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Your most recent 10 songs

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Your most recent 10 songs -- part III (6)
Your most recent 10 songs -- part II (14)


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Roger in Baltimore 17 Aug 99 - 08:27 AM
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MMario 17 Aug 99 - 08:53 AM
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Subject: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 07:19 AM

In view of recent discussions about what is folk music, I am curious as to what Mudcatters are actually singing now.

What are the last ten songs that you have sung in public? That is on stage, in a circle or sing or among friends.

Here's my list...

Laddies Who Fought and Won - by Harry Lauder
That's Not My Colorado - by Katlaughing
Size doesn't Matter - by Bert Hansell
Bathing Angel - by Bert Hansell
Silicone Cindy - by Bert Hansell
Liverpool Judies - traditional
Come to the Bower - by Allen Damron
Plastic Flower Seeds - by Bert Hansell
British Workman's Grave - Music Hall?
While London Sleeps - Music Hall?

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 07:55 AM

I prefer to avoid singing but sometimes I end up doing somthing. I guess that my most recent 10 are:

Dead Dog Scrumpy,
The Sick Note,
Johnny Jump Up,
The Wild Rover,
The Black Velvet Band,
The Fields of Athenry,
Something with a chorus that starts 'I've a fine felt hat and a strong pair of brogues',
The Leaving of Liverpool,
I'll Tell My Ma,
Sam Hall.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 08:27 AM

My last two public appearances were a song circle and a performance where I was billed as a blues singer. Some songs I performed:

Baby, Please Don't Go - Trad.
Run All the Way (a modern civil war tune) - ?
To Sing the Blues - Himler & Kennedy
When Your Man Gets Busted - ?
Good Mornin' Blues - Huddie Ledbetter
You Don't Even Care - Tim Wallace
Airplane Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
When She Wants Good Lovin' - Leiber & Stoller
Stop Doin' So Well - Christina Olsen
Come Back Baby - Blind Boy Fuller (?)
Go Down Ol' Hannah - trad.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 08:45 AM

Well, we had an Elvis tape in the car on the way back from the jazz on Saturday so Ole Shep and Hound Dog were the last 2. At the concert I "joined in" (safely 50 yards back from the bands) with Peoria,
Margie,
Girls go crazy about th way I walk,
Bourbon St,
Down by the Riverside [is that one folk?),
John Brown's Body,
Just a Gigolo, and
(they were a West Country band) Drink up thee cider.
I think that's 10. All without the aid of Metaxas (but with the aid of a rather nice bottle of blush de Syrah rose) in the open air, hardly any rain and great fireworks later.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 08:53 AM

Lock keeper, Stan Rogers
Caledonia, Dougie Maclean
Barretts Privateers, Stan Rogers
The Water is Wide (Trad)
Dream a Little Dream, Music by Wilber Schwandt and Fabian Andre Words by Gus Kahn
Crazy ,Willie Nelson
Aragon Mill, Si Kahn.
John Of Dreams , Bill Caddick
Patriot Game, Dominic Behan
White Squall, Stan Rogers

Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: MMario
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 08:53 AM

The wolfhound
Hey Ho Nobody Home
Mist Cover'd Mountains
Sailor's Prayer
Soldier's Three
Wild Mountain Thyme
Auld Lang Syne
Drunken Sailor
All for me Grog
Sixteen Tons


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 09:20 AM

This bunch of songs might look more logical if I wasn't trying to learn banjo accompaniment for some of them - I wouldn't recommend this lot together as a set!

Sammy's Bar
Roseville Fair
Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
Hello In There
A Thousand Miles Away
Swansea Town
Plastic Jesus
Jug Band Music
Ukulele Lady
Get Rhythm

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 09:24 AM

Hmmm, maybe I'm only singing one long song with no breaks. Perhaps another thread might ask for the longest song title (nothing from Julie Andrews)

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 09:48 AM

Thankyou Bruce, you have just reminded me of Sammy's Bar - a song that I used to love but have not heard in years. Even though I am far more into paying than singing, I am going to have to find the words to this one as I can only remember bits of it.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Tony Burns
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 11:02 AM

Loch Tay Boat Song
Making Whoopee
Ukelele Lady
Sailor's Prayer
There But For Fortune
When I'm Gone
Sheik of Araby
Somebody Stole My Gal
Wild Mountain Thyme
Proper Cup of Coffee


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 12:03 PM

At Heritage River Festival.
Do Re Mi
Angus Fraser - mine
Pit Man Blues - mine
Freight Train
Deep Fork - Paxton, by way of Paton
Sweet Georgia Brown - instrumental
Mary-Anne - Newfoundland
This One's The Dreamer - Hacking
Lizzie Lindsay
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Poole


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Llanfair
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 12:18 PM

Last 10 in public? Mmmm.
In My Life... Beatles, at my sister's renewal of vows.
Jean Harlow.. don't know where that comes from.
Let Her Go Down and Gone to America....Steeleye Span.
Schooldays Over.
Come by the Hill.
Crazy Man Michael....That's Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick.
Drill Ye Tarriers,
Wild Rover
Wife of the Soldier....Kurt Weil, I think.
I'm not very good at remembering where they came from, mind you, these days I'm lucky to remember all the words to the songs!!!! Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Alice
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 12:26 PM

Easy and Slow
Aran Boat song (my lyrics)
Mairi's Wedding
The Rose of Tralee
The Foggy Dew (love song)
Home Sweet Home
Oh, No, John
The Minstrel Boy
Down By the Sally Garden
Aura Lee


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bob Landry
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 12:26 PM

Monday, August 9, when Steve Parkes, his buddy Steve Poole and a few of my musician buddies came to my house, we sang for over 3 hours. A mix of folk, blues and Rock'N Roll. Here are some of the ones I led:

Giant - Stan Rogers
Barrett's Privateers - Stan Rogers
Mary Had A Little Lamb - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stormy Monday - a la T-Bone Walker
Fisherman's Wharf - Stan Rogers
Streets of London -
Riverboat Fantasy - David Wilcox
V'la Le Bon Vent - Canadian Trad
St. Anne's Reel - Trad (flat picked this one)
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrisson

Bob


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 12:46 PM

Jon, Sammy's Bar is in the DT of course.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: KathWestra
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 01:00 PM

Fun thread. Here are mine.

So Like Your Song and You (trad.)
Hopelessly Midwestern (Joel Mabus)
Boreens of Derry (trad.)
Lowlands of Holland (trad.)
Wild Birds (Jan Harmon)
Searching for Lambs (trad.)
Under the Quarter Moon (Carly Sciaky)
The Grey Cock (trad.)
Lizzie Lindsay (trad.)
Collier Laddie Dancing (trad.)

Kathy


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: campfire
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:18 PM

Likely candidates (can't be absolutely sure they were the LAST, but...)from me:

Roseville Fair / Bill Staines
Arrow / Cheryl Wheeler
Blue Umbrella / John Prine
Matt Hyland / Trad ?
Water is Wide / Trad ?
Slow Down / Kevin Mulvenna (a local s/s friend)
Lying to the Moon / Matraca Berg (via Robin and Linda Willaims)
Circle Game / Joni Mitchell
The Boy With The Moon and Star on his Head / Cat Stevens
(Which just might get to claim that "longest title" Bruce from Bathurst was looking for)

and almost always end with Amazing Grace

campfire


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: campfire
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:21 PM

Ooops, I forgeot my line breaks, too. Sorry...

campfire


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Magpie
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:33 PM

Nice lot of songs! Anyway, here are mine: Blackwaterside
The Mermaid
The Flyer (Nanci Griffith)
Done with Bonaparte (Knopfler)
Both sides now
A song for Ireland
Caledonia
The little pot stove
Flight of earls
The humours of the King of Ballyhooly (another longest title for you!)

Anyone frequenting my circles will probably recognize these, and me.

Magpie


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: KathWestra
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:38 PM

Oops. Lousy proofreading job. "Under the Quarter Moon" is by Carla (NOT Carly) Sciaky. It's a dandy song, too.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Frank of Toledo
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 02:42 PM

No Man's Land - Eric Bogle
Veteran's Day - Tom Russell
Goin Away - Utah Phillips
Isle Au Haut- Gordon Bok
Yard Full Of Rusty Cars - Shel Silverstein
Waitin For The Hard Times To Go - Jim Ringer
Cherokee Queen - Art Thieme
Tinker's Coin - Jack Hardy
The Dutchman - Michael Smith
From The Lambing To The Wool - Judy Small


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 03:30 PM

The Leaving of Liverpool
The Girl I Left Behind
O'Brien of Tipperary
Wild Mountain Thyme
Scovill's Rolling Mill
The West Rutland Marble Bawn
Roving Round the County Tyronne
Matt Hyland
Moreton Bay
Farewell to Nova Scotia


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Lorne Brown
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 03:35 PM

At Halifax & Lunenburg

Cotton Eyed Joe
Edward (Child #13)
Lord Randal (Child #12)
Lizzie Wan (Child #51)
Aunt Sue (Pete Sutherland)
Twa Sisters (Child #10)(2 versions: Bow and Balance, Wind and Rain) In Frisco Bay
Bessie Bell & Mary Grey (Child #201)
False Knight on the Road (Child #3)
High Barbaree (Child #285)

Lorne Brown


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: harpgirl
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 03:36 PM

...Local Flowers, Dixie Hall
One More Dollar, Gillian Welch
Jackson, Lucinda Williams
I Still Miss Someone (?)
Wings of a Dove, Bob Ferguson
When I was in My Prime, PD
Orphan Girl, Gillian Welch
Hard Times Come Again No More, S. Foster
Delta Queen Waltz, John Hartford
Sweet Forget me Not, PD


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 04:59 PM

The Rare Ould Times
The Finding of Moses
Nil Na La
There were Roses
Billy O'Shea (given to me by Liam's Bro - Our own Dan Milner)
The Ballad of James Connolly
Farewell to the Rhonnda
Donegal Danny
Whiskey on a Sunday
Medley:The West's Awake - Battle Hymn of the Republic - Amhra/n na bhFiann - Star Spangled Banner
The Parting Glass

OOOPPSS, that was eleven, guess you get a bonus. Great thread!!

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 06:44 PM

Franky's Trade (words:Kipling, tune:Bellamy)
Priests & Nuns (trad, shanty)
Schooner Industry (words:trad, tune: Neil Downey)
Bowline ( trad, West Indian shanty)
Queensland Dovers/Overlanders (trad, Aussie)
Down Where The Drunkards Roll (Richard Thomson)
Lord's Prayer(Tom Lewis)
Heavy Cruiser(Neil Downey)
Main Royal Yard (Neil Downey)
Ida Lewis & You Wouldn't Know It To Look At Me (Me)

Love the selections, Barry


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: emily rain
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 07:25 PM

yeah, this is a great thread. i'm wishing i could hear all these folks do these songs...

I See the Moon - by whom?
She Mov'd Thru the Faire
The Cruel Mother
Coal Quay Mart
Lovely Agnes - Sally Rogers
Touch of the Master's Hand - is that Sally, too?
Witch of the Westmorelands - Archie Fisher

beyond that i'd be going back at least a month and a half... i don't perform very much. ah, but selections coming soon:

All Around My Hat
Down in Yon Forest
Auchindoon


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From:
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 07:53 PM

Just kinda the Top 10 in the current repertoire. . .

1) To Lay Me Down -- Grateful Dead
2) Henry Lee -- Dick Justice
3) Harvest -- Neil Young
4) Fishin' Blues -- Henry Thomas
5) It's All Over Now, Baby Blue -- Bob Dylan
6) Lonesome Blues -- John Hurt
7) Willie Moore (if there's a banjo around)-- Doc Watson
8) Louise (the inept guitar picker's version) -- Leo Kottke
9) Slip Slidin' Away -- Paul Simon
10) Only One and Only -- Gillian Welsh


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 08:11 PM

Last 10 entries in the "Shaw Family Songbook" and which we did several times each at the last festival:

Bury Me Beneath the Willow (Trad)
How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine)
Virginia Waltz (?)
He Leadeth Me (Joseph Gillmore & William Bradbury)
In the Hollow (Dillard)
East Virginia Blues (A.P. Carter)
I'll Be There (Ray Price & Rusty Gabbard)
Lonely Tombs (Trad Baptist Hymn, per Hobart Smith)
Little Annie (A.P. Carter)
Orphan Girl (Gillian Welch)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 09:32 PM

hmmm.... "Broken Down Squatter"
"Only an Hour Until Morning"
"Silver Bell"..(beneath light of a bright starry night..etc)
"The Twa Corbies"
"Towser Jenkins"
"Time"..by Dwayne Thorpe..(not sure that's what he calls it...not recorded)
"Rake & Rambling Boy"
"Brazos River/Rivers of Texas"
"Managua, Nicarauga"..(what a wonderful spot, there's coffee & bananas & the temperature's hot)*grin*
"Storms Are on the Ocean"

I think that's close..seems like I missed something


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Paul G.
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 09:39 PM

Last Sunday. St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine, Florida...

Wire and Wood (mine)
The Creek (mine)
River Road (Al Scortino)
Shadow of the Hawk (Al Scortino)
Good Enough For Me (mine)
Florida Pines (mine)
Grandpa's Song (Scortino)
Mandarin Road (mine)
The Fisherman (Scortino)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Dylan)

You already know the last one -- someday, you'll know the rest...

