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After the Getaway -- 2013

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SINSULL 07 Oct 13 - 09:47 AM
Janie 07 Oct 13 - 08:39 PM
Tinker 07 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM
Joe Offer 07 Oct 13 - 09:36 PM
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Ebbie 08 Oct 13 - 01:38 AM
MMario 08 Oct 13 - 05:32 AM
Leadfingers 08 Oct 13 - 07:26 AM
Joe Offer 08 Oct 13 - 09:19 AM
Fred Maslan 08 Oct 13 - 10:21 AM
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MMario 08 Oct 13 - 11:25 AM
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GUEST,Amos 08 Oct 13 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,kendall 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM
Lonesome EJ 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM
Noreen 08 Oct 13 - 08:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 09:47 AM

and?


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: Janie
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 08:39 PM

It was lovely. I'm tucked in at my sister's now, over on the Eastern Shore and too tired to say more other than that, and that I wish all of you could also have been there.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: Tinker
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM

Tami and I are snuggled into the living room in total veg mode....more to follow ... when cognizance returns.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters at Getaway 2013. Roll call.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 09:36 PM

Katlaughing finally made it to the Getaway. We had a nice memorial for her on the banks of the West River, and left some of her behind. May she rest in peace.
-Joe-


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Subject: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Oct 13 - 10:05 PM

Well, it was just a usual Getaway. Humdrum, really. Nothing but hours and hours of great music, wonderful people, good weather, pretty scenery, and friends friends friends.

A favor -- if anyone has a video of Darriel and Jocelyn's concert, please let me know. Her parents would love to see it.

A few favorite moments: Murray Callahan channeling Helen Cain, the "Boop Boop A Doop" girl. Kendall making me cry with The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Andrew & Carole making me cry on the very next song with Andrew's song "Let Me Breathe." Mitzi and Linda making me cry with their song about the cardinals.... Mark Gilston, during a concert that touched on how he turned into the astonishing musician he is, being able to point out a couple of the major musical influences in his life (Lani Hermann, John Roberts) because they were there in his audience.

And of course, listening to Darriel and Jocelyn's first concert.

Wish you were there. Wish we could keep it going for a month. Wish every day held even a tenth of the magic, beauty, talent and warmth that make up the Getaway.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 01:38 AM

"Wish every day held even a tenth of the magic, beauty, talent and warmth that make up the Getaway"

Lovely, lovely thought.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 05:32 AM

intended to post after a brief nap yesterday when I got home - "brief" turned into 13 hours...

"Let me breathe"
"He's so Unusual"
the whole parting songs workshop

the show songs workshop -

ANYTHING sung by Rose & Colin...

though truly - the best part of the getaway is being able to wallow in the music in the company of friends...


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:26 AM

I am at SINSULL's now - 'Interesting' drive up to Portland with the weather ! At least it was excellent for Getaway.

SO Nice to get back over and re-acqaint with old friends .


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 09:19 AM

Next year, can somebody please kidnap Sinsull and take her to the Getaway? I really miss seeing her.

Murray Callahan's performance of "He's So Unusual" was stunning. I believe she said that Helen Kane was the first to perform this song.
Here's Helen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdTOJYZ_vE.

"That's My Weakness Now" is another Helen Kane song Murray should try, if it isn't already in her repertoire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YuizLVLL-w


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 10:21 AM

yes her bettyboopadooping was amazing.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 10:42 AM

Actually, any time Murray Callahan sang it was a highlight of the Getaway for me. SO glad to have her with us again.

Yes, the Parting Songs under the trees was grand, with a pair of wild swans on the river and all. Anyone want to explain WHY we were under the trees?

Gorgeous Gary, what was the name and author of the ballad you sang about the Danes smuggling 7000 Jews to Sweden in less than 24 hours before an unannounced Gestapo round-up? It made me cry too, but I cried because it was such a beautiful story of the bright side of mankind's nature.

