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Lyr Req: Dry Stone Wall (Pete Coe?)

GUEST,Singer dave 20 Jun 16 - 06:06 AM
FreddyHeadey 20 Jun 16 - 10:45 AM
FreddyHeadey 21 Jun 16 - 03:58 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dry Stone Wall
From: GUEST,Singer dave
Date: 20 Jun 16 - 06:06 AM

Recently heard a song by Pete Coe re the above.
Any help with the lyrics appreciated please.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dry Stone Wall
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 20 Jun 16 - 10:45 AM


Is it the one with the line
"None so steady as a dry stone wall" ?

see "None So Steady" on Long Company

Listen to None so steady (Pete Coe) by THE SHEILING #np on #SoundCloud 
Other walling songs mentioned here
"...include Dave's own special odes to the craft: Stone On Stone (taken from his Harbourtown disc Stone, Steam & Starlings), and Gordon Bok's fine rendition of These Dry Stone Walls. These are supplemented by Derek Gifford's setting of Keith Scowcroft's insightful classic Walling Song, Pete Coe's pertinent tribute to the waller None So Steady, and Alan Brown's competition-winning ballad of The Seamstress And The Dyker. The instrumentals bring two pieces from Dave's dance project on the theme of drystone walling (a fiddle tune played by Alistair Macrae and its principal theme played by Dave's Rosehall Ceilidh Band), a performance of the Humpty Dumpty tune by Dave himself on the jew's harp, and a sprightly set of tunes composed by Donald McNeill for Dave's 70th birthday.

The remainder of the disc is taken up with readings of relevant verse and prose, which ranges far and wide from within Dave's extensive 25-year collection of "stone poetry and song". There are pieces by Dave himself, including the evocative Summit Ridge Of Suilven; Gordon Allen North's portrait of The Old Waller is also read by Dave, but other readers are involved too: his wife Mary, Frank & Jean Bechhofer and Irvine Hunt. Gordon Bok reads Robert Frost, while Brian Miller contributes other highlights in the form of David McMurray's The 1914 Dyke and Alasadair MacLean's Stone; there's also a priceless vintage recording of Lakes poet Norman Nicholson intoning his poem Wall. One could offer the analogy that each of the individual audio stones making up this disc is placed so that the entire sequence is attractive to the ear: the work of a master craftsman indeed.

David Kidman"

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dry Stone Wall (Pete Coe?)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 03:58 AM

two other walling threads

WALLING (Keith Scowcroft/Derek Gifford)

...My life's long work will stand for years...

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dry Stone Wall (Pete Coe?)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 05:53 PM

re: "None so steady"

Clip of Dave Goulder singing it on 'A Gathering of Stones'

(SoundCloud link above)... THE SHEILING's cd 'A Touch of Rain' is here 

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