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Name that (song) tune

Phil Edwards 09 May 10 - 08:44 AM
Little Robyn 09 May 10 - 03:50 PM
Phil Edwards 09 May 10 - 05:58 PM
Little Robyn 10 May 10 - 03:18 AM
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Subject: Name that (song) tune
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 09 May 10 - 08:44 AM

A song I heard last week* has been going round in my head ever since, despite the fact that I can't remember a word of it. A lovely song (beautifully sung), but what was it?

I can't help with the words, but the tune goes something like this (I'm not 100% sure of the second half of the third line):

X:1
M:4/4
K:D
L:1/8
B2|A3 ddc A2|e2 ef g2 fe|d2 ed cAAG|A6 B2
|A3 ddc A2|e2 ef g2 fe|d2 ed cAAG|A6 f2
|g2 e2 a2 d2|cdef e3 e|d2 ed cAAG|A6 B2
|A3 ddc A2|e2 ef g2 fe|d2 ed cAAG|A6 f2||

Anyone?

*The first song Sue vG sang at the Gockey last week.


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Subject: RE: Name that (song) tune
From: Little Robyn
Date: 09 May 10 - 03:50 PM

It sounds very similar to 'When a man's in love' as sung by Paddy Tunney on the "Songs of Courtship" disc in the "Folksongs of Britain" series edited and collected by Peter Kennedy and Alan Lomax.
The Midi tune in the DT is different.
But why would Sue be singing
'When a man's in love he feels no cold
Like me not long ago'
I thought it was a man's song - but maybe it's ambidextrous?
Or she may have alternative words to that tune.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Name that (song) tune
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 09 May 10 - 05:58 PM

That's the one! (Not sure how many verses Sue gave it, but there was definitely a Columbia's shore in there and a pull-back to third person in the last verse.) Many thanks.

Here's a performance on Youtube (nice, but I prefer Sue's!).

We're an ambidextrous bunch at the ex-Beech singaround - I've done My Bonnie Boy and When I Was In My Prime myself, despite being a chap. Thinking about it, you often see ballads beginning, in so many words, "the other day I overheard a woman saying...", and I wonder if they were written that way to make it easier for men to sing them.


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Subject: RE: Name that (song) tune
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 May 10 - 03:18 AM

The words are here.
At least, about half a dozen verses.
I'm not sure how these compare to Paddy's or Sue's words.
Sue is a catter so maybe you'll hear from her.
Robyn


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