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Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury

GUEST,SophFFS 29 Sep 10 - 10:12 AM
RTim 29 Sep 10 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,SophFFS 29 Sep 10 - 11:17 AM
GUEST,leeneia 29 Sep 10 - 05:09 PM
MGM·Lion 30 Sep 10 - 03:45 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: GUEST,SophFFS
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 10:12 AM

Hello everyone

I'm originally from Banbury, though now living in Manchester. I want to learn some songs from the Banbury area and have found lyrics to As I Was Going To Banbury here: http://www.contemplator.com/england/banbury.html

Does anyone know any other versions, or any other Banbury/North Oxfordshire related songs?

And are there any known melodies for As I Was Going To Banbury?

I realise this is quite a big request, so apologies in advance.

SophFFS
--
For Folk's Sake
http://www.forfolkssake.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: RTim
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 10:54 AM

Hi SophFFS - I too used to live in the Banbury area and was for years Squire & Foreman of The Adderbury Morris,

Do you know of The Janet Blunt Collection? There is a book of songs from the collection written by Tony Foxworthy and it is available from the EFDSS. I seem to remember it's called "Forty Long Miles".

You can also look at the manuscript material on the EFDSS site called - Take Six:
http://library.efdss.org/archives/index.html
There is a link that says - Open Tree View, click on that and you can see the Blunt Collection listed, click that and it will give you a list of material you can click on and view and even print.
Good Luck.

Tim Radford - Now in Woods Hole, MA, USA (But next week I'll be in Adderbury!!!)
www.timradford.com
and I can also be found on MySpace and Facebook.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: GUEST,SophFFS
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 11:17 AM

Lovely! Thanks, Tim! I'll check that out.

Adderbury's a lovely place and I've been to the Day of Dance many a time. Have fun next week!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 05:09 PM

how about this one?

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/otcgi/llscgi60


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 03:45 AM

Never hurts to state the obvious as it might always be overlooked. So don't forget the beautiful lady in the nursery rhyme with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes...

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: pavane
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 05:37 AM

Isn't it on Morris On?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 05:44 AM

Yes it is, a nonsense song if I remember!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: Hesk
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 06:58 AM

This is No 123 in "The Crystal Spring", edited by Maud Karpeles, a collection of 143 English folk songs collected by Cecil Sharp, with simple musical notation and chord shapes. Though out of print, it is fairly easy to obtain secondhand, on the net. ISBN 0-19-284018-5(pbk)Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: SophFFS
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 07:48 AM

Thank you, everyone, that is incredibly helpful!

And yes, I've been thinking about the nursery rhyme and how a few more verses might be nice...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 11:40 AM

FWIW
a cock horse is one that was stabled at the bottom of the hill, usually at an inn, that they hitched to the team to provide extra traction up the hill.

And Banbury Cross is certainly on a fair slope.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: RTim
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 01:12 PM

The "Cock" Horse was from The Cock Inn at Stony Strafford - ie. the spot before Banbury where the last change of horses occured!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 02:09 PM

I see that the link I posted doesnt work now.

If you would like to see another song about Banbury, so to the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music site and enter 'Banbury' in 'Title' and it will show a nice 19th song about going to Banbury.

The Levy collection is a web site which you can find through Google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Was Going To Banbury
From: SophFFS
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 08:32 AM

Brilliant! Thanks, all!


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