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Subject: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 11:38 PM

OK, Monday is my birthday (I'll be 51) and I can't imagine a nicer present than congenial voices raised in song -- yes, nice men are invited. We promise not to male bash, and you promise not to be thretened. sorry I missed some of those earlier ones ...

Here is this wonderful round I learned off of a Straw into Gold tape -- and I don't have it here, or I would give the composer or source; it may be miscellaneous new age chants:

Like a drop of rain - flowing to the o-cean We all come from the Goddess and to her we shall return

I am a strong woman, I am a story woman I am a healer whose soul never dies

We are the flow we are the ebb We are the weaver, we are the web

I'll be gone most of the weekend (can't work on my birthday, after all) but hope to see lots of virtual voices tomorrow.

TIA, MAG


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 08:00 AM

MAG! My women's circle used to sing that one while we danced the circle in Northampton, MA! We used to joke that we built up enough power to raise the roof! Happy Birthday, WiseWomon! Are you familiar with the acapella women's group from Boston, Libana? Ladyslipper Records carries their CD's and tapes. Later today I will pick out a song from their Fire Within CD to pass on and sing with you. Their first tape was called The Circle is Cast, which is another great song! I know Animaterra knows of them and I think her group also sings some of the same songs.

Fire and Air, Fire and Air
Earth, Water, Earth, Water
She changes everything She touches
And everything She touches changes!

Love,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Bert
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 09:14 AM

Well if us guys are invited (We're all nice guys here at Mudcat) I'll sing Grace Darling for ya.

BTW do any of you gals have a song about this woman?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WEAVE AND MEND
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 09:43 AM

Congratulations on your birthday, friend MAG, and thanks for the "heads up" (inside comment here, 'Catters). You are a great member of this village.

If you will suffer a man here for a moment, I would like to offer a song in celebration of your circle and then move quietly back and listen. I cannot sing this one, but it would sound lovely if one of you would, and the rest of the sisters harmonize the chorus. I heard it sung by Frances Black with Mary Black doing harmony. It is haunting and beautiful and has become one of my favorites. It is called "Weave and Mend" and is written by Mary Trup and Ann Cameron.

WEAVE AND MEND
(Mary Trup and Ann Cameron)

Old woman is watching, watching over you
In the darkness of the storm she is watching
She is weaving, mending, gathering the fragments
She is watching over you

CHORUS:
So weave and mend, weave and mend
Gather the fragments safe and win the sacred circle Sisters,
Weave and mend, weave and mend
Oh Woman, weave and mend.

Old Woman is weaving, gathering the threads
Her bones become the loom, she is weaving
She is watching, weaving, gathering the colours
She is watching over you

CHORUS:

For years I've been watching, waiting for old woman
Feeling lost and so alone, I've been watching
Now I find her weaving, gathering the colours
Now I find her in myself

CHORUS:


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 10:29 AM

I want to hear the tune, Mick! How about MediaRinging it to me? Pretty Please!?

Bert! Awesome statue! Isn't she the one we redheads got our "red" from? Don't know any tunes about her, but she's been my hero(ine) for a long time!


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: harpgirl
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:01 AM

Happy Birthday MAG. If you have mediaring I'll send you a song. !How bout a mediaring song circle? Who wants a song? Mick will you send that one to me as well? harpgirl


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Bert
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:25 AM

Yep, She's the Redhead. I pretend that she's an ancestor of mine 'cos red headed women run in our family as far back as we know and down to my daughter.

The statue is a Victorian romantic view of her and tries to make her look somewhat like 'Brittania' who is a direct rip off of The Goddess Athene.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:43 AM

This is the background on the song "Weave and Mend". Frances writes in the liner notes:

"Ann Cameron's experience of working among the native American NOOTKA tribe in Vancouver provides the setting for these words. Maturity comes in many ways, often solutions come from the recognition of life's experience, showing again the best person to learn from is ourselves. It suggests that as women we can mature and grow best from self reflection using our own resources."

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: WyoWoman
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:46 AM

When I took a screenwriting course in New Mexico one of the women in the class was writing a script about Boadicea and it was really, really good. I was completely inspired by her story. Isn't it insane the way the movies keep tellign the same tired story over and over and over (How many of us REALLY want to see another version of Billie the Kid???) but can't seem to find the imagination to tell the stories of some of the really amazing heros and heroines of our past?

Mick -- I can't seem to get AudioRing to happen on my computer. Any ideas where I could get a copy of that song -- tape or CD?

