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Go Move Shift

Posted by shanoah on November 28, 2008

There’s always been a certain fascination for me with traveling groups; Gypsies, the traveling people, tinkers. I’ve heard that if you go back in my own family tree long enough, there are Gypsies. Not close enough for me to really be able to tell other then a certain liking for exotic music and flamboyant clothing (Don’t evern speak anything other then English), but enough to catch my interest.

This song really caught my eye, though. The clip I’m about to play intersperses it with interview quotes to give a fairly good view of the Traveling Peoples situation in the U.K.

Travellers Situation: Go Move Shift

This song, and in fact, all of the songs in this post, is by Ewan MacColl. Here is another song about the Travelling people that I really like. The version by Cherish The Ladies is also quite good, if you ever see it. (It’s on the album “The Girls Won’t Leave the Boys Alone”).

(A Freeborn Man of) of the Traveling People – The Clancy Brothers

And I thought I’d play a different version of the moving on song. I actually prefer this version, (sung by Neil & Calum MacColl, with Karine Polwart and Chris Wood) or it being sung straight by Ewan MacColl, but the previous version was worth it for all the interview clips.

Moving On Song (Go, Move, Shift) – MacColl/Polwart/Wood

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