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is the 12th studio album by The Bonny Bunch of Roses Fairport Convention.
This album had the highest number of traditional songs that Fairport had recorded since
. For this album, Simon Nicol returned after an absence of five years although he had contributed some guitar to the previous record, Liege & Lief and mixed the album. It was recorded between August 1976 and March 1977 at Island Studios, London. Gottle O'Geer
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks credited to "Trad." unless otherwise noted
Side one [ edit ]
"Jams O'Donnells Jig" (
Dave Pegg) - 2:33 "The Eynsham Poacher" - 2:22
Adieu Adieu" - 2:26  "
The Bonny Bunch of Roses" - 12:19 
Side two [ edit ]
"The Poor Ditching Boy" (
Richard Thompson) - 3:56 "General Taylor" - 3:39
"Run Johnny Run" (
Ralph McTell) - 4:34 "The Last Waltz" (Dave Swarbrick) - 3:02
"Royal Seleccion No 13" (Haste to the Wedding/Morpeth Rant/
Toytown March/Dashing White Sargeant) - 4:15 
Personnel [ edit ]
Dave Swarbrick - fiddle, mandolin, mandocello, vocals
Simon Nicol - electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, dulcimer, piano
Dave Pegg - bass guitar, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Bruce Rowland - drums, percussion, electric piano
References and notes [ edit ]
^ Allmusic review
^ dedicated to "Pete, John, Keith and Roger" (i.e. The Who) and begins with the riff that also starts The Who's "Happy Jack"
^ "The Bonny Bunch of Roses" is sung at a funereal pace, building into a powerful march.
^ named after a box of cigars favoured by Bruce Rowland