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Broadside Electric - Mark II

Melissa Demian / Tom Rhoads / Jim Speer / Helene Zisook 
 

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

 
Acano Mlada Nevesto 
Dance in 11/8 
Trad. 
Macedonia 
Played by itself and in medley with "Gas-Nign" and "New York Girls." 
 
Altfrangg 
Carnival march 
C. Walliser 
Switzerland 
In medley with "When I Was A Fair Maid," replacing "Bottom of the Punch Bowl." 
 
Another Jig Will Do 
Slip jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In early versions of "Town of Ballybay." 
 
Ar Fa La La Lo 
Song [Irish Gaelic] 
Trad. 
Ireland 
arr. Rhoads (a capella). 
 
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. 
 
Boar's Head Carol 
Song 
Trad., arr. Martin Shaw 
England 
A capella; from Oxford Book of Carols. 
 
Bonny Portmore 
Song (Caidé Sin Don té Sin) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Inspired by a version by Bert Jansch. 
 
Bottom of the Punch Bowl 
Hornpipe 
Trad. 
England 
In medley with "When I Was A Fair Maid." 
 
The Bride's Favorite 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Marital Jigs." 
 

 
Cliffs of Moher 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In various arrangements, mainly "Town of Ballybay." 
 
The Clumsy Lover 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 
Cold Frosty Morning 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
The Connaughtman's Rambles 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Town of Ballybay" and "Extra Spray Gun." 
 
Dearg Doom / The Four-Poster Bed 
Instrumental set (Dearg Doom / Four-Poster Bed) 
Various 
Various 
"Dearg Doom" is a song by Horslips, based on "O'Neill's March." Our version was an instrumental. "Four-Poster Bed" is a fiddle tune of unknown origin (Anglo-American?). 
 

 
Different Germany 
Song 
Ian Anderson 
England 
From Ian Anderson's album Walk Into Light. 
 
Dixon's Delight 
Morris dance 
Mark Simos 
USA 
  
 
Donald McGillavry 
Song (O'Neill's Cavalry March) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
Based on arrangement by Silly Wizard. 
 
Dr. Norman Carpet 
Jig 
Tom Rhoads 
USA 
In "Green Mountain Cookie Dough." 
 
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). 
 

 
Drowsy Maggie 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Scrape the Parrot" and "40 Lbs. of Yarn." 
 
False Sir John 
Song (La Rotta) 
Trad. 
Britain 
  
 
15 Bricks at the Bottom of the Pond 
Reel set (Old Grey Cat / Oyster Wives' Rant / Miner's Night Out / Cold Frosty Morning) 
Various 
Various 
Title by audience competition. 
 
40 lbs. of Yarn 
Reel set (Sligo Maid / Growling Old Man & Cackling Old Woman / Red-Haired Boy / Kitchen Girl / Drowsy Maggie) 
Trad. 
Various 
  
 
The Four-Poster Bed 
Reel 
Trad. 
Unknown 
In "Dearg Doom" medley. 
 

 
Frejlex 
Klezmer tune 
Trad. 
Jewish 
In later versions of "New York Girls." 
 
Fylingdale Flyer 
Song 
Ian Anderson 
England 
arr. Rhoads (a capella); from the Jethro Tull album A. 
 
Gathering Peascods 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
Arrangement transformed the tune into various meters. 
 
Gloucestershire Wassail 
Song 
Trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams 
England 
A capella; from Oxford Book of Carols. 
 
Green Mountain Cookie Dough, Brown and Trembling 
Jig set (Dr. Norman Carpet / Juice of Barley / Morrison's Jig) 
Trad. 
Various 
Title by audience competition. 
 

 
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. 
 
Haste to the Wedding 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Marital Jigs." 
 
Henry Martin 
Song 
Trad. 
Britain 
  
 
The Hiring Fair 
Song 
Ralph McTell & Dave Mattacks 
England 
Based on arrangement by Fairport Convention. 
 

 
The Hunt is Up 
Song (Burning Down Borders Bookshop) 
Trad. 
England 
A one-off for May Day celebrations at Bryn Mawr College. 
 
I Will Go 
Song 
Trad. 
Scotland 
Found on the Afterhours album Hung Up and Dry. 
 
If I Was A Blackbird 
Song 
Trad., adapted by Andy M. Stewart 
Ireland 
Based on arrangement by Silly Wizard. 
 
Isabeaux S'y Promène 
French air 
Trad. 
France 
In "Winifred." 
 
Juice of Barley 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
Played in a fairly jig-like style in "Green Mountain Cookie Dough." 
 

