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Mudcat Open Mike

lloyd61 11 Dec 99 - 04:22 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 11 Dec 99 - 06:41 PM
WyoWoman 11 Dec 99 - 06:47 PM
katlaughing 11 Dec 99 - 07:32 PM
MK 11 Dec 99 - 07:36 PM
katlaughing 11 Dec 99 - 07:36 PM
Joe Offer 11 Dec 99 - 07:44 PM
Jeri 11 Dec 99 - 07:45 PM
wildlone 11 Dec 99 - 07:54 PM
jeffp 11 Dec 99 - 08:05 PM
Áine 11 Dec 99 - 08:30 PM
katlaughing 11 Dec 99 - 08:47 PM
Liam's Brother 11 Dec 99 - 08:55 PM
Áine 11 Dec 99 - 08:57 PM
Roger in Baltimore 11 Dec 99 - 10:19 PM
Lin in Kansas 11 Dec 99 - 10:33 PM
AnTirKitten 11 Dec 99 - 10:42 PM
Big Mick 12 Dec 99 - 12:35 AM
Mudjack 12 Dec 99 - 12:38 AM
katlaughing 12 Dec 99 - 01:13 AM
WyoWoman 12 Dec 99 - 02:49 AM
Stewie 12 Dec 99 - 04:50 AM
Stewie 12 Dec 99 - 04:53 AM
katlaughing 12 Dec 99 - 09:34 AM
Willie-O 12 Dec 99 - 11:21 AM
katlaughing 12 Dec 99 - 12:29 PM
Áine 12 Dec 99 - 12:35 PM
WyoWoman 12 Dec 99 - 10:07 PM
Mbo 12 Dec 99 - 10:12 PM
dick greenhaus 12 Dec 99 - 10:51 PM
Susan A-R 12 Dec 99 - 10:54 PM
GutBucketeer 13 Dec 99 - 12:13 AM
Jo Taylor 13 Dec 99 - 06:57 PM
WyoWoman 26 Dec 99 - 02:31 PM
Big Mick 26 Dec 99 - 03:13 PM
Mbo 26 Dec 99 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Open Mike
From: lloyd61
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 04:22 PM

It's Saturday night, Lets have a Cyber open Mike. This is the sign up thread.

Opal and I will open with a song her dad sang to her when she was a little child, living in the Great Smoke Mountains.

We need a Harp, Fiddle, and Bass to accompany us, so someone please step forward .

We will open with "In The Pines."

Who else will sign up to do a number, all level of experience are welcome! You may have always wanted to sign up but held back. Now is your chance. There is no pressure here. Music, dance, story, crafts or any other folk related subjects are welcome.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 06:41 PM

Lloyd, I think I'll sign up with "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy." We'll treat it like a fiddle tune, but with vocals: I'll do the first AABB on the banjo, then sing the first verse, then whoever wants a break is welcome to jump in (and if you don't jump in, I'm likely to call on you: it's a two-chorder and very easy). There are three verses plus a repeat of the first, so there are three breaks--or we can do two breaks each time if we need to. After the last verse, we'll jam on it all together until it runs out of gas (I think I'll use the 'monica in the group break). So: whatta we got here? Guitars, fiddles, concertinas, mandolins, spoons, a dobro, a hammered dulcimer...and how many banjos?

--seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: WyoWoman
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 06:47 PM

I would like to do "Fly Away, Pretty Bird," a cappella, and I'd like to do "Bright Morning Stars" also a cappella, and I'd love to have some other singers harmonize with me.

Then later, if the harmonizing is a hit, we can do "The Great Storm is Over," in 4, 6, or 8-part harmony.

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 07:32 PM

I'll harmonise, WyoWomon! 'Love to.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: MK
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 07:36 PM

I'll do ''12 Street Rag'' on piano....then ''Maple Leaf Rag and Dallas Rag'' on geetar, and then finish with ''Solace'' on piano.

