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YorkshireYankee 30 Jun 20 - 01:49 AM
Richard Mellish 14 Jul 20 - 06:04 AM
YorkshireYankee 14 Jul 20 - 08:26 PM
YorkshireYankee 14 Jul 20 - 08:44 PM
Noreen 15 Jul 20 - 05:17 AM
Mysha 15 Jul 20 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,Gerry 20 Jul 20 - 08:22 PM
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Richard Mellish 28 Jul 20 - 11:52 AM
Rex 28 Jul 20 - 12:49 PM
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GerryM 19 Aug 20 - 03:46 AM
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Joe Offer 28 Sep 20 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jun 20 - 02:46 PM

We started the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround in June, 2020, and it has been a wonderful gathering every Monday since then. I don't know how long it will go on, but I hope to stay with it until it fades away. I have an ulterior motive for this singaround - to add song research material for Mudcat. Gerry Myerson has recently been compiling lists of songs such at the singaround, and many people have submitted the lyrics to the songs they sang. I'm going to use this thread to serve as a home for those lists and lyrics. Gerry will be a moderator of this thread.
-Joe-


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Subject: ADD-Don’t Know the Words.(for My FavoUrite Things)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 01:49 AM

And here are the words for my UK vs US English parody of "My Favorite Things", as a number of people seemed interested. (I've posted it in a Mudcat thread before now, but I've revised it since then, so might as well share the updated version.)

Below the lyrics, I've added a glossary, for those who may not be familiar with all the terms.

Don’t Know the Words... (for My FavoUrite Things)
TTO: Rodger & Hammerstein’s My Favorite Things
New words: Vikki Appleton Fielden

Jelly is jam here, and jello is jelly
The car has a boot and my foot wears a wellie
Mention “sultanas”, I think "Eastern Kings"
Don’t know the words for my favourite things

Summat is not where you go when you’re climbing
Jumper is not someone into sky diving
Bob is Your uncle, the Beeb is your aunt
Don’t know the words to explain what I want

If my languish causes anguish; if you think me sad
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so bad

Beer’s sold by landlords instead of bartenders
Don’t tell the clerk that your man needs suspenders
Braces are not always worn on your teeth
Rubber is nothing to do with a sheath

I stand in line; over here it’s called queueing
Lines are engaged but they never need wooing
You stop while five while I stay until four
Knob isn’t always a thing on a door

If I speak, luv, like a freak, luv; if you think me mad
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so bad

Biscuits are sweet but a tart can be racy,
a Nice bit o’ crumpet might wear something lacy
Crackers are not always eaten with cheese
Folks don’t wear flannels but you can wear fleece

Chips come with haddock; and crisps in a packet
Soccer is football and baseball’s not cricket
Stockings have ladders and Cricket has runs
Baps is the word for my favourite buns

If you’re thinkin’ I’ve been drinkin’; if I seem a cad
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so bad

Two pints of bitter was not a bad notion
Held up two fingers and caused a commotion
I didn’t quack but you called me a duck
Muffler’s not something to quiet a truck

You call me luv; I don’t know who you are, pet
But when I say shag, ducks, I only mean carpet
Met a cute bloke at the Anchor & Bull
Kept my hands off him but he said I pulled

I get confused but I can’t ask my granny
My knickers are knackered and show off my f...reckles
You can go barking though you’re not a dog,
Everyone goes to the loo in a swamp... (um, bog!)

If my diction causes friction; if I’m misconstrued
Oh, won’t you remember I’m just a poor Yank,
and that’s why I talk... so rude!

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GLOSSARY
UK/Yorkshire word – US word
------------------------------------
jelly – Jello
jam – jelly
preserves – jam
boot – (car) trunk
wellie (short for Wellington) – boot
sultana – raisin (sort of: raisins and a sultanas are produced from the same grape but a raisin is dried naturally, and a sultana is dipped in veg oil and acid and then dried.)
summat – something (I think it's a corruption of somewhat)
jumper – sweater
Bob's your uncle – you're all set/in good shape
Auntie Beeb – the BBC
landlord – pub owner
suspenders – garter
braces – suspenders
rubber – condom
queue – line
line – telephone line
engaged – busy
stop – stay
while – until
knob – dick
biscuit – cookie
tart – loose woman
nice bit of crumpet – very attractive woman (usually young)
cracker – very attractive woman
flannel – washcloth
fleece – warm jacket (often woolen)
chips – french fries
crisps – potato chips
football – soccer
ladder – run (as in stocking)
steps – ladder
baps – bread rolls
holding up two fingers is like flipping the bird to someone – rudest possible gesture (but it's ok if you do it like a peace sign).
meduck/ducks – dearie
muffler – scarf
silencer – muffler
luv – darlin'
pet – dear
shag – have sex with
pulled – successfully picked up/scored
knickers – undies
pants – underpants
knackered – worn out
fanny – pussy (as in woman's "front bottom")
barking – mad
bog – bathroom (Brits think we're rather silly to call it a bathroom, especially if there's not even a bath in it)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom - Mondays
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 14 Jul 20 - 06:04 AM

Joe said
> Feel free to post whatever you like here (especially lyrics to songs you have sung or will sing)

Here's the one that I sang last night, North Sea Oil

Down by the North Sea shore, a while before now,
While seeking me fortune and rambling around,
I met a little mermaid, very pretty as I recall
And I asked this fond creature where I might find oil.

"Well I know a little oil well not very far from here
And I've been watching over it with the tenderest care
And no-one's been near there since I was a child
And I think you'd find profit to drill there a while."

So I set up my rig and I made a fine stand,
And this sweet little creature gave me a helping hand,
Saying "Daddy, oh Daddy, it makes my blood boil
When you set up your rig to go boring for oil."

Well I kissed this little creature ten thousand times o'er
As we toiled there together all on the sea shore,
With a pillow under her fish-tail, for fear it should soil.
I spat on me auger and went boring for oil.

Well I hadn't been drilling three minutes or four.
At a few inches depth, boys, the gusher did pour.
And she wriggled and giggled, and she said with a smile
"Oh bear down on that auger, for I think you've struck oil."

But it was just a few days after, a thought came in me head,
For the end of that auger was rusty and red.
And I took it to the doctor, and he said with a smile
"I think you struck shale when boring for oil."

I got it from my own recording of Bert at Dingle's Folk Club in London on 4th April 1973.

I have deliberately not checked the above words against the recording, so feel free to spot any folk-processing that I may have done over the years.

In his introduction he refers to earlier versions, so maybe I was wrong in saying that this is one that was entirely his own work rather than his improved version of an existing song, but I suspect that in this form it is mostly his work.

Then again, maybe someone would like to go looking for the earlier versions.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom - Mondays
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 14 Jul 20 - 08:26 PM

Here's the link I mentioned last night:

FOLK SONG AND MUSIC HALL
The intersection of folk and music hall, the songs and social history
http://folksongandmusichall.com/

It's the creation of John Baxter:

"This site features a collection of Songs sung in the Music Halls, the stories of those songs and the people who sang them, and how these songs relate to traditional music of the British Isles. I hope it will encourage people to sing the songs, so where possible I include videos and links to sheet music .

"It also has my blog about the social history of Music Hall. I hope to comment on various ways in which it relates to the social history of folksong. I am mostly bringing together information found by others – though I occasionally delve in Victorian newspapers..."

Really been enjoying these sessions; great songs, great singing! Thanks again to Joe, Noreen and Casey.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom - Mondays
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 14 Jul 20 - 08:44 PM

Oops, forgot to turn the link into a blue clicky...

FOLK SONG AND MUSIC HALL: The intersection of folk and music hall...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom - Mondays
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jul 20 - 05:17 AM

Thanks Vikki!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom - Mondays
From: Mysha
Date: 15 Jul 20 - 09:01 AM

Folk Song And Music Hall


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 20 Jul 20 - 08:22 PM

Here are the lyrics I used for Do Youi Think That I Do Not Know.

Do you think that I do not know
Henry Lawson

They say that I never have written of love, as a writer of songs should do
They say that I never could touch the strings with a touch that is firm and true
They say I know nothing of women and men in the fields where Love's roses grow
I must write, they say, with a halting pen do you think that I do not know?

My love-burst came, like an English Spring, in days when our hair was brown
And the hem of her skirt was a sacred thing and her hair was an angel's crown
The shock when another man touched her arm, where the dancers sat in a row
The hope, the despair, and the false alarm do you think that I do not know

By the arbour lights on the western farms, you remember the question put
While you held her warm in your quivering arms and you trembled from head to foot
The electric shock from her finger-tips, and the murmuring answer low
The soft, shy yielding of warm red lips do you think that I do not know

She was buried at Brighton, where Gordon sleeps, when I was a world away
And the sad old garden its secret keeps, for nobody knows to-day
She left a message for me to read, where the wild wide oceans flow
Do you know how the heart of a man can bleed do you think that I do not know

I stood by the grave where the dead girl lies, when the sunlit scenes were fair
Neath white clouds high in the autumn skies, and I answered the message there
But the haunting words of the dead to me shall go wherever I go
She lives in the Marriage that Might Have Been do you think that I do not know

I used a tune by Chris Kempster. Another well-known musical setting is by Slim Dusty. Best recording, for my money, was by Declan Affley.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 20 Jul 20 - 08:30 PM

Here are the lyrics I sang for Tumba-bloody-rumba.

TUMBA-BLOODY-RUMBA

He looked for work at muster-time, we tried him as a rider,
We tried him as the rouseabout and as the cook’s off-sider.
He said he'd sailed the seven seas, he’d been up in Alaska,
He’d been in every western state from Texas to Nebraska.

Chorus (repeat after each stanza):
He said he’d shorn a sheep or two and cut a bit of lumber,
And waged war on the kangaroos at Tumba-bloody-rumba.

We tried him as a shearer, we tried him as a stacker,
We tried him digging rabbits out. He wasn’t worth a cracker.
He had a shop in Singapore, he owned a pearling lugger,
He was a champ at baccarat, Australian Rules and rugger.

He never showed his aptitude at jobs he was allotted,
But showed his skill upon the booze, and cigarettes he blotted.
He said he’d climbed the Matterhorn, he’d been a union leader,
And years ago in Adelaide he was a pigeon breeder.

We tried him digging fencing posts, we tried to find his caper,
Until that happy pay-day when he got his piece of paper.
I wonder what he's up to now, perhaps back on the lumber,
Or shooting kanga-bloody-roos at Tumba-bloody-rumba.

Authorship in dispute, set to music by Warren Fahey. If you want the tune, there's a recording by Warren on Youtube.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - Doors open NOW!!!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jul 20 - 06:08 PM

Sung by Chris Lamb today.


Zoom Song
By Ruairidh Greig

Chorus
   Off we go it’s time for a Zoom,
   A poem, a song or even a tune.
   Off we go, it’s time for a Zoom,
   Meeting together but not in one room.

Coronavirus has split us asunder
But thanks to this program, it’s really a wonder
We can all get together, though many miles apart
And share our performances straight from the heart.

Make sure you’ve selected “Original Sound”
It’s quite beneficial, most people have found
And try to sit with some light on your face
Your grins and your grimaces might go to waste.

Always remember be nice to your host
If you forget, you will suffer the most
And if you don’t mute when you know that you should
You may well find you’ve been muted for good.

Please don’t make your intro too long,
It shouldn’t go on and on and on.
There’s plenty of others still waiting to sing
So don’t be a Zoom Hog, it isn’t the thing.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 11:52 AM

After last week's singaround I forgot to post the words of the song that I had sung, and I've now remembered. I had folk-processed it a little, but here it is as sung by Adam McNaughtan, whose song it is.

Old Annie Brown

Oh Glasgow is ruthless: our town can be cruel tae its own
And Glasgow's indifference left an old woman alone.
Six months she lay dead, before her body was found.
Fa' the Calton she came
And her name
It was Old Annie Brown.

She had stayed in the East End o' Glasgow for all of her days.
Looked after her folks when her brothers were wed and away.
And Annie was fifty when she saw her mother laid down.
There was never the chance o' a man
For Old Annie Brown

So she thought she would stay in the Calton that she knew sae well.
But the city was changing, faster than Annie could tell.
And the people who could moved out as the district came down.
There were few neighbours there
To care
About Old Annie Brown

Now she bought all her food in a big London Road superstore.
And the manager said "We get old folk in here by the score.
So how should I notice if one of them isn't around?
But record my regret
For the death
Of Old Annie Brown".

Dae you know the old woman that stays five or six doors away.
What would you do if you didn't see her today?
If you missed her all week would you, maybe, take a look round?
Don't wait till you miss her
Her name might be Old Annie Brown.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Rex
Date: 28 Jul 20 - 12:49 PM

Many thanks to Joe and the other hosts who set this up. Good to do something with my fellow 'Catters again. I sang the following popularly known as the Gol Darned Wheel. I present it here as written by James Barton Adams, The Cowboy and the Wheel in 1897. My version was truncated in deference to many more performers with songs to sing.

The Cowboy and the Wheel - James Barton Adams
From The Denver Evening Post: Thursday, April 29, 1897.

I kin take the toughest broncho in the wild an' wooly West,
An' kin back him an' kin ride him, let him do his level best;
I kin handle any critter ever wore a coat o' hair,
An' I've had a lively tussle with a 'tarnal grizzly bear.
I kin rope an' throw a long-horn o' the wildest Texas brand,
An' in Injun disagreements I kin play a leadin' hand;
But at last I met my master, an' I shorely had to squeal,
When the boys got me a-straddle of a Gol darned wheel.

It was at the Eagle Rancho on the Brazos whar' I fust
Run across the durn contrivance 'at upset me in the dust-
Natrally up an' throwed me, stood me on my cussed head,
"Trumped my ace in lightin' order," so old Ike, the foreman, said.
'Twas a tenderfoot 'at brought it; he was wheelin' all the way
From the sunrise end o' freedom out to San Francisco Bay.
An' he tied up at the rancho fur to git outside a meal,
Never thinkin' we would monkey with his Gol darned wheel.

Arizony Jim begun it, when he said to Jack McGill
There was fellers fo'ced the limit braggin' o' their ridin' skill,
An' he reckoned there's a puncher not a million miles away
As imagined as a rider he was tolerable gay.
Then he ventured the admission that same fellow as he meant
Was a purty handy critter, fur as ridin' bronchos went,
But he'd find he was a buckin' 'ginst a dif'rent sort o' deal
Ef he'd throw his leather leggin's 'crost that Gol darned wheel.

Sich a slur upon my talent made me hotter 'n a mink,
An' I told him I could back it fur amusement or fur chink;
That 'twas nothin' but a plaything fur the kids an' that he mout
Have his idees sort o' shattered if he'd trot the critter out.
Then they helt it till I mounted, an' I give the word to go,
An' the shove they give to start me wa'n't unreasonably slow.
But I never split a cuss-word, never made a bit o' squeal-
I was buildin' repatation on that Gol darned wheel.

The grade was mighty slopin' from the rancho to the creek,
An' we went a galleyflutin', like a crazy lightnin streak,
Went a whizzin' an' a dartin', fust to this side, then to that,
The contrivance sort o' wobblin' like the flyin' of a bat.
I kep' pullin' on the handles, but I couldn't check it up,
Yanked an' sawed an' jerked an' hollered, but the durn thing wouldn't stop.
An' a sort o' sneakin' idee through my brain begun to steal
That the devil helt a mortgage on that Gol darned wheel.

Holy Moses and the prophets, how we split the Texas air!
The breezes made whip crackers o' my somewhat lengthy hair.
An' I sort o' comprehended as, adown the hill we went,
There was bound to be a smash-up 'at I couldn't circumvent.
Them cow-punchers kep' a-yellin', "Stay right with her, Uncle Bill!"
"Hit 'er with the spurs, you sucker!" "Turn her muzzle up the hill!"
But I never made an answer; I jest let the cusses squeal-
My attention was all focussed on that Gol darned wheel.

I've a sort o' dim and hazy recollection o' the stop-
O' the airth a spinnin' round me, an' the stars all tangled up,
Then there come a intermission, which extended till I found
I was lyin' at the rancho, with the boys all gethered 'round.
An' a medico was sewin' on my skin whar' it was ripped,
An' ol' Arizony whispered, "Wal, ol' boy, I guess yer whipped,"
An' I told him I war' busted from sombrero cl'ar to heel-
Then he grinned an' said, "You'd orter 'see the Gol darned wheel."


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 18 Aug 20 - 08:18 AM

In yesterday's singaround I sang a song that I call "The Young Promised Land", which I learnt from my recording of one of series of radio programmes narrated by Bert Lloyd under the title "Folk Songs of Australia". I have never met it anywhere else, but Google has just found me an index where the first line "I once was a station-hand, two quid a week" appears on page 943, with the title The Buckjumper.

I think the tune has been used for several songs. It's perhaps best known as The Green Bushes.

I've just listened to the recording and have a few small corrections that I may or may not make to how I've been singing it.

I once was a station hand; two quid a week
In the years that's gone by on the old Bogan Creek.
I was asked by a squatter, and he says "Try your hand
And break in that filly: she's a young promised land".
He said "She's a wild 'un of four years or so."
But he knew that of outlaws I'd ridden a few.

Three days she was handled. I saddled and rode her.
To grass me she tried but a failure I showed her.
The antics she cut was a caution to me.
I was bobbing about like a cork on the sea.
She pitched and the rooted, she spun (arse?) about
But in ten minutes' time, boys, she rolled her tongue out.

It was pitch, root and buck like a bird on the wing.
It was that sort of bucking that grassed poor Jack King.
She hit the fence twice but gave never a stagger
And she rooted as mad as if stabbed by a dagger.
Then off came the saddle, for the girth strap was weak.
And she left a hoof mark on the old saddle seat.

Well she stood and she snorted: she seemed in her glee.
The saddle was down and the filly was free.
She ran round the stockyard, just three times or four
Seeming to glory in the fray that was o'er.
She came mincing up to me: I put out me hand
And that was the last of the young promised land

I caught the short rein that hung from her jaw
And I jumped on her bare back: there was fireworks galore,
Till her muscles they twitched to her heart's broken sound.
She fell dead in her tracks, boys, and lay on the ground.
Her jaw was all broke where her sharp hooves had struck.
"Thank God." says the foreman, "That's a bit of good luck."


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 19 Aug 20 - 03:46 AM

Richard, The Buckjumper is in Ron Edwards, Great Australian Folk Songs. Edwards writes,

The Buckjumper is an unpublished song from the collection of English folklorist A. L. Lloyd. He sent this to me in 1972, and I gather that he collected it when he was in Australia in the late 1920s. Oddly enough I have on tape an account of an almost identical incident recounted to me by an ex-horsebreaker.
It goes to the tune "Villikins and his Dinah."

Richard's lyrics are almost identical to the lyrics in Edwards. The only significant differences are

2nd stanza, 1st line, Edwards has: Three days she was handled, then I saddled and rode her.

4th stanza, 5th line, Edwards has: She minced up to me

"arse-about" is correct

Promised Land is capitalized in Edwards; I wonder whether that was the name of some well-known racehorse.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 31 Aug 20 - 05:35 AM

I'm hoping to sing Used To Be A River, written by Sydneysider Craig Edmondson. I haven't found lyrics nor video anywhere on the web, so I'll post them here. The song, as Craig sings it, is not suitable for unaccompanied singing, so I've rearranged it as a call-and-response song, with the responses in parentheses.

Used to Be a River
Craig Edmondson

1. This used to be a river (used to be a river)
But now it is a sewer (now it is a sewer)
But it used to be a river,
And I wonder where the river got to go.

Chorus:
These changes, I have seen, I have seen
To the people and the places
Dear to me, dear to me.

2. This used to be a mountain (used to be a mountain)
But now it is a golf course (now it is a golf course)
But it used to be a mountain,
And I wonder where the mountain got to go.

Chorus

3. This used to be a forest (used to be a forest)
But now it is a Kmart (now it is a Kmart)
But it used to be a forest,
And I wonder where the forest got to go.

Chorus

4. You used to be my baby (used to be my baby)
But now you are a stranger (now you are a stranger)
But You used to be my baby,
And I wonder where my baby got to go.

Chorus (once or twice, as the spirit moves you)


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Subject: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Sep 20 - 12:31 PM

We started the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround in June, 2020, and it has been a wonderful gathering every Monday since then. I don't know how long it will go on, but I hope to stay with it until it fades away. I have an ulterior motive for this singaround - to add song research material for Mudcat. Gerry Myerson has recently been compiling lists of songs such at the singaround, and many people have submitted the lyrics to the songs they sang. I'm going to use this thread to serve as a home for those lists and lyrics. Gerry will be a moderator of this thread.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: GerryM
Date: 18 Nov 20 - 11:22 PM

I tried to make a list of all the songs/poems that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 16/17 November 2020. I came in half an hour into proceedings, but MoorleyMan has filled me in on what I missed (thanks!). And there were a few where I didn't get a name, just a topic. Here's what I have:

Right Said Fred
My Bag For Life Has Just Died (poem)
Frankie's Trade
I Don't Need You
Les Filles des Forges (in French)
Ranter's Wharf
Bring Us Good Ale
A Chat with Your Mother
Le P'tit Bonheur
Frankie and Johnny
Rolling and Tumbling
Viva La Quince Brigada
Shocking Murders in Whitechapel
Rupert the Ranger
Everybody Knows Me in My Old Brown Hat
Jamboree Jones
Send Me to Glory in a Glad Bag
Congo River
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
The Rains Have Come Again
We'll Chant Away Until Dawn
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Thiepval
[Shout Out Shop]
Vegematic
I Still Miss Someone
Le Chinois
Mary was an Only Child
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Such a Nice Girl, Too
No Sun, No Moon
Ballad of Dog Dually
Cannily, Cannily
Rock Me Baby
Whaleroad
Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Do Me Ama
Turn the Lathe Gently
King of Rome
The Willow Tree
Sally Free and Easy
Fanny Blair
The Barley Mow
Lie If I Want To
Gray Goose
Song for Vic (Borneo)
The Half-Hitch
Captain Kidd
Eensie Weensie Spider
More Hills to Climb
(Parody of) Galway Bay
My Own Dear Galway Bay
The Shape of Things
Gone Shopping
Lincoln Park Pirates
Beans Taste Fine
[Song about masking]
Shift and Spin
Appliance Time Again
Little Sadie
Andy's Gone with Cattle
Lady River
The Last Adieu
Irn Bru
Not Spenser
[Song based on The Bold/Beaux Gendarmes]
To All the Cats I've Loved Before
Pirate Jenny
Witch Hazel


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 19 Nov 20 - 02:08 PM

Noreen - I own up! It was myself who sang Song For Vic...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Nov 20 - 09:05 PM

Here's my list of songs that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 23/24 November 2020. I came in half an hour into proceedings, so I missed maybe half-a-dozen at the beginning. I didn't get a name for the song Jerry O'Neill sang, about singing folk songs to a very noisy, non-folkie audience. Also, Steve Belsey sang a shanty, all I got was the repeated phrase, "a dollar a day". Laura Martin sang two songs in Gaelic, I only got one of the titles, Fear a Bhata. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

Dido, Bendigo
The Solo Sock
I Haven't Told Her, She Hasn't Told Me
When All Men Sing
L'alouette et le pinson
Lovers Heart
A Dollar a Day [?]
She's Someone's Grandmother
River Driving
Sailor's Grave
Megan Murphy
254 Shades of Gray
Song for Wind and Tree
[Jerry O'Neill]
The Key of R
It Bruised Her Somewhat
Thanksgiving Eve
The Bergen
Now I'm Easy
Give Me a Man with a Nose
Barbara Allen
Zuleika
Rose of San Antone
The Barring of the Door
Logs to Burn
The Hawk and the Crow
Thanksgiving Prayer
Windmills
Oor Hamlet
Sammy's Bar Revisited
Plains of Waterloo
The Verdant Braes of Skreen
Caledonia
Fear a Bhata [and another Scots/Gaelic song]
Here's Hoping
Country Life
Sweet is the Melody
Midnight on the Water
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
For the Beauty of the Earth
Ding Dang Dong Go the Wedding Bells
Piano Leg [Broken Token-2]
Hi Jolly the Camel Driver
Uncle Dave's Grace
Let's Go Where All the Crowd Goes
The Rasta Masta
Pretty Boy Floyd
Courting in the Kitchen
Dark-Eyed Daughter
How Can I Keep From Purring
Someday Soon (Retired version)
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Crazy
Amazing Grace (in Gaelic)
Lay Down Beside Me
Yorkshire Song
She Didn't Dance, Dance, Dance
Dying at Home
Nancy Whiskey
Ballad of Charlie David
My Lady of Autumn


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 03 Dec 20 - 11:12 PM

Here's my list of songs that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 30 November / 1 December 2020. I came in a little late, so I missed a few at the beginning. I'm not at all sure I got the right title (is fada liom uaim I) for a song Martin Ryan sang. Ed Silberman sang a short song which I took down as Drink Canada Dry, but I'm not at all sure that's right. David Allan Coe recorded a song by that name, but I think it was a longer song than what Ed sang. I'm not sure whether Tell Me I'm Wrong is the name of the song Mel Barrett sang about a party he didn't like, so I've included some alternate possibilities. I totally missed the title of Hazel Richings' (first) song. I didn't get titles for Laura Martin's short Gaelic and Bulgarian songs. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

Three Volcano Day
Carol for Twelfth Day
Senor Don Gato
The Clouds are Gwine to Roll Away
Duct Tape
Bill Bones' Hornpipe
The False Bride
Song for the Mira
A North Country Maid
Bring Us In Good Ale
For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name (in Irish Gaelic) (Ar éirinn Ní n-Eósainn)
Strangely Moved
Alabama John Cherokee
Home on the Front Range
The Ditchling Carol
A Most Unpleasant Way, Sir
Spare Hand
Lament
Cold Mountain
Transformations [Promeny; Czech version of Two Magicians]
Harvest Home
Carefree the Bird (Rew di ranno, in Welsh)
Shame and Scandal
Old Woman who Lived in a Wood
How Lovely are Thy Dwellings
Fathom the Bowl
Peaceful Harbor
We Ain't Gonna Give It Back
Far Side Banks of Jordan
Past Carin'
Bonnie Susie Cleland
Arthur McBride
Cold Coast of Ireland
Land o' the Leal
Quiet Land of Erin (Ardaí Cuain, in Irish Gaelic)
[Song by Martin Ryan in Irish Gaelic] (is fada liom uaim I) (?)
Give Me Your Hand [Thoir dhomh do lámh, in Scots Gaelic]
Drink Canada Dry [?]
Waltzing's for Dreamers
Better Times Will Come
The Rout of the Blues
Tell Me I'm Wrong [Tell Me I Blew it Again? All that Talk About Lionel? It Wasn't My Kind of Party?]
[Song by Hazel Richings]
Blood, Blood, Glorious Blood
[short song in Gaelic]
[short song in Bulgarian]
Time to Go
Song of the Soul
The Blizzard
Kentucky in the Morning
Wanderin'
Appletree Wassail
Rag Dance Song (La Guignolee)
South Australia
Lives in the Balance
She was a Sweet Little Dicky Bird
Blues Chase Up a Rabbit
Thanksgiving Prayer
Nevada Jane
The Family of Woman and Man
And the Band Played "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
Home Among the Gumtrees
Do Virgins Taste Better?
Dark Island
The Hielan Man
Old Colony Times
Dark Island (different lyrics)
Give to Me Your Dark Eyes (in Serbo-Croatian)
Fear a Bhata
The Scotsman
Safe Home
Lay Down Beside Me
The Farewell Shanty


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 04 Dec 20 - 06:31 PM

Gerry - the first 2 songs sung were
The Key Of R
When All Men Sing


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 09 Dec 20 - 04:27 AM

Here's my list of songs that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 7/8 December 2020. I came in a little late, so I missed a few at the beginning. I need help on two titles. I've written "Hamble Bums" for a song Steve Belsey sang, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong. Elizabeth Block sang a song I've written down as "Mary Had a Baby – Who Was the Father?" but I'm not at all sure that's right. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

Green Groweth the Holly
Sussex Drinking Song
Carol for the Twelfth Day
Little Boxes on the Monitor
Twas a Month Before Christmas
Sailing Down My Golden River
The Thermal Vest
Token Local Yokel
The Fisherman's Song
Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (aka The Dwarfs' Washing Song)
Fairytale of New York (in Irish)
Rockin' My Baby to Sleep
Hamble Bums (??)
Ballad of Harry Moore
The Christmas Bells are Ringing
Neocortex
We Three Kings are Six Feet Apart
A New Year Carol (aka Levy-Dew, aka Residue)
The Manchester Chambermaid (aka The Christmas Goose, aka The Cornstalk)
The Stranger
Hot Buttered Rum
Bare-legged Kate
The Fatal Lozenge (Poem)
The Wine Song
Carolling and Crumpets
Come My Lads
Walk On Boy
Crudités
Moreton Bay
Deep River Blues
An Orkney New Year's Carol (aka Queen Mary's Men)
I'm Movin' On No. 2
Greensleeves
The Man that Slits the Turkey's Throat at Christmas
Happiness (poem)
Black Clothes
Mary Had a Baby - Who Was the Father? (?)
Come By the Hills
King of Rome
Mansfield Royal Visit
Mathematics
Where've You Been
John Ball
A'Soalin'
Carol of the Birds
The Bergen
Ashokan Farewell (instrumental)
Ballad of the Carpenter
Merry Christmas from the Family
Circle of Steel
Fourteen Million People
Sally Gee
The World's Worst Magician (poem)
God Rest Ye (parody)
Snowbird
The Galway Shawl
God Rest Ye Unitarians
Baby Born
There's a Song in the Air
So Here's to You


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 09 Dec 20 - 07:39 AM

I was #3, and this is how things started:
Joe Offer - On A Monday
Pelagie - Deja Vu (poem)
Me - Homeless Wassail

after that you missed Monique and Waddon Pete, then possibly only one or two more before you got in.

I'm sure someone else will be able to fill in your gaps each week if you're late to the party.

Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: GerryM
Date: 20 Jan 21 - 05:52 PM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories/speeches that were sung/recited, in order, at the Singaround on 18/19 January 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined, and thanks to SPB for some corrections. I didn't get a name for Jane Nicholls story about the elephant, nor for Storm's song which I've recorded as "To Make this World a Place where All are Free". Jane Nicholls' contribution about a bus ride in wartime London was more a reminiscing than a story, I wouldn't expect it to have a title. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Let Freedom Ring (speech)
We Shall Overcome (one verse)
When The Tees Ran Warm
Glad to Meet You, Glad to Greet You
Bridie and the Pole
Babylon is Fallen
Lee Hays monologue from The State of Arkansas
Cottage Cheese (story)
We've Come a Long Way
Ballade en Novembre (in French)
The Ploughboy's Dream
I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground
The Chevalier's Lament
If it Wasn't for the Song
Dragging the River
When I was a Lad (Allan Sherman)
Blowin' in the Wind
Ella's Song
Battle Hymn of the Republic
The Sushi Blues
Capetown
The Really Strangest Dream
Common Sailors
I'll Go
Have the New Jab
Barges
Steal Away
There'll Come a Day
Your Daughters and Your Sons
Farewell to the Gold
If I Were Free
Early Snow
Rolling Home to Old New England
A Cowboy Lives
The Boy and the Elephant (?) (story)
The Bergen
We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
Stone by Stone
Tatties and Herrin'
A Man's a Man for a' That
Flowers of Bermuda
Angel from Montgomery
Can the Circle be Unbroken
Old Songs Home
To Make this World a Place where All are Free (?)
Sandwood Down to Kyle
Punch and Judy Man
Health to the Company
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Caledonia (Dougie MacLean)
Ae Fond Kiss
Snowy Breasted Pearl (in Irish and English)
Rosa Parks
Pedlar of Lidice (story)
The Quaker's Cow (story)
The Times They are a'Changin'
I Still Breathe
A Couple of Drunken Swells
Thirsty Boots
Ye Banks and Braes
The Battler's Ballad
Ballad of Maxton Field
The Valiant Soldiers, aka Marching Song of the First Arkansas Colored Regiment
Across the Great Divide
Don't Call Me Early in the Morning
Big Iron
(story about a double-decker bus in wartime London)
Gonna Take Us All
Idlers and Skivers
Java Jive
Let the Good Guys Win
Sailor's Lullaby
Three Drunken Maidens
We Shall Overcome
How Can I Keep From Singing


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 21 Jan 21 - 07:21 AM

For the last 34 years it has just had working title Swells Parody. I suppose now is as good as any time to give it a proper title:

A Couple of Drunken Swells


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 21 Jan 21 - 07:25 AM

I am pretty certain that Clement's version in Manavilins which I've arranges is called Common Sailors.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Bradfordian
Date: 26 Jan 21 - 04:34 AM

Here are the lyrics for he song HERMIONE by DANIEL KELLY which I sang on 25 January zoom session. The tune is ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI.
I’m not sure if this is the right place but I see you have one or two song lyrics in this thread. (Should we do a separate thread for new zoom songs? (Or maybe there is already and I didn’t find it!))

