New songs ensure that the old songs endure.


Our very first CD in aid of the Acorns Childrens Hospice, Worcester. Thirteen tracks of our own favourite songs from other writers plus three songs of Eric’s compositions.



        1)      Forty Years

        2)      Sailor Home From The Sea

        3)      Lancashire Hunting Song

        4)      Soldier’s Dream of Home

        5)      Jovial  Miners

        6)      Mother Nature’s Song

        7)      Aragon Mill

        8)      Sweet Loving Friendship

        9)      Rosemary’s Sister

       10)    Jack Ashton

       11)    I Remember  Morley

       12)    Ellen Vannin

       13)    Rosie

       14)    Genoa

        15)  Valley of Tees

       16)    Acorns






‘Another Season'                                       




1)                     The Lad from the Lea

2)                    The Carrier’s Song

3)                    Roger &  Dolly

4)                    The Workers’ Song

5)                    Song of the Lower Classes

6)                    Another Season

7)                    The Old Hollowed Step

8)                    The Lamp Lighter

9)                    Miss Alice Jones

10)                 The New Mown Hay

11)                 The Lovelight in Your Eyes




‘Farewell The Day'   Sorry Sold Out!

 Sixteen tracks of Eric’s songs, many sung in harmony with Eileen. Unlike earlier CD’s, we are joined by other local friends and musicians Vanessa Chaplin (fiddle) Paul Dobson (whistle) Bob Dovey (harmonica) and Steve Minett (Clarinet and melodian).



1)        Memories

2)        England On The Lee

3)        George  

4)        Wild and Free

5)        Farewell Trawling Time

6)        Common Soldier

7)        Staveley Coal

8)        Wasted`Years

9)        Island of Luing

10)     Sea Dog

11)     Grandfather

12)     For Those Who Went Away

13)     The Wheatfield

14)     The Valiant Bell

15)     Mariquita

16)     Farewell The Day


‘When The Last Furrow’s Done’:          Sorry Sold out!


Our fourth CD, this time in aid of the international charity,

Farm-Africa. Twelve tracks of Eric’s compositions with ‘Farm-Africa’ very much in mind.



‘Through Mists of Time’




1)     Copper and May

2)      Jug Fire Song

3)      The Useful Plough

4)      Mary and William

5)      Merrily Rolls The Millstream

6)      Eileen’s Song

7)      Let The Toast Pass

8)      Think Only on Thee

9)      Just One More Song

10)   In Touch

11)   Sing, My Good Friends, Sing


'Another Season’ and ‘Through Mists of Time’:


Both CD’s issued at the same time to further benefit the Acorns Hospice.     A total of 22 of Eric’s own songs performed by him using double tracking recording techniques.


                                Track detail.


1)     Pictures of the Past

2)      The Old Farm Labourer

3)      Listen

4)      Deserted Farm

5)      Contented John

6)      September

7)      Letters

8)      Sharing

9)      The Old Wooden Gate

10)   Harvest Days

11)   When The Last Furrow’s Done

12)   Goodnight



We’re happy to provide song words to anybody that respects copyright and acknowledges Eric as the song writer. His songs, and songs generally should be for everyone, they are meant to be sung and shared by all without restraint. A small donation from users to the CD’s specified charity from which the song is taken would be appreciated. 

'Another Working Day'

A CD from Eric and Eileen Payne featuring Alan Johnson, Steve Minett, Malcolm Myatt and Mitch Reynolds.


1.    Another Working Day:  Payne

2.    The Trinity Lightship: Payne

3.    Joe Weaver: Payne

4.    Barrow Girl: Payne

5.    Poppies Payne

6.    Soldiering On: Payne

7.    Cockle Pickers: Payne

8.    Ghosts: Cushman-Leach / Payne

9.    Wayfarer:  Cliffe / Payne

10. Dewpond Makers Payne

11. Immigrants: Payne

12. Ore Mines:  Payne

13. Boatmen: Payne

14. Norman Turner: Payne

15. Ploughmen: Compton /Payne

     16. Chimneys: Payne


Yan, Tan, Tether.

 A brand new CD in three part harmony from Shepherd's Purse !

1. Praise Be to the Shepherd Geoff Wyatt

2. Scatter Your Crumbs      Crowquill/Langston

     3. Lochranza Mike Bailey

4.  Crossing the Bar Alfred Tennyson

5.  Three Jolly Rogues of Lynn Traditional

6.  The Dock and the Nettle Mark Ashworth

7.  Coal Town Road Keith Marsden

8.  Somewhere Along the Road Rick Kemp

9.  The Baobab Tree Eric Payne

10. Molly Metcalf Jake Thackery

11. What You Do with What You’ve Got Si Kahn

12. North Wall Dave Evardson

13. England on the Lee Alan Cunningham/Eric Payne

14. Celtic Blessing Traditional