The Unfortunate Rake is an album released by Folkways Records in 1960, containing 20 different variations from what is sometimes called the 'Rake' cycle of ballads. The album repeats a claim made by Phillips Barry in 1911 that the song is Irish in origin, a claim made on the basis of a fragment called "My Jewel My Joy" collected in Ireland in 1848. The song is incorrectly said to have been heard in Dublin, when the cited source states it was collected and had been heard in Cork
Album · 1960 · 20 Songs. The Unfortunate Rake Various Artists.
The Unfortunate Rake (album). The Unfortunate Rake. Compilation album by Various Artists. The album contains the earliest known version of the song, a British folk song from the 18th century, and the variations that evolved from it, including the American standards "St. James Infirmary Blues" and "The Streets of Laredo". The album also contains songs written for humorous and political purposes, like "The Ballad of Sherman Wu" and "The Professor's Lament". The Unfortunate Rake" - A. L. Lloyd and Alf Edwards – 2:59. The Trooper Cut Down in His Prime" - Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger – 4:30
The Unfortunate Rake. The Unfortunate Rake at Folkways.
The Unfortunate Rake. The Unfortunate Rake is an album released by Folkways Records in 1960, containing 20 different variations from what is sometimes called the 'Rake' cycle of ballads. The song is incorrectly said to have been heard in Dublin, when the cited source states it was collected and had been heard in Cork. The album contains what appears to be claimed to be one of the earliest-known written versions of the whole song, a "19th century broadside text", sung by A L Lloyd. No source reference is given for this song.
The Unfortunate Rake, Volume 1, 2005. The Unfortunate Rake, Volume 1, 2005. Waiting City Shining, 02:26.
This l9th century broadside text may not be the grand-daddy of all later versions of the much travelled "Rake" cycle, 'but it is probably sufficiently close enough to the original ballad to warrant its use as a starting point for an examination of the whole family of related parodies and recensions.
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|A1||–A. L. Lloyd||The Unfortunate Rake|
|A2||–Ewan MacColl||The Trooper Cut Down In His Prime|
|A3||–Harry Cox||The Young Sailor Cut Down In His Prime|
|A4||–Willie Mathieson||Now I'm A Young Man Cut Down In My Prime|
|A5||–Wade Hemsworth||The Bad Girl's Lament|
|A6||–Hally Wood||One Morning In May|
|A7||–Mrs. Viola Penn||Bright Summer Morning|
|A8||–D. K. Wilgus*||The Girl In The Dilger Case|
|A9||–Bruce Buckley||The Cowboy's Lament|
|A10||–Harry Jackson||Streets Of Laredo|
|B1||–Alan Lomax||St. James Hospital|
|B2||–Dave Van Ronk||Gambler's Blues|
|B3||–Guthrie Meade*||I Once Was A Carman|
|B4||–Rosalie Sorrels||The Lineman's Hymn|
|B5||–Kenneth S. Goldstein||The Wild Lumberjack|
|B6||–Jan Brunvand||A Sun Valley|
|B7||–John Greenway||The Ballad Of Bloody Thursday|
|B8||–Bill Friedland||The Streets Of Hamtramck|
|B9||–Pete Seeger||Ballad Of Sherman Wu|
|B10||–Roger Abrahams||The Professor's Lament|
- Compiled By [Edited By], Liner Notes – Kenneth S. Goldstein
- Design [Cover] – Ronald Clyne