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Lyr/Tune Add: Winter Song (Ewan MacColl)

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Winter Song (The Terror Time)


John in Brisbane 09 Nov 99 - 12:36 AM
Alan of Australia 09 Nov 99 - 05:55 AM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: WINTER SONG (Ewan MacColl)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 12:36 AM

I believe that this is a truly magnificent song. While Ewan MacColl penned it about the travelling people, it could equally apply to those many fringe dwellers in our societies, be they black or poor or disabled or ...

Don't be daunted by the tune! It's a mixture of 6/4 and 4/4 timing, but in my opinion you can make the words fit in the way that feels right for you. I'm no purist in this regard - I would feel free to substitute non-Scottish words. After all it was written in 1964, around the time the Beatles recorded Please Please Me.

Regards, John

WINTER SONG

The heather will fade and the bracken will die,
Streams will run cold and clear.
And the small birds will be going
And it's then you will be knowing
That the terror time is near.

Whaur will ye turn, noo? Whaur will ye bide ?
Noo that the work's a' done ?
For the fairmer doesna need ye
And the council winna heed ye,
And the terror time has come.

The woods give no shelter, the trees they are bare,
Snow falling all around
And the children are crying,
And the bed in which they're lying
Is frozen to the ground.

The snaw winna lift and the stove winna draw,
There's ice in the water churn;
In the mud and snaw you're sloshing,
Trying to do a bit o'washing,
And the kindling winna burn.

Needing the warmth of your own human kind,
You move near a town, but then
Well, the sight of you's offending,
For the police soon they're sending,
And you're on the road again.

MIDI file: winter.mid

Timebase: 96

Text: Produced using SharpEye (Unregistered)
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
TimeSig: 6/4 72 8
Key: F
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0096 1 60 064 0096 0 60 064 0000 1 60 064 0192 0 60 064 0000 1 64 064 0048 0 64 064 0000 1 65 064 0048 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0192 0 67 064 0000 1 67 064 0048 0 67 064 0000 1 69 064 0048 0 69 064 0000 1 67 064 0048 0 67 064 0000 1 65 064 0144 0 65 064 0000 1 64 064 0096 0 64 064 0000 1 65 064 0192 0 65 064 0096 1 60 064 0096 0 60 064 0000 1 64 064 0096 0 64 064 0000 1 65 064 0096 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0192 0 67 064 0000 1 72 064 0000 0 72 064 0000 1 70 064 0024 0 70 064 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 064 0000 1 70 064 0024 0 70 064 0000 1 69 064 0024 0 69 064 0000 1 70 064 0288 0 70 064 0096 1 72 064 0048 0 72 064 0000 1 70 064 0048 0 70 064 0000 1 69 064 0096 0 69 064 0000 1 65 064 0096 0 65 064 0000 1 65 064 0096 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0096 0 67 064 0000 1 69 064 0288 0 69 064 0000 1 70 064 0024 0 70 064 0000 1 69 064 0024 0 69 064 0000 1 67 064 0024 0 67 064 0000 1 65 064 0024 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0192 0 67 064 0000 1 64 064 0096 0 64 064 0000 1 65 064 0048 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0048 0 67 064 0000 1 65 064 0144 0 65 064 0000 1 64 064 0048 0 64 064 0000 1 60 064 0096 0 60 064 0000 1 64 064 0096 0 64 064 0000 1 65 064 0288 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0024 0 67 064 0000 1 65 064 0024 0 65 064 0000 1 64 064 0024 0 64 064 0000 1 62 064 0024 0 62 064 0000 1 64 064 0096 0 64 064 0000 1 65 064 0048 0 65 064 0000 1 67 064 0048 0 67 064 0000 1 65 064 0048 0 65 064 0000 1 64 064 0144 0 64 064 0000 1 60 064 0144 0 60 064 0000 1 58 064 0048 0 58 064 0000 1 60 064 0384 0 60 064
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:F
C4C4|EFG4GA|GF3E2F2|-F4C2E2|F2G4c2|B/2c/2B/2A/2B6|
-B2cBA2F2|F2G2A4|-A2B/2A/2G/2F/2G4|E2FGF3E|
C2E2F4|-F2G/2F/2E/2D/2E2FG|FE3C3B,|C8||


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Subject: RE: LYR/TUNE ADD: Winter Song (MacColl)
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 05:55 AM

G'day,
Thanks to John, the tune is now available for download in MIDI form at the Mudcat Midi site.

Cheers,
Alan


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