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Blow The Candle Out
Composer: Traditional

Blow The Candle Out was performed by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter in 1961.

On the Before The Dead album the title is given as Blow The Candles Out. Most other references and recordings are Blow The Candle Out. The song, or very similar songs, also occurs with the title London Prentice, London Prentice Boy and Jolly Boatsman. Only occurrences of Blow The Candle(s) Out are listed below.

Blow The Candle Out dates back to at least the late 18th century. It occurs on a number of broadsheets from that date through to the mid-19th century.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Before The Dead, Jerry Garcia, 2018

Other recordings

no info Love Songs, Richard Dyer-Dennet, 1947
no info Single (Green Sleeves - Waly Waly / Uncle Reubin - Blow The Candle Out), Tom Glazer, 1942?
no info Sing Olden Ballads, Richard Dyer-Bennett / Tom Glazer, 194?
no info Topic Compilation (no title), Various Artists (Ewan MacColl), 1954?
no info Bawdy Songs And Backroom Ballads, Oscar Brand, 1955
no info Katie Lee sings Spicy Songs for Cool Knights, Katie Lee, 1956
no info Scots Drinking Songs, Ewan MacColl, 1956
no info Actors Holiday, Theodore Bikel, 1956
no info Richard Dyer-Dennet 2, Richard Dyer-Dennet, 1956
no info Cockney Music Hall Songs and Recitations, Colyn Davies, 1957
no info The Barley Mow: Songs from the Village Inn, Various Artists (Edgar Button), 1957
no info Bawdy Songs And Backroom Ballads, Vol.1, Oscar Brand, 1958
no info Coffee House, Judy Henske / Frank Hall / Paul Sykes / Marilynn Powell / Fred Thompson, 1959
no info Twentieth Century Minstrel, Richard Dyer-Dennet, 195?
no info Rap-a-Tap-Tap: English Folk Songs Miss Pringle Never Taught Us, Frank Purslow and John Pearse, 1960
no info Make Way, The Kingston Trio, 1961
no info The Folk Songs of Britain Volume II: Songs of Seduction, Various Artists (Jimmy Gilhaney), 1961
no info Folk Songs, The Sundowners, 1962
no info Songs of Love, Lust and Loose Living, Isla Cameron, 1962
no info Scotch Drinking Songs, Ewan MacColl, 1962
no info Fourteen Folk Songs, Limeliters, 1963
no info In Concert, The Heightsmen, 1963
no info A Legacy, Cisco Houston, 1964
info The Folk Box, Various Artists (Theodore Bikel), 1964
no info Hootenanny Folk Festival, Various Artists (June Bugg), 1964
no info Songs Miss Pringle Never Taught Us, Purslow and Pearce, 1965
no info Folk Rhymes, Tunes And Verses, The Barrow Poets, 1968
no info Sings Songs of Ireland, David Hammond, 1968
no info Friendly Folk, Steve Benbow & Denny Wright, 1972
no info Songs from the Eel's Foot: Traditional Songs and Ballads from Suffolk, Jumbo Brightwell, 1975
no info The Essential, Richard Dyer-Dennet, 1976
no info Travelling Folk, Various Artists (The Mariners), 1976
no info Bachelors Gate, Bachelors Gate, 1981
no info All Natural Ingredients, The McLain Family Band, 1983
info The Guard Years, The Kingston Trio, 1997
no info Who's That at My Bed Window? Songs of Love & Amorous Encounters, Various Artists (Jumbo Brightwell), 1998
no info Early Years, Ruth Barrett and Cynthia Smith, 1999
no info Folk Songs and Tunes from the British Isles, The New Scorpion Band, 1999
info Days Gone By, Hank Cramer, 1999
no info Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales: Songs of Seduction, Various Artists (Jimmy Gilhaney), 2000
no info Around the Hills of Clare: Songs and a Recitation from the Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie Collection, Various Artists (Martin Howley), 2004
no info O’Flaherty's Rescue, Various Artists (Karen Mal), 2005
no info A Story to Tell: Keith Summers in Suffolk 1972-79, Various Artists (Jumbo Brightwell), 2007
no info A Celebration Of Great British Folk, Various Artists (Ewan MacColl), 2008
no info Beside the Waves of Time, Iona Leigh, 2009
no info The Voice of the People Volume 26: The Barley Mow, Various Artists (Edgar Button), 2014
no info I Pray You Pay Attention: More traditional songs from around Lough Erne's shore, Various Artists (James McDermott), 2014
no info Matter of Time, Dallahan, 2016


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