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Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.

Kiwi 30 Jun 97 - 04:46 PM
Bob Landry 30 Jun 97 - 06:37 PM
Peter Timmerman 30 Jun 97 - 06:51 PM
Bob Landry 30 Jun 97 - 06:57 PM
Angus McSweeney 30 Jun 97 - 07:41 PM
SUZIE 30 Jun 97 - 08:05 PM
sharon 30 Jun 97 - 08:11 PM
kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org 30 Jun 97 - 08:14 PM
Alison 30 Jun 97 - 10:21 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jun 97 - 11:37 PM
Bill 01 Jul 97 - 02:39 AM
Kiwi 01 Jul 97 - 10:29 AM
dick greenhaus 01 Jul 97 - 10:41 AM
Mountain Dog 01 Jul 97 - 12:32 PM
Rick 01 Jul 97 - 12:55 PM
Bob Landry 01 Jul 97 - 03:24 PM
LaMarca 01 Jul 97 - 04:27 PM
RICKY RACKIN 01 Jul 97 - 08:02 PM
RICKY RACKIN 01 Jul 97 - 08:27 PM
RICKY RACKIN 01 Jul 97 - 08:36 PM
ricky 01 Jul 97 - 08:39 PM
Helen in Oz 01 Jul 97 - 08:50 PM
Bill D 01 Jul 97 - 10:57 PM
02 Jul 97 - 06:16 AM
dick greenhaus 02 Jul 97 - 11:34 AM
Bert Hansell 02 Jul 97 - 01:20 PM
Rick 03 Jul 97 - 07:40 AM
Sheye 03 Jul 97 - 09:57 AM
Peter Timmerman 03 Jul 97 - 10:39 AM
Kiwi 03 Jul 97 - 10:49 AM
Peter Timmerman 03 Jul 97 - 12:05 PM
Kiwi 06 Jul 97 - 06:59 PM
Angus McSweeney 06 Jul 97 - 07:24 PM
Bob Landry 06 Jul 97 - 09:47 PM
Frank in the swamps 07 Jul 97 - 05:16 AM
Kiwi 07 Jul 97 - 09:10 AM
Henrik W 08 Jul 97 - 03:32 PM
Angus McSweeney 08 Jul 97 - 07:48 PM
Kiwi 08 Jul 97 - 08:39 PM
Kiwi 08 Jul 97 - 08:48 PM
Alan of Australia 09 Jul 97 - 10:20 AM
Angus McSweeney 09 Jul 97 - 08:41 PM
Bob Landry 09 Jul 97 - 09:31 PM
Wolfgang Hell 10 Jul 97 - 04:31 AM
Sharon 10 Jul 97 - 08:26 AM
Kiwi 10 Jul 97 - 10:16 AM
Whippoorwill 10 Jul 97 - 12:41 PM
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Subject: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 04:46 PM

Someone pointed out that the other thread was getting a bit too bulky, so how about we continue here? And to pick the thread back up, I'd like to sing "Slaves Lament".. the words of Burns as done by Dougie MacLean.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 06:37 PM

Ya can't tell the players without a program! Here's what we sang in the original Fantasy Folk Circle thread. I tried to limit this to the players and the tunes. I think I got it right. My apologies to anyone whose contribution I may have messed up. For the banter that went on during the jam, please read the original thread's 138 entries - Bob