 
Kitchen Girl 
Reel 
Trad. 
USA 
In "40 Lbs. of Yarn." 
 
Klez-Rawhide 
Song (Oyfn Pripetshik / Theme from "Rawhide") 
Various 
Various 
"Oyfn Pripetshik" is a Klezmer song from the Ukraine (played as an instrumental). "Rawhide" by Tiomkin and Washington, played Klezmer-style.  
 
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (act II, scene xiii) 
Song (recitative & aria) (Italian) 
Claudio Monteverdi 
Italy 
Excerpt from Baroque opera. 
 
La Rotta 
Renaissance dance 
Anonymous 
Italy 
In medley with "False Sir John." 
 
Larry O'Gaff 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In later versions of "Town of Ballybay." 
 

 
Little Beggar Man 
Song (Kitchen Girl) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Partly based on arrangement by Arlo Guthrie. 
 
Little Sir Hugh 
Song 
Trad., adapted by Steeleye Span 
England 
Based on arrangement by Steeleye Span. 
 
Looks Like Mona Lisa 
Song 
Michelle Shocked 
USA 
From Shocked's album Captain Swing. 
 
Marital Jigs 
Jig set (Bride's Favorite / Haste to the Wedding) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 
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. 
 

 
Miner's Night Out 
Reel 
John McEuen 
USA 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
Morrison's 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Simmering Teapot..." and "Green Mountain Cookie Dough." 
 
Mosé Salió de Misrayim 
Song [Ladino & Hebrew] 
Trad. 
Sephardic Jewish (Morocco) 
Found on an album by Voice of the Turtle. 
 
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." 
 
Old Grey Cat 
Reel 
Trad. 
England 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
The Oyster Wives' Rant 
Reel 
Trad. 
Scotland 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
Padstow 
Song 
Trad. 
Cornwall 
Inspired by the Steeleye Span arrangement. 
 
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. 
 
Red-Haired Boy 
Reel 
Trad. 
USA 
American version; originally probably from Ireland. In "40 Lbs. of Yarn." Reels (untitled set) 
 
Robin Hood and the Tanner 
Song (Abandoned Glue Factory) 
Trad. 
England 
"Abandoned Glue Factory" by Speer. 
 
Rocky Road to Dublin 
Slip jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Played as an instrumental (it is also well known as a song). 
 
Rufford Park Poachers 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
From the Martin Carthy album Out of the Cut. 
 

 
Sailors' Hornpipe 
Hornpipe/reel 
Trad. 
USA 
Probably derived from a British tune. 
 
The Simmering Teapot, or, The Unhatched Egg 
Tune set (Dixon's Delight / Bog an Lochain / Morrison's) 
Various 
Various 
Named by audience competition. 
 
The Six Questions 
Song 
Trad. 
Britain 
  
 
Skewball 
Song 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Based on arrangement by Steeleye Span. 
 
Sligo Maid 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "40 Lbs. of Yarn." 
 

 
So Selfish Runs the Hare 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
Found on Albion Country Band album Battle of the Field. 
 
South Wind 
Waltz 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 
Sovay 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
Loosely based on arrangement by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. 
 
Tam Lin 
Song 
Trad. 
Scotland 
  
 
Three Crows 
Song 
Trad. 
England (Lancashire) 
arr. Rhoads (a capella). 
 

 
Three Drunken Maidens 
Song 
Trad. 
England 
  
 
The Town of Ballybay 
Song (Larry O'Gaff / Another Jig Will Do / Cliffs of Moher [Blues Jig] / Connaughtman's Rambles) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
From the Boiled in Lead album Orb. 
 
When I Was A Fair Maid 
Song (Bottom of the Punch Bowl / Altfrangg) 
Various 
England 
First version of the arrangement followed the song with "Punch Bowl;" "Altfrangg" was later substituted. 
 
Wild Mountain Thyme 
Song (Drive the Cold Winter Away) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
  
 
Winifred 
Tune set (Isabeaux S'y Promène / Not "Salmon Tails..." / Drowsy Maggie) 
Trad. 
Various 
Sometimes referred to as "Winifred's Bass Cabinet." The second tune is a (possibly Scottish?) variation of "Salmon Tails Down the Water," found on a Pogues album. 
 

 
The Witch of the Westmorland 
Song 
Archie Fisher 
Scotland 
Loosely based on Stan Rogers' arrangement. 
 
The World Turned Upside-Down [The Diggers] 
Song 
Leon Rosselson 
England 
Inspired by Dick Gaughan's rendition. 
 
Yoshke 
Klezmer song/tune 
Trad. 
Jewish 
In some earlier versions of "New York Girls." 
 

 
 
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