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Subject: Looking for new songs to sing
From: harpgirl
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 11:21 PM

...hi all...what are people singing right now? any suggestions for favorite songs to sing?...could someone post the lyrics of Sweet Fern? ...the lambent harp


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 02:25 AM

My favorites at the moment are:

On the folkie side: (most are on DT) White Cockade The Highland Widow's Lament Benjamin Bowmaneer The Raggle-Taggle gypsies Adieu Adieu (as on an Eliza Carthy cd) Finnegan's Wake The Unquiet Grave The Griesly Bride King Henry Two Sisters/Bonnie Broom The Two Magicians Peggy Gordon/Come Kiss Me Love The Nightingales

On the popular/folkable side: (mostly from 'net Tab pages) Will You (Hazel O'connor) Cry Me A River (Julie London) Songbird (Fleetwood Mac) Go Straight to Hell (Clash (surprisingly folkable)) Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) Something so Right (Paul Simon) Killing me Softly (can't remember who) I Shall be Released (or whatever its properly called) Til I can make it on my own (Tammy Whynette) Young Americans (David Bowie) Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) Angie (Rolling Stones)

I'll be keeping an eye on this thread - I could do with some fresh ideas.

Kris


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Night Owl
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 02:44 AM

harpgirl...I still don't have the second verse to Sweet Fern, but the chorus I learned and first verse are in the Forum....I put "Sweet Fern" in the Subject box and it came up ok. Did you ever find the tune for the song?? I will be seeing another Autoharp player this weekend who may have the song on an album. If so, I can send you a tape if you'd like.


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 05:45 AM

Click here for the thread with two sets of "Sweet Fern" lyrics. Anybody got a tune to post?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: I AM A ROMANY^^
From: toadfrog
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 05:19 PM

I AM A ROMANY
(Traditional)
I was born in an old gypsy wagon,
I was brought from those commons, you know.
And our troubles began in the winter,
That's when we're no place to go.
But I'm determined to marry the girl that I love, take a wagon and tent on my own.

I'm a Romany rye, I poor didikai,
Born in a tent underneath the blue sky.
I want no gilted mansion.
That life will just suit me.
You give to me the open sky
And the song of a lark as it flies so high.
Roamin' around the country,
That life will just suit me.
For I'm just a Romany,
Everyone know,
A Romany I shall be.

Sung by Phoebe Smith, recorded by Peter Kennedy at Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1954. Available on CD from Saydisc Records, bearing copyright symbols (p) and (c).

A very fine song. JWM


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: kendall
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 10:13 PM

One of my favorites is: If I had it to do all over again, I'd do it all over you.


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Matt_R
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 10:25 PM

Folkable! Love that term!! That's what I've been doing for a long time now!


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Subject: Lyr Add: STRAWBERRY FAIR^^
From: Mudlark
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 01:28 AM

I like to start off with Strawberry Faire....a good limberup song...

As I was gong to Strawberry Faire, singing,
singing buttercups and daisies...
I met a lady making her way, foldideee.....
Her eyes were blue, and gold was her hair,
as she went on to Strawberry Faire..............
Reevo, reevo, folde diddle dy do,
reevo, reevo fol de diddle dee.

Kind sir, said she, my roses are red, singing, singing, buttercups and daisies....
Cherry red, the pretty maid said, fol di dee.........
My cherries are fair and plenty to spare, and I go down to Strawberry Faire....
Reevo, reevo, foldididdle dy do,
reevo, reevo fol de diddle dee.

Says I your roses will soon fade away, singing...............
Scarce have cherries longer to stay, foldideee....
So fare thee well, I'll none of your wares,
and I'll not go to Strawberry Faire....Reevo........

A very larky, rollicky song, full of inuendo....

One of my favorite sad songs, and I've been singing it for 30 odd (very odd...lol) years with great pleasure is Banks of Greenwillow....

Oh, it's of a sea captain, lived by the seaside -o,
And he courted a lady who proved by child.

Now it's fetch me some of your father's clothes and some of your mother's money,
and we will go on board of ship with mine own dearest honey.