HERMIONE by DANIEL KELLY
It's a damn tough life full of toil and strife we Gryffindors undergo,
We don't give a damn when the term is done how many facts we know.
But there is one girl, that we know for sure, will still at her studying be,
We’ll drink butter beer and give a cheer to the girl Hermione.

Yes her name’s Hermione, it is,
Her name’s Hermione,
We will win house cup, when the year is up
Thanks to our Hermione

Once more we fail at the Potions class, wicked recipes Snape has made,
But Hermione read, and with level head, she has brewed the winning grade,
While Crabb and Goyle set their hair on fire, and Malfoy makes a scowl,
When Hermione reads every word she needs, She’ll be outstanding in every owl.

A Ravenclaw some said she’d be, but they couldn’t be more wrong,
Though her mind is sharp, she’s a lion’s heart, and her will is mighty strong,
She is sometimes gruff, like a Hufflepuff, but there’s a sparkle in her eye,
Though her bloods not pure, she will endure and triumph by and by.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jan 21 - 01:32 PM

Hey, can anybody tell me what keys I sing in? Longer question in the Xylo thread.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jan 21 - 02:03 PM

Well, Mrr, your range is alto to high tenor, but I don't know from keys. You sing good.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 27 Jan 21 - 10:05 PM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/shared, in order, at the Singaround on 25/26 January 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined, and thanks to others who supplied me with titles. I made up a name for Jane Nicholls' story about the box in the attic, and for Charlotte Oliver's reply to Lady Franklin's Lament. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Bells of Norwich (Julian of Norwich - Sydney Carter)
Now Westlin Winds
Hermione (to the tune of Rolling Down to Old Maui)
Backblock Shearer
Parachutiste (in French)
Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa'
Ode to a Vegetarian Haggis (poem)
Jumbo Stevens
Johnny Lad
Ye Banks and Braes (aka Banks O' Doon)
If It Wasnae for Your Wellies
Seven Faded Letters
I Ain't Got No Home
Slave's Lament
Let's Have a Ride on your Bicycle
To Daunton Me
Loch Lomond
Mill Mill O
Night Visiting Song
Bogie's Bonnie Belle
Are You A Grotty Yachty
Gay Spanish Maid
Dumbarton's Drums
Neocortex
Pack Up Your Sorrows
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Mingulay Boat song
Chemical Worker's Song
Wife to a Cocky Farmer
Reply to Lady Franklin's Lament (?)
Andrew and His Cutty Gun
On Susan's Floor
Ae Fond Kiss
Lowlands
Heart's Home
Henry Martin
Flower in the Wildwood
Rosario
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation (aka Parcel of Rogues, aka Rogues in a Nation)
Ca' the Ewes
Imagine a Girl (poem)
Leave Us, Donald, Leave Us
We Shall Be Renewed
King of Rome
A Man's a Man for A' That (aka Is There For Honest Poverty?)
West Virginia Boys
How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?
Time is a Tempest
The Bonny Earl of Moray
Charlie on the MTA
My Love is Like a Dewdrop
Nepudem Domu (We Won't Go Home, in Czech)
Till the Dance is Mine
Far Side Banks of Jordan
Dumbarton's Drums
Whiskey in the Jar (aka Gilgarra Mountain, aka Kilgary Mountain)
Sam's Gone Away
Since Then
The Bonniest Lass
In China or a Woman's Heart
In the Morning (poem)
The Polished Box in the Attic (story)
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Jamie Foyers
O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye, My Lad
Braw Lads o' Gala Water
Health to the Company
How Can I Keep From Singing


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 28 Jan 21 - 05:04 AM

There's 12 keys to choose from, 24 if you count minor, 84 if you go modal, and with microtonal it stretches to infinity.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 04:42 PM

Wow! Lots of Scottish songs!! Sorry I missed it, been immersed in Celtic Connections, only a few more days to go....
Still not sure if I have overcome my microphone problem,shall find out on Sunday at Glasgow Ballad Workshop session (fingers crossed)
- hope to join you a week on Monday!!


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GUEST,Bradfordian
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 01:59 PM

Ha ha; I’ve now found the thread for posting new Mudcat zoom songs

Here are the lyrics for he song HERMIONE by DANIEL KELLY which I sang on 25 January zoom session. The tune is ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI.
(Copied from the Mudcat worldwide sing around on zoom Monday’s — or something like that!)

HERMIONE by DANIEL KELLY
It's a damn tough life full of toil and strife we Gryffindors undergo,
We don't give a damn when the term is done how many facts we know.
But there is one girl, that we know for sure, will still at her studying be,
We’ll drink butter beer and give a cheer to the girl Hermione.

Yes her name’s Hermione, it is,
Her name’s Hermione,
We will win house cup, when the year is up
Thanks to our Hermione

Once more we fail at the Potions class, wicked recipes Snape has made,
But Hermione read, and with level head, she has brewed the winning grade,
While Crabb and Goyle set their hair on fire, and Malfoy makes a scowl,
When Hermione reads every word she needs, She’ll be outstanding in every owl.

A Ravenclaw some said she’d be, but they couldn’t be more wrong,
Though her mind is sharp, she’s a lion’s heart, and her will is mighty strong,
She is sometimes gruff, like a Hufflepuff, but there’s a sparkle in her eye,
Though her bloods not pure, she will endure and triumph by and by.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 09:40 PM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/shared, in order, at the Singaround on 1/2 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. I didn't get a title for Fred Maslan's song, "Sailing to Victoria" is a guess. I'm guessing "Always Belay" and "In Praise of Men" as the names for Jane Nicholls' stories. "I May Not Have Long" is a guess for Storm's song. Digital Tradition has six versions of Hieland Laddie, and Tony said the one Joe put in the chat wasn't what he (Tony) was singing. I didn't catch a title for Sadie's poem for The Birthday of Francis J. Child. "Liza Jane" comes in many flavors with varying titles. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Deportee
Cosmo Revisited (poem)
Stone By Stone
Sail, O Believer
The Death of Romeo and Juliet
What Will We Do
Groundhog
Candlelight Fisherman
Candymaker
Will Ye Go To the Indies, My Mary
Three Score and Ten
The Housewive's Shanty
Ranter's Wharf
Spencer the Rover
Sailing to Victoria (?) (Princess Marguerite)
Go to Sea Once More
Mise Raifteirí an file / The End of the Winter (in Irish and English)
Walkin' After Midnight
Bird on a Wing
I Thrive When I'm Drunk
Ain't No More Cane on the Brazis
The Bunch of Rushes
Song for the Mira
When the Boys are On Parade
Always Belay (story)
Billy Gray
The Burning of Auchindoun
Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the Approach of Spring
Rolling Down the Ryburn
Wynken, Blinken, and Nod
Avalon is Risen
Tecumseh Valley
Flower of Sweet Strabane
A Dollar a Day
English Country Folk Club
Beeswing
Lessons of Time
Nevada Jane
When the Green Man Walks the Forest
You Tell Me
Newborough Beach (poem)
Wildwood Flower
It's All Just Talk
Spring Will Come
Je Suis Trop Jeunette
Crafty Maid's Policy
The Lodger
I May Not Have Long
Let Union Be
Hieland Laddie (??)
Reg, the Lonely Glow Worm
Trouble in the Fields
McCassery
The Galway Shawl
Mingulay Boat Song
Second Front Song
9 to 5 Pollution Blues
(Poem for) The Birthday of Francis J. Child
Bob the Kelpie
(Goodbye) (Little) Liza Jane
A Tree Song (aka Oak, Ash and Thorn)
See Here, She Said
Kishmul's Galley
Burma Shave
I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
Cornflower Blue
Somebody's Grandmother
Windmills
John Of Dreams
The Human Cannonball (poem)
The Field Behind the Plow
If You Had a Brain You Would be Dangerous
Henry the Accountant
Eyes of a Painter
Polwarth on the Green
Left Hand Lost
In Praise of Men (story)
Along the Road of Time


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 07:31 AM

re the song list for 1 Feb = should "McCasserly" be "McCafferty"?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 07:33 AM

Yep, A Dollar A Day.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 06:59 PM

SPB, thanks! I will edit the list.
Felipa, I was wondering the same thing, but Prof Google tells me that it's done both ways, and Jim Lucas definitely sang it as McCassery.

    In Folk Song in England, A.L. Lloyd has it listed both ways, McCassery and McCafferty - and McCaffery. -Joe O.-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 01:53 PM

i am not saying i am right, but i have only ever heard it as mcCafferty in over 50 years on the uk folk scene, mcCafferty seems to be definteley the most popular name


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GUEST,Bradfordian
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 04:43 AM

First heard from Hazel Richings, she with the silky smooth to die for voice.
I sang this beautiful song 08/02/21.

Yorkshire Song by Anna Shanon

When heather's bloom has faded long….. and turned to brown
When pheasant chides his bright alarm
When rolling mist the valley shrouds…. in silent arms
Once more I know this place to be my home

I heard the curlew cry today…. on windswept heath
A plaintive call on rising wing
And as I watched from ragged lines….. of weathered trees
My heart stirred from her place to go with him

There's not one thing I would not give…. to be as he
To circle here in joyous flight
And on these moors my life to live…. to simply be
My spirit to go on in hill and scree

I wish that I could write a song….. that had no words
Of beauteous things and journeys run
For many is the time I've tried….. and tales begun
But with beauty such as this the words won't come

When heather's bloom has faded long….. and turned to brown
When pheasant chides his bright alarm
When rolling mist the valley shrouds….. in silent arms
Once more I know this place to be my home


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 04:47 AM

Barrie, I'll certainly agree with that description of the "silky smooth to die for voice."
It's such a pleasure to hear Hazel sing. But hey, the rest of us sing pretty good, too.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 07:59 AM

I just checked my records after last night's magnificent singaround, and i find that i sang Anna Shannon's Yorkshire Song there myself on the very first edition of the Singaround, 8th June last year!
It's truly one of those songs that haunts you for ever.
But hey, doesn't time fly?!!!


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 08:16 AM

would it not be handier to have this thread be for lists of which songs are sung each week (presently given in an exceeding long discussion of everything and anything to do with the Mon night song session), with links to the lyrics in their own threads? If the lyrics are not already on Mudcat, they deserve their own threads. A group of songs with related themes would suit being together in a thread, but here we are going to have songs which have little in common apart from having been sung at the same singing circle.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 02:39 PM

Oh, no doubt that will happen in time, Felipa. In fact, it's happening now to a great extent. But it takes time.
I'm trying to keep the main announcement thread clear for announcing coming singarounds. It's fine to post other things there, but eventually they will be moved to more permanent homes.
It's a very easy thing for me to move a message to another thread.

For the most part, I have been starting or refreshing threads during the Singaround for songs that aren't common or that we don't have full information for, and then researching and discussing the songs over the coming week.

Gerry Myerson and others started building lists of songs sung at the singarounds, so we started this thread for those lists and as a temporary resting place for lyrics. Monique is managing a thread for songs from the Singaround that are not in English.

We've been trying our best to document sources for lyrics and to ensure we have correct and proofread lyrics in the "origins" and "DTStudy" threads. But until lyrics have been checked, it's nice to keep them elsewhere until they're ready for "origins" threads.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 04:24 AM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/shared, in order, at the Singaround on 8/9 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. As usual, I made up names for Jane Nicholls' stories, "The Flood and the Family" and "Two Lads and a Foal". "God Bless the Birds" seemed like a good title for Elizabeth Block's takeoff on "God Bless the Grass". "Are You Out There" is a guess for a song Hazel Richings sang. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Mr Rabbit, Mr Rabbit
The Green Man
The Nightingale
Lawd, How Come Me Heah
La Chanson des Vieux Amants
The Jabberwonky (poem)
Ancient Mariner.com (poem)
Don't Fence Me In
Yorkshire Song
Pretty Polly
Bells of Rhymney
The Wild Raparee
Roger's Courtship
Follow the Heron
Carrigdhoun
Just as the Tide is/was Flowing
The Rare Ould Times
Innisvaddie Annie
The Boys of Mullachbawn
The Flowers in the Valley
Tarzan of the Apes (aka Everyone Calls Me Tarzan)
Be a Man, Joe
The Sailor's Grave
Lynn's Dream
The Cat Came Back
Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun (funeral song from Cymbeline, set to Norwegian folk ballad Heiemo og Njkkenn)
Millie's Waltz
Aura Lee [with bonus Allan Sherman parody]
Johnny Give Me
The Pitmen Poets
Seven Drunken Nights
Folk Song Army
Homeless Beaver
The Prisoner Song (aka I Wish I Had Someone, aka I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me, aka Someone to Love Me)
Springhill Mining Disaster
The Flood and the Family (story)
The Overflowing Catbox Blues
The Bonny Broom
The Barnyards of Delgaty
The Hippopotamus
Down the Mountainside
Donal Og
The Seven Wonders
Painting Box
Fair Weather Friends
I Think of You
Cape Farewell
Ye Banks and Braes
If You had a Brain You'd Be Dangerous
Political Noncooperator (poem)
Union-Busting Time in Massachusetts
Bold Doherty
The Queen of Tarts (poem)
Maybe Someday
Sally, Free and Easy
The Rich Man's House
Everything's Fine Right Now
Sammy's Bar
Shepherd O Shepherd
Harwich Ladies (TTTO Spanish Ladies, aka Brisbane Ladies, aka Augathella Station, aka The Drover, ....)
Slunécko (in Czech; title means "Sun")
Crackdown Addict
I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal
Just Coorie In
An Empty Table
Lorena
Poor Boy
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
The Land of Bright Gold
Santiana
Two Lads and a Foal (story)
The Olive Tree
God Bless the Birds (TTTO God Bless the Grass)
Little Piece of Wang
John Henry
Buy Broom Besoms
Blind Mary (instrumental)
Magic Penny
Eight More Miles to Louisville
Are You Out There (??)
Miners Lullaby
Po' Lazarus
Strike the Bell
500 Miles
Henry the Accountant
The Final Trawl


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 05:25 AM

The title in Czech is Slunécko, which is a diminuitive of slunce which translates as Sun. Wasn't too happy with the performance though, I think neres or tiredness got the better of me, and maybe I should do new material firth time round. The other title - according to the Sheet Music is 'Everyone Calls Me Tarzan'.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 06:54 AM

Thanks, SPB. I've added the Czech. I went back and forth between "Everyone Calls Me Tarzan" and "Tarzan of the Apes" as I saw each given as the title by various sources, so I've edited to show both as alternatives.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 05:46 AM

Last Night we played Can y Bugail by Geraint Jarman & Meic Stephens (There should be a To Bach/Circumflex over the 'A' in 'Can', but I can't work out the HTML!).
I promised the lyrics for this morning, but I need to delve a bit deeper, so please bear with me.
I have an English translation, but I will wait until I have the Welsh as well before posting.
Thanks for a great evening(UK), we will be back.

Splott Man and Dame Pattie Smith EPNS.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 06:37 PM

Splott Man, it's great to post lyrics you sang to this thread, and thank you very much for that. Be aware, though, that I will eventually move such posts to other places, like Monique's "songs not in English" thread.
If you posted something and can't find it, clicking on your name in any post should bring it up.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Feb 21 - 03:55 AM

Here's my list of songs/poems/tunes that were sung/recited/played, in order, at the Singaround on 15/16 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. I couldn't find any trace of a song called "Dark-haired Mary" – was that maybe a tune, not a song? I couldn't find any song called "Don't Believe in a Woman", or any version of Pretty Saro associated with Aunt Molly Jackson, or any song set on Clinch River and connected to Pretty Saro or to Aunt Molly Jackson. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Follow That Road
Something in the Way She Moves
Dark-haired Mary
La Calha (The Quail) (in Occitan)
Spinning wheel song
If Love Doesn't Bother You It Doesn't Bother Me (tune)
Anathea
The Quiet Land of Erin (Ard Ti Cuain, chorus in Irish)
River (with instrumental bridge Planxty Irwin)
Plains of Kildare (aka Skewball, aka Stewball and Griselda, ....)
When Black Hands Saved Me From the Blue
Alabama John Cherokee
Get On a Wagon Rolling West
Cân y Bugail gan (Song of the Shepherd, in Welsh)
Machynlleth (tune)
Blarney Roses
The Prince of Denmark's March (tune)
Week Before Easter
Catfish John
Vicky's Secret
Lochmaben Harper (aka The Blind Harper)
Coulters Candy
Mingulay Boat Song
The Factory Girl
Web of Birdsong
Lincoln and Liberty
Caledonia
From Little Things Big Things Grow
Tanglewood Tree
The Lost Highway
Thyme it is a Precious Thing
Time is a Tempest
My Country 'Tis of Thee
Across the Great Divide
A Place Called England
Benjamin Bowmaneer
How Can I Miss You
Stern Old Bachelor
Binsey Poplars (poem)
Red River Valley
Ranter Parson
Seventeen in Aberdeen
The Hippopotamus Song
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
The Spider
Follow the Heron
Lassie Lie Near Me
Whitby Fisherman
The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
Cold Blow and the Rainy Night
Big Muddy
The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow
Sonora's Death Row
Mrs. McGrath
Shanty Town
254 Shades of Gray
How The Helpmate Of Blue-Beard Made Free With A Door
City of New Orleans
Forever and a Day
Rachel
Caledonia
Dimming of the Day
Queen of Waters
Back to Broome
West Texas Waltz
Beautiful Noise
Vive l'Amour
If I Were Free
Cape Breton Lullaby
Blowin' in the Wind
Don't Believe in a Woman
Ill Wind
Twa Corbies
Lies
Crossing the Bar
Hallelujah (Wheatley)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 01:55 AM

Here's my list of songs/poems/letters/stories that were sung/recited/read/told, in order, at the Singaround on 22/23 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. Here you go:

John Ball
Song for Mira
Roll the woodpile down
Dyslexia or The Y Files (poem)
Down by the River Sallia (aka Weela Wallia)
Gottingen (in French)
When Did You Leave Heaven?
The Three Ravens
Adio Querida (or Adio Kerida) (in Ladino)
Now that the Buffalo's Gone
I Likes a Drop of Good Beer
Song of the Fugitive
The Bantry Girl's Lament
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Surely
What Does the Lord Require of You?
Down the Dials
Baltimore Fire
Wave the Ocean, Wave the Sea
I Do Adore Her
George Washington's letter to the Hebrew congregation of Newport (reading)
Brockagh Braes
Pistol-Packin' Mama
William Stone
Dan O'Hara
Blackwaterside
Cossack Lullaby (in Russian)
Skibbereen
My My Mama
Second Class Wait Here
I'm Gonna Be an Engineer
Your Little Hand
Martin Said to His Man (aka Who's the Fool Now?)
Love is Kind
Spirit Song
The Fur Rendezvous Song
Queen Elinor's Confession
The Flower of Magherally, O
Susquehanna
The L and N Don't Stop Here Any More
Snowin' on Raton
Laurel Hill
Deep River Blues
I'm an Old Cowhand
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Queen Elizabeth and the Three Knights (joke)
Bold Riley-O
Voják ("Soldier", in Czech)
Geritol Gypsy
The White Shepherd
Come Back, Liza
Blues Chase Up a Rabbit
Price Tag
All the Fine Young Men
The Green Man
Bournemouth
The Old Carmarthen Oak
Ten Hours a Day
Scarborough Fair
Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (in French)
If I Needed You
Lay Down Beside Me
White Collar Holler
Here is My Home


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 12:46 PM

The Czech song was called Voják which translates as Soldier. I wouldn't call it a lullaby - the first verse translates to

The translation of the three verses:

(1) When I didn't die in the war, I also will not die back home.
(2) When I didn't die on the French meadows, I will not die by my sweetheart.
(3) When I didn't die alongside the Austrians, I will not die with my lords.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:56 PM

Thanks, SPB. I'll edit my post.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 02 Mar 21 - 07:58 PM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/told, in order, at the Singaround on 1/2 March 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. Some uncertainties: I couldn't find any song called "Death and the Doctor" – is that title right? All I could find for Ring of the Nibelungen was a cycle of four operas, and I doubt that's what Joe sang. "I Wish I Had a Charm" is my guess at a title for Storm's poem, and "Where God Leads Me I Will Go" is my guess at a title for his song. Here you go:

Death and the Doctor
Doonaree
Ring of the Nibelungen
Finest You Ever Saw (aka The Finest of Them All)
Treigladau (Mutations) (poem)
Frobisher Bay
La Más Bella Niña (in Spanish)
Isn't It Grand Boys
When I Can't Play
Barnagh Hill
Scarborough Fair
Cuckoo's a Bonny Bird
Bangum and the Boar
Blann's Beer
Red Iron Ore
Miner's Lifeguard
The Revel
Still Scared of You
Strike the Bell Second Mate
Bugeilio’r Gwenyth Gwyn (Watching the White Wheat, English and Welsh)
I Am a Little Collier (macaronic, English and Welsh)
How Snow Got Its Color (story)
The Rare Ould Times
The Jack-Ass Song
Ten Hours a Day
Row On
Murrumbidgee Water
Ballad of Springhill (aka Springhill Mining Disaster)
Adieu to Dear Cambria
Die Gedanken Sind Frei (in German)
Queen Amang the Heather
Let Now the Harp
Sheep Stealer
The Coster's Serenade
Geritol Gypsy
Teannaibh Dlùth is Togaibh Fonn (in Scottish Gaelic)
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Sow Took the Measles
Last Boat In
I Wish I Had a Charm (poem)
Where God Leads Me I Will Go
Bheir Mi O
The Yorkshire Couple
Painting Box
When Forsythia's in Bloom
Witch Hazel
Chinese White
Air
Earth (poem)
The Midas Touch (poem)
The Plover Catcher
Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen (in Yiddish and English)
Young Companions (aka Bad Company, Bad Companions, I was Born in Pennsylvania, ....)
Story of Taliesin (story)
Avondale
The Lifeboat Mona
Lady Margaret
It's Up to Us
Drover's Dream
Obedience (poem)
Rose of Allendale
Frog in the Well
The Ash Grove (in Welsh)
Maleny Washing Line
When the Coal Comes from the Rhondda
The Drunkard's Looking Glass
Lay Down Beside Me
The Poor Orphan Child
The Eggplant that Ate Chicago
Times are Getting Hard Boys
Hob-i-derry-dando
Three Ravens
Process Man (aka The Chemical Worker's Song)
Gentle Arms of Eden
A Handful of Songs


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 07:08 AM

The Eggplant that ate Chicago?!


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 03 Mar 21 - 04:39 PM

Felipa, yes, a novelty song from the 60s. Here it is on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 12 Mar 21 - 10:21 PM

I came to the singaround of 8/9 March 2021 late and left early, so I owe even greater thanks to others than usual. Moorley Man & Mrrzy, independently, supplied me with the performances from before my joining, and Joe sent me the chat transcript so I could reconstruct what happened after I left. Here's the list of songs, poems, and tunes – corrections eagerly solicited.

In the Jailhouse Now
The Dutch in the Medway
Captain Wedderburn's Courtship
Jolly Wagoner
Les Djinnes (poem)
Planxty Irwin (tune)
Jamie Allen (tune)
Mon Amie la Rose (in French)
Willie 'ole Lad
The Yellow Bittern
Making Babies by Steam
Keemo Kimo (aka Sing Song Kitty)
The Duke's Late Glorious Success Over the Dutch
Cab, Cab, Cab
Sylvie
A Dialogue Between a Believer and his Soul
King Henry
The Reaper's Revenge
Rosie the Riveter
Hard Times of Old England
Lovely Nancy
Burning Gold
Boomer Johnson
We Don't Need the Men
The Quilting Party (aka Seeing Nellie Home)
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
This World Goes 'round and 'round
The Lasses O' Bonnie Dundee
Female Drummer
Drover's Boy
Darling Nellie Gray
March of the Women
Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms
We Were There
The Tryphina's Extra Hand
The Curragh of Kildare (aka The Irish Lovers)
Sandgate Dandling Song
The Winter with His Grisly Storms
Liverpool Lullaby
Short Jacket and White Trousers
Whup Jamboree
Blackleg Miner
Maid on the Shore
The Last Battle
People Say Strange Things
Mothers Teach Your Sons
Memories of Maxine (poem?)
Time to Thank the Women
Killing the Blues
Housewife's Lament
MacCrimmon's Lament
All the Way Home
Rosa's Lovely Daughters
Harriet Tubman
Bread and Roses
Wall
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Welcome
Idris Strike Song
Streets of Five-i-o
Poverty Knock
Little Red Hen
(Poem)
John Golden and the Lawrence Strike
Maid of Fyvie
Northwest Passage
February March
Oh, Didn't He Ramble
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out
Rebecca Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 18 Mar 21 - 05:26 AM

Thanks to Mrrzy for covering for me for the first hour-and-a-half, and to Joe for the chat transcript, also to Moorley Man. Here are the songs/poems/stories/tunes from the 15/16 March 2021 singaround:

Rivers of Babylon
Anchor God
If I Were a Duck
Us Goldfish (poem)
Shantyman
Essequibo River (in Creolese)
Can Vei la Lauzeta (in Occitán)
The Private Still (aka The Gauger)
In My Backyard
The Flying Cloud
Medley: The Fountain in the Park, Sipping Cider Through a Straw, and several others
I Had An Old Coat
Henry My Son (aka Green and Yellow)
Our Lady of the Hospital
Mountains of Mourne
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Oranges and Lemons
The Dear Little Shamrock
Yarns of the People (poem)
Sea Change
The Roving Journeyman
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
A Miners Life (aka Miners Lifeguard)
Moving Day
My Own Dear Native Land
For Just One Dime (take-off on Northwest Passage)
Haul Away Snow
The Kerry Dance
Motherland
Mull of Kintyre
Where Did You Get that Hat?
If You're Irish Come into the Parlor
Windsong
The Whitby Lad (aka Botany Bay, The Boston Burglar)
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Rockin' Robin (to the tune of All I Have to Do is Dream)
San Antonio Rose
The Orange and the Green
The Gallant Hussar
The Carter (aka Fairie Pie)
I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground
Lobster Salad (aka Paddy's Dream, Kelley's Dream)
Story about Newfoundlanders abroad
The Garden Where the Praties Grow
Story in Your Eyes
Raglan Road
The Galway Shawl
Bold Fenian Men (aka Down By the Glenside)
Cameronian Cat
Song for Mary Ann
The Joy of Living
Like the Way I Do
Welcoming Paddy Home (aka Welcome Poor Paddy Home)
Boolavogue (tune)
The Praties They Grow Small (aka The Famine Song)
An Old-Fashioned Wedding
You Are Still My Boy
On Yonder Hill there Sits a Hare
My Own Dear Galway Bay
I Wish I Were a Maid Again, or The Blackbird, or The Butcher Boy, or Died For Love
Let it be a Dance
Mary Ann, or The Roving Gardener
Click Go the Shears
Have Some Madeira, M'Dear
Holla Hi Holla Ho!
Old Man in His Garden
Red is the Rose
The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede
Long Long Time
The Foggy Dew (aka Down the Glen)
The Youth of the Heart
Penguins
Do You Love an Apple
Gilgarry Mountain (aka Whiskey in the Jar)
Somebody Threw a Tomato at Him
Hymn Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Mar 21 - 07:05 AM

Thanks to Moorley Man for covering for me for the first hour-and-a-half. Here are the songs/poems/riddles/tunes from the 22/23 March 2021 singaround:

Ghost Riders In The Sky
The Volunteer Organist
Inconsonants (poem)
Devinhola (in Occitan; title means "riddle")
Knock a Man Down
The Soldier
Castle Garden
On The Banks Of Allan Water
2 Original Tunes in Memory of Izzy Young
Away To The Mountain's Brow
9-5 Pollution Blues
It's Good To See You
Lonely Person
Banks Of The Sweet Primroses
Bridge Guard In The Karroo
New Garden Fields
Willie o' Winsbury
Any Dirty Work Today?
Stolen Child
Mary Hamilton (aka The Four Maries)
Croppy Boy
'Illean Bithibh Sunndach (in Gaelic)
Brennan on the Moor
Library-O
Ken Supiense (Ladino for Who Knows One, which is English for Echad Mi Yodea, which is Hebrew)
The Devil's Courtship
Yellow on the Broom
Spring Song
Mussels in the Corner
Wild Side of Life / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Going to the West
The Patriot Game
New Harmony
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Over the Hills and Far Away
Ballad of the Carpenter
The Foggy Dew (bachelor)
The Foggy Dew (bachelor, short)
The Moon Going Home
Moving Father's Grave
The Woodbridge Dog Disaster
Summer Sunlight
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
Swing Me
Maple Sweet
Our Favourite Things (parody of My Favorite Things)
How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
Down the Long Road
Rural Lad (poem)
Maple Syrup Time
Sweet Rose of Allandale (aka Sweet Rose of Allendale)
Je Suis Trop Jeunette (in French)
The Galway Shawl
A Whaler's Tale
My Own Dear Galway Bay
Another Train
First Lullaby (partly in French)
De Colores (in Spanish)
The Answer's Ireland
San Francisco Bay Blues
John Cherokee
Isle au Haut Lullaby
Devil Versus the Widow (aka The Widow and the Devil, aka The Widow's Promise)
Desperate Dan
Angels Come and Gather
Logie O'Buchan
Never on Sunday
The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring
Zog, Maran ("Tell Me, Marrano" in Yiddish)
The Song Goes On


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 07:11 PM

Thanks again to Moorley Man for covering for me for the first hour-and-a-half, and thanks to Joe Offer. Here are the songs and poems from the 29/30 March 2021 singaround:

Circle of Song
If Music Were My Life
The Lost Elephants of Denbigh (poem)
Pull Down Below
Lo Soldat Desconegut (The Unknown Soldier, in Occitan)
Rhubbub
Guitare et Tambourin (in French)
Paddy on the Railway
The Road to Dunmoor
To Cheer Him Up and Help Him on His Way
I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
The Wheels of the World
Stewball & Griselda
The Meeting of the Waters
The Earl Of March's Daughter
Across the Blue Mountains
To An Anchor God (aka Second Mariner's Song)
Sheepstealer
The Male Female Highwayman
Donald Where's Yer troosers?
The Flower Carol
Theme from The Secret of Roan Innish (Mist Covered Mountains)
The Gallant Shopper
Mrs Murphy
Mollymauk
I Think of You
The Pace Egging Song
Look Down On Me
Tennessee
Goodnight-Loving Trail
How Can I Keep From Purring
Ode to the Little Brown Shack
The Ever-Given (to the tune of The Titanic)
Stand Up for Judas
The Covid Blues (to the tune of If I Only Had a Brain)
Norland Wind (aka The Wild Geese)
Pretty Saro
The Latke (to the tune of The Coo Coo)
Sally Free and Easy
You Singers All
The Curragh of Kildare
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (in French)
Nogies Creek
On One April Morning
Amourette (formerly known as Exercise 77)
Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill
Vecherniy Zvon (Evening Bells, in Russian)
I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am
My Sweet Wyoming Home
The Maid From Bunclody (aka Bunclody, aka The Streams of Bunclody; also spelled Buncloudy, Bunclaudy)
Watching the Trains Come In
Pointing to the Moon
Chocolate Rabbit
We've Got To Sail Away
Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (aka Blues Jumped the Rabbit, Rabbit Foot Blues, Rabbit Blues, Jackrabbit Blues, and Cool Colorado)
Go Down Moses (aka When Israel was in Egypt's Land, aka Let My People Go)
Gentle Annie
The Bonny Ship The Diamond
Whiskey on a Sunday (aka Come Day, Go Day)
When They Buy Up All the Air
Have You Got a Biro I Can Borrow?
Man Come Into Egypt
Starlight Upon the Sea
Thanksgiving Eve
The Flower of Magherally
The Slave's Lament
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
Bonny Banks o' Fordie (aka Babylon)
You Are Beautiful
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Plant a Radish
Dayenu


