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A Song for Every Season: A Hundred Years of a Sussex Farming Family

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Title:A Song for Every Season: A Hundred Years of a Sussex Farming Family
Price:GBP£6.00 (about USD$7.60)
Category:Music
ISBN:9780586082294
Book ID:B009-3173
Quantity:1
Publisher:Paladin, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, 1975
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Illustrator:Photo's & Drawings
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Paladin, 1975, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Paperback Edition, Illustrated By: Photo's & Drawings

illustrated by b/w. photo's. & drawings; "In the lap of the Sussex Downs, facing the sea, lies the village of Rottingdean, where the Copper family have worked on the land since time immemorial. In 'A Song for Every Season' Bob Copper takes us back through three generations of his family, charting the peaceful, unhurried rhythm of rural life before farming became mechanized and housing swallowed up the land. The Coppers have always been great songsters, passing down from father to son traditional Sussex songs like 'Twanky Dillo' and 'Claudy Banks'. Bob Copper recalls with gentle relish the songs they used to sing toiling in the fields, shearing the sheep, or relaxing in the smoky tap-room of the local ale-house; the occasions on which they sang them, like Tater Beer Night, Hollerin' Pot and Black Ram; and the marvellous agricultural characters who sang them. Bob Copper's singing of the old country songs with his family has already given delight to many through radio and records; he has now produced an enchanting book that breathes with his love for a vanished way of life. Moreover, the book is enriched by nearly fifty of the finest songs in the English tradition, with their music, many of which have never appeared in print before. This book is a genuine piece of old Sussex."; First Thus. Size: 12mo - over 6�" - 7�" tall. 288 pages. Fading to spine titles. Illustrator: Photo's & Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Music; Farming & Rural Life; Sussex; Folk Songs; England; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0586082298. ISBN/EAN: 9780586082294. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3173.
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