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Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley

Lena 18 Jul 00 - 01:27 PM
Malcolm Douglas 18 Jul 00 - 01:47 PM
Malcolm Douglas 18 Jul 00 - 01:50 PM
Liz the Squeak 18 Jul 00 - 04:17 PM
Liz the Squeak 19 Jul 00 - 04:17 AM
GeorgeH 19 Jul 00 - 05:51 AM
Callie 19 Jul 00 - 10:28 AM
Liz the Squeak 19 Jul 00 - 03:31 PM
Lena 20 Jul 00 - 01:58 AM
Liz the Squeak 20 Jul 00 - 02:29 AM
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Lena 26 Jul 00 - 04:41 AM
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Subject: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Lena
Date: 18 Jul 00 - 01:27 PM

Ok,there's another thread. A couple of months ago we had the extreme luck to have Roy Bayley performing at the Australian National Folk Festival.

Among songs he played,there were two I would like to track back somehow. I'm pretty sure they weren't his.

One Was the song of a soldier. He performed it with the Fagans(australian made family)and Nancy Kerr(familiar to UK fellows)

The last bit went sort of:

The enemy is on the other side/ Wherever you draw the line/ The enemy is the ruling class / Who draws the bloody line/

Not for me/ One,two,three,four/ Not for me,not anymore/

The other one was the song of a Whale,who wakes up one morning to find her companion dead. The refrain was: My soul has been thorn apart/ and I am bleeding/ My heart has been raped/ and I am crying/ all beauty around me/ and I am screaming/ I'm the last of the great whales/ and I am dying// He sang it in the morning,making me cry on my cornflakes. Anyone who could help?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 18 Jul 00 - 01:47 PM

The second song is The Last Leviathan; the lyrics are on a current thread:  

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 18 Jul 00 - 01:50 PM

Whoops, messed up that link!  This is the real one:  The Last Leviathan

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Jul 00 - 04:17 PM

The first one is on a cassette called The writing on the wall, with Tony Benn, but the name escapes me. I think it is the one about a soldier who deserted in mid campaign, due to concientious objections. The title of the song is the name of the soldier, but as I'm supposed to be up a step ladder painting the window frame at the moment, I can't help you. I'll see what I can find when I get down.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:17 AM

I will do it, I promise, but I'm still painting the bedroom, got to the wall behind the computer unit so will have to be offline for a day. I'll post later tonight (UK time).

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: GeorgeH
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 05:51 AM

Ballad of Vic (?) Williams.

Went AWOL during the Gulf War, returned to his unit at the end of the conflict. Gaoled in a classic British miscarriage of justice (apart from anything else the conflict was unlawful, since the UN was acting in clear violation of its own charter). And as I recall there was a further furore when Amnesty International adopted him as a Prisoner of Conscience.

Roy has also recorded it on CD, I think, but I can't find it on his web site:

http://www.stirrings.co.uk/folkzone/artistes/roybailey/index.html

My guess is that it's a Robb Johnson song.

G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Callie
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 10:28 AM

You saw that concert too? Great wasn't it? Sandra Kerr was absolutely amazing!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 03:31 PM

That's the one, still can't find it, been busy rewiring the house! Well it was really just putting the computer back together again, but as it involved 6 mains plugs, 7 pieces of equipment and cutting a hole in the table, it took longer than I thought.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Lena
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 01:58 AM

That's fine Liz,first fix the house before winter comes over... Then I'll be right here waiting for the answer... Lena


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 02:29 AM

Winter? We're still waiting for Spring!!

Hopefully later tonight....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: GeorgeH
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 05:00 AM

OK, I got it right . . Bailey recorded it on the wonderful (if somewhat uneven) Band of Hope CD "Rythm and Reds", which I think is still available. (Band of Hope were Bailey, Carthy, Swarbrick, Kirkpatrick and Stephan Hannigan). And it IS by Robb Johnson, who's nowhere near as well known as a song writer as he deserves to be.

The CD sleeve has the words but no notes . . were you actually asking for the lyrics; if so I'll try to bring them in tomorrow.

G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Lena
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 06:38 AM

"Rythm and Reds"?!(Goodness me,I'll never find it here in Oz...it'n not even available at the shop...I'll have to go to England!)Was there some sort of radical/socialist idea shaping this album?! Yes,I remember now Roy mentioning the band. I love this sort of ballads. Thank you all,you made the girl happy. (You're still waiting for spring,Liz?!Are you in Greenland or are you one of those antipodeans walking on their hands - coz'this is what I thought of South Emisph.as a european kid)?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: GeorgeH
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 07:11 AM

Yup, I'd say there's some sort of radical/socialist idea shaping most of what Roy does (actually, I thought that was also true of the Fagans - and sorry in advance if I've got the spelling of their surname wrong). It does set out to be a "political" album. Martin Carthy is also overtly radical/socialist; Kirkpatrick and Swarb seem less overtly so.

