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Subject: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Virgins
From: Gentleman Jim
Date: 11 May 00 - 11:27 AM

I've been wanting to find for quite a while the origin and words of the folk hymn used throughout Danny Boyle's fantastic serialisation of Angela Rogers' "Mr. Wroe's Virgins", made for the BBC in 1993.

The only words I can recall are:

I'm a long time travelling here below
I'm a long time travelling far from home
I'm a long time travelling here below
To lay (his? my?) body down

Could anybody help me? And if you get the chance and haven't seen the serial (now sadly unavailable on video), do - it's wonderful!

Cheers

G. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: Peg
Date: 11 May 00 - 11:37 AM

Jim I did see this film series; they showed at the MFA in Boston. It is incredible, one of the best things I have seen in years!!! I wish I could obtain a video copy, or it would be shown in this country on TV...

I do not recall the song you mention, however...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 11 May 00 - 05:00 PM

Long Time Travelling is the chorus to the song "White" in the Sacred Harp; here are the lyrics.


Chocolate Pi (who got yelled at by the Chicago Police department last night for participating in rolling a 470 meg hard drive down the middle of 58th street at two in the morning)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 11 May 00 - 09:54 PM

Nice version of this song by Si Kahn and John McCutcheon can be found on Sign of the Times. They medley it, to nice effect, with a song they wrote about their paths crossing after being apart 15 years or so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: raredance
Date: 11 May 00 - 10:23 PM

G Jim, it's in the DT as "LONG TIME TRAVELIN'", no "g" on the end. A bunch of nice recorded version out there. Ann Hills has a good one and so do the Red Clay Ramblers.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 11 May 00 - 10:44 PM

If you want to find out more about shape note, or Sacred Harp, singing, try this site. Or try to find a local shape note group. It's tremendous fun!

Chocolate Pi, I don't think you want to get the Chicago police mad at you, even if you are on a roll.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: Gentleman Jim
Date: 15 May 00 - 04:54 AM

Thanks to everyone - I'll search round the sites and investigate!

The story of "Mr. Wroe's Virgins" is set in Britain in the 1820s. Do you think this song is historically (and musically) accurate?

Cheers

Gentleman Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling: Mr. Wroe's Vir
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 15 May 00 - 08:50 PM

Frank Proffitt recorded it for Folk-Legacy. It's on our Frank Proffitt - Memorial Album - C-36.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: rich-joy
Date: 20 Aug 16 - 07:29 PM

I know this is an old thread, but as I noted in 2004 on one of the other related threads, this Sacred Harp hymn entitled "WHITE" achieved being one of my all-time favourite songs after hearing English group JOLLY JACK sing it, replete with gorgeous male harmonies!

I first heard it on Peter Bellamy's 1979 album "Both Sides Now" (with Waterson harmonies) and then was given a copy of Jolly Jack's heart-stopping recording for Fellside in 1988 (on "A Long Time Travelling" album).

Ever after, I tried to weave it into the repertoire of a cappella harmony groups I sang with! Sad to say, my voice entered a dysphonic era in 2009 and that was the end of that dream :(

Though I quite like The Wailin Jennys, I was a little .... ahem .... "surprised" (shall we say), to find The Net and YouTube fairly swamped with young girlie "covers of their song", LOL! - no one mentions its true origins and very rarely does a male version come up for listening.

Come All Ye Singing Blokes out there - seek out that Jolly Jack version of "White" and see how wonderful those bass harmonies can be - then help redress the balance on YouTube - PLEASE!! :):):)

Cheers!
R-J

PS   apparently called "White" in tribute to Benjamin Franklin White, the 1844 compiler of "The Sacred Harp" - composed by Elder Edmund Dumas.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 20 Aug 16 - 08:42 PM

This song was sung in the movie called, "Where the Lilies Bloom"
It is a movie only released commercially on VHS and is from 1973.
A lovely movie filmed in the Appalachian area in USA. It is about 4 kids between 5 & 16 who were left orphaned after their father died.
One of the young actresses in the film sang this song as well as other songs. Not released on DVD unless done by someone privately to sell but not by the film industry who released this movie and only on VHS. I have the movie on VHS. The girl who sings in it has a really beautiful folk voice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: rich-joy
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 01:27 AM

Thanks Lin, for the info - Luckily, I am just about to watch it on YouTube!!
Cheers from Down Under,
R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 11:56 PM

To R-J

Let us know how you like the movie, "Where the Lilies Bloom" and the singing of female folk singer/actress in the movie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Aug 16 - 08:10 PM

I've always thought it might have a Shaker origin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: rich-joy
Date: 22 Aug 16 - 11:01 PM

Sacred Harp 288 "White"
Roud 5732 "To Lay This Body Down"

Watched and enjoyed "Where the Lilies Bloom" (music by Barbara Mauritz and Earl Scruggs) - Wonder where the tune for "Long Time Traveling" came from??

Don't forget to seek out the glorious harmonies of Pommie group "Jolly Jack" - as written about above [ Dave Weatherall - lead vocals, concertina; Alan Taylor - lead vocals and vocals, fiddle,mandolin; Martin Hall - vocals, accordion, concertina, guitar ]

Will now go and watch "Mr Wroe's Virgins" on YouTube!

Cheers from Down Under!
R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: GUEST,Matthew Hall
Date: 26 Mar 18 - 05:35 PM

Rich-joy - In England at least, all Jolly Jack albums have been released by Fellside records on iTunes Music.
Always loved the album ‘Long Time Travelling’


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Time Travelling/Traveling/Travelin'
From: rich-joy
Date: 26 Mar 18 - 07:44 PM

Thanks, good to know, Matthew!


http://folkimages.com/jollyjack/index.htm

"Jolly Jack" pics

R-J


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