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Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)

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FIDDLER'S GREEN
FIDDLER'S GREEN (Cavalry)
WHEN YOUR BELLS HAVE TURNED GREEN


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Tug the Cox 14 Nov 13 - 03:28 PM
gnomad 14 Nov 13 - 04:25 PM
Tug the Cox 14 Nov 13 - 07:32 PM
RTim 14 Nov 13 - 11:25 PM
Joe Offer 15 Nov 13 - 01:40 AM
Tug the Cox 16 Nov 13 - 03:11 PM
Herga Kitty 20 Nov 13 - 05:01 PM
Arthur_itus 21 Nov 13 - 06:33 AM
MMario 21 Nov 13 - 08:50 AM
GUEST 22 Nov 13 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,John Conolly 22 Nov 13 - 06:00 PM
Tug the Cox 24 Nov 13 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,John Foxen 25 Nov 13 - 10:47 AM
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Subject: Bell on the Green
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 03:28 PM

This is the first verse and chorus of a parody. I remember Byron Daniels of Blackheath Morris singing parts of this in the early 70's, and always thought he had made it up. ( his last line to the chorus was' and I'll see you someday when my bells have turned green')....does anyone have further info?
Bell on the Green
(parody of Fiddlers Green)
As I walked by the brewery one evening so r
are
To view the still vats and to sniff the malt air,
I heard an old Morris man singing this song
"Oh bury me here boys, me galleys have gone."
ch: Wrap me up in me bells and me baldricks.
No more in the pubs I'll be seen,
Just tell me old sidemates I'm t
akin' a slide, mates
And I'll see you someday at the Bell on the Green.


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: gnomad
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 04:25 PM

Only a guess, mind, but I think it'll have been this one Bells have turned green. If it's the same bloke {name and side are right) Byron was a good man, one to be remembered.


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 07:32 PM

Gnomad...can you confim who is responsible


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: RTim
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 11:25 PM

As far as I am concerned - The Bell is not on the Green, it is in the Hight Street!
ie. In Adderbury!!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 01:40 AM

Gnomad linked to a mirror of the Digital Tradition. It's in the Digital Tradition here at Mudcat as When Your Bells Have Turned Green, from Herga Morris. The individual who wrote this parody is not identified.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 16 Nov 13 - 03:11 PM

Kitty...do you know who composed it?


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 05:01 PM

Well, theoretically it was collected from Robot Nimb, an old shepherd whom Herga Morris encountered in Chippenham in about 1975, but some people have since noticed that this was an anagram of Bob (as in Hawkes), Tim (as in Edwards) and Ron (as in the late Ron Barnett). The song was entitled "Untippled".

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 06:33 AM

Does this mean that John Conolly who wrote Fiddlers Green should be receiving royalties for yje use of his song? Just wondered how that works, when somebody changes the lyrics of the song but uses the same tune.


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: MMario
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 08:50 AM

I believe parody is normally considered to be "fair use" but not sure of the legalities and financial sides of it.


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 13 - 06:24 AM

I think you canarody the words but the tume remains copyright? Bit that would only apply if you recorded or printed it?


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: GUEST,John Conolly
Date: 22 Nov 13 - 06:00 PM

As far as I know, the legalities are that you are not allowed to PUBLISH a parody of a copyright work unless you have the permission of the author or copyright-holder. I personally think this is a bit tight-arsed (unless somebody's making money out of it and I don't get any), and I have derived much amusement from parodies of some of my songs which I have come across over the years. The mighty Les Barker's version of "Punch and Judy Man" springs to mind -

"Mrs Capstick, Mrs Capstick, where has your son Tony gone?
"The Irish Sea is six-foot-three, and Tony's only four-foot-one. . "

I have to confess that I am partial to a piss-take myself (let him who is without sin cast the first writ. . ), so I won't be suing Herga Morris any time soon. . .


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 24 Nov 13 - 02:14 PM

Hope you haven't had to pay up for 'Grumpy old men of England'


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Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 10:47 AM

It has to be said that Mr Conolly produces some of the best parodies in the business and I'd like to hear him come out with his own parody of Fiddler's Green when he visits my club next year HaverFolk on June 18.
That's as long as the mafia doesn't track him down for royalties on a certain Italian song he has wickedly parodied to take the mickey out of Signor Berlusconi.


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