A Dream Of Napoleon

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The picture of Napoleon as a friend to radical reform is rather at odds with his record as would-be conqueror of Europe. It is an image which, as a young man, he liked to foster: he apparently told Tom Paine that he slept with a copy of “The Rights of Man” under his pillow. Perhaps this explains why portraits always seem to show him with a stiff neck.
A Dream of Napoleon was collected in 1905 from Mr Crist, at King’s Lynn in Norfolk. I had it from Roy Palmer's "Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams".

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from Love Death and the Cossack, released January 7, 1990
Andy Turner - vocal

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Andy Turner Oxfordshire, UK

Traditional English music sung and played with conviction

A fine singer of traditional songs, and a leading exponent of the anglo-concertina.

Member of Oxfordshire group Magpie Lane and dance bands Geckoes, Chameleons and Oxford NAGS. He performs solo, and in a duo with fiddle-player Mat Green. He has also worked with Chris Wood, the Oyster Band and the Mellstock Band.
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