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Lyr Req: Anna Baddeley / Badley / Badeley

GUEST,ashley@ashleysworld.demon.co.uk 20 Aug 00 - 01:16 PM
Sorcha 21 Aug 00 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Liz J 22 Aug 00 - 03:25 AM
Sorcha 22 Aug 00 - 09:51 AM
Sorcha 22 Aug 00 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,Ashley 22 Aug 00 - 01:11 PM
Sorcha 22 Aug 00 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,Liz J 24 Aug 00 - 03:21 AM
Sorcha 25 Aug 00 - 12:59 AM
GUEST,Ashley 26 Aug 00 - 06:39 AM
Malcolm Douglas 26 Aug 00 - 09:27 PM
Sorcha 26 Aug 00 - 09:44 PM
GUEST,Liz J 29 Aug 00 - 03:37 AM
GUEST,Ashley 31 Aug 00 - 04:19 PM
Malcolm Douglas 31 Aug 00 - 09:19 PM
MMario 25 Mar 03 - 10:47 AM
Malcolm Douglas 27 Apr 03 - 10:37 AM
Cuff 28 Apr 03 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,David Magee 03 Dec 13 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,Roland Birchby 12 Apr 18 - 06:48 AM
GUEST,LynnH 12 Apr 18 - 01:37 PM
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Subject: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: GUEST,ashley@ashleysworld.demon.co.uk
Date: 20 Aug 00 - 01:16 PM

Anyone help me track down a song called "Anna Baddley" or maybe "The Fall Of Anna Baddley" or something like it?

I think it originated in Derbyshire, i seem to remember someone at a folk club singing it and saying so.

Hope someone out there can help,

Thanks,

Ashley


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 12:47 PM

Do you have any snippets of lyrics? What you have given us could be Anna, Anne, Ann, Annie, Baddley, Boddley, Ballad of, etc. I did find a Derbyshire Song book, but it did not list titles.


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: GUEST,Liz J
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 03:25 AM

Yes its from Derbyshire and I have a version on a tape of Mick Peat's band (the name of which escapes me). The chorus as far as I can remember goes: O lovely Anna Baddely The fairest of all Twas your pride and your beauty That caused your downfall.

Does this help?


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 09:51 AM

I'll go look some more with that, and get back to you.


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:05 AM

Liz, I am not having any luck at all on the web. Is there any possiblity you could transcribe the lyrics from your tape, and post them here? Thanks!


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Subject: Anna Baddley - THANKS FOLKS!
From: GUEST,Ashley
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 01:11 PM

Quite right Liz - Ahhh . . . that's the very chorus (takes me back into it now)

I think there's a verse about some event in the village, a fair or something, and all the other girls having someone to walk with or whatever but Anna goes alone since she doesn't think any of the blokes are worthy of her.

Failry standard folk song stuff, I suppose.

The guy who I heard sing it was a bloke called Pete Tomm who inhabits the Brown Cow folk club at Mansfield and sometimes plays in skiffle/comedy band Kick & Rush.

Anyway, I'd still appreciate all your help tracking down the song - which Mick Peat tape is it on? Where can I get it? etc. etc.

Thanks again folks, and keep searching.

Ashley


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 01:50 PM

I am trying to rope Bruce O. into this, he is one of the premier ballad collectors here, but I can't seem to PM him. I was sure he is a member........


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: GUEST,Liz J
Date: 24 Aug 00 - 03:21 AM

I think that particular tape is currently in the dark depths of my husband's car somewhere. I'll have a rummage this weekend. Liz


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 12:59 AM

Thursday eve, refresh and if Liz doesn't get them, I will e mail Bruce O.


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: GUEST,Ashley
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 06:39 AM

Thanks guys for all your efforts . . . .

Ain't it grand to have such nice people helping each other out?

Cheers,

Ashley


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 09:27 PM

I've been agonising about this one; I'm sure I've heard it, but for the life of me I can't remember where or when.  I'm reasonably certain, though, that it's a recent composition and not traditional.  1960s or '70s at a guess.  Where is Mick Peat when you need him?

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 09:44 PM

And Bruce O has NO clues either, come on Liz.......with a tune, hopefully.


