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The banks of Newfoundland

from Jewels by Chris Foster

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When I was at Art School in the late 1960s, I formed a duo with my fellow student and good friend, Nick Pickett. We plundered the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs for our repertoire and this was one of the first songs we learned. I have been singing it regularly ever since. That's the mark of a good song. It' was collected from John Farr of Gwithian, Cornwall in 1926. In vivid language, it tells of some of the hardships endured while crossing the Atlantic ocean from Liverpool to New York in the days of sail.


Full lyrics are on my website at www.chrisfoster-iceland.com


from Jewels, track released February 1, 2017
Chris Foster vocal & guitar in standard tuning.


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Chris Foster Reykjavik, Iceland

Chris Foster grew up in the south west of England. A master of his trade, he was recently described as “one of the finest singers and most inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs, meriting legend status.” Over the past 40 years, he has toured throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. He has recorded six solo albums as well as working on many collaborative projects. ... more

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