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Lyr Req: Over the Hills and the Mountains

GUEST,Eden 12 Jul 09 - 07:43 AM
Herga Kitty 12 Jul 09 - 06:16 PM
banjoman 13 Jul 09 - 11:26 AM
Geoff the Duck 13 Jul 09 - 11:47 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 13 Jul 09 - 02:47 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 13 Jul 09 - 02:53 PM
nutty 13 Jul 09 - 02:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Regal Slip
From: GUEST,Eden
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 07:43 AM

I was curious if anyone knew of any follow up lyrics to or a way to find a song that I heard performed by Regal Slip.
The lyrics I know are only by ear and are as follows:

Over the hills and the mountains
Through the frost and snow
I went down (or possibly out) to the fountain
By myself, all alone

I'd swim the wild, wild (possibly wide, wide) ocean
All on my bare breast
For to find of my true love
Whom I do love the best

I haven't the foggiest idea what the title is or how I can find it, so any help would be significantly appreciated. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Regal Slip song
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 06:16 PM

Well, you could try asking members of Regal Slip, like graham and eileen ?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Regal Slip song
From: banjoman
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 11:26 AM

Is this the same Regal Slip I saw years ago who claimed that their name was just the name of their favourite drink reversed??

The were a great band then and probably still are


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Regal Slip song
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 11:47 AM

Yes!
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Regal Slip song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 02:47 PM

The song (from Bandstand) appears to be Over The Hills And The Mountains and my copy of the Roud index shows only 2 entries for the song, both for the same collected performance, from a Mr. Thompson of Dunstan in Northumberland, collected by Vaughan Williams on the 7th August, 1906. It was published in JFS, 3 (1907) p.45 and in Holst & Vaughan Williams, A Yacre of Land p.12.

The version in A Yacre of Land is:

OVER THE HILLS AND THE MOUNTAINS

Over the hills and the mountains,
Through the frost and snow,
I went down by the fountains,
By myself all alone.

I'll swim the wide, wide ocean,
All on my bare breast,
For to find out my true love,
Whom I do love the best.

Source: A Yacre Of Land, ed Holst & Vaughan Williams


So, this appears to be all there is to the song.


In Bushes and Briars - Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams ed Roy Palmer, the song is published under the title Lullaby with the following notes: "Traditional lullabies are rare in English, although they still flourish in Gaelic-speaking parts of Britain and also in Europe. Oddly enough, the anti-soporific dandling song is much less uncommon in England. This lullaby came in 1906 from a Mr Thompson of Dunstan, Northumberland, who had learned it from his mother fifty years previously. It was still sung by the mothers of Dunstan to their children. I wonder if it still is"

(Palmer's end notes for the song indicate other songs collected from Mr Thompson).

If you want the tune, I'll post the abc later.


Bandstand was reissued on CD in 2000, so I assume the track is available on that.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Regal Slip song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 02:53 PM

Sorry - slight correction here. That last part should have said the Lullaby was another song collected from Mr. Thompson, not that it was the same song (pay attention Pearce!).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Regal Slip song
From: nutty
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 02:57 PM

You must be getting old, Mick


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Subject: Tune Add: OVER THE HILLS AND THE MOUNTAINS
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 03:12 PM

Alas, I get 'old all too rarely!


Here's the tune, though.

Mick



X: 1
T:Over The Hills And The Mountains
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=96
S: Mr. Thompson, Dunstan, Northumberland, 1906, coll. Vaughan Williams
B: A Yacre Of Land, ed Holst and Vaughan Williams
K:Gaeo
G2 B>c d2 d>c|d4 D4|
w:O-ver the hills and the moun-tains,
G2 (B>c) d2 (c>B)|A8|
w:Through the_ frost and_ snow,
(BA) G2 G2 (GF)|(G>AG>F) D4|
w:I_ went down by the foun___tains,
G3 F (D3 C)|D2 (G>F) G4|]
w:By my-self_ all a_lone.


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