Angus McSweeney, 03-Jun-97: I Never Will Marry
Frank Phillips, 03-Jun-97: The Lilac and the Apple
cleod, 04-Jun-97: The Cruiskeen Lawn
Bert Hansell, 04-Jun-97 Suzanna's a funnicle Man"
Bill D, 04-Jun-97 I've rambled This Country Both Earlye and Late
Bob Landry, 04-Jun-97 Fisherman's Wharf
Les Blank 04-Jun-97 "The Cat Came Back", "Ramblin' Boy" and "Delia's Gone"
Scott Swinney 04-Jun-97 One Time Only
Mountain Dog, 04-Jun-97 Hard Times Come Again No More
LaMarca, 04-Jun-97 The Land
Dave Murphy, 04-Jun-97 Sweet Williams Town
Jack, 05-Jun-97 Schoolday Over
Joe Offer, 05-Jun-97 Our House
Peter Timmerman 05-Jun-97 Skye Boat Song
Angus, 05-Jun-97 The Bloomin' Bright Star of Belle Isle
Bill D, 05-Jun-97 Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
Scott Swinney, 06-Jun-97 Changes
Frank in the swamps, 06-Jun-97 Billy Venero
OLD FOLK, 06-Jun-97 CAN THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
cleod, 07-Jun-97 Greensleeves…
rich r 07-Jun-97 "Coal Tattoo" and "Sheepdog Song"
Big Dave, 08-Jun-97 Bright Morning Star
Angus, 08-Jun-97 Thirsty Boots
Jack, 08-Jun-97 Coats off for Britain
Frank Phillips 08-Jun-97 The Jeannie C
Bill Foster, 09-Jun-97 "Old Shep" and "Meeting in the Air"
Bert Hansell, 09-Jun-97 While London Sleeps
rechal@earthlink.net, 09-Jun-97 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Susan-Marie 09-Jun-97 The Lass of Glenshee
Will 09-Jun-97 Northwest Passage
Bill 10-Jun-97 "Early" and "Love Is Little"
Peter Timmerman, 10-Jun-97 The Lady Came from Baltimore
Angus, 10-Jun-97 Black Sheep Boy
Steffan, 10-Jun-97 "Dark Woman of the Glen" and "Ewe with the Crooked Horn"
Angus, 10-Jun-97 Long Time Blues
Bill D 10-Jun-97 The Keys of Canterbury
Annie 10-Jun-97 "star spangled banner" everyone, as loud as you can
Martin Ryan 11-Jun-97 The Traveller all over the World
Susan of California 11-Jun-97 This Land is Your Land
Bob Landry 11-Jun-97 "Ragtime Annie" and "The French Two-Step"
SSWINNEY, 12-Jun-97 Late in the Day
Peter Timmerman, 12-Jun-97 Alberta
Jack, 12-Jun-97 Old Peculier Ale
Mountain Dog 12-Jun-97 The Jug of Punch
Bert Hansell, 13-Jun-97 Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer
dani: 13-Jun-97 How can I keep from singing?
Alan of Australia 14-Jun-97 "Dancing at Whitsun" and "Staines Morris"
Jerry Friedman, 14-Jun-97 Look Sharp
14-Jun-97 Soldier, Soldier"
SSWINNEY, 14-Jun-97 Hobo's Lullaby
Bill, 15-Jun-97: "Hobo's Lullaby" and "Old Buddy Goodnight"
Joe Offer 15-Jun-97 take a beer break and let Jerry recite Kipling's "The Land."
Frank in the swamps 15-Jun-97 Give the fiddler a dram.
Frank Phillips 16-Jun-97 Pocheen
Bob Schwarer 16-Jun-97 Four Wet Pigs
Mountain Dog 16-Jun-97 The Scotsman
Peter Timmerman 16-Jun-97 Campfire legend
Bert Hansell 16-Jun-97 Manura Manya?
SSWINNEY 16-Jun-97 Wild Mountain Thyme
Bob Landry 16-Jun-97 The Mermaid
ron k 16-Jun-97 City Of New Orleans
Les Blank 16-Jun-97 Tennessee Flattop Box.
ron k 16-Jun-97 Cape St. Marys
OLD FOLK 17-Jun-97 Day Is Done
Bill 17-Jun-97 The Song of the World's Last Whale
Mike Miller 17-Jun-97 "Rocky Top" and "Come In Stranger"
Bob Landry 17-Jun-97 "The Moonshine Can", "The Moonshiner" and "Mountain Dew"
LaMarca 17-Jun-97 George's Son
ron k 17-Jun-97 Let's also do the Irish "Mountain Dew" and "Bold O'Donoghue
Peter Timmerman 18-Jun-97 Ghost Riders in the Sky
Suzanne Wilkins 18-Jun-97 I'll fly away
Mountain Dog 18-Jun-97 Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
Susan of DT 19-Jun-97 the False Bride
rich r 19-Jun-97 "The Sheepdog Song" and "Pretty Saro"
Alison, 19-Jun-97 get Alan of Oz to sing "The Diamantina Drover" and I on my tin whistle.
Angus McSweeney, 19-Jun-97 The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
Suzanne Wilkins, 20-Jun-97 The Lambton Worm
Alan of Australia 20-Jun-97 The Travelling Salesman
Joe Offer, 21-Jun-97 There Is Power in the Blood
Peter Timmerman 21-Jun-97 Ashokan Farewell
Helen, also of Oz 22-Jun-97 "Freeborn man of the Travelling People", "Goodbye to the 30 Foot Trailer"
Big Dave 22-Jun-97 "Pulling Down Song" and "The Drover's Dream"
Helen, from Oz 22-Jun-97 "South Australia" and "Waltzing Matilda"
OLD FOLK 23-Jun-97 "Mississippi Mud"
Bob Clayton, 23-Jun-97 "World of Time", "Angelina Baker", "Robin Hood and the Tanner"
Bert Hansell, 23-Jun-97 Bob, your "Summer" song; and my "4th. of July songs"
len langevin, 24-Jun-97 "dear abbey", "souvenirs" and "hello in there
Sharon Day 24-Jun-97 Do you mind if I join in - quietly of course - with my hammered dulcimer
SSWINNEY 24-Jun-97 The Carlton Weaver
kiwi 24-Jun-97 "Over the Hill" and "The Chandler Shop"
Blake 24-Jun-97 Last Thing On My Mind
ron k 24-Jun-97 Don Quixote
kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org Mile Marb'haisg Air A'ghoal (A Thousand Death Shrouds Upon Love)
Laoise, Belfast 27-Jun-97 Bold Fenian Men
Doc 28-Jun-97 The Hills of Greenmore
Jerry Friedman, 28-Jun-97 The poem "Speak", "To Celia", and an even shorter piece from the Jewish liturgy for the High Holy Days--"Hu elohenu, hu avinu, hu malkenu, hu moshienu, v-hu yashmienu b-rachamav sheynis l-eyney kol chai
Bert Hansell 30-Jun-97 The Cornish Nightingale
Bob Landry 30-Jun-97 "Farewell to Nova Scotia" and "Alberta Bound"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 06:51 PM