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: GUEST,Liz J
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 03:37 AM

The dark depths of my husband's car must have swallowed up the tape - sorry. But he did remind me that Mick Peat's band at the time was called Rogues Gallery. I also think its a fairly recent composition about the legend surrounding Lover's Leap in Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire. That might help. Good luck and sorry my husband's car ate the tape. Liz


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANNA BADDLEY
From: GUEST,Ashley
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 04:19 PM

AT LAST!

I received the following email from
so it looks as if we were ALL right about the nits we remembered :)

Bryn's email went:

"I believe that this is a Derbyshire song, as when I did a search for Stony Middleton it turned out to be a Derbyshire village!

The lyrics are as follows, but I'm not sure of the spelling of Anna Baddelly as I transcribed it from a tape (singer unknown)


Pretty Anna Baddelly was the fairest young maid
All the girls in Stony Middleton they walked in her shade
Many young men came a-courting her but of them she knew none
And they said that Anna Baddelly had a heart made of stone

Oh Lovely Anna Baddelly the fairest of all
'Twas your pride and your beauty that proved your downfall

But one of the suitors he would not cease to try
And he often attempted to try catch Anna's eye
'Til he passed by her window one morning so clear
And she said to him "Good morning sweet William my dear"

Now William courted Anna for the best part of a year
And arm in arm like cupids to the world they'd appear
'Til young William lost interest and he would not say why
Which left her broken hearted for to weep and to cry

Oh Lovely Anna Baddelly the fairest of all
'Twas your pride and your beauty that proved your downfall

Now Anna's life was nothing now without the love of her man
Every time she tried to see him he turned and he ran
So this young girl went walking and grievously wept
From the cliff over Stony Middleton broken hearted she leapt

Oh Lovely Anna Baddelly the fairest of all
'Twas your pride and your beauty that proved your downfall

But the fates they were against her even in her last hour
As she fell she struck a thorny bush and she landed in a bower
Then the villagers came and found her and carried her home
Where she died two years later unloved and alone

Oh Lovely Anna Baddelly the fairest of all
'Twas your pride and your beauty that proved your downfall

Oh Lovely Anna Baddelly the fairest of all
'Twas your pride and your beauty that proved your downfall
^^
Best wishes

Bryn"

Thanks to ALL of you

:)

Ashley


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 09:19 PM

Yes... a recent composition.  Does anybody know who wrote it, and to what tune?

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: MMario
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 10:47 AM

tune still missing


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 10:37 AM

You could try asking Mick Peat about it. He can be contacted via Radio Derby:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/music/folkwaves/programme.shtml

Even if he can't help directly with the tune, he should be able to provide the proper writer[s] credits.


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Subject: RE: Song Search: 'Anna Baddley'
From: Cuff
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 08:31 AM

I have a very old cassette copy of Anna Badderley recorded from "Folk on 2" back in the 80's.
If you wish I'll try and do an MP3 copy for you.

Cuff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anna Baddeley / Badley / Badeley
From: GUEST,David Magee
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 02:04 PM

10 years and 8 months later......., is this some sort of record?, i have a copy of this by (i think) the Ripley Wayfarers. Truely beautiful song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anna Baddeley / Badley / Badeley
From: GUEST,Roland Birchby
Date: 12 Apr 18 - 06:48 AM

Another 5 years on;have just spotted your request for lyrics,which you now have to hand; Mick Peates band was "The Ripley Wayfarers" and the song appears on a 1985 album entitled "Down the Road". (Singabout record label SIN 001) -apparently it's a true story,the only deviation in the song refers to the ill-fated Anna landing in a "Thorny Bush",whereas apparently she landed in a saw -pit ( which probably doesn't scan !).
Maybe some further information in the Stoney Middleton archives.Trust this is of interest-years have rolled on-album must be long deleted ; best of luck if you're still trying to find a copy.
Hope this is helpful.
Regards,
Roland Birchby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anna Baddeley / Badley / Badeley
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 12 Apr 18 - 01:37 PM

Hannah Baddeley from Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, the first known base-jumper, who landed seemingly unhurt in a sawing pit. I put her into song over 40 years ago but I've never sung it in a UK folk club because I left the country way back in 1980 and, in any case, I was never well known enough to record it.
I'm going to have to find a way to unload my songs on the unsuspecting UK folk public, and not just my Derbyshire songs!


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