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sage words from folksongs - pay heed!

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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Joe_F
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 02:42 PM

And, of course, shun the house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: meself
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 02:10 PM

Whenever you're out on the town, me boys, beware of them pretty colleens.

Never sail with a drunken captain in a nor'east gale.

Quit your rambling, quit your gambling, quit your staying out late at night;
Stay home with your wife and family, and sit by the fireside bright.

Beware of them damsels that skip up and down.

Stay home on the Island and work on the farm.

Lead not such a life as I.

Shun all piracy.

Wear your monkey-jackets, boys; keep them always at your command.

All you who have your liberty, keep it if you can,
And don't go midnight rambling, or you'll break the laws of man.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Artful Codger
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 01:46 PM

BTW< this may be the older, similar thread referred to above:
Things you should never do - in song


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Artful Codger
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 01:33 PM

Who so fears every grass should never piss in a meadow.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 01:10 PM

N'en fais pas de ton fils un matelot!

Or, in other (i.e. US English) words: Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be... sailors."

How 'bout this one: Young women, if a fellow wants you to run away with him, but only after you steal "a sum of your father's gold, likewise your mother's fee" and the two best horses "from out of the stall where there stand thirty and three"... perhaps you'd better make sure you're up on your self-defense techniques, first. (Better yet, tell him to bugger off!)


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 11:38 PM

if you meet a pretty girl upon a market day and you want her to run after you just walk the other way


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Artful Codger
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 11:23 PM

It is no jesting with edged tools!

Save your money while you're young, me boys....

Never kiss a beggar more.

N'en fais pas de ton fils un matelot!

A warning take, you sailors bold: the black schooner roams, death's cargo in her hold.

Don't never marry a mother's daughter, for she'll grieve you forever more.

Before you try cowpunching, go kiss your wife, take a heavy insurance on your life--then shoot yourself with a butcher knife! (It's far the easiest way.)

And you can't marry ten pretty girls!


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: JennieG
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 06:09 PM

Seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 01:16 PM

Don't let your deal go down.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 12:03 PM

yeh there was one - Barry Roberts sent me it before he popped his clogs. Then within a month or two, it was everywhere - like that bloody teatowel - about cricket. Once you're in -you're out and all that bollocks.

No ...what it was .... I suddenly remebered when i was about fourteen and got into folk music - my sister brought me one of these books by Oak Publications - and there was the one about the skillet being good and greasy.

Being a bit young and naive.... I was thinking - Good and greasy...whatever this chap is cooking sounds revolting. Like a school dinner.

It never occurred to me that I was being advised to lube up when I went channel swimming, so to speak.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 10:09 AM

I thought there was a thread here along the lines of "Things I have learned from Folk Songs" but I can't find it.

Such sage tips as:-

If you're about to walk out on a May morning - think again; no good will come of it.

If you happen to wander by the salt sea strand while walking out on a May morning - go home; no good will come of it.

If you should meet a fair young maid by the salt sea strand on a fine May morning - run the other way! No good will come of it.

There was a lot more - all of which I have ignored in life, and endured the predicted disasters. Ah well.

Ross


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,Noble Squire Dacre
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 10:00 AM

Vic,

We didn't want to mention it but you might get a bit lonely when you get to where the men in white coats are taking you. No Al Whittle. No Jim Carroll. No Dick Miles. On second thoughts.........


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: saulgoldie
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 09:57 AM

Don't take your guns to town.

Never hit seventeen when you play against the dealer.

Walk away from trouble if you can.

Never count your money when you're sittin at the table.

Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.



Hey, didn't we do another thread like this recently?

Saul


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 09:46 AM

Dunno about songs but ever since I read Grimm's Fairy Tales, I've steered well clear of the gingerbread house.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: matt milton
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 08:41 AM

"You're gonna look like a monkey when you get old"


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 08:34 AM

Vic, my son, you need to get out more. x


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Vic Smith
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 08:27 AM

don't get married, girls, for marriage is a curse..........

Actually, I think that you will find that this is not a folk song, but a written song; written, in fact by Leon Rosselson.
Now, according to the 1954 definition..... wait a minute - why are these men in white coats appearing?..... why are they putting me in a straight-jacket?...... whay are they carrying me away?.....
AAAAAAAARRRGGGHH!


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 08:16 AM

don't get married, girls, for marriage is a curse..........


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 07:14 AM

"Some call THEM dissident minorities. The rest of us call them wankers"

Sorry about the typo Uncle Del.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 03:59 AM

Derek Brimstone when talking about White Supremacy bigots.

"Some call the dissident minorities. The rest of us call them wankers"

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Kit Griffiths
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 03:35 AM

So young men take my advice and shun the evil curse of drink,
-And don't go round breaking ladies' tambourines.....


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: JennieG
Date: 31 Jul 12 - 02:19 AM

Ah well, 999....that's metrication for you!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 08:15 PM

If I done listen to what my mammy said,
I'd be at home in my mammy's bed.

*

La morale de cette histoire,
C'est a boire avant de mourir.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 06:57 PM

Jennie, another thread has that as 'Never let a sailor go 2.54 centimeters above your knee.'


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 06:56 PM

But if I had kent whit I dae ken
An' ta'en ma mither's biddin' oh
I wadna been sitting' at your fireside
Singin' "Hishie ba, ma bairnie oh".

(From Jeannie Robertson's song of unwanted pregnancy --"When I wis new but sweet sixteen".)


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: JennieG
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 06:25 PM

Never let a sailor go an inch above your knee.....

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 01:51 PM

Never leave your guitar (or sage) where you can't find it in the dark.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Marje
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 01:37 PM

Let no man steal away your time. Or your thyme. Or, come to that, your sage.

Marje


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 11:19 AM

Pay no attention to runners and whores,
Keep your hat on your head and your feet on the floor

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 10:56 AM

Maids, when you're young...


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 08:38 AM

There are lots of sage words heard in the Cornell Folk Song Society.
It is held in the Sage Chapel directly across from the famous Library Tower at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York State.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Vic Smith
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 08:31 AM

An' then we had a nip or twa tae quiet oor alarms.
(from The Back o'Rarie's Hill)

I find that whisky always quiets any alarms that I may have.


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 07:55 AM

I wish I'd a bought me a half a pint and stayed in the wagon yard


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Subject: RE: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 07:46 AM

Parsley, ______, rosemary and thyme.


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Subject: sage words from folksongs - pay heed!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Jul 12 - 07:23 AM

how I wish I'd kept my skillet good and greasy......too late! too late!


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