MAG -- Happy Birthday! My fifty-oneth is coming up soon, too. Look back, look back and see how delightfully far we've come. Best wishes.

ww


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Mudjack
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 12:16 PM

A little early but none the less sincere, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: sophocleese
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 12:18 PM

Big Mick thanks for that song. I've heard it on a worn out tape but I've never known who wrote it or where it came from. Our Saced Circle Dance group used to do a slow, measured dance to that one.

Happy Happy birthday Mag!

spohocleese


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 12:30 PM

Thanks, friends; hope the thread continues through the weekend.

That wonderful song is also on "Straw into Gold" first tape/CD; it features weaving and spinning stories. (surprise).

Wish I could join mediaring, but I do not have a soundcard.

Ann Cameron's Daughters of Copper Woman (book) goes more into her work among the Nootka. Don't try telling the stories in public, tho,' she WILL find you andtell you not to.

MA

oops: here's another song, from same tape:

The night is long, the dance goes on, gliding round and round, we hold each other's hands, and weave ourselves in a circle,

... one of "straw into Gold" is a presbyterian minister, which I find vvery interesting ...


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 01:06 PM

Thanks, Mick, that is a beauitful tune. MediaRing isn't perfect, but it sure is great for those of us who want instant gratifiction!**BG**

I found one site which had the song listed on a cd by the Blacks in 1989, here at Back Porch Records.

Great Thread, MAG!

katlaughng


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: bbelle
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 07:04 PM

MAG ... I turned 51 in July and it certainly is a reason to celebrate. You're in great company ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Margo
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 09:48 PM

MAG! I can't believe you're 51! I thought you were in your 30's! Hmmmm. No comment about my eyes, just take the compliment!

Margarita


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Susan A-R
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:30 PM

We are the forest of ten thousand trees in shades of green that hold the sun With mingled roots, our limbs together lean, we are the many and the one. . .

Happy 51. You go girl!!

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: bbelle
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 01:01 AM

Margarita ... the look of "51" is not that of "death on a cookie." We look just like regular wimmen ... To quote Garson Kanen, "Youth is a gift of nature; age is a work of art." moonchild


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: WyoWoman
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 02:13 AM

To all who say to me, "You don't LOOK 50, I say, no, THIS is what 50 looks like..." I think we're transforming the definition. Yey, us!


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: bbelle
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 09:43 AM

WW ... that is exactly my response when people say I don't look 51. 50's is no longer at the end of the road (unless your 21), as a matter of fact, I think it is truly the coming of age, especially for women. Not to bash men of the same decade, but for women it is transforming ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: CKrueger
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 09:57 AM

May I add my sincere best wishes to all involved in this intriguing conversation. I have a whole lot of things to go look for, now, such as AudioRing and the song Weave and Mend. Thank you for adding to my day.


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 10:09 AM

CK, it's actually called MediaRing. Here is a link to their site, click here. It works best with MS Internet Explorer. I haven't been able to figure out how to make it work with Netscape. Also you have to have a browser that is 4.0 or above, if I remember right, and a sound card.

If you'd like a demonstration of how it works, send me a personal message with your email address and I will send you a tune.

Glad you've enjoyed our site. Welcome and please join in.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: WyoWoman
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 12:31 PM

Moonchild -- It's true. I hate that number --50 -- it sounds so old to me. But I look at myself right now, and my life right now and I know for certain it's never been better. I just keep getting better and better, in terms of my strength of spirit, my physical health, my confidence. I've either handled or come to terms with the major issues in my life -- relationship with my mother, relationship with my father, relationship with my children's father, the "what do I want to be when I grow up" dilemma -- so the emotional turmoil of the past is gone.

Part of me keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop, wondering when the "bad stuff" is going to start. But for the most part, I just try to enjoy what I've got and not anticipate the bad too much.

However -- I have to admit that because I look youngish and think farily young, I tend to attract men in their late 30s, early 40s. Which is fun -- nothing wrong with younger men -- BUT, I'm finding more and more I don't want to let the cat out of the bag and actually say the "Fifty word." Not because of what I think about it, but because of what I think THEY think about it....

I look at those images coming out of Serbia, though, of the women who look so exhausted and worn and who I imagine aren't as old as I am, and I mostly just feel deeply grateful to have the blessings I have. Perspective, sweet perspective.

