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Subject: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 12:45 PM

Starting a new 'Additions' thread, since Part VIII was getting a bit long. So, put your tracer on this one for the next little while to submit songs to or check for new ones in The Mudcat Songbook.

There's another song by our Amergin in the Songbook this morning. And it's to one of my favourite tunes, too. Everyone please take a look at Come Ye Back, My Love, and sing away. Great lyrics, Amergin!

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 02:24 PM

GOD it is good to have our own Gaelic Goddess back!

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Micca
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 02:49 PM

How very true....Aine, My sweet, I have missed you.I have hardly written a Limerick while you were gone.....I have added lyrics to a couple of songs..( very extensively in one case) what is the ruling on adding them to the SB????


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 07:14 PM

Dear Micca has written na focail
"Send them in?," says he, biting his knuckle
"Ach mo chroí," says a chara
"You should and you oughta,"
"Be they happy or sad, breá or trucail!"

-- Áine (who's missed you mightily, and is wondering how's the garden this time of year...)


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 25 Feb 01 - 12:43 PM

Protest Neurosis!

(Tune To Be Determined)


Codwallop left of me, codwallop right!.
 Codwallop twisted from black into white.
 Codwallop passed on from parent to child,
 Thinking as muddy as crocs on the Nile.

 Rich with illogic, and rife with disparity;
 You'd think no-one ever learned thinking with clarity!
 Facts which aren't factual (none can assess them)
 Sins which aren't harmful (but folks still confess them.)

 Thinking so muddled it could lead to perdition,
 Romantic nonsense and pretend intuition;
 Jusifications, and logical flaws
 'Til you will swear that there oughta be laws!

 Blatant insanity, crazy but lawful;
 Newsprint reporters whose thinking is awful;
 Mixed up religions, and loony-bin teachers
 Folks center stage who should stay in the bleachers!

Demented morals and schemes to enforce them!
Psychotic hubbies and wives who divorce them!
Icons ridiculous, of gods who love peepees!
Neurotic housewives, dramatic and weepy!

Mad politicians, with schemes so self-serving!
Management plans which are veering and swerving!
Drool-bait for telly, and jail-bait for fun...
Welcome to Earth, the third rock from the sun!


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Feb 01 - 12:48 PM

Ok, here you go, Old Aine: click here


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 25 Feb 01 - 01:32 PM

Well, Ancient Amergin ;-) -- your beautiful, beautiful Silent Voices is now (proudly) installed in the Songbook. Thanks yet again for another excellent effort!

And my dear darlin' Bard of the Fam, your wonderful and ear-ticklin' Protest Neurosis! is also now in the Tome. This should be required therapy for drivers afflicted with road rage ;-) Don't get mad, get a song!

Hugs and snogs to you both, Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:08 PM

I just love it when we get new songs from new Mudcatters! Everybody say hello to The Crazy Bird -- and please go and enjoy two songs of his that I just put in the Songbook -- Hearts of Glory (in the Songs of Inspiration category) and Crazybird! (which explains where his Mudcat name comes from).

Looks like we've got another very talented songwriter in the family -- So, when does the party start? *BG*

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Sarah2
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 07:41 PM

Well, Aine, I do additional verses now and again, meself. For example, I like to get the sots singing along on "Molly Malone" about this time of year, but it's so short that it's over by the time they get really going on it. So I added a couple of verses...

These serve as verses 2 and 4:

She were dainty and lissome,
With a smile shy and winsome,
And about her hung the fragrance of salmon and roe,
As she danced her wheelbarrow
'Round the streets broad and narrow,
Crying, "Cockles and mussles, alive, alive-o!"

and...

All the lads would come courtin'
But Molly swore sportin'
Were better than a husband, bringin' worries and woe.
She said, "I'd rather me 'barrow
Make a bed neat and narrow,
'Midst me cockles and mussles, alive, alive-o!"

***

Ta,

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 10:44 AM

Here's another one by The Crazy Bird, who apparently can 'take wing' in the car on his way to work and come up with great stuff like My Cookie Is Corrupt!. I know there's lots of 'Catters who can 'relate' to this song, so go learn it right now!