Paul G.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 10:13 PM

Sunday night at the Starry Plough I sang "My Grandfather's Clock"
Two weeks earlier, same place, it was "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye"
My usual solos with the Born Once Gospel Singers in performance are "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" (A. P. Carter?) and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (Dylan) Others in which I sing verses and they join in the chorus in sings at Sally's house are "The Green Green Grass of Home," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "Times Are Gettin' Hard"
Songs I'm planning for future Starry Plough performances include Bob Gibson's "Abiline," with my added verses, of course, "Jody and the Kid" by Kris Kristopherson, and maybe Doc Watson's version of "Alberta"

--seed


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 10:30 PM

From bet's and my performance (we don't get together to do it very often):

Railroad Corral
The Seine
Green, Green
Been Ridin'
The Wayward Wind
Old Apple Tree
Desert Silvery Blue
That's Not My Colorado
Early One Morning
Tattooed Lady
BONUS: Cowboy's Barbara Allen from our own Art Thieme!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 10:50 PM

Hmmm, something tells me that I may have submitted a few short lists by mistake. Oh well, here goes again.

All My Trials Cruel War, Where have all the flowers gone If I had a Hammer (Yes, there is a pattern here. My parents and their grandchildren were equally delighted and knew most of the choruses.) Ratt'lin Bog Henry My Son (Green and Yeller) Mathew Mark, Luke and John (the round) Doctor, Doctor Help Me (The Round) Ezekiel Saw The Wheel Balm In Gilead


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: BK
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 11:24 PM

Who can remember for sure? Roughly: Just a Closer Walk With Thee (at a bluegrass jam)/ Coulter's candy/Marvelous Toy/Last Thing On My Mind/Sailor's Rest/The Dutchman/Roy Rogers (Eric Bogle's new one; not really sure what he calls it; learned it off PHC, which I had taped - modified it too, of course, to make the words fit my American boyhood)The Unicorn/Star of The County Down/Waltzing With Bears (Love it! esp w/the extra verse abt Unkle Walter taking [us] along with him to waltz the with bears..)/Eniskillen Dragoons; probably too many.. Oh well..

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: bbelle
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 11:28 PM

Well ... since I'm just getting back into the "swing" and vigorously working on my calluses, I don't have 10, however, here's what I've done:

Last Thing On My Mind Two Brothers Long Black Veil Orphan Girl Paradise

mc aka moonchild


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: ddw
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 12:51 AM

Can't be sure, but the list is approximately:

No Matter How She Done It — Tampa Red/Georgia Tom
Weeping Willow — Cephus & Wiggins (written by the latter)
Baby, I Want You To Know — Bo Carter
Nobody Knows Y ou When You're Down And Out — Jimmie Cox
Cannonball — Trad? Carters?
How Long — Broonzy
In The Evenin' — also Broonzy, I think
Sportin' Life Blues — ????
Where Were You, Baby? — Josh White
Candy Man — John Hurt

I may have mixed in some other ones, but this is a pretty typical lineup for me, along with some other ragtime tunes and the odd Dylan, Tom Rush or Willie Nelson song and a few civil war ditties.

ddw


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: PKD on Teesside
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 05:53 AM

Hi,

Last ten sung, in reverse order:

Cells - Kipling/Bellamy
The Flying Cloud - Trad
The Two Constant Lovers - Trad
When a Man's In Love - Trad
Robin Hood & the Fifteen Foresters - Trad
The Cock - Trad
The London Waterman - Trad
Eileen Ogg - Trad
Go To Sea No More - Trad
Three Jolly Sneaksmen - Trad

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Len N
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 09:06 PM

These cover my last two times playing out in public-

Dehlia - Fishing Blues - Ripple - Jerry Garcia/Rob Hunter Angel from Montgomery - one of my more androgonous moments Last Train - Arlo Guthrie Hour when the ship comes in - Dylan One day - one of my own Father and Son - Cat Stevens Don't think twice - Dylan Creole Belle - Hobo's Lullabye - Goeble Reeves

Len


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: WyoWoman
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 09:44 PM

My gig wasn't traditional, but I did sing:

When I fall in love
Home (Carla Bonoff)
Girl on the Rim of the World
and, of course, "Glory, Glory Psychotherapy"

in the folkish vein Monday night as part of my performance.

Presently, I'm learning "Seven Bridges Road," "So Lonesome I Cry," and "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again"(Richard Thompson).

And I need to learn three new and wonderful bluegrass songs within two weeks for a contest that's coming up. Any suggestions? (I have a good range, and can sing way high up there...)

WW


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Ferrara
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 09:58 PM

The last couple of times Bill let me go out for an evening, we went to folkie parties. Here's what I remember of what I sang, in no particular order:

The Vacant Chair (Civil War song) ... All the Cowhands wanta Marry Harriet -- (A Western swing song from the 40's); I didn't start it, but I was the only one there who knew all the words ... Run Come See, Jerusalem ... I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Steven Foster) ... "Carly's Song," a friendship song by Carly Gewirz ... Children of the Heavenly Father, translation of a Scandinavian hymn ... Have been practicing The Night Visiting Song (trad), Sheath and Knife (Childe), Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet (pop song from the 20's), Beautiful Ohio (pop song from the 20's), John Peel, -- a real gemisch.

By the way, katlaughing, I was happy to see that you sang The Wayward Wind recently. Lisa Null and I sing it sometimes and I've been wanting to try it on the zither, believe it or not. - Rita F


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Terry
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 11:35 PM

Salt Creek/Red-Haired Boy Medley---Man of Constant Sorrow---Steel Rails---Walls of Time---Billy in the Lowground---Blackberry Blossom---If I Had a Boat---When I Paint My Masterpiece---Steamroller Blues---In the Bright Sunny South


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 11:50 PM

Ferrara, Wayward Wind is one of our favourites. Thanks. When you guys upgrade from hamsters, I'd love it if you'd MediaRing me a zithered rendition of it:-)

Also, nice to see you sang some of my mom's favs that I remember growing up to, including put on your old grey bonnet! Hadn't thought of that in years! What was it, "Put on your old gray bonnet, with the ??? on it, And we'll go ???" Aw...I'll go look it up!

kat


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 01:22 AM

Wyo, do you do Hard Times Come Again No More? Another one I like for a woman with a good voice and good range is The Lover's Return, an A. P. Carter song using the tune of Just a Closer Walk With Thee. John Prine's Paradise is another good one--I've heard it sung only by men, but there's no reason it shouldn't be sung by a woman. A lovely song on the same theme--but with not enough verses--is Aragon Mill. Every Night When the Sun Goes In is a great bluesy woman's song. --seed


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 01:57 AM

Roger in Baltimore, I'm glad to hear about someone outside of Cleveland singing Tim Wallace songs. I've posted one of his songs to the DT, but have been reluctant to post more since I know he copyrights them, and haven't had a chance to ask him how he'd feel about it. For my money, Tim Wallace and Mark Graham are the funniest songwriters in the 'folk' community going these days (apologies to Lou and Peter Berryman, who have some gems).

In fact, the last songs I've been singing are

Your states name here

Water is alright in Tay

Sailor's grace

As the heart longs (a hymn based on the water is wide tune)

Sailor's Alphabet

Robert Waite (aka the ballad of Silver Jack).

Bonnie Silver Herring

Old Peculiar

I'm Satisfied (Missisipi John Hurt)

I don't feel no ways tired.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Barbara
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 02:17 AM

Julian of Norwich (Sydney Carter)
Sorry the Day I was Married (trad?)
Harbors of Home (Joan Sprung)
The Ballad of the Tinker's Daughter(Sigurson/Dennehy)
Bells of Aberdovey (trad Wales)
Sweet Thyme (Mound)
The Good in Living(Rosin Up Your Bow) (Sellars)
The Sweet Nightingale (trad)
My Singing Bird (trad)
Icarus (Anne Lister)
Tails and Trotters (Judy Goodenough)

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From:
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 06:10 AM

We had our first outdoor sing in the neighborhoods of Kuwiat City -- I am amazed that we actually stuck it out for the full 90 minutes; it was like a sauna last night. Our dedicated (soaked) singers sang:

Fathom the Bowl Paddy Lay Back The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Jolly Roving Tar Three Score and Ten Leaving of Liverpool All for me Grog Let Union Be in All Our Hearts South Australia The Grey Funnel Line

Allahamdala, Cheers, Brian


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Rosebrook
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 09:53 AM

great thread!

Captain Jack and the Mermaid
medley: Water is Wide/Van Dieman's Land
Banks of the Lee (Silly Wizard)
Wind That Shakes the Barley (a la Solas)
Kilkenny Pub
Over the Waterfall
Chicken on a Raft
Johnson's Ale

Rose


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Indy Lass
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:24 AM

Fhear a Bhata--Skewball--Turlough Og (O'Boyle)--Bridget O'Mally--Blacksmith--Voice of the Big Guitar (Tish Hinojosa)--Skellig (Loreena Mckennitt)--Flower of Magherally--Nell Flaherty's Drake--The Cruise of the Bigaler


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: folk1234
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:50 AM

My last 10 were all done at Annap's Gathering in the gazebo on the Navasink. I had the great pleasure of accompaniment of Annap, Dick G, Susan of DT, Max, bbc, davidmc24, Duane D, and Jeri of NH. Wow!, what a crew! As I recall songs included: Isle of Haute Lullaby, Stewball, Sammy's Bar, The Loss of the Rupert Bay, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Night Rider's Lament, The Unicorn, The Final Trawl, Goodbye, Fare You Well, and I accompanied Jeri & her fiddle on some of her original songs and others like Whisky Before Breakfast, and Ashoken Farewell. What a grand time!


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: emily rain
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 09:21 PM

Jack qua Jack,

if you are singing "i don't feel no ways tired", presumably you know the lyrics? would you mind terribly if i asked you to post them? the song is special to my mom, but she doesn't remember any of it and i would love to be able to sing it for her.

thanks!
emily


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:33 PM

Emily

I only know it as a repeated chorus.

I don't feel no ways tired.

I've come too far from where I started from.

Nobody told that the road would be easy

I don't believe he brought me this far to leave me.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Dave Swan
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 08:29 PM

Shropshire Barley, A Sober Bestiary, Tree Song, John Barleycorn var.277, Non Barleycorn, Fear No More, Loyal Delights of a Contented Mind, The Black Fox, Three Merry Men from Kent, Byker Hill


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 05:51 AM

Well, I've been getting a lot of mileage out of "The Key of R" since I learned it from Bill D earlier this year. Let's see what else:
River (Bill Staines)
Green Grow the Rushes
Mountain Dew
Don't Fence Me In
Our House (always welcome)
Sioux City Sue
Charlie and the MTA
Four Strong Winds
Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: karen k
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 10:10 AM

Crossing the Water, Bill Staines
That Old Beat Up Guitar, Jerry Jeff Walker
The Lilac and The Apple Tree, Kate Wolf
The Morning Star, Daisy Nell
Country Life, Watersons, via Mick Taylor
When I Get Home, Elizabeth Cotton
Somewhere Along the Road, Kemp
Men of the Sea, Bill Meek and John Connolly
Midnight Mary, Karen K
Parting Friends
The Heaven-Bound Mariner, arr. WJ Kirkpatrick
Oh, well, that's 11 but who's counting.
karen k

(Joe, please delete the posting above that I messed up on. thankz)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: emily rain
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:35 PM

oh, heh... (sheepish) thanks, Jack. i see that's what you had posted on my "desperately seeking" thread. i think i thought you were holding out on me. *grin*


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JedMarum
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 10:43 AM

counting backwards from last night, my ten last songs were:

My grandfather's clock (don't know who wrote it) Home (Karla Bonnoff, sorry about the spelling) Danny' Song (Kenny Loggins, I thnk) A Prayer from Little Round Top (Jed Marum) Look Ahead Tommy (Jed Marum) Wild Mountain Thyme (trad) That's An Irish Lullaby (trad) Battle of Culloden (trad) Sporting Life Blues (trad ?) Summertime (Gershwin)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 12:34 PM

The inimitable Henry Clay Work wrote Grandfather's Clock, Liam. Do a search on his name in the DT for a treat (hope theyre all still there) and find out what else he's created that you know.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 11:33 AM

Refresh for Patrish


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: radriano
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 12:56 PM

Here's my list of most recent songs sung in public:

Bound to Australia - trad shanty
Bonnet and Shawl - by Dave Weber
Row On
The Grimsby Lads - by John Conolly & Bill Meek
Away, Susanna! - trad shanty from Stan Hugil's book
Ground for the Floor - trad English
Northwest Passage - by Stan Rogers
Cheerily, Boys - trad shanty
Meeting of the Waters - by Thomas Moore
Wreck of the Lady Shearbrooke - trad sea ballad


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 02:40 PM

I did a bluegrass festival last week end, and this is what I got away with: Daisy a day.Jud Strunk I got sick of you sometime ago..(partly mine) Cant help but wonder where I'm bound Tom Paxton It sure as hell aint country.. mine Faded Roses Utah Phillips I remember loving you Utah Phillips The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.. Eric Bogle The R>V> Blues..mine The Folkie author unknown to me. a parody on the Boxer.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: lamarca
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 03:13 PM

In public? Hmmmh...At 1-2 songs per party, kind of hard for me to come up with 10 (I tend to repeat myself), but here's my current 10 favorites:

1. Smuggler's Song - Kipling/Bellamy, my perennial favorite
2. Logie O'Buchan - trad., as sung by Cilla Fisher
3. Willie and Nancy - Les Barker (for "Broken Tokens" at NOMAD)
4. Canaday-I-O - trad.; AKA "The Wearing of the Blue", a transvestite ballad a la Nic Jones
5. Maid of Cabra West - trad.; from Frank Harte
6. Whaur' Will We Gang? - A. Mitchell; a fine song about the death of the fishing trade
7. When This Old Hat Was New - trad.; my husband's song, I sing harmony all through
8. The Outside Track - Lawson/Hallom; I've added Lawson's first verse back to the song
9. Lonely Waterloo - trad./Sproule
10. Coal, Not Dole - forget author, but learned from Coope, Boyes and Simpson


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 03:16 PM

I did a bluegrass festival last week end, and this is what I got away with: Daisy a day.Jud Strunk I got sick of you sometime ago..(partly mine) Cant help but wonder where I'm bound Tom Paxton It sure as hell aint country.. mine Faded Roses Utah Phillips I remember loving you Utah Phillips The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.. Eric Bogle The R>V> Blues..mine The Folkie author unknown to me. a parody on the Boxer.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 06:44 PM

Kendall,

Would you care to post the words to "The Folkie". I like parodies of songs I know, 'cause I already know the tune and I only have to learn the words.

