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Req: A Drink for Each Song/Song for Each Drink

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A SONG FOR EACH DRINK


Jeri 05 Jun 99 - 11:34 AM
Jeri 06 Jun 99 - 08:56 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 07 Jun 99 - 07:19 AM
Jeri 07 Jun 99 - 08:12 AM
Jeri 20 Jun 99 - 02:44 PM
MMario 21 Jun 99 - 12:49 PM
Richard Bridge 21 Jun 99 - 01:39 PM
Jeri 21 Jun 99 - 05:21 PM
Richard Bridge 22 Jun 99 - 02:28 PM
Jeri 23 Jun 99 - 10:45 AM
Jon Freeman 13 Oct 99 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Ann 29 Aug 00 - 12:49 PM
Joe Offer 29 Aug 00 - 01:48 PM
MMario 18 Jul 02 - 12:21 PM
Hollowfox 18 Jul 02 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,Steve 18 Jul 02 - 12:51 PM
MMario 18 Jul 02 - 01:01 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jun 14 - 12:45 AM
GUEST,Darlodave 03 Jun 14 - 07:11 AM
Dave Earl 03 Jun 14 - 10:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: A DRINK FOR EACH SONG
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 11:34 AM

This song sounds to good to not sing. Does anyone know the tune? ABC, Midi, or even if you'd like to record a verse and the chorus as a .wav and e-mail me at jeric@tds.net, I'd appreciate it. (Joe Offer explained how to do that e-mail thingie in his 11 Dec 98 post in the HTML thread.)

I couldn't find the following in the database - Should I do a "LYR ADD" whatsit?)

A Drink for Each Song
(English Traditional)

Come all you jolly fellows and join us in song,
Let thunderous harmony sound.
For if men can still sing then the world's not so wrong,
And the rafters will ring in a round.
But a man cannot sing if he's troubled at heart,
As melodies over you steal,
So bring us a drink and we'll each sing our part,
And our voices with clarity peel.

Chorus:

Bring us more ale here and without fail here.
We'll go on singing till each song is sung,
Pass round the jugs now; fill up your mugs now,
We shall not stop now that we have begun.
And if you have a song sir as we go along sir,
You're next to sing but you're never to think,
We'd let you sing dry sir that's a foul lie sir,
A drink for each song and a song for each drink.

2. Well the first is a song of the great raging sea
Let thunderous harmony sound
And the far foreign lands that our sailors do see
And the rafters will ring in a round
And the next is a song of green meadows and fields
As melodies over you steal
Of the farmer and the ploughboy and the earth's bounteous yield
And our voices with clarity peel.

Chorus:

3. Well we'll sing of the orchards and the hopfields in Kent
Let thunderous harmony sound
And of hard times we've known when our money's all spent
And the rafters will ring in a round
And the high Sussex Downs with their sheep and their corn
As melodies over you steal
And of lassies we've courted on a fine summer's morn
And our voices with clarity peel.

Chorus:

4. Oh we'll sing of the wars and the victories won
Let thunderous harmony sound
And of foes we have vanquished with powder and gun
And the rafters will ring in a round
But we'll sing of the widows and the sons they have lost
As melodies over you steal
For there's no battle fought without counting the cost
And our voices with clarity peel.

Chorus:

5. Well now to conclude and to finish our tale
Let thunderous harmony sound
We'll sing one last chorus and then sup some ale
And the rafters will ring in a round
So some other fellow may now take the floor
As melodies over you steal
And sing us a song may we hear many more
And our voices with clarity peel.

Chorus:


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 08:56 AM

Refresh

I'm starting to think no one's heard this song. I'll add a threat. If youse don't come up wit da tune, I'll make one up. And when I'm singin' da song and some guy asks "Wherja get dat tune?" I'll say, "uhhh...I learned offa some old English guy in a pub when I was livin' in England," or "I don't remember."

The tune for "Kilkelly" works, too.

Jeri - talks to herself - Corlew


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 07:19 AM

Jeri - where did you get this from? Lyric is good, I'd appreciate the tune as well. Anybody?