Keep playing, singing and writing, Áine

(And I'm not ignoring Sarah2 - I sent her a PM with a question about her verses)


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 10:17 AM

Men get the blues, women see red

Men get the blues, women see red
They'll go a long way just to cut you dead
It's not what you thought, it's about what you said
Not what you do, it's what's in your head

Men stick to subject, women seldom do
What you know for a fact, ends up not being true
A different species, not a different point of view
While you're talking on the subject, she's talking about you

Men don't remember, women never forget
Those throwaway remarks, you'll learn to regret
Though built in clay, now in stone are set
Becomes stored dynamite and it's starting to sweat

Men get mad, women get even
Think you've got away with your deceiving?
Listens to your story, appears to be believing
When she's packed your bags and you're already leaving

Men know what they're saying, women know what men mean
It's one or the other, nowhere in between
They know where you're going and know where you've been
The all knowing, all seeing, all feeling female machine

Men learn to fight, women just know it
Brave warriors true, though they might not show it
Never strike above the belt but always below it
They choose the blows well, while men just 'blow it'

Men see a battle, women know it's a war
Know the terms of engagement and lay down the law
They're linesman and judge and they're keeping the score
We know we are beaten, ……….but still come back for more?

Roger Gall 2001


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: reggie miles
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 09:40 AM

Aine, I wasn't sure how to get you the stuff so I P Med them, about five songs, to you. Sorry if that was the wrong approach. It wasn't clear how or where I was to get them to you.


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 10:43 AM

Reggie, you can Pm them to her, email them to her, or just post them here....so you did right.


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 02:35 PM

Ok, here ya go (now watch and learn everyone...this is how you submit properly), Cranky Old Toothless Aine.....Brittany's Lullaby....

AmerginwhoisduckingcoveringhisheadwithhisarmsinattempttoprotecthimselffromthewrathoftheGaelicGoddess


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Aine
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 03:17 PM

Dear Reggie -- I got your songs, don't worry. I've got a bunch of stuff to post today, and I've got a couple of sick kids on my hands. They'll be up by this evening, I promise.

And Amergin - I'm blowing a great big sloppy raspberry in your general direction . . . keep it up and the cows will start flying over the battlements *BG*

-- Aine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: mousethief
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 05:06 PM

Aine, did you see my song in the UFO thread? blicky

Actually I've made some changes; shall I email it to you?

Alex


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 05:10 PM

Nope, mousethief, I didn't see it. Please email it to me with your changes, and I'll be glad to put it in the Book.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 05:39 PM

Whew! There are some great new songs in the Songbook this afternoon. There are just too many to comment on each one; but, you 'Catters just continue to amaze with your talent!

Brittany's Lullaby by Amergin

By reggie miles:
Homeless, Broke and Hungry
A Dilly of a Tale
Hell No To The WTO
Naturally Sweet
Blue Collar Blues

Molly Malone (with additional verses) by Sarah2

Llanfair by Liz the Squeak

AND

Men Get The Blues, Women See Red by The Shambles

And if I've left out or forgotten to put in a song you might have sent me, I'm terribly sorry -- Please, please send me a message or email or post here and let me know.

Well done, you wonderful writers! Keep 'em coming!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 09:33 PM

Hey, wotta gang. Wotta bunch of poets and hell-raising puredee talent!!! Oh -- don't forget "Protest Neurosis!" It's in there too.

love,

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 08:37 PM

Two more great songs are now in the Book. I Think We're Not Alone Now by mousethief (in the Thread Songs category) and Bright Red Rose by The Crazy Bird (in the Songs of Inspiration category). Check 'em out, 'Catters. Good stuff!!

Keep doing the Big '3', Áine

(And dear Amos, your song, "Protest Neurosis!" is in the Book - please see my post of 25-Feb-01 - 01:32 PM - Your ever-faithful GG)


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 09:25 PM

Well ya know how it is, Red... sometimes I is inspired, and sometimes I is as dumb as a bag of hammers....

Sorry.

