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Testing: One, two, Three

Jerry Rasmussen 10 May 21 - 06:31 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 10 May 21 - 06:33 PM
Joe Offer 10 May 21 - 06:37 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 10 May 21 - 06:56 PM
Jack Campin 10 May 21 - 07:21 PM
Jos 11 May 21 - 02:41 AM
Sandra in Sydney 11 May 21 - 06:47 AM
Jack Campin 11 May 21 - 08:50 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 May 21 - 09:58 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 May 21 - 10:02 AM
Stilly River Sage 11 May 21 - 10:17 AM
Jeri 11 May 21 - 10:53 AM
leeneia 11 May 21 - 11:21 AM
Jeri 11 May 21 - 01:20 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 11 May 21 - 01:38 PM
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Subject: I went down in the Valley to Pray
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 May 21 - 06:31 PM

This was recorded at a Hartford Family Folk Festival. My Gospel quartet, the Gospel Messengers were doing the song. I was singing the lead. After the second or third word, you could barely hear the other members of the quartet. This is an auditorium full of folkies who either already knew the song, or picked it up after two or three bars. To me, this is one of the great strengths of folk music. This song could have been leade by one of a hundred different singers. There is such strength to the song and the harmonies! The song speaks for itself. We are honored to have the chance to sing it together.I'm posting this, first of all, to refresh making a blue clicky. Mostly, on a folk MUSIC community, it seems like it would be nice to post some music.

https://soundcloud.com/jerryrasmussen/13-i-went-down-in-the-valley-to-pray-jerry-rasmussen

That's a mighty long link. No wonder it's blue.

Please help me figure this out, if it's alright to post songs. I don't see many. I'm not trying to cause trouble.:-)


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 May 21 - 06:33 PM

It's hard being new when you're old. :-)


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 May 21 - 06:37 PM

But we love you anyhow....


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 May 21 - 06:56 PM

Give me the guidelines, Joe. Is this site primarily a source for lyrics, alternate versions or history? Are links to music frowned upon, tolerated, welcomed, or not what Mudcat is all about. All options are fine with me. I don't want to step on anyone's toes. I respect this site and community. Maybe I'm just a catfish out of water. I'm easy.

Wait a minute... fish don't have toes.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 May 21 - 07:21 PM

That was great. We could do with a lot more like that.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jos
Date: 11 May 21 - 02:41 AM

In the modern "woke" version of "Eeeny meeny miney mo" that my granddaughters have been taught, "fishies" do have toes.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 May 21 - 06:47 AM

Jerry, take a look at the Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook where you will see the lyrics for over 970 songs, most have video/audio or dots.

We have trad songs & more recent songs, & at least one song was written the week it was posted, some were typed up from obscure roneoed song sheets, other came from obscure songbooks, others from famous songbooks!

Songs are being added daily, who knows when we will stop, there are so many great songs out there that need gathering together & putting out to the world. There is a lot of history there too.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 May 21 - 08:50 AM

A field recordings permathread would be a good idea.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 May 21 - 09:58 AM

If songs are encourage, why arfe you choice Sings lyrics and knowledge (which sounds very proepr and limiting, and B.S. and we all know what that stands for. Maybe these are traditional headings? Why not include songs?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1FUgcv1Lc


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 May 21 - 10:02 AM

I type too fast, and my blue Clicky of Gordon Bok singing The World Is AZlwaysTurning Toward the Morning didn't come up. I'll try again, or maybe someone else can add it. I want to learn how.I past the link in the URL box and can't see what the next step is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1FUgcv1Lc


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 May 21 - 10:17 AM

Jerry, some of the folks who post songs (which are always invited and welcome!) will simply post the text of the link, others will tackle the "Make a link ("blue clicky") tool at the bottom of the text box and make the link themselves. Moderators generally come along and check the links and fix them (blue clicky) or when there is a plain text link like you just posted, will go into edit the html into the link to make it hot. (As I just did.) Whatever works for you.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jeri
Date: 11 May 21 - 10:53 AM

Jerry, there is a FAQ-Newcomer's Guide (Frequently asked questions) for things that crop up often, linked to on the main forum page. The "BS" designation (also explained in the Newcomer's Guide) was mostly Sandy Paton's fault. THAT history may be in the FAQ, too. As well as how to make a link.

Searching the database for songs is often helpful. Sometimes we already got 'em. Turning Toward the Morning


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: leeneia
Date: 11 May 21 - 11:21 AM

Jerry, you are starting at the wrong place. If you want to share music, click on "Create a New Thread" at the top left of the Mudcat. When you do, you will be offered eleven common headings, including Tune Add and Lyrics add. Music can be shared as a link, as an abc file or as a sound file, preferably Noteworthy Composer to Joe Offer.

If you are doing something unique, you don't need a heading at all.

I have been posting music, either through links or by sending files to Joe Offer, for years. I also have music in my repertoire which I have obtained here at the Mudcat from others' posts. So if you want, you can follow in my footsteps and share music as well.
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Thanks for the link to 'Down to the River to Play.' I liked it.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jeri
Date: 11 May 21 - 01:20 PM

Down in the Valley. I believe we've had some discussion about the river vs valley. Someone (Doc Watson maybe?) sang (maybe) "as I went down by the river to pray". Oddly, Wikipedia has the singer praying *IN* the river. I guess it was a sort of swim-in meeting. Down *TO* the river is another one.

But I do love the singing at Jerry's link.


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Subject: RE: Testing: One, two, Three
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 11 May 21 - 01:38 PM

Thanks for your responses, Stilly River Stage, Leenia and Jeri. I'll get the dust off my mind and be back to as normal as I ever get.

Jeri: I wouldn't worry about a word or two. I have heard a couple of words in I Went Down To the River to Pray that are different than the words I sing. I sing Angel Band, which I'll post when I go back and read how to do a blue clicky, "Snowy" wings." I've heard recordings of it with a different word than "Snowy." "Snowy" is the way it was originally written. That and a nickle will get you a five cent cigar.

I have even changed a word on occasion on songs I wrote. That's six of one and a half a dozen of the other.

Some folks call it the "folk process." I call it forgetting.

Many years ago in a different galaxy I used to play fiddle. I was playing Forked Deer once, and apparently is typically played in a different key than I played it in. Someone came up to me after the concert, all irritated and said to me "You can't play Forked Deer in D (or whatever key I played it in." "I just did," I said.

Don't have a cow.

My dumb for not reading the prefixes.

Life is good. :-)


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