Come Write Me Down:
Early Recordings of the Copper Family of Rottingdean

Topic TSCD534, 5 November 2001
Bob and Ron Copper recordings from the 1950s and 1960s, plus tracks including their respective fathers Jim and John: making 27 tracks in all: plus two booklets containing notes from Reg Hall, Vic Gammon and Steve Roud. This is a Copper Family production made by Topic Records.
All the recordings were made in the Central Club, Peacehaven, Sussex, at different times between 1 March 1951 and 1963.


  1. Spencer the Rover (Bob & Ron)
  2. Good Ale (Bob & Ron)
  3. Thousands or More (Jim)
  4. Babes in the Wood (Bob & Ron)
  5. Banks of the Sweet Primroses (Bob, John, Jim & Ron)
  6. Sweep Chimney Sweep (Bob & Jim)
  7. Two Young Brethren (Bob & Ron)
  8. Brisk and Bonny Lad (Bob & Jim)
  9. The Month of May (Bob & Ron)
  10. Honest Labourer (Ron)
  11. The Birds in the Spring (Bob & Ron)
  12. My Father Had an Acre of Land (Bob & Jim)
  13. Shepherd of the Downs (Bob & Ron)
  14. The Threshing Song (Bob & Ron)
  15. The Seasons Round (Bob & Ron)
  16. Sportsmen, Arouse! (Bob & Ron)
  17. Hard Times of Old England (Ron)
  18. The Lark in the Morning (Bob & Ron)
  19. Warlike Seamen (Bob, John, Jim & Ron)
  20. When Spring Comes In (Bob & Ron)
  21. Brisk Young Ploughboy (Bob & Jim)
  22. Cupid's Garden (Bob & Ron)
  23. Dame Durden (Bob & Ron)
  24. The Claudy Banks (Bob & Jim)
  25. General Wolfe (Jim)
  26. Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy (Bob & Jim)
  27. Talking (Jim)
  28. Come Write Me Down (Bob, John, Jim & Ron)

New: 3 November 2001 | Now: 16 January 2003