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 07:19 PM

Latkes was sung to the tune of "The cuckoo" rather than the "coo coo". The cuckoo is a pretty bird, she warbles as she flies. And she never hollers "cuckoo" [coo coo?] till the fourth day of July." I learned the song before I moved to a place where I heard many cuckoos, and they holler in May.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 10:16 PM

Felipa, it's a folk song, recorded by many artists, using many different titles and spellings and lyrics. I learned the song from David Holt's album, Reel And Rock, and his spelling was The Coo Coo. Clarence Ashley called it Coo Coo Bird. It was called "The Coo Coo Bird" on Doc Watson, The Vanguard Years.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 05:12 AM

Songs & poems from the 5/6 April Mudcat Worldwide Singaround. Thanks to Moorley Man, Pelagie, and Joe Offer for help with the items that preceded my joining the proceedings. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Sweet Betsy From Pike
Out On The Ocean
The Shipping Forecast (poem by Les Barker)
Staying Out All Night
Nous Quittons Les Paques (in French)
The Tourist's Complaint
Evening Prayer from "Hansel & Gretel"
Avondale
Wullie's Drowned In Yarrow
The Hobnail Boots That Father Wore   
Annan Water
Click Go Your Joints (by Emma Elliott)
(Wrap Me Up in My) Tarpaulin Jacket
One Time and One Time Only (by Tom Paxton)
The Silly Hug Song
Fairy Faire Blues
When Spring Comes In
My Happiness
Life Passes By
She Was Just Going Home (to the tune of "The Grey Funnel Line")
Log Driver’s Waltz
I Knew You Were the One
Hody hody doprovody (A Czech Easter presentation)
Home on the Range
Curragh of Kildare
We are the Music Makers
Cosher Bailey’s Engine
South Wind
Foggy Dew (Irish version)
The Eagle and the Dove
Otago
Sweet Michael
Molly and Tenbrooks
The Mormond Braes
The Banks of Sweet Mossen
A Song for Our Time
Bheir Mi O (in English, chorus in Irish)
Moreton Bay
Die Gedanken Sind Frei (in English and German)
Coming Home Song
Towels
Turkey Reveille (aka Turkish Revelry, aka The Sweet Trinity, aka The Golden Vanity, aka The Golden Willow Tree, aka The Weeping Willow Tree, aka Sinking in the Lonesome Sea, aka The Gallant Argosy, aka The Old Virginia Lowlands, aka Sir Walter Raleigh Sailing In The Lowlands (Shewing how the famous Ship called the Sweet Trinity was taken by a false Gally & how it was again restored by the craft of a little Sea-boy, who sunk the Gally))
Aragon Mill
Red is the Rose
Wayfaring Stranger
The Iron Moulder's Wedding
Summertime
I'm Shy Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
Ainster Harbor
Easter Lilies
Geordie
Crawdad
Down By the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)
Truth Cannot Be Silenced (to the tune of Die Gedanken Sind Frei)
North Sea Holes
Wonders Still the World Shall Witness
Lord of the Dance
Custard Creams (to the tune of John o' Dreams = Tchaikovsky's Pathetique)
Isle Au Haut Lullaby (Hay Ledge Song)
I'll See You in My Dreams
Bonny Ship the Diamond
Drunk's Express
Northern Tide
The Ways of Man
April Fool
Blow the Candles Out
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Tell Old Bill
Autumn to May (aka Little Brown Dog)
Here is My Home


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 03:55 AM

Songs, poems and stories from the 12/13 April Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, quite possibly in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Mrrzy for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Waltzing Mathilda (Queensland version)
The Jeannie C
Me To Lýchno Tou Astrou (in Greek)
Captain Indecisive (poem)
Frog Song
Woman With a Shovel
Le Soldat Mécontent (French)
Weary Blues From Waitin'
Dead Dog Scrumpy
Three Drunken Maidens
Window Cleaning Shanty / We're All Cleaning Windows
The Swallow / La Golondrina (sung in English)
Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
The Killer in Me
Diana Hanson
Will Ye Go To Flanders
Lovely Agnes
Lazy Bones
The Minstrel
My Love is Like a Dewdrop
On One April Morning
All Trades
Advice to the Lovelorn
Ballad of John Williams
Animal Farm
The Riley Boys
Changes
Tackety Boots (recitation)
Come All You Virginia Girls
Your Name is What?
The Further Adventures Of Albert (poem)
The Big 5-0
Thomas Was A Little Glutton (poem)
Rum And Sailors
The Coffee Shop In Pimlico
Close The Coalhouse Door
Ill Wind
Rio Grande
The Man From Luddenden Dean
Mask of Life
Wings of a Goney (aka The Weary Whaling Grounds)
The Lone Pilgrim
Lovely Nancy
The Pharmacist
Eli, Eli
Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate
City of New Orleans
Wayfaring Stranger
The Candlelight Fisherman
House of the Rising Sun
The Titanic (version at https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7052)
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
Song of the Lower Classes
Canning Salmon
Roots
Yuri Gagarin
Methodist Pie
The Old Woman and Her Pig (story) (aka Fire! Fire! Burn Stick!, aka The Pig Who Would Not Jump Over the Stile) (singable version at http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/277.html)
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
The Jews Did Not Kill Jesus
The Lightship
Threescore and Ten
Silver Dagger
Betrayed by Love
Isabel Makes Love Upon National Monuments
Unreconstructed Rebel (aka I'm a Good Old Rebel)
Wave Goodbye, Wave Hello
When I'm Gone
Dropkick Me, Jesus
Faretheewell, Titanic
Side by Side


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 02:59 PM

Re ‘Woman with a Shovel’ at Monday’s singaround, I have had a chance to listen to Peter Krug’s’ ‘chainsaw’ song, so now I know where those stray lyrics came from, back in the days before internet searches. All knowledge is to be found in the Mudcat, eventually....M


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 03:33 PM

Was Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates in Master and Commander?


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 07:21 PM

Mrrzy, well-spotted! According to Wikipedia, "The song sung in the wardroom is 'Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates', a British Navy song written in the early 1800s and arranged in 1978 by Jim Mageean from his album Of Ships... and Men."


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 21 Apr 21 - 09:45 PM

Songs, poems and stories from the 19/20 April Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, quite likely in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Mrrzy for roughly the first half of the list. "He Puts Out Fires" is a line in several songs, some squeaky clean, some smutty – I don't know which was sung, so I gave a few references. "The Flatmate and the Frying Pan" is a name I thought up for the story Jane Nicholls told. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
England Green and England Grey
An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables (poem)
He Puts Out Fires (https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=31622 ? The Fireman's Song? My Brother Bill?)
Library-O
The Forsaken Nymph
Kumbaya
Hal-an-Tow
And Janey Mac I'm Nearly 40
Vamos Mujer (in Spanish)
The Tale of the Whale
Last Remaining Tree
I Knew You Were the One 
A Bushel and a Peck
A Dog's Life
The Foggy, Foggy Dew
Grandpa's Advice
Oh, Mr. Porter
The Old Dun Cow
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
The Hippopotamus Song
Silence is a Delicate Thing
The Jolly Waggoners
Joshua
On Board the Susianna
Sir Patrick Spens
John Ball
Ceres and Pluto and Eris, Oh, My
Fisher's Brae
Tom Bowling
Let the Mystery Be
Sonya Snell (poem)
Twas On One April Morning
The Women of Dundee
Canadee-i-o
Mother Earth
All the Good Times are Past and Gone
The Phantom Flasher (to the tune of "The Keeper")
Thyme it is a Precious Thing (aka Bunch of Thyme)
Salvation Jane
Andy's Gone with Cattle
The Highwayman
Right Field
Albert at the Hallé (poem)
Row Your Boat (from Bagpuss)
The King, He had a Date (to the tune of God Save the King)
The Herring's Head (aka Herring Song, aka Jolly Herring, aka The Red Herring, aka The Herring)
Glorious, Glorious
My Land is a Good Land
Shenandoah
You Can't Throw Anything Away ... If (poem)
Crazy
The Prodigal Son
Buttercup Joe
Starý Mcdonald mel Farmu (Old MacDonald had a Farm, in Czech)
Mrs Willis
Going to Damascus
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Rising Green
Won't You Come and Sing for Me
A Bench by the Sea
The Joy of Living
Rainbow Warriors
My Old Man
Beidh Aonach Amarach (in Irish Gaelic)
Look to the Rainbow
The Frog and the Crow
Geronimo's Cadillac
The Overlander (aka Queensland Drovers)
The King of Rome
The Shirt Song
Here is My Home
The Flatmate and the Frying Pan (story)
Windmills


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Apr 21 - 02:53 PM

I have posted the lyrics for “Fisher’s Brae” along with a map of where it is as a Lyr Add thread. The song I sang on Monday last.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 27 Apr 21 - 09:23 PM

Songs, poems and cante fables from the 26/27 April Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Mrrzy for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Ashes on the Sea
Ancient Festival of Leafblowers (poem)
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Follow Me 'Ome
The Woodpecker
Filhas que Sètz a Maridar (In Occitan)
Old Cape Cod
A Tavern in the Town
In Shame
Bachelor's Complaint
J'ai Passé Devant ta Porte (in Cajun French)
The Deserter
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (poem)
Give Us the Vax!
Privacy
In the Olden Days
A Rainy Night in Soho
Working Class Stranger
The Sailor Girl
Andy Lindon's Boathouse
Brother Noah
Jack in the Green
Cosher Bailey
The Walls Have Ears
Middle-Aged People 
Faded Coat of Blue
Beware, O Take Care
Down in the River to Pray (In Scots Gaelic)
Shenandoah
The Female Drummer
Early Snow
The Last Trip Home
One Starry Night
L. A. Freeway
A' Bhean Iadach (Scots Gaelic cante fable) (other versions of this song are called A' Bhean Iadach, Bean Mhic a' Mhaoir, Bean Mhic a' tSaoir, Bean Ga Bàthadh, A' Bhean Ud(aí) Thall)
The Manchester Rambler
The Foggy Dew (the one about the Easter uprising)
Sew on a Sequin
Bold Thady Quill
The Old Rebel Flag in the Rear
Gracias a la Vida (in English)
Blues Run the Game
The Hair of the Widow of Bridlington
Palace Grand (aka Lady Mary)
George and the Dragon (poem)
A Sailor's Life
Leatherwing Bat (aka The Birds' Courting Song)
Mockingbird Hill
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
The Mouse's Song (cante fable, aka The Cat and the Mouse)
The One-Legged Cowboy
A Kiss for No Reason
Geese (Husy, in Czech)
Old Roger Rum (aka Hi Roger Rum [and other variations], aka The Rich Man and the Poor Man)
The Land Beyond the Blue
The Woman in Your Life
Paramedic Rescue 101
Song of Peace (to the tune of Finlandia)
Lay Down Beside Me
The Family of Woman and Man
Dark-Eyed Sailor
Anderson's Coast
Cockroach in a Folk Club
Waltzing with Bears
The Lincolnshire Poacher
Me and Bobby McGee
Some Enchanted Evening
Rolling Home to Old New England


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 05 May 21 - 06:18 PM

Songs and poems from the 3/4 May Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Texas Rangers
Learning (poem, Les Barker)
A Place Called England
Country Roads
Common Bill
Voici le Mois de Mai (in French)
Banks of the Bann
First of May Blues
Marions les Roses (in French)
Wie Lieblich ist der Maien (in German)
The Gas Man Cometh
Sing Us Something We Know
Bring Flowers of the Rarest
River of Time
Someone that You Used to Know
Goin’ Home
All Our Love
The Doctor
Sportsmen Arouse (aka The Innocent Hare)
Love’s Mystery
Just as the Tide was Flowing
Precious Friend
The Lightkeeper’s Daughter
Hold the Fort
Herring Our Joy
Bring Me Back You
Weaverville
The Cuckoo
Hills of Isle Au Haut
Down by the Brazos (Alaska version)
Lava
Dobby’s Farewell
Braes o’ Balquidder (also Balquhidder, Balquhither)
The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia
The Covid Front Line (poem) by Peter Branson
A Pilgrim’s Way
On Mother Kelly's Doorstep
Yellow Yorlin
The Higler
Streets of Forbes
You Are Not Alone
The Green Dove and the Raven
Union Maid
Power and the Glory
Levellers and Diggers (aka The Diggers' Song)
Shenandoah
I Wish You Were Here
Vegematic
Union Cat
The Brave Volunteer (aka One Morning in May, aka The Nightingales Sing)
Rambler Gambler
Hal An Tow
Merry May Folk
When May Day Comes
Nightingales Sing
The Rosabella
The Sinking of the St. Luke
Country Life
Singing Land
Joe Hill's Last Will
Men of the Fields
Rambles of Spring
The Shirt Song
Dance Up the Sun
River


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 12 May 21 - 06:08 AM

Songs, stories, and poems from the 10/11 May Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Mrrzy for roughly the first half of the list. Thanks to SPB for the other title for I Wish I was Single Again. Thanks to MoorleyMan for information on "Never Turning Back"/"Keep on Moving Forward" and on "The Roses of No Man's Land". I made up the names, "The Woman Who Couldn't Speak" and "The Words are Easy, but the Doing is Hard" for the stories Jane Nicholls told. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Living On the River
England (Den Miller)
Welsh Mobile Technology (recitation)
Beans, Beans Taste Fine
Swim, Sam, Swim
Dabob Bay
I'd Rather be Lonely
La Finforleta (in Occitàn)
I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
Anachie Gordon
Never Turning Back (aka Keep on Moving Forward)
Peace in the Valley
(If it wasn't for) The 'ouses in Between
Faded Coat of Blue
Falling Behind
Tom Woods
I Wish I was Single Again (aka I Married a Wife)
Tomorrow (the apology song)
Cadi Ha (in Welsh)
Staines Morris
Buy my Fresh Herbs
The Doffing Mistress
Us Poor Fellows
Ashes on the Sea
Tha mo Ghaol air Àird (in Scots Gaelic)
Banks of Claudy
The Roses of No Man's Land
Tráthnóna Beag Aréir (in Irish)
Jimmy Randall
My Son Davey
Compared with the Alternative
Mrs McGrath
Fires of '98
John Ball
The Woman Who Couldn't Speak (story)
Crawdad
Before they Close the Minstrel Show
Cape Ann
Perfumes of Arabia
Lockdown (poem)
Garden Song
Anti-Garden Song (in part)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
To Morrow (recitation)
When Jones's Ale was New
Jenny
Mothers, Daughters, Wives
C'est le Mai (in French)
Nine to Five Pollution Blues
I Ain't Never Been Satisfied (version of Little Sally Walker?)
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Bold Saint George
Aloysius
Betrayed by Love
The Gallant Hussar
James Connolly
Noah's Ark Shanty (aka In Frisco Bay, aka A Long Time Ago)
Bogie's Bonnie Belle
Cry Me a River
The Words are Easy, but the Doing is Hard (story)
Travelling Down the Castlereagh
Sammy's Bar
(One for the) Morning Glory
Columbus Stockade Blues
Senorita Mia
Ballad of Patch-Eye and Meg
Velcro
Ode to Joy (EU lyrics)
All Through the Night


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 20 May 21 - 08:34 AM

Songs and stories from the 17/18 May 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. I made up the name, "Behind Every Story, There is a Little Truth" for one of the stories Jane Nicholls told, but I came in too late to hear her other story. Comments and corrections always welcome.

When Our Old Age Pension Check Comes To Our Door
With God On Our Side
Ballade en Novembre (in French)
Come Lasses and Lads
Another Time and Place
Ae Fond Kiss
Baltic Street
The Bonny Bay of Biscay-O
The Violin
My Texas Girl
Time to Love Again
Rags and Old Iron
The Rooster
Ten Thousand Miles from Home
A Couple of Swells
It Isn’t Nice
On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at
Buenos Dias Argentina
People Like You
Free in the Harbour
Crossing the Water
Rosemary’s Sister
Coming Hame (aka Coming Home)
(Story)
April Come She Will
Railroading on the Great Divide
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
When the Breakers Go Back on Full Time
Five-Foot Flirt
The Ways Of Man
Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
Peace Call
John Barleycorn
Johnny Todd
Broken Down Squatter
I Once Loved a Lass (aka The False Bride, aka The Week Before Easter, ....)
Young Edmund
Thais
Lay Down Beside Me
Blank Space
Give Me Just a Little More Time (Acme version)
Muhlenberg County (aka Paradise)
Sixteen Tons
Good Old Colony Times
Dear Old Shepherd's Bush
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
The Merry Minuet
New Cut Road
Freight Train (version of Chas. McDevitt Skiffle Group with Nancy Whiskey)
Thirty Years Ago (rewrite of Twenty Years Ago)
Lonesome Valley
Hinei Ma Tov
Dancing at Whitsun
The Wooden Spoon
Lament of the Computer Widow
Behind Every Story, There is a Little Truth (story)
Jerusalem
Bríd Óg Ní Mhaille (in Irish Gaelic)
Dinki Di
D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (parody of D-I-V-O-R-C-E)
I Live Not Where I Love
Orphan Train
Knock on the Door (with added lyrics)
Oregon or Die
I Love Not Where I Live
Health to the Company (Covid-safe version)
Pretty Flowers All Around
Across the Great Divide


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 28 May 21 - 08:09 PM

Songs and poem from the 24/25 May 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Mrrzy for roughly the first half of the list, and to MoorleyMan and Joe Offer for additional information. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Leaving Home (Charlie Poole's version of Frankie and Johnny)
The Men of the Hood
Banana Republics
Giroflé girofla (in French)
Let Me Breathe
Plegaria a un Labrador (in Spanish)
McGowan's Banshee
Darlin' Corey
It Would Never Have Worked
Kitty Bawn O'Brien
The Salt Marsh
Seven Spanish Angels
Stripey and Blondie
Dink's Song
Silver Dagger
The Prophet
Black Hills Waltz
My Organ Recital (aka Side Effects)
The Star of Bannock
For Months and Months and Months
The Unquiet Grave
Sister, Sail!
Geordie medley: Come Up And See Your Granny / Cushie Butterfield / Wherivvor Ye Gan Ye're Sure te Find a Geordie (in dialect) / Blaydon Races
Masters of War
The Jeannie C.
Old Shep
Fhir a Bhata (the boatman; sung mostly in English with a Scots Gaelic chorus)
The Big Hewer
Sixteen Tons
The Jamestown Homeward Bound
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
Sammy's Bar
That's Australia
House of the Rising Sun
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Just Like a Woman
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Overheard on a salt marsh [poem]
Raggle Taggle Gypsies, Eh
The Heat Detector
Down By the Riverside
Jutland
Lay Down Your Weary Time
Medley of Towing Shanties
On a Monday Morning
Being a Pirate
A Begging I Will Go
Do You Love an Orange
All Among the Garlic
Three Score and Ten
Claudy Banks
The Helium Miner's Song
Let It Be a Dance
The Wee Magic Stane
A Maid in Bedlam
Brisbane Ladies (aka Augathella Station, takeoff on Spanish Ladies)
We've Got to Sail Away
A Begging I Will Go (update by Grit Laskin)
Who Can Sail?
Wild Goose Shanty (aka Ranzo)
Diamonds and Rust
Blow the Candles Out
Goodnight Irene
Four Strong Winds


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 03 Jun 21 - 05:08 AM

Songs, poems and recitations from the 31 May, 1 June 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Pelagie for roughly the first half of the list, and to MoorleyMan and Joe Offer and Rusty Dobro for additional information. Comments and corrections always welcome.

There's a Hole in My Bucket
Arnold (poem)
Little Golden Hair (monologue)
The Girl With The Dreamy Eyes
Guitarra en Duelo Mayor ("Guitar in Mourning Major," in Spanish)
Too Many Lakes
Freight Train
My Favorite Picture of You
Amore grande amore mio (in Italian)
Sugar in the Hold
No Man’s Land
Summer in Dublin
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
Low Bridge, Everybody Down (aka "Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal," "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal," "Erie Canal Song")
South London Idler (parody of Manchester Rambler)
Cold Mountain
O Freedom
A Terceira Lamina (in Portuguese)
Do You Need Another Hand?
Draft Dodger Rag
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Bruach Na Carraige Báine ("The Edge of the White Rocks," in Irish Gaelic)
General Taylor
The Man who had the Dumb Wife
You’ve Been a Friend to Me
Darcy Farrow
The Wreck of the Dandenong
Soldier’s Joy
Annan Water
I Once Loved A Lass
The Fastest Mobile Library In the West
Freedom on the Wallaby
Dancing at Whitsun
Dancing on the Edge of Time (poem)
Beat the Retreat on Thy Drum (aka "Sam, Sam, Beat the Retreat")
Summer Wine
Bad Man's Blunder
Sweet William's Ghost
Call the Lamas
What are You Fighting For?
No Charge (poem, parody of Harlan Howard / Mabel Montgomery work of the same name)
Grandad Goes Dancing at Mayday (to the tune of Dancing at Whitsun)
Banks of the Roses
More Work for the Undertaker
Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon
Invitation to a funeral
Only Remembered (For What They've Not Done)
The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna (poem)
Dublin Blues
I've Been Everywhere
Young Moon's Lament (version of Yangtze River Shanty)
Send Us a Postcard
What Shall We Drink to Tonight?
The Weirdest Dream (to the tune of Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream)
Only Remembered
Buddhist Monk 1960 (recitation)
There's a Grave on the Hillside
Normandy Orchards
The Navvies
The Faith of Man


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 07 Jun 21 - 08:36 PM

Here's a little something I wrote to mark the occasion:

Mudcat Time
to the tune of Summertime

Mudcat time, and the zoomin' is easy
Folks are hummin' and the singin' is fine
Well Joe Offer's here, and we're all so good lookin'
So mute, little 'Catters, your number's assigned

Now ev'ry Monday, we all rise up singin'
From around the world, we laugh and we cry
For some it's mornin', and for others it's evenin'
Till Joe sends us off with some sweet lullabye

Mudcat time, and the helpers are busy
Thanks to Casey, Mrzzy, Dave and Arlene
Gayle and Gerry, et aussi cher Monique
And last but not least, Dawn and Noreen

Mudcat time, and the zoomin' is easy
Folks are hummin' and the singin' is fine
Well Joe Offer's here, and with gas we are cookin'
So sing, little 'Catters, time to shine!


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Subject: ADD: Help Me Make It through the Zoom (PattyClink)
From: pattyClink
Date: 08 Jun 21 - 11:16 AM

With apologies to Mr. K, here are the extra verses sung at the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround celebration of 1 year of online gatherings.

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE ZOOM
(Patty Clink)

Now it's Monday on the Zoom, and I don't have my song chose,                                                        
But you let me babble on, kindly cohost crew and Joe.

Make my audio do right, though I have no earthly clue                                                
As I suck up all my time, help me make it through the Zoom.

        I don't care if I mumble, sing words you can't understand                                                
        Let the devil take the title, Lord, I just love to make you guess
                                                        
They say folksong's dead and gone, and for us there is no room                                                
But we prove them wrong each week, help me make it through the Zoom,
We're a very special group, help us make it through the Zoom.

Noreen, Casey, Mrrzy, Dave; Arlene, Gerry, Monique, Gayle,                                                         
Blessings on you and dear Joe, you help us make it through the Zoom.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 09 Jun 21 - 08:31 PM

Songs/poems/recitations/tunes from the 7-8 June 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Circle of Song
Lies
The Verb to Be (poem)
Yorkshire Pudden (monologue)
La Mort de l’Ours (Death of the Bear, in French)
John Condon
The Music Makers (based on Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy)
Anniversary Song
Darcy Farrow
Can Vei la Lauzeta Mover (“When I See the Lark Beat His Wings” in Occitan)
The Pride of Erin’s Isle
Friends Like These
The Power and the Glory
The Calico Printer’s Clerk
Join In
Help Me Make It Through the Night (with added verses, "Help Me Make It Through the Zoom")
Leytyat Utki (in Russian)
Kinisalo (Macedonian)
Let’s Do It (aka Ballad of Barry and Freda)
Gens du Pays
Siúil a Rúin (in Gaelic)
Crackdown Addict
Down the Dials (monologue)
Lovers and Friends
I Come for to Sing
If Love Doesn’t Bother You, It Doesn’t Bother Me (tune)
Happy Birthday to You
Dink’s Song
Two-Bit Cayuse
Sheòl am Bàta (The Boat Sailed Over the Ocean, in Scots Gaelic)
Beans, Bacon, and Gravy
Sam the Skull (aka The Glasgow Cat)
The World Turned Upside Down
Rosemary's Sister
On Again! On Again!
Sixteen Tons
Mockingbird Hill
Big Rock Candy Mountain
The Charladies' Ball
Sir William Gower
Abdullah Bulbul Emir
The Leather Thimble (story)
Lady River
Sensing the Plan (poem)
Heaven
Stuff That Works
Mudcat Time (to the tune of Summertime)
Shelter at Home (poem)
Sea Glass
Beware of the Beautiful Stranger
The Master of the Sheepfold
Lament to the Moon
A Noise Annoys an Oyster
Yorkshire Song
The Willow Tree
Sea Change
She Told Me to Meet Her at the Gate
Boney was a Warrior
Buckeye Jim
The River, Where She Sleeps
The Sunday Driver
The Mountains of Mourne
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
The Kirk Soiree
The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill
Our Life is More than Our Work
Play Friends (poem)
What are You Fighting For?
Don't Know the Words... (for My Favo(u)rite Things)
Tzena, Tzena, Tzena (in Hebrew and English)
The Oreo Song
Crossing the Water


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 23 Jun 21 - 07:53 AM

Songs/poems/stories from the 14-15 June 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list, and to Monique for two corrections. I don't know whether there was a title to the entry I've given as "Traditional Portuguese story". Comments and corrections always welcome.

Love Call Me Home
Man on the Flying Trapeze
Madeira, M’Dear ?
The Wee Lass on the Brae
Conseils à la mariée (Advice to the Bride, in French)
Ode in Praise of the City of Mullingar
The Maid of Australia
Romance de la Pérdida de Alhama (in Spanish)
An Buachaillín Donn (The Brown Boy, in Gaelic)
The Reason I Left Mullingar
The Grumpy Old Men of Old England
Bridges
Banks of Yarrow (aka Wullie’s Drowned in Yarrow)
Le Chant des Partisans (in French)
Wild Rover
Crazy
Come Write Me Down
Seán Ó Duibhir a Ghleanna (Sean O'Dwyer of the Glen, in Gaelic)
The Reluctant Mariner
Aces, Straights and Flushes
Joshua
Swimming with the Fish
I Give Myself to You
A Thousand Songs
Traditional Portuguese story
The Ballad of St. Peter (aka Pray)
Calypso
Sentenced to Death
Amazing Grace
Schooldays Over
Rocking at the End of Time
Bheir Mi O (aka Eriskay Love Lilt)
Napoleon's Farewell to Paris
The Golden Vanity
My Dog Sam
The Crow on the Cradle
Pangolins (poem)
Lord Saltoun and Auchanachie
Glorious Ale
James Connolly
Proud Maisrie (to the tune of Scarborough Fair)
Know When to Move
Midsummer Hymn
The Southern Girl's Reply
Bonny Light Horseman (aka Broken-Hearted I'll Wander)
Unwed Fathers
Bang went the Chance of a Lifetime
Time to Love Again
Consciousness (poem)
The Green Man
Banjo Pickin' Girl
She's Someone's Grandmother
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
The Two Conneeleys (chorus in Irish Gaelic)
My Old Man
Some Little Mice Sat in a Barn to Spin
The Hunting Song
The Cockle Gatherer (in Scots Gaelic)
I Fall to Pieces
Four Strong Winds
Jack Ashton
North Country Tragedy
Must I Go Bound
It's a Pleasure to Know You
The Terror Time


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Subject: RE: an Buachaillin Donn at Mudcat singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Jun 21 - 03:06 PM

I didn't attend on 14 June, but if "Buachaillin dhoun" was indeed sung in Irish, than the title should be spelled "An Buachaillín Donn" (the brown-haired lad) - "Dhoun" is an Anglicised spelling. The song also known as "Mo Bhuachaillín Donn", my brown-haired boy, which is sung mainly in English. This site mistakenly translates the title as "the fair-haired boy". Donn means brown; fair haired would be "bán" or "fionn".
https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/mo-bhuachailliacuten-donn-lyrics-and-chords.html

same song https://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/an_buachaillin_donn

Mudcat has the same song posted as "BOUCHALEEN DHOUN" but that is not Irish spelling; it is a rough transliteration.

I've now convinced myself that it was this song which was sung at the mudsing in question, a song in English with a few words in Irish Gaelic included.

[I have edited the song list in accord with this post. Thanks! Gerry]


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 23 Jun 21 - 07:47 PM

In my defence as a humble scribe, the title listed would have been taken directly from the chat entry...


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jun 21 - 08:22 PM

I make no excuse for our imperfections. It's what makes us quaint....


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Jun 21 - 07:33 AM

Songs/poems/monologue from the 21-22 June 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list, and thanks to Felipa for a correction. I'm not sure about the title, "The Forest and the Tree", given for the song by mg. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Cool Water
Carrying Nelson Home
Hole in the Ark (monologue)
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
Al the Vegetable Man
Sea Fever (poem)
La guignolée (The Rag Dance)
I Brought My Father with Me
Sammy’s Bar
Casey Jones (variant of Jay Gould’s daughter)
Rosebud in June
Do You Have Wine? (Imate Li Vino, in Bulgarian)
Country Life
The Valley of Knockanure
The Water is Wide (Australian version)
When Father Papered the Parlour
The Dance is Mine
Summertime
I Get a Kick out of You
East Texas Red
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Blarney Roses
Long Summer Day
Too Old to Die Young
I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal
Spancil Hill
Dh’ èirich mi Moch Madainn Chèitein (I Arose Early One May Morning)
Great God A’Mighty (semi-sung poem)
Lament to the Moon
Által Mennék (I’d Like to Cross the Tisza by Boat, in Hungarian)
No Place to Fall
Oak and Ash and Thorn
Before They Close the Minstrel Show
The Forest and the Tree
Vincent
Bonnie Banks o' Fordie (aka Bonnie Banks o' Airdrie, aka Babylon, ....)
Coil Away the Trawl Warp (aka The Smacksman)
Home Remodeling Blues
Touch Not the Cup (to the tune of Long, Long Ago)
I'm Romeo (to the tune of Long, Long Ago)
Birmingham Sunday
Bachelor Ben (poem)
Why I Refuse to Say Goodbye
Leave Her, Johnny
Some Fool Made a Soldier of Me
Arky's Toast
The 23rd of June (aka The Jug of Punch)
Rising (poem)
Sojourner Truth's Battle Hymn
Until the Dark Time Ends
Watching
When I Have Seen
The Liar (version of Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago)
A-Begging I Will Go (Grit Laskin update)
The Express Office (aka He's Coming to us Dead, aka The Boys in Blue)
Gypsy Laddie (aka Raggle-Taggle Gypsy, aka Black Jack Davey, aka Gypsy Davey, ....)
The Wild Side of Life & It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Cha Bhí Mí Buan (in Scots Gaelic)
Shipyard Slips (aka The Island Men)
Names
Farewell
Lazy Afternoon
Hei Huomenta Suomi ("Hello, Good Morning Finland", Finnish language version of City of New Orleans)
Heaven
Kilgarry Mountain (aka Whiskey in the Jar)
Four Wet Pigs
Out of the Window (aka Our Wedding Day)
Josie
Henry the Accountant (to the tune of John Henry)
Leader of the Band
North Country Tragedy
A Bench by the Sea
Magnolia Wind
Witch Hazel


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 30 Jun 21 - 06:17 AM

Songs/poems/tune from the 28-29 June 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list, and thanks to Felipa for a correction. Comments and corrections always welcome.