Gee, Bob, when on earth did you find the time to do all this? This catalogue reminds me of an old New Yorker cartoon of two Old Testament-type nomads out in the desert, and one turns to the other and says: "Hey congratulations, Bethreel, I see you made the begats!" Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 06:57 PM

I remember that cartoon (hehehehehehehe). It didn't take as long as reloading the thread does every day - I copied the thread, went off line and simply cut things out. Took less than an hour. Now let's carry on and sing some more. I was last up - who's next?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 07:41 PM

I signed on today with the express purpose of suggesting we put that old thread to bed. You guys are way ahead of me...no surprise there. And I share Peter's astonishment and pleasure at the work you did, Bob. I printed that entire thread and mailed it to my brother in Muscatine, Iowa (no on-line access, poor folk) just to give him a taste of what he's missing. So brother John and I would like to step up with a couple of 12-string/6 string tunes (one for him, one for...you get the picture). We'll lead the group in a rousing version ala' Gibson & Camp of "Daddy Roll'em" and since the 12-string still appears to be in tune, how about "San Francisco Bay Blues". My brother and I used to do both these tunes when they were new.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: SUZIE
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 08:05 PM

I THINK I'LL JUST SIT BACK WITH MY GUITAR AND SING BILL STAINES' "RIVER."


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: sharon
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 08:11 PM

Suzy, I'll join you with my mountain dulcimer. We'll sing a duet.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 08:14 PM

Bob, Thanks for posting the program from the old thread, it's something I didn't think of. I'll sing along on the San Francisco Bay Blues and ask you to segue it over to "Tears In Heaven".. I feel like ripping out a few hearts. *smiles*


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Alison
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:21 PM

Hi,

I'm glad Kiwi restarted this thread because I figured it was going to be well past my bed time before we got round the circle to my turn again.

Just for Martin I'm going to do "The Star of the County Down". (See Thread on Slieve na mban).

There'll be whistle or possibly flute solo. Please help me belt out the chorus.

So Alan of OZ, if you can hear me in Darwin, you start on the guitar.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 11:37 PM

Well, if Bob says this circle has been going on since June 3, I think it's time for another beer. I don't think it's healthy for folkies to take themselves too seriously, or to be too pure in their choices of music. How about a rousing chorus of "Chantilly Lace"?

Oh, baby, that's what I like!!!

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 02:39 AM

Howdy All,

I join the group in complimenting Kiwi on the idea of this second strand and Bob on the great list so that we'll know where we've been.

Suzie, I hope you won't mind some alto recorder and/or whistling on "River" as those are parts I generally put in.

Since I notice that I'm in the correct place in our circle to make the next choice, I hope some of you know and can join me on "I Knew this Place" by Dave Mallett. I'll use my 6-string guitar in the key of G for this. It is in DT so that you can read along on the overhead projector version of the computer screen that we must have hooked up here. Also you can get the Ann Mayo Muir version of this on "The Ways of Man" FSI-68 from Folk-Legacy and if you order it here in the near future have part of the proceeds come back here. It's fantastic that Sandy & Caroline Paton are helping out this way.

Allinkausay,
Bill


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 10:29 AM

*blushes* Thanks for the compliments, all. I was just doing what someone else suggested... Allison, I'm belting out the chorus (in harmony).. and can I take the flute solo? *brandishes a Gemeinhardt C flute*


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 10:41 AM

Since this is a new (?) thread, I'd like to once again suggest that if the song you want to sing isn't in the Digital Tradition, posting it here will make it accessible to many, many more people.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 12:32 PM

I'd like to offer up "The Old Changing Way", Richard Thompson's mournful but beautiful cautionary tale of brothers come to a parting of the ways. It's in the DT and on Thompson's "Henry the Human Fly" album from the late 60s. I'll do it in G on my 6-string and would love some harmony from anyone wot knows the tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Rick
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 12:55 PM

Only one possible song at this late stage of the evening - "All the songs in the World" from the singing on the Mcalmans (Scotland)

Just hope the barman will allow the circle to continue...


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 03:24 PM

Buddy Whasisname and the Other Fellers do a unique version of Londonderry Aire. Ray Johnson starts on the squeezebox when Kevin Blackmore comments: "best cow-boy song I know" RJ: "It's a traditional Irish tune" KB: "Well I used to sing it to our cow every day" RJ: "Did it help the cow settle down?" KB: "It got to where she could pretty near sing it back" RJ: "You're kidding" KB; Straining through his version of a bovine voice box: "Oooohhhhhhdaaaaannnnnyyyyyyyboooooyyyy ....." all the way through to the end. Say this on TV and nearly busted a gut.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: LaMarca
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 04:27 PM

Mountain Dog, RT is one of my favorite depressing songwriters; I'll harmonize on "Old Changing Way", have another beer and sing "Down Where the Drunkards Roll" - harmony on verses and tag lines requested! Wasn't someone going to start an alternate thread on wrist-slashing songs? BYOP (Bring your own Prozac...)


