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King Bill Folk Club - Songlist


All 71 songs performed live at the King Bill by the residents in various combinations (plus number of performances for each song, and who performed it):
  • A Calling-on Song - 6 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 4 - CW, DF
  • A Sailor's Life - 1 - JB, CW, Ian Ayres
  • April Come She Will - 1 - JD, DF
  • As I Roved Out - 4 - CW, DF
  • Before You Die - 2 - JD
  • Benjamin Bowmaneer - 1 - JD
  • Betsy Bell and Mary Gray - 1 - JB, CW, Ian Ayres
  • Blackwaterside - 1 - JB, CW, Ian Ayres
  • Blue Nose - 1 - JD, DF
  • Bonny Ship The Diamond - 1 - JD
  • Byard's Leap - 2 - JD, MI
  • Cannily Cannily - 1 - JB, JD, CW, DF
  • Cockles and Mussels - 3 - CW, DF
  • Cutty Wren - 1 - JD, MI
  • Daisy Lady - 2 - CW
  • Dalesman's Litany - 1 - JD
  • Don't You Be Foolish, Pray - 1 - DF
  • Fisherman's Wife - 1 - JB, JD, PS, MI, DF
  • Follow Me - 1 - JD
  • Fotheringay - 1 - JB, JD, PS, MI, DF
  • Gaudete - 1 - All
  • General Taylor - 1 - JD
  • Gower Wassail - 1 - All
  • Haul Away Joe - 1 - JD, CW, DF
  • Hey, For The Life of a Soldier - 1 - DF
  • High Germany - 1 - JD
  • Hold The Fort - 7 - JD, CW, DF
  • Holly and the Ivy - 1 - All
  • If You'd Been There - 1 - JB, DF
  • In Good King Arthur's Day - 2 - JD, CW, DF
  • January Man - 1 - JD, MI
  • Jock O'Hazeldean - 3 - CW, RH
  • John White - 2 - CW
  • Jolly Ploughboys - 4 - JD, CW, DF
  • Jolly Waggoners - 1 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Joseph Baker - 3 - JD
  • Just As The Tide Was Flowing - 1 - JB, CW
  • Lancashire Lads - 7 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Lark in the Morning - 2 - JD, CW, DF
  • Last Train and Ride - 1 - JD, CW, DF
  • Lincolnshire Poacher - 2 - JD, DF
  • Mason's Apron - 1 - RH, CW, DF
  • My Faithful Johnny - 1 - CW
  • Newlyn Town - 1 - CW
  • Nightingale - 1 - JD
  • Now Be Thankful - 1 - CW
  • Nutting Girl - 10 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Oh For Me Grog - 2 - JD, CW, DF
  • Old Changing Way - 2 - JD
  • Poor Ditching Boy - 15 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Poverty Knock - 10 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Razors in the Air - 6 - JD, CW, DF, MI
  • Riders in the Sky - 1 - JD, DF
  • Sailor Home From The Sea - 5 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Serving-Girl's Holiday - 1 - JB, CW, JD, DF
  • Shady Lies - 3 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • Sheep Stealer - 2 - CW
  • Shetland Reels - 1 - RH, CW, DF
  • Sloth - 1 - JD, NS, DF
  • St Trinian's School Song - 2 - JD, DF
  • Staines Morris - 1 - JB, JD, PS, MI, DF
  • Still He Sings - 5 - CW, DF
  • Stormy Monday - 1 - JD, NS, DF & Felix
  • Sweep Chimney Sweep - 1 - JD, CW, DF
  • The King - 1 - All
  • The Rosemary - 1 - DF
  • Turk Duffing Song - 6 - JD, CW, DF, RH
  • We'll Sing Hallelujah - 5 - JD, CW, DF
  • White Christmas - 1 - All
  • Ye Jacobites By Name - 8 - JD, CW, DF

BEGGARS' HILL

Before the Beggars' Hill album was produced in 1976, three of the members had run the King Bill Folk Club from 1973-4 at the King William IV public house in Ewell, Surrey.

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King Bill Folk Club - Photos (click here for larger images, then maximise window)


Chris Walker (dulcimer) & Dave Frohnsdorff (acoustic guitar)
Chris Walker (dulcimer) & Dave Frohnsdorff (acoustic guitar)

JM Davis (12-string guitar)
JM Davis (12-string guitar)

Dave Frohnsdorff & Chris Walker at The Castle, Kingston-upon-Thames in 1973
Dave Frohnsdorff & Chris Walker at The Castle, Kingston-upon-Thames in 1973

Albion Country Band
Albion Country Band in 1973, four of whom later played at the King Bill. John & Sue Kirkpatrick (bottom & top right) on 28 October 1973 & 23 June 1974; Simon Nicol (top centre) on 27 January 1974 with Richard Thompson & Linda Peters; Ashley Hutchings (bottom centre) on 21 April 1974 with the Etchingham Steam Band.