Just start a separate thread with the lead LYR ADD:. I'll be keeping an eye out.

Thanking you in advance.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 11:34 PM

Okay, let's see:

Caroline's list:

Weaver's Reverie (Bob Coltman)
You've Been a Friend to Me (Carter Family)
Cranberry Bogs (text: trad, Wisconsin; tune: Dillon Bustin)
Stay on the Farm (p.d. - old Grange song)
Hind Horn (New Brunswick version)
Barbara Allen (Scottish version)
Bye, Bye, Sweet Roseanna (Bright Lights Quartet)
Samanthra (Shape Note Hymn: "His voice as the sound of the dulcimer sweet...")
Leave It There (gospel hymn from Washington Phillips)
Hattie Belle (trad, from the women's section of Parchman Prison, Mississippi)

Sandy's list:

Cool Colorado (trad, Nebraska)
Portland County Jail (trad, I learned it in Kansas)
Matthy Groves (from Finlay Adams & Boyd Bolling, Virginia)
Time Has Made a Change in Me (I forget the composer right now)
Dear Companion (trad, Appalachian)
Foggy Dew (trad, Virginia)
Come, Oh, My Love (trad, North Carolina)
Come, Love, Come (trad, from Wheeler's Steamboatin' Days
Roustabout Song (Dillon Bustin)
Handful of Songs (Jerry Rasmussen)

Well, that's a general sampling, anyway.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: sophocleese
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 11:55 PM

Oh well, trying to think about this one. What have I sung in at song circle and at coffeehouses lately?

The Boatman, Trad, in English. Crazyman Michael, from Fairport Convention CD. A Parting Kiss, original Bonnie Lassie O'Fyvie, trad. O Sally My Dear, English trad. Whistle, Daughter, Whistle, English trad. The Jealous Lover, Trad Bedlam, English Trad. Martinmas Wind, trad. Poison in the Glass, English.


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Subject: ADD: The Folkie (Parody of The Boxer)^^^
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 07:45 PM

Here goes Roger
THE FOLKIE
Oh I am a folk musician tho' my songs are seldom sold, 'cause I masacre the music with three feet of spanish chipboard and a capo..
I do requests, just the ones that have three chords in them and disregard the rest
Seeking free beer and expenses I come looking for a job.
but, I never get no offers, just a come-on from some groupie in Lower Sackville..

I do declare. I've had problems with my sex life since I fell and sprained my wrist,
and, my other songs are just as bad as this.
refrain la la la etc.

On the stage I stand so bravely for a folkie is my trade
and I carry the reminder, of every gig I ever played
like at the legion,
I fled in fear, with the imprint of a Moosehead bottle stamped behind my ear,
and a voice that yelled "Dont play that shit in here!!"
la la la etc

Oh, I've sung the folk tradition with my finger behind my ear,
'cause half the stuff I'm singing, I just cant bear to hear
but, I'm an artist.. bar after bar,
to the rhythm of a beat up old 5 string K-Tel guitar.
la la la

In St. Peter's town one night I clean forgot the second verse,
so, I sang the 27th... twice as loud.. and in reverse..
and no one noticed...
I took a bow, and, a long look at my wrist watch made some faces at the growd.
la la la

I've got my act together now, I've got it figured out,
dropping hairballs of string rosin, mainlining on Stout,
and having hangups,
pick up my guitar in vain, but, they're leaving, they are leaving,
and the Folkie still remains in this cruddy bar to sing one last refrain..
la la la


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: SeanM
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 08:26 PM

Let's see... from the most recent...

Ten Thousand Miles Away
The Bollweevil
Old Man On the Banjo
Blow the Man Down
South Australia
Paddy on the Railway
Rolling Home
Jug of Punch
In the Jailhouse Now
John Henry

Works for us.

M


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: emily rain
Date: 02 Oct 99 - 04:37 PM

okay, with my singing buddy in town, i've had an injection of new repertiore:

Auchindoon (Scots)
Lady of York (British)
Blood and Gold (dunno)
Morning Time (by Metamora) / Home Sweet Home (inst. arrangement by Roger "TheAssKicker" Lasley)
Tahu Tempe (Javanese)
Ya Viene el Cativo (Sephardic)
Roving Gambler (US)
My Johnny was a Shoemaker (Irish?)
Johnny Sands (US)
Anachie Gordon (Scots)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: dwditty
Date: 02 Oct 99 - 09:09 PM

Here Goes:

Signifyin Monkey - Oscar Brown Jr
My Dad's Face - 5 Chinese Brothers
Sportin' Life Blues - Brownie McGhee's version
Swinging on a Star - ?
Love at First Sight - Bill Morrissey
If Everybody Went to the Hell They Created - Fred Koller
Political Science - Randy Newman
Mack the Knife - Bertolt Brecht
The Sweeper - George Gritzbach
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Oct 99 - 02:49 AM

Thanks to you Ms. rain and others like you, I've spent the past 2 days with some really awful, but catshy, crappola going through my head constantly! Forget the epoxy idea...I hope your butt stays unattached!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: emily rain
Date: 03 Oct 99 - 08:55 PM

hahahaha! is it possible to laugh my ass back on?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Matthew B.
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 06:01 PM

Wow. Reading this thread reminded me of some real gems. So here's my list: Andrew Rose
Alice Wentworth
Liverpool Judies (hi Bert)
Cape Ann
The Rosabella
I'm My Own Grandpa
Shoals of Herring
The Alabama
Tugboat Song
Banks of Newfoundland


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 02:50 AM

I've now sung at the Starry Plough six times, one song each time:

1. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye (Irish)
2. My Grandfather's Clock (Work, mentioned above)
3. Jimmy Brown, the Newsboy (Carters?)
4. Times Are Getting Hard (A dust bowl ballad--or perhaps from an earlier hard time)
5. Free Grace (A spiritual from the Georgia Sea Island )(not a good choice: I usually sing bass and I was messing up the lead)
6. Abilene (Bob Gibson, last two verses my own)

Next week, maybe Green, Green Grass of Home
Upcoming: An Irish Ballad (Tom Lehrer), Mrs. McGrath (Irish), The Hermit (from an Oscar Brand "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads" album), Finnegan's Wake, The Mountains of Mourne (Percy French), The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Joe Hill, Hard Travellin', Down to Seeds and Stems Again Blues (George Frayne ["Commander Cody"]--this is the song I sang for Dan Milner and his partner Bob)...


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: anahata
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 05:48 AM

Does singing in the shower count?

At Last (Etta James) Amazing Grace She moved through the fair Come Rain or Come Shine Crazy (Patsy Cline) Walking After Midnight Swing low, sweet chariot I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair Sweet Dreams Scarborough Fair


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Tiger
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 07:34 AM

Depends on when you ask. Right now, it's:

    Gone - Ferlin Husky
    Johnny Be Fair - Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Busted - Ray Charles
    Pastures of Plenty - Woody Guthrie
    Faded Coat of Blue - John McDermott
    All The Best - John Prine
    Don't Fence Me In - Sammy Kaye
    Footprints in the Snow - Flatt & Scruggs
    Song of the Prune - Frank Crumit
    Angel Band - Old & in the Way


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: harpgirl
Date: 21 Apr 01 - 10:13 PM

any new additions?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Peg
Date: 21 Apr 01 - 11:30 PM

I missed this thread the first time!

Guess they would all be from the Singers' Club nights:

Song Composed in August by Rabbie Burns
An Inis Aigh (The Happy Island), trad. from Nova Scotia
The Flower of Sweet Strathban
Love is Teasin'
Red is the Rose
Greenwood Laddie
Ca' the Yowes
Sheep 'Neath the Snow
Oak, Ash & Thorn
My Lagan Love (in Florida)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Peg
Date: 21 Apr 01 - 11:32 PM

I missed this thread the first time!

Guess they would all be from the Singers' Club nights:

Song Composed in August by Rabbie Burns
An Inis Aigh (The Happy Island), trad. from Nova Scotia
The Flower of Sweet Strathban
Love is Teasin'
Red is the Rose
Greenwood Laddie
Ca' the Yowes
Sheep 'Neath the Snow
Oak, Ash & Thorn
My Lagan Love (in Florida)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 03:40 AM

Lemme think. This need updating from time to time, unless of course you keep singing the same old songs.

Stackalee
Don't laugh at me 'cos I'm a fool
Jambalaya
The Hippopotamus song
Spanish Ladies
South Australia
Maggie May
The Vase
Plastic Flower Seeds
Size doesn't Matter


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: RichM
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 05:15 AM

'TIL THE END OF THE WORLD GOES AROUND
THE FIELDS HAVE TURNED BROWN
HANK WILLIAMS MEDLEY
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
NOBODY'S DARLING BUT MINE
JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY
HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER
KEEP ON THE SUNNYSIDE
IT'S RAINING HERE THIS MORNING
CONTENDERS

The 'Back40' band played these and others at a small town retirement home on Friday night for a great bunch of lively people.
The would be entirely different if my Irish band had played that night!

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Blue Riley
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 07:30 AM

I don't play out often, but here goes:

Between The Lines ~~Bradshaw/Mahn
Long Lonesome Road ~~Traditional
I Know You, Rider ~~Traditional
Loser ~~Hunter/Garcia
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore ~~Prine
Poison Ivy ~~The Coasters
Donald And Lydia ~~Prine
Little Red Rooster ~~Dixon
Eyes Of The World ~~Hunter/Garcia
White Rabbit ~~Slick

I like this thread-- It jogged some old titles loose in my failing memory banks.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: John P
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 07:37 AM

I'll have to include some instrumentals, and some stuff I played on but didn't sing.

The Darby Ram
Lamento di Tristano/La Rotta
Why Paddy is Not at Work Today
Two dance tunes from The Netherlands
Our Goodman
Death and the Lady
Matthew Green (a Matty Groves variant)
Nottamun Town
Over the Mountain (a Three Ravens variant)
Hangman

John Peekstok


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Indy Lass
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 12:06 PM

I Am Stretched on Your Grave / The Streets of Derry / Hugh the Graeme / Lord Franklin / I Wish That I Never Was Wed / The Parting Glass / The Seasons / The Old Turf Fire/ The Holland Hankerchief / Fields of Athenry --Sorry, don't know HTML...


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JudeL
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 12:58 PM

Star bright - Sarah Davis
Billy boy,
Rollin in the clover
Wings - Brian Bedford
Moth
The skivvy
The blacksmith
All aroung my hat
Scarborough Fair
Cottage for sale
16 Stone - Helen Absolom


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JudeL
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 01:01 PM

sorry can't count that's 11


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bagpuss
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 01:13 PM

All God's Angels
When I was in my Prime
Martha's Harbour (All About Eve)
For You (Tracy Chapman)
Ready for the Storm
Ride On
The Flower of Magherally
The Nobleman's Wedding
Let no Man Steal Your Thyme
Shipbuilding


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bernard
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 02:24 PM

Okay, there are twelve titles... some are songs, some are tunes as I tend to finish off a song by playing a tune. They represent the last three 'warm-up' spots I've done at the Railway (two for John Kirkpatrick, and one for the 'Rocky Mountain Ploughboys').

The Hills of Connemara (song - mandolin) Poor Little Crocodile (tune - mandolin) The Folker (song - guitar - Fred Wedlock's parody on 'The Boxer') The Titanic (song - accordion) The Danish Double Quadrille (tune - accordion)

Dallas Rag (tune - Guitar) Big Yellow Taxi (song - Guitar - Joni Mitchell)

Coal Hole Cavalry (song - English Concertina - Ted Edwards) Jock Stewart (song - English Concertina) Planxty Irwin (tune - English Concertina) Ball o'Yarn (song - Anglo Concertina) Black Joke (tune - Anglo concertina)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 10:05 AM

900 miles- trad
creeping Azealas- Mine
cocaine blues- Trad
falling down blues- Trad
East Tennessee blues - Trad
I shall be released- Dylan
Moments before the roof caved in - mine
sweet virginia- The rolling stones
France blues (variant on the death letter blues)-Trad
Drunken wayward son- mine


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Caitrin
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 10:26 AM

"Everything is Broken" - Dylan
"Tangled up in Blue" - Dylan
"Heart in Hand" - Vertical Horizon
"Romeo in Blue Jeans" - mine
"No Reason" - Seven Nations
"Summertime" - Gershwin
"Runaround" - Blues Traveler
"Change Partners" - Stephen Stills
"Cam Ye O'er Frae France" - trad (but Dad and I tend to do the Steeleye Span version)
"Train Song" - Eddie From Ohio


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 10:28 AM

HonkyTonk Woman (stones) + I'm blue (Ike Turner)
Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)
Metal Drums (Patty Larkin)
Bad Connection (Yazoo [Alison Moyet])
Lassoe Me Cowboy (me)
The Banks of the Roses (trad)
The Americans have stolen my true love away (trad)
Greenwood Laddie (trad)
Time With the Son (Eliza Carthy)
Stumbling On (Lal Waterson)

Most recent listed first. I'm trying to act on advice to sing less of the obscure mournful stuff & more lively well-known stuff (before I bore everyone to death...)

Kris PS - I've cracked the singing without the cribsheet now though, so I'm making progress.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Mad Maudlin
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 10:47 AM

Little Turtle Dove (probably Elizabethan)
Two Soldiers (Civil War time)
Jim Jones (trad. Australia?)
Arthur McBride (trad. Irish) Veris Dulcis (Carmina Burana)
Cristoforo's Eyes (by Plainsong)
Mono Blues (mine)
Lady Mary (trad. English?)
Boys of Bedlam (trad. English)
Martinmas Time (trad. Irish?)
and, as a "bonus track": Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy) by Michelle Shocked.

