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Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: Songbird
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 04:24 AM

Does anyone out there have the lyrics to a song "Following the old 'oss through the town" referencing the Padstow (Cornwall UK) Hobby Horse??

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: Noggin the Nog
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 11:51 AM

Well, it depends which one. I think there are several. Tony Cuffe has written a great song by that name, based on the Padstow Mayday pageant. I've even written a brass arrangement for it in connection with a Mayday event in Norway. But there is a traditional song of the same name, I think. If you want the Tony Cuffe song , I'd be pleased to mail it to you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: Songbird
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 04:34 PM

Noggin,

The composer's name I have is Tony Deane. Does this ring a bell?

We're following the old 'oss round the town
We're following the old 'oss Padstow round
All on a bright May morning
All on the first of May

Thanks

Nogbad


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOLLOWING THE OLD 'OSS (Tony Deane)
From: noggin
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 03:10 PM

You're dead right. It was Tony Deane, not Tony Cuffe. I heard it first on a CD by Chris Wood and Andy Cutting - is that where you heard it too?

Anyway, here's the complete text:

Here's adieu to winter's wailing.
From now on it's plain sailing.
Summer is a coming today
As we welcome the first of May.

(Chorus) And we're following the Old 'Orse through the town.
And we're following the Old 'Orse Padstow round.
All on a bright May morning
All on the first of May.

And we'll rise in the morning early
And remember John and Charlie,
By the Golden Lion we'll stand and greet
The Old 'Orse on to the street.

And we're following...

And there'll be no cries nor cribbin'
We're not wear blue ribbon.
It's the Old Red Horse and a crate of beer
That brings us our good cheer.

And we're following...

And we'll sing from morn till nighttime.
For our song it's the right time.
Early in Padstow will you hear
The day song loud and clear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: GUEST,Songbird
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 03:18 AM

Thanks Noggin, I shall sleep easy now.

I have heard Chris and Andy sing it as well as a local in a folk club.

Songbird


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: CapriUni
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 03:50 PM

What does the line: "We're [We'll ?] not wear blue ribbon." mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 08:34 PM

Tune, please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: nutty
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 07:31 AM

The Red Horse (and a crate of beer) traditionally made up the May day procession. However, some years back, the blue horse was introduced in an attempt to moderate the proceedings, although it was unsuccessful and there are now two horses and two sets of followers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 10:24 AM

Don't they still have the children's 'osses as well. Both the Old (red) and Temperance (blue) used to have one, which brought the total up to four.

I wonder how long it'll be until there's a Rick Stein 'oss.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the old 'oss
From: MMario
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 10:27 AM

Is there any kind of identifiable tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: GUEST,Mike Dean
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 08:18 AM

Try the Tony Rose version on his album 'Bare Bones' for a brilliant rendition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: bubblyrat
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 08:37 AM

Gwilym Davies of Winchcombe has just recorded this on his most recent CD ( with me -blush-on guitar and percussion !) .If you'd like to obtain a copy ,please PM me ( or "Tradsinger" ) . The CD hasn't "launched" yet ,but will do early next year. Other tracks are ;
Gallant Hussar/ Black Joke -Bold Sir Rylas-George Collins-Rye Tither-Tom Barbary-Long-a-growing - Cirencester Fair- The Deerhurst Serpent-John Blunt-Freddie Archer-Limbo-House Carpenter-Stow Fair

---a pretty specialised and lesser-known "Tom Goblin" collection indeed !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 09:04 AM

This is the original version by "Elsie`s Band" on our CD "Cutaway Mike".
https://soundcloud/#john-hills/following -the-old-oss


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: BillE
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 09:21 AM

Tony Rose sang "Remember Merv and Charlie", referring to Melvyn Vincent and Charlie Bate - no idea who Jack might have been.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: RTim
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 10:32 AM

This song has just been recorded by Finest Kind on a new EP "From Shore To Shore" they have produced. See -
http://www.ianrobb.com/fromshoretoshore/

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie` Band"
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 11:07 AM

Noggin, Below are Tony`s original lyrics.

Here`s adieu to winter whaling.
From now on it`s plain sailing.
For the summer is a-come unto day,
As we welcome the first of May,
Ch.:- When we`re following the Old Oss through the town.
      When we`re following the Old Oss, Padstow round.
      All on a bright May morning.
      All on the first of May.

And we rise in the morning early,
To remember Merv and Charlie.
By "The Golden Lion" we`ll stand to greet,
The Old Oss onto the street.
Ch.:-

And there`ll be be cries or cribbin`.
We`ll not wear the Blue Ribbon.
It`s the Old Red Oss and a crate of beer,
That`ll bring us our good cheer.
Ch.:-

And we`ll sing from morn till night time.
For one song it`s the right time.
Only in Padstow will we hear,
The Day Song loud and clear.
Ch.:-

So good men don`t ignore us.
Join in the May Day chorus.
Dance with the Old Oss, It`s no sin,
To watch the summer come in.
Ch.:-

"Merv" refers to Mervyn Vincent and "Charlie" to Charlie Bate.
As you can see there is no Jack in the song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: bubblyrat
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 11:57 AM

AND -there's a loud "WEE OSS" at the end !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: sleepyjon
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 12:54 PM

I've a few little differences from Guest John's set - and some details of my bit of paper seem to indicate that it was copied from a written or printed source, not transcribed from audio. Most of them are fairly insignificant, but for what it's worth . . .

(Sorry - can't find any way to underline the actual differences!)

V1 - winter's wailing (did they go whaling from Padstow?)
    - summer is a-coming today

Chorus And we're following (throughout)

V2 - And we'll rise . .
   - And remember Merv . .

V3 - And there'll be no cries . . (important, that one)
    - It's the Old Red Horse . . (why "horse" when I have "'oss" everywhere else? - makes me think it was Cut-and-Pasted)

    - Will bring us . .

SJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: GUEST,John From "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 04:07 PM

sleepyjohn

V1    Tony wrote "winter whaling"    Good for rhyming
      "summer is a-come unto day"
      CH:- "When we`re following......"


V2    "And we rise...."
      "And remember....."          My finger trouble.

V3    "And there`ll be no cries...." My finger trouble
    "That`ll bring us...."
            
   And it`s "Oss" all the way through.

Well Spotted


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: Brian Peters
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 05:35 PM

I look forward to hearing Finest Kind do this great song. Hello to John and all at Elsie's!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 05:18 AM

Hello Brian. Still up and running at "Elsie`s" after a slight hiccup.
Yours,
Tony, Iris, Dave & John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 07 Dec 14 - 03:34 AM

There's a verse that says:

And there`ll be be cries or cribbin`.
We`ll not wear the Blue Ribbon.
It`s the Old Red Oss and a crate of beer,
That`ll bring us our good cheer.

and beside it on the web site there's an illustration of the Oss.
Finest Kind word sheet
The only thing is, the illustration, although it has ribbons that are painted red, shows an Oss with whiskers and the Red Oss doesn't have whiskers! Whoever drew the picture has taken it from a picture of the Blue Oss and just changed the ribbon colour.
Oops!
Robyn


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