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Chords Req: Two Magicians

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HIDE WILLIE HIDE
THE TWO MAGICIANS
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TWO MAGICIANS


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Subject: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 01 May 00 - 12:58 PM

Anyone seen music that shows the guitar chords for 'The Two Magicians', the version listed here? (noted as derived from Child Ballad 44)


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: MMario
Date: 01 May 00 - 01:08 PM

at this site - http://www.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/sw/MAGICN2.tun -the songwrite version of the tune in the DT has the chords listed.

click here


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 04 May 00 - 03:21 PM

Thank you, MMario, and may your strings never go out of tune as you play


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: GUEST,Max K
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 08:55 AM

This is silly. Very silly. I mean, almost five years later.

Anyway, that link is (unsurprisingly) broken. Does anyone still have the chords to 'The Two Magicians', or know of a new place to find them (Google is not helpful)? I'd be much obliged.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 10:48 PM

Max K: I find the link working (circa 2006.12.12).

Link is:

http://www.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/sw/MAGICN2.tun

and contents are as follows:

N-The Two Magicians C-A.L. Lloyd A-Trad. (Child #44) T- S-100 K-C B-4/4 F- H- Dm F Dm C7 C M-5d-4 S-6 d-4 d-4 c-4 c-8 c-8 d-4 d-4 D-4 E-4 F-4 G-8 F-8 E-4 D-4 C-3 S-6 L- The la- dy stands at her bow- er door As straight as a wil- low wand, H- Dm Am Dm chorus: M-5F-4 S-6 D-4 D-4 F-4 G-4 a-4 F-4 d-4 c-8 c-8 a-4 c-4 E-4 E-4 W-2 D-2 D-4 D-4 L- And by there came a lus- ty smith with a ham- mer in his hand, cry- ing H- Dm Am Dm F C M-4d-2 c-4 a-4 d-3 E-4 F-4 G-8_F-8 E-4 D-4 C-3 F-8 E-8 L- Bide, la- dy bide, There's no- where you can hide, For the H- Dm F Dm F Am C Dm M-4D-4 D-4 F-4 G-4 a-4 F-4 d-4 c-4 a-8_b-8 c-4 E-4 E-4 D-3 S-6 S-6 L- lus- ty smith will be your love, And he will lay your pride.

Kevin


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Subject: Tune Add: TWO MUSICIANS (from A. L. Lloyd)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 10:49 PM

Try again:

N-The Two Magicians
C-A.L. Lloyd
A-Trad. (Child #44)
T-
S-100
K-C
B-4/4
F-
H-                Dm               F               Dm                                              C7             C
M-5d-4 S-6 d-4 d-4 c-4 c-8 c-8 d-4 d-4 D-4 E-4 F-4 G-8 F-8 E-4 D-4 C-3 S-6
L-    The       la-    dy      stands at her bow-    er      door    As    straight as a wil-    low       wand,
H-               Dm                                                               Am                              Dm chorus:
M-5F-4 S-6 D-4 D-4 F-4 G-4 a-4 F-4 d-4 c-8 c-8 a-4 c-4 E-4 E-4 W-2 D-2 D-4 D-4
L-    And       by      there    came    a    lus-    ty       smith with a   ham-   mer    in       his    hand,   cry- ing
H-       Dm             Am             Dm                              F                               C
M-4d-2 c-4 a-4 d-3 E-4 F-4 G-8_F-8 E-4 D-4 C-3 F-8 E-8
L-      Bide,            la-    dy       bide,                There's no-      where   you    can    hide,                For    the
H-       Dm                               F               Dm      F       Am             C               Dm
M-4D-4 D-4 F-4 G-4 a-4 F-4 d-4 c-4 a-8_b-8 c-4 E-4 E-4 D-3 S-6 S-6
L-      lus-    ty      smith   will    be       your    love,   And    he       will   lay    your    pride.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 10:51 PM

Is a .TUN file something like MIDI that can play? I find the notation confusing.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: TWO MUSICIANS (from Steeleye Span)
From: Muttley
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:18 AM

I play a (simplified) version as performed by Steeleye Span that reads thus:

    THE TWO MAGICIANS               
                                                                        
[G]She looked [D]out of the [G]window, as [C]white as
[D]any [G]milk,
And [G]he looked [D]in at the [G]window, as [C]black as
[D]any [G]silk.


CHORUS:
                                                                  
"Hel[G]lo, hel[Em]lo, hel[C]lo, hel[Am]lo,
You [D]coal-black [G]smith:                                    
You [Am]have done me no [D]harm
You never shall have me maidenhead that [G]I have [D]kept so [G]long                           
I'd rather [D]die a [G]maid
Ah, but then she said "And be [C]buried all [A]min me
[D]grave
Than to have such a nasty, husky, dusky, fusty, musty
[G]Coal-black smith: a [C]maiden [D]I will [G]die!"

