All Around My Hat

Steeleye Span won a huge following for themselves in the 1970s by taking traditional songs and arranging them with electric guitar, bass and drums as if they were rock songs. ‘All Around My Hat’ was one of their biggest hits. Here is the original promotional video:

You can learn more about the history of the song on Wikipedia  here, and there is an excellent discussion on Mudcat Café here.

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Tim Chesterton

Family man; pastor of St. Margaret's Anglican Church on Ellerslie Road, Edmonton; storyteller; traditional folk musician and occasional songwriter. Email me at timchesterton at outlook dot com.

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