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Lyr Req: Turn Ye Seasons (Andy Barnes)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 07:09 AM

Seeking lyrics for the song with the chorus "turn, turn ye seasons/ Summer dies and autumn follows..." if anyone can help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 07:25 AM

...still seeking...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 08:00 AM

Gervase,

Can you give us any more details?

Is a folk song, a hymn, a pop song? Where did you hear it? etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 08:22 AM

As far as I know, it's a folk song - I've heard it a couple of times in sessions and singarounds.
The only bit I can remember (and it's going thorugh my head like an ear-worm) is "Turn, turn, ye seasons turn/Summer dies and autumn follows;/Turn, turn ye seasons, turn?And spring will follow winter"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: alanww
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 06:45 AM

Hi Gervase. I have a recording of Turn Ye Seasons by Eddie Murphy and Johnny Morris but I was given it by someone a while back, so I don't have a reference to the particular cd/tape. Hope that helps! Alan PS Missed you at Bedworth. See you at Whittlesey on 13 Jan or Sidmouth Reunion on 23/25 Feb?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Morticia
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 01:19 PM

Thanks Gervase, now I have it squirreling too....and I don't know any more words than you do


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 04:23 PM

It's on a "Straw into Gold" tape -- i'll bring it to work tomorrow if you haven't found the words by then. nfortunately they do not include lyrics sheets.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 03:26 PM

Gervase, you bastard, half the bloody south west is squirrelling that sodding tune now!!! Please, someone put him out of our misery and tell him the bloody words!!

It's folk, non trad, but in the trad style. Great for chorus singers, tells the seasonal cycle story, wheat growing, that sort of thing.

PLEASE, for the love of mercy HELP!!

LTS


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Subject: Lyr Add: TURN, YE SEASONS (Andy Barnes)^^
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 02:19 PM

I have an awful feeling you wanted this for last night, but here goes:

Solstice is the time for chanting
Song to welcome back (2 notes) the (two notes) light.
(? Then) our Yuletide brings rejoicing
For the spotless rose delight.

CHO: Turn, turn, ye seasons turn
Summer dies and autumn follows.
Turn, turn ye seasons turn
And spring comes after winter.

Springtime brings on all the greening
Tilling, planting, sowing chants.
Mayday brings the celebration
Turn around and join the dance. (CHORUS)

Summer is the season of growing
Green fields turn to gold in the sun.
Autumn is the time of/for harvest
Praise and song when work's all done.

The tenth month brings the Eve of All Hallows
And ghosts that are gone do walk the Earth.
Then once again we're around to Yuletide
Praise and song to the baby's birth.

O there's a song for every season
Sing it; sing it from your heart.
There is none without a reason
Each one playing its own part. (CHORUS)

It works as a round, harmonizes easily, a divides into choral singing. My tape unfortunately gives no source or credit. Enjoy. -- MA

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 28-Mar-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Morticia
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 02:47 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you......you have no idea how nuts that damn song has been making us!


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Subject: Lyr Add: TURN, YE SEASONS (Andy Barnes)^^
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 03:11 PM

You're very welcome. Sorry I didn't notice the post before. I haven't posted words for awhile, and forgot the
, so for Joe's sake, here it is again:

Solstice is the time for chanting
Song to welcome back (2notes) the(two notes) light.
(?Then) our Yuletide brings rejoicing
For the spotless rose delight.

Turn, turn, ye seasons turn
Summer dies and autumn follows.
Turn, turn ye seasons turn
And spring comes after winter.

Springtime brings on all the greening
Tilling, planting, sowing chants.
Mayday brings the celebration
turn around and join the dance.

(chorus)

Summer is the season of growing
Green fields turn to gold in the sun.
Autumn is the time of/for harvest
Praise and song when work's all done.

The tenth month brings the Eve of All Hallows
And ghosts that are gone do walk the Earth.
Then once again we're around to Yuletide
Praise and song to the baby's birth.

O there's a song for every season
Sing it, sing it from your heart.
There is none without a reason
Each one playing its own part.

