All Our Days
Alex Campbell and His Friends
Sandy and Johnny
All Our Own Work
What We Did On Our Holidays
Liege & Lief
The North Star Grassman & The Ravens
Rock On
Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
Live Convention
Rising For The Moon
Who Knows Where The Time Goes Box Set
Heyday: BBC Radio Sessions, 1968-1969
Sandy and The Strawbs
The BBC Sessions 1971 - 73
Sandy @ The BBC 1971
Gold Dust - Live at the Royalty
No More Sad Refrains
A Boxful of Treasures
A Boxful of Treasures II
Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
Georgia On Our Minds
A Ride Through Norfolk
At The End Of The Day

January 1969

 "En Ma Fin gīt mon commencement".....
"In my end is my beginning"
- Mary, Queen of Scots

The What We Did lineup [click for larger image]

Fairport Convention
Island ILPS 9092 (LP, UK, January 1969)

Ian Matthews, vocal;

Simon Nicol, guitar;

Richard Thompson, guitar, vocal

Claire Lowther, cello

(Sandy Denny)

How often she has gazed from castle windows o'er,
And watched the daylight passing within her captive wall,
With no-one to heed her call.

The evening hour is fading within the dwindling sun,
And in a lonely moment those embers will be gone
And the last of all the young birds flown.

Her days of precious freedom, forfeited long before,
To live such fruitless years behind a guarded door,
But those days will last no more.

Tomorrow at this hour she will be far away,
Much farther than these islands,
Or the lonely Fotheringay

Mary, Queen of Scots by François Clouet

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, born at Linlithgow, 8 December, 1542, She was the only legitimate child of James V of Scotland. Mary was imprisoned for 21 years in the castle of Fotheringhay by Queen Elizabeth I for conspiring to overthrow Elizabeth and was executed there, in 1587.

Fotheringay  Castle [click for larger image]
An aerial photograph showing the remains of Fotheringay Castle.

What We Did On Our Holidays 1969
Island ILPS 9092 1969

side 1.

[Denny] (3:04)
[Hutchings] (2:52)
[Matthews/Thompson] (3:13)
[Thompson/Hutchings] (1:58)
[Thompson] (2:29)
[Dylan] (5:53)

side 2.

[Joni Mitchell] (3:35)
[Trad. Arr.] (3:10)
[Thompson] (3:26)
[P.Colum/Trad.] (4:11)
[Thompson] (2:49)
[Nicol] (1:07)

* "The Lord Is In This Place...
How Dreadful Is This Place" is
based upon "Dark Was The Night,
Cold Was The Ground" by

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