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: RICKY RACKIN
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 08:02 PM

Danny Kornbloom usta sing: "Cut your sweet wrists a little closer to the bone" [REALLY Sorry to bring it up] I'd sing my usual ode to the lost lifestyle, Shari Ajemain's "Staying Out all Night" which appears in her sterling songbook: "Partially Sage"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: RICKY RACKIN
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 08:27 PM

Danny Kornbloom usta sing: "Cut your sweet wrists a little closer to the bone" [REALLY Sorry to bring it up] I'd sing my usual ode to the lost lifestyle, Shari Ajemain's "Staying Out all Night" which appears in her sterling songbook: "Partially Sage"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: RICKY RACKIN
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 08:36 PM

Danny Kornbloom usta sing: "Cut your sweet wrists a little closer to the bone" [REALLY Sorry to bring it up] I'd sing my usual ode to the lost lifestyle, Shari Ajemain's "Staying Out all Night" which appears in her sterling songbook: "Partially Sage"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: ricky
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 08:39 PM

honest!! I didn't post 3 times [I know I saw a thread on this, BUT why does this happen?]


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Helen in Oz
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 08:50 PM

I want you to know that I didn't *really* sing South Australia, and Waltzing Matilda - I was only joking. Wouldn't want to drive everyone away from this fantastic fantasy folk session.

So, just to make you feel better I'll sing Dirty Old Town, with Celtic harp accompaniment of course. Beautiful lyrics and melody. Helen


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Jul 97 - 10:57 PM

ricky...it can happen
1) when you hit 'reload', instead of waiting till your post is done and then clicking on it...or
2) when your connection seems not to be working and you hit 'enter' several times trying to make it work...or
3) when you accidently hit 'back' twice and then enter...and I think it can happen
4) because of some of the eccentricities of Internet Explorer....

and I think it can happen
5) because of Gremlins!!

3) has happened to me....and I believe also 4)

(oh...also...you gotta hold your mouth right!)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAIRIE BHAN (Dougie MacLean)
From:
Date: 02 Jul 97 - 06:16 AM

I'd like to join up to this new fantasy folk Circle by singing a Dougie MacLean song "THE MAIRIE BHAN". It's a song about bringing an old ship home to rest so I think its appropriate with regard the old thread.

I would like youse all to join me in a rousing chorus. If you don't know the tune, maybe it could be put up on the DT.

Oh the sky was shaking as we turned her around
Through the crashing spray of the coolin' sound
And all hands were silent on that final day
As we sailed the Mairie Bhan Home.

(Rousing Chorus)
Oh Rowee-o, with the winds she brings u-us
Oh Rowee-o, cross the waves she sails u-u-us
Oh Rowee-o, the children of the sea.

I've more verses if anyone cares for them. (Dick Greenhouse - is this what you're after?)

Tciofaidh me thu (see you later)

Laoise.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Jul 97 - 11:34 AM

Hi Laoise- Yes, that's exactly what I'm after. I blush to say that I'm unfamiliar with many of the songs that have been proposed for this virtual sing-in. and I'd like to correct the situation. I even suspect that there are some others out there who share at least a small portion of my ignorance.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHILE LONDON SLEEPS
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 02 Jul 97 - 01:20 PM

OK, Dick,

Here's my stuff.

Suzanna's a funnicle man is "The Sow Song".
It's in DT but I posted the version that I sing.
Set search to 90 days and filter to "sow"

Glorious Beer, Manura Manya & the Nightingale are in DT

Here is "WHILE LONDON SLEEPS" (Did Ralph McTell have this one in the back of his mind when he wrote Streets of London?)

The greatest city in the world is London
At least that's what the wealthy people say
It's very nice for some, who always get the plum
But I only get what people throw away

It's very nice for starving boys in winter,
It's very nice for camping out at night;
A doorstep for your bed, another for your head,
Just because you haven't sold your life
While London sleeps and all its lamps are gleaming
Millions of its people, now lie sweetly dreaming
Some have no homes and all their sorrows weep
While others laugh and play the game
While London's fast asleep.

Some people say that all the Coppers are bad uns
I don't mean the browns I mean the men in blue
They're called a shady lot but some of them are not
Although I've caught it hot from one or two
There's one of them has been a pal to this child
One night he caught me dossing in the street
He didn't use his club, he let me share his grub
And with his lantern let me warm my feet.

While London sleeps....

One night when it was snowing hard and raining
I saw a woman trudging through it all
So thin and poorly dressed, the baby at her breast
Was covered only by a ragged shawl

I followed her, I felt as how I had to
When suddenly she pulled the shawl aside
Then she cried Oh no! and sank into the snow
From cold and want her little one had died.

While London sleeps....