One reason it was an amazing and wonderful weekend for the FSGW folks it that so many old friends were there including quite a few that we don't get to see very often.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 11:25 AM

I've added quote a few songs to my "must steal" list....

not least of which is Claire's rendition of John Barleycorn - Claire? You said your co-conspirator was Jim(?) Burger?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 12:32 PM

Just learned
here that Gary's song is called "Denmark 1943" and is by Fred Small. This month (maybe even this week) is the 70th anniversary of the rescue. Wow.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 05:37 PM

hmmm - I was just going back and re-reading some post getaway stuff from 2005; amazed at some of the things I have forgotten or which never (in sleep deprived foggery) made it into my consciousness.

GeorgeP gobsmacked at something *I* sang? What did I sing at the concert in 2005?

Does anyone remember? Was that the year I did the Uncle's Lament?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 05:48 PM

It was delightful--the Brigadoon effect is alive and well. A world peopled by folks who burst into song? Who ever heard of such a thing!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM

I've still not recovered. If I come to the Getaway next year I will not drive. It is just too damn far. My back still hates me.
That aside, it was a great weekend. I won't single out performers who impressed me, you know who you are. Well, maybe one. Dani as St. George was the best yet.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM

On my "must steal" list... a song done by a guitarist named George who came late on Sat night, stayed til dawn and played Here Comes the Sun out on the dock. He said the name of the song and that it was done by someone last named Fisher, and it was in A, but that's all I remember.

Little help out there?!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Oct 13 - 08:15 PM

*sigh*
MUST get back to share all these wonderful things with you all again!

Thanks for sharing all your lovely memories.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 12:28 AM

I had a great time and miss you all! I love that there are so many different voices, and this incredible wealth of songs. i never quite made it till dawn, but I came a little closer each night!
-Heather


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: lisa null
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 01:01 AM

The guitarist who came late at night that Lonesome EJ thught was named George was actually Charlie Bean and i just heard his apt rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" on someone's smart phone.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:54 AM

Here is my list of just a small sample of the songs and stories that were sung and told this weekend. The titles are mostly incorrect and sometimes wildly so; corrections welcome if anyone enjoys doing that! -heather

A hundred miles
And then she began to charm
Angels Hovering Round
Amelia Earheart
At the Freakers Ball
And the Meadows were Gold
A young man to court her came

Blue Mountain
Blow hard and Hover
Bold Riley
Boolevog
Bring it on home to me
Both Sides Now
Boney on the Isle of St. Helena
Baton Rouge (Alligator Shoes)
Be thou my vision
Beans Bacon and Gravy
Beautiful City of God
Bedlam boys are bonny
Before it was dark she opened the ark
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Blue nose
By and By (Let the music keep our spirits high)

Come take me home again Kathleen
Cheese I'm gonna let you go
Collier lads forevermore
Come on get your oars and row
Come on up to the house
Crossing the Delaware
Courting a lady gay
Charlie you'll lose that bird (King of Rome)

Dark as a Dungeon
Delia's Gone
Dimming of the day
Do what the spirit says do
Done found my lost sheep
Down by the bonny banks of Fordio
Down by the Riverside
Drive Dull Care Away
Dwelling in Beulah Land
Dying by the side of the road
Diamonds in the rough

Erie Canal
Everything that glitters is not gold
Edelweiss
Ezekiel saw the wheel way in the middle of the air

Fever
Follow me home
Forgive me all my thoughts/Spanish Steps (aka Dublin Blues?)
Fare you well Father and Mother
False, False, I'm afraid that you're no more mine
Follow the Heron Home
Father's little black box
From June to September

God's counting on you (by Pete Seeger?)

House of the Rising Sun
Hose me down boys
Howls to the break of day

I am a bum a jolly old bum
I knew it was goodbye
It's the Congress
If I could be the rain
I will be set free
I am a selkie on the sea

John Barleycorn
Johnnycake and Venison and sassafras tea
John of Hazeldean
Jambalayo
Jubilacion

Keep on the Sunny Side
Key to the Highway
Keep your lamp trimmed and burning
Kitchen man

Like a Tramp on the Street
Listen to the knife
Live on Easy Street

Like a Louisiana Fairytale
Lorena
La Bamba
Lassie to me Tarooay
Let me breathe
Let your back and sides go bare me boys
Louisiana
Lonesome whipporwill (so lonesome I could cry)
Little green buttons

