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Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy(S. Carter)

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CROW ON THE CRADLE
DOWN BELOW
EVERY STAR SHALL SING A CAROL
YOUTH OF THE HEART


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BDenz 01 Jan 20 - 08:00 PM
GUEST,keberoxu 01 Jan 20 - 08:29 PM
GUEST,Starship 01 Jan 20 - 09:10 PM
Long Firm Freddie 02 Jan 20 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,keberoxu 02 Jan 20 - 08:47 AM
Long Firm Freddie 02 Jan 20 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Brian Grayson 03 Jan 20 - 06:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy
From: BDenz
Date: 01 Jan 20 - 08:00 PM

I kind of doubt that this is trad, but it has the right flavour (and singer). It's easy enough to grab the lyrics off the song, but I'd love its history, too, if anyone knows.

YouTube version: Glass of Water


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 01 Jan 20 - 08:29 PM

Is this a Sydney Carter lyric?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 01 Jan 20 - 09:10 PM

Comment with the YT video linked to by the OP:

' Written by Sydney Carter. Guitar by Martin Carthy. From the album "Isla Cameron" (XTRA, 1966) '


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 02 Jan 20 - 06:54 AM

I remember Sydney Carter singing this at the National Folk Festival at Sutton Bonnington, Notts many years ago. He accompanied himself on a small drum. As far as I can remember he said it was inspired by a song he heard in Africa.

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 02 Jan 20 - 08:47 AM

See another thread, recently refreshed:

Lady Vangeline, Greek folksong
provided the tune
used by Sydney Carter for
"Glass of Water,"

says so in one of the posts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 02 Jan 20 - 12:41 PM

Quite right, Kebroxu, I think I must have remembered the source incorrectly as the little drum Sydney Carter played looked African to me!

Here's links to a couple of pages with samples from Sydney's album Sydney Carter in Concert (recorded in Australia) In one snippet he explains that the meldoy is from a Greek dance, and in the other he says that for a Greek man to call a gril a glass of water is a great compliment.

Glass

Water

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glass of Water - Martin Carthy(S. Carter)
From: GUEST,Brian Grayson
Date: 03 Jan 20 - 06:51 AM

I remember the custom in Greece was to first serve a glass of cold water (krio nero) to customers in a restaurant. Very civilised!

Long Firm Freddie: I also remember Tom Paley telling the joke about seeing a graffito in a Men's toilet that said 'I LIKE GRILS'. Somebody had crossed out 'GRILS' and written 'GIRLS'.
Somebody else had written 'WHAT ABOUT US GRILS?'


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