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 08:47 PM

Good to see everyone. Aine did you get a chance to peruse the song book? Neil


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 11:50 PM

Solace

He sits alone upon the barstool
Thinking of the times that have gone
Memories of laughter and of sorrow
Are but flowers dancing on an empty lawn
He swallows whiskey to kill the pain
To deaden feelings stirred from his past
Feeling the tears leaden his heart
Finding his solace in a whiskey glass

Chorus:
And he hears the music roar around him
And the laughter ringing in his ears
And he's hiding the pain behind his eyes
And he's hiding the trickle of his tears

The barman asks, "Would you like another?"
And he answers, "Yes, that would be good."
He sits back waiting in the barstool
As he recalls the times from his childhood
His boyhood friends laugh in the summer
Swimming in the river as they splash and play
Now they all have their own families
Now they have all gone their seperate ways

Chorus:

Now he finds himself staring at the whiskey
As it swirls round the bottom of his glass
Now his eyes glaze over with his memories
As he feels that cold winter slowly pass
He remembers the colors of her hazel eyes
And the golden hair dripping down her face
Now she's left him to go back to her husband
While he sits alone in this crowded place

Chorus:

He lifts the glass up to his bearded lips
Feeling the liquor gently burn his throat
His fag burns lazily in the ashtray
And the voices around him begin to float
And he recalls the joking and laughter
Of his family in his young tender days
But now they have all left him behind
Now they sleep in a cold damp grave

Chorus:

Now he stands from his lonely barstool
And easily staggers through the door
He happily bids goodnight to the barman
Knowing tomorrow he'll be back for more
For the seasons are passing around him
As he deadens the sharp pain of his past
Pouring the liquor down his throat
Finding solace in a whiskey glass

Chorus:

Now he sits alone upon the barstool
Finding solace in a whiskey glass

Nathan Tompkins


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Mar 01 - 04:43 PM

Ok, Old Aine, here's another one....

Mood Swings

Happiness....

He stands before the audience
Reciting scattered rhymes
Leaning into the microphone
And his heart beating in time
A smile grows upon his face
As he steps back to his chair
His cheeks are glowing red
In the artificial glare
Nothing can ruin this day
Nothing can kill this joy
Nothing can bring him tears
For life is to be enjoyed

Anger....

Now he drives that empty road
Heading towards his home
The cold wind beats his face
And his mind begins to roam
Heat flows through his veins
As the anger rises to his head
Frozen fingers grip his skull
And he feels the ire spread
Nothing can bring him peace
Nothing can silence his screams
Nothing can ease the hatred
As he watches his headlights gleam

Sadness....

He steps into his sleeping house
And heads for his empty bed
Calling the three dogs to him
With a voice as broken as the dead
He lies alone upon the mattress
Tears float easliy to his eyes
As he feels a weight upon his back
And his body jolts with his cries
Nothing can make him laugh
Nothing can ease his pain
Nothing can make him smile
As he hears the splattering rain

Happiness....

He sits on his front porch
Laughing with the wind.......

Nathan Tompkins


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Kim C
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 04:41 PM

This was one I did last summer when we were all griping about it being hot--- I don't think it ever got in the Book. (I copied and pasted this from the old thread so if the line breaks don't work can a Little Elf fix it?)

Summertime In Tennessee

Well it's summertime in Tennessee
It's plenty hot enough for me
Gonna sing and dance and shout with glee
It's summertime in Tennessee

Well it's summertime in Nashville y'all
We didn't have no spring atall
That's just the way the seasons fall
So grab a beer and let's play ball

It's summertime in the South my friend
It feels like it won't ever end
That mercury hits a hundred and four
You're gonna drop to your knees and pray for snow
I might complain but I must say
I wouldn't have it any other way

When it's July in the Bible Belt
Do you reckon it gets hot as hell
I don't know but I've heard tell
We're in for a long dry spell

Well it's summertime in Tennesee
It's plenty hot enough for me
Gonna sing and dance and shout with glee
It's summertime in Tennessee

