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Canadian Folksong-1970's

J-Stone 02 Apr 99 - 09:52 AM
catspaw49 02 Apr 99 - 12:53 PM
Rick Fielding 02 Apr 99 - 12:57 PM
Sandy Paton 02 Apr 99 - 01:24 PM
Sandy Paton 02 Apr 99 - 01:25 PM
catspaw49 02 Apr 99 - 01:34 PM
DonMeixner 02 Apr 99 - 07:39 PM
Annraoi 02 Apr 99 - 08:00 PM
Sandy Paton 02 Apr 99 - 10:10 PM
Joe Offer 02 Apr 99 - 10:19 PM
Roger in Baltimore 02 Apr 99 - 10:21 PM
Sandy Paton 03 Apr 99 - 12:35 AM
GUEST 28 Apr 09 - 02:53 AM
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Subject: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: J-Stone
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 09:52 AM

We are looking for the artist and song title of a folk song that was definitely heard in Ontario in the '70's. The chorus of the song went something like:

"Tom took a walk down to the field, to mow the wheat, when a snake bit his heal, Toomeray, Toomeray, Tomaray."

Could you help us out with this one?


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 12:53 PM

Patrick Sky had a very similar song called Rattlesnake Mountain and there is a sound clip at CDnow. Sky's album is from 1965. I know it's not what you're looking for exactly....but.......

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 12:57 PM

Might it be related to a song called "Fod", recorded by Erik Darling in the 60s? The snake became a "Pizened serpent"..too roly day.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:24 PM

I think the generic title is "Springfield Mountain." The DT offers three versions, and there are many more floating around in the oral tradition.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:25 PM

P.S. By the way, credit where credit is due: it's a New England folk ballad.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:34 PM

Well damn Sandy...You are always amazing! Truly! I wish I were younger and unencumbered, I'd ask to come sit and absorb.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 07:39 PM

Pat Sky's version is called Rattlesnake Mountain.

On Rattle Snake Me My Mountain I did Dee why Dwell

And I got a Stee Why story I'm Gonna Tee why tell.

Come Ru-die, Ru-die, Ru.

Actually as good as Pat's version is, The lovely Margaret MacArther does a better job of it.

Don


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Annraoi
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 08:00 PM

Does anyone know of any songs where French and English are used e.g. in alternate verses or lines ? Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:10 PM

Maay I suggest a "forum search" on macaronic songs? There was quite an extensive collection of posts to such a thread. Someone such as our good friend Joe Offer could probably locate it and come up with a "click here" line to guide you to it. That's beyond my expertise, I fear.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:19 PM

I suppose Joe Offer could do that:
Click here
or here
and one more here
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:21 PM

Damn! I just did the search and copied the URL and Joe beats me to it. Hey! Joe! Why aren't you out with your honey in that beautiful Spring weather out there in California?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 03 Apr 99 - 12:35 AM

Joe must have gotten tired of whale-watching and come back to web-watching. We'll have to start another "Welcome Home, Joe" to let him know how essential he is to all of us. F'rinstance, I just realized I failed to capitalize the first word in the last sentence of a post to a different thread! Joe often has to sweep up after me!

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Canadian Folksong-1970's
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 02:53 AM

Toomeray Toomeray by Billy Charm is definitely the tune u seek, but u think u can find it? Lemme know.

Maa-chi-took


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