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Lowlands of Holland

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tradsteve 14 Jun 00 - 05:00 PM
Callie 14 Jun 00 - 07:35 PM
Irish sergeant 14 Jun 00 - 08:12 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 15 Jun 00 - 02:58 PM
Ed Pellow 15 Jun 00 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 15 Jun 00 - 05:08 PM
Ed Pellow 15 Jun 00 - 05:11 PM
Ed Pellow 15 Jun 00 - 05:15 PM
Irish sergeant 15 Jun 00 - 06:37 PM
Garry Gillard 16 Jun 00 - 09:52 AM
Garry Gillard 16 Jun 00 - 09:57 AM
Callie 16 Jun 00 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,The Burren Ranger. 17 Jun 00 - 10:09 AM
pavane 18 Jun 01 - 06:28 AM
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Subject: Lowlands of Holland
From: tradsteve
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 05:00 PM

Can someone give me the chords for Martin Carthy's adaptation of "Lowlands of Holland"? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Callie
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 07:35 PM

Although I do have my guitar with me, I'm at work. If you can wait several hours, I'll work it out and post chords this time tomorrow.

Callie


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 08:12 PM

Steve: Wish I could help but I haven't worked that one out yet. I believe the song date to the Napoleonic wars although it may well date to the British/Dutch conflict that gave New York, New Jersey and Delaware to England in the mid 1600's. Good luck with it. Neil


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 02:58 PM

There's a version of the song in David Herd's Scots' Songs', 1776 [Napolean then being 7 years old]. James Oswald had published the tune "The Lowlands of Holland" in book 2 of 'The Caledonian Pocket Companion', c 1745. The song with a different tune is in 'The Scots Musical Museum;, II, #115, 1788.


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 04:38 PM

Bruce-O,

Whilst I have every confidence that your information is accurate and informative, it hardly helps 'tradsteve' in his quest.

I've had a long day, so apologies if I'm being rude - but did you just post that to show us how clever you are?

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 05:08 PM

I was responding to Irish sergeant. Did you read that? Professionally doctored folksongs I care little about.


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 05:11 PM

After my rant, I guess I should provide some useful information...

There are (as far as I know) 2 different Carthy versions, the one on 2nd album, and the more recent Waterson:Carthy version.

I'm guitarless at present so can't help directly with either.

I can however point you towards this page which has (amongst other fab tunes) Stefan Grossman's guitar arrangement of the song.

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 05:15 PM

Bruce O,

apologies for jumping to conclusions - as I said, too long a day. Sorry

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 06:37 PM

Bruce: Thank you for the information. It tends to confirm my suspicions that the song dates further back. Keep me posted on how you do for chords and such too. Neil


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 09:52 AM

This doesn't help tradsteve much, either, but it does supplement what Ed said.

Lowlands Of Holland is on Martin Carthy's Second Album, and also on Martin Carthy: A Collection (1999). A different version of Lowlands of Holland is on the second Waterson:Carthy CD, Common Tongue.

Garry


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 09:57 AM

That didn't help anyone! I got all the blue clicky things wrong. I hope I got it right this time.

Lowlands Of Holland is on Martin Carthy's Second Album, and also on Martin Carthy: A Collection (1999). A different version of Lowlands of Holland is on the second Waterson:Carthy CD, Common Tongue.

Garry


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: Callie
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 12:09 PM

Hi ... some days later ... sorry - I haven't had a moment at the guitar. But basically you could play the entire song in Eminor and D with the occasional B7 and one or two C chords. Start with Eminor and then change to D on "bed" in the first verse. Back to Eminor on "there stood a bold sea captain" and D on "my" and back to Eminor on "head".

Let me know how you go.

Callie


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: GUEST,The Burren Ranger.
Date: 17 Jun 00 - 10:09 AM

Check out the great version of the song as sung by Dolores Keane from her album 'Broken Hearted I'll Wander' on the Mulligan label(Irl) and recorded in 1980. T.B.R.


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: pavane
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 06:28 AM

To Callie: Shouldn't really put B7 in a modal tune, it should be plain B, I think. (There is a good but very technical reason)


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Subject: RE: Lowlands of Holland
From: GUEST,Jon B
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 08:54 AM

I know it's a ridiculously old thread but in case anyone is interested I reckon : Standard tuning : capo on 3rd then it's basically the old Am (Cm) to G (Bb) with some C (Eb) thrown in (as below) - & that seems to be about it - one of the most common chord sequences in folk music really - works for The Unquiet Grave & others too

The (Am) night that I was (G)married
And (Am) lay in marriage (G) bed
Up (Am) came a bold sea (C)cap (G)tain
And (Am)stood at (G)my bed (Am)head
Saying, (C) "Rise, arise, new (G)wedded man
And (Am) come along with (G)me
To the (Am) lowlands of (C)Hol (G)land
For to (Am) face your (G) ene(Am)my"

Pretty simple stuff really but (imho) what makes it so powerful is (as always) Carthy's exquisite singing & powerful delivery (& the lovely relaxed tempo)


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