Sunday, February 19, 2006

Pack Up Your Sorrows

Richard Farina's song was popularised by Judy Collins and Joan Baez in the mid-1960s.

It was one of just two unoriginal songs on the Light Up the Fire album and Parchment (and their producer) demonstrated their ability to make it all their own, finishing with a folk club singalong and the line "We all live in a Yellow Submarine".

I had thought the band must have picked up the song from Baez or Collins, but according to the sleeve notes of the album, they first heard the song in a Liverpool folk club.

The writer of the song was just 29 when he died in 1966 in Carmel, California. More info can be found at


Anonymous said...

Where can i buy a Parchment cd with the songs Son of God and Love is come Again on it? Let me know. My email is
thanks, Mark Lesseraux

pf said...

Both songs are on the Simply...Parchment CD collection. There's a link to it from this site.

They were also on the original Light Up the Fire album. There are some CD copies available of this but they are not easy to find.