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Lyr Req: Walking song

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ANN O' HETHERSGILL
WAULKING SONG


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GUEST,Fantum 22 Jun 09 - 08:17 AM
Jim Dixon 27 Jun 09 - 01:45 PM
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GUEST,Dave MacKenzie 28 Jun 09 - 08:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 08:17 AM

I have been looking for the lyrics of a walking song and I have the first line

Fresh and glad is the morn at prime

I tried the usual things and went off down into hymns for a while without success
any help appreciated

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 01:45 PM

Do you mean "waulking song"? Waulking is part of the process of making woolen cloth; Scottish women who did this kind of work often sang "waulking songs" while they worked.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 07:36 AM

"Fresh and glad is the morn at prime" doesn't exactly have the feel of a waulking song to me!

Then again - what is a walking song? :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 08:44 PM

It sounds like a rather literary translation from the Gaelic, and seems to have the right rhythm.

A waulking song is a work song, used to keep time when "twelve or fourteen women, divided into two equal numbers, sit down on each side of a long board" to shrink newly woven cloth by foot or by hand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: jeddy
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 09:36 PM

didn't they used to call it something else as well. felting?

jade x

sorry i can't help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 11:47 PM

Fantum, is it about processing wool, or taking a stroll? The best wool-processing recording I know is an album called Spin the Weaver's Trade, but Carla Sciaky. Click the link for samples from the recording. Maybe one of them will be your song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: open mike
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:05 AM

on the other hand (foot?) there are Swedish walking songs or ganglat
often played when people would form a procession thru town on their way to events such as weddings. here is a thread where we discussed swedish walking songs...not sure if it is the "glad morn" one here.
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=11309&messages=18


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: open mike
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:17 AM

and, oh, by the way, felt is not woven
(see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt)
but woven fabric can be felted....

with the agitation and water and sometimes also soap,
the fibers can be caused to bind together to make a
matted surface...which is why you should never wash
a wool sweater in hot water unless you want it to
shrink and become felted...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulling


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walking song
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 07:25 PM

Guest Dave - yes, but waulking song lyrics are usually much earthier than this... since the songs often developed out of a good exchange of gossip as they worked... :)


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