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Chords req: plus some other stuff

Barry Finn 14 Dec 99 - 10:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Barry Finn
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 10:40 PM

Hi Mick Lowe try here http://www.btinternet.com/~greenjack/ Barry


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 07:24 PM

Well, Mick, if what I want for Christmas from the Prof might include say, a desert island...you might be on the same wavelength.

MK


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:44 PM

Barry
I did a search on altavista re Sabine Baring Gould and came up with about 400 sites, none of which seemed to be about Martin Graebe.. can you help??.. i.e. pinpoint the site in any way..
Mary.. I know what you want from the Prof for Christmas.. I'll say no more..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 08:49 PM

I'll accept a tape of "My Prof" just talking to me!

Me


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 06:21 PM

A Christmas bonus... mmm .. now you've got me thinking Mary.. will you accept a tape of the Prof singing some "non Irish songs"..
Even if you don't, that's what you're likely to get.. SEG..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:04 PM

Face it Mick! It's your way to get me to earn my "wages" being your P.A....SMIRK! I'll be expecting a nice Christmas Bonus.....

Here's the GUM website link:

GrandUnionMorris

Cheers Everyone!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 06:17 PM

Thanks Barry
I assume that's the same "Jack in the Green" that Grand Union Morris sing (well one of them, possibly Andrew) on their latest album.. the title of which I love "Can't Get The Buggers Out".. Good tape, well worth listening to, and if I had it to hand I'd post the URl for their site here, but I don't, so I won't..
I'd offer to do it tomorrow but I've a feeling Mary will beat me to it.
And just out of interest, I've transcribed the lyrics to "Lousy War" as sung by Roy Harris (well I think it's him singing it).. here goes..

WHEN THIS LOUSY WAR IS OVER
tune (What a friend we have in Jesus)

Chorus:-
When this lousy war is over
No more soldiering for me
When I get my civvy clothes
Oh how happy I shall be

No more church parades on Sunday
No more putting in for leave
I will miss the sergeant-major
How he'll miss me, how he'll grieve

No more standing to in trenches
Only one more church parade
No more N.C.O.'s to curse us
No more Tickler's marmalade

chorus

They all said when we enlisted
Fame and medals we would win
But the fame is in the guard room
And those medals made of tin

chorus

Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 11:33 PM

Sorry, I just can't think or see right at night anymore & my night vision at one time was excellent. That's Sabine Baring Gould. Barry


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:32 PM

Hi Mick, Martin Graebe also maintains a web site, search for the Rev. Baring Sabine Gould, you can also find some of Martin's songs there ("Jack In The Green" being one). Barry


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:55 PM

Thanks for that Andy
I'll check it out
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: AndyG
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:00 AM

Hi Mick,
I did a bit of a search and got the following;

On this page you'll find the quote;

"... contact Martin Graebe, 100 Cheltenham Road, Gloucester GL2 0LX (tel:01452 523861) ..."

Given that Dick has ascribed copyright for Peter's Private Army to a Martin Graebe this could be another avenue to follow.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 10:27 PM

Mick,

You're forgiven this time, though I could have put you in detention...bigger SEG.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 08:27 PM

Thanks all
I think I shall have toi take the time and trouble of transcribing the lyrics of "When this lousy war..etc" that I have and post it here.
I am interested/intrigued that the melody was used not only for the land troops but those sailing the main Barry. It would be really nice to be able pinpoint the origins of these various adaptations.. i.e. D.Day Dodgers (sung to Lilly Marlene).. history has provided an author for this.. if only it were possible to do so for other songs
And I'm still in hope of finding the chords and more info behind "Peter's Private Army".. perhaps I should have been more specific in my thread title.. mega SEG Mary..
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 07:55 PM

Hi Mick, Carthiginnian is a restored brig tied up on the Island of Maui. I lent a helping hand while there in the restoration in the late 70's. It was at this time I met an old Cape Horner George who same the song. George just switched the name from what ever it had been to the ship that was underfoot, he also did this to another song I got from him, the "Albertina" which he sang as the Carthiginnian. I later found a versioncollected by Hugill but never came close to find one that was what George sang. He would've have been a cabin boy around WW1, so he my have picked up "When My Spell Is Over" (my title, he never mentioned one) sometime later after he left the Baltic trade & went into the Cape Horn trade. I'm gonna go over what I have from George, after seeing the above song (Peter's Private Army) I think some of the words I have may make more sense (it holds very true to the same spirit) & maybe I can put more of it together. My thanks in here too & thanks to you Mick. Barry