John Ball
The Blood Donor (poem)
Silver Dagger
Aly’s Waltz (fiddle tune)
One Volcano Day
Oleanna
Wheel Your Perambulator
Red River Valley
It Could Have Been Me
Harp Without a Crown
McCaffery
The Seana Waltz
Early in the Morning
Daisy Bell/A Bicycle Built for Two
Scarborough Fair
Already Dead
The Flower of Magherally
Salty Dog
Oh Napoleon!
In the Heat of the Summer
Trois Jeunes Marins Porteurs de Lettres (in French)
Elizabeth
Mantle of Green
Exile
The Laird o’ Drum
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
Waltzing with Bears
The Far Side Banks of Jordan
Long Ago and Far Away
The Log Driver’s Waltz
The Diphthong (poem)
Strictly Working Class
Two Maidens Went Milking One Day
The L&N Don’t Stop Here Any More
Unreconstructed Rebel
The Last Thing on My Mind
Home From the Sea
I Saw Three Ships
Dos Land iz Dayn Land ("This Land is Your Land", in Yiddish)
Boney (aka Boney was a Warrior)
Doonaree
Light
Woody Knows Nothing
The Green Linnet
Six Nights Drunk (Brian Peters update, with added Canadian touches)
Isle of Eigg
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
He Got Better Things for You
254 Shades of Gray
Rocky Road to Dublin
My Granny's a Wild Flying Dove
The Rare Ould Times
Long Promised Road
Raglan Road
The Ballad of Harry Lewis
My Home Town
Walkin' By Myself
I Think of You
Granny's Old Armchair
So Here's to You (aka When First We Met)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 30 Jun 21 - 04:33 PM

"Comments and corrections always welcome."

I sang Out of the Window at the 21-22 June 2021 session. I did sing the version which is in the DT under the title Our Wedding Day. It is not the same song as, is not "aka", "She Moved through the Fair". The songs have some relation, much discussed in a thread on Mudcat*. But Pádraic Colum just used one verse of Out of the Window in "She Moved through the Fair". *https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=869#3572943

Joe Offer sang the song described as "Here's to You" at this week's song circle. According to the DT, the song by the late Alan Bell is entitled When First We Met. "Here's to you," makes me think of Tom Paxton's "Ramblin' Boy". Most recordings do refer to the song as "So Here's to You".

I've also heard "When First We Met" aka "So Here's to You" called "The Parting Glass"; and that could so easily be confused by a popular song of the same name ("Of all the money that e'er I spent I've spent it in good company ..."

I thought it worth clarifying just which parting song Joe sang.

chorus:
So here's to you, and our time together.
I will share with you a parting glass,
And bid adieu with some smile and laughter,
Our time apart will be short, and pass.

There was actually at least one other song sung after Joe's official close, but I don't remember what song it was.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 30 Jun 21 - 07:30 PM

"There was actually at least one other song sung after Joe's official close, but I don't remember what song it was." Felipa, I sang a few lines of the Phil Ochs song, Links on the Chain, but maybe that's not what you're thinking of. If anyone can remember a full song that came after the close, I'll be happy to edit it into the list. I have made the other corrections.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 08 Jul 21 - 05:02 AM

Songs/poem/reading from the 5-6 July 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan and Pelagie for roughly the first half of the list, and thanks to Joe and Monique for further information. "ttto" stands for "to the tune of." Comments and corrections always welcome.

Only Remembered
Why Don’t They Write It on the Side? (poem)
O Mary Don’t You Weep
The Intoxicated Rat
Triste es lo cèl (in Occitan)
Winds of Morning
Three Score and Ten
Wildwood Flower
The Erie Canal
The Mower
Songwriter, Songmaker, and Traveller
Sons of Liberty
Where Did They Go?
Linin' Track
The Rigs of Rye
Trouble in Mind
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Clementine
‘Arry, ‘Arry, ‘Arry
Coal Town Road
Ladies of the Bay
Dance for the Love
I Will Stand
Port of Call
(parody of) Sidewalks of New York
Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvy
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Jimmy Joe
Till I’m Too Old to Die Young
Teen Angel (ttto Amazing Grace)
Tha Mo Ghaol Air Àird a' Chuain (My Love is on the High Seas, in Gaelic)
Mesmerised by You
This is My Father’s World
The Two Sisters (aka Wind and Rain)
Hang on the Bell, Nellie
The Total Eclipse of Scotland (reading)
Lord Rendal
I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal
Aunt Sue
This Land is Whose Land? (ttto This Land is Your Land)
Summer's End
Battle of the Somme
Safe Romance
Mezi Horami (Between the Mountains, in Czech)
Nasty Nell
Gathering Storm
Queen of Skye
Both Sides the Tweed
Epistle to Derroll
Amazing Grace
Jimmy Crack Corn (aka Blue-Tail Fly)
Way Down the Road
Tumbalalaika
I Wish You Were Here
Johnie Cock (aka Johnny O'Breadisley, Jock o'Braidislee, etc.)
Come and Go with Me to that Land
Since I Laid My Burden Down
Young Lady (ttto Polly Von, aka Polly Vaugh(a)n, Molly Bawn, The Fowler, The Shooting of His Dear, etc., etc.)
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation
Bring Me Back You
River of the Big Canoe(s)
Philosophers Song
The King's Shilling
Starfish Song
Power and the Glory
Last Boat In
Cold Missouri Waters
Lay Down Beside Me
Quantum Mechanics (ttto Little Old Log Cabin on the Hill)
Holio (ttto Sweet Betsy from Pike)
This is My Song (ttto Finlandia)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Jul 21 - 02:51 AM

Songs/poems/tunes/monologue/story from the 12-13 July 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Fishin’ Blues
The Anchor Watch (poem with sung refrains)
Seasons Turn
Sonia Snell (monologue)
Three-Volcano Day
Whiskey In The Jar
The Herring Girl
Hesitation Blues
Kyrkløt & Polska (tunes; Waiting For A Bus)
Diamantina Drover
Old Men Sing Love Songs
The Haying Song
Two Sisters
I’m an Old Deck-Hand
Orange Maid of Sligo
What’ll I Do
Chant de l’oignon
The Spring of ‘65
Windy Old Weather
Joshua Gone Barbados
Raven in the Storm
The Mountains of Mourne
Cowboy Fireman
Hippopotamus Song
All the Good People
Oh the Dreadful Wind and the Rain
Billy O’Shea
The Old Orange Flute
Early Snow
The Green Faerie Dog (Scottish story)
Old Whitby Harbor
Day is Done
You Went the Wrong Way Old King Louie
Whitby Fisherman
The Marie Depreste (poem)
Otter Hunting in Ribblesdale
The Green Eye of the Yellow God (poem)
Three Wishes
If You've Only Got a Moustache
The Bold Princess Royal
Wild Side of Life & It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels
Sweet Thang
The Diggins-Oh
The Farmer's Boy
Unfortunate Miss Bailey
The Rasta Masta has to Ask for Special Pesto on His Pasta
Living Planet
Essiquibo River (partly in Guyanese Creole)
Breed-Specific Legislation Ballad
Wild Goose Nation
Lessons of Time
Nevada Jane
Call to Song
That's the Way it's Gonna Be
A Begging I Will Go (Grit Laskin version)
Mni Wikoni (partly in Lakota)
Early


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 21 Jul 21 - 07:23 PM

Songs/recitations/poems/tunes/monologues from the 19-20 July 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list, and Felipa for additional information. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Let Union Be
Testimony of Patience Kershaw
Sarah (recitation of a testimony)
Happy Days are Here Again
Deep River Blues
Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight
Windmills
Pull Down, Lads
Cross the Mississippi
All the Good People
O’Donovan’s Daughter
Not Sixteen Til Sunday (parody of Seventeen Come Sunday)
Cockleshells
Bonny Eloise, the Belle of the Mohawk Vale
Thrift Store on the Corner
Toddling Home (monologue)
Land of the Bottom Line
Shenandoah
Please Don’t Bury Me
Harvest home, Boys of Blue Hill/Lads of North Tyne (tunes)
Streams of Bunclody
The Irish Rover
Gypsy Laddie
Caledonia Fair and Free
Lambeg Drummer
Away with Rum/Rum by Gum (with one chorus each of S-A-V-E-D and Salvation Army/Nickel on the Plate)
Brighten the Corner Where You Are
Bampton Fair
Bheir Mi O (aka Eriskay Love Lilt)
Salvation Band
Have You Got any News of the Iceberg?
Housewife’s Lament
The Final Trawl
Jamie Douglas (aka Waly, Waly)
Slow Train Through Georgia
The Glass of Beer (poem)
A Chat with Your Mother
What Will I Leave
Rum-Tiddley-Um-Tum-Tay
Safe Romance
The Minstrel
Paddy Lay Back
Home-Grown Tomatoes
The Tea-Total Society
Bring Us in Hot Tea
Don't Slay that Potato
The Humours of Whiskey (aka Stick to the Craythur, Paddy's Panacea)
The One-Eyed Cook
The Handweaver and the Factory Maid
Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
When I'm Gone
Wayfaring Stranger
I Ain't a Martian Any More (one stanza take-off on I Ain't a-Marching Any More)
'Tis a Gift to be Stupid (one-stanza take-off on Simple Gifts)
China and a Woman's Heart
I am the Wind
Do Virgins Taste Better (ttto Irish Washerwoman)
New Orleans Rag
Song of the Lower Classes
A Bench by the Sea
Hard Times Come Again No More
Look Down on Me
Bonnie at Morn


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 22 Jul 21 - 09:15 AM

Bheir Me O should be spelled Bheir Mi O (mi not me)

as Gerry listed two single-verse parodies, I think it may be worth mentioning that a chorus of S-A-V-E-D (https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=5573#32866) and a chorus of Salvation Army/Nickel on the Plate (https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8395) were added to the song "Rum by Gum"


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jul 21 - 02:34 PM

Dang! I missed some good songs. Thanks to Casey and Noreen for hosting while I was off seeing the sights of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 27 Jul 21 - 08:12 PM

Songs and poems from the 26-27 July 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. "The Most Important Rule of Life" is my guess at a title for the very short song Claire Sherman sang (it's also about half the lyric, the other half being, "Never leave your wallet on the roof of your car."). Comments and corrections always welcome.

Music to Me
Cosmo Revisited (poem)
Morley Main
The Moon is a Silver Dollar
Flash Companie
You Don’t Miss Your Water (Till Your Well Runs Dry)
The Poor Lonely Widow
The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring
Grandfather was a Fiddler
Humoresque
Summerfly
The Prophet
King Henry
Buckeye Jim
On Board the Susianna
Wreck of Number Nine (aka On a Cold Winter’s Night)
Song for the Mira
Hey Rain
Plains of Waterloo
Fear a Bhàta (The Boatman, Scots Gaelic)
In the Heat of the Summer
Worried Man Blues
Turbines (poem)
All the Salt
Misery Farm
Two Brethren
Kathy’s Song
Autumn to May
Being a Pirate
Steam Powered Aeroplane
When I’m Drunk
Paddy on the Railway
Glorious Ale
A Nice Quiet Day
Will Ye Go to Flanders?
Ballad of Springhill
Librar-i-o
The Most Important Rule of Life
Close the Coalhouse Door
A Mhic Mo Chroí ("Son of My Heart", in Irish Gaelic, a version of "Mrs. McGrath")
Thirty-Foot Trailer
Rolling Down the Ryburn
Anderson's Coast
Five Foot Flirt
The Drowned Sailor
On a Monday Morning
Red-Winged Blackbird (Billy Edd Wheeler)
I Believe, I Do
Archimedes (The Lever) (takeoff on Leave Her, Johnny)
Witch Hazel
Fields of Athenry
Orphan Child
River
Lay Down Beside Me
Handful of Songs


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 04 Aug 21 - 01:28 AM

Songs/poems/tunes/monologues from the 2-3 August 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Dawn Berg sang a song with some overlap with "Died for Love" / "The Butcher Boy" but we don't have an accurate name for it. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Hayseed
On a Sunday
Guide Cats for the Blind (poem)
Collapse of a Family Firm (monologue)
Golden Slumbers
Heigh-ho
Don’t Think Twice, it’s Alright
Shanandoah
Paura Cigala ("Poor Cicada", in Occitan)
Georgie
Too Much of a Good Thing
Seaview Bells
Where the Morning Glories Grow
Old Dolores
Oakham Poachers
The Dance
Somebody Would Shout Out “Shop”
Erin the Green
Banks of Sweet Mossing
Give Me Three Grains of Corn, Mother
Candles
Son Come Tell to Me
The Frozen Jogger
There Was an Old Piper
You’re Still Gonna Die
Damn Yankee Lad
Bringing in the Sheaves
Mathematics
Rainbow Warriors
The Emigrant (aka My Lovely Mountain Home, aka Carndaisy)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Wings of Song
Well Well Well
Never Gonna Cease My Wandering
Cobweb of Dreams
My Rival
A Sailor's Farewell to His Horse
The Bare Necessities
Earl Grey (tune)
Hawaiian Lullaby
Jamie's Song
Departure (poem)
New Harmony
Bitter Withy
Froggy Went a-Courtin'
Lincoln Park Pirates
Vegematic
Dear Old Shepherd's Bush
Died for Love (?) (The Butcher Boy?)
The False Knight upon the Road
Rachel
I Come and Stand at Every Door
All Among the Garlic
Till the Dance is Mine
Tenting Tonight (aka Tenting on the Old Camp Ground)
Smiling Aghado
The Great Historical Bum
I Used to Work in Chicago
Eight More Miles to Louisville
Windmills
The S. S. Shieldhall
Farewell Shanty (aka Padstow Farewell, aka Sailor's Farewell Hymn, aka 'Tis Our Sailing Time, aka Cornish Farewell Shanty)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Aug 21 - 08:43 AM

Songs/poems/tunes/readings from the 9-10 August 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Jenny’s Gone Away
The Vampire
Cholera Camp
Until it’s Time for You to Go
Why We Wear
Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer
Lloraba la niña ("The girl was weeping", in Spanish)
The Backblocks Shearer (aka Widgegoara Joe)
I Come and Stand at Every Door
Let Union Be
Crabfish (aka Johnny Daddlum)
Where the Wild, Wild Flowers Grow
Searching for Lambs
Green Grows the Laurel
To Father Sheehy’s Head
Town of Ole Dolores
An Maidrín Rua (The Little Red Fox)
The Harp that Once Through Tara’s Halls
Sam Hall
Eensy Weensy Spider (ttto Mary Ellen Carter)
Enola Gay
Mary had a Little Lamb (Fenian boys parody)
Fair Flower of Northumberland
Joe Peel
The Ring of the Nibelungs (abridged)
The Mule Song
One-Legged Horse (poem)
Farewell to the House
Four Strong Winds
The Fair Haired Boy, Child Grove, Balqiddhr Lasses (whistle tunes)
Sweet Inniscarra (aka The Exile’s Return)
Ceres, Pluto and Eris, Oh, My
Shanty Man's Life
Enola Gay – The Day After (reading)
Ramblin' Boy
Oh Maritana
August 6th and 9th, 1945 (poem)
First Time/Last Time
Forked Tongue Story
Their Brains were Small and They Died
A Ballad of Recursion (ttto Wee Willie Lost His Marley, aka Wor Geordie's Lost 'is Penka)
Broken Token
The Rare Ould Times
Old Bangum
The Sands o' the Shore
Brigg Fair
Black Panther
The Fox
Buddhist World Peace March 1982 (recitation)
Walking
Yankele (one verse in Yiddish, the rest in English translation)
A Mhic Mo Chroí (Irish Gaelic version of Mrs. McGrath)
The Great Storm is Over
Interesting Times


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Aug 21 - 09:53 PM

Songs/poems/readings from the 16-17 August 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Love at the Five and Dime
Train to Glasgow (Poem)
Rip Van Winkle
Wind River Waltz
William Taylor
Armstrong (in French)
Bold Riley
Trouble in the Fields
The Deserter
When the Old Dun Cow Caught Fire
Ballyhoe
Song of Deal
Prairie Lullaby
So Long Ago (aka So Long Mississippi)
The Sun’s Coming Over the Hill
Deep River Blues
Four Strong Winds
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
I Ain’t Nobody in Perticuler
The Argument of His Book
I’ll Tell Me Ma
Safe Romance
Bridges
I’m a Rover, Seldom Sober
He Moved Through the Fair
Home Grown Tomatoes
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Across the Great Divide
Stand-up Chameleon (poem)
Farewell to the Haven
Augustus & Catherine
Lowlands Away
A Bottle o’ the Best
Good Morning Starshine
George Collins
Wave the Ocean
Lyke Wake Dirge
Maidin I mBéara ("Morning in Beara", in Irish Gaelic; tune, Londonderry Air)
It's All About My Cat (poem, takeoff on "All Around My Hat")
Sully's Pail
Yesterday's Waltz
Evil-Hearted Man
San Antonio Rose
Sailor Fireman (aka Fire Down Below)
Boots of Spanish Leather
Melting Pot (recitation)
Ghost in the Music
Their Brains Were Small and They Died
From a Distance
The Old Turf Fire
Row On
Matterhorn
The Ballad of Soulful Sam
It's Only a Wee Wee
Liverpool Lullaby
The Poacher (poem)
Nine Times a Night
Palace of the Czar (aka Shootin' with Rasputin, An Intimate Friend of the Czar, The Czar Song)
What a Home Is (poem)
The Convict
Tolpuddle Man
Velcro
How Can I Keep From Singing


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Aug 21 - 05:56 AM

Songs/recitations/monologues/poems from the 23-24 August 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Travellin’ Man
Sweet Thames Flow Softly
The River’s Tale (recitation)
Living on the River
A Bush Christening (monologue)
Seven Deadly Sins
O’Reilly From the County Cavan/Leitrim
Bread and Gravy
My Goodness, my Guinness
Katie Did
Hatton Woods
May I Suggest
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
A Song for Christy Ring
The Water is Wide
She was One of the Early Birds
Send Me to Glory in a Glad Bag
Pennsylvania
Miss Otis Regrets
Local Flowers
Norland Wind
Blank Space
Broken Glass
Rare Old Times
I Love Little Baby Ducks
The Four Angels
Wild Side of Life (Covid version)
Hard Times Come Again No More
I Can’t Find my Invisibility Cloak (poem)
The Rambling Irishman
Winston’s New Shoes (monologue)
Gluttony (to a Rossini tune)
My Bonny Cuckoo
Velcro
A Chat With Your Mother
Della and the Dealer
Hang Me, Oh, Hang Me
Old Wood is Best
Sé fáth mo bhuartha (in Irish Gaelic)
London Danny
They All Walk the Wibbly Wobbly Walk
An páistin fionn (English and Irish Gaelic)
Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
I Like Beer
The Vassar Hygiene Song
Wildflowers
The Sound of Sirens (parody of Sounds of Silence)
Heat Detector
Blodeuwedd
Four Strong Winds
I Still Miss Someone
Log Driver's Waltz
Saguaro
Nobody Hugs a Hedgehog
Too Darn Hot
Love at the Five and Dime
Interesting Times
The Run of the Mill
ACME
Parody of Galway Bay
Here's to You


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 01 Sep 21 - 12:55 AM

Songs/recitations/stories/poems/tunes from the 30-31 August 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. "Nine Gifts" is my name for a story Robert told about a Welsh couple who wanted a son. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Little Ant
I’m in Love with the Nearest Mirror
Song for the Mira
Lock-Keeper
It’s in the Last Place You Look (poem)
Matt Hyland
Dog in the Microwave (aka The Wife of Lincolnshire)
Ambletown (aka Home, Dearie, Home)
My Darling Clementine (ttto "Bread of Heaven")
Refugee
The Mountain Whippoorwill (recitation)
Song of the Dog Days
I’m an Old Deckhand (takeoff on I'm an Old Cowhand?)
Cuchulainn’s Son
The Sea Maid and a reel (tunes)
If Wishes were Fishes
Old Skibbereen
I Couldn’t Exert Myself (recitation)
Maid on the Shore
Down by the Glenside (aka The Bold Fenian Men)
Take This Hammer
He’s a Cowboy
Jesus Gave Me Water
Ti-Jean and the Devil (recitation)
See No Evil
I Want to Die Easy
Lava
So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh
Lifeboat Prayer
Brindisi (in English, ttto Libiamo né lieti calici, from Verdi's La Traviata)
Refugee Blues (poem)
Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby
Prickle Holly Bush
House of the Rising Sun
Grief (poem)
Triceratops (poem)
Mama Bake a Pie, Daddy Kill a Chicken
Leisure for Cats (poem)
Old Whitby Harbour
Hesitation Blues
Reuben Wright and Phoebe Brown
Banana Boat Song
Watching the Trains Come In
Cadgwith Anthem / Robbers' Retreat
Johnny Be Fair
False Lover Won Back (aka Bonnie Love)
And the Band Played "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
The Whole World is a Very Narrow Bridge (Gesher Tzar Me'od, aka Kol Haolam Kulo, in English and Hebrew)
Nine Gifts (story)
Like the Way I Do
Soolaimon
The Red Corvette
Paramedic Rescue 101
Sunshine and Roadsides (poem)
Hurricane Blues
Newborough Beach (poem)
Garden Song and Anti-Garden Song
When Britain Really Ruled the Waves
The Good in Living


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 07 Sep 21 - 09:47 PM

Songs/poems/monologues/stories from the 6-7 September 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. I didn't get a name for Jane's story/stories. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Galveston Flood
Last But One of the Mohicans (poem)
Crossing the Bar
Why Was I Always the Baddie?
Uppards! (monologue)
When I Go
Milk ’em in the Morning Blues
The Spotted Cow
Home, Boys, Home
A-Begging I Will Go
Housewife’s Lament
Which Side are You On?
Montredon (in Occitan)
The Vassar Hygiene Song
Sin
The Rose of the San Joaquin
Why am I Always the Bridesmaid?
The Literary Dustman
Why We Wear (version of Wild Side of Life)
O Kaimos (in Greek)
There Was an Old Miller
I’d Be a Reformer
Tolpuddle Man
The Duct Tape Madrigal
Life Passes By
White Squall
The Losing of the Farm
The Bells of Rhymney
(stories)
All the Weary Mothers of the Earth
English Ale
William Brown
All Among the Barley
Aphrodite the Smelly Belly Dancer (ttto Zorba's Dance)
Accident at Bradford Colliery 1956
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
James Connolly
The Gasman Cometh
Lay Down Beside Me
Zen Gospel Singing
Johnny's Practicing Zen (ttto What Can the Matter Be?)
An Activist's Accomplishment (poem)
John Golden and the Lawrence Strike (ttto A Little Walk with Jesus)
Junk Food Junkie
Here's to You Rounders
Cloakmakers' Union
Time has Made a Change in Me
Kelly the Pirate
Chicken Cordon Blues
Now Westlin Winds
Weary Winter
Country Life
Cold Mountain
Tiny Fish for Japan
Stitch in Time
Ali: Díleachtín Gun Bhrí (in Irish Gaelic)
Mayn Ru'e Platz (in English and Yiddish)
Wasn't That a Mighty Storm (sometimes called "Galveston Flood")
Storm Presence
Hurricane Blues
How Can I Keep From Eating
Let the Mystery Be
Joe Hill
Step By Step
Poverty Knock
The Jute Mill Song
Farewell to the House
Padstow Farewell
John of Dreams


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: leeneia
Date: 08 Sep 21 - 10:03 AM

It looks like that was good attendance, even though it was Labor Day. I'm glad the singaround is going well.

I had three gatherings that day and couldn't be there. I'll be back.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 01:48 AM

Songs and poems from the 13-14 September 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Banks of Marble
Peppers and Tomatoes
A Love Song (poem)
I Do Have My Little Bit of Pride
Bold Riley
King James and the Tinker
Bird in the Bush/Three Maidens A-Milking/Drink Down the Moon/Three Pretty Maidens
Gentleman Soldier
Reconciliation
Are You Lonesome Tonight + parody version
All Shall Be Well
Will Ye Gang Love
Cycles
One More Day
Only Then Will Your House be Blessed
My Love Comes Rolling Down
Nutting Girl
Wandering Star
Quand les hommes vivront d’amour (in French)
When I was a Lad
I’m Movin’ On No. 2
Off to California
My Boy Willie
Follow the Heron
The Kirk Soirée
Limehouse Reach
Sweet William’s Ghost
A Seaman’s Wife
Night Visiting Song
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
What Else Can I Do?
Grey October Clouds
Heights of Alma (aka Battle of Alma)
When You and I were Young, Maggie
I've Been Hiding My Light Under a Bushel (poem)
Postcards of Scarborough
The Hot Breath of a Salesman
Bushes and Briars
Yarmouth Town
Norfolk and Good
Annan Water
New York Mining Disaster 1941
It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
Solidarity Forever
MacPherson's Rant (aka MacPherson's Lament, MacPherson's Farewell)
That's Amore
Crazy
There is a Tavern in the Town
Hruška (Peartree, in Czech)
The Music of Strings
There Are No Words
East Texas Red
Valparaiso in a Rowboat
How Can I Keep From Eating?
Take Your Time
Parkette
Alma
Blank Space
Sheffield Sings
This is My Song (ttto Finlandia)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 22 Sep 21 - 03:36 AM

Songs and poems from the 20-21 September 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Eight Shillings A Week
(We Are) Forced to be Contented
A Pilgrim’s Way (poem)
What is ’t to Us
Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way
Anger
Moving Day
On Peace
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
Farewell Johnny Miner
At Ballyvaney Fair (poem)
Lupin and the Poppies
Your Long Journey
Empty Pockets Blues (aka Barrels of Money Blues)
All God’s Critters
The Idle Welder
Oops Jamboree
Paper of Pins
Old Zip Coon
Price Tag
Far Side Banks of Jordan
Field Behind the Plow
Cockleshells (version of Waly-Waly /Rue & Thyme)
Lark in the Clear Air
M.T.A.
3 Jolly Coachmen (aka Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl)
Music in My Mother’s House
Wooden Spoon
Man of the Earth
Mid-term Break (poem)
Farewell to Grog (aka Come, Messmates, Pass the Bottle 'Round)
Grumpy Old Men of Old England
I Guess We’ll Go to Filey After All
Pirate Jenny
Going to the West
Nell Flaherty's Drake
So Will We Yet
End of the Line
Shanty Boys
The Old Bog Road
I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry
I Wish You Were Here
Paní Mámo Hosti Jedú (in Czech)
A Chat with Your Mother
People Say Strange Things
Irish Wedding Song
I'm so Glad I Got My 'Ligion in Time (aka Ain't Gonna Die, aka I'm So Glad)
Poem LXV
Unicorns
Winds of Morning
Rubber Blubber Whale
River
Come All You Bold United Men
The Old Hearth Wall
Gray Flannel Line (ttto Grey Funnel Line)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Bless This House
Pirate Jenny's Granddaughter
Don't Know the Words (for My Favourite Things)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Sep 21 - 07:42 AM

Songs, poems, monologue from the 27-28 September 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. I'm not sure about the one I've called The Legendary Gendarmes. Thanks to MoorleyMan for roughly the first half of the list, and thanks to Gayle for a clarification. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Let Union Be
Come and be Welcome
The Verb To Be (poem)
Will it Fill the Till?
Epitaph to the Unknown Miner (monologue)
Lady of Autumn
Rory O’More
Ned of the Hill
I’m Drunk, I’m Drunk
Railway Race to the North
Come Write Me Down
Chat with Your Mother
My Donald
Lo Bailèra (in Occitan)
Farewell to the Old House
The Coffee Shop in Pimlico
Many a Mile I Have Gone
Degree of Freedom Blues
Success to the Farmer
The Ball Playing Song
When You Get to Heaven
Oregon
Take a Walk
Working Man
Moth
Dark-Eyed Molly
Horse Thief
Gold Watch and Chain
The Family of Woman and Man
Oh What a Merry Land is England!
I Had an Old Coat
Suzanne
Grannie (poem)
Rafael & Abdullah
Mrs Jones' Operation
Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
Whiskey-O (aka Whiskey Johnny)
McDonalds Kitchen (ttto Streets of London)
The High Walls of Derry (aka Johnny, Lovely Johnny)
The Legendary Gendarmes (?)
Zen Gospel Singing
The Streets of Derry (aka Derry Gaol)
Abstract Horny Blues
Neocortex
Tear Down the Walls (not the Fred Neil song)
Day We Went to Rothesay
The Man in Green
Daily Growin'
Slow Train Through Georgia
Barrett's Privateers
Oedipus Rex (Mark Graham, not Tom Lehrer)
Twisted
My Painting Box
Ulysses
Keep Hauling
Vaccination (ttto Fascination)
Doc's Guitar
Are You Going to Salisbury Town? (ttto Scarborough Fair)
Side By Side
Cree Prophecy
Hymn Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 29 Sep 21 - 08:18 AM

Clarification for the above list:
Working Man was the Rita MacNeil song, not Terry Conway or either of the others with the same title...