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 08:12 AM

I got the song from http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/english.html

I'm about ready to ask on uk.music.folk since it doesn't seem as though anyone here is familiar with the song. I tried once (unsuccessfully) to get information on the tune to "Joke and Push About the Pitcher" from UMF, but it's still worth a try. I'm also going to try e-mailing a couple of friends.


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Subject: Tune Add: A DRINK FOR EACH SONG
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Jun 99 - 02:44 PM

The lyrics are above. No one where I live, on Mudcat, or in uk.music.folk has heard the song.

As much as I wanted some modal minor tune, this is the one the song wanted, and who am I to argue? If you have ABC, could you run it through and see if it's totally stinko, or whether it fits and you like it?

If you don't have ABC, the key is G, when you see a ">" it means the note in front of it is dotted. Each note is a quarter note, unless there's a number after it. B2A would sound like bee-eee Aaa. Upper case is lower octave, upper case is higher, with the switch-over happening at c.

I could e-mail a wav file of me attempting to sing it, but I'm not a very good singer.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

X:1
T:A Drink for Each Song
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:G
D| G>GG GBG|AFE D2D|E>GG AGF|G3 Z2D|
G>GG GBG|AFE D2D|E>GG AGF|G3 Z2B|
c>cc cBA|B>BB B2A|A>AA ABc|d3 Z2D|
G>GG GBG|AFE D2D|E>GG AGF|G3 Z3|

c>cc cB2| B>BB BA2|G>GG GAG| FED D3 |
c>cc cB2| B>BB BA2|G>GG GAG|FAA A2 D|
G>GG GBB|A>AA Ac2|ddd dcB| cBc A3|
G>GG GB2|A>AA Ac2|B>Bd dcB| ABA G3|


Line Breaks <br> added to ABC. Let's see if that helps.
-Joe Offer-
Mbr< To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: MMario
Date: 21 Jun 99 - 12:49 PM

I can't seem to get the abc to work. But I have had problems with others. Anyone?

MMario


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Jun 99 - 01:39 PM

It doesn't look traditional to me...sort of doesn't feel right.

I'll see if anyone at the club knows


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Jun 99 - 05:21 PM

Richard, it...um, isn't traditional. I couldn't find the tune so I sort of made it up. I'd much rather have the original tune. If someone at your club knows the song, I'd appreciate the tune in any format you can send it. I'd gladly repay in kind.

MMario, if you want to e-mail me at jeric@tds.net, I can send you an attachment of the ABC file. If you have a Mac, I'll try to put it in the message body - my attachments don't work on Macs for some reason. Sometimes when I want to listen to other people's ABCs, I have to copy them and paste into where you put the notes, then cut and paste title and stuff into where it's supposed to go. I don't know why there's a problem, maybe it's the HTML coding. Anyway, thanks for trying to listen to it.<>


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 02:28 PM

I meant that the words didn't look trad. A couple of the gurus at the club concur and have disappeared muttering to do research. If you find a strange man in a robe iwth a begging bowl in the street, be kind to him. It might be one of the said gurus ona pilgrimage.


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 10:45 AM

It does sound sort of like a music hall song. I think that's why the tune ended up sounding music hall-ish. I really appreciate the time folks are taking to sort this out!


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Subject: Tune Add: A DRINK FOR EACH SONG
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Oct 99 - 12:44 PM

Here is the midi and abc for the song Jeri gave, A Dring For each song. I have had terrible trouble converting the abc. I don't understand ABC, Abc2ps wouldn't print it, Melody Assistant put 6 beats in a 3/4 bar and my other conversion program came up with some very strange note lengths. I have opted to do a liitle bit of editing in CakeWalk to produce what I think the MIDI should be. I hope that I have got it right.

