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Tune Req: Ambletown (Home Dearie Home)

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AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
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Subject: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Gus on Wolftrap
Date: 25 Jan 99 - 10:01 PM

Does anyone know where I can get the music for Ambletown mesic as in notes on a staff. I can't play by ear so I need help.


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Barbara
Date: 26 Jan 99 - 01:30 PM

The database doesn't seem to be working at this moment, so I can't check to see if there is a tune there. If there isn't, I can post one, or I can send you a MIDI file by email.
If neither of those options help, I can send you sheet music by snail mail. My email is millikan@viclink.com.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Winters Wages
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 11:48 AM

Im looking for the guitar chords for Ambletown if anyone has them. There is one key in there I do not quite get. Any help would be great Winters Wages


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 03:32 PM

Gus, If you have Medairing I'll sing you the song the way I sing it! Can you figure out the chords from hearing it sung? harpgirl PS It must be uncomfortable to be on a wolftrap!!!


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Winters Wages
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 04:08 PM

Kind of need to know the chords...would love to hear ya sing it though Regards Lloyd


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Subject: Chords Add: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 04:40 PM

weii, let's see...here is the chorus...approximately
(D) It's home (A7)deary (D)home, home (A) you want to (D) Be (G)Home once (D) again in (A7)the (D)north country (a7)... (D) where the oak and the (A7)ash and the (D) fine willow (A7) tree are (D) all a growin (G) green in the (A) north amerikay (D).....harpgirl


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Winters Wages
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 05:04 PM

Thanks Harpgirl I'll give it a try Lloyd


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Lorraine
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 05:31 PM

I seem to know different words to the chorus-but no help in written music. Home dearie home/ it's home I want to be /top sails are hoisted and I am out to sea/ with the oak and the ash and the bonny rowan tree /All are growing green in my home country /and it's home dearie home.


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Mike Cohen nature@pacificrim.net
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 05:39 PM

If you know a verse to this song that starts "But her letter never said if it be a boy or girl" you might be interested to know I wrote it in 1956


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 07:02 PM

Lorraine...your words are in the DT...the tunes is the same, though

Mine came from 'County Down'

Mike... Heck, Mike! That must make you a "folksinger"!!! What else have you written? amiably, harp


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:31 AM

Guys, I posted that in a separate heading, with the ABC for the tune. Lets look.

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:55 AM

I sure don't see it. Here's what I remember of the words (from the singing of Ed Trickett, I believe it's on The Telling Takes Me HOme, Folk Legacy and our friendly neighborhood old c...fogey will know)

AMBLETOWN

CHORUS:
It's home, dearie, home
Home I want to be
Home for to live in my own coun-ter-y
Where the oak and the ash
And the bonny rowan tree
Are all a growin' greener
In the north coun-ter-y
(And it's home, dearie, home)

Oh Amble is a fine town With ships out on the bay
And it's fain and very fain I'd be there myself today
It's wishing in my heart I was far away from here,
Sittin' in the parlor and courting with my dear, and it's..

A letter came today and somehow I cannot speak
And proud and happy tears are a-running down my cheeks
(2 lines missing)

if it be a girl, she will wear a diamond ring
and if it be a boy, he will live to serve the king
in his little.... ... ..... and his little coat of blue
He'll walk the quarterdeck like his daddy used to do, and it's...


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Subject: Tune Add: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 03:00 AM

And here's an approximation of the tune. I can't quite remember, and this sounds close, but I think I may have some harmony rather than melody notes in it.
Blessings,
Barbara

MIDI file: AMBLE.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0720 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 65 080 0288 0 65 064 0072 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0384 0 65 064 0096 1 57 080 0288 0 57 064 0072 1 58 080 0096 0 58 064 0024 1 60 080 0288 0 60 064 0072 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0384 0 65 064 0096 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0288 0 69 064 0072 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 70 080 0192 0 70 064 0048 1 69 080 0384 0 69 064 0096 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 72 080 0288 0 72 064 0072 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0576 0 72 064 0144 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 70 080 0192 0 70 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0384 0 72 064 0096 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 70 080 0192 0 70 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0576 0 67 064 0384 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 65 080 0288 0 65 064 0072 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 65 080 0384 0 65 064 0096 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 65 080 0288 0 65 064 0072 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 60 080 1344 0 60 064 0096 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 65 080 0768 0 65 064 0192 1 65 080 0384 0 65 064 0096 1 62 080 0384 0 62 064 0096 1 65 080 0768 0 65 064 0192 1 65 080 0288 0 65 064 0072 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 72 080 0768 0 72 064 0192 1 74 080 0384 0 74 064 0096 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0384 0 72 064 0096 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0384 0 65 064 0096 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0384 0 67 064 0096 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 70 080 0192 0 70 064 0048 1 72 080 0384 0 72 064 0096 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 70 080 0384 0 70 064 0096 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 62 080 0576 0 62 064 0144 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 70 080 0192 0 70 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 60 080 0288 0 60 064 0072 1 60 080 0096 0 60 064 0024 1 60 080 0384 0 60 064 0096 1 65 080 0288 0 65 064 0072 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 65 080 1536 0 65 064
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

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G8|FF3F2D2|F4A2G2|FF3D2D2|C8|-C4C2D2|F8|F4D4|
F8|F3FF2A2|c8|d4d2d2|c4A2G2|F4E2F2|G4A2^A2|
c4d2c2|^A4A2G2|F2A2G2F2|D6A2|^A2A2G2F2|E2D2C3C|
C4F3E|F8|-F19/4||


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 03:06 AM

Or, DUH, you can just look-it-up-in-the-gol-dang-database like Dick is always telling us, and it's here.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 03:10 AM

Harpgirl's chords look right to me. I'll check to see if they match the tune. (and next time I'll read more carefully and see that you only wanted chords not words).