And right now I'm learning a song in gallego, a Northern Spanish dialect: "Voume eu, fermosa" ("I have to go, beautiful one"). Yikes!


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: UB Ed
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 11:14 AM

Moonshiner
Irish Rover
As I Roved Out
Galway City
Old Maid in the Garrett
Always on My Mind (Willie)
Grace
Time Warp (Tim Curry's Bday 4/19)
Erin Go Bragh
Ride On (Christy Moore)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 12:01 PM

It seems like I've been singing the same 10 songs for about 10 years (or at least that's what the various audiences must think!).
Over the past couple of weeks at sessions and over dinner with friends, there's been:
Follow Me 'Ome,
Sleep on Beloved,
Now Westlin' Winds,
Union Miners (Miners' Lifeguard),
Row on,
Along the Road of Time,
The Sailor's Prayer,
The King of Rome,
Manchester Rambler,
No More For Me.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bedubya
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 05:52 PM

If I were putting together a list for a short set tonight it would be:
Great High Wind (Trad?)
The Monkey and the Engineer (Grateful Dead)
Theme for an Imaginary Slasher Movie (Orig. Instr.)
I Crept Into the Crypt (Homer & Jethro)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ain't Got Time to Sing the Blues (Orig.)
Medley: Temperance Reel, Sheehan's Reel, Swinging on a Gate
The Accident (John Prine)
Barefoot Boy with Boots On (Asa Carter)
Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette (Merle Travis)

Though not necessarilly in that order.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Grab
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 11:15 AM

Learned recently:-

Nobody's fault but mine (aka Fire in my soul) - Davey Graham et al
Will you - Hazel o'Connor
Prairie Wedding - Mark Knopfler
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Rocky road to Dublin - trad
King of the fairies - trad
Money Honey - Davey Graham et al
Blues'll get you - myself
Average guy - Lou Reed

Can't think of anything else new I've worked on in the last 6 months - very lazy of me...

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Nemesis
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:03 AM

JOn Freeman - chuffed to see someone singing Dead Dog Scrumpy by me old mate Trevor Crozier (sadly no longer with us)

These are ones we do as 3 part unaccompanied:

Calling on song - Steeleye Grey Funnel Line - Cyril Tawney Beaulah Land - Rev something or other Raise your banner - John Tams Daddy Fox (Trad) Time to ring some changes - Thompson Claudy Banks Brillian Mistake - Costello What wondrous love - Who will blow the candle out? - Cooper, Boyes, Simpson


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: English Jon
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:40 AM

Hmmmm.... Count the bodies.

Jacky Tar Lakes of Coolfin Forsaken Mermaid Bitter Withy Patrick Spens Clyde Water Golden Vanity Two Sisters Six dukes went a fishing Three score and ten

that's a bit worrying, really.

English Jon


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 10:17 AM

Hmm let me think...

Yeller Girls (shanty)
Sooner lay Blackthorn (trad)
Caledonia (Dougy Mclean)
The chocolates nae fer you (With Thanks to LtS)
Empty Chairs (Don Maclean)
The news from Nowhere The Noble and The Thresherman
Oh *%^$, Ive forgotten the words (Murray Lewis)
That Day (Rudyard Kipling arr Bellamy)
Let it be me


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,ApparentDefense
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 12:01 PM

1. Black Cow 2. Book of Liars 3. Theme from Gilligan's Island 4. Hissing of Summer Lawns 5. Peg 6. Round Midnight 7. Deacon Blues 8. Baby Boom Baby 9. 50-50 Blues 10. Down In The Bottom


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: alanww
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 12:57 PM

These lists clearly depend on what sort of event(s) you are singing at and where you sing, ie UK/US/Oz etc. As I am UK based and my most recent singing was after a morris/mummers performance (rather than at a folk club) my list is:-

1 Ale, Ale, Glorious Ale

2 Clementine

3 Marching Through Rochester

4 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

5 South Australia

6 Parting Glass

7 Country Life

8 Wild Mountain Thyme

9 Sammy's Bar

10 Roll Alabama Roll

Most of my list have some bl**dy good choruses! "Come fill up your glasses and let us be merry ... "

Wassail!

Alan

PS Hi Gervaise. I look forward to hearing you singing Row On. See you at Upton FF and/or Chippenham FF?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: alanww
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 01:01 PM

PS Has anyone analysed the lists? "When snow transforms the hedgerow thorn ..." Alan


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 11:32 AM

any additions to this thread?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 11:43 AM

Sure!

From Mark Knopfler's Ragpicker's Dream:

Why Aye Man
Devil Baby
Quality Shoe
Fare Thee Well Northumberland
Mabletown
Coyote
Ragpicker's Dream
Old Pigweed

and, from Patterson, Jordan, Dipper's Flat Earth:

Rounding the Horn
Adam the Poacher
The Manchester Rambler


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 12:12 PM

"Most recent"?? I'm not sure. They would all be songs sung in Paltalk rooms, and I don't keep track of what I sing there. Ten of the songs sung very recently there would be something like this, in no particular order:

I've Got No Use for the Women
Lincolnshire Poacher (It's my delight on a shiny night, in the season       of the year)
Three Jolly Rogues of Lynn
The Frozen Logger
Eggs and Marrowbone
Bird in a Gilded Cage
The Zebra Dun
The Cherry Tree Carol
The Great American Bum
Don't Go in Them Lions' Cage Tonight

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jeanie
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 12:38 PM

Coo, this is an interesting thread ! It's reminded me of lots of songs, and some new ones to look up.

My last ten, all sung over the past few weeks at the folk club in Blackmore, Essex, are:

Gone To Be Wed To Another
The German Clockmender
Martin Said To His Man
A Fair Maid Walking All In Her Garden
The Olive Tree
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies
Compliments Returned
Dat Du Meen Leevsten Bist (a night-visiting song in Plattdeutsch !)
Don't You Be Foolish, Pray

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,BB Grunt
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 01:16 PM

The last time I played live was November 22 in Fairfax, VA. The last 10 songs in the set were:

Shelter From The Storm
Old Man
Honest With Me
The Times They Are A-Changin'
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Mutineer
Bye And Bye
Summer Days
Blowin' In The Wind (acoustic)
All Along The Watchtower

Grunt


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Lee
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 01:28 PM

Hmm. At a children's show:
       Abiyoyo - Seeger
       There's a Great big Monster under my bed (original)
       Put your finger in the air
       Abinaki New Year song
       Seneca Canoe Song
    For adults:
       Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Harris
       Maggie was a Boozer (original)
       The Shower Song (original)
       I've Just Seen a Face - Beatles
       Mama Don't Allow


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 03:35 PM

The guy calling himself "Bedubya" above was me in an earlier Mudcat incarnation, but since that list is from a year and a half ago I'll throw this one out as the current crop. I kept one song from the old list 'cause I like it a lot.

Ain't Misbehavin'
Travelin' Man
One Meatball
Thirsty in the Rain
Deep Elem Blues
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Some of These Days
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)
Christmas in the Trenches

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 12:29 PM

An amendment to my post of yesterday.

Last night I took part in an open mike, with 15 minutes at my disposal. I sang:

The Swapping Song
Sing Anything
The Cherry Tree Carol (getting a lot of mileage out that one these days) and
Don't Go In Them Lions' Cage Tonight (ditto).

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Tweed
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 12:40 PM

Only get to do 3-4 songs at the local Roots music nite so I compiled the last couple visits down there.

Sugar Sweet~ Mel London
Mudwimmen Blues~ Tweed (R.Shaw)
If You Love Me Like You Say~ Little Johnny Taylor
Fifteen Cent Blues~ Roosevelt Sykes
Sterno Gal~BlueLady/Tweed (D.Cannon, R.Shaw)
Prodigal Son~Reverend Robert Wilkins
Stack O Lee~ Who can say for sure?
France Blues~ "Papa" Harvey Hull
When I Lay My Burden Down~ Fred McDowell
Little Red Rooster~ Willy Dixon

Tweed


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Alice
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 12:53 PM

(Last night at a session)
The Flower of Magherally
The Holly Bears The Berry - Sans Day Carol

(Before the session)
Tibbie Fowler
The Lake of Pontchartrain
My Johnny Lad
William Taylor
John Anderson
Jacket's Green
If I Was A Blackbird
Ladies of Spain


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jazzyjack
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 02:10 PM

I Want to Thank You Baby      - Delbert McClinton
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine - Bob Dylan
Festivals                     - Todd Butler
On The Great Divide          - Stephen Fearing
A Town Called Jesus          -   "         "
My Old Friend The Blues       - Steve Earle
A Mother's Son                - Eileen Laverty
Copper Kettle                - Kristin Sweetland
Wish We'd Never Met          - Kathleen Wilhoite
Bitter Green                  - Gordon Lightfoot


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 03:38 PM

Tickle Cove Pond
Peter Amberly
Forty-five Years (Stan Rogers)
Rambels of Spring (Tommy Makem)
Union Song
Take It from day to day (Stan Rogers)
Matthew (John denver)
Hard Times (S. Foster)
From the Heart (Mine)
Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 03:58 PM

My group has a weekly 90-minute gig, strictly instrumental.
We try to vary what we play, but most weeks, sometime in the evening, you're likely to hear:

Redwing
Westphalia Waltz
Wayfaring Stranger
Stone's Rag
Joe Turner Blues

I'll stop the instrumental list there, so I can mention five I'm most likely to sing on those rare occasions I'm asked:

Corinna, Corinna
I'll Fly Away
Life's Railway to Heaven
This World is not My Home
Rivers of Texas (Down By the Brazos)


Also, for those who might be interested, two of the songs attributed in postings above to the Carter Family, "Jimmie Brown the Newsboy," and "You've Been A Friend to Me," were written by W. S. Hays, a tidbit I discovered while researching another current thread "The Lily of the Valley."


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 04:15 PM

As I unpack:
When The Evening Star Went Down
How Can I Keep From Singing?
Dainty Davey (curly pow and all)
Early Morning Rain
Rocks and Gravel
Fire Maringo
Three Score And Ten
Gentle Annie
Finnegan's Wake
Keep On The Sunny Side

All accompanied by CDs.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GaryDon
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 04:39 PM

Si Beag Si Mor
Mrs. Hardwood
Capt Farrel
London Homesick Blues
Paradice
More O Carolan Pieces


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:02 AM

Here's mine:

Miner's Lullaby
Give Me Just a Little More Time
She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabam
The Gypsy Girl
Mississippi Queen
Role The Woodpile Down
The LogDriver's Waltz
RedWing/Eight More Miles to Louisville/Golden Slippers (autoharp medley)
Go To Sleep Little Babe (three part harmony)
What Will We Do


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: MMario
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:07 AM

This time of year ---

The Bellman's Carol
Huron Carol
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Children Go Where I send Thee (Christmas version)
O Holy Night
The Friendly Beasts
Joy to the World
Adestes Fidales
Once in Royal David's City
Jingle Bells


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: songs2play
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:18 AM

FOLK SINGAROUND


Freight Train (Libba Cotton original version)
Don't Think Twice(Dylan)
Farewell to the Rhondda (Frank Hennessey)
The Gypsy (Frank Hennessey)
Up (Ralph McTell)
Streets (Ralph McTell)
Geordie
Last Thing on my Mind (Paxton)
Barges (Ralph McTell)
Catherine (snogs)

BLUES

Stagolee
Pay Day
Make me a Pallet on Your Floor
Weepin Willow
C'mon in my Kitchen
Dust My Lighthouse Blues (snogs)
Louis Collins
Midnight Special
I'm satisfied
Candy man


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:46 AM

Not sure which ones, but they were most likely from this list:

Abide With Me
Ain't That Good News?
Are You Walking And A-Talking With The Lord?
Beautiful Home
Beautiful Life
Beautiful Stars
Blessed Assurance
Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord
Blest Be The Tie That Binds
Born Again
Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary
Chatter With The Angels
Deep River
Don't Forget The Bridge
Family Who Prays
Farther Along
Gideon's Band
God Don't Never Change
God Leads Us Along
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Green Pastures
He Was Waiting At The Altar
Heavenly Sunlight
Higher Ground
House Of Gold
I Am A Pilgrim
I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
I Heard About A Stone
I Love To Tell The Story
I Remember Dark Calvary
I Saw The Light
I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
I Went Down To The River To Pray
If You See My Savior
I'll Fly Away
I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map
In The Garden
In The Highways
In The Sweet By And By
I've Got A Home In That Rock
Jesus Died For Me
Jesus Is Whispering Now
Jewels
Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho
Just As I Am, Without One Plea
Keep On The Sunnyside
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Leave It There
Let God Abide
Let The Lower Lights Be Burning
Life's Railway To Heaven
Michael Row The Boat Ashore
My Jesus, I Love Thee
My Lord, What A Morning!
Nearer, My God, To Thee
Never Grow Old
Ninety And Nine
No Disappointment In Heaven
No, Not One!
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
Oh, Why?
Old Rugged Cross
Old Ship Of Zion
One Morning In Jerusalem
Palms Of Victory
Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior
Paul And Silas
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Rescue The Perishing
Shall We Gather At The River?
Softly And Tenderly
Standing In The Need Of Prayer
Standing On The Promises
Step By Step
Sweet Hour Of Prayer
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Take Up Thy Cross
That's All Right
There Is A River
There'll Be No Dark Valley
Thirty Pieces Of Silver
To God Be The Glory
Twelve Gates To The City (Story Version)
Twelve Gates To The City (Trinity Version)
Wade In The Water
Weapon Of Prayer
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
When The Angel Rolled The Stone Away
When The World's On Fire
Where The Roses Never Fade
Whispering Hope
Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
Wings Of A Dove
Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up
You Can't Make Me Doubt Him



