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Folklore: Circus lore & songs

GUEST,banjocircus 31 Dec 08 - 07:47 PM
Joe Offer 31 Dec 08 - 08:37 PM
open mike 01 Jan 09 - 01:50 AM
Leadfingers 01 Jan 09 - 11:05 AM
Susan of DT 01 Jan 09 - 01:17 PM
Big Al Whittle 01 Jan 09 - 02:29 PM
banjocircus 01 Jan 09 - 02:54 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Circus lore
From: GUEST,banjocircus
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 07:47 PM

Does anybody know of folk/OT songs or ballads relating to the circus? If so, can you either post artists/albums or lyrics or collectors?

Thanks,

Jonathan


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Circus lore & songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 08:37 PM

Well, if you put trapeze in the search box, you'll get "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze." Better yet, you'll get Cosmo, the Fairly Accurate Knife thrower, plus some others.

I'm sure others will come up with more. I added "songs" to the thread title to draw more music.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Circus lore & songs
From: open mike
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 01:50 AM

Indian cowboy...by Joe ely...also recorded by katie Moffat
here is joe singing it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esz0w3KgB_s
you can get a recording of it here"
http://www.westernjubilee.com/KatyMoffatrecordings.htm

Lydia the Tatooed Lady
Groucho marx used this for his signature song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4zRe_wvJw8


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Circus lore & songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 11:05 AM

Travelling Fair rather than Circus , but Pull Down Boys is still a good song


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Circus lore & songs
From: Susan of DT
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 01:17 PM

Don' Gp in the Lion's Cage Tonight

A search of the DT for circus got 19 hits
Clown got 33 hits
Juggle got 2


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Circus lore & songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 02:29 PM

Perhaps you would be better to advertise in the showman's magazine.

I used to gig an old peoples home, and there was this old guy from the fairs. he always uswed to ask for I've got a lovely Bunch of Coconuts.

I think travellers and showman's sites and magazines will be the place to look.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Circus lore & songs
From: banjocircus
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 02:54 PM

Does anybody know where I can find the tune to "don't go into the lion's cage"?

It is interesting because it seems it was written immediately before a whole spate of songs with similar themes regarding fathers not going to the mines.


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