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Please Sing A Song For Us – The Transatlantic Anthology

The Humblebums were a Scottish folk band, based in Glasgow. Its members included Billy Connolly, who later became a renowned stand-up comedic actor, guitarist Tam Harvey and the singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty.

Connolly co-founded the band with Harvey in 1965 and played in the pubs and clubs around the city, most notably the Old Scotia Bar. Connolly sang, played banjo and guitar, and entertained the audience with his humorous introductions to the songs. Harvey was an accomplished Bluegrass guitarist.

Rafferty joined later and for a short time they performed as a trio. However, the nature of the act had changed and Harvey departed shortly afterwards. The remaining duo broke up in the early 1970s after recording two albums of material: The New Humblebums and Open Up the Door, the former graced by a cover by John “Patrick” Byrne, marking the beginning of a long working relationship between Byrne and Rafferty. Connolly embarked on a solo career while Rafferty formed Stealers Wheel with Joe Egan before eventually emerging as a major recording act with “Baker Street”.

This Tranatlantic Anthology features material from both albums plus a few different versions.

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1. Why Don’t They Come Back To Dunoon
2. My Dixie Darling
3. Now I Feel So Old
4. Give Me A Little Of Your Time
5. Saltcoats At The Fair
6. Victory Rag
7. Will You Follow Me
8. Little Blue Lady
9. Travel Away
10. Come Drink My Wine
11. Cripple Creek
12. Close Your Eyes
13. Windy And Warm
14. Look Over The Hill And Far Away
15. Saturday Round About Sunday
16. Patrick
17. Everybody Knows That
18. Rick Rack
19. Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway
20. Please Sing A Song For Us
21. Joe Dempsey
22. Blood And Glory
23. Coconut Tree
24. Silk Pyjamas
25. Good-bye-ee!
26. Saturday Round About Sunday (single Version)
27. Bed Of Mossy Green


1. My Apartment
2. I Can’t Stop Now
3. Open Up The Door
4. Mary Of The Mountains
5. All The Best People Do It
6. Steamboat Row
7. Mother
8. Shoeshine Boy
9. Cruisin’
10. Keep It To Yourself
11. Oh No
12. Song For Simon
13. Harry
14. My Singing Bird
15. Half A Mile (church Version)
16. Half A Mile (backing Track)
17. Continental Song
18. Continental Song (backing Track)
19. Time