David Savage
SKULDUGGERY --- dictionary definition:   "Up to no good"

I have a bit of  a thing about grouping songs together with a common theme. So  here is a set  of traditional  songs that all involve various deceptions from a collections of characters who are all up to no good.   Some are fairly harmless but others with deadly or dastardly intent!

To play, click on the player opposite each song.
GENTLEMAN SOLDIER This version is taken from the Penguin book of English Folk songs (1959) but I first heard it sung by Alex Campbell in a London folk club in the mid 60's.
I'm still adding songs to this page!