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 04:54 AM

Songs, poems, monologue and recitation from the 4-5 October 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. I didn't get a name for Storm's French poem, and I'm not sure whether Marian and Jerry did a song near the end. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Red River Valley
Administerium (poem)
Beulah Land
You’re a Stick in the Mud, Mate
Three-Volcano Day
And Something Else
Lo Grand Bailèra (The shepherdess, sung in Occitan)
Roll the Old Zimmerframe Along
The Cliffs of Baccalieu
October Roses
Shrimp Boat Lulabelle
Hallowe’en (Violet Jacob)
Nenagh Fair
Fly Around, My Pretty Little Miss
I Still Miss Someone
October Song
Spanish is the Loving Tongue
Small Stage in the Corner
Wild Bird in a Purple Plum
The Night I Appeared as Macbeth (monologue)
Galway Shawl
Come, Little Leaves
See No Evil
The New Periodic Table
Awake Ye Drowsy Sleepers (version of Silver Dagger, known by many other names)
Little Sadie
To a Thesaurus (poem)
You are Old, Father William (poem)
Coal Tattoo
Albert and the Privy (poem)
The Fifth Day of October
My Lagan Love
Byker Hill
Peace Train
City of New Orleans
War Horse Town (poem)
My Lady of Autumn
You Can't Take It With You When You Go
These are My Mountains
Lincoln Park Pirates
Badman Ballad (aka Badman's Blunder)
Elsie Marley
Passengers Will Please Refrain (aka Humoresque)
The Witch of the West (ttto The Witch of the Westmoreland)
Two Lovely Black Eyes
One I Love
Commandment (poem)
The Four Seasons
I Wanna Be a Bonobo
This is Halloween
Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back
James James Morrison Morrison
Barbara Allen
Middle English and Welsh Pie (recitation)
In China or a Woman's Heart
Autumn Leaves
Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves, in French)
(poem in French)
How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?
(song from Marian & Jerry?)
Love Call Me Home
October Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Oct 21 - 03:56 AM

Songs, poems, monologue and story from the 18-19 October 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround [note – there was no 11-12 October singaround due to competing folk event attended by many of the regulars], probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Mary Ellen Carter
Width (poem)
I Fear IKEA (ttto The Wild Rover)
The Seven Deadly Sins
Grey October
Champion at Drivin’ ’em Crazy (takeoff on Champion at Keepin' 'em Rollin', ttto The Limerick Rake)
The Preacher’s Whisky Glass
The Circle Game
Ploughman Lads
Pat Murphy’s Meadow
Frog Went a Courtin’
The Village Pimp
Lady of Autumn
Caminito de Avilés (in Spanish)
I Give Myself Very Good Advice
The Devil’s Courtship (Alan Reid version)
Leaves that are Green
Say No to the Devil
Sir Patrick Spens
Life Gets Teejus, Don't It? (monologue)
Valparaiso in a Rowboat
Bratach Bana (in Scots Gaelic)
The Deserter (sometimes called Ratcliff Highway, but there's also a very different song by that name)
The Factory Lad
Johnny Be Fair
Now Westlin' Winds
The Griesly Bride
Dear Mum (poem)
Bringing in the Sheaves
The Battle of Trafalgar
The Best of Autumn
Mingulay Boat Song
Drinks at the Cuba
Sussex Drinking Song
On One April Morning
Bottle Against the Wall
If I Were Free
Bobby Shafto(e)
A Bad Lad and a Cad (poem)
Come Walk with Me
Red-Haired Girl (An Cailin Rua in English)
Vaccination (ttto Fascination)
Marigolds
Ivor the Driver
An Cailin Rua (Irish Gaelic)
Turning Toward the Morning
The Song Goes On
Carrying Nelson Home
No News, or, How the Dog Died (story)
Chopsticks
Darcy Farrow
Dance to Your Daddy
What Then? (poem)
Bright Sweaters in Fall
Being a Pirate
Johnny Todd
In the Hills of Shiloh
Fast Freight
Take Your Time
Nevada Jane
In Worcester City
George Collins
Love Comes to the Simple Heart
Hold On
Jubilee


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 28 Oct 21 - 06:43 PM

Songs, poems, and stories from the 25-26 October 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Reuben James
Suicide Town
Dracula Song
Madeira M'Dear
Ghost Story
Hang on to a Dream
Bay of Biscay
Wings of a Gull
Heat Detector
Al the Vegetable Man
He Moved Through the Fair
The Three Ravens
Hey John Barleycorn
Hallows’ Eve
The Mary Ellen Carter
Have You Seen the Ghost of John?
Lyke Wake Dirge
Lowlands Away
To Die No More
Twa Corbies (to tune of above)
Loves the Rising Sun
Jack and the Devil (story, aka Stingy Jack, Jack o' Lantern, etc.)
Reedy Lagoon
Down Home Blues
The Blackbird’s Lament (Parody of If I Were a Blackbird)
Ivor the Driver
You're Always Welcome at Our House
Cailleach Beara (ttto The Rose)
Hey Nelly Nelly
Dev'lish Mary
The Wellerman (aka Soon May The Wellerman Come)
Rua Dos Bobos (The House of Fools, in Portuguese)
The Castle of Dromore (English, and Irish Gaelic)
The Rose
It Makes No Difference Now
The Ghost's High Noon
Old Dog Tray
Anne Boleyn (aka With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm)
The Headectomy Song
Brahn Boots (poem)
Broken-Hearted Lover's Stew (poem)
Golden Slumbers
Salisbury Plain (aka Flash Girls)
October Roses
Molly Malone
Who's That Knockin' (updated version)
Death and the Doctor
Re: Your Brains
Burning Gold
Last Kiss
Dark as a Dungeon
Crow on the Cradle
Zombie Jamboree
Breaths
The Hip Song
La Llorona (story, in English)
Bringing Mary Home
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Any More
Sixteen Tons
The Deathly Hallows (story)
Bound for Transylvania (ttto Bound for South Australia)
Early Snow
Lay Down Beside Me
How Woman Got Even With Man
The Devil and the Farmer's Wife
Crossing the Water


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 04 Nov 21 - 04:44 AM

Songs, poems, recitations and stories from the 1-2 November 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Wreck of the Old 97
Three Ravens
Chronology (poem)
Monster Mole Song
A Cappella Fella
Little Orphan Annie
The Saucepan Cupboard (recitation)
Tam Lin (Anais Mitchell version)
Church on Sunday
Davy Cross
Dona Dona
Ballad of William Bloat
The Vampire
Hallowe’en
The Lincolnshire Vampire
Lady Margaret
Tam Lin (Betsy Johnston version)
Ceres and Pluto and Eris...oh my!
Spoon River
Homemade Haircut
Wallaby Stew
The Witch of the West-Mer-Land
Clark Colven
Wilhelmsleod (A Dying Viking Addresses His Son)
Whiskey in the Jar (aka Gilgarra Mountain, Kilgary Mountain)
Buffalo Boy
The Height of the Ridiculous (poem)
Ghosts in Deptford (poem by Cicely Fox Smith, with anonymous sequel from https://www.olddeptfordhistory.com/2014/02/ghosts-in-deptford-cicely-fox-smith.html)
The Comfort of Singing Voices (aka Until the Dark Time Ends)
Urge for Going
The Blacksmith
Sundown
Logs to Burn
Welcome Cold November
I'll Meet Thee on the Lea Rig
Warning (poem)
Dust if You Must (poem)
A Boring Day
In Memory of My Mother (poem)
When the Old Man Came Home Sober
Gentle Soldier of My Soul
Their Brains were Small and They Died
Unfortunate Miss Bailey
The Stolen Child
Footprints on the Moon
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
The Nutting Girl
Remember that a Poor Tramp has to Live (aka The "Crickets" Tramp Song)
He's Coming to us Dead (aka The Express Office)
Vampire Rag
Mockingbird (aka Hush Little Baby) (filk version)
Death Letter Blues (preceded by one stanza of Coffin Blues)
November (poem, aka "No!")
Tia Miseria (Aunt Misery, story in English)
Old Time Religion (filk version)
If Wishes were Fishes
Rock-a-bye Baby
King Henry
Katy Cruel
Tom Pearce (aka Tam Pierce, Widdicombe Fair)
Take Your Time
Sing with Me
A Bench by the Sea
The Sinking of the Reuben James
Crazy
Kathleen Mavourneen
Whiskey on a Sunday (aka The Ballad of Seth Davy, aka Come Day, Go Day)
Morningtown Ride


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Nov 21 - 09:25 AM

was Dona Dona sung in English this week or in Yiddish - or bilingually - or some other language?


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 04 Nov 21 - 02:15 PM

English, as i recall.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 10 Nov 21 - 01:42 AM

Songs, poems and recitations from the 8-9 November 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Erie Canal
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
In Flanders Fields (poem)
The Florin and the Farthing (poem)
Let Me Breathe
Se Essa Rua Fosse Minha ("If this Street were Mine", in Portuguese)
I'm a Woman
John Condon
Dancing at Whitsun
(Parody of) The Last Thing On My Mind
Ballad of Penny Evans
Taps
Shenandoah
Be Kind to Your Parents
Shule Aroon
When this Bloody War is Over
The Recruited Collier
Beer, Beer, Beer (aka Charlie Mopps)
Bless 'em All
Blowin' in the Wind
Lone Star Blues
Lives in the Balance
Piper's Refrain
Agnes at Halloween
Hangin' on the Old Barbed Wire
Turning Toward the Morning
Till We Meet Again
Fire and Flame (aka When Halifax Burned)
Christmas in the Trenches
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?
Now I'm Easy
Lost Gardeners of Heligan
Back of the Bus
No More Sacrifice Zones
Stow Brow (aka The Drowned Lover, The Drowned Sailor, In Scarboro' Town, In Scarborough Fair Town, Stowborough Town, Washed Ashore, ....)
When I'm Gone
Battleship of Maine
Tommy's Lot
A Pacifist in Wartime (poem)
Trenchant Soldiers
My Mate (poem)
Over the Lancashire Hills
Marigolds
Love Dance Between Activists (poem)
Man Who Used to Be
Wildwood Flower (aka I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets)
Two Brothers
Fiddler's Green
Sinking of the Reuben James
Farewell
I'll Fly Away
Lay Down Beside Me
Sir Gav Gets Hitched
The U-2 Song (takeoff on Sinking of the Reuben James)
The Ball-Playing Song
Frankie's Trade
Watching
Will Ye Go to Flanders
So Long, Mom
Nobody's Moggy Lands
We are from Omsk
Die Moorsoldaten (Peat Bog Soldiers, in German and English)
Crow on the Cradle
Wounded in Action (recitation)
Until Justice is Real
Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
Don't this Road Look Rough and Rocky
Early Snow
(New last verse for) Will Ye Go to Flanders
Ode ("We are the music-makers....")
Hymn Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 19 Nov 21 - 10:03 PM

Songs and poems from the 15-16 November 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Hobo’s Lullaby
White Poppy
Mother Earth’s Green Moss Code (poem)
Doodlebug Baby
I Ain’t Marching Any More
Faraway Places
Handsome Johnny
Cry Me a River
The Comfort of Singing Voices (aka Until the Dark Time Ends)
What Is't to Us
Cantares ("Songs", in Spanish)
The Handsome Cabin Boy
Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate
Drinks at the Cuba
The Boomerang Café
The Fields of Athenry
Universal Soldier
You Are the Reason
The Strange Man (aka The Surprising Old Man)
Christians at War (takeoff on Onward Christian Soldiers)
Mr Fox
I Know it Won't
Safe Romance
The Bad Girl (in the DT as One Morning in May, aka The Bad Girl's Lament, When I was a Young Girl)
Beans, Bacon and Gravy
Talk to Me of Mendocino
Normandy Orchards
Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Some Little Bug
Roses of No Man's Land
Danny Boy
This Pretty Planet
The Quiet Faith of Man
The Man I Killed
Hunting the Cutty Wren (poem)
Bungay Roger
Hunting the Wren (Golden Hind version)
Oregon Country
Drover's Dream
Down by the Salley Gardens
The Trooper and the Maid (or Sixteen Come Next Sunday, or something)
Yankee Bayonet
We're All Cleaning Windows
Old Tyler
Sally Free and Easy
Find Every Ballot (ttto Climb Every Mountain)
One Thousand Men are Walking
Blank Space
Fall River Hoedown (aka Lizzie Borden)
Will Ye Go to Flanders?
No Man's Land (aka Green Fields of France, Willie McBride)
Lullaby from Brave (in Scots Gaelic)
Rowing Song (in Scots Gaelic, English, and Old Icelandic)
But Not for Me
River of Love
When the Roses Bloom Again
The Rose of York
Quantum Mechanics (ttto Little Log Cabin on the Hill)
Thanksgiving Song
If I Were Free
When All Thy Names are One


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Nov 21 - 06:13 AM

Songs, poems and monologue from the 22-23 November 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Funiculi Funicula
The Way Through the Woods (poem)
Normandy Orchards
The Road Not Taken (poem)
Father’s Toys
Down the Drain (monologue)
A Stor Mo Chroi
The Castle of Dromore
Pretty Polly
Stuff that Works
Bored of the Dance (ttto Lord of the Dance, Simple Gifts)
L'orage ("The Storm", in French)
The Bonny Bay of Biscay-O
Bushes and Briars
Green Sally
Gullah children's rhymes
Bye and Bye
Jambalaya
Anne Boleyn (aka With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm)
John Blunt (aka Get Up and Bar the Door, The Barring of the Door)
Duna
I've Got the Crud (ttto All For Me Grog)
The Queen and the Soldier
Winter Turns to Spring
Indian's Farewell (aka When Shall We All Meet Again)
The Tryphena's Extra Hand
The Town of Castle d'Oliver
Housewife's Lament
Away Ye Merry Lasses
Coachman's Whip (aka The Coachman)
Reuben's Train (aka 900 Miles)
English Ale
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
The Jeannie C
Walking on the Waves
Buckeye Jim
Ain't No Place Like Home
Here in California
Thanksgiving Eve
Master of the Sheepfold
Raglan Road
The Phoenix (poem)
My Turkey Song
A Brief Pageant of English Verse (poem)
John (aka The Loo Song)
Rag Dance Song
What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier
Brian O'Lynn
Cúnla
Love is Teasing
Alexander Technique Rag (ttto Alexander's Ragtime Band)
Uncle Dave's Grace
Ca' the Yowes
Marry Me, Penelope
The Rasta Masta has to Ask for Special Pesto on his Pasta
The Bronx Bird Watcher
Red is the Rose
Glorious Ale
Song of the Soul
Wild Goose
It's My Party (and I'll Lie if I Want To) (ttto It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To)
Julian of Norwich (aka Bells of Norwich)
Swimming to the Other Side


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 04:09 AM

Songs, poems and instrumental from the 29-30 November 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Autumn to May (aka Little Brown Dog)
Prospect Providence
My Phone is Out of Order (poem)
Ranky Tanky
When Icicles Hang by the Wall
Tracks in the Snow
I Will Be the One
La bèla de Mai (in Occitan)
Your Mother is a Sociopath
Jimmy Randal (version of Lord Randal)
The Rosewood Casket
Mexico Lindo y Querido
Hunting the Hare
The Darby Ram
Follow the Heron Home
The Bullhead Boat (aka Boating on a Bullhead)
The Man in the Bed
Land o' the Leal
Windy Old Weather (aka Fish of the Sea)
Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
Footprints on the Moon
Hey There
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Christmas in LA
Both Sides the Tweed
Macpherson's Farewell (aka Macpherson's Rant, Macpherson's Lament)
A Conversation with Baby (poem)
Fathom the Bowl
Light One Candle
Christmas Caroling
Ready for the Storm
The Reach
River
Lover's Ghost (Child 248, The Grey Cock, Saw You My Father)
The Boy Who Was Raised by Lemmings (poem)
Lonely Little Lemming (poem)
Darby Ram (nautical version)
The Truth About Loch Ness
The Scotsman
The Apology (ttto Fathom the Bowl)
Tit-Willow
Ye Jacobites by Name
Propane (ttto Cocaine)
Row On
Hal-an-Tow
Blizzard of Lies
When Father Papered the Parlor
When Forsythia's in Bloom (ttto When the Yellow's on the Broom)
Which Side Are You On?
The Black Cook (aka The Black Devil, Three Jolly Black Tars, The Doctor Outwitted)
Rock of Ages (Chanukah version)
Ma'oz Tsur (Rock of Ages, in Hebrew)
I am Cherry Alive
(Throw It Out) The Window
Sally Free and Easy
Good King Wenceslas (in Latin)
The Lochmaben Harper (aka The Blind Harper)
Dimming of the Day
Swimming to the Other Side
Somewhere (There's a Place for Us)
Dark Island
Scotland the Brave (instrumental)
Hands on the Wheel
Hanukah in Santa Monica
Hot Air Company
Send in the Clowns
Thanksgiving Song
Crossing the Water


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 07 Dec 21 - 10:57 PM

Songs, poems, recitation and tunes from the 6-7 December 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Music to Me
November Drinking Song
Merry Christmas, You Suckers (poem)
Christmas Song (poem)
A Letter to Santa Claus
Compliments Returned
Bring Us Good Ale
The Twelve Days After Christmas
The Pickle Tree Carol (aka The Pickle Carol; ttto The Cherry Tree Carol)
In the Bleak Midwinter
My Skies
Round and Round (aka The Goldfish)
Ma bòna bregada (in Provençal)
Bridges
In the Pines (aka Black Girl)
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (in Swedish and English)
When Soldiers Die on Battlefields (recitation)
We Three Kings are Six Feet Apart (ttto We Three Kings)
The Ookpik Waltz (tune)
Somebody Would Shout Out Shop
Molly Malone
I Am Cherry Alive
Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem
River (Bill Staines) and Planxty Irwin (tune)
Going to the West
Fairytale of New York (in Irish Gaelic and English)
Wild, Wild Heart
Christmas in LA
Solstice Song
Brightest and Best
Black Waters
The Nightingale Bird
I Am a Pizza
Roseville Fair
The Poor Ditching Boy
Snow Falls
Let Me Die a Young Man's Death (poem)
The Grudge of the Old (poem)
Nasty Santa
Ee By Gum
Miss Hooligan's Christmas Cake
Ave Maria
River (Joni Mitchell)
Starwalker
I'm My Own Grandpa
Wee Pot Stove
Dirty Old Town
Arthur McBride and the Sergeant
The Women are Worse than the Men (version of Child 278, The Farmer's Curst Wife, aka The Devil and the Farmer's Wife, The Devil and the Ploughman, Lily Bulero, Killyburn Brae)
Mrs Murphy
The Song Goes On
Sufganiyot Song
Tidings of Candy and Toys (ttto God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)
The Stranger (Yn Joarree, in Manx and English)
Old Zeb
The War Between the States
Rolling Down to Bethlehem (ttto Rolling Down to Old Maui)
Father's Pants (ttto Cwm Rhondda)
Circle of Steel
Hanukkah in Santa Monica
Ding Dong Ding (Christmas song from Julie Bidou)
The Twa Corbies
The Faith of Man
Clementine (ttto Cwm Rhondda)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Dec 21 - 03:58 AM

Partial list of the songs from the 13-14 December 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround (I had to leave in a hurry before proceedings ended), probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to MoorleyMan for the first part of the list; thanks to Felipa for additional information. Anyone who has access to any items that were performed after "McCassery (to the tune of Lord Franklin)", please post your information, and I'll edit it into this post (with attribution). If you have a copy of the chat that continues past McCassery, and you don't mind sharing it with me, please send it to me. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Just One More Chorus
Granny's Xmas Sweater
Sans Day Carol
Across the Great Divide
We Were There
Hi-lili Hi-lo
Until the Dark Time Ends
Raglan Road
Bodmin Fair (version of Scarborough Fair)
Santa Baby
Santa Lucia (in Danish)
Where, O Where Do I Live?
Light is Returning (aka One Planet is Turning)
Joe and Me
I'm Leaving Facebook (ttto Wayfaring Stranger)
While Shepherds Watched (Sheffield version)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Writing Xmas Cards
Bitter Withy
Song for a Winter's Night
While Shepards Watched (ttto Ilkley Moor)
Thank You Very Much
The Greatest Story of All
Where Does the Comma Go (ttto God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)
Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane
The Little Drummer Boy
Flowers of Bermuda
I Wonder as I Wander
Jubilee
Gawain's Song
John Ball
While Shepherds Watched (ttto Summertime, House of the Rising Sun, Amazing Grace, Old Lang Syne....)
McCassery (aka McCafferty, McCaffery) (ttto Lord Franklin = Lady Franklin's Lament)
Pretty Boy Floyd
Cherry Tree Carol


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 22 Dec 21 - 08:10 PM

I was unable to attend the singaround of 20-21 December 2021, but was able to put together this list of songs, recitations, monologue, video, and instrumental due to the efforts of Moorley Man and Joe Offer. As ever, comments and corrections are welcome.

The Night before Christmas (aka A Visit from St. Nicholas) (ttto Sweet Betsy from Pike)
I Am Christmas
12 Days of Christmas (by John Julius Norwich) (recitation)
I’m a Little Fairy on the Christmas Tree
The Happiest Christmas of All (by Weston & Lee) (monologue)
Lorena (by H.D.L. Webster)
The Beautiful Sing
Kentucky Wassail
The Tern and the Swallow
Ay del chiquirritín (Spanish carol, in Spanish)
Gettin’ in the Mood (Christmas version)
Shepherds, Arise
The Sailor’s Christmas Day (Richard Cotton, ttto Hearts of Oak)
Gaudete
Noël (On a Winter’s Night Long Ago) (by Hilaire Belloc)
At the Turning of the Year (Anne Hills)
Ciùin an oidhch/Silent Night (video made by Tony Becker)
Halve, by yourself, that... (by Jim Burrill)
Heart of My Home (by Della Mae group)
Solstice Bells (by Mary Garvey)
Bethlehem Charabanc Trip (by Gary Hogg) (recitation)
Field Behind the Plow
Wassail the Silver Apple (Mike O’Connor)
Brightest and Best
Chariots (by John Kirkpatrick)
Christmas Memories (Evans)
Old Time Religion
The Mistletoe Bough
Bells of Norwich
Angels from the Realms of Glory (ttto Heartbreak hotel)
Christmas Market (by Mike Harding) (recitation)
Foxtrot Tango Calling (by Chad)
Christmas Fairy (by Frances Dunlop) (monologue)
Redwing Blackbird (David Francey)
Mary had a Baby
Santa Claus is COVID-secure (by Lancashire Hotpots)
The Ballad of Robban's First Ride (Malvina Reynolds)
Greensleeves/What Child is This? (piano solo)
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Come Walk with Me (by Steve Thomason)
Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake
Christmas in Killarney
I Wonder as I Wander
I Still Miss Someone
Glory Hallelujah (Frank Turner)
Jingle Bell Rock
Loud Sing the Carol (by Howard Kaplan)
In the Bleak Midwinter
If You were Here
a' Ghrian - Ode to the Sun
James James Morrison Morrison (aka Disobedience)
Wexford Lullaby
King Herod
Autumn to May
Arrest these Merry Gentlemen
Jeanette Isabella
Pacheco
A-Soalin'
The Latke Ditty
Long is the Winter Till the Sun's Return
The American Stranger
The Trees are All Bare
Please to See the King
Gaudy Tree


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 03:54 PM

Songs, poems, stories and instrumentals from the 27-28 December 2021 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. For the first time, I was there from start of singing to finish, except for maybe 15 minutes when I got disconnected from the internet. Thanks to MoorleyMan for filling me in on what I missed. And I should thank, this week and every week, all the participants who are so good about giving titles and/or typing them in the chat. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Christmas 1914
King John's Christmas (poem)
A Snowflake from Hell (aka A Snowflake Fell) (poem)
Christmas Chaos
Theme Song from Red Dwarf
Ned on the Hill
The End of Another Year
Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nelly
Angels Watching Over Me
The Little Husband
Clementine (ttto Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer)
The Banks of the Bann
Here's to the Holly
(variant of) Hangin' on the Old Barbed Wire
Zat You, Santa Claus?
Yule Tide Shanty
The Strange Case of the Baffled Hermit (story)
The Owl who was God
Flora (aka The Lily of the West)
Sweet Thang (aka Sweet Thing, but there's another song by that name)
Victor Rag (instrumental)
Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake
The January Man
Ben Backstay
Permission to Dance
A New Year Carol (aka Levy-Dew, aka Residue)
Please, Dear Lord, Forgive
Cold December
At the Turning of the Year
Bells Over Belfast
In the Month of January
Hobo on a Freight Train to Heaven
Leaving Belfast Town
Journey of the Magi (story)
Auld Lang Syne (instrumental)
This Christmas Gonna Last All Night
Music Makers
Christmas at Four Winds Farm (poem)
The Day After the Day After Boxing Day (poem)
The Bores Head Out
The Rolling English Road (poem)
Global Warming
Braw Sailing on the Sea
Merry Christmas from the Family
The Maid of Liosamanaigh
Farmer's Carol
The Garden Hymn
Three Wishes (story)
Propane (ttto Cocaine)
Ale Brider
Johnston's Motor Car (aka Johnson's Motor Car)
Walking in My Winter Underwear
Ring of Fire
Mathematics
The Jumblies (poem)
Child Ballad Brief
Eddi's Service (A.D. 687) (poem)
(two versions of) Sussex Mummers' Carol
Picardy (aka Jésus-Christ s'habille en pauvre; one stanza in French, remainder in English)
Humpty-Dumpty Hearts
Jolly Old Hawk
Hello Susan Brown (aka Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees)
Cearcall a'Chuain (The Ocean's Cirlce, in Scots Gaelic)
Fairytale of New York
Boxing Day
The Christians and the Pagans
Fa-Sol-La
A-Soalin'
Garden Song (with additional alcoholic stanza)
Velcro
I Bid You Goodnight


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 04 Jan 22 - 02:32 PM

Songs, poems, readings from the 3-4 January 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Bells of Norwich
Strike Sound
Nicholas Knox of Nottingham (reading)
The End of Another Year
Mum's Ukelele
Jolly Bacchus
(parody of) Any Dream Will Do (see https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=163229)
The Mavis
They Should Have Asked My Husband (poem)
The Snow Falls
The Sheffield Wassail
The False Lover Won Back
Boney was a Warrior (aka Boney)
The Tamosher (aka Gathering Rushes in the Month of May, aka Underneath Her Apron)
The Fields of Athenry
Friends Like These
Le Chinois
Early Morning Rain
Precious Friend
Sugar Wassail
A Song for Just After Christmas
Three Score and Ten
Friend for Life
Free Julian
You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
The Lambs on the Green Hills
My Get Up and Go
Mariner's Hymn
Snow Shanty
Heavy Plant Crossing (poem)
New Year's Resolution Song
The Lifeboat Man
Moving On Song
The Loo Song
My Young Man
(secular version of) The Holly and the Ivy
You Can't Make a Turtle Come Out
Turn It Around
Fiddler's Green
The Music of Strings
Jock o' Hazeldean
Everything Possible
No L
Shawneetown
Shutdown Blues
Mo Ghille Mear (in English, with chorus in Irish Gaelic)
Thirty Foot Trailer
Hot Buttered Rum
The Butcher Boy
Vive la compagnie (covid version)
When the Forsythia's in Bloom (ttto When the Yellow's on the Broom)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Three Wise Women
The Turning of the Year
To Women as Far as I'm Concerned (poem)
The Grudge of the Old (poem)
Soolaimon
The January Woman (ttto The January Man)
The January Man
Let There be Morning
Gloucestershire Wassail
The Parting Glass
Hippies and the Beatniks-o


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 05:59 PM

I don't remember this happening before; no poems, recitations, readings, stories, or instrumentals, just songs at the the 10-11 January 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround. Here they are, in the order in which they were performed. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Logs to Burn
The Month of January
Cinderella Song (to a Lieber-Stoller tune)
The Court of King Caractacus
Óró mo bháidín
There was an Old Piper
What's the Use of Wings
Green Hills of Kerry (aka Sweet Tralee)
Sea Coal
Bring Us in Hot Tea
Wee Pot Stove (aka In the Wee Dark Engine Room)
A Good New Year to One and All
Volt Ikh Gehat Koyekh (Yiddish and English)
Dowie Dens of Yarrow
The Wildebeest Song
We Have a Dream
Watercress-O (and one verse of Dowie Dens of Yarrow)
They Were You
If I Were a Carpenter
Turning of the Year
The Gallant Forty-Twa
The Rosabella
Why We Wear (ttto Great Speckled Bird, Wild Side of Life and several other country songs)
I Ride an Old Paint
Moving On (Homer & Jethro parody of Hank Snow original)
All Among the Garlic (ttto All Among the Barley)
The Rich Man and the Poor Man
The January Man
Choosing the Pantomime
The Sushi Blues
The Buffalo Skinners (aka The Trail of the Buffalo, The Range of the Buffalo, The Hills of Mexico)
My Last Cigarette
If You Could Read My Mind
The Bird on Nellie's Hat
The Yarn of the Nancy Belle
Cowboy's Barbara Allen
The Tyger
Safe Romance
The Hedgehog's Song
Broom of the Cowdenknowes
Burntollet Ambush
The Black Cook
Bless This House
Time, Gentlemen, Time
Sally, Free and Easy
Where the Brumbies Come to Water
Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Hal-an-Tow
Lone Pilgrim
The Old Maid in the Garret
My Grandfather's Clock
Long March to Derry
Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Activists (ttto Mamas ... Cowboys)
Over the Rainbow
My Love Come Rolling Down
Kingfisher
Penny for the Ploughboys
The January Mom
Engine 143 (aka "Wreck of the C. & O.", "The F.F.V.", "George Allen", and "The C. & O. Wreck")
Enough
Here's to You


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 03:20 AM

I was on a plane from JFK to LAX and missed the entire singaround of 17-18 January 2022. Here's a go at listing the songs & poems that were performed, based on the chat. I'll be happy to make additions, deletions, and corrections as they come to hand.

Edit: My thanks to Felipa, MaJoC the Filk (Fermat reincarnated?), and Moorley Man for additions, deletions, and corrections.

Let Union Be
A Man's a Man for A' That
The Land (poem)
The Epitaph to the Unknown Miner (monologue)
Rambleaway
Somewhere to Begin
Polly on the Shore (the Lester Simpson composition)
Birmingham Sunday
God Rest Ye Sober Underlings
Santy Anno
Dark-Eyed Sailor
Down in the Valley
The Ballad of Knocking Nellie
The Tailor's Breeches
The Red Hats of Ireland
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Gentle Arms of Eden
Still Scared of You
Whitebark
The Times they are a-Changin'
Lullaby Baby Blues
Stepstone
Dollymount Strand
Come by the Hills
Sink the Cheerio
Trouble in the Fields
Singing for Our Lives
Love (John Lennon)
The Gipsy Trail
The Everlasting Circle
Green Grass Grows All Around
I Once Loved a Lass (aka The False Bride)
Embraceable You
Legacy
Here We Come a-Wassailing
You Shall Go Out With Joy
Dem Deer
Peace Begins in My Own Heart (ttto I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
Lorna the Library Book Burglar (poem)
Which Switch is the Switch, Miss, for Ipswich? (monologue)
Way Down Low
A Frog, He Would a-Wooing Go
Little Rosewood Casket
Elizabeth Block - Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Activists
Yon Green Valley
O Sinner Man
Vine and Fig Tree (Lo Yisa Goy)
In de Vintertime
254 Shades of Gray
Songs Stay Sung
Unknown Blessings
Nowhere in a Hurry Blues
It Was Vaccination
Caught in a Circle
Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger
Piney Wood Hills
Where Teardrops Fall
Thàladhainn Thu / Dream Angus (two songs, one in Gaelic, to the same tune)
Once I had a Sweetheart
Pretty Saro
Haste Ye Back
Fathers Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Scholars
Kemo Kimo
Farewell
Here is My Home
There Was an Old Soldier and He Had a Wooden Leg


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Jan 22 - 12:17 AM

Songs, stories, poems, and instrumentals from the 24-25 January 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the ones done before I came in, and several corrections. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Night Rider’s Lament
Dainty Davie
Stamped Addressed Antelope (poem)
The Truth About the Loch Ness Monster
Today
Ae Fond Kiss
Atressi co·l signes fai (in Old Occitan)
Somerset Wassail
The Saucy Sailor (aka Jack Tar)
The Gorilla Song
When You're Gone I Say Your Name
For He is an Englishman (dulcimer instrumental)
Green Grow the Rashes-O
Rolling Home (the trad one, not the John Tams one)
Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast
Saucy Anna
Brother Moses Smote the Water
White Coffins of Despair (ttto 1913 Massacre)
Log Driver's Waltz
When She Walks (I found many songs by that name on the net, but not the right one)
Ye Banks and Braes
The Rasta Masta Has to Ask for Special Pesto on His Pasta
Three Maritime folksongs (fragments; one of them was Seventeen Come Sunday)
The Sow Took the Measles
Across the Blue Mountain
Satan's Jeweled Crown
The Scotsman
The Runcorn Ferry (recitation)
Comin' Through the Rye
Let There be Morning
St. Paul's Song
Sioux City Sue
Aye Waukin-O
Friends of the Cathedral (poem)
Breathin' All the Poisons In
Loch Tay Boat Song
Tripe and Cow Heels
Simple Gifts
The Ways of Man
Sin City
Where Did You Get that Hat
Like the Way I Do
To a Moose (poem)
Story (about deer killed on New Jersey roads)
(Piano tune improvisation)
I Will Stand Fast
I Gave My Love a Cherry (aka The Riddle Song)
MacPherson's Lament (aka MacPherson's Farewell)
Lolly-Too-Dum
Old Lang's Sign (ttto Auld Lang Syne)
I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow
The Year of Jubilo (aka Kingdom Coming)
A Parcel of Rogues in a Nation
Lorena
I Fall to Pieces
Blackbirds and Thrushes / Hares on the Mountain
Auld Lang Syne (piano instrumental)
Ballad of Tim Evans (aka Go Down, You Murderer)
We Shall Overcome
Sacred Ground
The Green Man
The Concertina Song (ttto Hallelujah)
Come See the Boys Go Round
My Get Up and Go
Gold Watch and Chain
Mooses Come Walking
If I Were a Moose