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Rick
Date: 03 Jul 97 - 07:40 AM

Jumping to the head of the queue, I'd like to continue the earlier mining song (Clittering and Clattering) with two others: "I Could Hew" (Ed Pickford?) and "You won't get me down in your mines" - lovely chorus:

You won't get me down in your mines Far from the trees and the flowers so fine Down in the dark where the sun never shines You won't get me down in your mines


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Sheye
Date: 03 Jul 97 - 09:57 AM

Spent the weekend at my hometown's 75th anniversary reunion. Walked away from the hall as the folk were singing Auld Lang Sine. Could we play it once, for the little people? Small town Alberta...always home.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 03 Jul 97 - 10:39 AM

No contribution for a while, so perhaps Dylan's "A Simple Twist of Fate" without the dreaded (!) parrot verse. Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 03 Jul 97 - 10:49 AM

Dreaded parrot verse?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 03 Jul 97 - 12:05 PM

Dear Kiwi, Bob has a tendency to produce completely stunning songs (especially later) that have one or two verses that are throw-aways or just plain dumb. This is really irritating! It is like writing a Shakespearean sonnet and then tossing in a couple of lines for the hell of it. Maybe he just gets tired -- more likely arrogant carelessness. Anyway, a beautiful song, with some haunting intimations of fate -- rings, twins, one person believing in fate, the other tossing it off, a sudden change in the narrator raising questions about perspective on human control over events, sliding metaphors, etc. All tightly focuseed. Then comes the dreaded parrot verse:

"He hears the ticking of the clocks And walks along with a parrot that talks Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in -- MAybe she'll pick him out again, how long must he wait, Once more for a simple twist of fate."

The first line is ominously banal, and everything goes downhill from there. The old sailors on the waterfront cliche! and the parrot...! The only justification for the parrot is as a kind of symbol of the man thinking of himself as a pirate or a lost sailor, which fits the theme. But in the context of the mood of the song, it is completely ridiculous (bathetic is the official term), and was obviously just put there to ease out the rhyme. The stupidity of it is easily compared to the last two lines, which are the chorus, and have the poetic weight of the rest of the song -- the paradox of waiting for the return of a past fate that didn't turn into fate after all (or maybe did). Sorry to go on. I hate this kind of thing. Angus McSweeney and I went away from the campfire and had a great heart-to-heart about Tim Hardin's "Lady Came from Baltimore" which seemed to me to be underwritten: but he convinced me that it has a feeling of a kind of brooding over, or working through material that saves it. Nothing saves this stupid parrot (cf. Monty Python!) Yours, Peter P.S. Joke: "Try great new Cream of Parrot Soup!! Parrot Soup is the only soup that asks for its own crackers!"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 06 Jul 97 - 06:59 PM

Peter, Yes, I"ve noticed songs that do that.. almost all of it is very nice, but there's one bit that just grates on one's nerves. But moving on.. whose turn is it to sing?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 06 Jul 97 - 07:24 PM

OK, had to put some new strings on, but I'm back. How about Bill Staines "Roseville Fair"? I play it in the key of C. Could sure use a good fiddle on the break.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 06 Jul 97 - 09:47 PM

I've been sitting back, sipping beer after beer - I've paid the rent on the beer and feel the urge to step up to the mike again. Reaching back once more to my Maritime roots, I think I'll sing Michael Stainsbury's "Bluenose" (the fishing schooner that never lost a race) and end up with the Lennie Gallant's "Nellie J. Banks" (the rum runner from Prince Edward Island). Feel free to join in - I've posted the words to both tunes in other threads.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 07 Jul 97 - 05:16 AM

Peter,

Since you've recalled to mind that wonderful Dylan album, I'd like to sing "Lily,Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" but I can never remember all the bleedin' verses!!

So I'll just sing "The Cruel Mother." A cappella, with the tag line "down by the greenwood sidey" dropping off almost as if it were spoken. I try to treat it more like a ghost story than a song.

Frank.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 07 Jul 97 - 09:10 AM

Just to make the segue that is urging itself upon me, I'm going to sing "The Cruel Sister" if anybody knows accompaniment for it. Er, it's also known as "The Bonny Swan" in the McKennitt version.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Henrik W
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 03:32 PM

OK, after listening to literally hundreds of songs, I'd like to join in with Hamish Henderson's magnificent "51st Highland Division's Farewell to Sicily", can someone provide some accompaniment on smallpipes?

Henrik


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 07:48 PM

It's not really my turn, but I thought I'd bring this thread back up to the top. Some poor folk have continued contributing to the original thread and that takes too blasted long. Here we are! And to bid a fond farewell to our original thread I suggest "So Long, It's Been Good To Know You" by Woody Guthrie. Key of D would be fine.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 08:39 PM

Angus, what's the instrumentation for "So Long, It's Been Good To Know You"?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 08:48 PM

Hey ron k, you posted on the other thread that you'd like to do "Out On the Mira".. can I sing along? I moved out of my school's women's chorus one year too early, and never got to sing it. *sigh* I claim one of the verses as a solo. :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 10:20 AM

Sorry Alison, I didn't hear you from 3000 km away in crocodile country, (I still have all my limbs although I was legless a couple of times), but as it happens I was called on to sing around a campfire for our group which included people from all over. I sang Waltzing Matilda, Click Go The Shears, and even Star Of The County Down all a capella which is a bit unusual for me. If I'd had my guitar with me I'd have played the chords that I posted in the thread Star of the country down

Now if you have your flute with you we could sing Gordon Bok's "The Hills Of Isle Au Haut". Repeat the last chorus a capella.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 08:41 PM

Kiwi- you wanted the instrumentation for "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You". Well, there are a lot of instruments I enjoy and have tried, but I'm pretty well stuck on the six-string guitar. Sometimes the 12-string (I have a hand made Augustina that sounds soooo rich). But I welcome accompaniment from anyone with any instrument. After all, you've got to stand there with me. Tuba might be a bit much, though.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 09:31 PM

ron k - Howshegoinb'y "Out on the Mira on warm afternoons ....." Give me room for a little instrumental break after the second verse.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 04:31 AM

I'd like to join you and sing one of the few songs that sound alright with my voice, "DAVY LOWSTON".