I think Suzanne may already have the lyrics of "Vic Williams" on her web site . . but I've lost my link to it.

I'll try to post the track listing.

G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Lena
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 11:22 AM

They sound pretty much like-and I confess I love protest/political/bloody be aware/etc folk.After all.England was first on Industrial Revolution ,therefore first on socialism and blah blah...but the "Red" thing got me surprised anyway! I'd love to have those lyrics,but there is no rush - I'm going off technology for a week,I would have to train koockaburras(damn it,how do they spell it?!) to fly messages around to get in touch with mudcatters...!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 05:41 PM

Pointless training the kukabaras, they only laugh at you.

Tape has mysteriously vanished, I blame the cable fairies - you know the ones, you store your speaker/mike/headphone cables neatly and overnight someone turns them to black spaghetti....

Can someone direct me to real life please, my reality check has bounced....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 06:24 PM

The Ballad of Vic Williams should be under this one, unless some eager so and so posts in between....

Found it in the music book cupboard, along with a few others that have been gone too long.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 20 Jul 00 - 10:45 PM

Lena, Believe it or not, even in Blair's Britain there are still one or two of us alive who are, or have been, Commies. I'm surprised the Yanks still trade with us. *BG* Delighted to hear that the estimable Roy Bailey has carried the message so far south. And what a voice!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Jul 00 - 02:03 AM

In Blair's Britain there are more and more "commies" every day - otherwise how else would the great Red Ken become Mayor of London?!

I'm proud that the only politician who has kissed my baby was the even greater Tony Benn himself.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: GeorgeH
Date: 21 Jul 00 - 05:46 AM

Here's the track listing for "Rhythm and Reds". Good political stuff. Although I find the openining instrumental medly pretty ordinary (apart from its final modulation, which is really naff . . )

1. Nonesuch/Cheshire Rounds/Lancashire Hornpipe (Instrumental)/Boxing Day (Robb Johnson)

2. If they come in the morning (Jack Warshaw)

3. See it come down (John Pole - he of "The Internet Song)

4. The Ballad of Vic Williams (Robb Johnson)

5. Blood Brother (Tom Robinson)

6. Send me back to Georgia (Si Kahn)

7. Carthy's March/The Lemmon Tree (D Swarbrick) (Instrumental(

8. Who reaps the profit? Who pays the price? (Leon Rosselson)

9. Nottingham Captain (Bill Prince)

10. The last ploughshare (John Connolly)

11. Hard time of Old England (Trad + additional words by Band of Hope)

The parallels between "Vic Williams" and "Georgia" are fascinating in themselves.

It's on MusicFolk MPCD512.

G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Lena
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 04:41 AM

Is Nonesuch that tune from Playford(I've been whistleing it all week...) Liz,Koockaburras might laugh but I'm happy to announce the presence of swallows in the valley. And bees and insects and parfumed wind in the night.Could it be Spring?!I'm glad for your baby,they grow very healthy in that way. Fionn,thanks for raising my appreciation of UK. Callie,didya see the sessions at the wine bar,with Sandra Kerr,her daughter,Roy,Martin Pearson,Jhon Thompson etc...?!I never laughed so much. Ah,sooooo good to be back... Lena


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 05:31 PM

Did you find Vic Williams in the end? I've been playing it to death on the tube and getting funny looks when I sing along, especially as I was in pinstripe suit today..... not very commie was it!! Revolution from within, that's my excuse!12

Summer was here last week, this week is cloudy. Ha, guess who was on holiday last week!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Lena
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 04:17 AM

No,Liz,I didn't get it yet.I'm still hoping. If not,i'll have to wait until my next jump in Europe to go an look for the cd which sounds archaic in our net-like present time... hope your house-shake-smoothie is all fine now!!! Lena


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 04:59 AM

Do a thread refresh for Vic Williams, I put it in as lyr add a couple of days ago. I'll do the same here, between us, we should be able get it back.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: GUEST,TerryM
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 01:33 PM

If you are still looking for the Vic Williams tune, or words/lyrics please let me know, I have a copy of the song, and the rest of Rhythm and Reds


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Something after Roy Bayley
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 04:11 PM

Words already posted on the forum thanks Terry, at Lyr Add: Ballad of Vic Williams


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Subject: Chords Add: BALLAD OF VIC WILLIAMS (Robb Johnson)
From: GUEST,Brought up on Bailey
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 02:14 PM

A little late but better than never I suppose...
I've been searching for the chords to this for years and cannot find them anywhere. after a lot of trial and error i've finally worked out something close on guitar:

Em          G                     D
My name it is Vic williams I was a soldier to the Queen
Em          G                   D
I joined up to defend me country in my teens
       C                  D             G                  F#
not to do whatever they tell you to, wherever they draw the line
       Em                  G          D      F#      D
For the ruling class in Ulster or the capital on the Rhine
            C    D    G       F#
not for me one, two, three, four
Em
Not for me not any more.


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