Made of Wood
Many many years ago
Mary don't you weep
May the sun shine bright
My baby's gone
My girl's waiting for me
Make you jealous of me
My true love gave to me

No hiding place
Nothing at all
Nobody knows you when you're down and out
No such liberty
Nothing can be done

Old Joe Clark
Oh Maryland my Maryland (and Parody, Oh Maryland)
On the Banks of the Old Ponchartrain
Oh hee for the Old days
Oh Freedom
Only say that you'll Love me again
On the Sea of Galilee
Oft in the Stilly night
Oh bertha bertha Oh lord gal
Oh dear oh me husband's got no porridge in him (by Les Barker)
Oh this is like heaven to me
Oh yes
On the goodnight trail (on the loving trail)
On the rocky banks of the buffalo
On the way to New Orleans

Pemaquid shore
Put that budweiser back in the Clydesdale
Piney River Girl
Pharoah's army got drownded
Pipe of Tobacco
Pity the heart
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Red cardinal pair
Rising river blues
Rollin in my sweet baby's arms
Remember me
Roving and Rambling and Walking around
Ripple

Sailing time
Smile across the cabin
Show me the man who speaks for the cows
Sam Hall
Some Enchanted Evening
Sad sweet song (by Archie Fisher)
See that my grave is kept clean
Snowing on Raton
She began to charm
Somebody touched me
Someday soon
Steady boys, walk on
Sunny don't go away
Surf Anacostia
Sweet Chariot

Tale of Gwyneth
The black cook
Teen Angel
Tell me that we'll find a way
Ten minutes too late
Texican tall turtle tale
Trouble I once knew
Times they are a changing (Parody)
The Cat that Roamed
Three-legged man
That's Stonewall Jackson's way
The box he comes home in
The grisly bride
The key of R
The wind it blow a pleasant gale
There oughta be warning labels on sad country songs
There's an old faded picture on the wall
They came prepared to shoot the striking miners full of gold
This could be a wonderful world
Till forever comes to call
To be a farmer's boy
Tomorrow it may still be there
Too large to be at large
There's no gold in California
They rode till they came where….
The Basque
The Long Long road before me
The water is wide
Turn and find you looking through the kitchen door
Those four drunken maidens they pushed the jug about
Travelers All

Where I've been many a time
When fortune turns the wheel
Waltzing Matilda
When the roses come again
West Virginia Home
Wade in the water
Walk ashore (Collier Lads)
Way Niagra Falls
We are chosen by the place
We'll understand it all by and by
When the trees have leaves of prisms
Whiskey me boys
White Freight line
Willow tit willow
Wonderful World
Won't you take me back again
Whiskey Oh
Wild boy
Wild rose of the mountain

You can starch my jumper Cannonball to Washington
Your cheatin heart
You were busy
You're always welcome at our house
You were always here
You'll never be the sun


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:10 AM

One correction already: Les Barker (not Parker)

[(post corrected) - clone]


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 12:58 PM

Another correction (thanks to Lucy): You will be the Light = You'll never be the sun

[(Correction applied) - clone]


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 01:01 PM

For me a highlight was the Jean Ritchie workshop - not because I had the privilege of co-leading it, but because two of the songs were sung or led by children.

Dan


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 01:36 PM

If "Bedlam boys are Bonny" was the version I sang - it should be
"Tom O'Bedlam's Journey"

I also sang:
The Wolfhound
Brian the King (lyrics Brian Leo)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mist Covr'd Mountains
(Darriel Day did a different version of Mist Covered Mountains)
Vicuna
Autumn Parting
Put on your ol' grey bonnet
"Put that budweiser back in the Clydesdale" is "Back in the Clydesdale" (Mike Campbell - 2004)


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 02:18 PM

Put that budweiser back in the Clydesdale was my husband's favorite song that i brought home from the getaway last year (i'm hoping to get him to next year's!). Mist Covered Mountains Friday night felt like it opened the Getaway for me. That was a magical moment.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 03:12 PM

Collier lads should be Byker Hill.

Really liked the Celtic Music workshop. Sometimes it's nice to have some education mixed in with the singing. Also loved Lorraine Van Buren's duet with her niece and Iris Newlin's fiddle playing. Nice to see the kids taking part.

