If I Prove False

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"If I Prove False"
Cara Dillon - If I Prove False.jpg
Single by Cara Dillon, John Smith
A-side "If I Prove False"
B-side "If I Prove False (Live DVD version)"
Released May 19, 2008
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Folk, pop
Length 4:08
Label Charcoal Records
Songwriter(s) traditional
Producer(s) Sam Lakeman
Cara Dillon, John Smith singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(2006)
"If I Prove False"
(2008)
This Time/I Wish You Well
(2006)
"If I Prove False"
(2008)

"If I Prove False" is a single by folk artist Cara Dillon. The single was released in conjunction with the release of her first full length DVD The Redcastle Sessions. The song became a live favourite for the singer during 2007 when she toured with guitarist and singer John Smith. The single is a duet with him, and is a traditional song. The single received airplay on national and regional radio stations, and was on the RTÉ Radio 1 playlist and BBC Radio Ulster playlist. The single is Dillon's first release under her own record label, "Charcoal Records".

Track listing[edit]

  1. If I Prove False
  2. If I Prove False (live DVD version)

Different versions[edit]

In The Redcastle Sessions performance of this song, as well as when performed live, Cara sings the following lines towards the end of the song, followed by the chorus, sung by her alone:

Night wind go tell my sailor man

I'll be waiting in the day

I long to feel his warm embrace

In this cold and hardy year

The song is derived from a traditional song that is known under various titles, including "The Lass of Roch Royale", "Oh Who Will Shoe My Foot", "O, Who Will Shoe your Pretty Little Foot" and "The False True Lover".[1]

Other recordings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Cara Dillon - vocals
  • John Smith - vocals, guitar
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection url = http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/0131/index.html