And next will be from this list:

Are You Ready For The Coming?
Babe Of Bethlehem
Christ Is Coming On The Cloud
Christ Returneth
Come, Thou Redeemer Of The Earth
Coming Down From God
Gospel Ship
Green Pastures
Hallelujah, I'm Ready
Heavenly Aeroplane
He Is Coming Again
I'm Working On The Building
Ivory Palaces
Just Rehearsing
Mansion Just Over The Hilltop
My Lord, What A Morning!
There'll Be No Dark Valley
Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night
We'll Work Till Jesus Comes
What A Gathering
What If It Were Today?
What You Gonna Do When This World's On Fire?
When The Gates Swing Open
When The World's On Fire
Where Shall I Be?
While We Work For The Lord
Will Jesus Find Us Watching?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Merritt
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 02:34 PM

Performed Saturday, Nov. 30th, at the Caffe Tlazo in Algoma, Wisconsin, along with unindicted musical co-conspirator, Pete Honzik:

~ Rocky Road – Yarrow/Stookey/Grossman
~ Something Fine – J. Browne
~ Any Old Time – J. Rodgers
~ Rosa Lee McFall – C. Monroe
~ It's Only Love – Beatles
~ Paper Moon – Arlen/Harburg
~ Sloop John B
~ Sometimes – J. Edwards
~ Contrary Blues – vaguely original; political
~ Lookin' for Trouble – S. Goodman

- Merritt


"It's all one big note." - Frank Zappa


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Firecat
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 02:45 PM

Erm,

Movie In My Mind from Miss Saigon at my audition for Twelfth Night (I didn't get the role I wanted but I'm doubling as the Sea Captain and the Priest)
Hopelessly Devoted to You from Grease in my bedroom
If You Believe by Steps with a friend
Have You Ever by S Club for another audition for the Barn Hill college party
Paul by me
He Knows by me
Anxiety by me
The Last Goodbye by Atomic Kitten cos it was on the radio
The Ballad of Blackadder the Boyfriend with a friend
The Point of No Return (girl's bit) from Phantom Of The Opera in my bedroom


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Seamus
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 03:45 PM

Oof. Hard to rememeber Saturday Night. I think the latter part of the last set went like this:

1)Smoke and Strong Whiskey. (Wally Page)
2)Reels: Repeal the Union (trad), Captian Widdley's Reel (THe Clare Voyants) The Tam-lin(trad).
3) Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time (Luka Bloom)
4) The Dangerous Ones (The Clare Voyants)
5) Aisling (Moore/McGowan)
6) Danny Boy RIP (The Clare Voyants)
7)Monto (trad)
8) The Night the Pub Burned Down (The Clare Voyants
9) Just be Friends (The Clare Voyants)
10 Ride On (JImmy McCarthy)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Amos
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 04:05 PM

Songs laid on the winds over the Pauma Valley from a ranch high on Palomar Mountain last weekend:

Saint James Infirmary Blues
Summertime
Night Rider's Lament
Many a Fair Lady (Townes van Zandt)
Mz Henley's Revenge (my own)

SOngs laid down on CD for Xmas presents in a tight budget year:

Roddy McCorley
Kelly the Boy from Killaine
The Garden Where the Praties Grow
The Wild Colonial Boy
Courting in the Kitchen
Bally James Duff
The Old Orange Flute
The Irish Rover

..and half a dozen others I forget.


A


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Neighmond
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:20 PM

I sang only one this last weekend

Bury me under the weeping willow

Last week i think i did
Nebo Girl
Joe Been
WhisperingHope
I'll Fly away
137th psalm
I can't recall the rest.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 10:47 AM

Paddy on the Railway
Lonesome Pine
Sammy's Bar
Will you still love me tomorrow
Rockin' all over the world
Seems like home to me
Shelves of herring
Ilkley d'amour
Black Girl
Listen to the ocean


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 11:01 AM

What are Shelves of herring &
Ilkley d'amour?

They sound like they could be fun.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,SueB
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 12:43 PM

Billy Gray - Norman Blake
Lost River Desert - trad (think Red River Valley)
Barangrill - Joni Mitchell
Love at the Five and Dime - Nanci Griffith
Old Jerome - Kate Wolfe
El Caballo Blanco - trad
Kiss me, Mother - trad
Four Strong Winds - Ian Tyson
Happy Trails - Dale Evans?
Don't Fence Me In - Cole Porter


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Chris Green
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 01:03 PM

Barring the set with the band last weekend which I guess doesn't count

Moreton Bay (Aussie trad)
Farewell, Farewell (Richard Thompson)
Seven Yellow Gypsies (trad arr. Nic Jones)
Annan Waters (Scots trad)
High Germany (trad)
Green Fields of France (parody version)
Old Bones (Jez Lowe)
Canadee-I-O (trad arr. Nic Jones)
Farewell to the Gold (Paul Metsers)
Do-Re-Mi Parody (Sound of Music)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Ewan M.
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 02:20 PM

What are Shelves of herring

What's the matter, lad, does your grocer not have shelves of herring?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 02:39 PM

I'm guessing that Shelves of Herring is a parody of Bonnie Shoals of Herring and is about jars of rollmops on a grocery shelf.

And if it isn't then it should be.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 03:19 PM

Definitely. Shelves of Herring is a parody of Shoals of Herring. I heard the late John Dwyer (here and here) sing it many times. Pretty hilarious.

Shelves of Herring [Frederic Schroers of Portland, Oregon]

It was a fine and a pleasant day,
In a supermarket I was faring,
And I walked for miles
Up and down the aisles,
As I hunted for the shelves of herring.

Shopping trolleys few
And the lines were long,
And the people, sure they took some bearing.
There was little kindness And the kids were many,
As I hunted for the shelves of herring.

O I took my catch to a ten-item line,
And at me the cashier sure was swearing;
For I'd a hundred cans of the silver darlings
That I'd taken from the shelves of herring!

Now for six long months I've been eating fish,
And my house it sure could use an airing!
And now I know, never again I'll go
For to hunt the shelves for tins of herring!

(As posted on folkinfo.org)

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 03:53 PM

...a hundred cans of the silver darlings...

I love it.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 11:44 PM

All my songs worth the effort of allowing others to listen are in The Foolestroupe Songbook. The rest are in the shredder.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 03:55 AM

Given that I sing 30-50 songs, 3, 4 or 5 times a week, this is a VERY hard thead to answer...

Off the top of my head... newest stuff fer me to be playing 'out'

We Are The Lonely - John Prine
Beer Run - Todd Snider
Girl From The Hiring Fair - The Garnet Rogers Cover (ish)
People My Age (Have Started Looking Gross) - John Gorka
$30.00 Room - Dave Alvin
Blue Wing - Tom Russel
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
Gladys Ridge - James Keelaghan
Next Time I'm In Town - Mark Knophler & Chet Atkins (A GREAT show-closer!)
The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - Bob Dylan


Most of which I suspect most people here don't even know...


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 04:59 AM

Down Where the Drunkards Roll (Thompson)
Both Sides the Tweed (Gaughan)
Freedom Come-all-ye (Henderson)
Wantonness/Yellow Yorlin (Burns)
Jimmy Clay (Sky)
Banks of the Lee (trad)
Terror Time (McColl)
Ye Banks and Braes (Burns)
How Can I Ever Be Simple Again (Thompson)

wr.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 05:04 AM

4:59 post was me inadvertently unidentified and also can't count to ten. Make the tenth:
Teddy O'Neill (trad)

wr.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 05:34 AM

Turnagain Waltz by Mike Campbell
Little Jim by Mike Campbell
Carhartts by Mike Campbell
Wilderness Letters by Mike Campbell
Shenandoah Roll On Home by Mike Campbell
Iditarod by Mike Campbell
If Not For Buffy by Mike Campbell
Hate To See You Go by Mike Campbell
First Kill by Mike Campbell
Evil Freddy by Mike Campbell

No apologies, this is what singer/songwriters do.

"Alaska Mike" Campbell


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JulieF
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 05:35 AM

Ca the Yowes
The Currah of Kildare
The snows the melt the soonest
Where are you - Andy M Stewart ( but not quite right yet)
Parcel of Rouges
Jamie
The Highland Woman's Lament
Culloden's Harvest - Alistair McDonald
Love is Teasing
The Maid on the Shore

All traditional unless otherwise stated.

Julie


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: mg
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 12:34 AM

I was trying to watch the lists and see who I liked their songs the best...I think Julie F.
In Cawe the yowes do you sing the verse where he gets to roll her in his plaid? It seems not to be sung much but I love that verse.
mg


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 04:48 AM

The Water is wide,
Long long before your time.
Windmills.
The Alleluya song.
Van Diemens land.
You're not a ship.
Death of a Sheriff.
My Willie lives over the sea.
The Saucy Sailor
The Cadgwith Anthem.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JulieF
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 05:31 AM

mary - The version I sing is ( forgive the spelling)

As I came doon the water side.
There I met a shepherd lad
He rolled me gently in his plaid
And called me his dearie

Ca' the Yowes To the Knowes
Ca' them where the heather grows
Ca' them where the burnie roes
My bonnie Dearie

Will you come doon the water side
And see the waves sae sweetly glide
Beneath the Hazels spreading wide
And the moon it shines full clearly

Ca' the Yowes ......

I was brought up in so such School
My shepherd lad to play the fool
An a' the day to sit in dool
And no body to see me.

Ca' the Yowes...

You shall get gowns and ribbons neat
Caulf leather shoon upon your feet
And in my arms you'll lie and sleep
And you shall be my dearie

Ca' the Yowes.....

If you but stand by what you said
I'll go with you my shepherd lad
Any you can roll me in your plaid
And I shall be your dearie

Ca' the Yowes.....

As waters wimple to the sea
While day blinks in the lift sa hie
Til cauld clay deeth shall blin my eie
I will be your dearie

Ca' the Yowes .......


Julie


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: RangerSteve
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 08:02 AM

Sweet Summer's Gone Away - Eck Dunford
I Want to be Loved - Bailes Brothers
The Beacon Light of Home - from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Songbook
El Rancho Grande - trad. Mexican
Pardon Me - Jim & Jesse
Where the Catskills Lift Their Summits - Grant Rogers
Down on the Southern Jersey Shore - Bill Britton (from the DT)
Lamplighting Time in the Valley - various people
Low and Lonely - Roy Acuff
Daisy Dean - Grandpa Jones


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Nick
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 09:00 AM

Water is Wide
Vincent Black Lightning 1952 - Richard Thompson
Folksingers Lament - David Diamond
First Song - Ralph McTell
San Diego Serenade - Tom Waits
Something in the Way She Moves - James Taylor
Sally Wheatley - Wilson
Celluloid Heroes - Kinks
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
American Tune - Paul Simon


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: mg
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 03:35 PM

great words to Cawe the Yowes...I hadn't seen most of them.

mg


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: PoppaGator
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 03:55 PM

Nick (9:00 this am):

"Something in the Way She Moves" by James Taylor?

Isn't that a George Harrison song? I doubt that JT would use the same title as a monster hit by a contemporary and a one-time label-mate. (James Taylor was the first non-Beatle to sign with Apple, who released his eponymous first album in 67 or 68.)

Of course, I don't doubt that he'd *cover* it. I'm just surprised that one wouldn't know the origin of that well-known song.

If it *is* a different song, or if I am otherwise out of line, please enlighten.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Augie
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 06:30 PM

It is indeed a different song. Taylor wrote it ~1968 and you can find it on the first James Taylor album (along with "Goin to Carolina in My Mind"). That first album was released about a year before the monster Sweet Baby James came out.

You might remember the chorus:

And I feel fine anytime she's around me now
She's around me now just about all the time
And if I'm well you can tell she's been with me now
She's been with me now, quite a long,long time
And I feel fine


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JulieF
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 10:44 AM

Mary - There does seem to be at least two completely different versions of this song.   I like this one as its nice to do a requited love song as opposed to all the lost loves. I particularly like the last verse.

Julie


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: saulgoldie
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 03:47 PM

Great thread! Nice to see some names I don't always see. (But then, I spend more time on the BS side, so that probably explains it.)

Let The Band Play Dixie, by the late, great Bob Gibson
My Favorite Song--Bob Zentz
Song for a Winter's Night--Gordon Lightfoot
Down the Road--Bill Staines
Marvelous Toy--Tom Paxton
Last Thing On My Mind--Paxton
Dog--Tom Dundee (as heard done by Bryan Bowers)
The Gambler--Kenny Rogers
White Collar Holler--Stan Rogers
Field Behind the Plow--Stan, again

And I have to pick only two songs to play at an upcoming benefit at the College. How can I pick just two? And my list of songs that I'd love to play if only I was given the chance to share them goes easily 25 songs for the bare minimum. What do other folks do?

It is supposed to be "light," so I am leaning, so far, to playing "Folk Song Army" by Tom Lehrer, (each and every one of us...cares) and possibly "Somos El Barco" for that warm and fuzzy folkie sing-along togetherness angle.

By the way, I will repeat my offer: I have all of these songs transcribed (except the last two), and many of them with chords that I will share with anyone who wants them.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Dave4Guild
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 04:22 PM

Brenda and I are quite fond of the following list of the songs we do but the problem is deciding which sequence to do them in!

Summer Before The War
Wait Till The Clouds Roll By
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Summerfly
Brigg Fair
And So Do I
Leaving Nancy
Lancashire Hills
Where Ravens Feed
In Spite of Ourselves

But why ten?

It's too many for a (typical) 45 min set.
Not enough for a 60 min set or spread over two 45 minute sets.
And leaves too many out!!!