(Sugar, would you fix me a cold drink?) :)

c. 2000 Kim Feathers Caudell

line breaks fixed by mudelf


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 05:35 PM

Ooooh, you gotta see my "i came back as a peacock" song from the unofficial peacock II song challenge... Let's see if I can do that blicky thing:

Deadbird

Alex


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: GUEST,Needs to rest cookie Reggie Miles
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 01:14 PM

Aine, here's a little escapist ditty I started a long time ago but only recently completed with a third verse. A short, sweet, three chord, Hawaiian styled song with a single fantasy nonsense Hawaiian type word in the title and chorus. Can you guess which? Well I don't speak Hawaiian. I just hope I didn't inadvertently spell something too offensive. ;o)


Ahukahuba How 'Bout You?


Close your eyes and drift away,
to where the skies are blue and the palm trees sway.
Where the island folk sing and dance all day.
Ahukahuba how 'bout you?

I want to go where the bananas grow.
Where the accepted form of dress is wearing no clothes.
I want the sun in my eyes and the sand in my toes.
Ahukuhuba how 'bout you?

There's a place that I am yearning for.
Where a warm and gentle breeze blows by a tropical shore.
Where I won't have to work and worry no more.
Ahukahuba how 'bout you?


More to come, Reggie Miles


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 07:09 PM

From the Mir-falling-into-my-swimming-pool thread:

The Ship from Old Russky (Mir)

Alex


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 07:55 AM

I put one on another thread at the weekend -(Here's a link to it, to put in in context) I'd like it if it went in the Mudcat Songbook.

I wrote it a couple of years ago, when my wife's mother died. Last week (March 6th 2001)my brother Brian suddenly died over in Ireland, and I found myself remembering it as I walked up to his place, and I sang it in the pub after we buried him on Sunday. It seemed to fit him well.

I just sang the first two verses - the last one didn't seem necessary. (Maybe it might work better as a first verse, with the other two to follow.)

I've put it up on my website tonight, with chords, but no notes, - "Over the edge of the world".

Now you've left us behind and you've gone on your way,
over the edge of the world.
You left without warning with so much to say.
Are you just round the corner, or far far away?
Well, goodbye, and I hope I might see you some day,
over the edge of the world.
Now you've gone where nobody can find you,
over the edge of the world.
To follow a star, like the wise men of old,
to search for a treasure, far richer than gold,
and to find a great secret, can never be told,
over the edge of the world.

I'm watching and waiting and trying hard to see
over the edge of the world.
Now your prison is opened, and now you are free,
and that's how I always have known it must be.
And maybe now somewhere you're waiting for me,
over the edge of the world.
Now you've gone where nobody can find you,
over the edge of the world.
To follow a star, like the wise men of old,
to search for a treasure, far richer than gold,
and to find a great secret, can never be told,
over the edge of the world.

Well, I stood at the cross at the far end of town,
and it felt like the end of the world.
The cars and the lorries went round and around,
there were some headed up, there were some headed down -
but there's none of them headed for where you were bound,
over the edge of the world.
Now you've gone where nobody can find you,
over the edge of the world.
To follow a star, like the wise men of old,
to search for a treasure, far richer than gold,
and to find a great secret, can never be told,
over the edge of the world.


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 12:54 PM

Knowing that most of you have been keeping up with the continuing saga of the move to Moon on the Hill, I won't bother giving yet another excuse for my delay in posting y'alls songs. So, without further adieu, here are the latest, greatest, additions to the The Mudcat Songbook:

Solace and Mood Swings by Amergin

Summertime in Tennessee by Kim C

Deadbird and Ship from Old Russky (Mir) by mousethief

Ahukahuba How 'Bout You? by Reggie Miles

and the beautiful Over the Edge of the World by McGrath of Harlow

Keep up the good work, 'Catters -- you're the best!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 12:59 PM

Well, old Aine, I thought you were just tearing apart your house, hunting for your teeth.....


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 30 May 01 - 04:49 AM

This started as a joke between me and a friend...when I'm down she's doing great.....but when she's down I'm doing good....

