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A simple song with harmonies and round

katbond 02 Nov 08 - 12:30 PM
lady penelope 02 Nov 08 - 12:34 PM
Melissa 02 Nov 08 - 12:39 PM
Dave Hunt 02 Nov 08 - 12:44 PM
Melissa 02 Nov 08 - 12:50 PM
VirginiaTam 02 Nov 08 - 12:59 PM
VirginiaTam 02 Nov 08 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Nov 08 - 09:00 PM
GUEST,Gerry 03 Nov 08 - 01:24 AM
BK Lick 03 Nov 08 - 02:10 AM
VirginiaTam 03 Nov 08 - 02:26 AM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Nov 08 - 10:03 AM
cptsnapper 03 Nov 08 - 11:56 AM
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Subject: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: katbond
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:30 PM

Hello i am new member and am seeking advice. I am looking for a simple song (possibly about death or sorrow) that is simple, has harmonies and can be sung in the round. I need to be able to teach this song and need some help on the notes. I cannot read music well and will be teaching to people who do.

I thought of rose rose but perhaps a little to obvious. Is it possible to hear these songs sung somewhere.

Thank you for your time

Kathryn


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: lady penelope
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:34 PM

There's one that goes

Ah poor bird
Take thy flight
Fly above the misery
Of this dark night

But I'm at a loss as to how to get the tune to you. I don't know if any of the other Catters know it and can help.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: Melissa
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:39 PM

Welcome, Kathryn..
While you're waiting for some suggestions (you'll get some good ones here!) you could use Mudcat Search for rounds and see what you come up with.

'Ho, Young Rider' has a solemn sound.
'Rose' fits well with 'Ah, Poor Bird'


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: Dave Hunt
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:44 PM

Heres a good one:

What a goodly thing
If the children of all men
Could live together
in peace-o


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: Melissa
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:50 PM

Dave, do you know where to find a midi of that one?
I've never heard it before and would like to!

A midi of Ah, Poor Bird can probably be found on various gs songs sites.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:59 PM

my daughters and I used to sing the following in parts

Daughter 1
Hey ho nobody at home

Me
Ah poor bird

Daughter 2
Rose Rose


They do blend very well and are very easy if pitched right for all singers. There is a youtube video of people singing this, I think.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 01:23 PM

here it is.

Not exactly how we used to sing it but approximate enough to give you an idea.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 09:00 PM

Can't help you with the sad part, but this page has rounds and words. If you click, you can hear the tune.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~msmiller/rounds.html

You could take a suitable tune and write your own words.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 01:24 AM

Libana recorded an album with a lot of rounds on it.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: BK Lick
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:10 AM

You can hear "Ah Poor Bird" (on dulcimers) here.


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:26 AM

WOOT! Thanks BK Lick, I have added that site to my favourites. I am learning dulcimer now. Again WOOT!


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 10:03 AM

'WOOT'?


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Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: cptsnapper
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 11:56 AM

It doesn't have harmonies but may I suggest " Babylon " as recorded by Don McLean.


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