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 12:27 AM

Yup. Ed Trickett's "The Telling Takes Me Home" (C-46) - Folk-Legacy.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 09:52 PM

The earliest "Home, Dearie, Home, or "Amble Town" that I have is from 1888, published by Laura Alexandrine Smith, in her collection of sailors songs. She printed two versions, which were combined in the Ed Trickett version printed in the DT.


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 10:02 PM

One of the versions published by Laura Alexandrine Smith in "A Collection of the Sailors' Chanties, or Working Songs of the Sea," printed in 1888, was this short one:

Lyr. Add: HOME, DEARIE, HOME

And if it be a lass, she shall wear a golden ring;
And if it be a lad, he shall live to serve his king;
With his buckles, and his boots, and his little jacket blue,
He shall walk the quarterdeck, as his daddy used to do.

And it's home, dearie, home! Oh, it's home I want to be!
My topsails are hoisted, and I must out to sea;
For the oak and the ash, and the bonny birchen tree,
They're all a-growin' green in the North Countree,
And it's home, dearie, home!


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 10:31 PM

Here is the other version published in 1888 by Laura Alexandrine Smith. It contains a verse left out of the Trickett song in the DT.

Lyr. Add: HOME, DEARIE,HOME (2)

Oh, Amble is a fine town, with ships in the bay,
And I wish with my heart I was only there to-day;
I wish with my heart I was far away from here,
A-sitting in my parlor, and talking to my dear.

Chorus:
And it's home, dearie, home! oh, it's home I want to be.
My topsails are hoisted, and I must out to sea,
For the oak, and the ash, and the bonny birchen tree,
They're all a-growin' green in the North-countree;
Oh, it's home, dearie, home! oh, it's home I want to be.

Oh, there's a wind that blows, and it's blowing from the West,
And of all the winds that blow 'tis the one I like the best;
For it blows at our backs, and it shakes the penon free,
And it soon will blow us home to the North-countree.

Repeat chorus


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Subject: RE: AMBLETOWN (HOME DEARIE HOME)
From: GUEST,sing.out/Penny
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 10:36 PM

The lyrics I know are:

A sailor being weary, he bowed down his head
Called for a candle to light him to bed
She lit him to bed as a lady ought to do
And he's vowed and declared, she should lie there with him too.

Chorus: Same as Harpgirl's

She jumped in beside him to keep herself warm
Thinking a sailor wouldn't do her any harm
He's hugged her and kissed her and cal-led her "My Dear"
And she's wishing that short night could last longer than a year
(What does that mean?)

Early next morning, the sailor arose
Into her apron threw a handful of gold
Saying "Take this my dear, it will pay for milk and bread"
"It will pay for the lighting of a sailor to bed."

So what if I have a baby, then how would I be the worse
I've got gold in my pocket, I've got silver in me purse
I'll hire a nurse and I'll pay the nurse's fee
And I'll pass for a lady in me own coun-ter-y.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ambletown (Home Dearie Home)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:12 AM

The Music of the Waters by Laura Alexandrine Smith (London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1888) can be viewed online at Google Books (if you're in the US, I suppose).

It also has a tune for HOME, DEARIE, HOME—click the link.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ambletown (Home Dearie Home)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Feb 17 - 04:24 PM

Mike Cohen posted up above, way back in 1999. He's been mentioned here at Mudcat a number of times. Anybody know where he is now?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ambletown (Home Dearie Home)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Feb 17 - 04:40 PM

I have yet another version:

Oh, Amble is a fine town with ships about the bay
And I'm fain and very fain to be there myself today
Yes I'm wishing in my heart I were far away from here
A-sitting in the parlor and talking to my dear
(cho)And it's home, dearie, home,
Oh, it's home I long to be
My topsails are hoisted and I'm about to sea
For the oak, and the ash, and the bonny birchen tree
Are all a-growing green in the North country
And it's home, dearie, home

Her letter comes at last, yet somehow I cannot speak
Though the proud and happy tears they go rolling down my cheek
There's someone here, she writes, you'll be longing for to see
With your merry hazel eyes smiling up from off my knee (Cho)

Oh, if it be a lass, she shall wear a golden ring
And if it be a lad, he shall live to serve his king
With his buckles, and his boots, and his little jacket blue
He shall walk the quarterdeck like his daddy used to do (cho)

I think I have it by Alan Mills, but not sure.

There are lots of songs with "skipping up the rigging" instead of "walk the quarterdeck"


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