Moonlight Serenade. It’s an American swing-era popular song originally composed as a band piece by Glenn Miller. Mitchell Parish added the lyrics later. It’s just made for a voice like Julie’s, but it’s also a Jeffries duet concertina favourite of mine. I wonder whether it ever played this particular number in the hands of an earlier owner…
A striking version of the Golden Vanity that Fred Hamer collected in Oxfordshire from a Miss A Bidder, who in turn learned it from here grandmother, who lived on the Isle of Dogs, London.
Julie learned Polly Vaughan from AL Lloyd’s book for children, The Golden City.
The Pride of Kildare, which Gav learned from a recording of Pop Maynard.
Stormy Weather is a torch song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. It was a big hit at Harlem’s Cotton Club; such a big hit in fact that when the floor revue from the Cotton Club went on tour the show was called The Stormy Weather Revue. If it makes you skippity-skip around your kitchen, take care don’t spill anything hot!
A classic folksong favourite that I understand the world originally learned from the wonderful Gower singer Phil Tanner. I suppose that makes it Welsh – though of course it’s in the original Penguin Book if English Folk Songs.