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The Weekly Walkabout

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Subject: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 05:24 AM

THE WEEKLY WALKABOUT, E.G.
WEEK OF JUNE 23-29
From walkaboutsverse.741.com

Poem 136 of 230: LANCASHIRE SUNG SIMPLY

Lancashire:
Cut by rivers, met by sea;
Patched by farmland,
Mills and other industry.

Lancashire:
With your Pennine boundary;
Steeped in hist'ry,
Through your buildings, there to see.

Lancashire:
Where, through Graces, moorlands be;
Wooded parklands,
Flowered gardens - kept neatly.

Lancashire:
Red Rose County, God's blessed thee.


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Subject: BS
From: Mysha
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 06:12 AM

Hi,

This isn't about folk songs, is it? Shouldn't it be below the line?

                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Mysha
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 06:14 AM

Hi,

Never mind: Now it is. Just ignore it.

                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 06:33 AM

"Lancashire Sung Simply" is, indeed, one of my attempts at a folk song, Mysha.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 06:48 AM

Hi WAV, somehow your last thread 'Walkaboutverse' stopped allowing one from posting on it. I'm somewhat new to this, was their a reason as to why? Also, your attempt at a folk song was fine, nothing wrong with it, I didn't understand why someone could object to it(?????).


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 06:55 AM

Neither can I, GFS?!...but, at least, anyone on a not-so-powerful computer like mine, won't have to wait so long to post here, if they wish to.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: s&r
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 07:20 AM

It seemed unneccessary to close the previous thread - it wasn't too unpleasant, a bit tasteless at times, but I must confess to reading it with a morbid fascination, and half hoping it would make 1000 posts.
Perhaps the moderators would say why threads are closed?

Stu


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 07:33 AM

Boredom?


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: GUEST,Sedayne (Astray)
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 11:24 AM

As a very recent immigrate into Lancashire, I read WAVs Weekly Walkabout with interest. I was especially struck by the reference to the Penile boundary, a somewhat perplexing image in any context, but here it carries an added pathos, especially being (somehow) steeped in hist'ry. A search for Penile Boundary on Google throws up some very interesting results indeed. Nice one, WAV - though perhaps a footnote or two might be of use in future...


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 12:36 PM

To Sedayne: the boundary of Lancashire does, indeed, in part, run along the Pennines; and, in the second stanza, I put a semi-colon after it to try and make it clear that it's the county that's "steeped in hist'ry".
Also, as has happened before on Mudcat, it has been changed to "Penile" presently (as Spaw just noted), so, if you want the correct version of THE WEEKLY WALKABOUT, perhaps it's best to use blue clickys - walkaboutsverse.741.com
(To the Mod. - please change it back for me as you did last time.)
Finally, I have to disagree with John - not many dull moments when I have a go.
    I changed it to "Pennine," as requested. I can't imagine why a moderator would have changed it to "Penile." Could it be you made a typographical error in the first post?
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: s&r
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 12:43 PM

Does anyone remember the scintillating narrative oof E L Whisty (Peter Cook)? There weren't many dull moments in his diary, that's for sure.

Stu


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: s&r
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 12:45 PM

Here it is

Stu


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Gene Burton
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 02:15 PM

"BTW Dumbass. you can't write a folksong."

(Altogether, now): OH yes, you can...


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 02:43 PM

You can write a song. It MAY become a folk song, but you can't write one.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 02:46 PM

Oh, yeah!??

Then just what do you mean by "folk song?"

(There, by God! That'll dump the poop in the punchbowl!!)

Don Firth (strikes again!)


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 02:49 PM

Above post in response to Gene.

Don Firth (in cloak and mask)


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 03:06 PM

Who can tell if its a folk song or not..he only posted the lyrics .Lighten up!


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 03:12 PM

Is there such a thing as a "Childish Ballad?"

(Who was that masked man, anyway?)


