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To Althea From Prison film

To Althea From Prison film

recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions, this song is appropriate as it gives a guide to coping with being confined

the words by Richard Lovelace and set to music by the late, great Dave Swarbrick (Swarb) – I played support to Martin Carthy and Dave one night and Swarb asked me to play this song – I was a bit confused but took it as an honour

To Althea, from Prison is a poem written by Richard Lovelace in 1642 while imprisoned in Gatehouse Prison adjoining Westminster Abbey

arranged and performed here on my Auden Chester cutaway guitar in Open C tuning (CGCGCE)