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Broadside Electric - Mark IV

Joe D'Andrea / Amy Ksir / 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." 
 
An Dro 
Dance in 2/4 
Trad. 
Brittany 
Title unknown. Played in medley with "Nonesuch." 
 
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..." 
 

 
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. 
 
Cliffs of Moher 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In various arrangements, mainly "Town of Ballybay." 
 

 
Cold Frosty Morning 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
Cottage in the Grove 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Title uncertain; may be called "Lad O'Byrne's." In "Rat in her Pocket." 
 
Donald MacLean of Lewis 
Jig 
Trad. 
Cape Breton 
In "Hovercraft Full Of Eels." 
 
Drowsy Maggie 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Scrape the Parrot" and "40 Lbs. of Yarn." 
 
The Dusty Windowsill 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 

 
The Eel in the Sink 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Hovercraft Full Of Eels." 
 
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..." 
 
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." 
 

 
Garrett Barry's 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 
Gas-Nign 
Klezmer tune (Gas-Nign) 
Trad. 
Jewish (Ukraine) 
Title unknown. Played in medley with "Makedonsko Devojce" or (recently) "Acano Mlada Nevesto." 
 
The Gravel Walk 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Three Pounds Ten." 
 
Hal-an-Tow 
Song 
Trad. 
Cornwall 
arr. Hall (a capella), later additions Rhoads. 
 
Hastily Improvised Tune Set 
Tune set (Road to Lisdoonvarna / Braes of Tullymet / Dusty Windowsill / Garrett Barry's / Cliffs of Moher) 
Trad. 
Various 
  
 

 
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." 
 
Langstrom's Pony 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Hovercraft Full Of Eels." 
 
Magellan 
Song (Snow on the Hills) 
Music: Trad.; lyrics: Paul Rugg & John P. McCann 
USA 
From the Animaniacs. 
 
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. 
 

 
The Merry Blacksmith 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Scrape the Parrot." 
 
Miner's Night Out 
Reel 
John McEuen 
USA 
In "15 Bricks..." 
 
Minka 
Dance in 7/8 
Trad. 
Bulgaria 
  
 
Hovercraft Full Of Eels 
Tune set (Langstrom's Pony / Donald MacLean of Lewis / Eel in the Sink) 
Trad. 
Various 
Title taken from a Monty Python sketch. 
 
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. 
 
Nonesuch 
Playford dance 
Trad. 
England 
Possibly of French origin. 
 
Nonesuch / An Dro 
Tune set (Nonesuch / An Dro) 
Trad. 
Various 
  
 
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. 
 
A Rat in Her Pocket 
Tune set (Tobin's Favorite / Trip to Durrow / Cottage in the Grove) 
Trad. 
Ireland 
Named by audience competition. 
 
The Road to Lisdoonvarna 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
  
 

 
Scrape the Parrot 
Reel set (Merry Blacksmith / Drowsy Maggie / Sheehan's) 
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. 
 
Sheehan's 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Scrape the Parrot." 
 
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). 
 
Ternovka Sher 
Klezmer tune 
Dave Tarras 
USA 
Probably based on older Eastern European source. In "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm." 
 

 
Three Pounds Ten 
Song (with Gravel Walk / Virginia) 
Trad. 
Britain 
One verse excerpted from Moby Dick.  
 
Tobin's Favorite 
Jig 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "A Rat in her Pocket." 
 
The Trip to Durrow 
Reel 
Trad. 
Ireland 
In "Rat in her Pocket." 
 
Virginia 
Shape-note hymn 
w:Isaac Watts / m:Oliver Brownson 
USA 
From the Sacred Harp collection. 
 
Wir Fahren Mit Der SBB 
Song [German] (SBB Landler / Ein Neue Alte) 
Walter Wild 
Switzerland 
How sweet it is to ride on the Swiss national railways! 
 

 
With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm 
Song (Ternovka Sher) 
R. P. Weston & Bert Lee 
England 
Arranged Klezmer style. 
 
The World Turned Upside-Down [The Diggers] 
Song 
Leon Rosselson 
England 
Inspired by Dick Gaughan's rendition. 
 

 
 
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