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Thread #87629   Message #1637295
Posted By: Abby Sale
30-Dec-05 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: Happy! – Dec 30 (Kipling born 30 Dec 1865)
Subject: Happy! – Dec 30 (Kipling)

Happy Birthday!

Singer/songwriter Rudyard Kipling

was born


Of his many folkish songs & ballads, many have been set to music - eg Leslie Fish on recordings: Our Fathers Of Old, Random Factors, and largely Peter Belamy put some wonderful tunes to some - five albums worth of them. For example:

        Old Horn to all Atlantic said:
                A-hay O! To me O!
        "Now where did Frankie learn his trade?
        For he ran me down with a three-reef mains'le"
                All round the Horn!

                   "Frankie's Trade" by Rudyard Kipling from his story "Simple Simon" in
                   Rewards and Fairies; Tune: Peter Bellamy

I heard this from Mystic Seaport Chanteymen at the Festival. Was knocked out. So I learned a few Kipling/Bellamy songs.

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