An addendum to this song for the DT from a footnote on my copy:

"The real life hero of this ballad, David Loweriston; his ship was the 'Active', and his Captain named Bader [a long way to McGraw, W.]. The sealers were left on an island in Open Bay in February, 1910. Though some of the men were ill, no one had died when they were taken off several years later, by the schooner 'Govenor Bligh'".


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Sharon
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 08:26 AM

Is it my turn to play? How about Carrikfergus on hammered dulcimer. Do any of you play H.D.? It's a wonderful instrument, such potential within its many strings.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 10:16 AM

Angus, no fear, I don't play tuba. In fact, I don't play any brass, though I figure I'll pick that up at some point. No, I was rather thinking along the lines of flute. Or perhaps recorder, though I'm not yet nearly as proficient in that as flute.. I just pulled the old thing out of the basement where it's lain for the past several years.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 12:41 PM

Whoops! Just caught up with the group. I was still on the old thread. Let me tune up the 8-string tenor guitar and I'll do a couple for the kids. How about "Froggy Went a-Courting" and "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly"?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: susy
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 01:02 PM

Whippoorwill: I'll back ;you up, softly of course, with my bowed psaltry. I'ts such fun to play. Or would you rather I play concertina?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 02:03 PM

I haven't taken a turn since "Old Shep" and "Meeting in the Air." I'll do a couple that I learned from my grandpa: "The Knoxville Girl" and "Mary of the Wild Moor."


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 03:32 PM

Bill, does Mary of the Wild Moor have any relation to Mary of the South Seas?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Alice in Montana
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 09:44 PM

Does anyone play the harp to accompany my soprano on "Silent O Moyle" and "The Pretty Maid Milking The Cow" ? (I have a soft heart for Thomas Moore lyrics.) Alice


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 10:31 AM

Suzy: Concertina, by all means! While we're at it, do we have time for "They're Diggin' Up Father's Grave to Build a Sewer"?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 10:37 AM

Kiwi: I don't think the Mary I know ever made it to the south seas. If the ballad hadn't pre-dated William Wordsworth, I believe he would have written something like it as a poem. I learned it from my grandpa, but I believe that it's one of the Child ballads. To the best of my knowledge, it is an Anglo/Appalachian song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Henrik
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 12:45 PM

I'll do "The bonny ship The Diamond" on my guitar in Dm - I guess it's not very politically correct these days, but still it's a good song. Anyone care to join in on the whistle?

Henrik


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 01:46 PM

Bill - ah well, I was just wondering. I heard "Mary of the South Seas" on an album called _Common Ground_: The Voices of Modern Irish Music. Henrik: Oh wow, I haven't heard "The Bonny Ship the Diamond" in months! I don't have a whistle, but if you don't mind I'll listen through to refresh my memory and join on recorder the second time around.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 02:14 PM

Whippoorwill,
I will join in that one, although I learned it as 'They are shifting Daddy's bones to build a sewer'.

The story behind the song...When they first started building sewers in London they, of course, built them for the rich folks in the West End. They didn't want to dump the sewage, which in those days was untreated, straight into the Thames because it would stink up the whole of London. So they piped it all across North London, right through the working class East End (Where both the song and I come from) and dumped it into Barking Creek.

This turned Barking Creek into an open sewer which emptied into the Thames way downstream.

Barking Creek thus aquired it's other name of 'Shits Creek' and is the original creek where the saying "Up the Creek" came from.

Just thought you'd all like to know this important folklore gem :-)

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 02:30 PM

Bert: Thanks for the background information. It will make a great intro the next time I sing this little jewel.

Whose turn is it?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Les Blank
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 10:34 PM

I'd like to get in again. I just got John Fogerty's new CD (remember Creedence Clearwater ?) and I've been playing a few tunes on my 1947 Fender Jaguar. Don't know how this would go over, especially if Elsie is in the front row, so I'll try Hoyt Axton's "Lightin' Bar Blues" and use a cheese cutter for a slide. The chorus goes like this .....


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 11:51 PM

A little more on Davy Lowston, the crew wanted to keep the 3 yrs. worth of sealskins they had saved, the company took them to court & lost. Wolfgang Thanks I saw Rick going with (it was) Ed Pickford's "I Could Hue" & thought of MacColl's "Big Hewer". Great mining songs. Barry Finn


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 13 Jul 97 - 08:28 PM

Er, is it my turn? I'd like to sing "The Pound a Week Rise".. do we have any bodhran players hereabouts?

