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Lyr/Tune Add: Rambling Robin

Kernow John 13 Nov 99 - 03:21 PM
Alan of Australia 14 Nov 99 - 03:11 AM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 10 - 03:25 AM
Artful Codger 06 Nov 10 - 04:10 AM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: RAMBLING ROBIN
From: Kernow John
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 03:21 PM

I though this one would be in the database but I couldn't find it.

Rambling Robin
O'er hills and o'er mountains I used for to go
I've slept in the woods and the frost and the snow
No anxiety ever came into my mind
So contented was Rambling Robin

The wind and the rain beat against me quite cold
My parents at home they were both very old
My father did weep and my mother did cry
for the loss of their Rambling Robin

When sixteen long years they were over and past
My poor mother's sorrows were ended at last
My father the nation did range through and through
In Search of his Rambling Robin

Now when my past folly was run to an end
To my own native village I soo did attend
The neighbours all told me my parents were dead
With the thoughts of their Rambling Robin

Now where shall I wander or where shall I go
I'm sorely oppressed with grief and with woe
I'll wander no more till the day that I die
There's an end to the Rambling Robin

X: 1
T:RAMBLING ROBIN
M:9/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:F
C|CFF FEF DCB,|
M:12/8
|C6-C2C|
M:9/8
|CFF FGA BAF|
M:12/8
|G6-GAB|
M:9/8
| ccc cBG DCA,|
M:12/8
|B,6-B,CD|
M:9/8
|_EDC B,-A,C F2E|
M:12/8
|C6-CCD|
M:9/8
||_EDC B,-A,D CF2-|F3||

% Output from ABC2Win Version 2.1 h on 11/18/99
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Tune & Lyr Add Rambling Robin
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 03:11 AM

G'day,
Thanks to Baz there is a MIDI file at the Mudcat MIDI site

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: RAMBLING ROBIN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 03:25 AM

Thread #114888   Message #2461486

Posted By: Sky Sailor

09-Oct-08 - 06:12 PM

Thread Name: Songbook - Folk Songs Of Lancashire

Subject: Tune/Lyrics ADD: Rambling Robin

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%% Rambling Robin
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
X:30
T:Rambling Robin
R:Folk Song
M:2/4
O:England
A:Lancashire
L:1/8
B:Folk Songs Of Lancashire
N:Mike Harding
K:A
E|E2 AA|G2 G A|F2 B,B,|E4|-E2 z E|
E A2 A|A B2 c|d c2 A|B4|-B2 cd|
ec A2|B G2 E|E C2 E|D4|-D4-D4-D2 EF|
=G F2 E|D2 E2|AB AG|E4|-E4|-E4|z2 EF|
=G F2 E|D2 D2|E A3|-A4|-A4|


Rambling Robin

When first from my childhood I came to a man
The nation to ramble through I soon began.
For a rambling thought it came into my mind.
So they christened me Rambling Robin oh.
So they christened me Rambling Robin.

O'er hills and o'er mountains I used for to go
And I've slept in the woods where there's frost and there's snow,
No anxiety ever came into my mind,
So contented was Rambling Robin oh,
So contented was Rambling Robin.

The wind and the rain they beat me quite cold
And my parents behind they were both very old.
My father did weep and my mother did cry,
For the loss of their Rambling Robin oh,
For the loss of their Rambling Robin.

When sixteen long years they were over and past
My poor mother's sorrows were over and past,
And my father the nation did range to and fro,
In search of his Rambling Robin oh
In search of his Rambling Robin.

Now when my past folly it came to an end,
To my own native village I then did attend,
My neighbours all told me my parents were dead
With the thoughts of their Rambling Robin oh,
The thoughts of their Rambling Robin.

Where shall I wander or where shall I go?
I am so oppressed both with sorrow and woe,
So I'll ramble this land 'till the day that I die
And an end put to Rambling Robin oh
An end put to Rambling Robin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Rambling Robin
From: Artful Codger
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 04:10 AM

Baz, what is your source for your transcription?

By the way, many ABC programs recognize inline directives, particularly for key and meter changes; just embed them within square brackets (but only one directive per pair of brackets):

C|CFF FEF DCB,| [M:12/8] C6-C2C| [M:9/8] CFF FGA BAF|
% Surrounding spaces aren't necessary, but I've used them for clarity.

This is preferrable for scoring, since with the multi-line method each segment usually shows on a different staff. Note that a new meter spec can overrule the default note length (L: directive) you set in the header, so sometimes you have to embed both.

Also, you don't need to (and probably shouldn't) begin a line with a measure bar if the previous line ended with a measure bar. An exception is if you're starting a line with a forward repeat.


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