(chorus)
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 05:26 PM

Thank you - been driving me mad for months!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 02:45 AM

Hey, this is a great song, MAG. Anybody got the tune for us? This page has a CD listed with a song called "Turn Ye Seasons" by Barnes. The group is callled Straw into Gold, and is apparently from Washington or Oregon, or up there somewhere that it's damp. Is Barnes the songwriter of this one? C'mon, you Portlandians! Tell us.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 11:56 AM

Yes, Joe, "Substance and Essence" is the tape from which I took the lyrics. the page has more info. than the tape itself. SIG is a women's harmony group, which has recently regrouped -- I haven't heard the new formation yet, but I'm sure they're as good as the original trio. If there is a way to bring this thread to their attention, they would probably chime in. -- MA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 03:38 PM

Andy Barnes is the author of Turn, Turn although the words I have a slightly different to those posted ( must look them out )

Andy also wrote The Last of the Great Whales (click)


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Subject: Lyr Add: TURN, YE SEASONS (Andy Barnes)
From: nutty
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 04:16 PM

Found my words - it's amazing how things change when they cross the pond and come back again ( probably a number of times )

At Christmas time we have the carols
Sung to God on high
Then at New Year comes the Wassail
Master and Mistress give to I

Turn, Turn, ye seasons turn
Summer dies and Autumn follows
Turn, Turn, ye seasons turn
And Spring comes after Winter

Easter is the time of Devotion
For he who died upon the Cross
May-day is a time of Celebration
Wey, Hey, get along - dance Old Oss

Summer is the season of growing
Green fields turn to gold in the sun
Autumn is the time of the Harvest
Songs and praise when the work is done

October brings the eve of All Hallows
When those that are gone do walk the earth
Then once again its around to Christmas
Praise and song for the Virgin's birth

There is a song for every season
Sing it from your heart
There is none without a reason
Each one plays his part


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 04:28 AM

Nutty, is there a chorus? If so, where does it fit in?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 08:31 AM

Sorry Joe , I should have marked it -- the chorus is the Turn, turn, ye seasons turn etc.( second verse ) and is sung to the same tune as the verses


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 08:54 AM

Joe this is the nearest I can get to showing you the tune
C being middleC and + or - for notes above and below middleC

turn turn ye sea ee sa ons turn
C C +D C -B -A -G C
Sum mer dies and Aut umn foll ows
C +D +E C +F +E +D C
repeat for 2nd half of chorus

If you can't work it out , try to get on to Paltalk and I will sing it for you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 08:56 AM

That didn't work quite as intended as I had spaced the notes to fit under each word or phrase


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM

Greatest and sincerest thanks..... now I can kill him..... Gervase that is..... for setting this to squirrelling....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 05:32 AM

So, you're planning to do food at your birthday bash, eh Liz? ;^)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Morticia
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 12:11 PM

ahhhh, you've tasted her garlic dip too, have you Gervase?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Peg
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 02:26 PM

this is lovely; anyone recommend a recording of it so I can learn the tune? (damn iMac won't let me hear midi files)

thanks

peg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MMario
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 02:58 PM

if nutty could give us note durations I can send you a gif of the music. I have it in all quarter notes at the moment, but I am sure that is wrong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 06:57 PM

Try the CB,A,G, in the first line as 1/8th notes


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Subject: Tune Add: TURN, YE SEASONS (Andy Barnes)
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 07:08 PM

Just a suggestion - I don't think I've ever heard it.
X: 160
T:Turn, Turn Ye Seasons
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:C
|:C4|C3D|CB,A,G,|C4| C2D2|E2C2|F2E2|D2C2:|


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 01:04 AM

Hmmm. I'm still not getting the idea of this tune. The tune Snuffy made is very nice - but Snuffy's never heard the actual song. Can somebody who's heard the song check it for us?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 10:24 AM

Joe - if you can let me have a link to your midi program (was it Noteworthy?)I'll try to set it down for you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 11:31 AM

Snuffy's got it, I think. Ran the abc through BarFly (a superb abc player for the Mac) and it sounded right - though that's just the chorus, as far as I know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MMario
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 11:44 AM

per nutty the chorus and verse are the same.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 01:31 PM

Leave me your # thru a pm, Joe, and I'll call you up and SING it to you. -- MA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 06:13 AM

Found Noteworthy and have downloaded it

QUESTION - when I've written out the tune, in what format do I save the file and how do I get it to one of you?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Peg
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 10:15 AM

hey MAG I would like that, too..and woudl call you on my dime if you PM me the number and bvest time to call...

thanks

glad i am not the only who considers this a workable solution to this problem...

