John Clare , the so-called "peasant poet" of Northamptonshire, was active at the time of the fields enclosures around the start of the nineteenth century. He was also a fiddler and colllected folk songs. This is one of his poems, and this one seems to have been intended to be a song. So now it is.
There is a day, a dreadful day Still following the past
When sun and moon have passed away and
Mingled with the blast
from OLD ENGLAND GROWN NEW
released July 21, 2014
Words: John Clare; Music : Gregg Cave
Voice & guitar: Gregg Cave; Melodeon: Gareth Turner; Fiddle: Nick Ellison.
Engineered and Produced by Mark Stevens
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