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Lyr Req: Farmer Giles

Mo the caller 20 Sep 15 - 07:42 AM
Steve Gardham 20 Sep 15 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,# 20 Sep 15 - 06:27 PM
Mo the caller 21 Sep 15 - 03:43 AM
Tradsinger 21 Sep 15 - 03:51 AM
Mo the caller 21 Sep 15 - 08:25 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Sep 15 - 07:42 AM

Last night at a concert by Cataleya I heard a suite by Paul Patterson, Westerly Winds.
I'd never heard of him, but it turned out to be based on West Country folk songs.
All easily recognised except I don't know the 'official' words to the first, I was (silently)singing along
"Tomatoes are soft and they don't hurt the skin
But this one was hard, it was packed in a tin"

The weblink says it's called Farmer Giles. I couldn't find it here except a mention as a cod-rustic music hall song in the thread about Buttercup Joe. Any offers?

The audience were mostly of a generation that sang these songs at school, and heard them on the Wireless, so we found it hard to keep quiet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 20 Sep 15 - 04:56 PM

There is a long thread already on this song titled something like 'Tomatoes don't hurt'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: GUEST,#
Date: 20 Sep 15 - 06:27 PM

Tomatoes are soft and they don't hurt the skin

If you Google the above line just as is--no quotation marks--numerous site will have takes of it to offer, including two previous threads from Mudcat, one at 47 posts and t'other at 72.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: Mo the caller
Date: 21 Sep 15 - 03:43 AM

Thanks, I enjoyed re-reading that old thread.

But it doesn't quite answer my question. That is the parody version that I remember.
Is there an original West Country folk song called Farmer Giles?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: Tradsinger
Date: 21 Sep 15 - 03:51 AM

Is this the one? http://glostrad.com/farmer-giles/

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: Mo the caller
Date: 21 Sep 15 - 08:25 AM

That looks like it. Thanks.
Though the 'spoken introduction had me confused at fist - I've heard that sung to a different tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer Giles
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Sep 15 - 04:12 PM

Glad you got it, Mo. Good work, Tradsinger.


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