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Lyr Req: Halfway Rock

Brian 17 Aug 99 - 12:04 PM
Walter Corey 18 Aug 99 - 03:30 PM
MMario 18 Aug 99 - 04:00 PM
MMario 18 Aug 99 - 04:11 PM
Walter Corey 18 Aug 99 - 04:15 PM
MMario 18 Aug 99 - 04:47 PM
Brian 21 Aug 99 - 09:29 PM
21 Aug 99 - 10:55 PM
GUEST,dkelley 22 Nov 14 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,leeneia 22 Nov 14 - 10:56 AM
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Subject: Halfway Rock
From: Brian
Date: 17 Aug 99 - 12:04 PM

Does anyone know of a song about Halfway Rock, the rock off Marblehead that marks the halfway distance from Gloucester to Boston? Someone I know said he heard it sung on a PBS show years ago. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Halfway Rock
From: Walter Corey
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 03:30 PM

HALFWAY ROCK

Halfway down the Cape Cod Bay
there sits a rock where the Indians say
An old man lives who knows the way
of the ocean and the sky
And they think it's wise a coin to throw
to the Halfway Rock and the man below
That calls the goodly wind to blow
and makes the vessels fly

HALFWAY ROCK & WE'RE BOUND FOR THE BETTER WEATHER
HALFWAY ROCK & WE'RE BOUND TO CROSS THE SEA

And once there was a man who came
from Halifax, Big Jim by name
Who laughed and said, It's all a game,
and he sat on Halfway Rock
He went to sea and there he drowned,
the waves did drag his body down
And tossed him up on the sandy ground
below the Halfway Rock -CHORUS

So come all you lads and list to me,
don't ever venture out to sea
Without a copper penny tossed
to the man at Halfway Rock
If there would be a stock in trade-
a penny spent is a dollar made
A fair one sure if the penny's paid
to the man at Halfway Rock -CHORUS


X:l
T:Halfway Rock
M:C
K:C
"Am" e e g g e e d c |"Dm" d d d c/d/ e d c A|
"Am" c c c c d c A G/A/| c A "Em" G G "Am"A3 c/d/|
e e g g e e d c/c/|"Dm" d d d c/d/ e d c A|
"Am" c c c c d c A A| c A "Em" G G "Am" A4||
"Dm" d2 c2 "Am" A2 G A|c G/G/ G G "Dm" A2 "Am" A2|
"Dm" d2 "Am" c2 A2 G A|c G "Em" G G "Am" A4|

I don't have any notes as to who wrote this. It does sound right that it was on a PBS documentary.Also,I'm guessing on the melody - I didn't notate or chord it very thoroughly.Am trying to learn ABC so let me know if it makes sense.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HALFWAY ROCK^^
From: MMario
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 04:00 PM

line breaks added from doument source....

HALFWAY ROCK

Halfway down the Cape Cod Bay
there sits a rock where the Indians say
An old man lives who knows the way
of the ocean and the sky
And they think it's wise a coin to throw
to the Halfway Rock and the man below
That calls the goodly wind to blow
and makes the vessels fly

HALFWAY ROCK & WE'RE BOUND FOR THE BETTER WEATHER
HALFWAY ROCK & WE'RE BOUND TO CROSS THE SEA

And once there was a man who came
from Halifax, Big Jim by name
Who laughed and said, It's all a game,
and he sat on Halfway Rock
He went to sea and there he drowned,
the waves did drag his body down
And tossed him up on the sandy ground
below the Halfway Rock

-CHORUS

So come all you lads and list to me,
don't ever venture out to sea
Without a copper penny tossed
to the man at Halfway Rock
If there would be a stock in trade-
a penny spent is a dollar made
A fair one sure if the penny's paid
to the man at Halfway Rock

-CHORUS

X:l
T:Halfway Rock
M:C
K:C
"Am" e e g g e e d c |"Dm" d d d c/d/ e d c A|
"Am" c c c c d c A G/A/| c A "Em" G G "Am"A3 c/d/|
e e g g e e d c/c/|"Dm" d d d c/d/ e d c A|
"Am" c c c c d c A A| c A "Em" G G "Am" A4||
"Dm" d2 c2 "Am" A2 G A|c G/G/ G G "Dm" A2 "Am" A2|
"Dm" d2 "Am" c2 A2 G A|c G "Em" G G "Am" A4|

I don't have any notes as to who wrote this.
It does sound right that it was on a PBS documentary.Also,I'm guessing on the melody - I didn't notate or chord it very thoroughly.
Am trying to learn ABC so let me know if it makes sense.


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Subject: RE: Halfway Rock
From: MMario
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 04:11 PM

ps - tune sounds good to me but very,ver,very,very fast!

MMario


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Subject: RE: Halfway Rock
From: Walter Corey
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 04:15 PM

Thanks MMario, I wrote the song out in Word 6 with the break tags asked for. Then I cut and pasted it to the reply page. I added more break tags because lines still seemed too long.When I hit submit none of the breaks made it. I obviously left out an important step. Could you enlighten me. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Halfway Rock
From: MMario
Date: 18 Aug 99 - 04:47 PM

It is the infamous "line break" problem...

MudCat displays the messages in HTML - which does NOT read the line breaks of a normal word processor. Instead it wants to see (less than sign)BR(greater than sign).

I myself haven't figured out yet how to show this in a message... you can do a search and replace for each line break to add the line break and the HTML code.

Search the forum for HTML over the last few weeks and you should get a better explanation.


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Subject: RE: Halfway Rock
From: Brian
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 09:29 PM

Thanks for the reply on the song-- now I just have to figure out the tune...


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Subject: RE: Halfway Rock
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Date: 21 Aug 99 - 10:55 PM

brina - if a midi file would help - e-mail me at lpola@edutech.org and I will attach one in return mail

MMario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Halfway Rock
From: GUEST,dkelley
Date: 22 Nov 14 - 03:35 AM

Big Jim SPAT on halfway rock.

And I think the words are:

   I think it's a "proper" penny tossed . .


   "Tis fair would be in stock and trade if a penny spent is a dollar made
   and fair we're sure of a penny saved for the man at halfway rock.

The last line might be "This penny tossed is a fortune saved by the man at Halfway Rock".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Halfway Rock
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Nov 14 - 10:56 AM

I've made a MIDI from the abc above and will send it in for posting here. It's a good tune with lots of Am.

It would be great song for Talk like a Pirate Day.

Click to Play (joeweb)


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