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The writing team of Dave Swarbrick and Richard Thompson in its finest hour.Full House has always had a special place in the Fairport canon, as it is only one of two outings on vinyl for the classic 1970 Nicol/Mattacks/Pegg/ Swarbrick/Thompson line-up (the other being the  Live at The Troubador album). However, there's always been the sense of the flawed masterpiece about it, mainly due to the last minute omission of the legendary Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick opus, 'Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman'. Now, thanks to the magic powers of CD remastering, Island have not only restored the missing track and the original running order, but added both sides of the neglected Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson 'Now Be Thankful' single, plus 'Bonny Bunch of Roses' - a sprawling Napoleonic folk opus that proves that Fairport Convention are truly masters of the genre.
We can't recommended this album highly enough. simply go out and buy it.

Richard Thompson, vocals, guitar;
Simon Nicol, vocals, electric, acoustic & bass guitars, dulcimer;
Dave Swarbrick, vocals, fiddle, viola, mandolin;
Dave Pegg
, vocals, bass guitar, mandolin;
Dave Mattacks, drums, harmonium, bodhrán;

fullhouse cd. 2003 release (click for large image)

2003 CD reissue

  1. Walk Awhile
  2. Doctor of Physick
  3. Dirty Linen
  4. Sloth
  5. Sir Patrick Spens
  6. Flatback Caper
  7. Poor Will and the Jolly Hangman
  8. Flowers of the Forest
  9. Now Be Thankful (mono)
  10. Sir B. Mackenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancers Retreat From The Straits of Loch Knombe on the occasion of the Announcement of her Marriage to The Laird of Kinleakie
  11. Bonny Bunch of Roses
  12. Now Be Thankful (new stereo mix)

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 9, 12 Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson
Track 3 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick
Tracks 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 trad. arr. Fairport Concention
Track 7 Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick

Walk Awhile
Richard Thompson/Dave Swarbrick
 
 
Walk awhile, walk awhile, walk awhile with me
The more we walk together, love, the better we'll agree
We'll agree

One hand in your mouth and your finger in your eye
Undertakers bow their heads as you go walking by

Walk awhile, walk awhile, walk awhile with me
The more we walk together, love, the better we'll agree
We'll agree

Here comes another Sunday, ringing on the bell
And here comes your own dear child, another tale to tell

Walk awhile, walk awhile, walk awhile with me
The more we walk together, love, the better we'll agree
We'll agree

Bring along the brewer's head, bring the cuckoo tree
Bring your lady mother along to keep us company

Walk awhile, walk awhile, walk awhile with me
The more we walk together, love, the better we'll agree
We'll agree

Two miles down the road, Henry Tompkin's wife, and
Three miles down the road, he's running for his life

Walk awhile, walk awhile, walk awhile with me
The more we walk together, love, the better we'll agree
We'll agree

Oh, walk awhile, walk awhile, walk awhile with me
The more we walk together, love, the better we'll agree
We'll agree

Full House 1970
Island ILPS 9130 (LP, UK, July 1970)

Side 1
 
Walk Awhile
 
Dirty Linen
 
Sloth
 
Side 2
 
Sir Patrick Spens
 
Flatback Caper
 
Doctor of Physick
 
Flowers of the Forest
 
Tracks 1, 3, 6
Dave Swarbrick/Richard Thompson
Track 2 trad. arr. Dave Swarbrick
Tracks 4, 5, 7 trad. arr.
Fairport Convention

Full House. back cover

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