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Thread #162780   Message #3880886
Posted By: rich-joy
07-Oct-17 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Subject: RE: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Hi Claire,
back in 2002, on the long interstate drive returning from the National Folk Festival, my late husband and I started planning a workshop ("themed presentation") entitled :

“The Road Goes Ever On : Songs of The Journey”
to be interspersed with poetry and sayings from the World’s Wisdom ....

We used descriptors such as these to jog our memory :

Journey / Path / Route / Direction / Walk / Ramble / Stroll / March /
Voyage / Travel / Sail / Fly / Train / Moving On / etc etc

Sadly, it never got past that early planning stage!

The Songs, a mix of traditional and contemporary, that our long drive brought to mind (we had to sing each one!) were:

500 Miles x 2
Canaan’s Land
Coal Tattoo
Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd
Freight Train Blues
Hobo’s Lullaby
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Homeless Man
I’m A Freeborn Man
I’ve Been Doing Some Hard Traveling
Iron Road, The
I’m On My Way To Kingdom Land
I’m Marching Forward to Freedom Land
It’s Good To See You
Jolly Waggoner, The
Mingulay Boat Song
Moving On Song
O’er the Water To Charlie
October Song
Please Come To Boston
Rambling Boy
Rank Stranger
Rock and Row Me Over
Rosebay Ferry
So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You
Spencer the Rover
Step By Step
Tentpoles Are Rotten, The
Thirsty Boots
Time Is A Tempest (and We Are All Travellers)
Toorak Tram
Travellin’ Man
Travellin’ Shoes x 3
Travelling Down the Castlereagh
Vaudeville Man
Walkin’ Blues
Where I’m Bound
You’ll Never Walk Alone

We always intended to continue our quest for songs and poetry/prose, and Make It All Happen.
Needless to say, once back in the "Real World" :(   it all slid to the Back Shelf of Life - and here it is 2017 and my Beloved has now made his journey to Beyond the Veil .....

Well, hope it's of some use to YOU now!

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