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Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland

GRex 22 Jan 10 - 06:51 AM
Hamish 22 Jan 10 - 07:17 AM
GRex 23 Jan 10 - 04:47 AM
Leadfingers 23 Jan 10 - 09:11 AM
MoorleyMan 23 Jan 10 - 10:16 AM
Leadfingers 23 Jan 10 - 12:50 PM
Charley Noble 23 Jan 10 - 03:56 PM
semi-submersible 23 Jan 10 - 04:07 PM
Richard Mellish 23 Jan 10 - 04:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: GRex
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 06:51 AM

Last night I heard an extra verse to Tom Lewis's Marching Inland.

It told of Sir Walter Raleigh losing his head in the Tower of London.

This verse is not in the DT, not on Tom's website or in Tom's sonbook.

Does anybody out there know the verse?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: Hamish
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 07:17 AM

Arr, me hearty, sounds good. But, no, I don't. He's over here in the UK soon, so maybe someone can jot it down if he sings it, or ask him if he doesn't:

31st January Johnny Collins Celebration Day
21st March Walthamstow
25th March Maidenhead

...he's got other dates, but they're the ones I know about.

More at Tom's site

...oh, here you are then:

Mar 9 Dartford Folk Club
Mar 11 Tynefolk
Mar 12 Bath Folk Club    Mar 14 Bude Folk Club
Mar 16 London Sharps Folk Club
Mar 18 Wrexham Folk and Acoustic Club
Mar 19 Tenterden Folk Club
Mar 20 Birmingham Red Lion Folk Club
Mar 21 Walthamstow Folk Club
Mar 22 Cheshire Midway Folk Club
Mar 23 St Neots Folk Club
Mar 24 Pontyclun, Wales Llantrisant Folk Club
Mar 25 Maidenhead, Berks. Maidenhead Folk Club
Mar 26 Saxmundham, Suffolk Everyman Folk Club


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: GRex
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 04:47 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 09:11 AM

Is that a Tom Lewis addition ? Or a bit of 'Folk Process' by someone else ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 10:16 AM

It is a genuine Tom Lewis verse, Leadfingers. I tried posting earlier but the post rejected. Here goes again...

"Now Bold Sir Walter Raleigh was a sea-dog brave and true
He sailed the Indies, fought the Spaniards, found tobacco too
He laid his cloak down in the mud, so Bess took him to bed
But in the Tower Of London he completely lost his head"

FYI, it IS actually included in Tom Lewis' Songbook - in a fulsome footnote to the song (page 47), Tom says therein that he only remembered writing it after hearing it performed by The Anchormen on BBC radio one day - he'd completely forgotten it, and "never included it in (his) version after its first few outings", but he generously adds: "please feel free to use it, if you will".

Interesting that you've heard it recently GRex - I thought I was the only one singing it (except for Keith and Ian of course)!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 12:50 PM

Thanks for that M M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 03:56 PM

Moorley Man-

Thanks for the extra verse and the notes.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: semi-submersible
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 04:07 PM

Would this be a third/middle verse, after Columbus but before the two other Elizabethans and the homily?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 04:11 PM

There should be a verse along these lines, with some folk processing to knock it into shape.

To find the north-west passage was all Lord Franklin asked,
But there among the snow and ice the poor sod breathed his last.
In the warm and sunny south seas Captain Cooke he did the same.
Exploring foreign places is a bloody silly game.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Additional verse to Marching Inland
From: GRex
Date: 24 Jan 10 - 04:43 AM

Many thanks MoorleyMan. On hearing the verse for the first time I thought it was apt as Raleigh was one of our famous seamen.

Typical of the times though, lost his head through displeasuring instead of pleasuring the Queen.

            Keep singing

                   GRex


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