      
[G]She be[D]came a [G]duck, a [C]duck all [D]on the
[G]stream,
And [G]he be[D]came a water-[G]dog and [C]fetched her
[D]back a[G]gain

       CHORUS

She became a star, a star all in the night,
And he became a thunder-cloud and muffled her out of sight.

        CHORUS

She became a rose, a rose all in the wood,
And he became a bumble-bee and kissed her where she stood.

        CHORUS

She became a nun, a nun all dressed in white,
And he became a canty-priest, and prayed for her by night.

        CHORUS

She became a trout, a trout all in the brook,
And he became a lemon-fly and catched her with his hook.

       CHORUS

She became a corpse, a corpse all in the ground,
And he became the cold clay and smothered her all around.

FINAL CHORUS

"Hel[G]lo, hel[Em]lo, hel[C]lo, hel[Am]lo;
Hel[G]lo, hel[Em]lo, hel[C]lo, hel[Am]lo,
You [D]coal-black [G]smith:

(Chords as for 'regular' chorus from here on)

You have done me no harm
You never shall have me maidenhead that I have kept so long
I'd rather die a maid":
Ah, but then she said "And be buried all in me graveThan to have such a nasty, husky, dusky, fusty, musty
Coal-black smith: a maiden I will die!"


Hope this version helps with your search

Muttley


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: vectis
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 12:06 PM

The Steeleye Span version is a totally different tune to the AL Lloyd version.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: Bee
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 01:52 PM

Oh thank you Muttley! I've been looking for that tune/version for months!


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: GUEST,doc.tom
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 06:16 AM

It would be a different vesion: Lloyd's is his own rewrite of a scottish version, the 'Hello, hello' version (the only English version ever collected) was collected by C# on Exmoor! - Who says all songs originally comne from Cornwall!


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Two Magicians'
From: Muttley
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 07:13 AM

Bee - you are most welcome. I have received the benefit of many a Mudcatter's generosity with chord / lyric supply and it's nice to be able to return the favour occasionally.

Vectis - I didn't notice the original query even MENTIONING the name Al Lloyd; so I supplied the chords to the ONLY version of the song I know bearing THAT title.
In fact the name Lloyd didn't even crop up until 'Kevin'; a guest posted his notation and frankly I wouldn't have seen the name THERE (I checked just now) because I couldn't even READ his notation or interpret how to apply it - so I discarded it and offered my simpler version. Not that I consider the original supplicant or Bee as 'simple' it's just that not all of us are musical prodigies (as you no doubt ARE!)
Funny; having sufferd an ABI in an accident and having to simplify music never occurred to me to be an 'indictable' offence: Don't be so free to criticise someone for replying simply because they supply something THEY are familiar with and which YOU might not consider to be the 'right' or 'better' version.

Muttley


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Two Magicians
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:11 PM

Listened to the A.L. Wilson version on youtube. Quite different from the Steeleye Span version, which hitherto was the only one I'd heard. Both are great! I couldn't figure out why the comments under the Steeleye Span version were saying it was "risqué" and such -- when it's clearly not. The Wilson version (much closer to Child) is a little more racy, but hardly lewd.

I would correct Muttley's version to a canting, i.e. singing, praying, priest (from "canty" priest, which surely is a mondegreen).


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Subject: "Empty Hats" version
From: JesseW
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 06:11 PM

Yet another version is performed by the Renaissance festival group Empty Hats. The lyrics are as follows: (copied from http://www.renaissancefestivalmusic.com/lyrics/2006/07/two-magicians.shtml )

A lady sits at her own front door
Waitin' on her man
By there came a lusty smith
With his hammer in his hand

Saying, "You are such a maiden fair
All in your robes of red.
Will you take me in your arms
And have me in your bed?"

"Away, away you coal blacksmith
What you do say is wrong
Dost thou think a lass like me
Can be had for just a song?"

He sang, "Bide, lady bide.
Your lust for me don't hide.
This lusty smith will be your love
So lay aside your pride."

So the lady she took out her wand
Held it high in her hand
And she turned herself into a cloud
Saying, "Catch me if you can."
So the blacksmith shook his hammer
And it turned into a magic stick
So he became a lightning bolt
For to zap into her quick.

So the lady she turned into a fish
Swimming in the book
So he became a fishing rod
For to Catch her with his hook
But the lady she turned into a fly
And flew up into the air
So he became a hairy spider
For to drag her into his lair

So the lady she turned into a rose
Rose bush in the wood
So he became a bumblebee
For to sting her where she stood
OUCH! But the lady she turned into a horse
Dark as the night is black
So he became a golden saddle
For to climb onto her back

So the lady she turned into a man
Cleared upon him good
So he became a bonny lass
And she took him where he stood


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