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Penguin: COMPLETED

Alan of Australia 02 Jul 00 - 11:22 AM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Jul 00 - 11:37 AM
Alice 02 Jul 00 - 11:47 AM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Jul 00 - 01:11 PM
JenEllen 02 Jul 00 - 01:27 PM
alison 03 Jul 00 - 03:08 AM
GUEST 03 Jul 00 - 03:22 AM
GUEST,Kate 03 Jul 00 - 03:31 AM
Joe Offer 03 Jul 00 - 03:43 AM
John in Brisbane 03 Jul 00 - 06:53 AM
Wolfgang 03 Jul 00 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,John B 03 Jul 00 - 08:10 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 03 Jul 00 - 09:45 AM
GMT 03 Jul 00 - 11:49 AM
Rick Fielding 03 Jul 00 - 12:21 PM
Ed Pellow 05 Jul 00 - 03:01 PM
MMario 05 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM
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Subject: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 11:22 AM

G'day,
I've finally finished all the lyrics (not already in the DT) for the Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs, edited by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L.Lloyd.

I started this task when Ed Pellow sent me the MIDIs for all the songs to put on Mudcat MIDI site. This was an enormous contribution from Ed, the project never would have been started without his efforts.

I've created the whole thing as a doubly linked list, meaning that each song has a link to the song before it and the song after it. The first song also links to the last, and the last links to the first. Find any Penguin song & you've found them all.

For each letter of the alphabet, the first song starting with that letter also links to the Penguin Index provided by Joe Offer, another big job very well done.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 11:37 AM

That's really handy - there are still songs in the book which I've never heard. A very valuable contribution to the rsouyrces available through the Mudcat.

I we had an Honours Awards system I'd nominate you for one, Alan.

Now someone start doing Captain O'Neill's BOOK...


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Alice
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 11:47 AM

Wow. I'm impressed. Good job Alan, Ed, and Joe.


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 01:11 PM

Thanks to Ed and Alan for making this valuable and out-of-print resource available.  O'Neill's is available online,in ABC format (with options for conversion to other formats) though it hasn't been fully proofread yet.  It's at John Chambers' site:  O'Neill's Music Of Ireland

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: JenEllen
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 01:27 PM

Impressed and ever so grateful, thanks guys. ~Elle


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: alison
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 03:08 AM

Well done all of you... great job

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 03:22 AM

This is a mamoth task.
Well done Alan and Ed too, bringing us thecontents of this now unavailable book.
Excellent work.
Cheers
Gary


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: GUEST,Kate
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 03:31 AM

This is awesome! What a great and valuable contribution to Mudcat. Well done, Alan, Joe and Ed. Now I can think of at least 100 more books that could be done. What's next? :) Thanks for all the effort.

Kate


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 03:43 AM

Well, Kate, you could do the Lomax books...
(grin)
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 06:53 AM

Well done guys - a great team effort. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 07:39 AM

Many thanks,
Ed, Alan, and Joe. Great job.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: GUEST,John B
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 08:10 AM

WOW. My old tattered copy with no cover frequently resides in the Bathroom. You never know when you will feel the need for inspiration, it is also a good book for a quick read. It sounds as though your version is easier to use, HMMM "thinks" I must get a laptop. Great Job. John B


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 09:45 AM

Alan! wow! Thanks for the invaluable resource! You are an exceptional contributor.


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: GMT
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 11:49 AM

Sorry I was guest above. Didn't notice my cookie expired.
Once again. Great job fellas.

Cheers
Gary


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 12:21 PM

Thank you so much. Like a lot of folks (I guess) my tattered copy hangs out in the bathroom. Now how the hell am I gonna get my computer in there?

Rick


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 03:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words, though in truth Alan did a great deal more work on this than I ever did.

I initially transcribed all the tunes in the book to midi for my own use - sight-reading not being my greatest strength. I'm please to share them with everyone's who's interested.

For anyone who owns the book, but has similar sight-reading limitations, I've put a zip file of all the tunes on my web site. Click here to download it (23k)

As Martin Carthy once described the book: "The single most important influence on the folk revival"

Ed


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Subject: RE: Penguin: COMPLETED
From: MMario
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM

a hearty "Well Done!" to you both! Thanks!


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