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Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn

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CAPTAIN HANLEY AND SWEET MAZIE
CAPTAIN WEDDERBURN'S COURTSHIP
THREE DISHES AND SIX QUESTIONS


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Nailer 28 Nov 99 - 10:15 PM
28 Nov 99 - 10:49 PM
raredance 28 Nov 99 - 11:40 PM
GUEST,parsons3@slb.com 23 Jan 01 - 12:11 PM
Zebedee 23 Jan 01 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Les Brown 23 Jan 01 - 01:58 PM
Sorcha 23 Jan 01 - 02:03 PM
GUEST,steve metz ... Vaderk2k@cs.com 24 Feb 02 - 09:15 PM
Malcolm Douglas 24 Feb 02 - 09:27 PM
masato sakurai 24 Feb 02 - 09:39 PM
GUEST,John 24 Feb 02 - 09:53 PM
Richie 09 Feb 12 - 08:14 AM
Richie 09 Feb 12 - 09:24 AM
GUEST,999 09 Feb 12 - 09:47 AM
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Subject: A Folksong, Captain Woodstock
From: Nailer
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 10:15 PM

Some lyrics in my head for years.... I went riding one Sunday Morning down my shady lane, I met with Captain Woodstock the keeper of the game.

Additional lyrics about chickens with no bones, cheeries without stones and a bird without a gall. I heard this song in the sixties and could have sworn it was sung by Ian and Sylvia Tyson but find no reference in any archive I've searched.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Folksong, Captain Woodstock
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Date: 28 Nov 99 - 10:49 PM

Child #46. Wedderburn in DT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Folksong, Captain Woodstock
From: raredance
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:40 PM

Ian & Sylvia recorded a version called "Captain Woodstock's Courtship" on their "Northern Journey" album for Vanguard.

rich r


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Subject: Captain Wedderburn
From: GUEST,parsons3@slb.com
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 12:11 PM

I found lyrics on Mudcat for this ancient song, but they're in Old English or something. I'm looking for a modernized interpretation of these lyrics. I know Great Big Sea has done a verion of it.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: Zebedee
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 01:19 PM

A more recent version can be found here

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: GUEST,Les Brown
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 01:58 PM

The version I sing is similar to the one linked by Zebedee, but to a totaly different tune. The lyrics I got from 'The Seeds Of Love'compiled by Stephen Sedley published in 1967 by TRO ESSEX MUSIC and the E.F.D.S.S. Which states 'The present text has been condensed from Child's first two sets(no 46)'there is also further reference as to the origins of some of the verses. As for the tune I can't remember who I cribed it off. Why try and 'modernise' a great song? (who are Great Big Sea)?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 02:03 PM

Pedantry here: The one in the DT is NOT Old English, it's just Scots dialect, and not that difficult.....


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Subject: captain wedderburn
From: GUEST,steve metz ... Vaderk2k@cs.com
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 09:15 PM

Im looking for a version of a song called Captain Wedderburn, where in the title he is asked to answer 6 qustions an one of them is what is rounder then a ring.. anyone know the answer? If can help please post or email me at vaderk2k@cs.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: captain wedderburn
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 09:27 PM

What you need to do is type wedderburn into the very useful "Digitrad and Forum Search", which you will find on the main Forum page; it searches the Digital Tradition database and the Mudcat Forum.  The first reference you will see in the Forum section of the results you will get is a set containing six questions, including the one you mention.  Easy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: captain wedderburn
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 09:39 PM

If you want all the versions in the Child collection, CLICK HERE (note: a very long page, requiring nearly 3.4MB), and scroll down to "Child 46: Captain Wedderburn's Courtship".

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: captain wedderburn
From: GUEST,John
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 09:53 PM

It's also found in Dan Milner's excellent songbook "Songs Of England,Ireland&Scotland-A Bonnie Bunch Of Roses". I recently ordered it from Elderly Instruments. Online resources are great, but there is still something special about a book in hand. John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: Richie
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 08:14 AM

Hi,

Is "bonny Girzie Sinclair," the Laird of Roslin's daughter, a documented person?


When did the Girzie Sinclair name/lyric appear associated with Captain Wedderburn?

TY

Richie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: Richie
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 09:24 AM

Here's more info:

Child remarks: There were, no doubt, Grissels enough in the very distinguished family of the Sinclairs of Roslin to furnish one for this ballad. I see two mentioned among the Sinclairs of Herdmanstoun. Even a Wedderburn connection, as I am informed, is not absolutely lacking. George Home of Wedderburn († 1497), married the eldest daughter of John Sinclair of Herdmanstoun: Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, ed. Wood, 1813, II, 174.

Grissel or Girzie?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 09:47 AM

Name this child: a dictionary of English (and American) Christian ...
        
books.google.ca

Eric Partridge - 1942 - 227 pages - Snippet view
'The Scots seem to have been peculiarly delighted with the lady Griselidis — and Grizell or Grisell acquired fresh honour with Lady Grisell Baillie. Grizzie or Girzie are the contractions,' Yonge.

GRISELIDIS. A variant of the preceding.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Captain Wedderburn
From: scouse
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 03:43 AM

Great version of the song by Tim Hart and Maddy Prior on their "Folk songs of old England." Vol, 2. Lp. from the late Sixties.
As Aye,
Phil,


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