As to why we were under the tree with the kamikaze caterpillars? Because the wiring in the women's bathroom in the Retreat Center caught fire. I dunno why we didn't have more workshops outside, it was so stifling hot inside.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 03:27 PM

thanks for the correction! Anyone know the name of the song Lorraine's niece sang with her? That was indeed amazing.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: sciencegeek
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 03:32 PM

Denmark 1943 is a powerful song and equally moving is going to Mystic Seaport in CT and seeing one of the actual vessels used in the rescue effort. It still brings tears to my eyes... even as I type this.

GERDA III: Danish Lighthouse Tender

Built in 1926 as a lighthouse tender, the Gerda III appears to be a common Danish workboat. But in October of 1943, she played a much more important role. The boat was used by Henny Sinding, the 19-year-old daughter of the boat's manager, and a four-man crew to rescue Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark.

The refugees were brought to a warehouse along Copenhagen's waterfront and smuggled aboard the Gerda III, hiding in the cargo hold. The little vessel then set out on her official lighthouse supply duties, but detoured to the coast of neutral Sweden and put her "cargo" ashore. Although the vessel was regularly boarded and checked by German soldiers, the refugees were never discovered. The Gerda III rescued approximately 300 Jews, in groups of 10 to 15.

Henny Sinding and the brave crew were not part of the organized Danish resistance movement. Ordinary Danish citizens were outraged by the Nazi plan to deport Jews to the death camps. The Danish people mounted a spontaneous effort that saved more than 7,000 of their Jewish neighbors – almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark.

By an act of the Danish Parliament, the Gerda III was donated to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The vessel was restored to her wartime appearance, complete with neutral flags, by the J. Ring Andersen yard in Denmark. Mystic Seaport is proud to help care for the boat and exhibit her in the United States.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:19 PM

Lorraine and Bea sang The Rolling of the Stones. They sounded splendid together, it was grand.

Thanks for the list, it's great. Will add some corrections if time permits. Maybe even a few additions.

We just got back from lunch with Carole, Andrew, and Janie Meneely at a huge Chinese buffet near here. You know all those things there's never time to talk about during the Getaway? A real bonus to have time for a good long talk.

Reminder -- Andrew & Carole's concert tomorrow night is at Janie's. Y'all come! We will get there if we can but are pretty busy hurricane-proofing our crafts inventory, buying a replacement printer so we can print business cards for the upcoming show -- stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:41 PM

hsempl--

Very impressive list.    Seems like you were just about everywhere.

Just a few additions:

On Saturday right after the concert several more were done a cappella in   group that just materialized outside the retreat center door   Group included Ferrara, Rose, Colin, and me--and others I can't recall.   Stunning highlight for me:   Colin's leading of "Steady, boys, walk on/    The horse's day is done..."   Don't know what it's called.   But I've lpved it for years, heard it done wonderfully at Sidmouth more than once.   And, as I told him, Colin's rendition was wonderfully faithful to those at Sidmouth--and could hold its own with any I've heard there.

Also at that session, Mingulay Boat Song was done. Tenting Tonight. And some others I can't recall.

And at the concert Saturday, Jan and I did one we call "The Box", done by Wanda Jackson (sometimes called the 'female Elvis' for her frenetic style.).    But our song was not very bouncy.

To be continued, I think----this computer is now under assault by an 11-month old and my break is now over.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:46 PM

It's Davy Steele's "Last Trip Home", Ron.
I saw that session and would have joined it, but standing that long makes things hurt. I'll write more when I can think about it, but the Getaway was, as usual, wonderful.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 04:58 PM

What an amazing, stirring song! Seems to be a requiem for a whole way of life and a time which seems long gone, but really was just in the 20th century.    And so evocative--epitomizes to my mind what "folk music" is at its best.   

It was a privilege to put a low bass to the chorus.