Jon

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MIDI file: test.mid

Timebase: 480

TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: G
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: A DRINK FOR EACH SONG
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
K:G
D6|G11/4G5/4G2|G2B2G2|A2F2D2|G4G2|E11/4G5/4G2|
A2G2F2|G6|-G2D2G2|-G3/4G5/4G2G2|B2G2A2|F2D2G2|
-G2G2E2|-E3/4G5/4G2A2|G2F2G2|-G6|B6|-B2c11/4c5/4|
c2c2B2|A2B11/4B5/4|B2B4|A2A11/4A5/4|A2A2B2|
c2d4|-d4D2|G11/4G5/4G2|G2B2G2|A2F2D2|G4G2|
E11/4G5/4G2|A2G2F2|G6|-G2c11/4c5/4|c2c2B2|
-B2B11/4B5/4|B2B2A2|-A2G11/4G5/4|G2G2A2|G2F2E2|
D2D4|-D2c11/4c5/4|c2c2B2|-B2B11/4B5/4|B2B2A2|
-A2G11/4G5/4|G2G2A2|G2F2A2|A2A4|D2G11/4G5/4|
G2G2B2|B2A11/4A5/4|A2A2c2|-c2B2B2|d2d2c2|
B2c2B2|c2A4|-A2G11/4G5/4|G2G2B2|-B2A11/4A5/4|
A2A2c2|-c2B11/4B5/4|d2d2c2|B2A2B2|A2G4|-G2||


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Subject: Tune Request
From: GUEST,Ann
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 12:49 PM

Has anyone got a tune for A DRINK FOR EACH SONG?

It’s a traditional English drinking song or so I'm told. The chorus is as follows:

Bring us more ale here and without fail here.
We'll go on singing till each song is sung,
Pass round the jugs now; fill up your mugs now,
We shall not stop now that we have begun.
And if you have a song sir as we go along sir,
You're next to sing but your never to think,
We'd let you drink dry sir that's a foul lie sir,
A drink for each song and a song for each drink.

Any suggestions would be welcome.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tune Request
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 01:48 PM

Hi, Ann- the lyrics and the tune are above - Mudcat's Jeri wrote the tune, since she couldn't find one. There's a ^^ harvesting birdie below the lyrics, which means that the song has been "harvested" for eventual inclusion in our Digital Tradition Folk Song Database. If you have trouble with the tune, send me an e-mail, and I'll e-mail you the MIDI.
-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: MMario
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 12:21 PM

refreshing this - as we do have a lot of new people since it's been up top of the list.

I STILL haven't gotton around to trying to learn this to jeri's tune or any other. bad mmario!


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: Hollowfox
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 12:29 PM

I use clarity peel in fruitcake sometimes. duckingandrunning, Mary


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 12:51 PM

I feel certain this isn't a traditional song. It's clearly written in traditional idiom by someone who likes singing! It seems like a cracking song and I'd love to sing it - if a tune can be found!


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ: A Drink for Each Song
From: MMario
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 01:01 PM

Jeri's tune is singable; I just refreshed to see if we could find out if there was another one anyone knew


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: A Drink for Each Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 12:45 AM

Anybody know an earlier tune for this, other than the one Jeri composed? Here's the new URL for where Jeri found the lyrics: http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/english/adrinkfo.htm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: A Drink for Each Song
From: GUEST,Darlodave
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 07:11 AM

This song possibly is either wrote by/or on one of the CD's by folk group Pigs Ear. Unfortunately I'm not at home to check the CD that I have of their's to confirm.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: A Drink for Each Song
From: Dave Earl
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 10:03 AM

It was sung by Pigs Ear and I thought it was writted by Sue or Grant Rule


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: A Drink for Each Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 05:03 PM

Grant Rule died in 2011, but you can contact Sue Rule and other members of the group at http://www.grantrule.org/.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: A Drink for Each Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Aug 15 - 08:54 PM

Anybody have a tune for this song? I can't get the ABC files above to work. I see that some Mudcatters have been part of the Folk Ale Programme of the Grant Rule Trust this year. Have you heard this song, or do you know somebody in "Pig's Ear" who can teach us the tune or send us a midi?

-Joe-


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