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 02 Feb 22 - 01:44 AM

Songs, stories, poems, monologues, recitations, and instrumentals from the 31 January, 1 February 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the ones done before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Man on the Flying Trapeze
My Husband's Got no Porridge in Him
Acupuncture (poem)
Do not Disturb
Magna Carta (monologue)
The Man of Songs (poem)
Santiano (in French)
The Woodbridge Dog Disaster
Gotta Travel On (aka Done Laid Around)
Midnight on the Water
Suffolk Miracle (aka Holland Handkerchief)
Pleasant and Delightful
Disaster at Sea (poem)
Polly on the Shore (the Lester Simpson song, not the trad one)
Mobile / Birth of the Blues
Sam's Medal (poem)
We Live in an Ocean of Life
The Good Old Way
A Dollar a Day
Sloop John A
Dido, Bendigo
One More Minute
Is Mise Raifteiri / I'm Raftery the Poet (Gaelic and English)
Rolling Mills of New Jersey (takeoff on Rolling Hills of the Border)
Ring of Fire
Cowboy's Sweetheart
The Snowdrop (story)
Einstein the Genius
Gabhaim Molta Bhride and Amhráin na Féidireachta (in Gaelic)
The Portree Kid (ttto Ghost Riders in the Sky)
This Old House
When You and I were Young, Maggie
Black Muddy River
Black Jack David (recitation; Mike Heron take on trad material)
Love and Lockdown
A Shropshire Lad (poem)
The Convict of Clonmell (aka The Gaol of Cluan Meala)
Old Kimball (from the Stewball/Skewbald family, with floating verses from The Cuckoo)
Thousands or More
Spencer the Rover
The Sow Took the Measles
Spring Will Come
Masochism Tango
Red, Red Robin
More Work for the Undertaker
Brave Wolfe
When I Go
Benny's From Heaven (ttto Pennies From Heaven)
When I'm Drunk
When You Hear Them Cuckoos Hollerin'
Just a Bowl of Butter Beans
Congleton Bear
When I Got Born (story)
Isn't it Grand, Boys
John Barleycorn
Midnight on the Water
Three fiddle tunes, on mandolin: Rachel (aka Texas Quickstep), Spootiskerry, Silver Spear
See What the Boys in the Back Room will Have
Brave Wolfe (not the same as the earlier one)
Piano Leg (ttto Wayfaring Stranger)
Gulf Coast Highway
Man Walks Among Us
We'll Pass Them On
The Good Old Way
I'll Fly Away
Early Snow
Don't Let It Bring You Down
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
How Can I Keep From Singing?
Circle Game (one verse)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 08 Feb 22 - 09:24 PM

Songs, stories, poems, monologues, and instrumentals from the 7-8 February 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the ones done before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Worried Man Blues
Eight Shillings a Week (ttto Fathom the Bowl)
The News Where You Are (monologue)
The Water is Wide
Shelf Raiders in the Store (ttto Ghost Riders in the Sky)
Love on the Line
Fruit Trees Fill My Garden
One Night as I Lay Upon My Bed
Sing Me Back Home
San Francisco (in French)
Fare Thee Well, Enniskillen
Won't You Come and Sing for Me
They All Asked for You
Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail (aka Sirey Petes)
Katie Bairdie
Ellan Vannin (other spellings occur)
The Green Man
The Moon Behind the Hill
Waly, Waly
Cab, Cab, Cab
Look Me Over Closely
Mingulay Boat Song
Hal-an-Tow
The Coachman
Me and Bobby McGee
I Hold Your Hand in Mine
Victoria Dines Alone
Booth Killed Lincoln
Birmingham Sunday (ttto I Once Loved a Lass)
Crossing the Water
The H'emmer Jane
Pace Egging Song
The Bonny Earl of Moray
The Thatcher (story)
This is My Spirit World (variant on This is My Father's World)
Time to Spare
Dona Nobis Pacem
Times are Gettin' Hard, Boys
Tomorrow is a Long Time
Envelopes (poem)
They Came for the Mime Artists (poem)
Liverpool Lullaby
I Love Susie in the Supermarket
Edward
Fiddlers Green
Iko Iko
Death and the Lady
Leezie Lindsay
Come Haste to the Wedding (one stanza only)
Calling All Angels
Watching the Trains Come In
Lolly-Too-Dum
I Think of You
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away
Ballad of Crispus Attucks
Gentle Maiden Waltz (piano instrumental)
Three Jolly Rogues of Lynn (aka In Good King Arthur's Days, King Arthur's Servants)
Heat Detector
Harriet Tubman
That's the Ticket
This World Goes Round and Round
The Last Song
The Collier Lass (aka Polly Parker)
Hughie the Graeme
Early
The Fox and the Huntsman (story)
It's a Miracle
The Orphan Train
The One-Eyed Cook (aka The Drummer and the Cook)
Sing With Me
Bay of Biscay O
The White Shepherd
Here's the Tender Coming
Bonnie George (or, James) Campbell
Jubilee


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 15 Feb 22 - 11:43 PM

Songs, stories, poems, and instrumentals from the 14-15 February 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. A whole lotta love songs. Thanks to Moorley Man for the ones done before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

My Dog Sam
The Power of the Dog
Old Blue
Will You Be My Valentine?
Lies
Country Life
Scarborough Fair
Valentine Haiku (poem)
When Poppies Close their Crimson Eyes
Happy Valentine's Day
You're the Girl I Love
Que serais-je sans toi?
Så længe jeg lever (As Long as I Live, in Danish)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (sung as Hallelujah, I Love Him So)
Tell Me
Loving Emma
My Inspiration is You
One for My Baby
Cucurrucucú Paloma (in Spanish)
I Still Miss Someone
They Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around (one stanza)
The Elfin Knight
We Never Mention Aunt Clara
To the Beggin' I Will Go (aka The Begging Trade)
Phoebe and Reuben (aka Reuben Wright and Phoebe Brown)
The Frozen Logger
Riding on Top of the Car
Shaggy dog story about a lorry driver
Vicki's Secret
My Funny Valentine
Celestial Pie
's é fath mo bhuartha (The Cause of My Sorrow, in Irish Gaelic)
Broom of the Cowdenknowes
Waltz Across Texas
Basin Street Blues
An Vailintín Buan (The Eternal Valentine, in Irish Gaelic)
The Rose
South Wind (piano instrumental)
The Bold Fisherman
Song of the Soul
I Never Cared for You
Island in the Sun
Valentine's Day
Everything Possible
Paradise
Love Is
Nelson's Battle Recipe
Just You Wait
The Telling Takes Me Home
Souvenirs
For Bobbi (as titled by songwriter, John Denver; recorded as For Baby by Peter Paul and Mary)
The Bee
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
My Valentine
I Live Not Where I Love
Slow Romance
Take Your Time
Spanish is the Loving Tongue
Down in the Fields where the Buttercups All Grow
The Coster's Serenade
Three short stories
Suburbs of Eden
Free Little Bird
Confidence
Wonderful Tonight
Advice to the Lovelorn
Max's Waltz
Song for the Mira
Mirabeau Bridge
Scarlet Ribbons
Sweet Violets
Why Does Love Make You Stupid?
The Shmuck Song
Witch Hazel


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Feb 22 - 03:44 AM

Songs, poems, and recitations from the 21/22 February 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, in the order in which they were performed. One of the participants had a birthday coming up, and suggested others might sing him unusual birthday songs. Some obliged, mostly with very short songs, for which I didn't get a title, so I've just cited them below as "Birthday song". Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in, and thanks to Felipa for a correction. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Just the Facts, Ma'am
Chimes of Freedom
John Barleycorn (poem)
In My Little World of Doom
Gunner Joe
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Evening in Inishbofin (poem)
To My Father (poem)
A Rebus Upon Mr Anthony Hall
A Sailor's Life
Willie's Lady
I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine
The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
Ziggy (Un garçon pas comme les autres) (A Boy Unlike the Others, in French)
The Music Makers (based on Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy)
Twenty-Third of February
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (recitation)
Song of the Contrabands (better known as Go Down, Moses; also, Let My People Go)
Streets of London
Hind Horn
Fate's Decree
Shingling the Rum Seller's Roof
She Told Me to Meet Her at the Gate
Downtown Zeno Exit
The Cockle Gatherer
The Year of Jubilo (aka Kingdom Coming)
What You Do with What You've Got
The Hippopotamus Song (sometimes called "Mud, Glorious Mud")
The Midnight Special
Irish Wedding Song
Henry My Son (Lord Randall variant)
Until It's Time For You to Go
Tell Old Bill
Sammy's Bar
Sipping Cider
Táim Breoite Go Leor (Lord Randall, in Irish Gaelic)
The Only One for Me
Mon Pays
The Hole in the Elephant's Bottom
Tommy Don't Lick That Pipe
By Weary Well
The Church of the Wholly Undecided (poem)
Emma's Attitudes
Don't Have Any More Mrs Moore
Label in a Printer (ttto Little Boxes)
When I First Came to This Land
Still Believing
The King of Ballyhooley
Cadal Chan Fhaigh Mi (in Scottish Gaelic; aka Cadal Cha Dèan Mi)
The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea
No More Sacrifice Zones (to a tune reminiscent of Your Daughters and Your Sons)
Birthday Song
All Things Change
Birthday Song
Water is Life
Birthday Song
Rowing Home (ttto Rolling Home)
Carry Freedom Home
Sh'ma Yisrael and family song
Viking Birthday Song (aka Barbarian Birthday Dirge, Mongol Hacker's Birthday Song, ttto The Volga Boatmen)
Nessie, Come Up
The Drunkard's Looking Glass
I Wanna Be a Bonobo
Rose of Allandale
Yom Huledet Sameach (Happy Birthday, in Hebrew)
West Texas Waltz
Danville Girl
Shenandoah
Song for the Mira
The Sheffield Apprentice
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake
Birthday song (in Hebrew)
This Old Man Should Go Back Home (ttto This Old Man)
Birthday song (one stanza, might be called Every Moment We Are Free)
Eyes of Amber
Bring Me a Little Water Sylvie
I Am Ready for the Storm
If I Were Free
A Tale of Jesus
Cut the Cake
Blowin' in the Wind
The Parting Glass
Bells of Norwich


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 02 Mar 22 - 01:00 AM

Songs, stories, videos, and readings from the 28 February / 1 March 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Joe for access to information about the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Derby Ram
Pancake Race
Gently Down the Stream of Time
Fighting for Strangers
Beautiful People
Battle of the Books
Oor Hamlet
Solo le pido a Dios (in Spanish)
The Flowers of the Forest
The Wild Caribee
Along the Colorado Trail
Sarajevo
As I Roved Out (aka The Deluded Lover)
The Tailor's Britches
King James and the Tinker
Dancing in Front of the Guns
Katherine's Wedding
How Stands the Glass Around? (aka Why Soldiers Why?)
You are My Sunshine
King John and the Bishop of Canterbury
Dear Old Shepherd's Bush
Witch Hazel
9-5 Pollution Blues
She
Midnight Special
Tell Old Bill
The Slender Boy
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Under the Quarter Moon
When All Men Sing
Eli Jenkins' Prayer (aka Sunset Poem)
The Twa Corbies
Little Brown Dog (aka Autumn to May)
In Honor of Vedran Smailovic (story)
Ojibway Country
Winds of Morning
Cossack Lullaby (in Ukrainian)
Ukrainian National Anthem (spoken, in English)
Squid Jigging Ground
Sons Of
Colors of the Wind
Gracias a la Vida (in Spanish)
Cold Days of February
A Tale of Jesus
The Shores of Lough Brann
Never Press Nine
Old Dog Tray
If I Should Wake
Benjamin Bowmaneer
I Ain't Marching Anymore
Di Sapozhkelekh (also spelled Saposhkelekh, sung in Yiddish and English)
Follow the Heron Home
Rushes and Roars the Wide Dnieper
The Sure Hope
Voják (Soldier, in Czech)
How Anarchy Could Function (ttto The Leaving of Liverpool)
Tennessee
Dodi Li (in Hebrew)
Flowers of Joy
Pretty Polly
Story about houses burning down on South Coast of England
Aunt Sue
David of White Rock (in English and Welsh)
Video of Ukrainian National Anthem
A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky
Daisy a Day
Shiny-O
Hineh Ma Tov (in Hebrew)
Song of Peace (ttto Finlandia)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 13 Mar 22 - 10:07 PM

Songs and poems from the 7/8 March 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Deportee
War Song
Refugees (poem)
Emma's Dilemma
Pensioner McGee
Hillbilly Heaven
Painting the Shed (ttto Greensleeves)
Will Ye Go to Flanders? (with added contemporary stanzas)
Freeing Our Hearts
(poems) No Nukes Prayer; Play Friends; Prism
Now Westlin Winds
I'm Shy, Mary Ellen
Walls and Windows
The Water is Wide
Dink's Song
The Minstrel Boy
Waiting for the Ferry
After You Die (poem)
My Grandfather's Clock
Ducks Are Flying (in Russian)
If Ever I Cease to Love
Hangman (aka The Prickly Bush, The Prickle Holly Bush, The Maid Freed from the Gallows)
Vlad the Clown (ttto Battle Hymn of the Republic)
From Me to You
Proper Cup of Coffee
Aye, Aye, Paisano
Always Forty-Two (Blowing in the Wind meets Hitchhiker's Guide)
When I was a Lad
Little One (better known as Turn Around, also as Where Are You Going?)
Over the Rainbow
Easy and Slow
Maggie (version of When You and I were Young, Maggie)
Lo Yisa Goy (in Hebrew)
The Uist Tramping Song (in Scottish Gaelic)
Braes of Balquiddr (https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=167177&messages=58
for relation to Wild Mountain Thyme)
Evergreen
Between the Lines
A Song of Peace (aka This is My Song, ttto Finlandia)
Andorra
Somewhere to Begin
Fair Weather Friends
If I Were Free
Light
Woyaya (We Will Get There)
Only a Boy
Pastures of Plenty
We Need Each Other Now
Farewell Farewell
Blackbirds and Thrushes (aka Hares on the Mountain)
Rock Salt and Nails
It Could Have Been Me
Evening Bell (in Russian)
The Lone Pilgrim
Tell it on the Mountain
Hop, Hop, Hop (aka Early in the Morning, same tune as In and Out the Windows, William Brown/Keep that Wheel a-Turning)
Leatherwing Bat (aka The Birds' Courtship, Hawk and Crow, ....)
Pointing to the Moon
Circle Round for Freedom
Dona, Dona
Season of Peace
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (same tune as My Lagan Love)
Eve of Destruction
Vive la Compagnie (aka Vive l'Amour)
I Like Beer
Buffalo Boy (aka Mountaineer's Courtship)
Let There Be Peace on Earth


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Mar 22 - 07:28 PM

Songs, poems, monologues, recitations, instrumentals and stories from the 14/15 March 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Circle of Song
Danny Farrell
Recumbent Posture (monologue)
Tribute to Irving Berlin
The Cottager’s Reply (recited)
Red is the Rose
Fields of Athenry
The Old Tobacco Box (aka There Was an Old Soldier)
Santy Anno
Coming Home
The Mountain
Polly on the Shore
Three Fishers
Barring of the Door
Bold Fisherman
The Greatest Story of All
High Noon (poem)
Open Water
I Ain’t Nobody in Particular
Nell Flaherty’s Drake
Cockles and Mussels (aka Molly Malone)
Smiles
My Father and the Moy (recitation)
My Singing Bird
Dick Darby the Cobbler
An Páistín Fionn
Our Goodman (aka Three/Four/Five/Six/Seven Nights Drunk, and other titles)
The Bard of Armagh (same tune as Streets of Laredo and several other songs)
Love Potion Number Nine
The King's Navy
Jennifer's Rabbit
Abide With Me
My Johnny was a Shoemaker
On the Middle Ground
Sweet Cootehill Town (same tune as The Parting Glass)
The Devil and the Smith (ttto Cliffs of Moher)
Let Her Sleep Under the Bar (aka The Lady in Red)
Mullah Nas'r Ud Din and the Banquet (story)
I'll Tell Me Ma
The Lovers' Tasks (aka The Elfin Knight, Scarborough Fair, The Riddle Song)
Spring, Spring
Dublin in the Rare Old Times
When the Ship Comes In
White Squall
Not Tonight, Josephine (poem)
Men's Bits (poem)
The Bard (poem)
Sister Josephine
Summer (poem)
Martin Said to His Man (aka Who's the Fool Now, and other titles)
The Harp Without the Crown (aka The Gals of Dublin Town)
Beidh Aonach Amárach (There Will Be a Fair Tomorrow, in Irish Gaelic)
Song for Ireland
Innisvaddy Annie (aka Up the Noran Water)
Rathlin Head
Isn't it Grand Boys
Nothing So Grand as a War
Beautiful Dreamer
Jimmie McBride
The Unquiet Grave
Burning Gold
Our Favorite Things (ttto My Favorite Things)
How are Things in Glocca Morra?
Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig (Our Hope is Saint Patrick, in Irish Gaelic)
Slieve Gallion Braes (also spelled Gallon, Galleon, Gallen)
Foggy Dew (the Irish one)
Enniskillen Fusilier
Ach Du Lieber Augustin (in German)
Blood Red Roses
St Patrick Battalion
Finn McCool and the Beautiful Woman (story)
Star of the County Down
My Lagan Love
Pi Day (recitation)
Don't Call Me Early in the Morning
The Maker
I Just See You
Twilight
Danny Boy (on piano)
Here is My Home


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 12 Apr 22 - 06:22 AM

[Originally posted 23 Mar 22 - 10:34 PM]

Songs and poems from the 21/22 March 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Run Come See Jerusalem
Barrett’s Privateers
AncientMariner-dot.com (poem)
Lady of Negotiable Affection
Ballad of Springhill
Plaisir d’Amour
À Landry (in French)
Fiddlers’ Green
Quaker Benediction
Call Me Up in Dreamland
False false
Gardening
No Birds in the Air, No Fish in the Sea
Comment vouloir qu'une personne chante (in French)
Akh ty nochka (O thou night, in Russian)
Teen Angel
Mountains of Mourne
April Morning
Lowlands Away
The Cuckoo
Love Potion Number Nine
Can a Dockyard Matey Run
The Really Strangest Dream
Breaths
Shanty Man's Life
It Ain't Necessarily So
We Shall Wear Midnight
Freeing Our Hearts
(poems) No Nukes Prayer; Play Friends; Prism
Shenandoah
The Anti-Garden Song (parody of Garden Song)
Hobo on a Freight Train to Heaven
White Collar Holler
Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Rock On Rockall
Key of R
Shoals of Herring
I Sit and Think (poem)
My Grandmother (poem)
Fragments of Memories (poem)
Tribute to Cole Porter
Turn the Page Over (ttto The Wild Rover)
Beyond the Forest (in Russian)
The Frozen Logger
Last Kiss
Ben Kenobi Nobi (ttto John Kanaka)
Buain A’Choirce (Reaping the Oats, in Scots Gaelic)
The Last Clydesdales
Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill
Nevada Jane
Man Walks Among Us
We Hate to See Them Go (aka The Bankers and the Diplomats, aka The Bankers and the Diplomats are Going in the Army)
The Floo'ers o' the Forest (are a' wede away)
All Aboard for Blanket Bay
We Should Be Going Home (ttto Rolling Home)
The Dormouse and the Doctor
Give Me the Fishes, Give Me the Loaves
Life Passes By
Everything Possible
Hector the Hero
A Blessing for Every Day (poem)
Happy Birthday (Weird Al Yankovic)
Fever
Old Joe Clark
Spinning Wheel
The Wayward Wind
Ain't No More Cane on this Brazos
Babbling Brook
Boulder to Birmingham
Custard Creams (ttto John o' Dreams (which comes from Tchaikovsky's Symphony #6))
Starlight on the Rails
Windmills
The Rose of Allendale/Allandale
The Vicar and the Frog
An Chúilfhionn (The Coolin', The Fair-Haired One, in Irish Gaelic)
Round Midnight
Lift Every Voice and Sing


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 12 Apr 22 - 06:24 AM

[Originally posted 01 Apr 22 - 07:59 PM]

Songs, poems, stories, monologues and instrumentals from the 28/29 March 2022 Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, probably in the order in which they were performed. Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Mole in the Ground
Kilkelly, Ireland
The Deckchair Man (poem)
Springtime in Yorkshire
The Runcorn Ferry (monologue)
Streets of Laredo
Mother’s Lament
Le parapluie (sung in French)
Spring Song
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
The Gallant Shopper
The Banks of Doon
Labelled with Love
Redwing Blackbird (Billy Edd Wheeler)
A Bushel and a Peck
Sarah Won’t You Come Out Tonight?
Fiddlers’ Green
Sammy’s Bar
Scotch and Soda
The Lumberman’s Alphabet
Sam Hall
Dark-Eyed Sailor
The Barnyards of Delgaty
Joanna
The Ding-Dong Blues
Looking Out My Back Door
Two Farmers
I'm in Love with Susan
Waterbound
Hey Jude
A Gay Spanish Maid
The Tinkerman's Daughter
The Goodnight-Loving Trail
Kelvin Grove
The Bear with no Name (story)
Hang Out Your Brightest Colors (aka Ballad of Michael Collinns)
Wrinklies (poem)
Caring Society (poem)
A Nightingale Sank in Berkeley Square (ttto A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square)
Peat Fire Flame
As Time Goes By
Haul Away
Bread and Fishes
Russian Major General (ttto Major General's Song)
Yellow on the Broom (ttto The Female Drummer/When I was a Fair Maid)
Meditation
Death Come Easy
Satisfied Mind
A Car-Washing Song
John Willie Peckett (poem)
Winter (reading, from Year Song)
Goliath of Gath/Garth
Henry My Son (version of Lord Randall)
The Farmer in Cheshire (aka The Highwayman Outwitted / The Highwayman and the Farmer’s Daughter)
The Fields of Athenry
Hardcastle's Rake
The Smoke-Off (poem)
Try to Remember
People Say Strange Things
What I Like About Texas
Jack Haggerty (aka The Flat River Girl)
Golden Mansions
Rambles of Spring
Miss Rowan Davies (piano instrumental)
Queen Elinor's Confession
The Ash Grove (piano instrumental)
The Freedom Come All Ye
Farewell to the Gold
Song for the Life
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Where'er You Walk
Only Our Rivers Run Free
Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf, not The Band)
Lay Down Beside Me
If I Were Free
Here's to You


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 12 Apr 22 - 06:27 AM

Songs and poems from the 4/5 April Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround, probably in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list.

Titanic (...the great ship went down)
Deportees
Refugees (poem)
Strangers (poem)
Angling
Villikins and his Dinah
The Irish Rover
Yankee Doodle – a bit later (1846)
Takin’ Old Route
Pitman’s Union
Lo merle (The blackbird, in Occitan)
Farewell Johnny Miner
Ned on the Hill
Small Birds Rejoice/Chevalier’s Lament
Lovely Agnes
Mitcham Line Shunty
Vlad the Clown
Follow the Heron
The Weepin’ Willer
If it Wasn’t for the Song
The Water is Wide
Lord Saltan & Young Auchanachie
God Moves on the Water
Last Train and Ride
Lazy Bones
The Coble of Cargill
The Man with the Chainsaw
Breaths
Neocortex
The Unquiet Grave
Roads and Walls
At 17
King Orfeo
Ballad of John Williams
All my trials
Ask the Cat!
Old Devil Moon
Take Your Time
House of the Rising Sun
Faded Love
Roseville Fair (Bill Staines via Les Barker)
Greek Tragedy (poem)
At the 'round
Dr Freud
Spring Harvest (poem)
Mr Bluebird Sing
Della and the Dealer
On a Monday Morning
Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia
Spring Cleaning
For Those in Peril from UV
When Your Bells Have Turned Green (ttto Fiddler's Green)
True Colors
I Would I Were
Three Ravens
Whiskey on a Sunday (aka The Ballad of Seth Davey, also Come Day, Go Day)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Four Strong Winds
The Death of Robin Hood
Hineh Ma Tov (in Hebrew, two tunes)
Permission to Dance
Stewball
Would You Like to Play the Guitar (parody of Swinging on a Star)
All the Good People
Smut
Morningtown Ride
Planting a Rainbow (poem)
Maple Sweet
Rainbow Warriors
Meditation
Parting Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 13 Apr 22 - 07:08 AM

Songs, recitations, poems, and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 11/12 April 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

[Got some more information, made a few edits.]

Mr Rabbit, Mr Rabbit
The Darling Song
The January June (recitation)
Weather Lore
The Man from God Knows Where (recitation)
We Zoom
The Trees they do Grow High
The Hippies and the Beatniks-O
Johnny Burke
The Bramble and the Rose
“Babble” (medley and simultaneous singing of a number of gospel songs)
Stamp And Go
Santy Anno
(As I Was a-) Practising
Top of the World
Leaving Train
Tinkerman’s Daughter
John Barleycorn
Love’s Old Sweet Song
Wedding Song (in Ladino)
Lullaby (in Ladino)
Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight
The Town of Mariupol
Chicago
Bones
In the Sidings Now
Norfolk and Good
A Nice Quiet Day
You'll Never Know How Much I Love You
Vlad the Clown
Java Jive
Safe Romance
Still Safe on Shore
The Fisherman's Song
All my trials
Light the Winter's Dark
Isle Au Haut Lullaby
The Lamplighter (poem)
The Speed of Slow (poem)
No Telling
Wreck of the Old 97
M. T. A. Song (ttto Wreck of the Old 97)
The Almond Tree, or, The King's Love (story)
(variant of) Bright Morning Stars
Catahoula
Aragon Mill
In the Middle, In the Middle, In the Middle
It Goes Like it Goes
Tonight I Await (poem)
Caitlin at the Window
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Three Ravens 2020
Go Down, Moses (aka Let My People Go)
The Wayward Wind
Darcy Farrow
Philadelphia Lawyer
The Errant Apprentice
The Dove of Peace (aka Oh Tell Me Where the Dove has Flown)
I'm Gonna Tell (On You)
Come Love Come
Chain Gang
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Remember Your Name and Address
Circle 'round
On Children
One More Minute
John Hardy
Rising Green
Engine One-Forty-Three (aka The F.F.V., The C. & O. Wreck)
Lay Down Beside Me
Hard Nights Come Again No More (ttto Hard Times Come Again No More)
The Man in the Moon
Shake and Shake the Ketchup Bottle (poem)
I Eat My Peas with Honey (poem)
Just Plant a Watermelon (aka Watermelon Song)
When (poem)
Until the Dark Time Ends (aka The Comfort of Singing Voices)
Birdie Nee (aka The Eagle's Lullaby)
My Mother Won't Let Me Play with You
The Singer
Sea Glass
Buttermilk Hill (aka Shule Aroon, Siúil Rún, Shule Agra, Súil a Grá, Johnny has Gone for a Soldier, Gone the Rainbow)
'Cause He's a Cowboy
Beautiful Dreamer
Master of the Sheepfold
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
Some Velvet Morning


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 23 Apr 22 - 01:06 AM

Songs, recitations, poems, monologues and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 18/19 April 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list, and thanks to Monique for additional information. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Days of ‘49
Sergeant William Bailey
Jason & The Arguments (poem)
Lolly Too Dum
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
Spring (from Year Song) (recitation)
George & The Dragon (monologue)
Justice
Among the Heather (aka Down the Moor)
The Boat that First Brought Me Over
Joan de la Rèula (sung in Occitan)
Will Ye Go to Flanders?
When Spring Comes In (aka The Spring Glee)
Danny Boy
Rawtenstall Annual Fair
Streets of Laredo Parody
Breaths
Ocean of Life
The Sick Note
Gentle Arms of Eden
Lovely Joan
Na sera 'e maggio (in Neapolitan)
Adir Hu (Passover song, in Hebrew)
Blood Red Roses
Get Away, Old Man, Get Away
Mollymauk
Song for Marianne
Paul Revere’s Ride (poem)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Green Fields of England
Brother Noah
The Rasta Masta has to Ask for Special Pesto on his Pasta
Child of Mine
The Reluctant Cannibal
Ranter’s Wharf
Farewell Johnny Miner
The Flowers of the Field (poem)
The First and Last Man
Zog, Maran (Tell Me, Marrano, in Yiddish)
The Gallant Forty-Twa
Spancil Hill
Nothing to Show for it All
One Time Only
The Manchester Rambler
Love's the Rising Sun
Bread and Roses
The Eagle's Gift – An Invitation (recitation)
Jesus Christ (ttto Jesse James)
Now is the Cool of the Day
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Hippopotamus Song
Roses
Across the Great Divide
Run and Catch the Wind
Lean On Me
Mr Taxman (ttto Mr Sandman)
Beautiful Noise
On the Pulse of Morning (recitation)
Crossing the Bar
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem / Shalom Chaverim (medley, in Hebrew) )
Sweet Sorrow in the Wind
A Seaman's Hymn
Dream Plover (ttto Dream Lover)
Mr Bojangles
Some Fool Made a Soldier of Me
The Prophet
Ballad of the Carpenter
The Chocolate Song
Beans, Bacon, and Gravy
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
(additional stanza to) Hippopotamus Song
Grounds for Violence (ttto Sounds of Silence)
Crazy
Doney Gal
Hunting the Duck
That's the Way the World Goes Round
The Boy Who Thought He Was a Cockerel (story)
Changes


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 28 Apr 22 - 12:02 AM

Songs, recitations, poems, and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 25/26 April 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

My Own Grandfather (recitation)
I Am My Own Grandpa
It Takes a Soldier
Cosmo, Prince of Denmark (poem)
Strawberry Fair
Disobedience
Hackingham Palace
Temperance
A Nation Once Again
Pretty Saro
Humpty Dumpty was Pushed
Bob Dylan’s Dream
A los árboles altos (sung in Spanish)
Swell My Net Full
O Come Away
Summertime
Annan Water
Blow Away the Morning Dew (aka The Lady's Policy, The Disappointed Lover, The Baffled Lover)
New Garden Fields
Kind Hands
Dear Mr. Rogers
With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm (sometimes called "Anne Boleyn")
Blue Bleezin’ Blind Drunk
The Gum Tree Canoe
Whisky in the Jar (aka Kilgary Mountain, Gilgarra Mountain)
The Tailor & the Mouse
Once I Was a Sailor
The Rare Old Times
Willow Weep Me No More
Rio Grande (Great Lakes version)
Wild Horses
The Dock and the Nettle
Downtown Zeno Exit
Gentle Arms of Eden
Now is the Month of Maying
Things in Life
Lullaby
Isle Au Haut Lullaby
We Ain’t Gonna Give it Back
L’adieu de la mariée à ses parents (sung in French)
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Foggy Dew (Irish version)
The Highwayman
Hal-An-Tow
Spot was Not Like the Rest (poem)
Make You Feel My Love
Singing in the May
Tha mi duilich, cianail, duilich ("I am sorry, anguished, sorry" in Scottish Gaelic)
No More Fish, No Fishermen (ttto of See Amid the Winter's Snow)
John Ball
Fortitude
There is Nothing Like a Dane (ttto There is Nothing Like a Dame)
Moving On
Mayday Carol
Que Bonita Bandera (in Spanish)
Annie Laurie
Oor Hamlet
Husy (Geese, in Czech)
Shanghai Lil
Jamaica Say You Will
Dragon Song
One Morning in May (aka The Nightingale, The Bold Grenadier)
Marion les roses (All Among the Roses, in French)
Waterbound
The Journey
Calypso
The Old Gray Squirrel
Masters of War
The Brown and the Yellow Ale
One Hippopotami (ttto What Kind of Fool am I)
The Last of the Great Whales (aka The Last Leviathan)
How Drunkenness Came Into the World (story)
As If He Knows
A Bench by the Sea
Anachie Gordon
You of Little Faith
Rest Well, Old Man (poem)
Day is Done (ttto Taps)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 10 May 22 - 09:15 PM

