Nottamun Town Lyrics

Fairport Convention


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 8 in album What We Did on Our Holidays
release date: 1969-1
popularity : 22 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:13
arranger: Fairport Convention
arranger: Jean Ritchie
writer: [traditional]
composer: [unknown]

Album Information

label: Island
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Fairport Convention What We Did on Our Holidays cover art


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In Nottamun Town not a soul would look up,
Not a soul would look up, not a soul would look down,
Not a soul would look up, not a soul would look down,
To show me the way to fair Nottamun Town.

Met the King and the Queen, and a company more
Come a-walking behind and a-riding before
Come a stark naked drummer a-beating the drum
With his hands on his bosom, come marching along.

Sat down on a hard, hot cold frozen stone,
Ten thousand stood 'round me, yet I was alone
Took my hat in my hands for to keep my head warm,
Ten thousand got drownded that never was born.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fotheringay
  • 2 Mr. Lacey
  • 3 Book Song
  • 4 The Lord Is in This Place
  • 5 No Man's Land
  • 6 I'll Keep It With Mine
  • 7 Eastern Rain
  • 8 Nottamun Town
  • 9 Tale in Hard Time
  • 10 She Moves Through the Fair
  • 11 Meet on the Ledge
  • 12 End of a Holiday