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Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross

Lizzie Cornish 1 08 Feb 11 - 12:43 PM
Abdul The Bul Bul 09 Feb 11 - 09:06 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 09 Feb 11 - 10:27 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 09 Feb 11 - 01:56 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 09 Feb 11 - 02:01 PM
Abdul The Bul Bul 09 Feb 11 - 06:09 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 10 Feb 11 - 04:30 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 10 Feb 11 - 06:48 AM
Jean(eanjay) 10 Feb 11 - 09:18 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 10 Feb 11 - 09:18 AM
Bonzo3legs 10 Feb 11 - 09:36 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 10 Feb 11 - 11:23 AM
Jean(eanjay) 10 Feb 11 - 02:14 PM
Jean(eanjay) 10 Feb 11 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Vince Jerrison 26 Aug 18 - 08:23 AM
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Subject: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 12:43 PM

....and Betsy & Billy

Beautiful, so I thought I'd share it...

The Dreamed and The Drowned


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 09:06 AM

Beautiful indeed Lizzie. Anyone know if Jackie has this in her current set list? CHELTENHAM FF on Friday, yippeeee and Jackie is there. Love Cheltenham FF it starts the 'season' for me.
May try this one myself after I've cracked The Herring Song.
Al


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 10:27 AM

OK, I can't find anything on this song apart from the vid above. Is it a Reg song, a trad song or wot?
Al


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 01:56 PM

I couldn't find anything on it either. I was wondering exactly the same thing about Reg possibly having written it...I know someone who knows him, so I'll pass it down the line...

Reg is now writing many songs that sound traditional. Mike Harding was right when he said Reg is one of the best folk songwriters on the scene these days.

A songwriter of 'future' traditional songs.   :0)

(She runs and hides before they all start with the "The whole point of 'traditional', Lizzie...is that we don't know who...................."


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:01 PM

It sounds very much like it could be one of Reg's songs, Abdul. I'll let you know when I hear...


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:09 PM

If I get the chance I'll ask Jackie at Cheltenham.
Al


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 04:30 AM

Here you are, Al...

The song IS written by Reg, and here is what he has to say about the history of it.

From Reg Meuross:

"This song is about Betty Corrigan, an unmarried girl from the island of Hoy, who fell pregnant by a sailor in the late 19th century. When the sailor failed to return Betty was banished from her village to the desolate moor. The isolation drove her mad and she committed suicide before the child was born. She was buried on the moor in un-consecrated ground. Her body was later exhumed by mistake and found to be incredibly well-preserved owing to the peat soil. (It's said that the sailors dressed her up and took her to the mess room to scare the other sailors although I doubt this.) On realising her sad fate, the sailor who found her paid for a headstone and had her buried on the moor.

The song is the title of a new compilation of my unreleased songs, compiled by Stephen Jordan at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, and soon to be released."


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 06:48 AM

Cor that were quick Lizzie.
Wonderful. As you say a new traditional song and it's my next project.
Thanks for posting I'd most probably not have found it otherwise.
Al


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 09:18 AM

A lovely song.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 09:18 AM

My pleasure, Al. :0)


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 09:36 AM

Sounds like a film waiting to be made!!


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 11:23 AM

Found another of Reg's songs which I've not heard before..

The Shoreline & The Sea


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 02:14 PM

I haven't heard that one before either, Lizzie; thanks for posting it. I found it easier to listen to with my eyes closed ;) ... lol


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 02:14 PM

Forgot to say that I enjoyed it :)


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Subject: RE: Jackie Oates & Reg Meuross
From: GUEST,Vince Jerrison
Date: 26 Aug 18 - 08:23 AM

I am confused now. Can we be talking about a different person ? See info in this link.


http://www.thegranthams.co.uk/paul/graves/corrigall.html


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