Songs, poems, and recitations from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 2/3 May 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Scotch and Soda
Lie Low
Travel Irons (poem)
Reg the Veg and the Charity Lady
Ballad of Thunder Road
Drunken Sailor
Come Back in the Morning aka Prescription Calypso
Turning Towards the Morning
An druimeann donn dílís (My Dear Brown Cow) (in Irish Gaelic)
The Gas Man Cometh
Romance del Conde Olinos (in Spanish)
Diana
You Belong to Me
Dandelion (by Humphrey & The Dumptrucks)
Where oh Where do I Live?
Malt and Barley Blues
Two Brethren
Rose the Riveter, Revisited
Southbound Passenger Train
Hard Times in the Mill
Who Mowed the Lawns of Eden?
Route 66
The Working Class Stranger
Wait till the Work Comes Round
Angel on my Shoulder
Life is Music
Can’t You See?
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn (in Irish Gaelic)
Freight Train
On a Winter’s Night
Dance up the Sun
Kathy’s Song
Blue Moon
Do not go Gently (poem)
Villanelle (by Berlioz, from Les nuits d’été)
Roseville Fair
May Time Dawns
Count Me Out (poem)
Hollywood Hope
Lunenburg Town
November Lament (recitation)
Hang Them High
The Book of Love (Magnetic Fields, not Monotones)
Over the Rainbow
Bring Them Home
Union Maid
Bluenose
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
The One-Legged Cowboy
Buffalo Skinners
Mary Ellen at the Church Turned Up
The Moon Shone Bright
Lean On Me
My Father's Mansion's Many Rooms
I'm an Old Cowhand
The Blackest Crow (aka My Dearest Dear, Breast of Glass)
Amazing Grace (alternating English and Scots Gaelic)
Ta He Wa He La He (in Hawaiian)
Japanese Garden in the Rain (recitation)
St. Louis Blues
The Farmer is the Man
What Then (poem)
The Wild West is Where I Want to Be
Blue Boat Home (ttto Love Divine All Loves Excelling)
Drift Away
The Bedmaking
Scarborough Fair
Whiskey is the Life of Man (aka Whiskey Johnny)
The Galway Shawl
A Rìbhinn Òig Bheil Cuimhn' Agad
Shiny-O
Morris the Moose
Think About Your Troubles
Circle Round (or, Circle Chant)
On Children (or, Your Children)
Morningtown Ride


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 14 May 22 - 07:33 PM

Songs, poems, monologues and riddles from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 9/10 May 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Cornish Lads
Billy Boy (Malvina Reynolds rewrite)
The Unquiet Grave
Sisters of Mercy
Useful French Phrases (poem)
Trip to Gougane
Lo comte Arnaud (sung in Occitan)
Mack the Knife (bilingual version, part English and part German)
Asparagus (monologue)
Come to the Dance
Courting is a Pleasure
A la una yo naci (sung in Ladino)
Strontium 90
Innisvaddie Annie
Down by the Railroad Track
Cawsand Bay
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Fever
Resurrection Packet
Forgive and Forget
Al di là (sung in Italian)
Knocking Nellie
Sunbeam and Sunshine
Eggs and Marrowbones
The Armadillo
We’re All Cleaning Windows
Blank Space
Prudence
The Faithful Horse
There is a Tavern in the Town (in English, then in German)
Banks of the Ohio
Mudcat Love
Rio Grande
Poor Little Liza Jane
Transylvania Shanty (ttto South Australia)
Bluenose (Skilling & Martin)
Boys of Barr na Sráide
The Morning Glory (aka One for the Morning Glory, Here's to the Morning Glory)
Song of Wandering Aengus
Nancy Spain
Barking (poem)
Brown Stuff (riddle)
Rutherford Coffee Bar (ttto Sisters of Mercy)
Thanksgiving Eve
Sally Free and Easy
Old Age Rage
The Bold Fisherman
The Little Sparrow
Run for the Roses
Down to the River to Pray (in Scots Gaelic)
Shule Aroon (Siúl a Rúin) (chorus in Irish Gaelic)
Drop Hammer
Rolling Down the Bay to Juliana
Siúl a Ghrá (in Irish Gaelic)
Fare Thee Well Cold Winter
The Unquiet Grave
Beautiful Soul
A Wee Bird Cam tae My Apron
Russian Major General (ttto Major General's Song)
The Verdant Braes of Skreen
The Rambles of Spring
Anathea
Auprès de Ma Blonde (in French)
Tomorrow
Bonny Boy from Underneath My Apron
Peace like a River
Jerusalem
The Knoxville Girl
Sunny Goodge Street
The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue (fragment, in Middle English)
(The) Colorado Trail (aka Along the Colorado Trail)
You Are Beautiful
Bagenal Harvey's Farewell (aka Bagenal Harvey's Lament, ttto Derwentwater's Farewell)
Try to Remember (fragment)
Parting Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 18 May 22 - 08:10 PM

Songs, poems, recitations, instrumentals and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 16/17 May 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. "Mountain Village" is a guess at a title for Jane's story. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Travelin’ man
Verdant Braes of Skreen
Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Door (poem)
Aphrodite the Smelly Belly Dancer (or Shock Absorba the Greek)
Bold Riley
Nobody Knocking
D’ ye Ken John Peel?
Day by Day
Two Sisters
Los dos filhets del rei (sung in Occitan)
Cigarettes and Whisky and Wild Wild Women
Don’t Cry Baby
The Happy Zoomer (ttto The Happy Wanderer)
Lichtbob Lassie
Molecatcher
St. Brendan’s Voyage
The Mermaid
Oh the Dishes
A Dollar a Day
Ay lu lu (sung in Yiddish) (possibly aka Shlof Shoyn Mayn Tayer Feygele? or, Unter Beymer?)
Lives in the Balance
The Barring of our Door
Wagon Wheels
A bhean úd thíos
Today
Scarborough Fair
Rum, by Gum
Bill Bailey
Fresh Hops
The Puppeteer (recitation)
A waltz by Bob Pasquerello (may be in Fingerwaltzes collection) (solo piano)
Where is our James Connolly
Mountain Village (story)
Earth Angel
Don’t Despise the Deserter
A September Song (recitation)
The Dancing Teacher
Wild Mountain Thyme
How Could Anyone
Trouble
Just a Lie
Queen of the Rails
If I Could Be the Rain
Queen of Waters
I Can See Clearly Now
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Benjamin Bowmaneer
The English Wedding (Le Mariage Anglais, alternating English and French)
Off the Cold Coast of Iceland
Bye Bye Blues
First of May Blues
Love Me a Little
When I Have Seen
I Happen to Know (poem)
The Strange Case of Mr Donnybrook Boredom (poem)
The Strange Case of the Irksome Prude (poem)
Little Village
Ordinary Man (Gordon Lightfoot, not Peter Hames)
The Ballad of Minepit Shaw
Diana
For Tom McLean
Barrett's Privateers
Share the Road with Me
Book of Love (Monotones)
An Irish Song
Follow the Heron Home
Cuba
Rock On Rockall
Turning Toward the Morning
I Think of You
Take Your Time
The Dandelion (poem)
Why I Voted the Socialist Ticket (poem)
Did You Ever Lose an Elephant
Gentle Arms of Eden
Angel from Montgomery


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 25 May 22 - 08:24 PM

Songs, poems, and instrumentals from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 23/24 May 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for roughly the first half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Twelve Gates To The City
World Turned Upside Down
Questionnaire (poem)
Be Gentle with my Heart
Fruit Trees Fill My Garden
Diga Joaneta (sung in Occitan)
The Deserter
She’s Like the Swallow
Turtle Dove
Reminds Me of You
Fennario
Cuchullain’s Son
The Bard of Armagh
Call to Song
Betsy Bell & Mary Gray
A Handful of Songs
Farmer’s Toast
Tonight He Belongs to Me
Early One Morning
Mrs. Fisher
Dowie Dens of Yarrow
Ceres, Pluto and Eris... oh my!
The Seasons of the Year
McCafferty
The Watchman’s Gone
Yorkshire Couple
Going to Leave Old Texas
Banks of the Nile
I Pity the Poor Immigrant
They Say it’s Wonderful
The Snows they Melt the Soonest
Mingulay Boat Song
Hard Times
Procrastination (poem)
Where will the Last Flower Grow?
The King’s Navy
I will Follow Him
I Fall to Pieces
Where Shall I Be?
I Think it's Gonna Work Out Fine
Summertime
The Spotted Cow (aka Crafty Farmer? Well Sold the Cow? The Crafty Ploughboy? The Yorkshire Bite?)
Solid Ground
Quit Your Lowdown Ways
Catahoula
Time to Spare
Land of the Bottom Line
Across the Great Divide
Take Your Time
Rio Grande
Cherokee Bend
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
Will Ye Go to Flanders
The Swaggering Jig (aka Bellaghy Fair)
Turn, Turn, Turn
Out of Nowhere
I Wanna Die Easy
Don't Buy the Liverwurst (ttto Down by the Riverside)
The Man in the Moon
What Else Can I Do (aka Nothing Less Will Do, The Election Song)
Anchored in Love
Nevada Jane
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (piano solo)
Hunting the Hare
Caledonia
Devilish Mary
Walkin' on my Wheels
Take Your Time
Jubilee


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 02 Jun 22 - 08:15 AM

Songs, poems, recitations/readings and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 30/31 May 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Last Shanty
The Earl o’ March’s Daughter
I Have Blown it All Away (poem)
Hard Case
Cruel Sister
Giving Her Away
I Ain’t Marching Any More
An Apartment in Sunny Spain
La filha d’un païsan (sung in Occitan)
A Prayer in Open D
If it Weren’t For the Music
Fathom the Bowl
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Woad
Don Quixote
Don’t Take Your Gun to School
Nothing Rhymed
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (recited)
Old Abe
Oleanna
Down the Dials
Death Letter Blues
Sea Change
Paper Houses
Lili Marlene
Universal Soldier
Come Back Baby
Promenade
Terrorism (poem)
Song for the Life
In the Jailhouse Now
I Come and Stand at the Schoolhouse Door
Assault Rifles (poem)
Self-knowledge (poem)
Dirty Old Town
Summerland (poem)
Aisle After Hymn
Faithless Love
500 miles
Whiskey on a Sunday (aka Come Day, Go Day, also The Ballad of Seth Davey)
Martin Said to his Man (aka Who's the Fool Now)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1952 (story)
Let Union Be
The One on the Right was on the Left
Jutland
The Water is Wide
Fire and Flame
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
recitation from David Valentine Taylor
Nepudem Domu (We Won't Go Home, in Czech)
Lyke Wake Dirge
Poor Soldier
Wayfaring Stranger (secular version)
Second Front Song
Homeward Bound
Buddhist Monk, 1960s (reading)
Man Who Used to Be
Calypso
Charge of the Light Brigade (poem)
Tim McGuire
Train Trip to Guildford
Run and Catch the Wind
Up with People
Who Am I Now
Mothers, Daughters, Wives (reading)
Here is My Home


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 08:34 AM

Songs, poems, and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 6/7 June 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Dancing at Whitsun
June Song (parody of Dave Webber’s May Song)
Partygate (poem)
D-Day Song
Whiskey in the Jar
Down by the Sally Gardens
Lamorna
Bold Robert Emmet
Steal my Heart Away
Ratto al ballo (sung in Piedmontese)
Summerfly
Seeing Nellie Home
Last Bus Home
The Gam
Georgia on My Mind
Cut the Cake
There are Bad Times Just Around the Corner
A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go
The Old Rose & Crown
Mineral Wells
Coffee Shop Down in Pimlico
Long Hot Summer Day
Fisher Lads of Whitby
Dark-Haired Gypsies
Mill o’ Tifty’s Annie
Transylvania Shanty
Crackdown Addict
For Free
Big Yellow Taxi
It Could be a Wonderful World
Breaths
Sam the Skull
The Shearing’s Not for You
Band o’ Shearers
Kite at Sundown
Trains and Boats and Planes
Cumha an fhile (The Loneliness of the Poet, in Irish Gaelic)
Cholesterol
Get Your Butt Over Here (poem)
Rosebud in June
Hit the Road Jack
Mary and the Seal
I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound
Somewhere Ahead
D-Day Dodgers
The Frozen Logger
Play Friends (poem)
What Else Can I Do (aka Nothing Less Will Do, The Election Song)
Who Am I Now
All Hooked Up (ttto All Shook Up)
Simple Gifts
Give Yourself to Love
Chad Looked Over the Wall (aka Shortages)
When Can I Have a Banana Again
The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter
John o' Dreams
The Blue Train
The Whale Song
Buckingham Palace (revised for the Platinum Jubilee)
The Boy Who Thought He Was a Cockerel (story)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Forgiven
The Fox
Son David (variant of "Edward")
Our Favorite Things (ttto My Favorite Things)
The Old Man's Wish
You Are Not Alone
Shores of Avalon
Circle of Friends
The Guillotine
Three Little Fishies
Open That Can
Be Prepared
Fave Swings (ttto My Favorite Things)
Hero (poem)
Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (updated version)
Call Me the Whale
We Zoom (ttto Blue Moon)
Zoomiversary Song (ttto The Parting Glass)
The King's Breakfast (poem)
Lay Down Beside Me
River


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Jun 22 - 08:44 AM

Songs, poems, and instrumentals from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 13/14 June 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list, and also to Casey. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Do-Re-Mi
Bright Blue Rose
As I Walked Out (poem)
Bert and Jane
What Have They Done to the Rain
The Water is Wide
The Rose and the Lily (version of Cruel Brother)
Hunting the Hare
Romance de Isabel (in Spanish)
West Texas Waltz
Jesus Jesus (sung in Irish Gaelic)
Three Score and Ten
The Shores of Normandy
The Power and the Glory
Who Do You Love
Derby Ram
Kentucky Babe
Changeling's Lullaby
Wanting Memories
San Antonio Rose
Old Dogs
A Sailor's Grave
That Look in his Eye
Cape St. Mary's
254 Shades of Gray
The Thunderstorm Approaches (poem)
Hurricane Blues
Miss Otis Regrets
She Was One of the Early Birds
Theme from Mahogany
Come Fare Away (aka "Come Fare Away With Me"; also, "Marnie" is sometimes included in the title)
Lovely Agnes
More Hills to Climb
Hope Eyrie
Annan Water
Peace Train
Keep on the Sunny Side
Golden Mansions
Caravan
Selchie
Feher Laszlo Stole a Stallion
Roseville Fair
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Remember All Those Years Ago (poem)
Why Did They Have to Get Married
Bruces' Song (aka Bruces' Philosophers Song)
Down in Granny's Yard (aka Johnny's Lost his Marble)
She's Like a Swallow
Farewell to Whiskey (aka Johnny My Man)
Roy O'Brien jingle
So Will We Yet
Dodi Li (in Hebrew)
Je suis trop jeunette ("I am too Young", in French)
Rosebud in June
Fantasy Lover
Crazy
Their Brains Were Small and They Died
In Self Defense (poem)
Who Shot Sam
To Cheer Him Up and Help Him on His Way
Sea Glass
Shallow Brown
Sammy's Bar
Thaïs
Greensleeves (piano solo)
Cold Haily Rainy Night
The Dewy Ones
Trouble
Singing Through the Hard Times
Zen Gospel Singing
Makin' Whoopee
(parody of) My Father's a Hedger and Ditcher
A Bench by the Sea
Hymn Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 22 Jun 22 - 09:18 AM

Songs and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 20/21 June 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list, and also to Casey. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Hard Times Come Again No More
Trains of Waterloo
Eeyore’s Speech from “Piglet” (poem)
Animal Adoption
Waltzing Matilda (Queensland version)
Streets of London
11th Cavalry Song
Somewhere to Begin
Galveston
I'm Gonna be an Engineer
Midsummer hymn
The Young Fisherwoman
Poison beer
Whisky You’re the Devil
Fruit Trees Fill My Garden
Queen Sally
Rainbow Race
Designated Answerer of Questions (ttto Dedicated Follower of Fashion)
Summer Lady (poem)
Freight Train
Bring Flowers
Geordie
Whitby Whaler
I am Cherry Alive
Six Feet of Mud
Harriet Tubman
Lord, How Come Me Here
Scarborough Fair
Wild Goose Shanty
Ella’s Song (aka We Who Believe in Freedom)
Oak Ash and Thorn
Out of the Window (aka Our Wedding Day)
Dreary Black Hills
The Keelman
The Broken Token
Come Fare Away (aka "Come Fare Away With Me"; also, "Marnie" is sometimes included in the title)
Some Little Bug
Come All You Recluse Spiders
Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship (aka Roll Her to the Wall)
The Gallowa’ Hills
At the Dawning of the Day (poem)
Never Turning Back
A Mighty Ship was the Gundremar
Long, Long Ago + I'm Romeo
A Boné Fido Dog
I Wish I was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in My Hair
Colors of the Sun
The Hounds
Nellie Gray
Pat Gets on an Airplane (ttto Paddy Works on the Railway)
Dance with My Father
The Hokey-Pokey (Shakespearean style)
Rory O'Moore
Already Dead
On Board the Susianna
Chrò Chin t-Sàile (I Will Go Home, in Scottish Gaelic)
The Elements
Into the Mystic
Keep Haulin'
Midsummer Hymn
Farewell Johnny Miner
The Bonny Bunch of Roses-O
Every Bush and Tree (aka I Have No Mother Now)
Yucky Bugs
Orphan Train
Lovely Agnes
The Gallagher Boys (aka Lost on Lake Michigan)
Dubarry Done Gone Again
Some Little Bug
Cockroaches on Parade
A Place in the Choir
After Hours
John o' Dreams


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Jun 22 - 02:18 AM

Songs and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 27/28 June 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. I didn't get a title for Elle's story about a parrot. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

When Our Old Age Pension Check Comes To Our Door
Adieu, Adieu
The Folk Club Disaster (poem)
Dabob Bay
Annie Get Your Sun Cream
Jim Keay’s Gander
Katie Moray
The Remote Users’ Song (ttto Wombling Song)
Come Round Her
Wee Pot Stove
Patches
The Outlandish Knight
The Back Blocks Shearer
L’inglesina (sung in Italian)
The Last Minstrel Show
Sturdy Woman
In the Heat of the Summer
Alice White
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
The Royal Forester
Summertime
The Ballad of Robban's First Ride
Pivnicková (in Czech)
When the Old Dun Cow Caught Fire
Rock Salt and Nails
Butchie’s Tune
The Sack ’em Up Boys
Rainbow Race
Millie’s Waltz
Story about a parrot
Disposal (poem)
Crying
Take it Easy
Cha Bhi Mi Buan ("I'll Not Survive", in Scots Gaelic)
The Tex-I-An Boys
The Lonely Willow Tree
The Old Gravy Train (poem)
Sunday Afternoon in the Car
Lassie wi’ the Yellow Coatie
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
Buy a Gun for Your Son
Sailor Home From the Sea (aka Cock of the Morning)
The Rest of the Day is Your Own (parody of A Farmer's Boy)
Shallow Brown
After the Gold Rush
You Blood Red Roses
Glenlogie (aka Jean of Bethelnie)
Cadgwith Anthem
Summer Sunlight
Banks of Marble
The Literary Dustman
There is a Tavern in the Town
The Rose of the San Joaquin
Now and Then
Morning Morgantown
The Isle of Arran
Kentucky in the Morning
Shift and Spin
The Golden Triangle
An Activist's Accomplishment (reading)
Not Only Bars
My Body's Nobody's Body But Mine
Quantum Mechanics
I Think I Understand
The Hippopotamus Song (aka Mud, Glorious Mud)
Noah's Ark Shanty (aka A Long Time Ago, aka In Frisco Bay)
Farewell Shanty (aka Padstow Farewell, aka Sailor's Farewell Hymn, aka 'Tis Our Sailing Time, aka Cornish Farewell Shanty)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 06 Jul 22 - 03:21 AM

Songs, instrumentals and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 4/5 July 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

What Did You Learn in School Today?
The Last Thing on My Mind (poem, parody of Tom Paxton song)
Where’s the Fuel Now? (ttto Who's the Fool Now, aka Martin Said to His Man)
Goldwatch Blues
Walk with Me Now / The Raucous Cry of the Gulls (poem)
When I First Came to this Land
I Wish I could be Nice and Warm
Windmills
Perrine était servante (sung in French)
If I had a Hammer
Mack the Knife
Henry Joy (aka Henry Joy McCracken)
Wade in the Water
Workin’ My Way Back to You Babe
What does it Matter?
Patrick Spencer (Bob Coltman version of Sir Patrick Spens)
My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying
Early Morning Rain
I Ain’t Marching Anymore
Peggy Gordon
Oops! Jamboree! (parody of Whup Jamboree)
Night Ride Home
Yankee Doodle
Oh Sinner Man
Battle of New Orleans
An Irishman’s Epistle to the Officers and Troops at Boston
The Rifleman's Song at Bennington
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Never Turning Back
At Seventeen
Rolling Down to Old Maui
America the Beautiful (piano instrumental)
Johnson Boy
America the Beautiful (sung)
The Roses of Prince Charlie
Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
The Mermaid and the Swallow
Somewhere in America
East Virginia
Roll On Columbia
They Make the Laws (poem)
Rigs of Rye
A Sailor's Life
Bard of Armagh
A Jolly Holiday
Rolling Home
The Fiddle and the Drum
A Kiss in the Morning Early
The Star-Spangled Banner
Enough
May I Suggest
How Anarchy Could Function
Tomra's Song
O What a Merry Land is England
The Auld Triangle (aka The Old Triangle, The Royal Canal)
Toddling Home
The Wayward Wind
Black-Eyed Susie
But Mr Adams
Pipers Refrain
The Minstrel Boy
Sister, Sail
Ashokan Farewell (piano instrumental)
Carter Blues
The Battle of the Somme
I Only have Eyes for You
Highland Cathedral
This Land Ain't Your Land (parody of This Land is Your Land)
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
The Shirt Song
If I Were Free
Lay Down Beside Me
This is My Song (aka Song of Peace)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 13 Jul 22 - 05:34 AM

Songs and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 11/12 July 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Going home (version of Frankie & Johnny)
Diamantina Drover
The Maid of Melrose Town (poem)
Boudicea
Sow Took the Measles
Dark-eyed Molly
Allergic to his Face (poem)
Widdecombe Fair
Scarborough Fair
A Terrible Beauty is Born
The Bold Princess Royal
The Worst Day Since Yesterday
I’ll be Your Baby Tonight
Black is the Color
Brown Baby
Le roi Eugène (sung in French)
If You Say Yes
The Music Makers
See No Evil
Snakes and Ladders
On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
Melting Pot (poem)
Our Planet's Unfolding
Star of the County Down
Both Sides Now
Oak Ash and Thorn
The Orange Maid of Sligo
The Ballad of Soulful Sam
Rolling Home (to dear old England)
Bread and Roses
Folsom Prison Blues
Zen Gospel Singing
The Trees They Do Grow High (parody by Les Barker)
The Seasons’ Wheel (poem)
A Pirate Walked into a Bar
Mind Games
Early One Morning (Election Day parody)
Courting is a Pleasure (aka Lovely Molly)
All the Good Times are Past and Gone
Power and the Glory
Men of Worth
My Love Comes Rolling Down
Matty Groves
Scotch and Soda
Like the Way I Do
Monday, Monday
My Son John From the Isle of Man
Projectionist Woes (poem)
Text and Tweet (ttto Aragon Mill)
Hi Lili, Hi Lo
Breed Specific Legislation Ballad
Drinkin' Them Beers
Peat Fire Flame
Ring of Fire
Cotton Jenny
Fare Thee Well My Own True Love (aka Ten Thousand Miles)
Yesterday (parody by Dave Mann)
You Gotta Have Skin (ttto Heart)
Donegal Dreams
The Wild Geese (aka Norland Wind)
When the Ship Comes In
To My Old Brown Earth
Kite at Sundown


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 20 Jul 22 - 01:50 AM

Songs and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 18/19 July 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Just the Facts, Ma’am
Now is the Cool of the Day
Mrs. Groves (poem)
Handweaver and the Factory Maid
Rest Quiet (poem)
Angling
Woodturner’s Love Song
Todo tiene que ver (sung in Spanish)
Blackwater Side
Uncle Tom Cobleigh Will Run (ttto Widdicombe Fair, Widdecombe Fair, Tom Pearce)
William Archer (version of Banks of the Bann)
Something Sort of Grandish
Billy Bones and his Dancing Cat
Ho, Boys, Ho
El Paso
Le grand frisé (sung in French)
I Give Myself to You
The Old Dance
Shanghaied
Ballad of Seth Davey (aka Whiskey on a Sunday)
Turn Around
The Castle of Dromore
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
Air Fa La La Lo
The King’s Navy
St. Brendan’s Fair Isle
Mrs McGrath
Ella's Song
Carter’s Blues
Bridge-Guard in the Karoo
The Moorlough Shore
Barrett’s Privateers
House Carpenter
Go To Work On Monday
Terms & Conditions (poem)
She Moved Through the Fair
Cool Water
Flying Song
Falling in Love
Lovin' Emma
The Fairy Fair Blues (ttto Folsom Prison Blues)
Some Enchanted Evening
Blue Bayou
Ten Thousand Miles (version of Turtle Dove)
Lynn's Dream
Beautiful Soul
Plains of Waterloo
Weggis Song (aka From Lucerne to Weggis)
The Maker
Going to the West
Stand Up for Jesus
The Woman in Your Life
Garnet's Homemade Beer (ttto Barrett's Privateers)
Jenny Wren (poem)
Ice Cream Weather
Brighten the Corner Where You Are
In the Heat of the Summer
Apprentice Song
Benjamin Bowmaneer
I'm an Old Deck Hand (ttto I'm an Old Cowhand)
Pretty Saro
Three Little Fishies
Newborough Beach
North Country Tragedy
Song of the Folk Nazi (read as a poem)
Blackbird
The Song Goes On
Skye Boat Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 08:56 PM

Songs and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 25/26 July 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Life Gets Teejius Don’t It? (recitation)
Leonardo da Thingy (poem)
The Song Goes On
The Good Cook Stirs in the Alli-allium
Michael Row the Boat
When I Go
An Affectation of Conceit (=I’m in Love with the Nearest Mirror)
Roll the Cotton Down (halyard version) + verses of Roll the Kaiser Down (parody)
Savory fair
Mia, totsants s’apròcha (sung in Occitan)
Bring Me a Rose
Crossing the Bar
Isn’t Life Strange?
Banks of Red Roses
The Unquiet Grave
Where Shall I Be (when the first trumpet sounds)? (including verses by Rick Pollay)
If Our Lives were on Videotape
49th Birthday (story) + poem by Muriel Fisher
Row On
In My Life
Girl from the North Country
Alice White
Ride Cowboy Ride
Anac Cuain
I’m So Glad I Got My ‘Ligion in Time
Willie’s Lady
The Ball Playing Song
Hospice (poem)
No Thanks, Thanks
I’m Going Home to Georgia
Hobo on a Freight Train to Heaven
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
The Wayfaring Stranger (aka Poor Wayfaring Stranger, I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
Let There Be Morning
My Eldorado
Won't You Come Home, Disraeli (ttto Bill Bailey, Won't You Come Home)
Mickey Mouse wears a Boris Johnson watch (poem)
Too Many Icarus Moments (poem)
The Magpie
Joy to the World
High Germany
Make It, Mend It
Slithering Round Eden (ttto Streets of Laredo)
Pretty Flowers All Around
Fatty Molesworth
Jack Ashton
Autumn to May (aka Little Brown Dog)
All You Need is Love
Electricity
If You Love Me
Ratcliffe Highway
I Ain't Never Been Satisfied
The Ding Dong Blues
San Antonio Rose
After the Haircut (free verse)
First You Lose the Rhyming
The Lone Pilgrim
The Ballad of Penny Evans
Slow Train Through Georgia
Hard, Ain't it Hard
Parkette
Skye Boat Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 03 Aug 22 - 12:37 AM

Songs and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 1/2 August 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Hallelujah I’m A Bum
Both Sides Now
Dipsticks & Seals (poem)
Fields of Athenry (parody)
Farewell He (ttto All Around My Hat)
I’m the Original Chauvinist Pig
The Rolling of the Stones
Wind River Waltz
Pack Up Your Sorrows
I Wish They’d Do It Now
Le Galant Indiscret (The Indiscreet Suitor, sung in French)
White Cottons of Despair (ttto Woody Guthrie’s 1913 Massacre)
Dink’s Song
Pancho & Lefty
Buck-eyed Jim
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me
Swifts and Swallows
Slip Jigs and Reels
Elijah (ttto Delilah)
Caledonia
Where Did You Get That Hat?
Claudy Banks (with additional verse)
Mathematics
Times are Not What They Used to Be
The Horses of May Day
Bold Riley
Duncan Gray
Who Woulda Thunk It?
The Briar and the Rose
Down Under
Handsome Molly
Travelling Man’s Daughter (aka Tinkerman’s Daughter)
Smile
The Unfortunate Rake (same tune as Streets of Laredo)
I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister
Jolly Roving Tar (aka Get Up, Jack; John, Sit Down)
This Bit is Mine (poem)
Women Always Lead Men From Behind
I’m Gonna be an Engineer
Darling Corey
Son Come Tell to Me (cowboy version of Edward)
Mezi Horami (Between the Mountains, in Czech)
The Bergen
The King's Navy
Tha mo ghaol air àird a'chuain (a broken token song in Scots Gaelic)
Catahoula
Give Ear to a Frolicsome Ditty
The Leaving of Liverpool
Crazy
Green Stamps (ttto Greensleeves)
Red-Haired Mary
Last Words
Related
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Joy of Living
Scrambled Eggs (ttto Yesterday)
Eilean Leodhais, tir nan gaisgeach (The Isle of Lewis, Land of Heroes, in Scottish Gaelic)
The Lammas Tide
See Here, She Said
The Wine Song
When Hippos Battle in the Mud
The Wild Side of Life
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
The Kangaroo Song (aka A Kangaroo Sat on an Oak)
Raise Your Voices
Lisa's Freight Train
Give Yourself to Love
Kisses Sweeter than Wine


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Aug 22 - 02:09 AM

Songs, recitations, monologues, and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 8/9 August 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
Woodstock
Remember All Those Years Ago (poem)
We Are All The Souls On Earth (poem)
William Brown (aka Keep That Wheel a-Turning)
Drunk and Disorderly (parody ttto Lord of the Dance)
I’m a Wheel within Wheels within Wheels
Greasy Mac (recited)
Re Gilardin (sung in Piedmontese)
I Ain’t Marching Any More
Willie o’ Winsbury
You Belong to Me
Walkie in the Garden/Parlor
I’m an Old Deckhand (ttto I'm an Old Cowhand)
Home Lads Home
Song to a Seagull
White Cliffs of Dover
Long Summer Day
The Hole in the Ark (monologue)
She Moved Through the Fair
Love at the Five-and-Dime
Blues Chase Up a Rabbit
Le Chinois
The Vision (poem)
Sight for Sore Eyes
The Contender
The Carnival is Over
Catfish John
Let Me Be There
Son of the Earl of White Banners (sung in Scottish Gaelic)
Star of the County Down
Bring Back My Body to Me (parody ttto My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
The Irish Rover
Brigg Fair
Pearl the Preying Mantis (poem)
Red is the Rose
The Ballad of Springhill
Animalarkey
Five Folk Songs in Thirty Seconds
Adelaide's Lament
When First Unto this Country
Long Black Veil
Aardvark
Hiroshima Memorial Candlelight Vigil (poem)
Changes Olivia Newton-John presente!
Danny Boy Cat Parody
Ballad of Lewis Mills
Summerfly
Black Girl (aka In the Pines)
Last Song
The Music of Strings
You Never Know Just Who You're Going to Meet
Hard Times Come Again Once More (ttto Hard Times Come Again No More)
Embraceable You
I Come and Stand at Every Door
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Jazzing (poem)
Dance Away
Archimedes (ttto Leave Her, Johnny)
Kingfisher
Drowned Sailor
Dreaming My Dreams with You
Have You Never Been Mellow
What's the Use of Wings
Farewell Shanty (aka Padstow Farewell, aka Sailor's Farewell Hymn, aka 'Tis Our Sailing Time, aka Cornish Farewell Shanty)


