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Info: Folk Song Title - Drowned Sailor

wilbyhillbilly 30 Apr 21 - 10:34 AM
r.padgett 30 Apr 21 - 10:40 AM
Steve Gardham 30 Apr 21 - 10:44 AM
wilbyhillbilly 30 Apr 21 - 11:01 AM
Joe Offer 30 Apr 21 - 01:48 PM
RTim 30 Apr 21 - 02:17 PM
GerryM 01 May 21 - 12:59 AM
Steve Gardham 01 May 21 - 07:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Folk Song Title
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 10:34 AM

Help! I need help from one of you highly intelligent folkies out there please. I am making a video of Beth for a local Folk Festival appearance, she is not reachable at the moment and I have a deadline to meet, part of theverse is, oh, oh, oh, my love is gone, he's the one I adore, he is gone and i'll never not see him no more. She jumps off a cliff to join him at the end.

Hope it rings a bell for someone, thanks in advance

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Folk Song Title
From: r.padgett
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 10:40 AM

correct title is The Drowned Sailor often misnamed as Constant Lovers which is a different song!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Folk Song Title
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 10:44 AM

Ah, my love's Dead. Very old song. has antecedents in the 17th century. Laws K17, Roud 466. Master Title 'The Lover's Lament for her Sailor'. Most oral versions derive from Sam Cowell's burlesque version c1850. the 17th century version is called 'Captain Digby's Farewell'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Folk Song Title
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 11:01 AM

Wow! Thanks you two, what a quick response, fantastic. I can now go ahead.


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Subject: RE: Info: Folk Song Title _ Drowned Sailor
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 01:48 PM

Doesn't Dave Webber call it "Constant Lovers"? Dave Webber is WRONG?


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Subject: RE: Info: Folk Song Title _ Drowned Sailor
From: RTim
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 02:17 PM

I call it "My Love is Gone" - as do the Copper Family and this was my source...

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Info: Folk Song Title _ Drowned Sailor
From: GerryM
Date: 01 May 21 - 12:59 AM

All the back-and-forth about songs & names reminds me of this scene from Alice in Wonderland:

‘The name of the song is called “HADDOCKS’ EYES.”’

‘Oh, that’s the name of the song, is it?’ Alice said, trying to feel interested.

‘No, you don’t understand,’ the Knight said, looking a little vexed. ‘That’s what the name is CALLED. The name really IS “THE AGED AGED MAN.”’

‘Then I ought to have said “That’s what the SONG is called”?’ Alice corrected herself.

‘No, you oughtn’t: that’s quite another thing! The SONG is called “WAYS AND MEANS”: but that’s only what it’s CALLED, you know!’

‘Well, what IS the song, then?’ said Alice, who was by this time completely bewildered.

‘I was coming to that,’ the Knight said. ‘The song really IS “A-SITTING ON A GATE”: and the tune’s my own invention.’


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Subject: RE: Info: Folk Song Title - Drowned Sailor
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 01 May 21 - 07:50 AM

One reason why Master Titles and Roud/Laws/Child numbers are useful.


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