The 11-month old is--temporarily--peaceful. And safe.    But here he comes again.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: lisa null
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 06:51 PM

"Come take me home again Kathleen" is my song and couldbe confused with a very famous stage Irish song from earlier days. I think I'll call it, "My heart Belongs to Ireland Forever" to relive the confusion. Love this list though-- what an eclectic group. Not as many many ballads listed as might have been sing though in the all afternoon ballad sessions on Saturday!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 08:21 PM

Lisa: I was wondering if you wrote that song! Amazing, stirringly beautiful song. Wow.
And as for the ballads: I know! It was crazy that I had intended to be in ballads all or most of the afternoon, just poking my nose in other workshops first, but I found it hard once I'd poked my nose in to leave, everything was so great. Then when I made it to the tail end of the ballad workshop that you led (where I got to hear Rose's lovely rendition of (let me get the name right this time) the Great [Grey] Selkie (of Suleskerry)), and had the amusing event (which must happen a lot) of singing a song that I had learned from the previous Getaway and the person I had learned it from (Edmund) was in the room! [Where am I in this sentence?]: Well, then I was so enjoying the ballads that I completely forgot to go to John Roberts' concert, which had been circled heavily on my schedule, and was having such a good time I didn't even realize I had missed it until Sunday!

One other correction (along the wildly inaccurate title line): "No such liberty" should be "To Althea From Prison"; Claire's singing of that just soared out over the concert room, my first time hearing that song.

Quick etiquette question, as I haven't posted on here much before: Is it annoying at all for me to keep adding corrections as I get them? Does doing so clog up anyone's email box or anything like that? Would it be better if I waited till I had a bunch and then replied to the thread? Or does it matter? OK, oh right, one more thing while i'm still midreply: I am bummed that I won't be able to be at Andrew and Carole's concert! I leave for Massachusetts tomorrow (well, by way of West Virginia) for a dream workshop and then a writer's retreat. October riches! I know it will be wonderful, and I'm sorry to miss it, though. I saw a concert at Janie's house recently (Lulu's Fate) and it's a cozy venue.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 08:25 PM

One more thing: I have audio files for most, though not all, of the songs I listed (though some I only caught part of the song, and some have a few strung together that I need to cut), so if anyone would like me to send them the file for a song they sung, send me a message.
-Heather


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:13 PM

What an amazing collection of songs- and just in a weekend?!

Would "tell me that we'll find a way" be Dave Webber's "My Lady of Autumn?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:21 PM

That was it, Noreen.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ferrara
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:26 PM

hsempl, no problem about posting the corrections. Maybe some nice editor will have time to put the actual titles in parens following "your" titles in your original list as songs are identified.

We often end up with a very long post-Getaway thread containing all kinds of musings, as people start catching their breath after the Getaway and chime in with their own experiences and favorite moments. It's part of the whole thing.


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Subject: ADD:Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave (Thomas Hardy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:36 AM

Another one that Murray Callahan performed was:

AH, ARE YOU DIGGING ON MY GRAVE
(Thomas Hardy)


Ah, are you digging on my grave,
My loved one? -- planting rue?"
-- "No: yesterday he went to wed
One of the brightest wealth has bred.
'It cannot hurt her now,' he said,
'That I should not be true.'"

"Then who is digging on my grave,
My nearest dearest kin?"
-- "Ah, no: they sit and think, 'What use!
What good will planting flowers produce?
No tendance of her mound can loose
Her spirit from Death's gin.'"

"But someone digs upon my grave?
My enemy? -- prodding sly?"
-- "Nay: when she heard you had passed the Gate
That shuts on all flesh soon or late,
She thought you no more worth her hate,
And cares not where you lie.

"Then, who is digging on my grave?
Say -- since I have not guessed!"
-- "O it is I, my mistress dear,
Your little dog , who still lives near,
And much I hope my movements here
Have not disturbed your rest?"

"Ah yes! You dig upon my grave...
Why flashed it not to me
That one true heart was left behind!
What feeling do we ever find
To equal among human kind
A dog's fidelity!"

"Mistress, I dug upon your grave
To bury a bone, in case
I should be hungry near this spot
When passing on my daily trot.
I am sorry, but I quite forgot
It was your resting place."

Literature Network » Thomas Hardy » Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 05:47 AM

Got back to Heathrow at 1945 last night , had a quick look at my Inbox and went to bed , slept til 10am and feel almost human today
My ONLY criticism of Getaway is that its too bloody far away !


