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Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs

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LIVING LEGEND
PILGRIM
PRIDE OF MAN
TEN O'CLOCK AND ALL IS WELL
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE
THE WAVES ROLL OUT
TO MORROW
TOO MANY MARTYRS
WELL, WELL, WELL


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GUEST,Wally Macnow 15 May 10 - 10:14 AM
Art Thieme 15 May 10 - 04:47 PM
Mrrzy 15 May 10 - 06:15 PM
deepdoc1 16 May 10 - 07:32 AM
Beer 16 May 10 - 08:57 AM
topical tom 16 May 10 - 01:19 PM
Peace 16 May 10 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,Wally Macnow 16 May 10 - 04:36 PM
Mrrzy 20 May 10 - 12:05 PM
Don Firth 20 May 10 - 02:58 PM
Mrrzy 21 May 10 - 12:52 PM
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Subject: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: GUEST,Wally Macnow
Date: 15 May 10 - 10:14 AM

In 1956, Bob Gibson's "Offbeeat Folksongs" was released. mp3 files of the tracks are now available (free) at

http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/39311972/36b7a2be/sharing.html?rnd=38

The songs/tunes are:
Mighty Day
The Pig and The Inebriate
Andalucian Dance
Greenwood Side
Delia
The Abdication
The Rejected Lover
The Horse Named Bill
Snake Cure
Lula Gal
Bahaman Lullaby
Pretty Boy
Block Island Reel
What Are Folks Made Of
Noah
Linstead Market
A Maid Went To Dublin
Chickens

Enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Art Thieme
Date: 15 May 10 - 04:47 PM

Nice!!


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 May 10 - 06:15 PM

Yay!


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: deepdoc1
Date: 16 May 10 - 07:32 AM

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Beer
Date: 16 May 10 - 08:57 AM

Thanks, loved this fellow.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: topical tom
Date: 16 May 10 - 01:19 PM

Thanks for the link! Bob was one of my favourite singer-songwriters of the time.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Peace
Date: 16 May 10 - 02:28 PM

Hi, buddy. I knew Bob G back in the day. He had a big influence on how I play and some of what I write. Got a few neat stories about him, his 12-string and some songs. Perhaps one of these days we could have a coffe and I`ll fill you in. He was a great guy as well as being a wonderful writer and guitarist.

Bruce (Murdoch)


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: GUEST,Wally Macnow
Date: 16 May 10 - 04:36 PM

Where are you living. I'm in the wilds of north central Vermont. Is coffee an option?


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 May 10 - 12:05 PM

OK, been listening to Delia, and what I want to know is, if "the first timne that he shot her she hanged her head and died," why does the chorus keep calling for one more round? Shuldn't they be saving their ammo?


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Don Firth
Date: 20 May 10 - 02:58 PM

"Let's drink one more round to the memory of the departed Delia?"

I've been singing the song for years, and although the meaning of the chorus is a bit fuzzy, I've always assumed that's what it meant.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 May 10 - 12:52 PM

Oh, come on, Don F, I was being funny! (Or *was* I?)


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 May 10 - 05:21 PM

This was one of the very first folk music LPs I ever bought. And then I was going to see Bob at the Gate of Horn folk nightspot in Chicago--a959--in my senior year of high school. At first there was only his banjo, and the songs were all traditional. It opened my eyes wide to how, when they were done well, the trad story songs from the depths of historical time, could transport a singer and the listeners like a time machine. Later, I got to know Bob Gibson---and it was quite an adventure to hang out, both actually and vicariously, with him. I hung back from knowing him too well as some of his doings I didn't respect. But when Bob Gibson was in his prime, he was very good--and it made the entire folk scene in Chicago a mesmerizing place to be.

I wish you could've been there.

Thanks Wally.

Art


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Don Firth
Date: 21 May 10 - 07:58 PM

Sorry, Mrrzy!

But sometimes ya never know! Between various interpretations of terms with two or more possible meanings(e.g., "round"), or with Mondegreens, or, for that matter, mishearing the lyrics, I've heard some pretty wild interpretations. Case in point: In The Coffee House Song Book, the opening verse to "The Bonnie Ship the Diamond" reads
The Diamond is a ship, my lads,
For the Davis Strait she's bound,
And the quay it is all garnishèd
With forty lashes 'round.
Now, considering the context, what in the blazes is that supposed to mean? "Forty lashes?"

The verse should read
The Diamond is a ship, my lads,
For the Davis Strait she's bound,
And the quay it is all garnishèd
With bonny lasses 'round.
Another wowzer is found in "The Unquiet Grave."

One verse starts out
Down in yonder grove, sweetheart
Where we were wont to walk,
The fairest flower that 'ere I saw
Is witherèd to a stalk.
There's a misprint in Cecil Sharp's One Hundred English Folk Songs. One lousy letter! In the book, the same verse goes
Down in younder grave, sweetheart
Where we were wont to walk. . . .
Walking in a grave? Strange place for two lovers to go walking. And it must have been a pretty short walk. 6' x 6' x 2'.

I've heard several people, including Joan Baez, sing the line with the word "grave" rather than "grove."

Not thinkin'. Even if it is in the book!

So, ya just never know, sometimes. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 May 10 - 11:30 PM

Ewan sang "lasses"

Art


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson's - Offbeat Folksongs
From: Don Firth
Date: 22 May 10 - 12:38 AM

Right, Art. He's the first person I ever heard sing the song.

Don Firth


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