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Origins: The Death of Parker/Poor Parker

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GUEST,Simon R 25 Oct 00 - 12:12 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 25 Oct 00 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 25 Oct 00 - 04:02 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 25 Oct 00 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 25 Oct 00 - 05:04 PM
Malcolm Douglas 25 Oct 00 - 08:03 PM
Malcolm Douglas 25 Oct 00 - 08:14 PM
MMario 10 Sep 03 - 10:40 AM
Gavin Atkin 03 Oct 12 - 10:01 AM
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Subject: The Death of Parker
From: GUEST,Simon R
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 12:12 PM

Can anyone help with the tune for this sad tale of a sailor poorly treated?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Death of Parker
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 03:25 PM

Steve Roud's folksong index lists numerous broadside copies, none of which contain a tune direction. I can only find 1 on the Bodley Ballads website (use 'Parker'. other keywords from the 1st line don't work).

Verions with traditional tunes are in Baring-Gould's 'Songs of the West', 1905 edition; JFSS, 1930; and Frank Purslow's 'The Wanton Seed'.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Death of Parker
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 04:02 PM

Use BROWSE on the Bodley Ballads website to turn up numerous copies of "Death of Parker". The song evidently had its own tune, because "Sarah Gale's Lament" was to be sung to the tune "Death of Parker".


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Subject: Tune Add: THE DEATH OF PARKER
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 04:35 PM

X:1
T:The Death of Parker
S:Frank Purslow's 'Wanton Seed'
N:Collected by Dr. G. Gardiner from W. Rundle, St Merryn,
N:Wadebridge, Cornwall, May 1905
Q:1/4=120
M:3/4
K:G
D|G2G|B2B|c2c|(dB)G|B2G|EEC|D2D|G3|\
G2G|B2B|c2c|dBG|B2G|E2C|D2D|G3|\
c2c|c2A|B2c|(dB)G|GGG|c2c|(AB)c|d2d|\
dBG|(GA)B|c2A|FED|B2G|E2C|(DE)F|G3||\
"Chor"c2c|c2A|B2c|(dB)G|G2G|c2c|(AB)c|d2d|\
dBG|(GA)B|c2A|FED|B2G|E2C|(DE)F|G3||]



corrected as per following post - joeclone


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Death of Parker
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 05:04 PM

Sorry, I seems to have missed a line break after 'St. Merryn,' and the N: following should start the next line.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Death of Parker
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 08:03 PM

I posted the song back in August; here it is:  Death of Parker

It's always a good plan to have a look round before posting a request for lyrics; there is a search facility on the main Forum page which works rather well nowadays.  The FAQ thread at the top of the Forum page will give you a lot of useful tips, too; have a look at it.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Death of Parker
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Oct 00 - 08:14 PM

On reflection, it occurs to me that you may in any case have done that, and probably already have the text;in which event, my apologies.  I sent a midi of the tune (the same one Bruce gives above in abc format) to the  Mudcat midi page   some while ago, but it hasn't appeared there yet, probably because Alan -who runs it- has been sent hundreds of the things recently, and can't do everything all at once.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Death of Parker
From: MMario
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 10:40 AM

refresh


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Subject: The Death of Parker
From: Gavin Atkin
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 10:01 AM

Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison sing and play their version of the broadside ballad The Death of Parker. I think the background's worth reading too...

http://intheboatshed.net/2012/10/03/the-death-of-richard-parker-leader-of-the-no

Gavin


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