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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: ron k
Date: 13 Jul 97 - 08:55 PM

Kiwi - join in on Mira, and do a local song from your neck of the woods.

Bob- I will answer your e-mail soon.

Angus- watch what you say, I can play tuba, but like one person once told me "DON'T!!":)

I recently posted Tie Me Down, let's do that one. (By the way, it's the same songwriter as "Mira"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Alison
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 07:53 AM

Hi

Hendrik, I'll join you on whistle.

Kiwi, I'll join you on bodhran, that is if we're still speaking after my little confusion over your gender.

Then I'll give you "Carolan's Welcome" and "Carolan's ramble to Cashel" on the flute. Any chance of guitar accompaniment?

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 01:27 PM

Dear Alison,

I'd be happy to join you with my 6-string for the Carolan tunes, then switch to 12-string in open D for a rendition of "Carolan's Receipt for Drinking".


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 04:03 PM

I would like to sing 'The Nutting Song' which is in DT as 'Nutting Girl'. A Capella which is Italian for 'I don't know the chords'.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Country Bob
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 06:41 PM

Since we seem to be in a largely Irish vein; considering the Orangemen marches , I'd like stand the pub to a round of Guiness and belt out "The Men Behind the Wire" with the whole house singing along at parade volume...


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Alison
Date: 15 Jul 97 - 08:23 PM

Hi

It's probably too soon to be my turn again, but I feel the need to do "Sing Irishmen Sing". Pity I don't know the tune.....we'll invent one, 'cos the words are good!

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 12:08 PM

Hey, Frank (Francois) Phillips! The Moosehead Beer and the Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale that I've been drinking since our little concert strated are helping me get braver in the company of so many accomplished folkies. Why don't you join me in "V'la le bon vent", a traditional French Canadian folk song - for the uninitiated, the words and Frank(Francois)'s comments are in an earlier thread. Let's shoot for the energy of the Ian & Sylvia version but drop the English accent.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 07:01 PM

Ron, hm.. something from my neck of the woods. I'm not sure what would qualify, seeing as I live in sunny New Jersey. :) However, I will sing "Reinventing the Wheel", a gorgeous song done in folk-style by a two man band called Burro - both members went to my high school, and were senior and junior, respectively, when I was a frosh. Alison, of course we're still speaking, no harm done - and thanks for the bodhran accompaniment. I can't provide guitar, unfortunately, but I could probably whip up a harmony for you on flute for "Carolan's Ramble To Cashel".


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 03:31 PM

Let's put back out to sea for a bit. How about a chorus or two of Spanish Ladies.... any TARS on board?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 04:03 PM

I'll sing along with that one if it's the version in a major key.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Jack
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 05:33 PM

I just been singing along since without contributing since Fantasy #1, but if I could squeeze in a turn, I'll keep the sea theme and go with Roll the Woodpile Down (just added to apr97 DT don't ya know!)

If Bob Landry would pass me one of those ales he's been holding out from us all this time, (just to wet my throat)...ahhh - Thanks Bob, now I'm ready.

Oh way down south where the cocks do crow...


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Alan of Oz
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 08:06 PM

G'day, I'll claim a turn here and keep Alison busy. If she has her keyboard and whistles Foster & Alison will do "The Night Visit" (Then who are you my pretty fair maid, and who are you my honey etc.), each singing the male & female parts as appropriate, instrumental break before the penultimate verse. Then with a very quick change from keyboard to whistle straight into a reel "Spatter the Dew".

As the song is a little riské I'll wear a capo and practise safe music.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 12:49 PM

Jack - I'm glad you enjoyed the ale.

Everybody else - If you're thirsty, go out to the cooler on the back porch and help yourself.

Whippoorwill, I've often made the claim that the salt water coursing in my veins is what kept my hair from going grey. I'd like to sing along with you on Spanish Ladies but forgive me if I lapse into "The Ryans and the Pittmans"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 03:19 PM

Bob, I don't find that one in DT. Could it be there under an alias? Mine hasn't turned grey, but it's sure starting to turn loose.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bob Landry
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 05:04 PM

Sorry for the confusion, Whippoorwill, I should have explained: "The Ryans and The Pittmans" is in the DT under the title "We'll Rant and We'll Roar". Most Newfoundland song books I've seen use the name R&P but WR&WR is also common. The music is exactly the same as in Spanish Ladies. A search under "we'll rant and we'll roar" also turned up Yankee Whalermen (same tune) and Brisbane Ladies (same tune but slower and in a minor key).


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 06:55 PM

Haven't sung since Fantasy #1. Let me change the mood a bit here with one I only do a couple of times a year...."The Twa Corbies"...(acapella, of course)such a lot of power and feeling to pack into a ballad that short...

(BTW..is there any vote for limiting these threads to 100? After that they get pretty long to open..)


