PUBLICATIONS (updated 12th April 2017)

Some of the publications referred to are no longer in print. Copies can sometimes be found on Amazon or ebay.

Marrow Bones : English Folk Songs from the Hammond and Gardiner Mss.
Compiled by Frank Purslow. E.F.D.S. Publications, 1965.

The Wanton Seed : More English Folk Songs from the Hammond & Gardiner MSS.
Compiled by Frank Purslow. E.F.D.S. Publications, 1969.

The Constant Lovers : More English Folk Songs from the Hammond & Gardiner Mss.
Compiled by Frank Purslow. E.F.D.S. Publications, 1972.

The Foggy Dew : More English Folk Songs from the Hammond & Gardiner Mss.
Compiled by Frank Purslow. E.F.D.S. Publications, 1974.

When Frank Purslow selected songs from the mss of the Hammond brothers who collected in Dorset and George Gardiner who collected in Hampshire for his four EFDS song books: “Marrow Bones”, “The Wanton Seed”, “The Constant Lovers” and “The Foggy Dew”, he chose “songs to be sung”. The little books were a "must have" for both professional and amateur singers during the folk revival of the 1960s/70s and many of the songs have become widely known.

These four song books had been long out of print but they have been much revised with additional research on the songs and the singers and are available again:

Marrow Bones, revised and updated by Malcolm Douglas and Steve Gardham and published by the EFDSS in 2007. ISBN 978-0-85418-202-2 A photograph of Daniel Wigg, a singer collected by George Gardiner in Preston Candover, is on the front cover. 200 pp 101 songs.
Further information/purchase here.

The Wanton Seed, revised and updated by Steve Gardham and reprinted by Francis Boutle Publishers in 2015. ISBN 978-1-903427-98-9
206 pp 150 songs. Further information here. Note: I believe this is now sold out.

A review of both publications can be found here.

Southern Harvest (the final two books - The Constant Lover and The Foggy Dew) revised by Steve Gardham and published as one volume by Francis Boutle Publishers in 2017. ISBN 978 0 995747 30 2
330 pp Nearly 300 songs. Further information/purchase here.

A review of Southern Harvest can be found here.

The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs : Edited by R. Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd. Penguin Books 1959. (Reprinted 2003 by EFDSS as Classic English Folk Songs ISBN 0 85418 188 1.) Available from all good bookshops or from the EFDSS, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY. Further information/purchase here.

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs : Edited and compiled by Steve Roud and Julia Bishop. This acclaimed new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries. Published by Penguin 2014 in cooperation with EFDSS, this volume presents the songs with music, and annotations on their original sources and meaning.
608 pp. ISBN: 9780141194622
Further information/purchase here.

The Everlasting Circle : English traditional verse from the mss of S. Baring-Gould, H.E.D. Hammond and George B. Gardiner. Edited by James Reeves. Heinemann 1960. (texts only). Reprinted by Faber books - Link here.

Folk Songs of Old Hampshire : Edited and compiled by John Paddy Browne (Milestones Publications, Horndean, 1987). Songs about Hampshire and songs collected in Hampshire, including some collected by Gardiner. Out of print but mint copies can be purchased from the author for £7.50 inclusive of post and packing (UK). Contact: jpbbook@forest-tracks.co.uk to be forwarded to author.

The Seeds of Love : Edited by Stephen Sedley (Essex Music, London 1967) An anthology of Folk Songs of the British Isles. A selection of heavily collated songs which include material from the Hammond and Gardiner collections. Currently out of print.

Songs & Southern Breezes : Bob Copper ( Heineman 1973) Between 1954 and 1957 Bob Copper was employed on a series of short-term contracts by the BBC to collect folk music and regional dialects. Songs & Southern Breezes documents his collecting and the people he met along the way as he travelled through the villages of Hampshire and his native Sussex. Currently out of print but odd copies can be found here.

Everyman's Book of English Country Songs : Edited and compiled by Roy Palmer (J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1979) 147 songs gathered from many sources arranged in 7 groups under the headings Work, Protest, Crime, Courtship, Marriage, Sport, and Seasons and Ceremonies. Each song introduced with its tune and words.. No.33 is We Poor Labouring Men collected by Francis Jeykll from an unnamed singer in East Meon, Hampshire in 1909. Currently out of print but odd copies can be found here.

A Hampshire Collection : compiled by Gwilym Davies (Private Printing, 1972) This has been revised and updated and now contains 17 songs, 8 tunes and a mummers play, all collected in the field by Gwilym and Carol Davies from traditional performers, or from fellow collector Paul Marsh. Reprinted 2010 - Link here.

Folk Songs and Dances in Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst : Latest Book in the Folk songs and Dances in Wind Band Classics – A valuable resource for wind band/ensemble conductors.
VOLUME 3 FOLK SONGS & DANCES IN SECOND SUITE IN F BY GUSTAV HOLST (Whirlwind Music Publications 2011). Complete Folk Music for Performance, Historical and interpretive notes, CD Recording of the Folk Music. 102 pp illustrated book and CD $29.95 - Link here.

And EFDSS publications:

Journal of the Folk Song Society II (1905): several songs 'communicated by Dr. Gardiner'.

Journal of the Folk Song Society III (1907):47-58; songs from southern England, includes songs from Hammond and Gardiner.

Journal of the Folk Song Society III (1907):59-136; songs from the Hammond collection

Journal of the Folk Song Society III (1909):247-317; songs from the Gardiner collection

Folk Music Journal 1 (3) -(1967):129-157. Purslow, F. “The George Gardiner Folk Song Collection” with ten songs

Folk Music Journal 1 (4) -(1968):236-266. Purslow, F. “The Hammond Brothers’ Folk Song Collection” with nine songs.

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