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Lyr Req: How many camels did you see

GUEST,cat boy 04 Nov 09 - 09:54 PM
Joe Offer 04 Nov 09 - 10:19 PM
cetmst 05 Nov 09 - 06:55 AM
cetmst 05 Nov 09 - 07:02 AM
Joe Offer 10 Nov 09 - 03:30 PM
Joe Offer 11 Nov 09 - 12:05 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: How many camels did you see
From: GUEST,cat boy
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 09:54 PM

I remember the song. It plays in my head. Where did I learn it and why? what are the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How many camels did you see
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 10:19 PM

Hi, Cat Boy -
I think it's in the Catholic school songbook called We Sing and Harmonize, published in the 1950s by Ginn & Company. I send a message to a Mudcatter who owns a copy of the book, and asked him to post it in this thread - so check back every few days until it gets posted.

I see the book is still for sale to Catholic homeschoolers. they tend to trust textbooks from the 1950s, and get worried about the "modernist" ways of Catholic schools of the present day.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How many camels did you see
From: cetmst
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 06:55 AM

It's described as a Palestinian round, printed with melody line

1.                2.             3.   
Oh, how many camels did you see across the sand?
It looked like eleven, but maybe thirty-seven I did see.


I haven't figured out the code for sending the notation but can mail a copy - Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How many camels did you see
From: cetmst
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 07:02 AM

Numbers for parts got altered in transmission. Part 2 is over the s in camels and part 3 over the c in across.
    Fixed 'em. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How many camels did you see
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 03:30 PM

So, Charles mailed me a photocopy of the tune from the Ginn & Co. We Sing and Harmonize songbook, and I've transcribed it. The tune is described in the songbook as a "Palestinian Round." I've always seen this tune identified as a "Hebrew round."

Click to play

Now, the $64,000 question* is, what is the Hebrew name this round is more commonly known by? Next question: could it be that this tune has Palestinian, rather than Hebrew roots?

-Joe-

*This is a really easy question, but I will pay the first person who answers correctly, the grand total of 64 cents.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How many camels did you see
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 12:05 PM

Gee, and nobody answered the 64-cent question.


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