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A Faire To Remember
The Top 10 most-popular songs at Renaissance Festivals, plus The Bards personal favorites including some of funniest and most-engaging songs around.
Release date: September 2001
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The Mermaid Song
This seems to be one of the most popular songs sung at Renaissance festivals. It's loved by Rennies and a favorite for our home faire's (Excalibur Fantasy Faire) pub sing.
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3:22
2
Do Virgins Taste Better Medley
A parody of the "Irish Washerwoman" a traditional reel of Ireland. This poses the question, "Why do dragons always demand virgin sacrifices for their layer?" Randy Farran asked the question. Claire Stephens gave us the answer.
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4:50
3
Whiskey in the Jar
Great pub sing-a-long about a man who robs Captain Farrell on the road. He brings the money home and shows it to his love, Jenny. Then while he's sleeping, his love takes his money and tells Captain Farrell where to find him.
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3:01
4
Wild Rover
Another great sing-along at Renaissance festivals or Celidhs. Every popular with artists like The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers and us.
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2:30
5
Johnny Jump Up
Some prefer to sing it with harmonies and an upbeat rock rhythm, but this is one song, I prefer a more traditional 3/4 time approach.
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3:31
6
The Scotsman
I first heard this song sung by Bryan Bowers...an autoharpist. It's a popular tune for morning radio programs, and it's popularity has spread incredibly over the past thirty years from Dr. Demento to Renaissance festivals.
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2:16
7
Greensleeves Medley
Traditional English song and riddle made famous by Simon and Garfunkel with Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme harmonies.
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3:56
8
A Faire-ly Informative Interlude
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1:29
9
If I Had a Million Ducats
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3:23
10
Lusty Young Smith
The Lusty Young Smith is an 17th century English song first appearing in Thomas D'Urfey's 'Wit and Mirth: Pills to Purge Melancholy' in 1698.
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2:55
11
Donald Where's Your Trousers Medley
AS HEARD on DR DEMENTO! This song combines two unlikely songs, "Donald, Where's Your Trousers?" and "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor" together into one hilarious song with drunken Scots and kilts flying. It's a Live Performance favorite!
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3:51
12
Irish Ballad
Irish Ballad by Tom Lehrer is a comically gruesome song about a girl kills her entire family on a whim. Then casually admits it to the police because lying is a sin.
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2:18
13
A Fairy Story
Another song Andrew learned from his sister, a Celtic music-lover genius. This song is a classic parody of an all too cliche' story.
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1:50
14
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
We loved this Monty Python song so much, we decided to record it for our fourth album.
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3:07
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