Lord Franklin
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A well-loved seafaring song which we recorded in London long ago at a rehearsal, copied to a partly resurrected cassette. Guitars and vocals by John DeJong and Lesl.
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Peak: #36   (74,852 songs currently in World)
Peak in sub-genre: #3   (1,139 songs currently in Traditional Irish)
Upload date
November 01, 2016
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MP3 3.4 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
3:43 minutes
Words/music
trad.
Story behind the song
Lord Franklin was lost on a whaling voyage and his lament has been popularized many times since. John DeJong, a great guitarist and singer, and Lesl, were troubadours at The 1520 The Tudor Rooms in Leicester Square, and on their nights off, played folk clubs together, notably at The Crypt, in the basement of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square.
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[St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square]