John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Roy Last interview, part 03

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:00

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0011063 (copy of C1034/45)

  • Recording date

    1983-08-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Performers

    Last, Roy, 1901- (singer, male), Syrett, Gordon, 1887-1983 (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Abstract

    Roy Last talks to John Howson about his grandfather singing a song about Adam and Eve (gives a brief fragment); also talks about a song about the Titanic (sings a brief fragment: "Titanic her name, gigantic in size, over the waves of the ocean she rode"). Gordon Syrett (another traditional Suffolk singer, and friend of Roy Last) talks about another version of the Titanic song (first line: "The Titanic she sailed away, on her maiden voyage to the USA")

  • Description

    Item notes: Parts of this interview are published in John Howson's book "Many a good horseman: a survey of traditional music making in Mid Suffolk (Rochford: Musical Traditions in association with Veteran Tapes, 1993)

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