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Lyr Req: Jenny Greenteeth

VirginiaTam 04 Sep 10 - 12:48 PM
VirginiaTam 04 Sep 10 - 01:02 PM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 04 Sep 10 - 01:09 PM
Cllr 04 Sep 10 - 02:49 PM
Cllr 04 Sep 10 - 02:50 PM
Amergin 04 Sep 10 - 02:52 PM
VirginiaTam 05 Sep 10 - 05:13 AM
My guru always said 05 Sep 10 - 05:21 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 05 Sep 10 - 05:50 AM
Bruce from Bathurst 05 Sep 10 - 07:05 AM
VirginiaTam 05 Sep 10 - 07:45 AM
My guru always said 05 Sep 10 - 02:01 PM
VirginiaTam 05 Sep 10 - 02:35 PM
Santa 06 Sep 10 - 04:14 PM
cloudstreet 07 Sep 10 - 12:51 AM
My guru always said 07 Sep 10 - 02:32 AM
VirginiaTam 07 Sep 10 - 02:50 AM
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Subject: Jenny Greenteeth
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 12:48 PM

Have searched high and low
within Mudcat and with o
to find the illusive sprite
and tale of full fright

Wiki yielded the story
from England so gory
but nothing of the song
I've known for not long

Last heard it performed
into my conscious it wormed
at Moira Furnace this year
by Hilary Ward in voice clear

so where now lives the verse
and melody to rehearse
for this song I will learn
and to sing in my turn

Can somebody tell me where I can find the lyrics and melody to the song about Jenny or Jinny Greenteeth?


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Subject: RE: Jenny Greenteeth
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 01:02 PM

wiki on the folklore of Jenny Greenteeth

me thinks I have head my friend Crow Sister sing this too.


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Subject: RE: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 01:09 PM

Nope, not me!

Though I love stories of the macabre Jenny Greenteeth and 'drowning faeries' of her ilk. This book fascinated me as a kid: Faeries


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Subject: RE: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Cllr
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 02:49 PM

its from Cloudstreet australian duo
Cllr


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Subject: Lyr Add: JENNY GREENTEETH (Nicole Murray)
From: Cllr
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 02:50 PM

JENNY GREENTEETH
(Nicole Murray)

Down by the rush of the river, a lover with aching heart
Saw Jenny there trailing her fingers, and thought she might be his sweetheart
He stepped over to courteously greet her and stay a while by her leave
And felt with a rush of emotion her hand twining into his sleeve.

I am called by the name of the river, though as Jenny they know me here
The waters pour gracefully into this pool; I swim here but once in the year
They talked and his gaze fell upon her robe, as green as the river-weed
He saw with a start what he took for a gown was her long hair wrapped round her side

Come into the water and bathe, my love

Come swim in the swirling pool

Come down in the deep with the rocks and the stones

Come swim with me now, my jewel

Her emerald smile in the sunlight had captured his fearful eye
She slid like a seal in the wash of the stream and he felt the bank slipping by
No time to cry that he could not swim, no time to draw in and breathe
With her hair round his ears and filling his mouth and her long fingers twined in his sleeve
First chorus, then...

Come into the water and bathe, my love

Come swim in the swirling pool

Come down in the deep with the rocks and the bones

You'll swim with me now, sweet fool


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Subject: RE: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Amergin
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 02:52 PM

I read about her when I was about 8....were were living on a boat at the time...and it scared the crap out of me....


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 05:13 AM

TY Cllr...

That's the stuff... off to search for Cloudstreet now.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 05:21 AM

Have fun with it VT, it's a fabulous song!


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 05:50 AM

Freebie download here: http://www.cloudstreet.org/downloads.html#freesongs


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 07:05 AM

Cloudstreet are touring the UK right now so, if you're in the right place at the right time and ask them nicely, they might sing the song just for you!

Here are their UK gigs


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 07:45 AM

Hi Hils... I just want to sing it... don't think I could perform it... CS thanks for the link to download..


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 02:01 PM

Silly Girl VT, why on earth shouldn't you perform it? It's a great song & needs to be sung!


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 02:35 PM

well because I am hoping my friend Crow Sister will sing it.

she and thee have the kind of voice and presentation to make it haunting and wonderful.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Santa
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 04:14 PM

Actually, it's Mrs Santa....Santa made me listen to it, on CD, at an ungodly hour, when we'd just got in from a festival. "You've got to listen to this". Once heard, I had to sing it.
I have "folk processed" the chorus, by missing out "now" after "swim with me", until the final chorus. It wasn't done deliberately, just how I remembered it walking the dog the next morning, and then it stuck. I have since sought, and received Nicole's permission. She's very relaxed about arrangements of her songs, and happy that people want to sing them.

I've alwaye found that it makes quite an impression.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: cloudstreet
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 12:51 AM

And of course, we're always at mail@cloudstreet.org and happy to chat.

It's always flattering when someone wants to sing our songs.

Enjoy!

John and Nic


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: My guru always said
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 02:32 AM

Good to see you here Cloudstreet, enjoy your UK tour!!!

As a matter of interest, I use the 'chorus' between each verse but change the ending slightly to suit the story.

1st chorus - sweet jewel
2nd chorus - my jewel
last chorus - my fool

I can't remember if this is the way is was supposed to be...
Hil


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 02:50 AM

It is a wonderful haunting song... every nuance, melody, lyric, phrasing, and the minimal accompaniment. I listened to it 3 times yesterday evening trying to get harmony down and went to bed and woke with the sound of the viol in my ear and sensation that I was the instrument with a bow drawing across my spine.

I can still hear it. It is rare that a song does that to me. Lovely tingly effect.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 04:51 AM

It's always flattering when someone wants to sing our songs.

Enjoy!

John and Nic


One day you're going to regret saying that!
snigger, snigger

love
Mal


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Tangledwood
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 05:00 AM

Oi, where did my cookie go?


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Jenny Greenteeth
From: Paul Burke
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 03:57 PM

I've seen the pond that Jenny Greenteeth haunts. It's in a wood behind where my cousins used to live, and a boy had drowned there not long before I saw it about 1961. You wouldn't want to hang around alone.


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