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Songs in 'All Around the Circle' suite-John Greer

GUEST,murray on Saltspring 25 Mar 10 - 09:04 PM
GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 29 Mar 10 - 12:20 AM
Joe Offer 29 Mar 10 - 01:39 AM
Snuffy 29 Mar 10 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 04 Apr 10 - 01:10 AM
Alien Paul 24 Aug 11 - 10:05 AM
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Subject: Greer Folk songs
From: GUEST,murray on Saltspring
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 09:04 PM

Can anyone identify the songs arranged by John Greer in his suite "All Around the Circle"?


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Subject: RE: Greer Folk songs
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 12:20 AM

Come on folks! Surely the knowledgeable Mudcatters can tell me?


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Subject: ADD: All Around the Circle (Children's song)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 01:39 AM

Hi, Murray-
I found a children's song called "All Around the Circle" - is that the one? The John Greer recordings I found were country songs that seemed to come from Ireland.
-Joe-

ALL AROUND THE CIRCLE

All around the circle
(I can do what you do)
All around the circle
(I can do what you do)

Now stop right still
(I can do what you do)
Put your hand on your hip
(I can do what you do)
Let your right foot slip
(I can do what you do)
Now do it like this
(I can do what you do)

1, 2, 3, 4
Spin around and pick someone,
We'll do some more.

All around the circle
(I can do what you do)
All around the circle
(I can do what you do)

Now stop right still
(I can do what you do)
Put your hand on your hip
(I can do what you do)
Let your right foot slip
(I can do what you do)
Now do it like this
(I can do what you do)

1, 2, 3, 4
Everyone be seated,
There is no more.


from the CD, The Wide-Mouthed Bullfrog, by Music with Mar


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Subject: RE: Greer Folk songs-All Around the Circle
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:55 AM

The Newfoundland song I'se the Bye has a chorus:

Swing your partner, Sally Tibbo,
Swing your partner, Sally Brown,
Fogo, Twillingate, Morton's Harbour,
All around the circle

Or often "Hip your partner"


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Subject: RE: Greer Folk songs-All Around the Circle
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 01:10 AM

Thanks, Joe, I hadn't heard that one before! Snuffy's song is one of them, giving the suite its title. But there are a few more in that piece.


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Subject: RE: Origin All Around the Circle (John Greer)
From: Alien Paul
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 10:05 AM

I'se The B'y is one of several "iconic" Newfoundland songs, widely popularized, by its publication in a series of songbooks issued (starting in the 1920s) by a local pharmaceutical distributor company, The Gerald S. Doyle Co. The contents of the "Doyle songbooks," as they were known became widely recognized as a sort of "canon" of Newfoundland songs--certainly those most often recorded and performed through the 1950s and 60s. Bok's version of this song is the only one I've ever heard (and I have heard quite a lot) that uses the phrase "Swing your partner..." as a substitute for the locally popular "Hip your partner..." He also substitutes "Lizer" for the more commonly heard "Liza." The melody was also often played in Newfoundland (usually on accordion) as an accompaniment for dancing. Interestingly, the instumental versions add a second part to the tune, not found in the sung form.


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Subject: RE: Origin All Around the Circle (John Greer)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 10:30 AM

"First commission All Around the Circle by Toronto composer, John Greer. Four voices and two pianos. Performed in our Toronto Sunday Series in January 1988, and at the Aldeburgh Festival in June, 1988; performed again in our Toronto Sunday Series in May 1992, and again in April 1997. The work was featured on our first CD The Aldeburgh Connection, by CBC Records, released in 1995. It has also been performed by other music organizations."


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Subject: RE: Origin All Around the Circle (John Greer)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 11:16 AM

info at aldeburghconnection dot org

There's the address to ask at.


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Subject: RE: Songs in 'All Around the Circle' suite-John Greer
From: Mysha
Date: 19 Sep 12 - 08:16 AM

Hi,

I don't know, but it looks like it's:
- When The Ice Worms Nest Again (Arctic)
- Rattle On The Stovepipe (Ontario)
- The Morning Dew (Newfoundland)

Bye,
                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: Songs in 'All Around the Circle' suite-John Greer
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 12:48 PM

I have written to Mr Greer to ask him. I'll post when and if.


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