Peg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MMario
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 11:48 AM

Nutty - you can "attach" the file to an e-mail. e-mail addresses can be obtained on the resource page for a lot of people - and through PM's for others. I can take noteworthy files (the default)and/or midi files. (file, save as, change file type to midi) Noteworthy would be more helpful as the words can be matched to the notes directly in the file. Per Joe Offer and DickG the semi-preferred means of transmitting the files for inclusion in the DT is now Noteworthy and should be e-mailed to Joe Offer

when you get more comfortable, you can save the midi files, convert with miditxt and post directly into the forum. But we'll let you walk before we insist you run the marathon ;)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 01:27 PM

I'll try my best - watch this space


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MMario
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 01:32 PM

feel free to PM me with questions. or e-mail for that matter. lpola@edutech.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MMario
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 04:22 PM

checking lyrics against tune with Nutty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: GUEST,michael batory
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:26 AM

I,ve just picked up this thread and contribute to say that if there is still any doubt, Andy Barnes did write Turn Ye Seasons. This, as are all of his songs, is published by Friendly Overtures. (c) 1989 Friendly Overtures Limited.

I have a copy of his own demo, but he has not released it commercially himself.

The Eddie Murphy & John Morris version is on their album "In Accord" on the Dog House label. I don't have a catalogue Number.

For anyone who is interested in Andy's songs, there are some others available commercially.

"24 Coins" and "The Tarn" are both available on the Heather Innes CD " COAINEADH - SONGS FROM THE HEART ". This is on the Fellside label, cat.no. FECD99 Both songs are (c)1993 Friendly Overtures Limited

Also Andy himself performs his "Reading Between The Lines" (c)1994 Friendly Overtures Limited, on the Songsmith Two album. The label is Songsmith and the cat.no. is Songsmith 2.

If anyone knows of additional recordings or performances, I'd love to hear about them.

Michael Batory. michael.batory@bcuc.ac.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: GUEST,michael batory
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 09:02 AM

hello again,

I've noticed two references to other recordings. One by Straw into Gold and one by SIG(?) on their Substance and Essence CD.

Could anyone give me more details, like catalogue numbers, labels, release dates, country of release,websites?

Thanks.

Michael Batory michael.batory@bcuc.ac.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: nutty
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 01:48 PM

Actually SIG is also "Straw into Gold"

I've tried the old link that Joe gave but came up with nothing ....... likewise with Google


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 09:04 PM

I posted the Straw into Gold stuff before; I think their CDs were self-produced, but don't quote me.

They have a website; I don't know how to do a blue clicky (I hereby nominate blcl as the nickname) or I'd link it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: GUEST,michael batory: michael.batory@bcuc.ac.uk
Date: 29 Jun 01 - 08:14 AM

Straw into Gold - SIG of course! Sometimes I worry about myself. So I went into Google and found the Nadine Sanders website (She's one of the singers). Their recording was released in 1995. Cat. No. 002. Label SIG (!).

The Murphy and Morris recording on their "In Accord" release is cat.no. EJ01.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: GUEST,Elizabeth
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 10:14 AM

Oh no! Gervase you , you... you early bird, you!

I wanted to do it, and so I searched for the wrods and found this thread. Which means I'm too late - I assume you;re ainming to do it this weekend at Sidders?

I'll talk to you anyway, and if you're not doing it, I will do it with the words in front of me. Somebody's got to do it - it's too good to miss! It's an excellent song (and your voice would suit it so much better than mine, too. Bah!)

Elizabeth
sending (and reading) for the first time today.
PS Hi gang!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Gervase
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 12:10 PM

Good grief, that takes me back! 1999, when I was young and foolish...
I still haven't cracked the tune well enough to do it with confidence, so it's all yours, m'dear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 12:40 PM

yeah, go for it Elizabeth, I can never remember how the tune to the verse goes.....see you on Friday,

Terri


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: GUEST,Elizabeth
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 02:45 PM

Whooppee !!! Will do!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 02:52 PM

Go for it Elizabeth!

Well, of course, Herga regular (among other things) Johnny Collins sings it, but me being a harmony junkie I'm surprised I can sing the tune of the chorus....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn, turn ye seasons...
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 03:11 PM

dammit all to hell, I have the %^#(*&^%$### tune squirreling again!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turn Ye Seasons (Andy Barnes)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 11 - 02:16 AM

Wow...Just found this thread as I had this song in my head and wanted to look up the exact words again... I was in Straw Into Gold and sang this song with the group (I wasn't on the recording for this particular song but was in the later formation). Are you still searching for a recording of this? If so, I can help you...


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