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Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?

GUEST,'Freddy Strange' 31 Oct 08 - 11:38 PM
Joe Offer 01 Nov 08 - 12:49 AM
Anglo 01 Nov 08 - 03:23 AM
GUEST,Dave Goulder 01 Nov 08 - 02:16 PM
Anglo 01 Nov 08 - 04:58 PM
maeve 01 Nov 08 - 05:51 PM
Celtaddict 01 Nov 08 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,Freddy Strange 02 Nov 08 - 01:21 AM
kendall 02 Nov 08 - 07:28 AM
kendall 02 Nov 08 - 07:30 AM
maeve 02 Nov 08 - 08:10 AM
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Subject: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: GUEST,'Freddy Strange'
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 11:38 PM

Trying to identify a song I heard in the early 1980s, probably on Mary Cliff's "Traditions" on WETA-FM Washington, DC. The lead singer, I think, was Ann Mayo Muir; she may have had Gordon Bok and Ed Trickett with her. (OR, maybe it was Ronnie Gilbert and some Weavers?) The lyrics went something like: "Ah, the leaves, the quiet leaves/ The wind blows softly through the trees/ [something something something] water." The melody went something like: "G-- AC -- CD D EG--/ GA B C A G F E/ CDE E D C AC..." Neither DigiTrad nor Google have borne fruit.

Thanks for any help or ideas...

- 'Freddy'


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 12:49 AM

Well, The Ways of Man (click) has a similar meter, but the words don't match. Take a look at it, though.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: Anglo
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 03:23 AM

Good catch, Joe. For all the difference in lyrics, there are enough similarities in the melodic line (not that I can get much out of it from the info posted) for me to think it's the same song and you nailed it.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: GUEST,Dave Goulder
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 02:16 PM

I have the Bok 'Collection' including the full words of 'The Ways of Man' if it would help. The particular words quoted in the query do not appear, but the pattern is identical.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: Anglo
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 04:58 PM

'The Ways of Man' is already in the DT, and the lyrics are on this site.

Here.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: maeve
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 05:51 PM

We do have the words, thanks Dave.

How delightful to see a post from Dave Goulder, composer and writer of so very many lovely and funny songs. Hi there, Dave.

maeve....in Maine and wishing for a Goulder wall.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: Celtaddict
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 10:40 PM

Guest Freddy Strange, welcome. I hope you note what an amazing thread this is.   A newcomer here has posed a question with not a lot to work with, as the words may not be accurate after decades, and in a matter of hours has heard from a world-class songwriter, a world-class performer, and the Boss of the site all trying to help. I hope this is the song you want, but if it is not, I know folks will keep trying to help you locate it. And I hope you decide to become a member; you will likely get a chance to help someone else out the same way soon.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: GUEST,Freddy Strange
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 01:21 AM

Yup, that's it. As a longtime lurker here, I'm neither amazed nor surprised -- I knew this was the right place -- but I'm duly grateful and always impressed. Thanks, everybody.

- 'Freddy' of DC


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: kendall
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:28 AM

Hey Dave, welcome aboard.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: kendall
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:30 AM

I think I know every song they ever sang but I don't recognize this one.


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Subject: RE: Muir-Bok-Trickett? 'Wind blows softly'?
From: maeve
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 08:10 AM

Of course, GUEST 'Freddy Strange' or anyone else can also contact Gordon Bok directly via his web site:

http://gordonbok.com/
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