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Broadside Electric - Mark I

Rachel Hall / Tom Rhoads / Jim Speer / Helene Zisook 
 

Title 
Type of Piece (Included pieces for medleys & tune sets) 
Authorship 
Nationality 
Notes 
 

 
Barrett's Privateers 
Song 
Stan Rogers 
Canada 
arr. Rhoads (a capella), based loosely on Rogers' arrangement. 
 
Blackleg Miner 
Song (Pigs in Space) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
Accompanying reel "Pigs in Space" by Hall. 
 
Bonnie Susie Clelland 
Song 
Trad. 
Britain 
Based on arrangement by the Oyster Band. 
 
Coleman's Favorite 
Slip jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Resurrection Jigs." 
 
Dark Eyed Sailor 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
  
 

 
The Deserter 
Song 
John Richards 
England 
From Simon Nicol's album Before Your Time... 
 
Donald McGillavry 
Song (O'Neill's Cavalry March) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
Based on arrangement by Silly Wizard. 
 
Drive the Cold Winter Away 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
Also the tune of an English spring carol. In medley with "Wild Mountain Thyme" (2nd lineup). 
 
Eppie Morrie 
Song 
Trad. 
Scotland 
One-off for 1991 Bryn Mawr May Day. 
 
Flowers of Bermuda 
Song 
Stan Rogers 
Canada 
The first song we ever rehearsed. Based on Rogers' arrangement. 
 

 
Greenland Whale Fisheries 
Song 
Trad. 
Anglo-American 
  
 
Growling Old Man & Cackling Old Woman 
Reel 
Trad. 
Quebecois 
In "40 Lbs. of Yarn." 
 
Hal-an-Tow 
Song 
Trad. 
Cornwall 
arr. Hall (a capella), later additions Rhoads. 
 
Here Comes the Flood 
Song 
Peter Gabriel 
England 
Loosely based on the version on Robert Fripp's album Exposure. 
 
Horse's Branle 
Branle 
Trad. 
France 
An instrument-switching festival. 
 

 
If I Was A Blackbird 
Song 
Trad., adapted by Andy M. Stewart 
Ireland 
Based on arrangement by Silly Wizard. 
 
The Internationale 
Song 
Eugene Pottier & Pierre Degeyter 
France 
One-off for 1991 Bryn Mawr May Day - sung in 4 languages. 
 
Jack Hall 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
Based on arrangement by Steeleye Span. 
 
Jenny Lind 
Polka 
Trad. 
England 
In first version of "New York Girls." 
 
Kitchen Girl 
Reel 
Trad. 
USA 
In "40 Lbs. of Yarn." 
 

 
Little Sir Hugh 
Song 
Trad., adapted by Steeleye Span 
England 
Based on arrangement by Steeleye Span. 
 
Matty Groves 
Song (Stairway to Heaven) 
Trad. 
Britain 
"Stairway to Heaven" (by J. Page & R. Plant) quoted at the end of later versions of the arrangement. 
 
Mynah Bird 
Tune 
Cliff Stapleton 
England 
From a Blowzabella collection. 
 
The New St. George 
Song 
Richard Thompson 
England 
arr. Rhoads (a capella). 
 
New York Girls 
Song (Yoshke / "James Bond" Theme / Rainbow Connection / Sailors' Hornpipe / Acano Mlada Nevesto / Frejlex) 
Trad. 
England 
Usually closes our concerts. 
 

 
O'Neill's Cavalry March 
March 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Donald MacGillavry." 
 
Original Reels 
Reel set (Dancing Centipede / Top of the Head Reel / Irrational Expectations / Eat Your Lawyer) 
Broadside Electric 
USA 
A (not very successful) attempt to assemble a set from tunes composed by the band members. 
 
Por La Tu Puerta 
Song [Ladino/Turkish] 
Trad. 
Sephardic Jewish (Turkey) 
Found on an album by Voice of the Turtle. 
 
The Queen of Argyll 
Song 
Andy M. Stewart 
Scotland 
Based on arrangement by Silly Wizard. 
 
Random Jig 
Jig 
Trad. 
Unknown 
Title uncertain. Part of "Resurrection Jigs." 
 

 
Red-Haired Boy 
Reel 
Trad. 
USA 
American version; originally probably from Ireland. In "40 Lbs. of Yarn." Reels (untitled set) 
 
Resurrection Jigs 
Jig set (Random Jig / Swallowtail Jig / Coleman's Favorite) 
Trad. 
Various 
  
 
Sailors' Hornpipe 
Hornpipe/reel 
Trad. 
USA 
Probably derived from a British tune. 
 
Six Grey Men 
Song 
Alan Prosser, Ian Telfer & John L. Jones 
Britain 
From the Oyster Band album Liberty Hall. 
 
Skating Away (On The Thin Ice of the New Day) 
Song 
Ian Anderson 
England 
From the Jethro Tull album Warchild. 
 

 
The Snow it Melts the Soonest 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
Based on arrangement by Horslips. 
 
Staines Morris 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
Loosely based on an arrangement by Fairport Convention. 
 
The Summer Before the War 
Song 
Huw Williams 
England 
Based on an arrangement by Fairport Convention. 
 
Swallowtail Jig 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Resurrection Jigs." 
 
Time to Ring Some Changes 
Song 
Richard Thompson 
England 
arr. Rhoads (a capella). 
 

 
The Weaver and the Factory Maid 
Song (When I Was a Weaver) 
Trad., adapted by Steeleye Span 
England 
Based on arrangement by Steeleye Span. 
 
Yoshke 
Klezmer song/tune 
Trad. 
Jewish 
In some earlier versions of "New York Girls." 
 

 
 
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