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lyr/tune ADD: Harvest Home (Another)

John in Brisbane 20 Dec 00 - 11:08 PM
MMario 20 Dec 00 - 11:11 PM
MMario 21 Dec 00 - 09:47 AM
Nigel Parsons 30 Aug 09 - 10:22 PM
Jim Dixon 02 Sep 09 - 06:30 AM
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Subject: LYR/TUNE ADD: Harvest Home (Another)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:08 PM

No this is not the well known hornpipe, but another song altogether. There has been at least one other set of lyrics contributed here in the past. I'll be posting the MIDI score to MMario.

Regards, John

HARVEST HOME

Our oats they are hoed, and our barley's reaped,
Our hay it is mowed, and our hovels heaped.
Come, boys, come, come, boys, come,
And merrily roar out Harvest Home!
Chorus Harvest Home! Harvest Home!
We'll merrily roar out Harvest Home!

We've cheated the parson, we'll cheat him again,
For why should the blockhead have one in ten?
One in ten; one in ten;
For why should the blockhead have one in ten?
Chorus One in ten, etc.

For preaching while dinner is cold and hot,
And pudding and dumpling are burnt to the pot?
Burnt to pot, burnt to pot,
And pudding and dumpling are burnt to the pot?
Chorus Burnt to pot, etc.

We'll drink off our liquor while we can stand,
And hey for the honour of Old England!
Old England, Old England;
And hey for the honour of Old England!
Chorus Old England, etc.

From the opera King Arthur, 1691, by Henry Purcell and John Dryden. This version of the words is from V. Sandys' Festive Songs, 1856.


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Subject: RE: LYR/TUNE ADD: Harvest Home (Another)
From: MMario
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:11 PM

heh-heh! can't wait for this one!


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Subject: RE: LYR/TUNE ADD: Harvest Home (Another)
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:47 AM

midi forwarded to Alan of Oz; NWC file sent to Joe Offer to Forward to Dickg; and here is the miditxt!

MIDI file: harhome.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Harvest_Home
Text: Generated by NoteWorthy Composer
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Eb
TimeSig: 6/8 24 8
Start
0480 1 58 110 0094 0 58 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 58 110 0094 0 58 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 60 110 0000 1 68 110 0094 0 60 000 0000 0 68 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 63 110 0000 1 70 110 0094 0 63 000 0000 0 70 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0000 1 70 110 0160 0 62 000 0000 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0000 1 70 110 0160 0 63 000 0000 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 63 110 0000 1 72 110 0160 0 63 000 0000 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 63 110 0000 1 75 110 0094 0 63 000 0000 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 58 110 0000 1 63 110 0000 1 70 110 0094 0 58 000 0000 0 63 000 0000 0 70 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0000 1 70 110 0160 0 62 000 0000 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0000 1 70 110 0160 0 63 000 0000 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 63 110 0000 1 72 110 0160 0 63 000 0000 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 63 110 0000 1 75 110 0094 0 63 000 0000 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 58 110 0000 1 63 110 0000 1 70 110 0094 0 58 000 0000 0 63 000 0000 0 70 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0000 1 70 110 0160 0 62 000 0000 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Harvest_Home
M:6/8
Q:1/4=120
K:Eb
B,6|EFGFDB,|E2FG2G|CABcEBGE|DB2GE3|EB2GB3|
Ec2Ac2d|EedcB,EBGE|DB2GE3|EB2GB3|Ec2Ac2d|
EedcB,EBGE|DB2GE21/8||


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Subject: RE: LYR/TUNE ADD: Harvest Home (Another)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 10:22 PM

Slight variations from The Oxford School Music Books (Senior Book 2) by Roger Fiske & J.P.B.Dobbs published 1956 (where it can be found in key of 'F' in 6/8 time)

HARVEST HOME

Our oats they are hoed, and our barley's reaped,
Our hay it is mowed, and our hovels heaped.
Come, boys, come; Come, boys, come,
And merrily roar out Harvest Home!
Chorus Come, boys, come; Come, boys, come,
And merrily roar out Harvest Home!



We've cheated the parson, we'll cheat him again,
For why should the vicar have one in ten?
One in ten; one in ten;
For why should the vicar have one in ten?
Chorus One in ten, etc.


For staying while dinner is cold and hot,
And pudding and dumpling are burnt to pot?
Burnt to pot, burnt to pot,
And pudding and dumpling are burnt to pot?
Chorus Burnt to pot, etc.


We'll drink off our dinner while we can stand,
And hey for the honour of Old England!
Old England, Old England;
And hey for the honour of Old England!
Chorus Old England, etc.


From the opera King Arthur, 1691, by Henry Purcell and John Dryden. This version of the words is from V. Sandys' Festive Songs, 1856.


It is possible that a combination of the two versions would best be considered. While the version I quote seems to Bowdlerise the text, the former version is inconsistent in the lines of the first chorus replacing "And merrily" with "We'll merrily"

Also the tune seems a little different (not that I 'know' ABC, If anyome wants a 'scan' of the stave notaion to compare/add ABC, let me know by PM please)

Nigel Parsons


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARVEST HOME (from John Dryden)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 06:30 AM

Here's how the song appears in "King Arthur", Act V, Scene 1, in The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Vol. VIII (London: William Miller, 1808), page 174:


Enter COMUS, with three Peasants, who sing the following Song in Parts.

Com. Your hay it is mow'd, and your corn is reaped;
Your barns will be full, and your hovels heaped:
Come, my boys, come;
Come, my boys, come;
And merrily roar out harvest home;
Harvest home,
Harvest home;
And merrily roar out harvest home.


Chor. Come, my boys, come, &c.

1 Man. We ha' cheated the parson, we'll cheat him again,
For why should a blockhead ha' one in ten?
One in ten,
One in ten;
For why should a blockhead ha' one in ten?


2 Man. For prating so long like a book-learned sot,
Till pudding and dumpling burn to pot,
Burn to pot,
Burn to pot;
Till pudding and dumpling burn to pot.


Chor. Burn to pot, &c.

3 Man. We'll toss off our ale till we cannot stand,
And hoigh for the honour of old England:
Old England,
Old England;
And hoigh for the honour of old England.


Chor. Old England, &c.

[The Dance varied into a round Country-dance.


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Subject: RE: lyr/tune ADD: Harvest Home (Another)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 06:57 AM

The sheet music, arranged for one voice and piano, can also be found in Grammar School Songs: A Collection of Songs for Fun and Fancy by Charles Hubert Farnsworth (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917), page 5.


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