Well, they hadn’t been on board of ship, not 6 wks nor better,
when she started wanting women, and could not get any.

"Well, it hold your tongue oh you silly girl, and it's hold your tongue oh my honey,
for we cannot get women, not for love nor for money."

Then he tied a napkin round her head, and he tied it round so gently,
then he throwed her right over, both her and her baby.

Now, it's seeing how that she doth swim and seeing how she doth swagger,
she will never leave off swimming till she comes to some harbor.

And she shall have a coffin and the nails will shine yellow,
and my love, she shall be buried on the banks of Greenwillow.

(I was sure this was in the database but couldn't find it just now...maybe had the wrng title...)

nancy


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SPIRIT OF GOD^^
From: toadfrog
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 09:28 PM

THE SPIRIT OF GOD


William W. Phelps, 1835

The Spirit of God like a fire is burning
The latter-day glory begins to shine forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning
And angels are coming to visit the Earth.

We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven,
Hosannah, hosannah to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!


The Lord is extending the Saints' understanding,
Restoring their judges and all as at first.
The knowledge and power of God are expanding;
The veil o'er the earth is beginning to burs.

We'll call in our solemn assemblies in spirt,
To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad,
That we through our faith may begin to inherit
The visions and blessings and glories of God.

How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion
Shall lie down together without any ire,
And Ephriam be crowned with his blessings in Zion,
As Jesus descends with his chariot of fire!

This is LDS hymn No. 2. It is an extremely powerful hymn, and is historically important. Although I personally am not a Mormon (having first heard it on This American Life, with Ira Glass) I think this should be in our collection. (MIDI follows.)
JWM


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Subject: RE: "i am a romany"
From: GUEST,guest palmer
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 02:49 AM

Does anyone have the chords to this great song on"saydisc" songs of the travelling people?


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Piers Plowman
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 07:27 AM

Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: KingBrilliant - PM
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 02:25 AM

"Killing me Softly (can't remember who)"

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

Killing Me Softly with His Song
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

'"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. It was inspired by Lori Lieberman's response to having seen a performance by Don McLean.

Lori Lieberman was the first to record Fox and Gimbel's song, in 1971, but it became a bigger hit when covered by Roberta Flack in 1973. Her version won three Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female Performer and it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks.'

I've been playing songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. I'm not sure how folkable they are. I shall have to test them with my folk-o-meter when I get home. My neighbours are probably especially thrilled when I play them on the recorder. A couple of days ago I bought a CD of Dionne Warwick singing Bacharach-David songs. To be able to sing like that! They often have somewhat tricky rhythms, which make them fun to play.


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Ythanside
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 08:59 AM

Currently,anything by Bruce Murdoch, Debra Cowan, Bob Coltman, Iris DeMent, Luke Kelly, Jean Redpath, Stan Rogers, John Denver, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, Patsy Cline, and pre-1968 Rolling Stones.

Folk or otherwise, all 24carat stuff.


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 10:20 AM

Try "Walker Dam," which you can hear on www.myspace.com/bobknightfolk

As long as you can understand the Scots accent -- the lyrics are on my website at www.knightfolk.com


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: GUEST,Murphy
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 10:45 AM

Blitzen Trapper, "Furr"


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: sharyn
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 10:47 AM

Having just about completed my first CD (it's at Oasis now), I have started my second. To that end, I have been singing "Sitting on Top of the World," "Raglan Road" and a couple of Carol Denney songs ("Winter and I" and "Don't Cry for the Tin Man,") plus obligatory originals, "Coal Mining Song." most of which is in the DY, "Wild Pinto Pony" and "The Old Hollow Drum, whose lyrics are on here somewhere.

"Sitting on Top of the World" is a great favorite of mine.


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 10:50 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FoOvNLdT6I


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: sharyn
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 11:00 AM

Oops -- typo: that would be "most of which is in the DT."


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Johnny J
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 11:08 AM

New songs?

Don't encourage them! There are too many songs and singers already.. :-)


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Subject: RE: Looking for new songs to sing
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 05:40 AM

A very good place to start is to work your way through the recordings of Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, and the Coppers (their book too), starting from the beginning.


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