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ADAM AND EVE


Joe Offer 23 Mar 11 - 02:22 PM
Joe Offer 23 Mar 11 - 02:36 PM
JohnB 24 Mar 11 - 12:46 AM
Joe Offer 24 Mar 11 - 01:13 AM
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Subject: DT Corr: Adam and Eve
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 02:22 PM

"Adam and Eve" is the song for March 23 in Jon Boden's A Folk Song a Day project.


IanC posted this message in another thread, and I wondered what information we could pick up on the song:
    Thread #49445   Message #746475

    Posted By: IanC

    11-Jul-02 - 10:30 AM

    Thread Name: Yet Another Alphabet Quiz

    Subject: Lyr Add: Adam and Eve - Corrections

    A note about Adam and Eve

    The DT version makes less sense than it should because of the typos. Here are the 2 verses:

    Adam and Eve could never believe that Peter the miller was dead
    Shut up in a tower for stealing a flower
    And never could get a relief
    And never could get a relief

    They bored a hole in Oliver's nose and pulled therein a string
    And drew him around about the town
    For murdering Charles our King
    For murdering Charles our King

    They should be:

    Adam and Eve could never believe that Peter the miller was dead
    Shut up in a tower for stealing flour
    And never could get a reprieve

    They bored a hole in Oliver's nose and tied therein a string
    And drew him around about the town
    For murdering Charles our King

    The rhyme, as I remember it, didn't have the repeating the last lines either. BTW, the tune is supposed to be taken from the chimes of Christchurch, Dorset I think.

    :-)
    Ian


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Subject: ADD Version: Adam and Eve
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 02:36 PM

I found the song at Google Books in an 1893 songbook called English County Songs, by Lucy Etheldred Broadwood and John Alexander Fuller-Maitland:

    ADAM AND EVE

    Adam and Eve could never believe
    That Peter the miller was dead;
    Shut up in the tower for stealing of flour,
    And never could get a reprieve,
    And never could get a reprieve.*

    They bored a hole in Oliver's nose,
    And put therein a string,
    And drew him round about the town
    For murdering Charles our King,
    For murdering Charles our King.

    *possibly in the original this line ran "and forced to lose his head."


Tune posted on request.


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Subject: RE: DT Corr: Adam and Eve
From: JohnB
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 12:46 AM

Hi Joe, there was a copy of this book in the auction just before Christmas I think. I remember bidding on it but did not get it.
Could you view the book from the google link?
It didn't seem to want to let me do that!.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: DT Corr: Adam and Eve
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 01:13 AM

Hi, John-
Hmmm. The link works for me. I wonder if it will work better if I simplify it: click here

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: DT Corr: Adam and Eve
From: JohnB
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 01:09 PM

Sorry Joe, I get the same thing with both links.
A picture of a generic book front cover and no way to open it.
Then "Related Books"
Then "Contents" showing the words "Section One" all the way to section 14 also with no way to open.
I am wondering if it has to do with a copywrite issue?
I would really like to see this book too, also another one which it links also by Lucy B.
JohnB.


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Subject: English County Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 01:15 PM

Hmmmm.
I'm in the U.S. It may not be available in other countries.
What I see on the left-hand side is this:
The Google Books logo
The title: English county songs,: words and music (Google eBook)
A miniature of the title page of the book, which is a clickable link.

-Joe-


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