Sorry, I don't sing; these are all instrumentals. If you like you can put me on in between the vocal tunes, or during intermission.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 07:36 PM

Oh, and how about some holiday tunes? Christmastime's A'coming; The Cherry Tree Carol; the Coventry Carol?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 07:44 PM

I think I'll do "Julian of Norwich," my favorite winter song. Then maybe "Turning Toward the Morning." We did both at our song circle last night, and they brought a certain winter warmth that's a hundred times better than the heat of summer.
-Joe Offer-

"Julian of Norwich" was removed from the database at the request of songwriter Sydney Carter, but you can find it in the Rise Up Singing songbook.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 07:45 PM

Lloyd, I'll volunteer to fiddle on In The Pines, and WW, I'd love to harmonize. I'll do the sea shantey Old Moke, because Joe Offer just reminded me of it in another thread. The song could possible be followed by a tune picked on a banjo by an old moke - does anyone know Bob McQuillen's Dancing Bear?here are the dots and the MIDI


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: wildlone
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 07:54 PM

I can always do the Boars Head and Coventry Carol on the Bowed Psaltery.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: jeffp
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 08:05 PM

Put me down for a set of fiddle tunes: Egan's Polka, followed by The Britches with the Stitches. A couple of the very few tunes I know on the fiddle that go together well.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Áine
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 08:30 PM

I'll tell a Christmas story at intermission, The Box of Gold, and I'll thump along quietly on my bodhran in the corner, if no one minds.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 08:47 PM

Oh, Aine, you reminded me of my favourite Christmas story. My grandma used to read it to me from an old book of hers, which she gave me and which I read to my children: Golden Cobwebs. Maybe I could follow you in the next imtermission?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 08:55 PM

Why, howdy, there pardners! Seed singing "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" makes me think of a number that I heard some years ago done by Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two entitled "Get Rhythm."

I'd like to hear rhythm, bass and lead guitar, snare drum and harmonica. It goes a little like this right here...

Little shoeshine boy never gets low down
Though he's got the dirtiest job in town
Bending low at the people's feet
On a windy corner of a dirty street
Get rhythm, when you get the blues
Get rhythm, when you get the blues

God bless you, one and all!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Áine
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 08:57 PM

I'd love to hear your story, dear Kat! Promise me you'll share it with me (via email perhaps?) -- I'd like to translate it and post it on my story site.

-- Áine


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT'S WHY I'M HERE (Kenneth Chesney)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:19 PM

I played at an open mike last night.

I opened with a Kenneth Chesney song (oops, Nashville stuff) called "That's Why I'm Here." Then I did Tom Rush's "No Regrets." I use an open G tuning GGDGBD and I throw in a lick from Tom's "Rockport Sunday". I have to capo up to the 6th fret to get to a place where I can sing it. I finished with "Christmas in the Trenches", 'cause it's a holiday song.

That's Why I'm Here
by Kenneth Chesney

Well, I ain't had nothin' to drink,
I knew that's probably what you'd think,
If I showed up this time of night.
Remember way back when,
I promised you I'd drop in,
On one of those meetin's down at the "Y".

They started talkin' 'bout the steps you take,
Mistakes you make, and the hearts you break,
And the price you pay,
I allmost walked away.
You could hear a pin drop when this old man,
Stood up and said, "I'm gonna say it again,"
"Like I do every week, for those that don't know me."

CHO:
It's the simple things in life,
Like the kids, the home, and a lovin' wife,
That you miss the most when you lose control.
Everything you love starts to disappear,
The devil takes your hand and says, "No fear,"
"Have another shot, just one more beer."
I've been there, that's why I'm here.

That old man stood in the aisle,
Said he'd been livin' a life of denial,
And he cried, as he talked about wasted years.
I couldn't believe what I heard,
It was my life word for word.
And all of a sudden it was clear. CHO:

BRIDGE
I know for us it might be too late,
But it would mean the world to me,
If you were there when I stand to say. CHO:

All in all, a pretty downer set. I think all three songs could qualify as "wrist slashers". Oh well, I enjoyed it.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:33 PM

Lloyd, I'd like to sing John Prine's "Paradise" if the whole gang will play and join the chorus with me. (I'm strictly a sing-in-the-shower type, but I do love that song--the last verse always chokes me up.)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: AnTirKitten
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:42 PM

I'll harmonize if anyone wants me to *s* Mezzosoprano but can sing alto if absolutely necessary :)

And put me down for You Ain't Goin Nowhere or Love's a Four Letter Word both by Joan Baez

Cat


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 12:35 AM

Well, now that we have Liam's Brother, and all the rest of you good folks, I know the harmony will be great. WW, let's rip into The Great Storm Is Over. And for mine, I think I will do "All I Remember". Great song about growing up Irish Catholic.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Mudjack
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 12:38 AM

