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Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song

Lord Franklin 14 Nov 99 - 03:26 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 15 Nov 99 - 08:25 AM
John Wood 15 Nov 99 - 08:28 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 16 Nov 99 - 11:50 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 16 Nov 99 - 09:41 PM
LORD KRANKLIN 17 Nov 99 - 09:14 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Nov 99 - 05:22 PM
raredance 17 Nov 99 - 07:05 PM
LORD FRANKLIN 18 Nov 99 - 11:29 AM
19 Nov 99 - 03:00 AM
raredance 20 Nov 99 - 12:38 AM
DADGAD 05 Oct 00 - 08:49 PM
Peg 06 Oct 00 - 12:01 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 06 Oct 00 - 01:07 PM
Peg 06 Oct 00 - 01:42 PM
MMario 13 Sep 02 - 03:06 PM
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Subject: a travellers tune/song
From: Lord Franklin
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 03:26 PM

has anyone seen the video by Stefan Grossman's Guitar workshop called 'John Renbourns Rare Performances'. It has a song on it performed by his group The Pentangle called a travellers tune/ song, I cant remember whitch but I'd love to be able to play it. Could anyone help me out with the tab&lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Nov 99 - 08:25 AM

It's probably Traveller's Prayer, from his Ship of Fools cd. It's hauntingly lovely. I have words and midi at home (I'm at work now) and will try to post it here tonight.
Allison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: John Wood
Date: 15 Nov 99 - 08:28 PM

This is a bit strange!
I have THE PENTANGLE discography which I got from:
Here THE PENTANGLE
http://www.folkcorp.co.uk/pent/discog.htm

The only song I can find on there which resembles your request is on the album ``One More Road´´,first track called ``Travelling Song´´.
I have this album BUT,the first track is called``Travelling Solo´´.
The Chorus goes :
Travelling solo hand in hand
Travelling through this foreign land
So full of beauty
So full of beauty.

Does this ring a bell?
I haven't heard(seen) the video you mentioned.Funny he didn't mention it!I was talking to John Renbourn,was it last year(or was it the year before)in Cornwall.
I'd just got hold of his video on Celtic Melodies and Open Tunings and he was surprised to find copies of that in CORNWALL.

If you think this could be what your looking for,I can post the full text later.

The only problem I have is that John Rembourn wasn't with the Pentangle when they made this album(1993)

Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 11:50 AM

Sorry I didn't get to the midi yet. Unfortunately I think I can only post one line at a time, and the harmony is what makes it. I'll try to get to at least the melody later today- my computer's fine, but I crashed last night! --Allison


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRAVELLERS' PRAYER (from John Renbourn)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 09:41 PM

TRAVELLERS' PRAYER
(Arr. John Renbourn. From the Scottish Hebrides)

Praise to the moon, bright queen of the skies,
Jewel of the black night, the light of our eyes.
Brighter than starlight, whiter than snow,
Look down on us in the darkness below.

If well you should find us, then well let us stay,
Be it seven times better when you make your way.
Be it seven times better when we greet the dawn,
So light up our way and keep us from all harm.

Give strength to the weary. Give alms to the poor.
To the tainted and needy five senses restore.
Give song to our voices. Give sight to our eyes,
To see the sun bow as the new moon shall rise.

Cast your eyes downward to our dwelling place,
Three times for favor and three times for grace.
Over the dark clouds your face for to see,
To banish misfortune and keep trinity.

In the name of Our Lady, bright maiden of grace,
In the name of the King of the city of peace,
In the name of our Savior, who hung on the tree,
All praise to the moon, for eternity.

I'll have to wait for my computer-jock son to help me post the midi file. --Allison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: LORD KRANKLIN
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:14 AM

HI FOLKS, SORRY BUT IT GOES LIKE THIS

SITTING BEHIND THE FRONT WHIP WITH MY WOMAN BESIDE ME TOO YEAH BABY WERE GOING HOME " " " " "

I DONT MIND THE DRIZZELIN RAIN INSIDE IS WARM AND DRY YEAH BABY..........ETC,ETC

AND VARIOUS OTHER LINES WHICH ARE NOT TO CLEAR


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 05:22 PM

Oooops- guess it's not the same Traveller's Prayer I know!


