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Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?

SingsIrish Songs 17 May 10 - 10:02 AM
Leadfingers 17 May 10 - 10:06 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:02 AM

Anyone know the name of the tune used for The Gasman Cometh (Flanders and Swann)?

Thanks in advance!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:06 AM

Surely its Donald Swann's own composition ? Though I agree there are 'bits' of older tunes in there .


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:25 AM

I feel that Mr Swann was inspired by the rhythm and melody of Charlie, He's My Darling, starting as it does with 'Twas on a Monday morning... The whole of it though is his own composition.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:27 AM

......bits sound like 'Dashin' away with the smoothing iron'!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: Noreen
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:45 AM

Yep, that too, Mr Happy! :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: Bernard
Date: 17 May 10 - 12:13 PM

Donald Swann had the uncanny knack of writing an original melody you could swear you'd heard before...!

I do believe it was inspired by 'Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron', though.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 May 10 - 06:11 PM

Just in passing - Stephanie Flanders, the BBC economics editor, is the daughter of Michael Flanders. No wonder she is so articulate.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: Gurney
Date: 17 May 10 - 09:34 PM

Surely only the first line is similar to 'Dashing Away?' I have to agree with Bernard about the way Swann's music sounds so familiar.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: Anglo
Date: 18 May 10 - 12:49 AM

I too don't really hear the similarity to Smoothing Iron. The first line is similar in text, but not in tune, at least not the way I learned it in school.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 18 May 10 - 06:13 AM

Nope, sounds entirely original to me ! ( Unlike one of John Lennon's efforts, which sounded VERY much like "Stewball Was A Racehorse "-----you know which one I mean !).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Name of tune used for Gasman Cometh?
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for the feedback, I'll pass the info on to my friend!


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