Regards

Dave Bennett and Brenda Hart


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,bluenose
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 03:07 AM

Take your time
Lizzie Lindsey
Banks of the roses
Mary from Dungloe
Song for Ireland
Nancy Spain
Rare old times
Spancil hill
Health to the company
Dirty old town


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 05:04 AM

Like Alaska Mike, I sing my own. But an exception crept in recently, as I became besotted by the Spiers & Boden version of a gorgeous song:

"Courting too slow" (Trad lyrics, tune by Peter Bellamy)

Excluding my own, other songs that I trot out from time to time:

"Ik zeg adieu" (trad Flemish, c 1645)
"Belle qui tiends ma vie" (French madrigal)
"Come all ye worthy Christian men" (trad hymn)
"The battle of Alma" (trad)
"When you are old and grey" (Tom Lehrer)
"Girl on a train" (Pete Atkin)
"The Flowers and the Wine" (Clive James/Pete Atkin)
"Love on the sands" (Jeremy Taylor)
"Drinking with Rosie" (Richard Digance)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 01:07 PM

So many great titles that I've never heard! I'll be doing some research...

Lately:

I'll Not Be a Stranger- Ginny Hawker cd
What Will I Leave Behind- Lilly Brothers
Rocky River Home- Williamson Brothers
Off the Wall- mine
He'll Welcome Me Home- mine
Juneau Breakdown- mine
Palace Grand- (version of 'Lass from a Low Country) Ginny Hawker cd
The Sides of the Road- Williamson Brothers
A Touch of the Past- Williamson Brothers
Will You Meet Me Over Yonder


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 01:22 PM

Referring back to the 15th, 6:30 pm:

Thanks for setting me straight on "Something in the Way She Moves," two entirely different songs with the same title. I do indeed remember the James Taylor song after reading the chorus supplied by Guest/Augie. I just wasn't aware of the title.

Now, it looks to me like George Harrison is the one who copped an existing song title from "a contemporary and label-mate"! I'm almost certain that the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album (featuring George's very well-know and often-covered SINTWSM) came out at least a year after that James Taylor album.

Mea culpa!


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: JennyO
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 01:39 PM

The Beatles song is actually called "Something", but according to This site
the use of those words in the opening line was no coincidence:

Something

George Harrison

George Harrison got the idea for this song in 1968, after listening to a song by James Taylor, titled, Something In The Way She Moves, and decided to build a song around it. Harrison finished the song, and recorded it in February, April and again in May 1969 during the Abbey Road Sessions.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 05:18 PM

El Greko:

You can actually sing the bridge to "When You Are Old and Grey," without a cheat sheet? I thought only Tom His Own Self, and I, could, and I only because I learned it when it first came out and I was in Junior High, when I could remember things.

It's not all true, but too much of it is.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 10:38 PM

"An awful debility, a lessened utility,
A loss of mobility is a strong possibility.
In all probability I'll lose my virility etc etc..."

Yep, still remember it...It's actually not too hard because there is logic in the sequence.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: mike_in_st_c
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 11:23 PM

Does practicing in a group-home at work count? I just started learning/re-learning, while following a dream more than 40 years old. So far I've played (with a couple clients listening while I practice) She'll be comin' round the mountain, Bye Bye Love, Down in the valley, Red River Valley,Will the Circle be Unbroken, Silent Night, Jingle Bells (in July)!, Marianne (all the kids love Marianne, siftin'seashells by the sand.), Quinn the Eskimo, This Land is Your Land (I'd like to get the Canadian version), and a toughy I'm just starting to work on, Scarborough Fair. I think that's about it. Whew, Mike


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Matt_R
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 01:01 AM

Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Drunken Chorus - Trashcan Sinatras
Powderfinger - Neil Young
Sparks - Coldplay
Apple Blossom - The White Stripes
The Dutchman - Steve Goodman
Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Bob Dylan
She Talks To Angels - Black Crowes
Give Back The Key To My Heart - Uncle Tupelo


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 04:44 AM

Mike, 'Does practicing in a group-home at work count?' Yes sure, why not.

Dave, you ask 'Why ten?' No reason really. I was trying to get an idea of what people were singing.

Then when people ask 'What is Folk Singing?' they could look at this thread and find out what folk are REALLY singing.

There's an awful lot (most of them) of these songs that individually wouldn't be considered folk music. But as a whole they are what is being sung in the folk world.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: mike_in_st_c
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 08:28 AM

Bert, a couple songs I neglected to mention are, Oh, Suzanna, Hey ho, Nobody Home,Go tell Aunt Rhody, Careless Love, and Amazing Grace. At one two of the group homes I work at, we have a music therapist that comes and plays guitar for the clients, though his repertoire is much larger. He adapts each song to fit in a clients name. For instance in singing, "Baby Beluga", he substitutes a clients name and adjusts verses around some quirk in their character. I think that might be part and parcel of the folk process. Thanks, Mike


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 04:43 AM

For Bert,

Here's the other one you wanted:

ILKLEY D'AMOUR (Les Barker)

Ilkley d'amour, le 'ill where the Yorkshiremen go.
Ilkley d'amour et j'ai been there with mon chapeau.

Wheer hast tha' been since the day that I je t'ai vu.
J'ai been to court Mary Jane, chacun à son goût.

Ilkley d'amour, le 'ill where the Yorkshiremen go.
Ilkley d'amour et j'ai been there with mon chapeau.

Sacré bleu, vous will catch thy dee-ath tha knows
Vous allez snuff it si vous allez sans chapeau
Ooh 't worms'll ate thee, les ducks mange les worms for their tea
Et nous mange les ducks, so nous will have eaten thee

Ilkley d'amour, le 'ill where the Yorkshiremen go.
Ilkley d'amour et j'ai been there with mon chapeau.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 07:26 AM

Now this is interesting, and useful info too!! Didn't realise that Dave4Guild & Brenda ((hugs)) do 'Where Raven's Feed', so I shall now refrain from ruining it in their presence!!

For my two penn'th worth (not sure of some Writers/Trad):

The Dutchman (Michael Smith)
Four Loom Weaver
The Weaver & the Factory Maid
Anyway my Guru Said No (of course - when will this one fade away?)
Where Raven's Feed (Graeme Miles)
Jenny Greenteeth (Nicole Murray)
Port Mahon
The Rain is Falling (by & with El Greko)
The Last of the Great Whales (Andy Barnes)
Lord Franklin

And singing each one is a privilege, so many wonderful songs out there - you writers just keep on writing them!!


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 09:48 AM

Thanks Mr Happy that's wonderful.

I love it.

...Vous allez snuff it si vous allez sans chapeau ....


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Ingrid the Crafty
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 12:31 AM

Most of what I perform is my own work, or that of other s/s I have met.
Here's my last ten:
Lover's Lullaby - mine
The First Queen of Northshield - mine
I Dreamed of You Last Night - mine
Chivalry - mine
Chicks With Swords - Catherine Morski
Lay My Body Down - Sara Pace
Marking Time - mine
Why do I Still Believe Fairytales? - mine
Lowlands of Holland - Steeleye Span version
Taxi Driver's Lament - mine


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: TS
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 02:11 AM

hmm...most recent 10..

1) Ballad of St.Anne's Reel
2) Star of the County Down
3) Four Green Fields
4) Get out Ye Black and Tans
5) Caledonia
6) Trooper and the Maid
7) Bay of Biscay
8) Fogarty's Cove
9) Excursion Round the Bay
10) Paddy's Lamentation


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Cindy
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 05:45 AM

How Long Blues
Nightlife
As Sylvie was walking
Catch the Wind
Polyvon
Tears in Heaven
Key to the Highway
Killing me Softly
Have to say I love you in a song
The Lament of Robinson Crusoe (The Coconut song)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 12:03 PM

This'll be fairly easy because I only know about 10 songs:

1. I Can Hew
2. Captain Bover (Barry Temple)
3. Tom of Holmfirth (John Connelley)
4. Purple & Orange Stripes (Kimberley Rew)
5. The Sorrowful Lamentation of William Ryan
6. John Barleycorn (The Devon version)
7. The Anchorite
8. Flowers of Liberty (James Connell)
9. Jack the Jolly Tar
10. Hullabaloobalay


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 12:14 PM

I've been looking through these songs and I'm very surprised at how different they all are. Very few songs are in more than one list.

Tell me guys (used in the Western sense to mean guys and gals) are you deliberately avoiding songs that are in previous postings, or are these REALLY what you are singing?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: saulgoldie
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 12:31 PM

I was dead on truthful. I can't explain why some of the others aren't as visionary in what they play. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Jul 04 - 04:48 AM

Some more of my latest hits!

Bring it on home to me:Chuck Berry
Lady take your time: Allan Taylor
April Morning: Trad.Tony Rose version
Four legged fiend: Roy Rogers
Save Me: Freddie Mercury
Morningtown Ride
Home in the sky: Incredible String Band
Get it on:Marc Bolan
I wish I was back in Liverpool: Stan Bootle and Leon Rosselson
Only You:Alison Moyet & Vince Clarke


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 10:57 PM

relive


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: stallion
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 05:06 AM

We had a fifteen minute slot at an "Auden and Folk" concert, songs collected by WH Auden and printed in " The Poets Tongue and "The Oxford Book of Light Verse". We decided to race through six and dispense with introductions. Whilst we stuck to the words printed in the books, everyone else, including Carthy, sang the "time revised" versions. Spanish Ladies was the only song in any of our current set although Lowlands and Let the Toast Pass will probably sneak into the next gig.                                
                                        
1        Lincolnshire poacher        OBLV No. 196        
                                                                
2        Streams of Lovely Nancy        OBLV No. 197                
                                                             
3        Let the Toast Pass        OBLV No. 150        
                                        
4        Come Landlord fill the Flowing Bowl        OBLV
                                        
5        Lowlands        OBLV No. 200        
                                        
6        Spanish Ladies        A Poets Tongue        
                                        
                        running         time        15,00


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 05:42 AM

I've set a couple of other peoples lyrics to music
No Man's Land (Neil Dalton)
Waiting (Mary de Ville)
The Setting (McTell - finally nailed that bloody guitar bit!)
The Other Side of Midnight (Jack Hudson)
Reel in the Flickering Light (by Colm Gallagher from the singing of Christy Moore)
The Galtee Mountain Boy (Christy Moore's version)

and also I've written a lot of songs


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Fidjit
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 06:07 AM

Thought a lot of people were in their own "Time Warp". Then saw the first date of this thread was in 1999 and through to '04. Understandable.

So I'll join "Time Warpers Amonymous" if I may.

The list in '99 would have been different.
It changes with the years, the influences and the theme nights.

2006 it's :

"Gretna Green" Tony Philip's. Written for a Blacksmith's theme evening.
"What's The Use Of Wings". John Wright. Wonderful use of words.
"Banks Of The Dee". Trad, via Norma Waterson.
"Claudy Banks". Trad, via Alex Campbell.
"Colin And Pheobe". Trad, via Ed Rennie.
"Carrion Crow". Trad, from Alfred William's "Folksongs Of The Upper Thames"
"Barefoot Dangler. Freebee, from ElGreko's website. Thanks George.
"Dockyard Gate". Trad, via Pete Bellamy.
"Channels". Graham Perry, via Pete Harris. I was a "Lecky" on Union Castle Line for two years so I know the feeling in this one.
"Get Up And Go". Pete Seeger. Pete wrote this when he was 39! He thought he was getting old. Now nearly twice that! Nice one Pete.

And.

Listening to :
Well, just broke up with my lady. So.
"Breathing Space". Brian Bedford, via Artisan. Brilliant stuff! And wonderfull harmony singing. Check it out.

And :
Listening to and Studying :
Steve Tilson's latest Cd. of trad songs "Of Many Hands". Nicely done Steve. Lots of Golden Oldies on here, the tradition moves on.

And :
Preparing for Miskin : - to be sung in, Norwegian!
"The Cruel Sister" Trad, via "Folque". A Norwegian folk rock group, a-la Steeleye.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Nick
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 06:58 AM

Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Sailing Boat - Anna Ryder
Rosemary's Sister - Hugh Williams
Summer Before the War - Hugh Williams
Northern Tide - Linda Kelly
Give Me Back My Job - ?
Carolina on My Mind - James Taylor
This Love Will Carry - Dougie Maclean
Drunk on Moon - Tom Waits
The Nearness of You - Hoagy Carmichael


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 10:39 AM

Seeing my alter ego in 1999 reminds me the Skiffler tonsils haven't had an airing recently (sighs of relief from a grateful nation)but I better limber up for Kalymnos in June and learn some of those pesky pop songs Yorgos expects me to know (Beatles & such).

RtS


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: mrsmac
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 07:43 AM

i've been preparing for a singing workshop i'm doing at the weekend, so most of these aren't from my usual repetoire;

1. flower of magherally o
2. Down the moor
3. Banks of the Moy
4. Pleasant and delightful
5. Maid on Mourne shore
6. Jog along
7. Willie Rambler
8. flower of sweet erin the green
9. Blackwaterside
10. road to clady


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Ron Davies
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 11:54 PM

What an absolutely wonderful concert we'd have if we could get everybody--at least the people who still post--to sing all their most recent 10 songs. There are so many I'd love to hear--and I think I'm not alone.

My most recent 10 songs are probably

Parting Glass--didn't get to the sing til after driving 8 hours--arriving at 1 AM

then that weekend

Before the Next Teardrop Falls--Freddy Fender
Since I Met You, Baby--Ivory Joe Hunter
Home--Holly Tashian
Rolling Home--John Tams
Goodnight Sweetheart--Spaniels
Silhouettes
Long Black Veil
Faded Love--Bob Wills
Streets of Baltimore--Harlan Howard


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: John P
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 08:04 AM

Raven en Bonden
Vanner och Frender
Pierre de Grenoble
The Two Sisters
The Peacock's Feather
Japati
The Old Saw Blues
The Unpleasant Night
A Swedish bridal march I can't remember the name of
An Dro


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: mrsmac
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 09:21 AM

Ron, if we were all to sing 10 songs it would be more than a concert!! i'd have to take a week off work... hmmm.. what a great idea


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Gerry Humphries
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 09:38 AM

Been doing the same stuff for a fair while so I feel comfortable with these - like an old chair you know really well.

