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Thread #156235 Message #3683161
Posted By: Steve Shaw
06-Dec-14 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Songbook Indexing: Rounds Books
Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Rounds Books
How odd. I was reminiscing about singing rounds when I was at school in the late 50s, and only this week I bought a copy of the Penguin Book of Rounds. Second-hand, two quid. It's clearly never been read, though the pages are yellowing and coming unglued (I care not a jot!). The only marking on it is the name of a previous owner, one Susan Young. It's quite a formal and scholarly little tome, with notation for all the songs laid out. One that, for some reason, I most remember singing is "Morning Has Come". Like some of those 60s pop songs, it's never left me! No wonder my cranial hard-drive is slowing down... I don't think the one I remember from school is in my new book, though I found a nice version of it on YouTube. I connected "I Gave Her Cakes and I Gave Her Ale" by Purcell with a rather good version on a Silly Sisters album! Clearly, I have much more pleasant musing to come.