Billy Don't you Weep for Me

Trad. English / Arr. Jones/Arr. na-mara

This is our arrangement of the Nic Jones’ version of this song from his From the Devil a Stranger album. It is a firm favourite in our live performances. Rob’s arrangement for Octave Mandola makes clear reference to Nic Jones’s original guitar work. Patiently researched by Nic Jones and taken from a broadside of the mid 1900s entitled Unfortunate Sally or Billy Don’t You Cry for Me, the story warns of the dangers of ‘sitting upon a soldier’s knee’.