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Various – The Fight Game

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Description

A radio-ballad about boxers by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker & Peggy Seeger
Part documentary, part allegory, The Fight Game takes the listener into the gladiatorial arena of professional boxing.

Track Listing:
1. 'Twas In Tierra Del Fuego In South Amerikay... - 2:13   2. There's A Game Some Call The Fight Game... - 3:15   3. Boxing, To Me, Is The Greatest Character-Builder In TheWorld... - 4:40   4. Come All You Gallant Fighting Men... - 1:54   5. Come On Johnny, And Put 'Em Up Johnny... - 3:02   6. When You're A Fighter, You're Different... - 3:25   7. Then Come On, Strip Off Young Johnny Boy... - 3:50   8. I Like All My Boxers To He Perfect Skippers... - 1:52   9. When You're Training... - 4:11   10. There's Such A Helluva Lot Of Work To Be Done... - 3:46   11. The Programme Is Set Up... - 2:35   12. Who Would Have A Boxer For A Husband... - 2:58   13. You Get To The Hall... - 3:31   14. On My Right, The Champion, Johnny Boy... - 8:46   15. What'll We Do With The Man In The Ring... - 1:34   16. Johnny, Johnny, You Failed Us... - 3:31   17. I Don't Think You Can Call Boxing A Sport... - 4:16

Personnel
Bob Davenport, Gordon McCulloch, Ewan MacColl, John Reavey, Peggy Seeger (the singers) , Jim Bray (double bass) , Brian Daly (acoustic & electric guitars) , Alf Edwards (English concertina, trombone) , Ronnie Hughes (trumpet) , Alfie Kahn (harmonica, clarinet, piccolo, flute) , Johnny Lambe (trumpet) , Colin Ross (Northumbrian pipes, fiddle) , Peggy Seeger(guitar, 5-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer) , Dave Swarbrick(fiddle)

Script, song lyrics and music: Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger
Orchestration and musical direction: Peggy Seeger 
Actuality recording: Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker 
Production: Charles Parker