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Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'

TinDor 27 Aug 09 - 03:04 AM
greg stephens 27 Aug 09 - 06:01 AM
TinDor 27 Aug 09 - 08:33 AM
dick greenhaus 27 Aug 09 - 06:53 PM
Jim Carroll 27 Aug 09 - 07:52 PM
dick greenhaus 27 Aug 09 - 10:38 PM
greg stephens 28 Aug 09 - 07:57 AM
dick greenhaus 28 Aug 09 - 02:06 PM
alanabit 28 Aug 09 - 02:35 PM
TinDor 28 Aug 09 - 07:41 PM
Barry Finn 29 Aug 09 - 12:21 AM
TinDor 29 Aug 09 - 04:42 AM
GUEST,Barry on wife computer at work 29 Aug 09 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Suzi Z 30 Aug 09 - 05:19 AM
GUEST 21 Oct 10 - 07:59 AM
GUEST,Guest 29 Jan 11 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: TinDor
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 03:04 AM

sound somewhat similar to the Beatles "Come Together"? It's the part when Lennon starts his lyrics/verse




Beatles "Come Together"



Beatles "Negro Prison Songs / "Rosie"1947 [RARE]"


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: greg stephens
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 06:01 AM

Vaguely similar I suppose. Defintely from the same musical background...worksongs in general. The Beatles were well brought up lads, in skiffle groups. Everybody was listening to records like Murderers' Home then, or if not that than Lonnie Donegan's version of the songs.
Thanks for posting Rosie. Reminds me just how powerful that stuff was when I first heard it as a kid. That's why I love folk music. They don't they teach the students to sing like that at the Department of Folkology, more's the pity.


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: TinDor
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 08:33 AM

Thanks for your insight Greg!


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 06:53 PM

Lomax's prison collections on scratchy 78s were what really got me deeply involved in folk music. It's a shame that so few modern recordings can have that kind of impact.


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:52 PM

Me too Dick.
By the way; a thousand congratulations for your work on Bronson - lang may your lum reek!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 10:38 PM

I'm not sure if my lum reeks or not...translation?
And, I think, thanx much


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 07:57 AM

Now Jim, as Ewan isn't listening. Did you ever try singing those songs?


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 02:06 PM

Jim-
I looked it up, and thanx. For anyone who hasn't looked it up, it means (literally) "Long may your chimney smoke with other people's coal".

I'm happily burning Dr. Bronson's coal, among that of others.


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: alanabit
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 02:35 PM

I reckon that the next time somebody tells me that some prissy pop record has "got soul", I shall refer them to this recording. Thanks for posting TinDor.


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: TinDor
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 07:41 PM

Yeah lol, this is pure emotion and "soul"


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 12:21 AM

I agree but I don't hear "Come Together" at all.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: TinDor
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 04:42 AM

BarryFinn, Im only refering to the way Lennon sings/phrases the song/lyics when he first comes in.


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: GUEST,Barry on wife computer at work
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 05:49 PM

And I was picturing Lennon with an axe swinging it sideways into the drum kit, repeatedly & calling the lead with the rest of the boys answering "come together" as the axe made it's mark, kind of sexy.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: GUEST,Suzi Z
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 05:19 AM

Along similar lines..Ron Trueman-Border has a song called Rosie on a Sunday.
If anyone is interested please click on link below
Rosie on a Sunday -Folk Alley
All the best
Suzi


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 07:59 AM

Try listening to Jeff Buckleys version of 'Be your husband' on the 'Live at Sine' album. Its almost an exact cover...


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Subject: RE: Is it just me or the prison song 'Rosie'
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 02:59 PM

Does anyone know where I could find the lyrics for 'Rosie'? Or a good website for folksong lyrics in general. In my class right now we have to write comparisons but sometimes it is quite difficult when don't have the full lyrics for slave songs, work songs, prison songs, spirituals, etc.


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