John Rodd
John Rodd, pictured with the Albion Dance Band in 1976, played at the King Bill with Antic Hey on 9 December 1973 & 2 June 1974, and also played on the Beggars' Hill album

June Tabor
June Tabor, who sang at the King Bill on 11 November 1973 and 10 March 1974

Richard Digance
Richard Digance, who was our main guest on 14 October 1973 and 17 March 1974

Peter Bellamy
Peter Bellamy sang some of his Barrack Room Ballads at the King Bill on 16 December 1973

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson, who played with Simon Nicol and Linda Peters (as she was then billed, before being known professionally as Linda Thompson) at the King Bill on 27 January 1974

Ashley Hutchings & Shirley Collins
Ashley Hutchings & Shirley Collins, half of the Etchingham Steam Band, who played at the King Bill on 21 April 1974

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King Bill Folk Club - Guests

Guests who performed at the King Bill Folk Club during 1973 and 1974:
  1. Pete Twitchett
    16/09/1973

  2. Martyn Wyndham-Read
    23/09/1973

  3. Robin Dransfield
    30/09/1973

  4. Thridding
    07/10/1973

  5. Richard Digance
    14/10/1973

  6. Come-All-Ye (Singers' Night)
    21/10/1973

  7. John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris (Kirkpatrick)
    28/10/1973

  8. Fluff (Ned Clamp)
    04/11/1973

  9. June Tabor
    11/11/1973

  10. Peter Wood
    18/11/1973

  11. Leon Rosselson
    25/11/1973

  12. Old Peculiar
    02/12/1973

  13. Antic Hey
    09/12/1973

  14. Peter Bellamy
    16/12/1973

  15. Christmas Special Show
    23/12/1973

  16. Pete Twitchett
    30/12/1973

  17. Heritage
    06/01/1974

  18. Pete & Chris Coe
    13/01/1974

  19. Come-All-Ye (Singers' Night)
    20/01/1974

  20. Richard Thompson, Linda Peters (Thompson) & Simon Nicol
    27/01/1974

  21. Mike Maran
    03/02/1974

  22. John Townsend
    10/02/1974

  23. Peter Wood
    17/02/1974

  24. Nic Jones
    24/02/1974

  25. Tony Backhurst
    03/03/1974

  26. June Tabor
    10/03/1974

  27. Richard Digance
    17/03/1974

  28. South Circle Mummers
    24/03/1974

  29. Robin Dransfield
    31/03/1974

  30. Ray Fisher
    07/04/1974

  31. Come-All-Ye (Singers' Night)
    14/04/1974

  32. Etchingham Steam Band
    21/04/1974

  33. Fluff (Ned Clamp)
    28/04/1974

  34. Bob Davenport
    05/05/1974

  35. Royston Wood
    12/05/1974

  36. Patchwork
    19/05/1974

  37. Come-All-Ye (Singers' Night)
    26/05/1974

  38. Antic Hey
    02/06/1974

  39. Peter Wood
    09/06/1974

  40. Heritage
    16/06/1974

  41. John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris (Kirkpatrick)
    23/06/1974

  42. Old Peculiar
    30/06/1974


King Bill Folk Club -
Top 10



(most frequently performed songs at the King Bill by the residents, and who we learnt them from, if known):
  1. Poor Ditching Boy - 15 - Richard Thompson
  2. Nutting Girl - 10 - John Kirkpatrick (Morris On)
  3. Poverty Knock - 10 - Jon Raven, Nic Jones & Tony Rose
  4. Ye Jacobites By Name - 8 - The Johnstones
  5. Hold The Fort - 7 - Jon Raven, Nic Jones & Tony Rose
  6. Lancashire Lads - 7 - Jon Raven, Nic Jones & Tony Rose
  7. A Calling-on Song - 6 - Steeleye Span
  8. Razors in the Air - 6 - The Druids (Songs and Music of the Redcoats)
  9. Turk Duffing Song - 6 - June Tabor
  10. Sailor Home From The Sea - 5 - Martyn Wyndham-Read