Just when I have myself convinced I should'nt be doing any more "open mics", you go and do this. Most O.M.s allow you three songs or 10 mins. Since most of you have'nt heard me yet, I can do these old songs. If the audience changes often enough, you can get by wearing these songs like an old pair of shoes. Let's start out with "Roll On Columbia", then "July,Your'e A Woman" and wrap with Kate Wolf's "Great Divide".
Damn.....You folks sing along real good. This is one open mic I'll come back to anytime.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 01:13 AM

I think we should sing "Handful of Songs" and "Turning Towards Morning" for Mikal's Uncle Joe, who passed away this day.

Aine, I will get the story in here tomorrow. It is short and one I think people on here, with kids, would enjoy telling.

kat


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: WyoWoman
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 02:49 AM

Mmm. Joe, that's a lovely song, the "Turning Toward the Morning." I'd love to learn it. Do you know any CDs or tapes I might find of it?

Yes, I did listen to it in the DT, and I'm most happy it's there. Too bad the other songwriter wanted his removed, else I'd try to buy one of those CDs somewhere, too.

WW


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Subject: Lyr Add: QUASIMODO (Les Barker)
From: Stewie
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 04:50 AM

I'll do a poem from the pen of the inimitable Les Barker. For the joy that's in it:

QUASIMODO

An unlucky man that Quasimodo
The local people said;
He used to be six foot three
But a bell fell on his head
Pigeons used to.crap on his hat:
Quasimado was born to lose;
He'd look up, open-mouthed, in dismay
And his pigeons all flew round.in twos.
Poor ole Quasimodo;
His back was giving him hell
And his sinuses were playing up;
It was a sinus he wasn't too well.

He staggered through the churchyard,
Haggard, halt and tired;
Quasimodo suffers on
Though his sick note has expired.
He bought a new car one summer;
He was unfortunate to tell the truth; For, within an hour, the interior light had been damaged by a rhino
And a sperm whale fell on the roof.
He used to lose on swings and roundabouts,
Dodgems, ghost trains, water chutes, caterpillar and carousel;
He'd get chewing gum out of contraceptive machines
(And vice versa)
And his sinuses weren't very well.

He'd try to toll the bells
Before he went to lunch
But he couldn't reach the bellrope
So he had to play a hunch;
Then he'd go up to the belfry,
Where the air is clear and calm,
With a flask and some panadol butties:
The lunchpack of Notre Dame.
But where Quasimodo was really unlucky
Was with the mademoiselles;
They always wanted nasal sex
And his sinuses weren't very well.

He once fell out of a helicopter
Cos the lady loved Milk Tray.
They had a box marked 'For the sick' outside the cathedral
And he filled it everyday.
One day an actress arrived at the door
And asked if the bishop was in;
He'd asked her to call round at teatime
For some bread, wine and cardinal sin.
Quasimodo, immediately smitten,
Tried to chat up the mademoiselle;
He'd have used his magnificent diction
But his sinuses weren't very well.
Though he knew she'd not want a cripple,
Still he lived in hopes;
He was only a lowly bellringer
But he'd love to have shown her the ropes.

She retired to the bishop's quarters;
Quasimodo was in tears on his knees,
When the girl's anguished voice cried 'Rape!'
And Quasimodo, rushing in, said 'yes please.'
The bishop caught him with a mitre in the midriff,
Which mitre been why he fell;
The bishop shook him till the paracetamols rattled
And his sinuses weren't very well.
'Let's fight a duel in the belfry,
lt's a matter of honour, you know'.
And the bishop had to agree because
He'd been on her a minute ago.
The two men stood, back to hunch:
It was bats at fifteen paces;
At the fourth pace the bishop fell out of the window
Cos belfries are very small places.

Quasimodo walked proud from the belfry
With the lady at his side;
They kissed in mutual adoration
And she caught sinusitis and died.
In no time at all, about a fortnight or so,
The law arrived on the scene
With a genial, 'Bonsoir, tout le monde,
Je suis Dixon de Notre Dame Green.'
He said, 'Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour,'
And, in French, 'Quest-ce que c'est?
I am informed that you are brokenhearted
And I've come to make a cardiac arrest
Quasimodo was put in la nick
And he died that night in his cell;
His will to live had been taken away
And his sinuses weren't very well.

