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rusty mahone 01 Jul 00 - 10:05 PM
Joe Offer 01 Jul 00 - 10:16 PM
Joe Offer 01 Jul 00 - 10:41 PM
Joe Offer 02 Jul 00 - 02:54 AM
Alan of Australia 02 Jul 00 - 03:02 AM
GUEST,John Of The Hill 02 Jul 00 - 09:23 AM
Alan of Australia 02 Jul 00 - 11:24 AM
raredance 02 Jul 00 - 11:47 AM
Mary in Kentucky 02 Jul 00 - 11:59 AM
GUEST,Bruce O. 02 Jul 00 - 02:22 PM
rusty mahone 02 Jul 00 - 08:46 PM
Karolina 02 Jul 00 - 10:30 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jul 00 - 01:44 AM
alison 03 Jul 00 - 02:47 AM
McGrath of Harlow 03 Jul 00 - 06:56 AM
Malcolm Douglas 03 Jul 00 - 07:25 AM
pastorpest 16 Oct 00 - 08:08 PM
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Subject: Penguin contents
From: rusty mahone
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 10:05 PM

Does anyone know where i could find a list of the contents of the Penguin Book of English Folksongs. cheers Rusty


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 10:16 PM

Funny you should mention that, Rusty. I have the book out just now, working with Alan of Australia on posting the contents. I've got the index in the scanner right now. Eventually, I'll turn it into an index for the songs Alan is posting.
Watch this space.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Penguin Book of English Folk songs - contents
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 10:41 PM


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 02:54 AM

Yes, I know some of the links don't work yet. When I posted the list, Alan hadn't posted all the songs. Now he's a bit ahead of me, and I'd prefer to be goofing off at HearMe right now.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 03:02 AM

Great work Joe.


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: GUEST,John Of The Hill
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 09:23 AM

Alan and Joe, Thanks guys, for several years I've been scouring used book stores in vain for the Penguin book. Another example of the fine things and people at Mudcat. John


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 11:24 AM

G'day,
See this thread for a description of the whole project.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: raredance
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 11:47 AM

Alan, Ed Pelow and an assist from Joe Offer deserve great kudos (kudus? kudzus?) for their fine effort. Thanking you all very much.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 11:59 AM

So many beautiful songs! THANKS GUYS!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 02:22 PM

I've seen no mention here of the LP phono record made from the book, 'A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs', Folk Lyric FL 121. The front of the record jacket is an imitation of the cover of book, but only the first of the three engravings on the left is (nearly) the same. On the recording A. L. Lloyd sang from the book:

Side A
The Devil and the Ploughman
A Sailor's Life
Rounding the Horn
Salisbury Plain
One Night as I Lay on my Bed
George Collins
Gaol Song

Side B
The Whale-Catchers
The Trees They Do Grow High
Ye Mar'ners All
Six Dukes Went A-Fishing
The Grey Cock
The Sailor From Dover
Lovely Joan
The Gentleman Soldier


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: rusty mahone
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 08:46 PM

Fantastic, never thought id see it that quick. Well done. Cheers, Rusty P.S. Does the penguin book of english folksongs only contain lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Karolina
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 10:30 PM

Yes!!! Joe, the index is outstanding!!!

Karolina,the shantyluver :)


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 01:44 AM

Hi, Rusty - there are MIDI tunes for all of the songs, copied from the printed tunes in the songbook. Just follow the links. If you'd like to print out the music, use a MIDI editor program - I'd suggest Noteworthy Composer, which you can download here (click).

OK, so the index is done and all the links should work. Alan did a great job of posting the lyrics, but that's only one part of preparing lyrics for the database. I'd like to ask for help from anybody who'd like to spare us some time. Pick a song from the list and study it. In the same thread where the song appears, post all the research information you've been able to come up with. Look at the Digital Tradition Keywords and list all the Keywords that apply. Check the database, and list all the related songs that are in the database (and post links to them, if you can). If a song has Child, Laws, or DT numbers, list those. If a song has a tune already in the database, compare the two and let us know if they're the same. Check other songs in the database for ideas on what other information we're looking for.
If you have background information on any of these songs, please post it. That will make it easier, once Harvest time comes and we need to gather the songs for the database. I've got a lot of the harvesting on Alan's songs done already, but a little help wouldn't hurt. You'll note that Alan and Bruce Olson and some others have already started work on annotation.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: alison
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 02:47 AM

Well done Alan, Joe and Ed....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 06:56 AM

"Does the penguin book of english folksongs only contain lyrics? " - No, it's got the tunes as well.


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 07:25 AM

Joe:

The background notes from the Penguin Book (1959) are still in copyright, but I'll happily make a start on transcribing them if nobody feels it would be a problem.  Otherwise I daresay a digest would do the job?

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Penguin contents
From: pastorpest
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 08:08 PM

When this thread came up last I went looking by bookfinder.com to purchase a copy. My first attempt failed because the seller had just sold the copy. The same book seller just emailed me this evening saying he now has a copy. I found one of these rare books elsewhere. So for whoever would like one here is where it is. My guess is it will not last long.

Da Capo Music
112a Glebe Pt. Rd.
Glebe, Australia 2037
fax 61 2 9660 1268
tel 61 2 9660 1825
e-mail music@dacapo.com.au
www.dacapo.com.au


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