Take Four

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"Take Four"
Single by Mike Oldfield
Released 1 December 1978 (1978-12-01)
Format 12" Vinyl
Recorded 1973 – 1978
Genre Folk
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Traditional
Robert Lucas Pearsall
Tielman Susato
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
Tom Newman
Simon Heyworth
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Cuckoo Song"
"Take Four"

"Take Four" is a four-themed single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1978. It was Oldfield's first 12-inch single, and was available in white vinyl.[1]

The single featured two of Oldfield's previous singles, "Portsmouth" and "In Dulci Jubilo", along with the finale from Tubular Bells, "The Sailor's Hornpipe", and a new track, "Wrekorder Wrondo" that may be based on the song "Cum decore" by Tielman Susato.


It charted at number 72 in the UK Singles Chart.

Chart (1978) Position
UK Singles Chart 72

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Portsmouth" – 2:04
  2. "In Dulci Jubilo" – 2:51
  3. "Wrekorder Wrondo" – 2:31
  4. "The Sailor's Hornpipe" – 1:36


  1. ^ "Singles". Amadian. Retrieved 2009-03-01.