Author: Les Barker.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Stewie
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 04:53 AM

I have no idea why the text went bold all of a sudden, but there you go.

Cheers, Stewie.

Because one of your line breaks had only “b” where it should have had “br”. It’s fixed now. --JoeClone, 17-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 09:34 AM

WW- Sandy & Caroline at Folk Legacy Records have a CD of Gordon Bok singing his song, Turning Toward the Morning.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Willie-O
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 11:21 AM

Hey, anybody seen my capo? I had it in this bag here, I thought...

maybe I left it in that barn. Jim Dunlop double strap. Think I'll tie it to a one foot thong on my wrist next time I go out.

Bill C


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 12:29 PM

Aine and anyone else who is interested: I have started a favourite Christmas story thread and put the Golden Cobwebs in it. Come post yours.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Áine
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 12:35 PM

Kat,

I keep looking, but I don't see your story thread. When I see it, I'll be happy to put my story on it -- wonderful idea, as usual!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: WyoWoman
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:07 PM

Stewie, that's deeply odd, but actually rather funny.

ww


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:12 PM

I'd like to do Dougie MacLean's "Scythe Song." Can I get some harmonizers in here?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:51 PM

Just to keep the record straight, Mr. Carter (who is one of my favorite songwriters---Lord of the Dance, Silver in the Stubble, Julian of Norwich, John Ball, Man With a Microphone....the list goes on and on) didn't tell us to remove his material from the database...his publisher did.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Susan A-R
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:54 PM

You've got to hold it right And feel the distance to the ground . . . Love that one.

I'd love to do The Old Dance, and then maybe one of the blues folks (Roger from Baltimore or thereabouts, are you out there? I've heard rumors . . .) I heard Twelve Gates to the City this afternoon and I'm ready for it.

Joe, thanks for Julian and Turning. I need those with winter looming here, and with another friend dying this weekend. December can be rather unkind, and Julian is just the thing. n Harlan would have liked it too, and sung a nifty base line.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 12:13 AM

I just found a site through a banjo list that provides Audio chat. It's at hearme.com. I downloaded the software and just visited it. There were about 15 chatrooms going on when I visited, some open and some private. In the one's I visited a moderator, or host, was leading a virtual open mike. Each person would sing a song and you could type comments, or say them over your mike. Pretty cool. I started another thread on it.

What about picking a time and having a real Mudcat open mike??? If that works, then the capability can even be installed on ones own web site.

JAB

P.S. I'm not advertising this, but I just think it is neat.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 06:57 PM

Jeri, I had just learnt that tune (Dancing Bear) - found it by accident when I was looking for a midi of The Bear Dance / Danse de l'Ours, to which a friend of mine has a third part - with lots of notes (wanted a shortcut)- couldn't find it anywhere, but I've written it out anyway and it goes really well with the other Bear one. So can we do them both together?
Jo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: WyoWoman
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 02:31 PM

Liam's Bro -- I have that song "Get Rhythm" on an album by John Hiatt. I didn't know the one by Johnny Cash. That's a fun one.

Mick, I want to do that one from the Black Family tape you sent me "Since Maggie Went Away," and wondered if anyone might mind if I change the words to "Since Michael Went Away?" Sounds like guitar and flute/whistle in the background. Anyone game?

WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 03:13 PM

It's a deal, KC. I got your harmony covered. I can do the fingerstyle guitar or the whistle, your choice.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 03:44 PM

Can my new Highland Pipe practice chanter have in place in the arrangement too?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 04:37 PM

Hallo all , I coult join in if that´s ok, with my Bothrán and sit beside Áine or play my guitar. Liams brother( Dan ) I just got your cd and I have to say I like your stile, it´s a good one.

I tell you a christmas story from Iceland.

All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: MarkS
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 08:20 PM

Let's get all Mudcat musician together and re do some of the David Bromberg songs in which he used a larger band. I immediatly think of "Sharon" , "Take me to the 'Lectric Chair", and "Beware, Brother, Beware". That would be a hoot!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: WyoWoman
Date: 26 Dec 99 - 10:00 PM

Big Mick, I love your finger style.

And MBO, you just jump right in with that chanter. I think we can just make this up as we go along... as with so much of life!

WW


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Open Mike
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 10:55 AM

Stewie,

Thanks for QUASIMODO.

What's the tune please?


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