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Harry Upton

Why Can't it Always be Saturday?

(MTCD371)

MTCD371 + 24 page integral booklet in DVD case, 22 tracks, 78 minutes

Harry Upton was born in 1900 in Hove, Sussex. His father, Frank, from whom he learned most of his songs,
was a shepherd from West Blatchington and must have been born c.1865 and, to Harry's knowledge, had been
a shepherd on the South Downs all his life. By the time he was 13, Harry had left school and was working
as his father's shepherd boy. He worked with his father for about five years and then left to become a carter,
working with horses on the Dyke Hills, beyond Brighton. Harry worked with horses until his marriage in 1927
when he moved to Balcombe to work as a tractor driver, a job that was to last for 40 years.

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The Female Drummer
If I Were a Blackbird
The Dockyard Gate
A Woman's Work is Never Done
Bonny Blue Handkerchief
The Life of a Man
The Royal Albion
Canadee-I-O
The Feckless Young Girl
The Wreck of the Northfleet
I am a Donkey Driver
A Single Life
The Ship that never Returned
In Wayward Town / The Little Cabin Boy
In a Cottage by the Sea
Seaweed
Good Old Jeff
The Thrashing Machine / I Come from the Country
I'm a Man that's Done Wrong
Poison in a Glass of Wine
The Rich Lady Gay
Why Can't it Always be Saturday?
2:54
4:03
0:47
2:50
1:18
2:44
5:04
5:48
3:30
6:55
2:29
3:42
3:36
4:30
4:24
2:10
3:09
3:08
4:39
2:30
4:20
3:36
Total: 78:17