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Lyr Req: Woman All Skin and Bone?

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LADY ALL SKIN AND BONES
LADY ALL SKIN AND BONES


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GUEST 30 Oct 07 - 04:10 PM
GUEST 30 Oct 07 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Simon.S 28 Oct 07 - 07:09 AM
GUEST,little girl -cant say my name 27 Oct 07 - 10:05 PM
Barbara 02 Nov 99 - 04:38 PM
joy 02 Nov 99 - 04:12 PM
Barbara 02 Nov 99 - 01:50 AM
joy 01 Nov 99 - 10:26 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 01 Nov 99 - 10:23 AM
Barbara 31 Oct 99 - 11:32 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 30 Oct 99 - 02:34 PM
Barbara 30 Oct 99 - 11:01 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 30 Oct 99 - 08:45 AM
Sea Ross 30 Oct 99 - 12:23 AM
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Barbara 29 Oct 99 - 11:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:10 PM

It's other common title is 'Woman at the Churchyard Gate'


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 12:02 PM

There was an old lady all skin and bones, ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
She walked through the graveyard all alone, ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
The worms crawled here the worms crawled there, ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
Putrid smells filled the air, ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
She went to the preacher and to the preacher said, ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
"Will I look like that when I am dead?", ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
"Yes, " the preacher to the old woman he said, ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
"You will look like that when you are dead?", ooooh-ooooooh-oooh
SCREAM

Text I knew used the word sexton instead of preacher


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: GUEST,Simon.S
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 07:09 AM

Jim Causley has recorded a good, (though slightly creepy) version of Lady all skin and Bone on his new cd Lost Love Found on the Wild Goose label


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: GUEST,little girl -cant say my name
Date: 27 Oct 07 - 10:05 PM

do u know if you can find this song on youtube.com because i need to no how to sing it the pitch . or can you just tell me the name or is it just there was an old women all skin and bones please write back .


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Barbara
Date: 02 Nov 99 - 04:38 PM

There's a bunch of ways to transmit a tune or singing.It depends on how familiar you are with computers and how much computer power you have. Do a Forum search for the thread with the word 'Mediaring' in the title, or a websearch for the name. They have software that allows you to send voice mail.
If you can do tunes on your computer, Alan of Australia just posted a webpage where we can send them to hear them; or you can learn how to use his program that turns MIDIs into numbers here at Mudcat, and then back into tunes on someone else's computer.
If you've joined Mudcat (doesn't cost anything) you can send private messages to members. Thats a good way to exchange email addys and addresses and other personal information.
You know, though,I probably won't sing it again till next Halloween, so don't sweat it.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: joy
Date: 02 Nov 99 - 04:12 PM

Hi Barbara- I can sing it for me if you call me. I don't particularly want to put my number here. How can I do it? Joy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Barbara
Date: 02 Nov 99 - 01:50 AM

Thanks, joy. A version of the words are in the database here.
What I'd like is the tune
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: joy
Date: 01 Nov 99 - 10:26 PM

I sang Old Lady all Skin and Bones at Pub last night. My version is from a book called, "American Folk Tales and Songs" compiled by Richard Chase (who actually came to my class years ago) It is a Signet Key book and was published August 1956. My copy all tattered and torn is a paper back but I would love to get a fresher copy. If you want my words let me know.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Nov 99 - 10:23 AM

I'm so glad it worked! I was on my bed of pain (flu- ugh- still feel wobbly) yesterday and couldn't check in to see how it went. If I'd known you were singing to teens, I would have given you the Paton's version. Let me know if you want it for next year. I have the tape and words at school, and I'm at home, or I'd transcribe it for you now. Take care- Allison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Barbara
Date: 31 Oct 99 - 11:32 AM

Thanks again, allison.
I faked something together last night, and sang it to the teens in the dark. They were all "Right, duh, another boring folksong, so we have to humor the old farts, *sigh*"
Each verse I got quieter,(tho I was afraid I'd lose 'em if I got slower -- they were all pretty hyper) and the room got quieter, and you could here the wind outside, and the penultumate verse I was whispering. (I sang the one in the database, Lady of Skin and Bone) And then I screamed and you should have seen those kids jump.
Hee hee hee.
Then they went down to the bonfire and the haunted barn (with the ankle grabber and the spagetti pit tunnel) Sleep well, kiddies.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 30 Oct 99 - 02:34 PM

D minor, and each line the same. Hope it helps!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Oct 99 - 11:01 AM

Is it in the Key of D, or is it minor, and in the Key of C? Each line is the same?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 30 Oct 99 - 08:45 AM

Barbara- I don't know how to enter a midi here in time for you to get it so I'll just post notes after the following words (S. & C Paton do a different version than mine and it's on one of their kid tapes.)

There was an old woman all skin and bones
Ooooo (sing this after every line)
She lived down by the old graveyard
One night she thought she'd take a walk
She walked down by the old graveyard.
She saw the bones a-layin' around
She went to her closet to get a broom
She opened the door and ...BOOO!!!!!!

NOTES: D-F-F-D-F-F-D-F--G-D---A---G--F--D-----

Hope this helps!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Sea Ross
Date: 30 Oct 99 - 12:23 AM

My mother used to sing this song to us all the time. It was almost a chat with the "oooh ooooh" chorus all drawn out.

She was especially effective when she would let down her long black hair and dress up as a witch.

And it alwyas scare the bee-jesus out of uw evn though we knew it was coming. I finally found the words in a song book, but can't remember which one now.

Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Barbara
Date: 29 Oct 99 - 11:39 PM

Oh, and I'll settle for anything in the family like the one Joe Offer knows about the Old Woman with the Cat. The song must get quieter and quieter, and then have a scream in it , unexpectedly. THAT family.
GRIN
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Know Lady All Skin and Bone or...?
From: Barbara
Date: 29 Oct 99 - 11:37 PM

Anyone? I know Alice knows this. I've heard the song and I can sort of remember the tune, so if you can even jog my memory for me by saying, " sounds like ______ " that would help. I'd love to sing it to a bunch of kids tomorrow (SAT!) so, faster is better.
Thanks!
Blessings,
Barbara


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