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Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston

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BILLY COCKED HAT
THE FIREMAN'S SONG


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GUEST,jules landau 18 Sep 06 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,Pete Skellon 15 May 07 - 04:48 PM
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GUEST,jugmws 04 Jul 20 - 05:07 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Don Bilston, Farewell to steam
From: GUEST,Jan
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 10:16 AM

Hello all,

I am new to this forum, so I hope I'm doing this right - please forgive (and enlighten me) if I don't..
I am looking for the tunes of the songs on Don Bilston's album 'Farewell to steam' (Transatlantic Records Xtra1084, 1969-70, to be precise). I have found the lyrics of two of its songs (The billycock hat and The fireman's song) in the (very impressive!) Mudcat database, but I am searching for the music.

Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don Bilston, Farewell to steam
From: BB
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 03:02 PM

Can't remember off-hand where we've got 'Billy-Cocked Hat' - in print somewhere - don't know who's recorded it.

Pete Coe recorded 'The Fireman's Song' on his 1997 CD 'Long Company' (BASH CD45). Worth having for the rest of the CD, as well as 'The Fireman's Song'. If you have difficulty getting hold of it, PM me and I'll let you know how you can get it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don Bilston, Farewell to steam
From: GUEST,Jan
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 03:46 PM

Sorry, I wasn't being clear.. I actually do have the album, but I am looking for the guitar tabs, or any other form of sheet music. Thanks for your help though!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don Bilston, Farewell to steam
From: GUEST,jules landau
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 03:07 PM

i have the album too, can't help you with tabs, but if you have any luck or know of other don bilston LPs please let me know! many thanks and good luck
julian_landau@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Don Bilston, Farewell to steam
From: GUEST,Pete Skellon
Date: 15 May 07 - 04:48 PM

Many years ago I obtained from the publishers of the music the melody line and words to about 6 of the songs from the album (without chords). I've since worked out chords for some of the other songs also.
Anyone still interested?
I don't know of any other albums by Dob Bilston, but prior to the LP he had produced an EP with four of the songs from the LP (different versions).
Hope this is of interst to someone.
pete.skellon@lineone.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: album: Farewell to Steam (Don Bilston)
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 08:28 PM

Hello, I am Don Bilston,s niece, and am in touch with him quite alot, I am absolutely delighted that he is so popular, you never expect your own to be so well known. Anyway, anyone wants song lyrics I will try and get them for you.

Music is something that should be shared.

Julia


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: album: Farewell to Steam (Don Bilston)
From: GUEST,screwyjo
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 01:26 PM

hi,don bilston is my great uncle so i'll ask him for the tabs if he can remember them and email them to you,i can email you the lyrics to all the songs cos i know them off by heart and can send you a signed copy of the album if you wish,i don't mind doing it cos i'm very proud of him and take emense pleasure in keeping his music alive and helping his 'fan club' grow.
best wishes,
jo.
chinagrl@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: album: Farewell to Steam (Don Bilston)
From: GUEST,Jules Landau
Date: 09 Jun 12 - 03:22 PM

http://www.myspace.com/donbilston/music/songs/the-fireman-s-song-41734913


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: album: Farewell to Steam (Don Bilston)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 19 - 06:13 AM

re: farewell to steam

I have to say, that Don Bilston passed away on 19th November 1918, I ask that my uncle is remembered by his songs, and that his legacy is kept a live by those of you who have discovered his music. I miss my uncle very deeply, not only was he a very talented man and a character, but very loving.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: album: Farewell to Steam (Don Bilston)
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 23 Jul 19 - 04:39 AM

"Don Bilston passed away on 19th November 1918"

No offence, but you mean 19th November, 2018.


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Subject: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Jamie
Date: 03 Jul 20 - 08:19 PM

Hi,

I’m looking for the original liner notes and a biography for Don Bilston. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Jamie


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Alan Wood
Date: 04 Jul 20 - 02:24 PM

I have a copy of the LP and its sleeve....any use ? I haven't, however, seen a liner.

I used to fire locomotives on the Nene Valley Railway and the regular driver I often worked with gave me his well worn copy. He used to see Don at his local folk club in Birmingham back in the 60's.

I use to sing The Fireman's Song years ago but on reaching the 'grade' it just lost its appeal....along with the 'romance' of steam.


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Jamie
Date: 04 Jul 20 - 04:15 PM

That’s very cool.

I learned about him for the first time from Jim Mageean and Pat Sheridan.

I have an image of what could either be a sleeve or the back of the album, but it’s fuzzy and illegible.

I’d like to know more about him and his music. And I’d love to be able to read the information that came with the album.

Does the back of the album have the notes about his songs printed on it?


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Subject: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,jugmws
Date: 04 Jul 20 - 05:07 PM

I have all tracks & photos of this XTRA LP from years ago.
I'm not sure what you want, but if I knew what "PM" meant I am sure you could do it.
m


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jul 20 - 06:33 PM

Hi - "PM" is a personal message. Our personal messages system won't work unless you're a registered member. If you'd like to sign up, contact me, joe@mudcat.org. Membership is free - it just makes certain features of Mudcat work like messaging.

You'll notice up above that I've crosslinked to our other threads on Don Bilston. The "Farewell to Steam" thread gives the email address of a family member who may be able to help you.

Eventually, I'll combine this thread with the other "Farewell" thread, but I didn't want you to have trouble finding your way.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 20 - 12:44 PM

Thank you all!

jugmws: I would like to be able to read all of the information that came with the albu: notes about the songs, etc. That is my priority. If you could take a picture of the information that is clear enough to read, I would be very grateful.


Joe: I will join soon.



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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Jamie
Date: 05 Jul 20 - 12:47 PM

The anonymous guest above is me.


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,jugmws
Date: 05 Jul 20 - 03:44 PM

I am already a member but PM is new to me.
I have the pictures already & the recordings. let me know the address etc & i can send what you are after.
m


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: GUEST,Jamie
Date: 06 Jul 20 - 03:04 PM

My email is pidgies@gmail.com

Thank you ??


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Subject: RE: Origins: LinerNotes/Farewell to Steam/Don Bilston
From: cnd
Date: 06 Jul 20 - 05:05 PM

You can hear the entire album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuaHgC2_fVg

You can also see the image here: https://www.discogs.com/Don-Bilston-Farewell-To-Steam/release/1544531

It may be the one you've already found, but the image seems mostly readable to me.


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