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Broadside Electric - Mark III

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." 
 
As I Roved Out 
Song 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Occasionally included "Stairway to Heaven" quote (see "Matty Groves"). 
 
Babylon 
Song 
Trad. 
Newfoundland 
Originally British (probably from Scotland). 
 
The Bank of Ireland 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Spinning Wheel..." 
 
Barham Down 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
In "Clyde's Water." 
 

 
Belasicko Oro 
Dance in 2/4 
Trad. 
Macedonia 
In "Lord Bateman." 
 
Black & Grey / Coleraine 
Tune set (Black & Grey / Coleraine) 
Trad. 
Various 
  
 
Black & Grey 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
Originally played in medley with "Coleraine," later by itself. 
 
Blackleg Miner 
Song (Pigs in Space) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
Accompanying reel "Pigs in Space" by Hall. 
 
Bonny Portmore 
Song (Caidé Sin Don té Sin) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Inspired by a version by Bert Jansch. 
 

 
Bruton Town 
Song (Final Advance on Reykjavik) 
Trad. 
England 
"Reykjavik" by Speer. 
 
Bucimis 
Bucimis [dance in 15/16] 
Trad. 
Bulgaria 
Title unknown. 
 
Caidé Sin Don té Sin 
Irish air 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Tune of an Irish song. 
 
Clyde's Water 
Song (Barham Down) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
  
 
Cold Frosty Morning 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 

 
Coleraine 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In medley with "Black and Grey." 
 
Cruel Mother 
Song 
Trad. 
Britain 
"Looping" arrangement. 
 
Different Germany 
Song 
Ian Anderson 
England 
From Ian Anderson's album Walk Into Light. 
 
Donald McGillavry 
Song (O'Neill's Cavalry March) 
Trad. 
Scotland 
Based on arrangement by Silly Wizard. 
 
Easter Eve 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
A one-off for a concert the night before Easter... 
 

 
Extra Spray Gun 
Jig set (Larry O'Gaff / Cliffs of Moher / Connaughtman's Rambles) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
The jigs from "Town of Ballybay" turned into an instrumental set. 
 
Eyli 
Song [Hebrew] 
w: Hannah Senesh / m:David Zehavi 
Israel 
A one-off for a Rosh Hashanah concert. 
 
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. 
 
The First House in Connaught 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Spinning Wheel..." 
 
Flowers of Bermuda 
Song 
Stan Rogers 
Canada 
The first song we ever rehearsed. Based on Rogers' arrangement. 
 

 
Frejlex 
Klezmer tune 
Trad. 
Jewish 
In later versions of "New York Girls." 
 
Galitzianer Tansel 
Klezmer tune 
Trad. 
Jewish 
Usually played at the end of "New York Girls." 
 
Gas-Nign 
Klezmer tune (Gas-Nign) 
Trad. 
Jewish (Ukraine) 
Title unknown. Played in medley with "Makedonsko Devojce" or (recently) "Acano Mlada Nevesto." 
 
Golden Vanity 
Song (King of the Fairies) 
Trad. 
Anglo-American 
  
 
J'ai Vû Le Loup 
Song [French] (J'ai Vû Le Loup / J'ai Vû Le Loup, le Rénard et la Bellette) 
Trad. 
France 
Two variations of the same song, the second played as an instrumental. 
 

 
King of the Fairies 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Golden Vanity." 
 
Larry O'Gaff 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In later versions of "Town of Ballybay." 
 
Lord Bateman 
Song (Belasicko Oro) 
Trad. 
USA 
Appalachian version of an English ballad. 
 
Magellan 
Song (Snow on the Hills) 
Music: Trad.; lyrics: Paul Rugg & John P. McCann 
USA 
From the Animaniacs. 
 
Makedonsko Devojce 
Dance/song in 7/8 
Trad. 
Macedonia 
Also a song, but we don't sing it. 
 

 
The Mason's Apron 
Reel 
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..." 
 
Mosé Salió de Misrayim 
Song [Ladino & Hebrew] 
Trad. 
Sephardic Jewish (Morocco) 
Found on an album by Voice of the Turtle. 
 
My Dungannon Sweetheart 
Jig 
Graham Townsend 
Unknown 
In medley with "Snow on the Hills." 
 

 
New Nign 
Nign 
Trad. 
Jewish 
Klezmer tune - title unknown. 
 
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..." 
 

 
Oot Be Est da Vong 
Reel 
Trad. 
Shetland 
In "Spinning Wheel..." 
 
The Oyster Wives' Rant 
Reel 
Trad. 
Scotland 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
Pastures of Plenty 
Song 
Woody Guthrie 
USA 
  
 
Por La Tu Puerta 
Song [Ladino/Turkish] 
Trad. 
Sephardic Jewish (Turkey) 
Found on an album by Voice of the Turtle. 
 
Querpfeifer 
Marches 
Unknown 
Switzerland 
Carnival marches from Basel. 
 

 
Rambling Irishman 
Song 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 
Sheath and Knife 
Song 
Trad. 
Britain 
First live arrangement was bluegrass style; now played in a rock arrangement resembling the version on our album More Bad News. 
 
Silkie 
Song 
Tom Rhoads 
Based on Scottish ballad 
  
 
Sleep Soond ida Moarnin' 
Reel 
Trad. 
Shetland 
In "Spinning Wheel..." 
 
Snow on the Hills 
Jig 
Aina Egan 
USA 
In medley with "My Dungannon Sweetheart" and "Magellan." 
 

 
Snow on the Hills / My Dungannon Sweetheart 
Jig set (Snow on the Hills / My Dungannon Sweetheart) 
Various 
Various 
"My Dungannon Sweetheart" is by Graham Townsend. 
 
The Spinning Wheel and the Bronze Axe 
Reel set (First House in Connaught / Oot Be Est da Vong / Sleep Soond ida Moarnin' / Bank of Ireland) 
Trad. 
Various 
  
 
Sugar Trade 
Song 
James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett & Tim Mayer 
USA 
arr. Rhoads (a capella). 
 
Terk in Amerika 
Klezmer tune 
Trad. 
Jewish 
Based on an older Greek/Turkish melody. In "Wake of the Medusa." 
 
There But For Fortune 
Song 
Phil Ochs 
USA 
After a disastrous first outing the arrangement was swiftly canned. 
 

 
Wake of the Medusa 
Song (Terk in Amerika) 
Jem Finer 
Ireland 
A song by a London/Irish band, with a Klezmerish feel, about a French painting... From the Pogues' album Hell's Ditch. 
 
Wheel of Jigs 
Jig set (Bride's Favorite / Cliffs Of Moher / Clumsy Lover / Coleraine / Connaughtman's Rambles / Dr. Norman Carpet / Haste To The Wedding) 
Various 
Various 
One-off gag for a St. Patrick's Day show - spin the wheel and play the tune... 
 
The World Turned Upside-Down [The Diggers] 
Song 
Leon Rosselson 
England 
Inspired by Dick Gaughan's rendition. 
 

 
 
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