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Fairport Convention - "Babbacombe" Lee

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A John's Reflection On His Boyhood, His Introduction To Miss Keyes And The Glen, His Restlessness, And His Struggles With His Family, Finally Successful, To Join The Navy. This Was The Happiest Period In His Life. All Locked Set Fair For A Career Until He Was Stricken With Sickness And Invalided Out Of His Chosen Niche In Life. Reluctantly And Unhappily He Turned To A Number Of Menial Occupations And Finally Returned To The Services Of Miss Keyes. Tragedy Now Strikes Hard. The World's Imagination Is Caught By The Brutal Senseless Of The Apparent Criminal Who Slays His Kind Old Mistress.
B John Was Hardly More Than A Bewildered Observer At His Own Trial, Not Being Allowed To Say More Than A Few Words. The Tides Of Fate Wash Him To The Condemned Cell Where He Waits Three Sad Weeks For His Last Night On Earth. When It Comes, He Cannot Sleep, But When He Does, A Strange, Prophetic Dream Comes To Him, And Helps Him To Bear The Strain Of His Next Day's Ordeal As Scaffold And Its Crew Try In Vain Three Times To Take His Life.

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Sound Techniques, London


  • Bass, Mandolin – Dave Pegg
  • Composed By [All Compositions By] – Fairport Convention
  • Design – Roberta Nicol
  • Drums, Electric Piano – Dave Mattacks
  • Fiddle, Mandolin – Dave Swarbrick
  • Guitar, Dulcimer – Simon Nicol
  • Producer – John Wood, Simon Nicol
  • Written-By [The Sailor's Alphabet] – Bert Lloyd*


Released on a ''pink rim'' palm Island label.

Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio.

Released in a gatefold cover with printed lyrics inner sleeve and an 8 page booklet (inserts into l/h inner gatefold).

Sleeve printed and made by the E.J. Day Group, London and Bedford.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ILPS 9176 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ILPS 9176 B-1U
  • Other (Runout A): PORKY
  • Other (Runout B): PECKO
  • Rights Society (other): STEMRA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9176 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9176 UK 1971
ILPS 9176 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9176 UK Unknown
512 755-2, IMCD 153 Fairport Convention 'Babbacombe' Lee ‎(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Masters 512 755-2, IMCD 153 UK 1992
SIL-934,457 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee ‎(LP, Album) Island Records SIL-934,457 Australia 1971
UICY-9484 Fairport Convention "Babbacombe" Lee ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd) Island Records, Island Remasters UICY-9484 Japan 2004


Fairport Convention -
Artist: Fairport Convention
Album's title: "Babbacombe" Lee
Label: Island Records ‎– ILPS 9176
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country: Netherlands
Date of released: 1971
Category: Rock
Style: Folk Rock
ZIP Size MP3: 1838 mb
ZIP Size FLAC: 1487 mb
Rating: 5.0/5
Votes: 270