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Origin: The Hermit

Hawker 01 Feb 01 - 05:43 PM
Zebedee 01 Feb 01 - 06:53 PM
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Snuffy 01 Feb 01 - 07:42 PM
MMario 01 Feb 01 - 07:56 PM
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Bill D 01 Feb 01 - 08:55 PM
GUEST,Murray on Salt Spring 02 Feb 01 - 01:47 AM
Hawker 02 Feb 01 - 12:29 PM
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Hawker 02 Feb 01 - 06:49 PM
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GUEST,hungryjoe 19 Jun 12 - 05:50 PM
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Subject: The Hermit
From: Hawker
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:43 PM

Hi, I have the words and tune for the song 'The Hermit' what I do not have is info on who wrote it - anybody know the answer? Thanks in hope.....(wherever that is!) Hawks


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Zebedee
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 06:53 PM

Any chance of posting a few of the lyrics?

Given that most seach engines ignore 'the' I can only search by 'hermit'

That makes the needle in the haystack seem easy to find.

Ed


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 06:57 PM

(Herman?) duckingandrunning.............


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Hawker
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 07:06 PM

I got the words off the database here on Mudcat - Try: THE HERMIT


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 07:42 PM

Hawker,

You say you've got the tune to the Hermit? That's one of the ones we're missing in the DT. Any chance you can post it - Mmario will love you for ever! Almost any format will do - abc, midi, gif, NWC file, tape or photocopy through the post. You name it, we'll take it!

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: MMario
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 07:56 PM

yes! I have arrived, now other people are doing my begging for me!


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 07:57 PM

For a different version of the story of the hermit and the beautiful maiden see this thread about the Glendalough Saint. It also gives some useful background information about St Kevin (not our own McGrath!)


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 08:55 PM

you ever sing the bawdy song "Roll Your Leg Over?" thats the basic tune to the Hermit


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: GUEST,Murray on Salt Spring
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 01:47 AM

The words are evidently by the notorious Canadian, Oscar Brand, and the tune is that of "Roll Your Leg Over".


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Hawker
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 12:29 PM

Snuffy, I am new to this electronic gadgetry molarky, when I get a little more confident, I will be able to do these things - sadly I am an aural singer - I don't do dots - so it will have to be a tape methinks. See wot I can do. Incidentally many years ago when I were a lass, an ex- boyfreind of mine had a really cute pet rabbit called snuffy! Sorry! Hawks


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:42 PM

Where are you, Hawks? I'm in England and Mmario is in the States. So wherever it's easiest.

Seems like we'll kill two birds with one stone, 'cos "Roll Your Leg Over" is also on the Missing Tunes List.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Hawker
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 06:49 PM

Snuffy, Sorry I didn't get back sooner, Just been out to a Guy Fawkes Party....... Yes I KNOW IT'S February.... but they are a little slower with everything down here in Cornwall! UK it is.......Have you heard of Cool Speak? It's like e-mail, but you can send sound messages, I sent a song I wrote to a singer who wanted to use it this way, the sound is not exactly studio standard, butit's good enough. Perhaps that could be one way of getting it on the DT..... where would I send it? Hawks


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: Snuffy
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 06:16 AM

Sorry, I've not heard of Coolspeak, but it sounds like just the thing. I'll send you a personal message and we can sort it out there.


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: bill\sables
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 08:17 AM

Snuffy I am in the UK and I know the tune for Hermit I have been singing it since the 60s Send me a PM with your Phone No and I will sing it to you,
Bill


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: DonMeixner
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:30 PM

Are we discussing.....

"A Hermit there was who lived in a dell,

I swear tis the truth of this story I tell,

My grandfather's grandfather knew him quite well,

This Hermit"

Don


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: bill\sables
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 08:04 PM

I Think so Don, that is the one I know. Bill


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Subject: RE: Help: The Hermit
From: DonMeixner
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 06:52 PM

Some place I pulled this up on line about a month ago. I probably used the Lycos search or AOL serch engine but I recall I had no trouble finding it.

Don


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Subject: RE: Origin: The Hermit
From: GUEST,hungryjoe
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 05:50 PM

I know all the lyrics to The Hermit. What I don't know is how old this thread is.


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Subject: RE: Origin: The Hermit
From: tritoneman
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 05:53 PM

Steve Benbow used to sing 'The Hermit'. I think I've still got a recording of it somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Origin: The Hermit
From: GUEST,hungryjoe
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 06:04 PM

I'll give you this much... if you want the rest, you'll need to let me know there's still an interest.

(Word for word from an Oscar Brand LP):

And now of a hermit, a tale I will tell
Who lived all alone way down in a dell
My grandfather's grandfather knew him quite well,
This hermit. (4 rising banjo notes)

He lived all alone by the side of the lake
Concoctions and herbs for his food he would take,
And not but of fish would the good man partake
Of Friday. (4 rising banjo notes)

Now to ordin'ry mortals his portals he'd close,
Once a year he'd bathe his body and clothes
How the lake stood it, the Lord only knows,
And he wn


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Subject: RE: Origin: The Hermit
From: GUEST,hungryjoe
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 06:13 PM

I'll give you this much... if you want the rest, you'll need to let me know there's still an interest.

(Word for word from an Oscar Brand LP):

And now of a hermit, a tale I will tell
Who lived all alone way down in a dell
My grandfather's grandfather knew him quite well,
This hermit. (4 rising banjo notes)

He lived all alone by the side of the lake
Concoctions and herbs for his food he would take,
And not but of fish would the good man partake
Of Friday. (4 rising banjo notes)

Now to ordin'ry mortals his portals he'd close,
Once a year he'd bathe his body and clothes
How the lake stood it, the Lord only knows,
And he won't tell. (4 rising banjo notes)


Full lyrics upon request. Even the part where the pretty girls show up while he is bathing naked.

(And FYI I have other Oscar Brand lyrics should anyone want them.)


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Subject: RE: Origin: The Hermit
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 06:39 PM

I 'collected' (Stole) this from a mate in Singapore in 1969 , so now I can attribute it to Oscar Brand ! Though my lyrics do vary slightly ( The Folk Process) it IS the same song .


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