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: KT
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 05:57 AM

Wow, hsempl, what an impressive list! Just looking at it reminds me, once again, what a truly wonderful thing this Getaway is. What a wealth of music is shared when this extraordinary group of talented and fun-loving folks comes together! Though I couldn't be there this year, my sweet memories of past years are enough to buoy the spirit!


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: hsempl
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:19 AM

This was only my second year, and it sounds like it gets better every year! Hope we are both able to be there next year, KT.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:34 AM

"...sounds like it gets better every year! "

Well, it is 'different' every year. This was my 35th consecutive year, and of course I remember the 'good old days'.... not that there can be many 'bad old days' when good people assemble and make music and share 'life'.

There are differences that worry me a bit, (a bit less 'traditional' folk music, for example), but no one ever need be bored. Like Utah Phillips said... "Good though..."


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: MMario
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 10:59 AM

It seems to me that the folk and traditional music field may need to assume some of the attitude of the Antique industry....things are being sold as AND ARE valid antiques that were new when I was a child.

but that's neither here nor there....probably it's a cyclical thing and more of the ol' time trad stuff will be there next year. I heard little to no do-wop this year and for a couple years you heard some in almost every circle.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 11:49 AM

A few more additions:

One of the clear highlights for me was John Roberts' rendition of a broadside from 1840--I have no idea of the title--something having to do with a steamship ride, I think. Among other things, the tune to which the broadside had been put (recently) had a really fun chorus.

And I finally think I realize what's going on with the list.   The titles listed are often just a phrase that popped out.    So some titles I thought weren't covered by the list are in fact covered:    "There's no gold in California" must be "All That Glitters Is Not Gold", sung by Lucy Saturday night.    And "The box he comes home in" must indeed be what Jan and I call "The Box" when we sing it, as we did at the concert Saturday night.

By the way, thanks to Heather for the audio of it--it's so great Jan had an opportunity to be front and center, and that it was so well received;   particularly great to hear the whole room singing along at the end.   This should help in persuading Jan, a vegetarian lurching madly towards veganism (a strange galaxy to West River cooks) to overcome her strong feelings on the food.   I keep telling her--, with marginal success-- that the food is not the focus of the weekend.

A few more titles I don't think have been covered:    The Great Turtle Drive (indelibly linked for me to our own Art Thieme, whose rendition has never been bettered) was done in the Peace cabin Saturday night.    So was the one which has the line "They say he died of the chickenpox/ In part I must agree/   One chick too many had he "    I have no idea of the title.

Also Jan did "Dorset Is Beautiful" with appropriate acccent.

In the Hank Williams workshop, "I Saw the Light", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Pan American", "Hey, Good Lookin", among others, were done. There were at least two I had never heard before, and I thought I knew something about Hank Williams.

Judy Cook did what amounted to a medley of "Maryland, My Maryland" and a great proposed substitute version of it (for squeamish souls who don't think "Huzzah, she scorns the Northern scum" should be in our state song.)    She was forced to combine the two due to the 5 minute limit on a song in the Saturday concert (surely we should reconsider this straitjacket).

Dave Diamond did a self-composed song at the concert about how, since the current Congress is the bottom of the barrel, we should toss them back into the barrel (and out of Congress). The assembled multitude sang the chorus lustily.    Dave always has good trenchant comment in song.    I don't know the title he gave his song.

More later, maybe.


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:33 PM

'One chick too many had he' is from "The Ballad of the Shape of Things" which was recorded by the Kingston Trio in the late fifties- Cant remember who sang it at Getaway though . I believe the writer credit should go to Sheldon Harnick


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:39 PM

It was the blind guy in the Peace Cabin Saturday night. He knew lots of songs.    Anybody know his name?


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 12:45 PM

Also, Leadfingers, you did lots of songs-- to jog our memories, can you give us a few not yet mentioned in the list?

And of course your various whistles and other instruments added immeasureably to the ensemble.



Also, Donna Fletcher did quite a few bluesy numbers.   One I can recall is "Richest Man in the Graveyard".


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Subject: RE: After the Getaway -- 2013
From: ranger1
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 01:06 PM

The "blind guy" is Robert Rodriquez.


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