Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Megson - When I Was A Lad...

Over the last couple of months, my little boy and I have really enjoyed listening to When I Was A Lad... by Megson after we received a free copy to review. 

In fact, we haven't just been listening, we have been singing along and dancing around the living room.

Megson are Stu and Debbie Hanna. They recorded this album of children's folk songs after having a daughter. The mix of traditional and new songs is lovely and makes good use of how Stu and Debbie's voices work together.

Here is a YouTube video of the first track on the album, which is a traditional Yorkshire Lullaby called Bee-o (where "go to bee'o's" means "go to sleep").

My favourite bit from Bee-o is 

I love my little laddy, he's just like his daddy
I love him, I love him, I love him cause he's mine

Another song I really love from the album is Jenny Jenkins. My maiden name is Jenkins and it is the first time I've had a song to sing with my family name in it!  

The album When I was a Lad is available to purchase from Megson's website for £10, along with all their other CDs.

I received a free copy of this CD for the purposes of writing this review. All my reviews are completely honest.