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Thread #153174 Message #4142744
Posted By: Richard Mellish
29-May-22 - 05:08 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Man in the Moon (from Full English)
Subject: RE: Origins: The Man in the Moon (from Full English)
Despite the Full English project having married the words and tune, to my mind they're a poor fit. The words have four stresses in each line while the Scan Tester tune has alternating four and three, with a long held note at the end of each second line.
I have been known to tack the Tester tune onto the end of Frodo's song (to the tune that I think came from Ken Langsbury). In the last verse of the song I slow down the 6/8 rhythm to 3/4 to merge into the tune.