Songs of Love and Parting

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Songs of Love and Parting
A Glint at the Kindling.jpg
Studio album by Robin Williamson
Released 1981
Recorded February – March 1981
Genre Folk
Length 39:42
Label Claddagh
Producer Robin Williamson
Robin Williamson chronology
A Glint at the Kindling
Songs of Love and Parting
Music for the Mabinogi
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Songs of Love and Parting is a folk album released in 1981 by Robin Williamson.[1]

This album is the first since Myrrh to not include his Merry Band. One notable track, "For Mr. Thomas", was a tribute to the Welsh bard and would later be covered by Van Morrison.[2]

The 2005 CD re-release by Gott Discs includes 5 bonus poetry tracks: "Selected Writings". The "Selected Writings" were poems and songs by Williamson released on cassette, but were only ever available in concert.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Verses in Stewart Street
  2. For Mr Thomas
  3. Fare Thee Well Sweet Mally
  4. Return No More
  5. Tarry Wool
  6. For Three of Us
  7. Sigil
  8. Flower of the Briar
  9. The Forming of Blodeuwedd
  10. Gwydion's Dream
  11. Verses at Balwearie Tower
  12. A Night at Ardpatrick
  13. The Parting Glass


  • Robin Williamson – Vocal, harp, guitar, shawm, whistle, accordion, harmonium, bagpipes, percussion, cittern and wine glasses.
  • Carol Shive – Violin
  • David Campbell – Viola
  • Jesse Elrich – Cello
  • Mike Garson – Harpsichord
  • Bernie Kirsh – Hunting Horn
  • Judy Gameral – Hammered Dulcimer