Keith Summers English Folk Music Collection
George Ling interview, part 07
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1CDR0010648 (copy of C1002/78)
English folk songs and music (Suffolk); Interview
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Keith Summers Collection
Croydon, London, England, UK
Ling, George (speaker, male)
Summers, Keith (speaker, male interviewer)
Part 7 – George Ling talks about the other pubs that had music, when going out as a group being recognised as the Blaxhall boys. Prefers singing sat down. His son sings Perry Como and Frankie Lane. Father getting frost bitten ears. George Leek could dance and play accordion, Spencer Leek knew a lot of songs. All the songs sung in the recording session were either from the Blaxhall Ship or the Crown at Snape. Knew Jack French. Charlie Smith used to sing ‘The barley mow’, sings a section of it [Roud Folk Song Index No. 944]. Keith mentions the planned record of the Lings. Times when the pubs were open, ‘only one Copper about’, all used to sing because no one was going to pay for a gallon of beer.
Item notes: Same session as the one on C1002/29. Interviewee notes: Of the Ling family of Blaxhall, Suffolk