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 18 Aug 22 - 01:13 AM

Songs, recitations, poems, and instrumentals from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 15/16 August 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Early
Parking At Whitby (ttto Dancing at Whitsun)
Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her
Raggle Taggle Gypsies
Verbosity
Sammy’s Bar
You Can't Make a Turtle Come Out
El enamorado y la Muerte (sung in Spanish)
Lunenberg Town
Harbo & Samuelson
Skewball (recited)
An Cailin Rua (The Red-haired Girl) (sung in English)
The Muffin Man Song (plus medley of nursery rhymes)
Where’ve You Been?
The Ramona
Old Times They Are a-Changin’ (parody of The Times, They Are a-Changin')
On the Cat (ttto Quartermaster’s Stores)
The Doctor
Danny Boy
Eat Bertha’s Mussels
Haul Away Boys
The Singer's Club in Enniscorthy (tune based on The Man who Came Home from Pretoria)
One I Love
Man with Blue Dolphin
The Irish Rover
Deep River Blues
My Grandfather’s Clock
The Queen and the Soldier
Silly Polysyllabist
The Last Battle
Rosin the Bow (aka Old Róisín the Beau, and other variations)
Bluenose
Wild Rover (ttto Banana Boat Song)
Blue Screen Broken Hearted Blues (updated to Zoom Room Blues)
Ballad of Penny Evans
Bonny Streets of Fyvie-o (aka The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie, Peggy-O, Fennario, The Maid of Fife, ...)
Where Shall We Go (poem)
How Beautiful Upon the Mountain
Tail Toddle
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Banks of Ponchartrain
Marcie
Scarlet Ribbons
Mrs Murphy
Greensleeves
Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart
The Blind Boy's Dog
Bunessan (piano solo; tune used for Morning Has Broken)
Forty Years Ago (rewrite of Twenty Years Ago)
Charlie Porter
Make and Break Harbour
My Love is Like a Dewdrop
Lord Franklin (Les Barker parody)
Leanabh an Aigh (Blessed Child, in Scots Gaelic, ttto Bunessan)
All the Way Home
Swimming to the Other Side
True Confessions (poem)
Single Player
Let Me Be There
I Have a Dream
ACME
Where Do Dead Animals Go
The Fields of Athenry
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Music to Me


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Aug 22 - 06:06 AM

Songs, poems, and monologues from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 22/23 August 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Cat Came Back
I Wish We’d Sailed on the “Jeanie Johnston”
The Civilised World (poem)
Sam’s Racehorse (monologue)
Suede Show Blues
Barney Google
Public Bar (ttto Early One Morning)
False Autumn (poem)
If You Love the Water, Let It Rain
Cad é sin don té sin (sung in English translation)
Cawsand Bay
The Scotsman
The Lone Pilgrim
Roseville Fair (fragment)
Morning Has Broken
Wild Mountain Thyme
Fair Maid of Islington
Maginot Waltz
Dink’s Song
Bad Blood
I've Been Floating Down the Old Green River
Prairie Lullaby
One More Mile
Buddy Better Get on Down the Line
Ukrainian Now
Stewball
Remember Me
Who will Watch the Home Place?
Bygone Days (poem)
Marksman Sam (monologue)
Balding
April Come She Will
Streets of Laredo
????? ???? (Letyat utki) (Ducks are Flying, sung in Russian)
The Lord Into His Garden Comes (The Garden Hymn, extra verses from Meditations Among the Tombs)
A Bottle o’ the Best
A Capital Ship (aka The Walloping Window Blind)
The Coils of Love
The Rosabella
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
Billy Venero
Address on Death (poem)
The Laily (or Laidly, or Loathsome) Worm and the Mackerel (or Machrel) of the Sea
Far from the Home I Love
The Ballad of Michael Collins (aka Hang Out Your Brightest Colours)
What'll I Do
The King's Navy
The Cobbler's End
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
My, My, Mama
Darling Nelly Gray
Dark-Eyed Molly
Braw Sailin' on the Sea
Caledonia
Blue Tail Fly (aka Gimme/Jimmy Crack Corn)
If I Could (poem)
Let's Choose Peace
Let's Fall in Love
When I First Came to this Land
The Vampire Come to Whitby
Do You Love an Orange (ttto Do You Love an Apple)
She's Someone's Grandmother
Dillon Bay
Sing, Sugar, Sing
Wild Blossoms
Hobo's Lullaby


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 31 Aug 22 - 08:24 PM

Songs, monologues, poems, and instrumentals from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 29/30 August 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Home Grown Tomatoes
Thorneymoor Woods
Aggie the Elephant (monologue, aka Little Aggie)
Woodhouse Colliery (poem)
Oblate Spheroids (poem)
Spanish Beaches (ttto Spanish Ladies)
High Germany
Aphrodite the Smelly Belly Dancer
Ten in the Bed (aka Roll Over)
Black is the Colour
O Tell Me Where the Dove has Flown (tune is "Dove of Peace")
Frozen Logger
The Unquiet Grave (Jean Ritchie version)
The Rare Ould Times
The Countersigns
The Baby Tree
If it wasn’t for the ‘ouses in Between
Downed and Drowned
Egyptian Ella
Byker Hill
Till the Dance is Mine
The Keys of Canterbury
Ragged Old Truck
Elsie Marley
Our Ship is Ready
Isabella (adaptation of Keats’ poem)
What’s the Use of Wings?
Westlin Winds
Turn Turn Turn
Songs Stay Sung
The Mountain
Slow Train Through Georgia
Old Zip Coon
The Rich Man and the Poor Man
Doomsday Blues
The Atheist and the Bears (poem)
Violin Farm (monologue)
Hillbilly Heaven
Saucy Sailor
Disco Calypso
Isn't It Grand, Boys
As Time Goes By
In My Grandma's Garden
See You In September
As If He Knows
Sapozhkelekh (in Yiddish; chorus only)
Morning Come, Maria Gone
Guilt and Shame
Room for Company (aka Bartholomew Fair)
Broom o' the Cowdenknowes
As I Roved Out
The Song of the Volga Boatmen (in Russian; "Ey, Ukhnyem!" loosely translated as "yo heave ho!")
Heat Detector
Sweet Thang
The Wild Side of Life / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Hielan Laddie (often sung as "Donkey Riding")
I Heard You Sing a Song
Sunday Driver
Hungarian shepherds' dance (title unknown; jaw harp instrumental)
Dilmano Dilbero (in Bulgarian)
Awake You Drowsy Sleeper
In China or a Woman's Heart
One I Love
When I was a Cowboy
Rigs of the Time (contemporary verses)
The Recruited Collier
Bring Me a Boat
His Name was Juel
Look to the Rainbow
Hymn Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 13 Sep 22 - 01:53 AM

Songs, poems, monologues, and recitations from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 5/6 September 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Banks of Marble
Old Bones
Cargoes (poem)
Time to Pay the Ferryman (poem )
The Burghers of Calais (monologue)
Bill the Burly Burglar
Sam’s Gone Away (aka Aboard a Man o’ War)
The Ballad of Chris Moser
Schön ist der Morgen (Morning is broken, sung in German)
September Song
Brave Marin (sung in French)
Bury Me in My Overalls
Ludlow Massacre
How Could You Believe Me when I Said I’d Govern, when You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life? (parody of How Could You Believe Me when I Said I Love You, when You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life?)
When I Grow too Old to Dream
Mobile Bay
Cold Mountain
Queen Eleanor’s Confession
Gambling on the Sabbath Day
The Boys of Barr na Sraide
My Dearest Dear (aka The Blackest Crow)
Female Rambling Sailor
The Boxer
The Mill was Made of Marble
All Among the Barley
Your State's Name Here
The Day After Tomorrow
The Lemmings’ Reunion (poem)
The Magna Carta (monologue)
The Kamikaze Reunion Party (recitation)
My Father Was a Driver on the Northwest Railway
I Still Miss Someone
Shepherd, O Shepherd
Stixwould Harvest Song (aka Drink Good Ale)
Little Sadie
Take a Chance
That's He (ttto That's Him)
Try to Remember
McKinley's Rag (aka White House Blues)
Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill
Geritol Gypsy
False, False
Bonny Portmore
Who Built this House
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Logie o' Buchan
Do You Need Another Hand?
Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill
Before the Deluge
Tolpuddle Man
I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
I Can See Your Aura and It's Ugly
Medley: In the Sweet By-and-By/The Preacher and the Slave/Joe Hill
Me and My Uncle
The Scarecrow
Working Man
A Miner's Life (aka Union Miners, Miner's Lifeguard)
Satisfied Mind


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 13 Sep 22 - 02:05 AM

This website was down for a few days, which prompted me to write these verses, and to sing them at the Mudcat Singaround of 12/13 September 2022, to the tune of Wild Mountain Thyme:

Oh, the wintertime is here [in Australia],
And Mudcat's on the fritz.
How will I learn my songs?
I'm about to lose my wits.

Chorus:
Will ye load, Mudcat, load,
And we'll all browse together,
Downloading lyrics
From the electronic heather.
Will ye load, Mudcat, load?

If the website should crash,
Where will I find another?
Fresno State? Mainly Norfolk?
Or YouTube – what a bother!

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 13 Sep 22 - 08:47 PM

Songs, recitations, monologues, poems, and instrumentals from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 12/13 September 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Right Said Fred
September Song
How To Give A Cat A Pill (recitation)
Brown Boots (monologue)
Plots
The Bells of Rhymney
Papeta Calhau (sung in Occitan)
I’m Marching Inland
So Handy
You’ll Get By
Dark as a Dungeon
Song of Deal
The Golden City
More Work for the Undertaker
Aged and Mellow
Empty Pocket Blues
Voodoo Queen Marie
The Anti-vaxxer and the Climber
My Meatless Day
The Nightingale Bird
Sleep on Beloved
I Still Miss Someone
The Iona Boat Song
How Can I Keep From Singing?
Roseville Fair
Waltzing’s for Dreamers
Happy Ever After (poem)
Angel of the North (poem)
Father William (recited)
I Love Susie in the Supermarket
Sally Free and Easy
Here I Am Amongst You
O Sinner Man
Embraceable You
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (piano instrumental)
The Gallant Shopping
Eppie Morrie
When a Knight Won His Spurs
Call the Lamas!
Will Ye Load, Mudcat, Load (ttto Wild Mountain Thyme)
(Parody of) Three Score and Ten
Death of Queen Jane
I Want to Buy Peroxide (parody of "I Wandered By a Brookside"?)
(Parody of) Parting Friends
Medley: Unst Boat Song and Þat Mælti Mín Móðir (My Mother Told Me) (in Norn, Old Icelandic, English, and Scottish Gaelic)
Isle au Haut Lullaby
The Bells
What Should I Wear to the Revolution
The Bold Tinker (aka Daniel O'Connell, O'Connell's Steam Engine, Making Babies by Steam)
Singing Through the Hard Times
Come By the Hills
Golden Mansions
Hills of Isle au Haut
How Could You Believe Me when I Said I’d Govern, when You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life? (parody of How Could You Believe Me when I Said I Love You, when You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life?)
Only Remembered
Bright Morning Stars


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 21 Sep 22 - 12:15 AM

Songs and monologues from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 19/20 September 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Railroading on the Great Divide
Home Lads Home
When I’m Gone (not the Phil Ochs song)
Beat the Retreat (monologue)
Absent Friends and You
America (My Country ‘tis of Thee)
L’Escriveta (sung in Occitan)
Barbara Allen
Little Boy Fishing off a Wooden Pier
The Mountain
Blue Bleezin’ Blind Drunk
Funerals
The Future Mrs ‘Awkins
Vicky’s Secret
Her Majesty
No Woman No Cry
Cheek to Cheek
Do Virgins Taste Better (ttto The Irish Washerwoman)
The Bergen
Barroom Girls
Goldwatch Blues
Spanish Pipedream
Charade
Bright Sweaters and Fall
Bonny at Morn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei (sung in German)
I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing (ttto "The Maids of Mourne Shore," the tune commonly used for Down By the Salley Gardens)
Maybe I Won’t Turn Up For Me Death
Sam Drummed Out (monologue)
Love is a Chain
Come All You Virginia Girls
When Your Bells Have Turned Green (ttto Fiddlers’ Green)
The Mary Ellen Starter (parody of The Mary Ellen Carter)
I Can See Clearly Now
There Is a Wall
General Guinness
Let’s All Go Join the Queue (ttto Let’s All Go Down the Strand)
Raven in the Storm
Killed by a Coconut
Banana Republics
San Francisco Bay Blues
Isle of St Helena
Medicine Wheel
In Spite of Ourselves
Stormy
Truth Cannot Be Silenced (ttto Die Gedanken Sind Frei)
The Unquiet Grave (ttto Star of the County Down)
Boat of Silver
Somewhere
The Way I Feel
Streets of London
Find Me an Island
Dimming of the Day
Singing Through the Hard Times
Lilibet's Gone (ttto Lavender's Blue)
All Around My Fat (ttto All Around My Hat)
Crossing the Bar


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 27 Sep 22 - 08:24 AM

Songs, poems, recitations and monologues from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 26/27 September 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for over half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Old Joe Clark
Hard Times
The Widow’s Promise
Mandalay (poem) (by Les Barker, not Kipling)
Just a Little Rain
Molly Malone
Errol the Feral Cat
The Broken-down Showman (monologue)
Maiulin (sung in Italian)
Sussex Drinking Song
Till I’m Too Old to Die Young
Feeling Good
Unsaneh Tokef (recited)
Who by Fire
Chickens in the Garden
Wabash Cannonball
75 Septembers
Urge for Going
Strike at the Whale! (Pique La Baleine, sung in English)
Pointing to the Moon
Wee Pot Stove
Johnny MacEldoo
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Four Walls
Edward/Who Put the Blood?
(I Wish I had) Someone to Love Me
Camden
Across the Seas of Time (poem)
The Key of Always (poem)
Label in the Printer (ttto Little boxes)
Clementine
Bone Fido
Sam’s Medal (monologue)
Before I Gaze At You Again
How to Handle a Woman
The Heights of Alma
Evil-hearted Man
Song for Margaret (the one by Charlotte Peters Rock)
Deep Settled Peace (or, There's a Deep Settled Peace in My Soul)
The Isle of Eigg
Light the Pipe
Sweet Thames Flow Softly
I'm Leaving Facebook (ttto Farewell My Friends, aka Parting Friends, aka Canaan's Land)
Library-O
Last Trip Home
The Soldiers Story
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
One Time and One Time Only
Eyes of Night Owls (ttto Eyes of Eagles)
Bread and Fishes
Misalliance
Darcy Farrow
Frances Lee
Ecumenical Hora (ttto Hava Nagila)
The Family of Woman and Man
(When We Go) Rolling Home
One With the Darkness
Housewives' Shanty
Circle of Song


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 28 Sep 22 - 01:25 AM

I sang Ecumenical Hora at the most recent singaround. The lyrics were written by Murray Porath, the tune is that of Hava Nagila. The version I sang went

Ave, Maria; Ave, Maria; Ave, Maria;
Allahu Akbar!
Ave, Maria; Ave, Maria; Ave, Maria;
Allahu Akbar!

Nearer my God to Thee, nearer my God to Thee.
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war.
Nearer my God to Thee, nearer my God to Thee.
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war.

Hare! Hare Krishna!
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare,

Allelu! Allelu!
Kyrie Eleison,
Ommmmmmmm.

I don't know where I found these lyrics. Possibly on one of the Usenet newsgroups rec.music.folk or rec.music.filk, could be 30 years ago.

Track 17 of https://archive.org/details/filk_ovff_concert_1 is Murray Porath singing it at the 1984 Ohio Valley Filk Festival concert, but with very different lyrics from what I've posted here.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 05 Oct 22 - 08:44 PM

Songs, poems, monologues, and recitations from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 3/4 October 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Your Daughters and Your Sons
October Song
The Tryphena’s Extra Hand (poem)
The Spider and the Yucca
Tom Lotch (monologue)
Three Wheels on My Budget (ttto Three Wheels on My Wagon)
The Bard of Armagh
Le roi a fait battre tambour (sung in French)
We’ve Got Work to Do
William-O (aka Bay of Biscay)
Lifeboat Horses
The Last Shanty (poem)
The Minstrel Boy
Neocortex
Trouble Child
Bells of Norwich
I Wish that the Wars were all Over
Urge for Going
Three Rows Over, Two Seats Down
Rawtenstall Annual Fair
Night Rider's Lament
Let Her Go Down
The Book of Kevin, Chapter Five
The Pub Landlord’s Labrador
Faraway People (recited)
Winter (poem)
Buffalo Gals
The Starling
Jamaica Farewell
Hard Time Come Again Once More (ttto Hard Times Come Again No More)
Don't Tell Mama
Oró sé do bheatha bhaile ("Welcome Home", in Irish Gaelic)
Arthur McBride (aka The Recruiting Sergeant, Arthur McBride and the Sergeant)
Ballad of the Microwave Poodle
These are My Mountains
Letyat Utki ("Ducks are Flying", in Russian)
The Best of Autumn
Hanging Johnny
Three Score and Ten
The Handsome Cabin Boy
The Fifth of October (ttto The Patriot Game/One Morning in May/The Nightingale)
Autumn Leaves
Soon It's Gonna Rain
Empty-Handed
Songs Stay Sung
Peace Begins in My Own Heart (ttto Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda ("Alasdair, Son Of Gallant Coll" in Scots Gaelic)
Bridges


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Oct 22 - 06:56 PM

Songs, poems, and monologues from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 10/11 October 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Whitby Fisherman (ttto Blessed Quietness)
The Mary Ellen Carter
In Praise of VIA Rail (poem)
Hector the Objector
It Won't Last Very Very Long (monologue)
The Sick Note
Look for Me at Samhain (poem)
Autumn Song
Bessie’s Boil (monologue)
La esposa infiel ("The Unfaithful Wife", version of Seven Drunken Nights - Our Good Man, sung in Spanish)
The Sailor Fireman
How Brightly Beams the Morning Star
Miner’s Washing
The Tale of Old Bill Blunt
Reuben James
The Demon Lover (aka Night Visiting Song)
Steal Away and Pray
In the Sidings Now
The Equestrian Statue
The False Knight on the Road
Marching Inland
Slow Train Through Georgia
My Bonnie Lies Over the Oil Tank (ttto My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
Go Rest High on that Mountain
This is Halloween
He Had a Long Chain On
If You Know What I Mean
My Country 'Tis of Your People You're Dying
Living in the Stilts
Wandering
The Griesly Bride
A Strange Way to Go to be Free (poem)
Every Man Should Have a Shed
New Motorway's Coming (aka Folk Song 73) (monologue)
Pleasant and Delightful
Red is the Rose
The Street Where You Live
My Lady at Tesco (ttto My Lady of Autumn)
Killing the Blues
Fire Down Below
With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm (aka Anne Boleyn)
In My Life
The Long and Lonely Winter
Time to Love Again
Lyke Wake Dirge
Zombie Jamboree
The Fifth Day of October
Rosh Hashanah (ttto Oklahoma!)
The Siren
Oedipus Rex
Things We Said Today
Yesterday
Who Am I Now
I Hate to See You Cry
I Don't Know
Final Trawl


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 23 Oct 22 - 05:49 PM

Songs, poems, recitations, tunes, readings and monologues from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 17/18 October 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Lady of Autumn
Carrying Nelson Home
How They Brought the Gnus from Ghent to Aix (poem)
Clancy of the Overflow (recitation)
Three Fatal Females
The Unquiet Grave
Turn the Page Over (ttto The Wild Rover)
Susanna Martin
Qu’allais-tu faire à la fontaine? (sung in French)
Oor Hamlet
Caisleán Droma-Mhor (= Castle of Dromore) (sung in Irish Gaelic)
Hobo's Lullaby
When the Old Man Came Home Sober
Apple Pickers’ Reel
Sweet Memories
Rio Grande
Man Walks Among Us
Silver Dagger
October Song
January Man
Planxty Irwin (tune)
Planxty Fanny Power (tune)
Brother Warrior
Last Trip Home
Four Walls
Harris and the Mare
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Easy and Slow (the Irish song, not the Si Kahn song)
Morningtown Ride
October Winds (aka Castle of Dromore, sung in English and in Irish Gaelic)
Breisleach (in Scots Gaelic)
The Old Chisholm Trail
Mrs Ravoon
(rewrite of) Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Speech at the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly (reading)
The Boys of the Chelsea School (monologue)
The Headless Horseman
The Owl and the Pussycat
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Loch Tay Boat Song
(rewrite of) Jerusalem of Gold
Flicka från Backafall (Girl from Backafall, in Swedish)
The Anti-Vaxxer and the Climber
Half a Man
West Coast Lullaby
My Texas Girl
Mexican Hat Dance (tune is called Jarabe Tapatîo)
Baboon Climbs the Hill / Stellenbosch Boys
Coal in the Stone
Don't Fence Me In
Fair the Heather Grows
The Marvelous Toy
Watts Happening (ttto Don't Fence Me In)
We Should Be Going Home (ttto Rolling Home)
Hymn Song
Find a Way Home


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Oct 22 - 04:46 AM

Songs, poems, monologues, and recitations from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 24/25 October 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half of the list, and to Felipa for a correction. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Away Ye Merry Lasses
Mr. Fox (the one by John Pole)
Lucy Gray (poem)
The Monster Mole
We're Living At The Cloisters (monologue)
The Rains Have Come Again
The Ballad Of Springhill
Don Quixote (fragment)
Grey October
Vampire Rag
Didn’t I Dance?
Don’t Fence Me In
Sometimes I’m Calling For You
Lyke-Wake Dirge
Unfortunate Miss Bailey
The Rasta Masta Has to Ask for Special Pesto on His Pasta
Agnes at Hallowe’en (monologue)
The Congleton Bear
The Curmudgeon (recitation, parody of Poe’s The Raven)
Found Dying in the Street
Flirtin’ with Death
Carrying Nelson Home
Phantom of Samhain (poem)
Bringing Mary Home
Tails and Trotters
Tell Old Bill
The Toast Song
Legacies (poem)
The Reluctant Monster
Albert and the 'Eadsman (monologue)
The Preacher's Whiskey Flask
Look for Me at Samhain (poem)
The Spider
The Bell-Ringing
I Had an Old Coat
The Griesly Bride
Death and the Lady
'Illean bithibh sunndach ("Boys Be Happy", in Scottish Gaelic)
Lady Margaret
I Wanna Be a Bonobo
Hej Bystrá Voda ("Oh Fast-Flowing Stream", in Czech)
The Lowestoft Boat (ttto A-Rovin')
Mr Fixit (poem)
A Maiden Sat A-Weeping
Why I'm Different (poem)
Samhain (poem)
Knoxville Girl
Jerusalem of Gold (Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, sung in English, except chorus in Hebrew)
Somewhere to Begin
Good Old Mountain Dew
Song Sung Blue
Over the Rainbow
Death of Queen Jane
Thíos Cois na Trá Domh (in Irish Gaelic)
Revolutionary Tea
Oregon or Die
Bound for Transylvania
King Henry
(version of) Butcher Boy
Light
The Good in Living


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 06 Nov 22 - 04:36 PM

Songs, recitations, poems, monologues, readings, and stories from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 31 October/1 November 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for about half the list. Comments and corrections always welcome.

The Griesly Bride
The Lover’s Ghost
The Witch of Fife (recited/dramatized)
She’s a Witch
The Bard (recited)
Three Ravens
The Ballad of William Bloat (recited)
A Bhean Ud Thios (= "Oh Woman Down Yonder", sung in English)
Voces daba un marinero (= "The Sailor was Screaming Out", sung in Spanish)
The Merry Huntsman Reinvented (parody of The Merry Huntsman)
The Monster Mash (recited)
The Devil’s awa’ wi’ the Exciseman
Weela Weela Walya (aka Woman in the Woods)
October Roses
Red Samhain (sung in Russian)
The Unquiet Grave
Bound for Transylvania
A-souling
Du, du liegst mir im Herzen (sung in German)
Gentle Soldier of My Soul
I am Cherry Alive
Hillbillies in a Haunted House (recited)
Unfortunate Miss Bailey
Samhain (poem)
Moon over Bourbon Street
Camptown Races
We Sail the Ocean Blue / I'm Called Little Buttercup (bits)
Hallows' Eve
The Maids of the Northern Lights (poem)
Blood Count Dracula
Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers (monologue)
Tam Lin
Tragedy
Le Fantôme ("The Ghost", in French)
The Private Still
The Brown and Yellow Ale
The Widow's Promise
Tam Glen
Rise Again
The Grateful Dead Concert (ttto Teddy Bears' Picnic)
Look for Me at Samhain (reading)
The Devil and the Ploughman
The Stolen Child
IQ Testing (story)
The Vampire
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Tom Dooley
A Witch's Words to Her Familiar on Samhain (poem)
The Devil and the Smith
Take Me Out(-of-sync) to the Ballgame
The Kelpie's Lullaby
Sentimental Journey
Who were the Witches
The Highwayman (Ochs setting)
Zombie Jamboree
Quantum Mechanics
The Vicar of Bray
Mr Fox
All Scary Critters Got a Place in the Choir (ttto A Place in the Choir)
Ghost Song from Ruddigore ("Painted Emblems of a Race")
The Lincolnshire Vampire
With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm (aka Anne Boleyn)
The Castleford Ladies Magical Circle (sung as The Mudcat Ladies Magical Circle)
I Remember Loving You


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 09 Nov 22 - 04:45 PM

Songs, stories, recitations, and poems from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 7/8 November 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man and Monique for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Mr. Fox (story)
Dennis Wheatley (ttto Sally Wheatley)
Art (recitation)
Bonfire Night
Don Quixote
Lovely Joan
Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair
Banks of the Sweet Primroses
Ballade en novembre (sung in French)
The Devil at York Minster
The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington
Oh Babe it Ain't No Lie
Tavern Down by the Harbor
Angels Rock Me to Sleep
Broke (recited)
Safe Romance
To the Princess Margaret on her Arrival at Holyrood
Willie McBride Rap
It was All for Our Rightful King
Too Stupid for Democracy
Delia's Gone
The Cat Came Back
Crazy from the Heart
Lady Franklin's Lament
Palace of the Czar (aka Shootin' with Rasputin)
Peace Begins in My Own Heart (ttto Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
Things in Life
Almost Every Circumstance
Lyke Wake Dirge
The Ship Hotel (poem)
Uncle Fred's Shed
Streets of Laredo
On the Sunny Side of the Street
The Black Velvet Band
The Dreadnought
(rewrite of) Jerusalem of Gold
My Dearest Dear
Burning Gold
Woody Knows Nothing
Thirteen Florins on the Bar
Candles in the Rain
Wasn't That a Time
Keep on the Sunny Side of Life
Crazy
Sunrise, Sunset
Shirley
Sing with Me
From Me to You
Guy Fawkes (ttto Modern Major General)
Wash My Eyes
Manoa in the Rain
The Final Trawl
Song of the Weaver
If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus
Widows of War
Don't Fence Me In
Where Teardrops Fall
Watts Happening (ttto Don't Fence Me In)
Find Every Ballot (ttto Climb Every Mountain)
Nevada Jane
River of the Big Canoe
Julian of Norwich


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Nov 22 - 12:20 AM

Songs, poems/recitations, monologues and instrumentals from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 14/15 November 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Jabberwocky (recitation)
Constant Lovers
Jenkins’ Ear (poem)
Home Fit for Heroes (poem)
The Germans Bombed our Chippy in the War
Sniper Sandy (monologue)
Pensioner Magee
Walk with Me (poem)
Scarborough Fair
In Thee is Gladness Amid all Sadness (ttto L'Innamorato; lyrics translated from the German, "In Dir ist Freude")
Las fielairas ("The Spinners", sung in Occitan)
(version of) Two Sisters
What is't to Us
Wheel of Fortune (aka Sad Experience Teaches Me)
John Condon
The Day We Went to Blackpool (ttto The Day We Went to Bangor)
Wind River Waltz
This Old World
The True Haunting
The Green Willow Tree (version of The Golden Vanity)
If I had the Copyright on the Word $%^&
Life Passes By (French original is "La vie s'écoule, la vie s'enfuit")
Bríd Óg Ní Máille ("Bridget O'Malley," sung in Irish Gaelic)
Somewhere to Begin
The Ferrybank Piper
I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Only Remembered
The Lost Words Blessing (I think the singer called it "The Blessing Song")
Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella (instrumental)
Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger
Battle of the Somme
Philadelphia Lawyer
Wall of Death
Number Ten (poem)
Bungay Roger
The Inquisitive Mind of a Child (poem)
The Water is Wide (aka Waly, Waly)
Masochism Tango
Kitty Bairdie
When You Wish Upon a Star
Dream of a Child
Our Town
Seven Bridges Road
Zimmerframe Blues (ttto Summertime Blues )
Thanksgiving Eve
(To) Make You Feel My Love
Buddy Can You Spare a Dime
Downtown Zeno Exit
Eyes of a Painter
Cold Rain and Snow (aka Rain and Snow)
Casus Belli
Halsway Carol
(a different version of) Two Sisters
Air an Somme ("On the Somme", sung in Scots Gaelic)
River of Tears
Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Farewell
All the Good People
Geritol Gypsy
Their Brains Were Small and They Died
(parody of) Mockingbird (aka "Hush, Little Baby")
The Road is Always Easy
If I Were Free
Railroading on the Great Divide


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GUEST,Guest Joan F
Date: 17 Nov 22 - 09:53 AM

I sang "Wheel of Fortune", could also be called "Sad Experience Teaches Me" in the 1st round but the line your helper gives as title *isn't* in the song.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Nov 22 - 03:59 PM

Thanks, Joan, I'll edit. Was this the song you sang? http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Wheel_of_Fortune_or_Dublin_City.htm


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GUEST,Guest Joan F
Date: 17 Nov 22 - 11:37 PM

No, though it has pretty much the same tune as "Spanish Lady", Dublin City", etc. The ni Dhomnail sisters, whose name I always mis-spell, use my chorus only at the end of their "Spanish Lady".

Someone at the Somerville Armory when we were having pub sings inside there told me my song was supposed to have the last verse I used so I've used it ever since.

I know another song with much the same lyrics but sung to a variant of the "Willow Garden" tune.

Please use the titles I gave in my earlier post.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 18 Nov 22 - 06:53 AM

Joan, done.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: leeneia
Date: 19 Nov 22 - 05:01 PM

Joe asked me to put the name of the original version of "In Thee is Gladness" in the chat that Monday, but there was something wrong with my Chat and it wouldn't take typing.

The original version is called L'Innamorato,' and the composer was the Italian Giovanni Gastoldi, died 1622.


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Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
From: GerryM
Date: 27 Nov 22 - 10:13 PM

Songs, poems/recitations and monologues from the Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround 21/22 November 2022, quite likely in the order in which they were presented. Thanks to Moorley Man for the items presented before I came in. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Slithering (ttto Streets of Laredo)
Turning Toward the Morning
Distant Hills (poem)
Heart of the Heartland (poem)
Brindisi
The Tale of the Lonesome Prawn (monologue)
All Through the Night
Come Back in the Morning (ttto The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy)
The Holly and the Ivy
Pleasant and Delightful (spoken)
I'm Called Little Buttercup
Que se nos va la Pascua ("Easter is Leaving Us, Girls", sung in Spanish)
Folksinger's Ring (ttto Fiddler's Green)
The Old Woman Who Lived in the Wood
On Your Sleeve (poem)
Lobster Salad (recitation, aka Like Ya Would, Paddy's Dream, Kelly's Dream, Paddy Kelly's Dream)
Three Little Birds
A Friend of Mine is Going Blind
Kentish Beers
A Silent Lonesome Sound
When I'm Drunk
Worried Man Blues
Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's
To a Thesaurus (poem)
All Mixed Up
Johnny Todd
In the Summer of His Years
Rivers of Texas
Freedom Come All Ye
Changes
Somos el Barco (chorus in both Spanish and English)
Poor Ditching Boy
The Charge of the Late Brigade
I'm Not as Drunk as People Think I Am
Somebody Would Shout Out Shop (poem)
The Intergalactic Laxative
Winter (poem)
Bring Us in Good Ale
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf (poem)
The Shape of Things
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Ain't Got the Blues Blues
Nine Times a Night
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Urge for Going
Down and Out Blues (better known as Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out)
One More Minute
In de Vintertime
The Lady Recruit
If You Say Yes
Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal
Dance Ten, Looks Three
The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth (ttto Brisbane Ladies/Augathella Station/Spanish Ladies)
All the Money in the World
Savage Daughter
The Rose of York
See Me Tweet (ttto Ain't She Sweet)
Mary from Dungloe
Autumn Leaves
A Chat with Your Mother
Thanksgiving Eve
The Avant-Garden Song (ttto Garden Song)
Bells of Norwich (aka Julian of Norwich)


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