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Thread #66245   Message #1097698
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
21-Jan-04 - 05:30 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Subject: RE: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Steve. One of the reasons a lot of us came to the Mudcat Cafe originally was that it is the home of the Digital Tradition, a database of traditional and more recent folk song. At the top left of the forum page is a box which says "Lyrics & Knowledge Search". Go to this box and type in "poverty knock" without the quote marks, then click the search button. You will get a page of results. The first results will be where (or if) the words you entered have been found in the Digitrad song collection. The second list will be where the reference has appeared in mudcat threads.
In this case, the song appears in Digitrad, so click on the blue clicky link and it will take you to the song. At the bottom of that page, below the lyric it reads :-

@work @poverty
filename[ POVKNOCK

There is a tune file, which plays as a MIDI when you click on the blue link which says CLICK TO PLAY.

The tune it plays is NOT quite the tune I know for the song, but it is close enough if you don't know the way it is sung in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Thus endeth the first lesson ;+
Geoff the Duck.)