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Tune Req: Laddie Rocks

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Subject: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 03:51 PM

Does anyone know of a tune called "Laddie Rocks"?

I'm looking at a song called "Th' Delph Coronation Do" and on the sheet I have it says to sing it to the tune of Laddie Rocks

I can't seem to find any reference to it anywhere.

Any ideas, anyone?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 08:30 PM

"Th' Delph Coronation Do" is by Ammon Wrigley

The chorus, which I presume is from Laddie Rocks, goes

Ri Titty Folaro, Laddie O
Ri Titty Folaro, Dido


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 08:55 PM

Other than the single PDF which I'm sure you have seen, I am finding nothing except sites about scotch. Mr Google has been singularly unhelpful.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 09:13 PM

Aye, thanks for looking, but yes, I got the same, and nowt for that chorus either


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 09:24 PM

Marcus, possibly you could replicate a stanza which might in turn jog someone's memory/imagination as to what the melody might be? It's a long shot but maybe worth a try.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 12:12 PM

Good Idea:

Its beawn to be a gradely day,
Where everybody's goin' gay,
Wi' th' village decked like first o' May,
Wi' Union Jacks un buntin';
Un th' village band will do its best,
T ' keep i' step un throw a chest,
Un when thi stoppun for a rest,
Thi'n do a bit o' croonin'.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 01:38 PM

I've started singing the verses to the tune of The Gallant Poacher, but I don't know what to with the Chorus, and really I'd like to find the original tune.

Perhaps I'll have some luck in the Saddleworth Archive


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 29 Apr 14 - 11:03 AM

I've just found another reference on the Coronation Do song sheet, to 'Mountain Laurel'

Any ideas? I'll post the song sheet so you can have a squizz and see if it helps at all

You can view the sheet here


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 14 - 07:30 PM

The link shows a '403 Forbidden' error code.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Apr 14 - 03:48 AM

Hi, Marcus -
I tried to find the song sheets you refer to so I can fix your links, but I come up with nothing.

Can you post the URL for the two documents you found? All I found was this one.
    Ammon Wrigley – Poet/Writer

    Ammon Wrigley, 1861–1946 was a poet/writer who was recognised in his lifetime as a vivid interpreter of moorland and village life in and around Saddleworth in the local dialect and in plain English. A self-taught artist of some competence he was also an amateur antiquary with particular interests in Roman remains and prehistoric microliths. Most of his long working life was spent in woollen mills.

-Joe Offer, Music Editor-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 30 Apr 14 - 08:58 PM

Hi Chaps,

Sorry, prob my fault, the link should be
thus


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Laddie Rocks
From: marcusjames
Date: 05 May 14 - 08:51 PM

I just stumbled across this not in Ammon WIrgley's Those Were The Days on page 109:

"Joe (Wrigley) sang the "Grenfilt Fox Hunt" and it was the first time I heard it. It tells how three good "owd chums" went to a fox hunt with picks and spades and a bottle of rum.

    "From the Isle of Skye to Laddy Rocks
      They tried in vain to catch this fox,
      With picks and spades and a pair of blocks
      Chance it need drawing.
            Ri tiddy fa laro laddie O
            Ri tiddy fa laro li do"

"It is many years since that famous fox hunt took place, and the hunters are gone to their long rest and no one knows who wrote that once popular local song."

Laddie Rocks seems to be referring to Laddow Rocks just East of Chew Reservoir.

I'm still none the wiser regarding the melody though


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