91. Songs of lost love and lost youth – Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad

I get floored every time by these six songs of lost youth, love and life written on the cusp of World War 1 by a young composer who didn’t make it through. Raw, simple and unforgettable.

Listening time: 21 mins (Intro podcast, 8′; music 13′)

Music here, sung by the terrific partnership of Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside:

Here you’ll find all the words to the songs.

Recorded in inescapable heavy rain, so apologies for the sound quality on this episode!

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