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Back to Normal [Local Folk Songs]

Sunday 16th February 2014

Local Folk Songs Today Three Drunken Maidens.

Back to normal, hopefully. No more hospital posts, [maybe the odd small update] but for now normal posts. Today I take you back to my local folk songs.

The Three Drunken Maidens, is an old song based on the Isle of Wight. Which is by the way a short Ferry ride across the Solent. From Lymington it would be by car ferry about 45 minutes or from Southampton which you choose, a car ferry is an hour or the Hydrofoil is 30 minutes.

I chosen two versions, which are quite different. The second is by a very well-known female singer. Maddy Prior was very popular and mostly known for her singing with the folk style band Steelye Span. As well as other folk style bands. She, in my mind, has one of the best voices. I wonder if you agree! 

Keep a watch out for my Brocks Music Shed, I am to do a post on her and her music shortly.

Three Drunken Maidens Music

Three drunken Maidens notes lyrics



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February 16, 2014 - Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Interest, Music, Personal, Space, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,


  1. I like Maddy Prior too. Will be back for a listen later as I am attempting to multi-task right now, and getting distracted by monkey acrobatics out of the window!

    Comment by roughseasinthemed | February 16, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks Kj, my other music blog I am just finishing a Maddy Prior post.. Brocks Music Shed,, watch for it. But I am glad you enjjoy. her music.. welcome. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 17, 2014 | Reply

  2. Oh my, that takes me back to the days of the old Folk Club, many moons ago 🙂

    Comment by Vicky | February 16, 2014 | Reply

    • Me too,, I was touring local folk clubs and gigging in some… I do love this music style. Glad you had a memory for them. Welcome. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 17, 2014 | Reply

  3. I am not familiar with any of these but enjoyed the tunes.

    Comment by Let's CUT the Crap! | February 16, 2014 | Reply

    • I was surprised at how many versions there are by many artists.. So glad you liked.. welcome. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 17, 2014 | Reply

  4. Yes, I love Steeleye Span. I have an album of theirs with ‘All around my hat’, which I bought after hearing it played in a shop. You’ve sent me looking for it in my CD collection. I enjoyed listening to both these versions of 3 Drunken Maidens. Thanks.

    Comment by Trish | February 16, 2014 | Reply

    • Trish it makes these posts worth doing when people enjoy the music I put up. They were one of my faves at time because I was also gigging in folk clubs. All around my Hat was very popular… and am about to post Maddy Prior on my Brocks Music Shed blog. hope you enjoy.. thank so much welcome.. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 17, 2014 | Reply

  5. Maddy for me, please 🙂 Glad you’re over the worst.

    Comment by restlessjo | February 17, 2014 | Reply

    • Glad you like Jo, My Brocks Music Shed’ blog I am about to post a Maddy Prior music. Yes my tunnel is brightening. Welcome and thank you 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 17, 2014 | Reply

  6. Oh my, poor Isle of Wight! With all the stories of smuggling that is supposed to have happened there and now this, they do have a shady reputation, don’t they? But it’s great to see your posts again.

    Comment by sandraconner | February 18, 2014 | Reply

    • Yey Sandra, yes IOW has a lot of history, smuggling and smugglers and castles and royalty deaths… It is good to start again, must try to get back into the ideas and regular postings… Welcome and thank you. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 18, 2014 | Reply

  7. Oh, I do agree! 🙂

    Comment by mrsbearfoot | February 20, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you Mrs Bearfoot, it is nice to see you stopping by. welcome always. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 20, 2014 | Reply

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