Amelia
Admiral Benbow - Trad
Canadee I-O (arr. knicked from N.Jones)
Lament for Owen Roe o'Niell (Carolan Instr.-Guitar)
The Oggy Man   Cyril Tawney
Down Where the Drunkards Roll (Williamson)
Hunter's Moon (W.Jones)
Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do (arr. D.Graham)
Sammy's Bar (C.Tawney)
Sunday Morning (M.Chapman - Guitar)
Rock Me Baby (arr. D.Graham)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Scoville
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 10:29 AM

Attempting to learn fiddle:

Creek Nation (trad. U.S./Native American-derived)
Billy in the Low Ground (trad. U.S., I assume of UK descent)
Farewell to Whiskey (Scotland?)
Brave Volunteer (UK, but this is the Beers Family version, sort of)
Pauline (Cajun)
Amelia (Bob McQuillen [sp?])
Banks of Inverness (my source claimed it was Irish)
Greasy Coat (trad. U.S.)
John Brown's March (trad. U.S.)
Booth Shot Lincoln (trad. U.S.)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 11:55 AM

Great idea Ron, but as mrsmac says it'd take more than a concert. How about a weekend?

I'm in Colorado Springs, If anyone is game start a new thread. "Ten songs weekend." I like the sound of it.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Ron Davies
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 11:34 PM

So now all we have to do is decide place and time. But I suppose that may be a challenge.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 01:42 AM

There is no reason we can't have more than one. If you can't travel for any reason then have a weekend somewhere near you.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Ron Davies
Date: 08 Apr 06 - 01:02 AM

Hey Bert, are you in the UK? I intend to be over there for Sidmouth--will you be at Sidmouth--Middle Bar?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 08 Apr 06 - 01:32 AM

Nah, sorry I'm in Colorado Springs Colorado.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Ron Davies
Date: 08 Apr 06 - 01:38 AM

Close enough for me. Will you be making it to the Getaway-or should we come visit you?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: stallion
Date: 08 Apr 06 - 06:43 AM

last nights session, tap & Spile York

Tuppence on the rope
Over the Hills and Far away
My Emma
Three Score and Ten
The Alabama
Mingulay Boat song
Prospect Providence
I can Hew
Follow Me 'ome
Bring us a barrell
Strike the Bell Landlord
Parting Glass
(and that does not include Barnsey, Kev, Damien, "Belfast" Ken and Franks contributions, nor the "tunes" interludes)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Apr 06 - 12:31 AM

At a friend's house party, among many other songs, I seem to recall:

Red River Rising
Alabama Jubilee
Ain't Misbehavin'
Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield)
A Fool Such as I
Cow Cow Boogie
Leavin' On a Jet Plane
Some Day Soon
Hang On Sloopy
Barrett's Privateers


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Bert
Date: 09 Apr 06 - 02:12 AM

I don't think I'll be able to make the getaway this year.

You are welcome here anytime though, send me a PM if you're anywhere near.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 09:18 PM

We could do it by conference call. One big effin conference call. ;)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Scoville
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 11:13 PM

In the shower:

1. Pretty Polly
2. Blue Moon
3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
4. Big Enough for Two (learned from Lyn Hardy & Jay Ungar's record but I don't know who wrote it)
5. Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad (Tammy Wynette)
6. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart (Patsy Montana)
7. San Antonio Rose (Patsy Cline--man, that song is hard)
8. Times Are Not What They Used To Be (trad?)
9. Old Bangum (trad Anglo-American--the one about the boar)
10. Thank God And Greyhound You're Gone (written by Larry Kingston & Earl Nix)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Nick
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 07:41 PM

Scoville

Do you find your skin goes very wrinkly when you are in the shower that long?

It does for me in the bath


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Scoville
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 09:32 PM

I don't sing them all every time or I'd be a prune. A prune with a Hell of a water bill.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: quokka
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 10:59 PM

I think this one needs a refresh, too. Damn threads! You pull at one and the whole lot comes unravelled...


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 06:23 AM

The Minstrel - Graham & Eileen Pratt
Fair Mary of Wallington - Child Ballads
Gay Green Gown - Graham & Eileen Pratt
Go from My Window - traditional
Bay of Fundy - Gordon Bok
The Drinking Gourd - (not so) traditional (at least not the way I sing it)
Paradise - John Prine
Ned of the Hill - tradtional
Summertime - George Gershwin (sometimes mixed with Motherless Chlid)
Georgia on My Mind - Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael

and for a laugh - Advice to the Ladies - Catherine Demott (aka) Morgan Wolfsinger


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 06:36 AM

A long time since I did get up anywhere. (A fund raising concert about four years ago I think..) Finding this website is rekindling interest though. I started practising a few the other day with a view to starting finding a few local clubs, and I suppose the first ten would be;

Love Song of a Simple Man - Eric Bogle
Little Musgrave - trad
January Man - 5 x claims to have written it to my knowledge!
Cats in the cradle - Harry Chapin
Reason to believe - Tim Hardin
Bracken lift - Ian Mather
Boothferry Bridge - Harvey Andrews
The vicar and the frog - Stan Crowther
Games people play - Joe South
New years eve - Si Khan


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:07 AM

Last year

12 sticks instumental
five foot two
somebody stole my gal
Thats life sinatra
casey jones mississippi john hurt
san francisco bay blues jesse fuller
its only a shanty
cocaine blues in the style of mississippi john. key D
its only a paper moon
pencil thin mo
other ragtime instrumentals
Ok its more than ten
but my tastes keep changing
I started off over fifty years ago with rock then folk then blues
now a bit of everything
just enyoy playing
what else is there in life?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,KP
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:16 AM

Vincent Black Lightning
We sing Hallelujah
Al Bowley's in Heaven (all Richard Thompson)
Crow on the Cradle (Sydney Carter)
This Beggar's Heart (Darrell Scot)
The devil's partiality (Gallivan Burwell)
This is no' my plaid
I'll tak you to Glen Isla
Fair Annie (all Scots trad)
I love Scotland's Glens (Scotland the What.?)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:21 AM

William Taylor (trad)
Rosie Anderson (trad)
A Place Called England (Maggie Holland)
When First I came to Caledonia (trad?)
Empty Handed (George Papavgeris)
Grey Hawk (trad)
Death of Nelson (trad/Graham Pratt)
Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear (trad)
Once I'd a Sweetheart (trad)
Somewhere in America (Eric Bogle)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Cluin
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:22 AM

Not sure of most recent 10 exactly, but these 10 were among maybe the last 100:

Algoma (mine)
Feelin' Alright (mine)
Barbecue Song (mine)
Big Green Boogie (mine)
Ain't Misbehavin'
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
Not Just a Train
You're No Good
My Old Friend the Blues
Everybody Loves Somebody


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Jayto
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 10:02 AM

St.James Infirmiry
Mr. State Trooper (Springsteen)
Cocaine Cannot Kill My Pain (Steve Earle)
Now I Want to Be Your Dog (The Stooges)
Shady Grove (Doc Watson's version)
Reuben's Train (Clarence Ashley is where I got it)
The End (The Doors)
Minute of Decay (Marilyn Manson)
Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones)
Tango til thier sore (Tom Waits)

Ecclectic I know but it was a fun night.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Jayto
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 10:03 AM

Did you mean covers? I hope because that is all I put lol. I didn't list my originals at all but I did them lol.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 10:04 AM

All trad or old enough to be Public domain except where indicated:
Recruited Collier
Granny's Old Armchair
Married to a Mermaid
Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Mick McGuire
Rawtenstall Anuual Fair
Donkey Riding
Sicknote (Pat Cooksey)
Liverpool Lullaby (Stan Kelly)
Noah's Ark Shanty


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: quokka
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 10:21 AM

Jayto have you any plans to tour Australia?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Acorn4
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 11:37 AM

The Tortured Soul of the Poet:(Dave Taylor)
All Clouds the Sky: (John Tams)
The Man Who Knitted his own Y-Fronts: (Dave Taylor)
Prayer in Open D:(Emmylou Harris)
Daddy, Don't Become a Morris Dancer: (Dave Taylor)
Meet me, Meet me :(3 men and a Dog)
Songs of Praise: (Dave Taylor)
Braw Sailing on the Sea : (trad)
BSA Bantam, 1963: Dave Taylor
Sweet Music Man: (Kenny Rogers)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 04:06 PM

George joseph smith(me)
buster the Line dancing Dog(me)
Aunty Nelly's Boogie(me)
The water is Wide(trad)
the tennesse stud(Jimmy Driftwood)
KC Moan (trad - I think)
Make me a Pallett of the floor (Jimmy Yancey - i think)
The day Delaney's donkey had sex with the Pope (me)
On Raglan Road (Patrick Kavanagh)
Everyday with Love ( a new song still being written)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 04:43 AM

Fair Janet (Child ballad)
False Lover Won Back
Jordan (is a hard road to travel, I believe)
Braw Sailing
Lewes Rat and Spoon (home made)
Bold Archer
Ditchling Carol
Our Lord Who Did The Ox command (Kipling's carol)
Fause Foodrage
Sarah Sykes

Currently working on The Dragon of Wantley to its original tune rather than Brighton Camp, which I've used until now.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 05:04 AM

What an interesting thread..

I never learn more than one or two songs each week. So I'm quite slow at setting them down. And this list will take me well back before Xmas, as I had a good month of snotty oozing which put me off singing altogether.

Death and the Lady
John Barleycorn
Gay Green Gown (Graham and Eileen Pratt)
Go Into a Hare (Allansford Pursuit)
The Unquiet Grave
Bushes and Briars
A Begging I Will Go
The Great Silkie
The Twa Corbies
Ar Eirinn Ni Neosfainne Ce Hi

I wonder what my equivalent list will be come the Summer, when hopefully I'll have a greater knowledge base and understanding of traditional folk songs.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 05:54 AM

Saturday afternoon, Mizchuck and I did a duo at an art studio reception up at Killington. We had to go for 2 1/2 hours, and I had a cold and wasn't functioning well, so she did a lot of lead singing and fiddle tunes. We didn't do some of our standards, since I hate to sing them when no one's really listening to the lyrics, but we had fun dredging up some old stuff that had been neglected. I was so foggy, I can't remember for sure all the leads I did. As near as I recall, I did do these:

Billy Gray (Norman Blake)
Sky Above, the Mud Below, The (Tom Russell)
William Faulkner in Hollywood (Tom Russell)
Fifty Years Ago (Ian Tyson)
Mineral Wells (Tom Russell)
How the Queen of the Gypsies Met Trouble-and-Pain (Lyrics, Nancy Willard; melody my own)
You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Darrell Scott)
Yankee Lady (Jesse Winchester)

Finished with medley of Mouth of the Musselshell (Ian Tyson/Tom Russell) and Say Goodbye to Montana (Alex Harvey, Tim Rouillier).

Peter


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 06:24 AM

Here's the last 10 I sang in public (I know this because I keep a wee book just in case I start repeating myself); all trad. arr. Sedayne unless stated otherwise:

1) Lamachree & Megrum
2) Scranky Black Farmer
3) Abe Carmen (Peter Bellamy, Second Wind version)
4) The Great Silkie o' Sule Skerry
5) Earl Brand (Child #7a)
6) The Land (Kipling / Bellamy)
7) The Rufford Park Poachers
8) MacPherson's Rant
9) Come Write Me Down
10) Butter and Cheese and All (aka Camembert Acoustique)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 06:43 AM

Insane Beard, from the look of that lot I think you'd enjoy one of our all-day ballad forums at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club . The next is with Brian Peters on Sunday 1st. March.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 08:59 AM

Cheers, Valmai - I do hope do get down to Lewes one of these days; last time I was down that way was a decade back when I did a gig for the Brighton Storytellers at The Disco Biscuit. Fortunately we have Brian at The Fylde this year, I just hope his sets don't clash with my own!

Sedayne


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 09:41 AM

Well - here's my strange assortment...

1. Moonlight Bay - guitar arrangement
2. Moonlight In Vermont - guitar arrangement
3. Waiting For a Train (Jimmie Rodgers)
4. Herbert the Sherbert (ceilidh band tune)
5. My Blue Eyed Jane (Jimmie Rodgers)
6. Allons A Lafayette (Richard Fontenot guitar version)
7. High Germany - trad.
8. The Rout Of The Blues - trad.
9. Muskrat Ramble - guitar arrangement
10. Jolie Blon - fiddle & cajun accordion


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 10:06 AM

1) Alan MacLean - trad
2) The King of Rome - Dave Sudbury
3) Andrew and his Cutty Gun - Burns
4) Keep Yopur Feet Still Geordie Hinny - Joe Wilson
5) The Sucking Pig - trad
6) Billy to Bob - trad
7) Child Owlett - trad
8) Lish Young Buy a Broom - trad
9) Miners Lifeguard - trad
10)Little Chance - trad


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 10:48 AM

Well - here's my strange assortment...

2. Moonlight In Vermont - guitar arrangement


Or, as we say up here, "Moonlight in Vermont - or starve!"

Peter (who moonlights as a musician - that works once you get Social Security, but not until)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Diva
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 10:53 AM

Well I'm learning and re-learning some Burns for a gig next month. All Merry Muses all very bawdy. If easily offended don't look them up!

Ye hae lien wrang lassie

Wha'll mowe me noo'?

John Anderson Ma Jo

Come rede me Dame

Hope to get a couple sung out this week


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 11:50 AM

Ten? Some of us dream of doing ten...