I revel in your misery While you rejoice in mine When you cry I'm dancing When my tears fall you shine When your lips curl on down My head stands ever so high When my face coils into a scowl Your steps become airy and spry

And they say we were meant for each other It is a love that never will die I sing as I grip your hand tightly inside of mine Of our love as we stand together, together beneath the sky

I sit here and joke and laugh When I see that you are in pain You drink and point and smile When I take to the knife again I shout out halleluiah When I see you tying the knot You loudly praise the lord above When you see that I am distraught

Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:35 AM

I guess I forgot to do line breaks.....also see that i forgot a few other things also...title and whatnot....oh well...

Just Another Love Song

I revel in your misery
While you rejoice in mine
When you cry I'm dancing
When my tears fall you shine
When your lips curl on down
My head stands ever so high
When my face coils into a scowl
Your steps become airy and spry

chorus:
And they say we were meant for each other
It is a love that never will die
I sing as I grip your hand tightly inside of mine
Of our love as we stand together, together beneath the sky

I sit here and joke and laugh
When I see that you are in pain
You drink and point and smile
When I take to the knife again
I shout out halleluiah
When I see you tying the knot
You loudly praise the lord above
When you see that I am distraught

Chorus:

Nathan Tompkins


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 09:42 AM

There ya go, Amergin, your Just Another Love Song is now in the Songbook. Thanks for coming back to 'finish' it ;-)

-- Áine

(P.S. If anyone has sent me a song in the last couple of months, and I haven't put it in the Songbook, please post it again and/or remind me about it, and I'll post it 'posthaste'.)


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:46 PM

Hi, Aine
This relates to the foot and mouth outbreak here in the UK
Tune: Bonny at morn
Title : The Culling fields

No cows in the meadow, no lambs being born
The flames light the skyline from dusk until dawn.
(Repeat first two lines of each verse)

Chorus:
Sleepless at night, dreading the morn
The flames light the skyline from dusk until dawn.

The valley is silent, the farmyard is still
And only the smoke pallmoves on the far hill.

Marooned,in isolation, our hopes are all dashed
The work of generations is all turned to ash

New rules and regulations, when will they ever learn
They hinder our efforts at every turn

We're all laid idle, and where shall we turn
The lad cannot work and the lass cannot earn

line breaks fixed by mudelf


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:30 PM

Thanks, mudelf; always knew the little people were wonderful!


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:13 PM

Dear Willa, on behalf of the mudelf, you're welcome ;-)

Your moving song, The Culling Fields, has been added to the Songbook. Thank you so much for a great addition to the Tome -- I hope that we'll be seeing much more of your work!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 12:18 PM

I'm still in the process of 'catching up' with all the outstanding entries into the Songbook, so if you've sent in a song and you haven't seen it appear in the Book, please send it to me again and I'll be sure to get it posted ASAP. Thanks to all you wonderful 'Cats for being patient with me these last couple of months -- and keep playing, singing and writing!!

The latest (and late) additions to the Songbook are Mary's Knocking Shop and Rosie Again, both by KingBrilliant. KB writes a dang fine lyric, and she's left the tunes up to you. Great job, and I hope we see more from this 'Catter. Thanks, KB!!

And a while back (sorry!) Kim C sent in a lovely Song of Inspiration entitled Down to the River. Very, very nice song. Thanks for sending this one, Kim.

There ya go -- and as I said above, if I've 'lost' your song(s) that you've sent to me, please send again!

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Micca
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 01:08 PM

Kris, Aine, I think this might fit nicely to the tune of "the Jolly beggerman" ( me ould rig a do)"


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Micca
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 01:09 PM

That is Marys knocking shop..


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 09:18 AM

As I've said, I'm still catching up with things in the Songbook. I found this song, Times Changing, by Micca, this morning and I've just put it in the Book under the Parodies category. It's a good one, as usual from our Micca, so go learn it ;-)

A big hug and snog to dear Micca for being so patient with the Keeper of the Book for taking so long to rediscover his masterpiece!

