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Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?

Spleen Cringe 02 Aug 11 - 05:24 PM
GUEST,AC 16 Jul 13 - 10:27 PM
GUEST,Lace 29 Feb 16 - 11:31 AM
cnd 29 Feb 16 - 03:38 PM
bubblyrat 01 Mar 16 - 06:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 05:24 PM

Hi All,

I received the following email to my Lost Folk Tapes website. Can anyone out there help identify the song concerned? I googled the quote from the lyrics but didn't come up with anything. Any takers?

Hello, I was hoping you could help me, help my Dad. He is looking for a song that contains the following lyrics:

"Every day by Brandywine Creek,
I came, I saw, I took a peek,
Watched her laugh and splash and sing.
Heard her laughter as gay as spring.
Through the years I watched her grow,
Watched her changed from head to toe."

He thinks it would be in the folk music section, so when I ran across your website, I got hopeful! He thought that it was titled, "Brandywine Creek" or "Willow wind", however, he did say it may be neither. My Dad used to play this on piano before his arthritis got bad.

Thanks for any help!
Sarah


Over to you, Mudcatters!

Spl Cr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?
From: GUEST,AC
Date: 16 Jul 13 - 10:27 PM

But now her growing years have past, my peasant princess is a queen at last...

Looking for it too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?
From: GUEST,Lace
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 11:31 AM

I love this song and I can't find it. I really want to listen to it. Has anyone found it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?
From: cnd
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 03:38 PM

Do you have any more lyrics we could use?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 06:42 AM

Was there not a "Battle Of Brandywine Creek " ?? Featuring the first use of the Ferguson breech-loading rifled musket ? You Americans ought to know !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brandywine Creek?
From: cnd
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 07:38 PM

From reading the lyrics, it looks like it's to a similar tune as "Down the Road," the bluegrass song.

On the other hand, I have narrowed down some songs it could be. There's one widely-known one called Banks of the Brandywine (Laws H28). It's on the DT here or at this link: http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/shanty/brandywn.htm.

Another song I have found is called "Oh Brandywine," which has several similar elements but doesn't exactly match the lyrics given: https://books.google.com/books?id=9L8eBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=Brandywine++john+jacob+niles&source=bl&ots=4CUPzP729w&sig=46Q2ZguAXce8hRH5xCCh7AzIF5Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwik057HkaPLAhXL5CYKHeT_BREQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=Brandywine%20%20john%20jacob%20niles&f=false.

Another one, called "Blacksmith of Brandywine" is not that similar: http://www.thelyricarchive.com/song/169899-21326/Blacksmith-of-Brandywine

The lyrics also sort of fit to the instrumental fiddle tune "Brandywine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvlS0qZwuto

There's also a drum corps song called Brandywine Quickstep, dut I'll take a wild guess and say that's not what you're looking for.

There is a song called "Brandywine Valley" by Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass which I wasn't able to find online, so that could be it.


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