a bold undaunted youth, I mean to let you know...’), song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English ; Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    20. Down by the canal (‘As I went a walking one evening in June...), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    21. We're the true-born sons of Levi [fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    22. Whose oul heid is that oul heid where my oul heid should be, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    23. Sailing to America (‘[Come all you] good people wherever you be...’), song / Eddie Butcher singing in English ; John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    24. Untitled tune, lilt / John Butcher, senior, lilting
Track D:
  • 1. Green fields of America ‘Oh farewell to old Ireland, the home of my father ...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English ; John Butcher, senior, singing in English ; Mrs John Butcher, singing in English
    2. Free and easy to jog along (‘Oh it's of my rambles I'm going to sing ...’), song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    3. Todd's sweet rural shade (‘Oh one evening fair to take the air as I carelessly did stray ...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. Robin Thompson's smithy (‘Oh my mother mended my oul breeks ...’), song / John Butcher, senior, singing in English
    5. Johnny and Molly (‘Oh says Johnny to Molly ...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. The green veil (‘Come all you gay fellows that wants to be mellow ...’) , talk about it, song ; speech / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    7. First verse of ‘The green veil’ spoken, speech / Eddie Butcher, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    8. Nancy's whiskey (‘These five long quarters I have been weaving ...’), talk about it , song ; speech / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    9. Bonny bunch of roses (‘By the margin of the ocean one morning in the month of June [fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. Talk about the Butcher family and about Margaret Clyde's house, speech / Eddie Butcher, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    11. Flower of Corby mill (‘Oh come all you tenderhearted chaps I hope you'll lend an ear ...’) and talk about it, song ; speech / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English ; [Gracie Butcher], speech in English
    12. Walling of the men (‘Oh come all you jolly working men, ...’) , [unfinished], song [words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English,  [end of band two]


Track E:
    1. Walling of the men (‘Oh, come all you jolly working men...’), talk about this song and about another  ‘The smuggler’ also with words by Eddie, song  [ words by Eddie Butcher]  / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    2. The ‘Trader’ (‘We bid them all a long farewell for we will never see them more...’) [1-verse fragment], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    3. Parish of Dunboe (‘I am a bold undaunted youth I mean for to let you know...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. Bonny Irish boy ‘Once I was courted by a bonny Irish boy...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. Johnny and Molly ‘Oh, says Johnny to Molly...’) [fragment of first verse], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. Craigie Hill (‘It being in Spring and the small birds were singing...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English
    7. Lark in the morning (‘The lark in the morning she rises off her nest...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English
    8. Johnny, lovely Johnny (‘Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny, do you mind the day [Johnny, lovely Johnny] [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English
    9. The cow that drank the poteen (‘There's a man in Ardaghy...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English; 
    10. Blackwater side (‘Oh, as I roved out one bright summer's morn...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English, song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English
    11. Talk about the following song, Out of the window (My young love said to me, my mother won't mind...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song and speech, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English,speech in English
    12. The month of January (‘It was in the month of January...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English
    13. The wearing of the britches (‘Come all you men where'er you be...’) [dub from Topic LP ‘The Irish edge’], song, / Paddy Tunney, singing in English
Track F:
    1. [off-disc dub]: 'Bonny bunch of roses', LP by Seamus Ennis (Tradition TLP 1013)

    2. [off-disc dub from]: 'Dolly' LP by Dolly McMahon (Claddagh CC3) [end of band three]
Track G:
    1. [off-disc dub ]: 'Dolly' LP by Dolly McMahon (Claddagh CC3) continued
      [off-disc dub]
    2. Orangemen of Ulster (Folkways FW3033, 1961) [off-disc dub]
Track H:
    1. [off-disc dub]: (Folksongs of Britain vol. 6: 'Sailors and serving maids' (Topic 12t194) [end of band four]

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