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 97 - 03:40 AM

How about the Mingulay Boat Song? Let's milk it for all the harmony we can get from it.
Ah! That's good. How about another beer?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 19 Jul 97 - 08:02 PM

Bill D -- There was a version of "Twa Corbies" that I heard done with a very interesting harmony - mind if I sing along?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From:
Date: 19 Jul 97 - 09:29 PM

I don't think anyone has yet tried "Un Canadien Errant" which is in the DT. According to the book by Edith Fulton-Fowke and Richard Johnson the words were written by M.A. Gerin-Lajoie to the folk tune "Si tu te mets anguille" after the Rebellions of 1837. According to the DT it was written while the author was in exile in N.Y. state.

I would crave your indulgence for a second song in French in a much more lively tempo. "Aupres de ma blonde." Written during the wars with the Dutch and sung by every French soldier since. I'll use McNally's Extra Ale as my basic fuel since loudness counts more than accuracy for this one.

Frank Phillips


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jul 97 - 12:42 AM

Kiwi--I have never heard "Twa Corbies" done anything but solo a capella...who did the one you heard? My prime source was Jean Redpath.(30 years ago!)


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 21 Jul 97 - 11:57 AM

Bill - the harmony version that I heard was done by a local folk duo calling themselves Keltia (I inquired and they told me that they put a K at the beginning rather than a C to avoid pronunciation errors from other people). The woman, Lisl Harker, overdubbed her own voice to create a two-part harmony.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 22 Jul 97 - 12:16 PM

Ok. I've had a few beers and I'm getting sentimental, so how about a ballad about a young girl who dresses in man's array in order to find her forbidden lover? Lovely Annie.

"Oh once in old England lovely Annie did dwell......"


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 22 Jul 97 - 12:44 PM

I don't know that one Frank. How does it go?

While I'm talking, I'll take this opportunity to sneak in a 'home brewed' song. - Silicone Cindy -

I'll post the words in a separate thread.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 22 Jul 97 - 06:53 PM

So, in the spirit of that song, I'll contribute "Canadee-i-o".


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 23 Jul 97 - 10:03 AM

We have an anniversary coming up. Think I'll do the "Wee Cooper o' Fife" to warm up for it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 23 Jul 97 - 10:47 AM

Happy anniversary Whip.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whip
Date: 23 Jul 97 - 10:53 AM

Thanks, Bert. It's a few weeks away, but I need to practice "letherin' me ain sheepskin."

And if you believe that, let's discuss some Florida real estate.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 23 Jul 97 - 05:42 PM

Whip - congrats and Happy Anniversary! If I may ask, how many years?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 01:27 AM

Howdy All,

Since I just got such great help in finding the words for "No Hiding Place," I'll bring along my singing partner, Carol, and ask everybody to join in on a wonderful old gospel tune. We may both play autoharps for this one, and I may even try a break, but I could use another couple of good breaks on it.

Allinkausay,
Bill


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whip
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 10:27 AM

Bill:
I'll back you on doghouse bass.

Kiwi:
16 years this Labor Day and never a cross word exchanged.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 10:38 AM

I'll sing "Belfast Town" (We've barricades and jellignite and gunmen walk the streets...), a fairly recent song, but nevertheless with unknown (to the public) author. BTW, is this song known in Belfast, Laoise?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 10:41 AM

Never a cross word eh! I think that Whip must qualify for the Dunmow Flitch.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 10:42 AM

Bill: I'll take a break on "No Hiding Place;" I've played clawhammer banjo on everyrthing, so I'll do some Scruggs/Keith melodic pickin this time around.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 10:55 AM

Bill: I'll take a break on "No Hiding Place;" I've played clawhammer banjo on everyrthing, so I'll do some Scruggs/Keith melodic pickin this time around.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Whip
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 11:07 AM

Bert:
It's the Gospel truth, swelp me! I got all that out of my system the first time around.
Besides, my wife's too much a lady, and I know better.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 11:07 AM

Bill: I'll take a break on "No Hiding Place;" I've played clawhammer banjo on everyrthing, so I'll do some Scruggs/Keith melodic pickin this time around.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 24 Jul 97 - 11:43 AM

Never a cross word eh! I think that Whip must qualify for the Dunmow Flitch.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 27 Jul 97 - 05:34 PM

Well, folks, I just thought that I'd pop this thread back to somewhere near the top of the list again before it bets buried under. Shall we start thinking about creating the next-generation thread, since this one is getting so big? (And whose turn is it? :))


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jul 97 - 11:00 PM

"99 folk song posts on a thread,
99 folk song posts..
You take one down & sing it around,
There's 100 folk song posts."

It's worse than beer bottles..it gets bigger!

Seriously, I mentioned the idea of limiting these to 100 earlier...how about if I sing "The Good Peanuts" and we start a new thread? ( I do 3 verses not included in the database...got 'em from Oscar Bramd & Jean Ritchie 35 years ago...I'll type in my version when I am awake enought to type..(I can sing that song in my sleep!)


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Kiwi
Date: 28 Jul 97 - 10:37 AM

Done and done. I hereby declare this thread gracefully retired to make way for its successor. Now, who's got the time and the willingness to type out ALL the songs from this thread and the previous one so that we've got an ongoing list of what's gone before?


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Subject: RE: Tune Up: Fantasy Folk Circle cont'd.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Apr 17 - 09:25 PM

BBC Radio 2 has Roy Hudd singing the song at about 0220 , 28th April 2017


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