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 03:20 PM

Dear Don: ballads tell STORIES; good or bad, "Lancashire Sung Simply" is NOT a ballad.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Gene Burton
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 03:21 PM

Anything I can readily hum written before I was born qualifies IMO...
Incidentally, I've just been watching highlights of Neil Diamond's set at Glastonbury; and it was striking to see how thousands of people, mostly under 30, seemed to know all the words to "Sweet Caroline". I reckon a "Neil Diamond: Folksinger" thread is long overdue!


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 04:31 PM

James James
Morrison's mother
Hasn't been heard of since.
King John said he was sorry,
So did the Queen and Prince.
King John
(Somebody told me)
Said to a man he knew:
If people go down to the end of the town, well,
what can anyone do?"


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 06:08 PM

Actually Gene, I think somewhere down the road you'll have a Tom Petty one as well. (:<))

Saw the Bogdanovich documentary on him (and of course the Heartbreakers just the other day......4 hours long!). Somebody in there commented they could play for 2 and a half hours and you'd be singing along the whole time.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 07:25 PM

Good grief, WAV, you didn't even get the joke, did you!!??

Sheesh!

(Vanishing behind the curtain again.)


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 12:23 AM

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
Why that daft bugger Spaw is not hung out to dry. ;-)


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 04:22 AM

He must have a sense of humour Don, that doggerel is a joke isn't it?


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 06:15 AM

I'm aware of Child's Ballads, Don...now, can we call "curtains" on that one? :-)>
Here's one of the fine day-trips I made whilst living in Manchester...
WEEK OF JUNE 30-JULY 6
Poem 127 of 230: TO SPACIOUS SOUTHPORT - AUTUMN 2000

Most of the leaves
    Of poplar trees
Had fallen free
    When to the sea,
By bus then train,
    In stop/start rain,
I headed-down
    From Radcliffe Town.

After Wigan,
    The train began
To pass across
    What to me was
A coastal plain
    To see again -
With varied crops,
    And grazing op's.

From the station,
    Reconstruction
Soon came to eye
    As I walked, by
The gallery,
    Toward the sea,
And thereby thought:
    "Spacious Southport."

(And, these days, there, you may even bump into a fellow goatee/folkie of mine - Sedayne.)

From walkaboutsverse.741.com


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 12:22 PM

Isn't it funny
How a bear loves honey?
Buzz buzz buzz
I wonder why he does...


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 12:30 PM

3 cheers for Pooh!
For who?
For Pooh.
Why what did he do?
he saved his friend from a wetting.
3 cheers for Pooh!
For who?
For Pooh.
I'm sorry I keep forgetting.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 12:54 PM

WAV, you may be aware of "Child's ballads," but you still didn't get the joke, did you?. Do you even know who or what "Child" is? Some people who should know better don't.

Case in point:   on the occasion of one of idiosyncratic folk singer John Jacob Niles' concerts, billed as "a program of Child ballads," one music reviewer wrote, "Mr. Niles sang a program of some of the most unusual children's songs I've ever heard."   (!)

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Muswell Hillbilly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 12:57 PM

You've heard that one too, eh, Don? That has to be one of my favourite folk stories of all time, it still gives me a fit of the giggles, and the frightening thing is, I can see its relevance here on this thread.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 12:58 PM

Frankly, Firth, I did get that.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 01:01 PM

Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!
Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!
I don't much mind if it rains or snows,
'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my nice new nose!
I don't care if it snows or thaws,
'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my nice clean paws!
Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!
Sing Ho! for the life of a Pooh!
And I'll have a little something in an hour or two!


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 02:28 PM

Your weekly allotment has been met. See your previous two posts above. Enjoy discussing either this or last weeks verse. I am sure we will all be waiting for your next one due on July 7

From walkaboutsverse.741.com


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 02:29 PM

Okay, WAV, rather than belabor (belabour?) the point, I'll take your word for it.

By they way, my first name is Don, not "Frankly."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 02:32 PM

You don't give a damn, Don?