WW


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 12:42 PM

Happy day, Mag! I've got a smaller tho' significant b'day coming up so thanks for paving the way. And a song circle is just what I want for my day- we'll be meeting on a mountaintop here in so'western NH. I'll think of all of you.
For those who love Big Mick's offering of "Weave and Mend" (I just knew you were my kinda guy, Mick!) you might want to read Daughters of Copper Woman (by Ann Cameron, I think). That's what inspired the song, and has all the lore of women's mysteries and gathering the fragments that are mentioned in the song. My wonen's chorus sings this regularly- it's one of our favorites.
I've been In Cognito for too long- life is sending an unusally large load of excrement my way lately- but I miss you all and I'm glad to celebrate Mag's day in song. So here's my offering:

When every woman in the world
has her mind set on freedom,
When every woman in the world
dreams a sweet dream of peace,
When every woman from every nation,
Young and old, each generation,
joins hands in the name of love,
There will be no more war.

Allison


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 12:43 PM

Ack! Joe, fix it! I thought I turned off those eye-talics!
Hi, Allison - turn off italics this way: </i>. You put the slash after the letter "i", and that doesn't work.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 03:14 PM

Thank you , all, for another lovely round.

Allison, any chance you know my goofy sister, Pamela, in Nashua? Sorry about old Mr. World, and his bucket of crap. This too, shall pass.

Can't believe I forgot, again, to dig out and bring the words to Betsy Roses' lovely song, "Grey-Hiared Woman," but here's the first verse, at least: echo the phrase at the end of each line:

Well I'm a grey-haired woman and I'm - comin' into my years (Comin' into my years)/ And I'm a weathered woman and I'm - comin' into my years (comin' into my years)/ No more holdin' back, no more tryin' to please, I've got the will and the power to get off of my knees/ And I'm an aging woman and I'm - comin' into my years (comin' into my years)

I actually first learned this from Rebecca Armstrong, before either of us was. I'll throw in Kate Wolf's "Great Divide, on the next round, unless someone beats me to it.

Thanks again, MAG


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 03:46 PM

I don't think I know Pamela from Nashua. These are great songs! Does anyone know "Woman, hold my hand" by Sweet Honey in the Rock ?


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Alice
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 03:46 PM

Happy Birthday - here's a verse

Bring me a shawl from Galway
A purple shawl from Galway
'T would only show the love I know
for Christie in a small way.
May day, my day, it will be ages 'til Friday
All Aranmore and Inishmaan will
tar their curraghs and come along,
With the sea breeze helping our summer song
And the blue skies shining on my day.

alice flynn


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: folk1234
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 04:16 PM

Dear MAG: A very happy birthday to you and may your future years be filled with harmony and song. I agree with the fine mudcat ladies above (even though I'm a guy) that the times only get better and better. Let me suggest my favorite Woman's song, Tree of Life by Eric Poltoniemi. There is another "Tree of Life", traditional, I think. Eric's is from the play entitled "Plain Hearts: Songs and Stories of Midwestern Prairie Women" by Lance S. Belville, music and lyrics by Mr. Peltoniemi. The first two verses are comprised entirely of the names quilting patterns, but its the last last verse that delivers the powerful message. It says, "We're only known as someone's mother, someone's daughter, or someone's wife, but with our hands and with our vision, we make the patterns on the Tree of Life". I learned it from Bok, Muir, & Trickett's, "First 15 Years - Vol I" album. I also have a taped version from the original play which is a true treasure. Once again, Happy B'day MAG.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TREE OF LIFE (Eric Peltoniemi)^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 03:32 PM

TREE OF LIFE
(Eric Peltoniemi)


Beggar's Block and Blind Man's Fancy
Boston Corner and Beacon Light
Broken Star and Buckeye Blossom
Blooming on the Tree of Life
Tree of Life, quilted by the lantern light
Every stitch a leaf upon the Tree of Life.
Stitch away, sisters, stitch away.
Hattie's Choice (Wheel of Fortune), and High Hosannah (Indiana)
Hills and Valleys (Sweet Woodlilies) and Heart's Delight (Tail of Benjamin's Kite)
Hummingbird (Hovering Gander) in Honeysuckle (Oleander)
Blooming on the Tree of Life

We're only known as someone's mother,
Someone's daughter or someone's wife,
But with our hands and with our vision,
We make the patterns of the Tree of Life.

(On Volume 1 of Bok, Muir, & Trickett, the First Fifteen Years, Folk-Legacy Records)

From a play entitled Plain Hearts: Songs and Stories of Midwestern Prairie Women, by Lance S. Belville, with music and lyrics by Eric Peltoniemi.
The first two verses are comprised entirely of the names of quilting patterns.


