Monday, 11 May 2009

Dick Gaughan

I'm feeling rather folky at the moment so here are a couple of covers from my favorite Scottish folk singer well known for his political songs.

First up is a cover of a Joe South song and the first track I ever heard by Gaughan.

Dick Gaughan - The Games People Play

The words to the second are by Hamish Henderson the finest poet to come out of Scotland bar none. The lyrics are concerned with the change a foot in Scotland at the time of it's writing and Henderson's hope for an all inclusive, just future. The tune behind the words is The Bloody Fields of Flanders. The story of this beautiful song can be found here.

Dick Gaughan - The Freedom Come-All-Ye

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