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Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)

Nigel Parsons 06 Dec 16 - 03:34 PM
Dave the Gnome 07 Dec 16 - 09:45 AM
Dave the Gnome 09 Dec 16 - 01:37 PM
GUEST,Rossey 09 Dec 16 - 03:07 PM
Acorn4 10 Dec 16 - 08:40 AM
Dave the Gnome 10 Dec 16 - 08:54 AM
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Subject: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Dec 16 - 03:34 PM

I'm starting out by mentioning Coldplay, but feel free to add other themes which seem very close to something older.

Driving home the other night I heard Coldplay: Everglow. I couldn't shake the idea that I knew the theme already.

Is it just me, or can anyone else pick up the hymn "When a knight won his spurs" in this one?

Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8jOQUsTU9o
"When a knight won his spurs": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWk6L9T5-es

Full links above to warn they're YouTube
Abbreviated links for clicking:
Coldplay
When a knight

A bit more Googling gives the original as a hymn by Jan Struther (Joyce Anstruther) written to a folk melody (Stowey)

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Dec 16 - 09:45 AM

I think I started a similar thread some years back but it is always fun :-)

Obvious ones

Elvis Presley "Only fools rush in" = Plaisir D'Amour (French)
Ditto "Wooden Heart" = Muss i denn (German)
Seekers "Carnival is over" = Stenka Rasin (Russian)
Simple Minds "Belfast Child" = She moved through the fair (Irish)

Or are you looking for the not so obvious ones?

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Dec 16 - 01:37 PM

Surprised you don't have more takers!

D.


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Subject: RE: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: GUEST,Rossey
Date: 09 Dec 16 - 03:07 PM

Slade 'My oh my' the topline is almost exactly the same as a 1940's song (which was well within copyright), 'coming in on a wing and a prayer'.


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Subject: RE: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: Acorn4
Date: 10 Dec 16 - 08:40 AM

The Slade son is actually based on an old folk tune which sometimes goes under the title "Peg and Awl)


Peg and Awl

Slade "My oh My"

Nice to see Messrs Lee and Holder pay homage to the fol tradition.


"Groovy Kind of Love" originally by Wayne Fontana, more recently Phil Collins is part of a sonatina by Clementi a contemporary of Mozart.


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Subject: RE: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Dec 16 - 08:54 AM

Oh - Status Quo "Burning Bridges" based on "Darby Kelly". One of my favourite songs for a ceilidh. How could I forget!

DtG


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Subject: RE: Sounds familiar (Initially Coldplay)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Dec 16 - 08:58 AM

I just had a flash back to Gry Aspey (in lecture mode, bless him :-) ) Saying "Some say it's all rock and roll to me. I say it's all jig and reel to me" Quiet good I thought.

DtG


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