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Muswell Hillbilly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 02:42 PM

I tink that if people truly didn't give a damn about the postings of this person, Walkaboutsverse, they wouldn't contribute to this thread.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:10 PM

That's why I used a comma, Don.
And, fair enough, Mod. - "Liberty, as surteit, is the father of much fast" (NOT me but William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure).


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Muswell Hillbilly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:16 PM

If you're going to quote William Shakespeare, will you please quote him correctly, and please put the quote into it's correct context.

LUCIO: Why, how now, Claudio! whence comes this restraint?

CLAUDIO: From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty:
As SURFEIT is the father of much fast,
So every scope by the immoderate use
Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue,
Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,
A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.


Measure for Measure, I, ii


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:33 PM

Just checking your knowledge of punctuation.

Are you familiar with the writings of Lynne Truss? It would be a bit embarrassing to be shot by a panda just because of a misplaced comma.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:36 PM

Eats shoots and leaves


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Muswell Hillbilly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:39 PM

The version of that joke I heard involved a koala in a Sydney restaurant at the all you can eat bar.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:45 PM

I did put "surfeit", HS, and it's not the first time my words have been changed - see the first Weekly Walkabout, and find "Penile" boundary, and then my request to the Mod.: Date: 29 Jun 08 - 12:36 PM. (I also got an email from the Mod. about this, but still don't know who is doing it, nor how?)


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:46 PM

Who's ahead?


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Muswell Hillbilly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:52 PM

let me see if I have this right, someone 'changed' a single letter in one word in your post? That is going to take a bit of thinking about, mind you I hear the theme from The X Files playing in the background.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:57 PM

How sweet to be a Cloud
Floating in the Blue!
Every little cloud
Always sings aloud.
How sweet to be a Cloud
Floating in the Blue!
It makes him very proud
To be a little cloud.


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Gene Burton
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 03:59 PM

Whoever it was must have something of a fixation with the privy member. Perhaps they're trying to tell us something about themselves??


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 04:03 PM

Little Cloud Lyrics
Artist(Band):The Incredible String Band


How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue.

Lying awake, late the other night
Heard above me a trembling,
I looked up, it was a little cloud,
From which a gold string was dangling;
You know, I gave the string a little pull,
Just to see what was on the other end.
Just then a voice came down to me, says,
"Hey, now, don't you want to be my friend,

And float with me to distant lands,
wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands wondrous and fair?
You see I'm just a happy little cloud,
I laugh and float and sing my song,
But the other clouds don't like me none.
They say I am behaving very wrong.
You see a cloud's supposed to be sad,
To cry and weep and tear its hair and all,
And don't matter how hard I try,
I can't get the first little tear to fall."

And float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;

I said, "Hey, I like you little cloud,
You are a nice little fellow, yes."
"You making some, kind of a joke?", said the cloud,
"Now can't you see I'm wearing such a pretty dress?
You see I am the prettiest little chick cloud
That you'd find anywhere up above.
I just dropped in on you awhile
To see if you could give me some kind of love."

And float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands wondrous and fair;

Just then the chief cloud come into view
And says, "Hey, girl, now what you think you're doing there?
I told you so many times before
You just don't seem at all to care.
You know you should be floating up above, now
Don't let me catch you down here again."

And as my cloud pulled out of view,
There come failing down a gentle shower of rain.
Happy rain come failing down,
Red, green, blue and golden.
And every drop, as it fell, it smiled
And, throwing back its head, began singing,

"Oh float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair."


G


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 04:07 PM

The Weekly Walkabout was copy/pasted from my site, HS. I just read the Mod's email again, and it tells me that they can edit messages if need be, and that someone else has found a way to do it and mess with my posts. (It first happened on the "Walkaboutsverse" thread.) The plot thickens...


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 04:09 PM

G, that's quite glorious. What was the Minotaur song they did? "I can't drink well, because of my horns..."


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Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout
From: Muswell Hillbilly
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 04:26 PM

I don't think it's the plot that's thickening, I think it's your paranoia. Mudcat or anyone else simply isn't going to edit one letter in your posts, you're definitely losing it.


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