I accidentally deleted my handy spreadsheet the other day, but I think my last ten would probably be

Hughie the Graeme
the Scarecrow (Lal Waterson)
Little Musgrave
Horns
This is the ballad of Sir Patrick Spens (P. R.)
Lord Allenwater
Lowlands
Poor old horse
The valiant sailor
The bonny bunch of roses

I think my favourite out of all of those is Horns (Horns! Large horns!) It's about sex and death, it's completely barking mad, it's got a chorus that sounds great in three-part harmony and it's over before anyone knows what's hit them. What, as they say, is not to like?


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: matt milton
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 11:55 AM

I play mostly my own songs. But I've built up quite a few covers and traditionals over the past year.

On the 5-string open-back banjo:

Paint It Black – the Rolling Stones
Willie of the Winsbury (trad)
Ballad of the Bollweevil (using Mance Lipscombe's melody, which sounds a bit like Frankie & Johnny and unlike any other 'Bollweevil' I've ever heard)
Dear Prudence (the Beatles)
(the above all lend themselves well to C tuning)
Darling Corey
In The Pines (sort of a hybrid version between Leadbelly's 'Black Girl' and Bill Monroe's version)

On resonator mandolin:

St James Infirmary
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Hand Me Down my Walking Cane (with the lyrics changed to excise all the religious stuff and make it exclusively about getting wasted on various different alcoholic beverages)
(all directly inspired by the excellent Dix Bruce "Teach Yourself" book, which I can thoroughly recommend)
Germ Free Adolescents by X-Ray Spex

On acoustic guitar:

Brisk Young Widow (version based on the arrangement in a book of Cecil Sharp transcribed for guitar I found in Brixton library)
Parachute Woman by the Rolling Stones
I Need Somebody by the Stooges
Dum Dum Boys by the Stooges
No-one Knows by Queens of the Stone Age

On charango:

Theme from The Flumps


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: sharyn
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 12:50 PM

The Maid Gaed Tae the Mill
Sail Away, Ladies
Easy Rider
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine
Willin'
Westron Wind
When Will I Be Loved
Shift and Spin
Same Durden
The Lea Rig


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Tootler
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 03:40 PM

As I was going to Banbury (Trad)
Georgie on the Freeway (Tom Paxton)
The Lea Rig (Burns)
Wild Mountain Time (F McPeake)
Twa Recruitin' Sergeants (Trad)
Searching for Lambs (Trad)
Bonny Earl of Moray (Trad)
Bound for the Mountains & the Sea (Tom Paxton)
Both Sides the Tweed (Dick Gaughan)
Green Grow the Rashes O (Burns)

Plus, on the flute:
Lament on the Death of His Second Wife (Niel Gow)
Farewell to Whisky (Niel Gow)
Da Slockit Light (Tom Anderson)
Theme from Piano Sonata No. 21 (Mozart)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 03:43 PM

2. Moonlight In Vermont - guitar arrangement

Or, as we say up here, "Moonlight in Vermont - or starve!"


LOL! Peter.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 11:27 AM

Three I have memorized recently:

Timid Frieda by Jacques Brel
The Old Lamplighter
The Three Bells (the Jimmie Brown song)

I've been scanning these lists looking for tunes to add to my dulcimer repertoire, and I have found quite a few. Thanks to all who have posted.

Acorn4,if you are still around - thanks for mentioning 'Daddy, don't become a Morris dancer.' I found the lyrics, and they are really funny.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jayto
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 09:45 PM

1.Reubens train -- Clarence Ashley
2. Guitar Rag -- Mose Rager
3. Chocolate Jesus -- Tom Waits
4. Hometown Blues -- Steve Earle
5. Storm Windows -- John Prine
6. Nobody;s fault but mine -- Blind Willie Johnson
7. Mr. State Trooper -- Bruce Springsteen
8. Deep River Blues -- Doc Watson
9. Lord's Highway -- Chris Knight
10. Dead Flowers -- The Rolling Stones

I mix it up so much this is only what came to mind right off. I rarely use set lists or anything. I normally go by what I feel and what the crowd is digging as long as it fits wmy thing. I do alot of originals but for covers that is some I do.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: SussexCarole
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 03:17 AM

Valmai - I'm looking forward to hearing your 'Lewes Rat & Spoon' song - no doubt there is a wonderful story behind it!


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,The other Bob Fox
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 04:20 PM

So We'll Go No More A-Roving (Byron/me)
Adieu You Pretty Nancy (Kippers)
Bonny Woodhall
Twa Corbies
Flandyke Shore
O What Is That Sound (Auden/me)
Sally Wheatley
Waterloo Fashions (Trad/me)
Courting Too Slow
Rosemary Lane


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Ron Davies
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 09:15 PM

Bouquet of Roses
Crazy Arms
Candy Kisses
Rolling Home (Tams)
Old Brown's Daughter
Row On
Constant Lovers
Waltz Across Texas
Wishful Thinking
Paper Moon
Crazy
Road to Mandalay (Peter Bellamy tune)

More than 10. All these songs have the features that either they can be sung walking to the subway, can be sung at a bluegrass/country session, have good choruses people can join in with easily--or a combination of the above.

Except Road to Mandalay, which I just think captures the flavor of its time perfectly. And besides the Bellamy tune is great for climbing hills.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: BobKnight
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 09:22 PM

1. Doon By The Watterside.
2. The Fermers Wife And Me.
3. The Faery Glen.
4. Walker Dam.
5. My Dear Aul Frien'.
6. Twa Hairts Entwined.
7. The Ground She Walks Upon.
8. The Go-Between.
9. Eliza-Beth.
10.I Saw Her On The Bus.
Never heard of them? That's because I only sing my own songs - so I wrote them all, and they've probably only been heard by a few hundred people, mainly in the North East of Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 11:27 AM

Low down in the broom
Oh love it is a killing thing
Wind that shakes the barley
She's like the swallow
Widdecombe Fair (Knightley)
Song to the siren (Buckley)
I am stretched on your grave
She moves through the fair
Weeping song (Cave)
When love comes late (me)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 11:56 AM

Tootler said:

Plus, on the flute:
Lament on the Death of His Second Wife (Niel Gow)
Farewell to Whisky (Niel Gow)


Oh, dear! I don't know which of those is sadder....

P.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Ythanside
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 12:39 PM

The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Freedom Come All Ye
Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
The Jolly Collier
Dundee Weaver
Lady Franklin's Lament
Before They Close The Minstrel Show
Generations of Change
Galway Shawl


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Abby Sale
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 03:22 PM

On 2/7th:
Re: 02/07/1592, stabbed dead - Bonnie Earl o Murray
Re: a complaint voiced to me that it was a shame Hugill refused to print the bawdy verses of any chanties so that none were now known. I replied, thanx to to "Salty Dick," this isn't entirely true - The Dockyard Church.

On 2/9th
Re: 02/06/1665, Queen Anne born - Gay Fusilier
Re: 02/09/1923, Brendan Behan born - Old Triangle
Re: 02/10/1684, the Berkshire murder - Butcher Boy
Re: 02/12/1809, Darwin born - Sexual Life of the Camel

On 2/16:
Re: 02/14, Valentine's Day - Dame Durden
Re: 02/14, Bulgarian Viticulturist's Day - Fathom the Bowl
Re: 02/15/1803, John Sutter born - Days of '49
Re: 02/16/1809, arr. at Open Bay - Davy Lowston


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: John P
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 05:55 PM

The Two Sisters
Pierre de Grenoble
Eklundapolska #3
Polska efter Pal Karl Persson
Josefins Dopvals
Sommarvals
Polska efter John Peekstok
Limu Limu Lima
Boys of Bedlam
An Dro


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Fidjit
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 04:44 AM

Hey John P see you are into Polska's. Well done.

Went through the list to see what I was doing three years ago

2006 it's :

"Gretna Green" Tony Philip's. Written for a Blacksmith's theme evening.
"What's The Use Of Wings". Brian Bedford. Wonderful use of words.
"Banks Of The Dee". Trad, via Norma Waterson.
"Claudy Banks". Trad, via Alex Campbell.
"Colin And Pheobe". Trad, via Ed Rennie.
"Carrion Crow". Trad, from Alfred William's "Folksongs Of The Upper Thames"
"Barefoot Dangler. Freebee, from ElGreko's website. Thanks George.
"Dockyard Gate". Trad, via Pete Bellamy.
"Channels". Graham Perry, via Pete Harris. I was a "Lecky" on Union Castle Line for two years so I know the feeling in this one.
"Get Up And Go". Pete Seeger. Pete wrote this when he was 39! He thought he was getting old. Now nearly twice that! Nice one Pete.

2009
Still singing them, but

Last night's gig was


Banbury Bill       Played on Melodeon
The Keeper.   Now that's a nice golden oldie That I'm trying to learn to sing with my new, "Box of Gold" melodeon

July Wakes.   Which I got years ago off a, dare I say it, Mike Harding LP.

Colin & Pheobe

Lancashire Jazz Band.    Which I got from The Oldham Tinkers LP.

Putting on the Style.   Lonnie Donegan favorite.
Barrington Hornpipe    Played on Concertina
Carrion Crow            Alfred William's version
The Gray Mare          Classic Bellamy

Harpa.    The Norwegian version of, The Cruel Sister. Which I last sung at the death count session at Sidmouth last year.

Rambling Sailor.    Which I now do with a break for to hear the original version that I now have on a cd via a pod cast I got from the British library. The original is from 1907 recordings on wax cylinder from the Ralph Vaughan Williams collection

Here We Come A-wassailing.    Still wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

Plus a couple of Swedish tunes to finish

Engelska frän Ödskolt and SlengPolsk frän Kuma

Chas


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: ChillToad
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 12:55 PM

Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy                Copper Family
Lakes Of Pontchartrain                        Trad (?)
Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues                Bob Dylan
The Ladies Go Dancing At Whitsun        John Austin Marshall
The Moving On Song                        MacColl/Seeger
Annan Waters                                Trad / Nic Jones
Back In Durham Goal                        Jez Lowe
Reynardine                                Trad / Lloyd / Sandy Denny
Rosebud In June                                Trad (?)
Twanky Dillo                                Copper Family


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 09:12 PM

In reverse chronological order (at chantey & pub sings):

Lumpytums
Eat Bertha's Mussels
Wives of Brixham (Smedley; edited to be sung ttto "10,000 miles from home")
Time, Gentlemen, Time
King Henry VI and the Shipwrights (Kipling; edited to be sung ttto "Son of a gambolier")
Get Up and Go (Seeger)
For to Admire (Kipling; abridged; tune mostly "Barnyards of Delgaty")
The Parting Glass
Grey Funnel Line (Tawney)
Dillon Bay (Bok)
Destroyer Benson (by me, ttto "The garden where the praties grow)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 05:18 AM

December 2008 - Saturday
2008 - Everyone Calls Me Tarzan
       The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
2007 - Ale of Old England
18th November 2006 - Hand Over Hand

sorry can't remember before that.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 06:30 AM

My last 10 public singings, all in singarounds:

1) King Orfeo
2) The Molecatcher
3) Rattling Bog
4) Dragonfly (Dave Cousins)
5) Way Through the Woods (Kipling / Bellamy)
6) Thousands or More
7) Innocent Hare
8) Collier's Rant
9) Seeds of Love
10) Captain Bover (trad. with extra verses)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 06:46 AM

Last of England (Graham Moore)
William and Nancy's Parting (trad)
Lord Bateman (trad)
Jennifer, Gentle and Rosemary (trad)
Will I See Thee More (John McCusker)
Just as the Tide was Flowing (trad)
Australia (trad)
Verdant Braes of Skreen (trad)
Heather Down the Moor (trad)
Birth of Robin Hood (trad).

Pleasingly, all different from my posting of 31 October 2008.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Aug 09 - 03:50 PM

Like Terry, my last 10 are all different from mine at 31st October (and I've doubled the number of "modern" songs).

Leish Young Buy-a-broom
Dancing at Whitsun (John Austin Marshall)
Four Drunken Maidens
Drummer & The Cook
Chesapeake and Shannon
Cotswold Shepherd Song
Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
Shelves of Herring (Frederick Schroers)
Schwarzenegging (Les Barker)
Chicken On A Raft (Cyril Tawney)


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 02:44 PM

Anyone would think it was St Paddy's day and thus loads of people were singing Irish Songs. Mine appears to be a bit more ecletic:

Reggaeforce (Don't ask. It's safer that way)
Code Monkey (Don't ask. It's safer that way)
Always (Don't ask. It's safer that way)
Living in the Sunlight (Don't ask. It's safer that way)
General Taylor
Hanging Johnny
Donkey Riding
King Gwin
Whiskey Is The Life Of Man
Blanche Comme le Neige

Those are guesses, haven't done much group singing for a while.


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: stallion
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 06:32 AM

1 Cheers Boys Cheers         (From "Songs and Music of the Redcoats")
2 Rose of Allandale          (From Coppers songbook)
3 Over the Hills and faraway (trad)
4 Sailor Lad                (Ian Benzie, from the singing of J'girls)
5 Bulley in the alley       (We got this version from "Mainbrace")
6 Daddy Fox                  (dunno where Martin got it from)
7 Dogger bank    (amalgam of a johnny Collins and broadsheet)         
8 Rose of York               (Hale & Thompson)
9 One More Day               (Martin has been singing this for years!)
10 The Crawl                (Spirit of the West)

PS Ron's cd player in his car ate the Mainbrace cd we got at Mystic, anyone know a way of replacing it? That is without too much digging on-line!


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Subject: RE: Your most recent 10 songs
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 08:19 AM

Blue Eyed Mountain Queen
Come Write Me Down
Mutton Pie
Denny the Piper
Rambling Comber
Ca' the House
Fair Ellender
Bogie's Bonny Belle
Hog of the Forsaken (Michael Hurley)
Glass on the Bar (Henry Lawson / Peter Bellamy)

*

Does seranading my wife with Nancy Spain count? Actually she shut me up after twenty-seconds anyway so maybe not...


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