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 07:03 PM

Upper Dildo has certainly got me wondering...
And yes I am reviewing this thread.. and yes Mary I didn't put a more succinct title to this thread as I was hoping to trawl lyrics/chords to more than one song.. so hopefully you'll forgive me..
As for lyrics to "When this lousy/insert whatever term you prefer here" war is over, I'm still going with Roy Harris's version that seems to have a lot more versesm than those quoted, albeit less profane...
I'm still in want of the chords for "Peter's Private Army" which is a much older anti war song..
I appreciate all your help so far
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 05:24 PM

Mick Lowe, I don't know if you will come back to this thread but in case you do.... Further to Dildo, Newfoundland, while working in St. John's, I rented a car , to drive to the community just so I could claim I'd been there. To my surprise there was also an Upper Dildo too.... That really got me wondering what they did there!


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 03:15 PM

Thanks for replying, AndyG, I should have told you the thread title since "someone" didn't put the song of interest in his thread name!! SMIRK!

Thanks too for posting lyrics!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: AndyG
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 06:02 AM

Hi Mick,

Sorry I seem to have misssed this thread. My thanks to SingsIrishSongs / Mary Kate for drawing it to my attention

As Dick's source for the text to Peter's Private Army I'm afraid I don't have the chords for the song. It was recorded by Johnny Collins on an album which I believe was entitled Peter's Private Army which might help

re: When this lousy war is over
Brophy & Partridge list it in The Long Trail as follows:

When this Blasted War is Over
Air:
Hymn, 'Take it to the Lord in Prayer'

When this blasted war is over,
Oh how happy I shall be!
When I get my civvy clothes on,
No more soldiering for me.
No more church parades on Sunday,
No more asking for a pass.
I shall tell the Sergeant-Major
To stick his passes up his arse.

When this blasted war is over,
Oh how happy I shall be!
When I get my civvy clothes on,
No more soldiering for me.
I shall sound my own revally,
I shall make my own tattoo:
No more N.C.O.s to curse me,
No more bleeding Army stew.

Some units sang this additional stanza:

N.C.O.s will all be navvies,
Privates ride in motor cars;
N.C.O.s will smoke their woodbines,
Privates puff their big cigars.
No more standing-to in trenches,
Only one more church-parade;
No more shivering on the firestep,
No more Tickler's Marmalade.

I've also heard variants such as "blasted/lousy/bloody war" in the opening line and over similar changes, also a second half of the verse which runs;

No more church parades on Sunday,
No more putting in for leave.
I shall kiss the Sergeant-Major.
How he'll miss me. How he'll grieve.

a variant of which was, I think, used in the film Oh What a Lovely War

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 01:38 AM

Mick,

Just in case you or anyone else hadn't checked, there are three songs (consecutively listed) in the database under W...two having midis that sound very similar...(and one tune is entitled "What a Friend We Have...") The third I don't know whether it is the same melody or not since there is no midi and I am not familiar with it...

Just thought I'd add my own two cents worth. (And let me know if I need to supply the eggs...)

Mary


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 04 Dec 99 - 07:52 PM

I'm laughing here Susan.. I'm also trying to get my head around why anyone should name a town/settlement "Dildo".. I don't know anyone from Newfoundland so I'm not sure whether I can express an opinion as to what they get up to in order to name a town thus.
I am also intrigued as to why you included "Moreton in the Marsh" being in the Cotswolds, here in dear old Blighty, along with other N.American sites.
And I fear no one is going to come up with the guitar chords for Peter's Private Army
That's me done for this thread
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 08:45 PM

Metchosin is a west coast Indian word for the community where I live. Some people live in communities or towns with lovely names, such as Heart's Content, Sorrento or Moreton-in-Marsh, not me. Of course it could be worse, I could come from Dildo, Newfoundland. No offense to the wonderful citizens there, but you must admit its a pretty odd name for a town.


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 08:10 PM

Susan.. I can't help but wonder why &Coast Salish& (and you need to explain that to me.. LOL) would come up with a word for a &stinking whale& and perhaps more so, why you should adopt that as your &pen name&
I also take by the way of a lack of a reply that Barry you haven't checked this thread.. so I'm refreshing it so you can answer.. hopefully..

Also hopefully someone will come up with the info re &Peter's Private Army&..
I know.. I live in hope..
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 06:57 PM

It does feel better Mick considering "Metchosin" is the Coast Salish word for "stinking whale".


