BALD-HEADED END OF THE BROOM
Waterson/CarthySound advice for a Friday . . . . . . . . or any day come to that . . . . . . reminds me of a Dubliners song 'Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man' the moral tale is similar here . . . . . . although this one is advising to stay away from the opposite sex entirely!
is more widespread than I ever imagined. I had thought of it as piece of 1920s(ish) vaudeville, and remember Mike Seeger singing it with or without the New Lost City Ramblers, but lo and behold it turns up in Northern Ireland in the repertoire of a woman called Martha Gillen and recorded by Séamus Ennis and Sean O'Boyle [in 1954] with a totally different tune. We'd like to thank the Phoenix New Orleans Parade Band for their hard work on this. John Pashley sweated cobs when we asked his lot to do this and almost worried himself into a pile of old laundry about it. He needn't have worried as far as we're concerned. The song is prefaced by a morris tune from the Bampton tradition and called .