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRAVELLING SONG (Renbourn)
From: raredance
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:05 PM

I have a cassette of John Renbourn Toronto concert where he sings another song about a traveller that seems to be different from theones above and the one that is sought.

On Monday morn as I walked out
The wild birds for to see.
I met a man upon the road
And asked for charity. (second couplet of each verse is repeated throughout.)

Come home with me and drink your fill
And comforts you shall find;
And tell me why you walkd the road
That leaves the hills behind.

For time has spent the summer, sir
And soon the leaves will fall.
I hear the sound within the wind
That plays around your wall.

A bird must flee the winter, sir
She cannot stay behind
To build her nest upon the snow,
Nor can I look for mine.

And if I had a hundred homes
To live in each a while
I'd build them all along the coast
From ( ? ) down to (Kyle?).

Two place names that I could not make out. Perhaps this has a title and is on another one of Renbourne's recordings.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: LORD FRANKLIN
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:29 AM

ITS CALLED "TRAVELLING SONG"

RICH R, I KNOW THE SONG YOU MEAN. DO YOU HAVE THE TAB IF SO WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO WRITE IT UP FOR ME


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
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Date: 19 Nov 99 - 03:00 AM

rich r,

The song you posted, On Monday morn....., is a song called "From Sandwood Down To Kyle" by Dave Goulder from Rosehall, Scotland. Great song, beautiful tune. I believe Sandwood and Kyle are both towns on the west coast of Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: raredance
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 12:38 AM

To whomever, thanks for supplying a title and songwriter and the missing place name. To think I actually got one right when I had no idea what the location was. There must still be a few hair cells in the old inner ear

LF, sorry I don't have any notation for it

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: DADGAD
Date: 05 Oct 00 - 08:49 PM

Allison - would love a copy of that midi file if you could manage it pls. mail harryrages@onetel.net.uk thanks I am from Cornwall and now live in Argyll - Kyle is across the water from here - missing place name maybe Inverary?? Bests Gerry Forrester


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: Peg
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 12:01 PM

I love this song; but as far as I know it is not called "Praise to the Moon," it is called "Traveller's Prayer" (at least that is what the DJ says every time I hear it on the radio) :) Animaterra; do you know the history of it? I had heard Renbourn and friends wrote it, not just arranged it...now I am very curious to know its origins...

these other songs which have come up on this thread look great, too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 01:07 PM

DADGAD: I don't have the midi for "Sandwood down to Kyle" but for the Traveller's Prayer, the last song on Renbourn's Ship of Fool's cd.
Peg, the words are from the Hebrides; a man named Andrew Carmichael (I think) visited there around the late 19th century and collected what he considered the most ancient prayers and runes still extant. When I get home from work I can look up the name. Anyway, I believe John Renbourn wrote the melody and harmony for his version. I'll send the midi to Alan of Australia for his web page sometime this weekend (see Mudcat Resources for a link to Alan's page
On the Pentangle thread someone posted an anecdote about how nice Renbourn is. I've never met him, but he used to perform at the Folkways in Peterborough, New Hampshire, when it still existed, and made friends with some of the workers. When my women's chorus wanted permission to do Traveller's Prayer one of the former Folkway's people gladly contacted John, and he was happy to give us permission! I really like the way we women do it, even if I do miss the low bass notes!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: Peg
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 01:42 PM

I'll bet this is beautiful performed by a women's choir! Given the lunar subject matter and all...;)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: MMario
Date: 13 Sep 02 - 03:06 PM

Did the midi ever get posted?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: a travellers tune/song
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 12:29 PM

this is 'Travelling Song'. An awesome version can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q9of8OhkeQ

no idea on chords!


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