Happy birthday, MAG.
-Joe Offer, a month older and wiser than you are-

DT Version


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: paddymac
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 07:15 PM

Susan A-R: what beautiful words. Are they your own? As I remember the story of Boudica, she became leader of her people (the Iceni) after her husband/partner (Prasutagus) died late in the year 59 AD. He divided his estate giving half to Nero and half to his two daughters. The Roman Catus wanted it all for Rome, as a device to bring their territory under Roman control. Boudica resisted and was flogged for her efforts and the daughters raped. She vowed revenge, raised her own people, got the Trinovantes to join with them, and set out for Colchester and London. Her Celtic horde (estimated by some writers as about 80,000 warriors, but always have to treat such estimates with great suspicion) wiped out an entire Roman legion. Despite initial successes, her forces ultimately succumed to the Romans and she reportedly committed suicide. All this in the spring of AD 60.

There is a marvelous book titled "The Life & Death of A Druid Prince" by Anne Ross & Don Robins, which presents their analysis of the "Lindow Man" bog-body found a short ways south of Manchester. They dubbed him "Lovernio" (for the fox fur arm-band he wore). To greatly shorten the story, he was apparently a Druid from Ireland sacrificed in response to the ravaging of the Isle of Mona by Seutonius the day before Boudica's rising. The analysis by Ross/Robins raises another idea as well - that the chance location of Bodica's victory over the legion was astride a critical Druidic gold route. Don't want to go any furhter here, but if you have an interest in such things, find the book, and enter a new world.


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 12:43 AM

One for all the Ladies...

Chosen by beauty to be a handmaiden of the stars,
She passes like a silver brush
across the lens of a telescope.
She brushes the stars, the galaxies
and the light-years into the order that
we know them

- Richard Brautigan


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: folk1234
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 09:49 AM

Thanks Joe for posting the "Tree of Life" for MAG. A great song, from a wonderful play (essentially unknown outside of Minnesota), written by a truly talented artisit. One part of me would like to see "the folk process" pick up on this song and add more verses. Another part wants to preserve for ever this short and very meaningful statement.


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 05:56 PM

Well, I found a fairly appropriate song for MAG at the Levy Sheet Music Collection - Click Here. I suppose it's a year late and directed at my gender, but I think it may fit without much trimming....
It's called THO' FIFTY I AM STILL A BEAU! It's by Thomas Bayly, who also wrote "Long, Long Ago" (feel old yet, MAG?).
First Line: Tho' fifty I am still a beau, my face is smooth and fair
First Line of Chorus: Ha ha ha ha! He he he he! I'm still I'm still a Beau
"Happy Birthday, MAG," he said, with an evil twinkle in his eye....
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: lspun
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 01:38 AM

I heard the song Grey-haired woman several years ago and have been trying ever since to find a recording of it-Where would I find the Betsy Rose recording? Any information would be appreciated


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 01:53 AM

Hi Ispun, don't know the song but if you'd try to post this request by creating a thread, with maybe the song title in the request you're sure to get better results there than you would here at the end of an old thread. Happy hunting. Barry


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Subject: Weave and Mend
From: GUEST,Be Mused
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 11:58 PM

Hi Big Mick!
This thread may have been from a long time ago, but I am looking for the music, the tune for this wonderful song you posted Weave and Mend. ANy chance of getting to hear it, or finding a recording? Thanks for all your help.
Be Mused!


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Big Mick
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 07:59 AM

Hello Be Mused,

I heard it on a Black Family recording sung by Francis Black. As beautiful as the lyrics are, wait till you hear them sung by Francis accompanied by her sister, Mary Black.

The CD is titled "Time For Touching Home". It is cut number 7.

May I suggest that you purchase it through the links on Mudcat? That way you will help out this site.

If I can be of further assistance, drop me a line.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: MAG
Date: 20 Sep 03 - 05:08 PM

Well, it's my day again, this time the big 55. Time does fly. I am using my own computer, with a sound chip and all.

Our community theater did that wonderful play so now I am familiar with it.

For virtual group singing like this, I would like to add "Drive Dull Care Away." I have it on a Joe Hickerson tape.

Jeanie and Jen, want to join me in a round of "Gray-Haired Woman"? I've let mine grow au naturel and it is a lovely silver and brown, if I do say so myself.