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 06:53 PM

Barry,
You need to expound more.. i.e. what the "Carthiginnian" is/was.. Like all good songs from the "trenches", they nick a well known tune.. it's a tradition that has quite a history.. in fact John Gay "stole" all the melodies he used in his Beggar's Opera
A particular favourite of mine is the "D-Day Dodgers", penned to the melody of " Lilly of Laguna", which in turn was "converted" from an earlier song.. it's all good stuff..
And Susan.. thanks for lifting off the veil.. do you feel better for it?... and I agree re the futility of war " When will they ever learn".. I sometimes wonder about the number of songs/tunes written about the glory and anti-glory of war.. not so many are penned about the complete arseholes that are known as politicians who cause them in the first place..
Perhaps I'm just a sceptic at heart
Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 08:19 PM

"When my spell on the Carthiginnian is over, no more sailoring for me
And when I leave this God Damn hooker, oh how happy I will be You can go & tell Van Hope the skipper he can go & Tra La La La La La"

I've never been able to get more than one other verse to this & found out, here, that it had the above relations. The fella that sang this to me, I believe, has been dead a few years now. The reference to the Brig Carthiginnian was where I first heard George sing this & Van Hope was in charge of it's restoration. I don't know if the TraLaLa part was because George would not use sailor's lingo in what he called mixed company. I think it more likely that it's closer to what was posted above. Barry


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 08:02 PM

As an afterthought, it may be a satire of the time as well. I'll try to see what I can dig up..

Susan


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 07:53 PM

Metchosin is Susan Grieve, Mick Lowe. Sorry I can't add anything regarding Peter's Private Army other than it is an indictment of the futility and waste of war, perhaps Peter is every man.


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 07:38 PM

Thanks "Metchosin"..
I so hate talking to "pen names", what are we all so afraid of?
That aside, I've mangaged to find 2 versions of "When this whatever war etc".. The first is in a book by Roy Palmer entitled "What A Lovely War". the second sung by Roy Harris (mentioned elsewhere here on the cat).. though I don't know from what cd/tape... The two being entirely different apart from the "the main phrase". I suspect that the version sung by Roy Harris has been toned down somewhat
I too was left remembering " One Staff Officer..etc" from the film.. perhaps that is significant in some way .. like the fact that the military elite sent hundreds of thousands of men to their slaughter without a qualm, being more interested in promotion, stays embedded in the mind even after more than 80 years on.
And even further back.. "Peter's Private Army".. apart from longing the chords, I'm curious to learn the "History" behind it.. obviously from the Pennisular wars, I'm wondering what the reference to Peter is all about.
Cheers
MIck


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:45 PM

Found it Mick
When this lousy war is over

Not all trench writers were famous. Not all were polite. So some very well known hymns took on very colourful lyrics. One was Joseph Scriven's What a friend we have in Jesus. From the trenches came When this lousy war is over:

When this lousy war is over no more soldiering for me,
When I get my civvy clothes on, oh how happy I shall be.
No more church parades on Sunday, no more begging for a pass.
You can tell the sergeant-major to stick his passes up his arse.

(Repeat first two lines of first verse)
No more NCOs to curse me, no more rotten army stew.
You can tell the old cook-sergeant, to stick his stew right up his flue.

(Repeat first two lines of first verse)
No more sergeants bawling, 'Pick it up' and 'Put it down'
If I meet the ugly bastard I'll kick his arse all over town


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:02 PM

This may not help Mick, but it might get this back to the top again, all I can remember of "When this Lousy War is Over" is that it was one of the more profound songs in probably, one of the most underrated, masterful antiwar movies ever made, Oh What a Lovely War, starring Richard Attenbourgh. I do remember some of the words to "One Staff Officer Jumped Right Over the Other Staff Officers Back" though.


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Subject: RE: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 10:15 PM

Just a refresh as I don't seem to have grabbed your attention guys and gals..


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Subject: Chords req: plus some other stuff
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 26 Nov 99 - 08:36 PM

Yes it's me again
Firstly if anyone has worked out the chords for "Peter's Private Army" (the lyrics are in the database) and would care to share them with us lesser mortals, I shall be eteternaly endebited.

Also I'm interested as to what "versions" of "When This Lousy/Bloody War Is Over" you may know.. the melody is commonly refered to as "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

As always many thanks you guys
Mick


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