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Sep 03 - 05:33 PM

Happy Birthday, MAG!! Mine is all natural now, too and I love it. One slash of silvery-white down the front/side that my hairdresser says people pay her big money to create artificially!**bg**

Have just re-read this thread and I would HIGHLY recommend that everyone get a book called Wise Women: A celebration of their insights, courage, and beauty by Joyce Tenneson. A wonderful Mudcatter sent it to me as a gift and it is by far one of the most beautiful, meaningful, validating, celebratory books I've ever seen. It is full of sepia tri-toned art photos of real wimmin with their words printed opposite. If I could, I'd give every woman I know a copy of it, esp. those approaching center-age. You may view eight sample pages of it at Amazon.com.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Amos
Date: 20 Sep 03 - 06:41 PM

Kat:

Thanks for the link to Wise Women -- I am sending it around to a number of wise women I know.

A


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Sep 03 - 10:46 PM

Yer welcome...


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: mg
Date: 21 Sep 03 - 12:41 AM

hello all.. ..Happy Birthday MAG....wish you all could come to Sunnycamp..some fantastic people coming..including some of the best women singers in the Northwest (just my opinion)...and the men are not shabby either...my bias is I don't read old threads...reminds me of reading transcripts of old conversations...so I shall begin anew...heard Janet Russell and her partner??? Kidd??? singing Danty Davy today..it was great...my favorite women singers are from the Northwest U.S...Jill King and Sue Postans of British Columbia..Mary Benson who is on the Mudcat at times...all the ladies in Broadside/St. Elmo's...and I absolutely would love to hear recent versions of Anne Sands and Anne O'Byrne (or is it Byrne..) of Ireland...I heard Anne when she was a teenager singing with the Sands Family and she was magnificent then...I got to sing once at a party with Maura O'Connell..boy is she great....she came in from the back when Cathy Nordhaus and I were singing something..she sounded like an angel. I do like pretty voices, men and women...it's shallow I know...still love the Lennon Sisters...

mg


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: MAG
Date: 21 Sep 03 - 02:56 AM

thanks, Mary -- I wish we could all be there, too. I deeply enjoyed the rounds group at Frolics last March.

Since it is still (just barely) my birthday where I am, I'll close with:

The fire is out, the moon is down

The parting glass is dry and done;

And I must go and leave this town

Before the rising of the sun.

Long the road and far the mile

Before I rest my soul again,

With those who weep and those who smile

And all the weary ways of men.

(first    half of "Parting Glass," by Judy B. Goodenough)


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 09:00 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Women's Song Circle ??III
From: MAG
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 11:21 PM

How timely.

I'm about to order a CD of a new-ish group called Bella, which includes Susan Welch. I've got some of her stuff and like it a lot, so I'll check this out. I do love those girl group harmonies.

Can we keep this going until my birthday? hunh, hunh? (Sept. 20)


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Subject: RE: Women's Song Circle ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 11:50 PM

You bet we can, MAG!! Birthdays ought to last a month, at least. (I think it was Animaterra who said they should be stretched out.:-) So...let's party early and keep it going.

Is this the group you are talking about: Bella Capella with mp3 clips?

Almost time for a party!!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Women's Song Circle ??III
From: MAG
Date: 07 Sep 06 - 10:25 AM

Yep, that's the one.

At the Tumbleweeds Fest, I asked Art Hanlon about Susan Welch. They backed each other up last year. He mentioned Bella, which I see is how they refer to their group, sort of a nickname. Art said they has a cd out.

thanks for the heads up!

What other girl group harmonies are people in to?

Wailing Jennys are very current newer cd a little slicker than the first
Chenilles

"Well, I met him on a Sunday ..."


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Subject: RE: Women's Song Circle ??III
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Sep 06 - 01:38 PM

Wow, I couldn't stop playing Bella's cut of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/It's a Beautitful Day...I found my voice, again, wailing along with them. Beautiful rendition!!


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Subject: RE: Women's Song Circle ??III
From: MAG
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 12:52 AM

Oh yeah; I checked out Libana after you recommended them, Kat.

lovely, mystical.

I just came from a moon ceremony.

We could not even see the full moon until it had risen quite a bit, because we are having serious fires here. The smoke is so think we could not see the moon at all until it rose above the smoke. and red, very red.

We tried to do think of a rain song and could only think of silly songs ...


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Subject: RE: WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE ??III
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 06:47 PM

Anyone have the full lyrics to Gray-Haired Woman? Or a link to a recording (by Betsy Rose)?


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Subject: RE: Women's Song Circle ??III
From: GUEST,David James
Date: 09 Jan 14 - 11:03 AM

Theae are the correct pattern names. Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers mis-heard. It's easy to do, but we nd to be sure for posterity that we have them right. It's Sweet Wood Lillies, and Tail of Benjamin (Franklin)'s kite.


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