Keep playing, singing and writing, Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: JudeL
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 10:29 AM

Please excuse my ignorance but what if any is the difference between the mudcat songbook & the DT ? Jude


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 10:53 AM

Jude - the Mudcat songbook are all originals from mudcatters that have been posted on the forum or sent in to share the lyrics. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous - and all sorts in between. Some may eventually go into the DT - (some HAVE gone into the DT already) but it is a seperate collection from the DT - much more mudcat forum oriented.


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: JudeL
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 11:42 AM

Then here's my offering. I don't know if it's the sort of song that goes in the book but it's mine and writing it helped me at the time.

HALF WRITTEN LETTER

Chorus
Just a half written letter,
To a friend I once knew,
Packed away with my dreams,
Of what I meant to do

I was writing to tell her,
Now that I was a wife,
Of my baby son growing ,
'Bout the joy in my life,
But now all it triggers,
Is sadness and tears,
Shed for all of those dreams,
That I lost though the years,

Chorus

Not a person to my husband,
Not marriage but despair,
I was just a possession,
Not for me did he care,
But the thing that cased changes,
The one final straw,
Was when I realised,
I couldn't find me anymore

chorus

Now I'm gradually learning,
To dream once again,
To take time to be me,
Joy and laughter reclaimed,
I can share when I chose to
I have learn't to be strong,
Rediscovering myself,
Who I was all along.

chorus

There is a tune - but I don't do the dots thing - so it'll have to wait until later
Jude


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 11:56 AM

Dear JudeL -- Half Written Letter is exactly the kind of wonderful song that should be in the Mudcat Songbook! Thanks so much for sharing it with us -- and if there's any way for you to record it and send it in to Max for the Mudcat Radio show, I know we'd all love to hear it, too.

Here's hoping to see many more songs from you, JudeL.

Keep playing, singing and writing, Áine

(And MMario - thanks for a perfect explanation of what the Songbook is - ya buggah!)


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: JudeL
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 12:06 PM

By the way - forgive my dislexic typing, 5th line of the 2nd verse the word is supposed to be "caused" not cased. But at least I remembered the line breaks. Jude


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 12:36 PM

wow, jude, that is a wonderfully powerful piece of work! hope i see more like it!


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 01:13 PM

There ya go, JudeL -- 'cased' is now 'caused'. So, go and get this song down on tape/CD/sound file and get it in to Max immediately so we can hear it!! And after you do that, then get busy and write some more great songs, OK?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM

For those of you who recall Aine's distress and delight at acquiring her new home the following little house warming gift will be understandable. It captures the important parts of the deal which may have been overlooked in the flurry of making minor adjustments to pipes and such:

Moon on the Hill

(For Aine and the Cookes)

Words and music by A. H. Jessup
©2001, Amos H. Jessup

The bluebirds of Texas fly down with the dawn,
Coming West from Jeanette, and the place I was born
Crossing over wide waters by Pickett and Roane,
Far away from the bayous I used to call home.

And for all their far travels, they know they are bound
To the place where the heavens reach clear to the ground
Where their dreams have recalled then, and call them there still
To the wild Texas oaks by the Moon on the Hill.

             I have seen it in dreams, by the fireside glow,
            Where the children are playing,  and the bluebonnets grow,
            And when I am old, they will call me there still,
            I was born to come home to the Moon on the Hill.
 

I was born in French quarters where the bayou runs by
But I've dreamed of a castle since before I was five
Where sweet evening primroses nod in the shade
And the old roses climb from the Wild Texas sage.

I have dallied in Dallas, where the going was hard,
In Springhill, Montalba, and Blackfoot and Ward
Up at Cherokee Landing, and the Big Sandy stream,
But they none of them sang like the song in my dreams...

          I have seen it in dreams, by the fireside glow,
          Where the children are playing,  and the bluebonnets grow,
          And when I am old, they will call me there still,
          For I was born to come home to the Moon on the Hill.

It has taken forever, it seems, I am sure
For the scars and the struggles  of hard times to cure
But love worked its magic, as love often will
And we all found our way to the Moon on the Hill.

There were Indian paintbrush in the hard Texas ground,
And the soft blackeyed susan which grew all around,
And the  winds bring the smell of the daisies across
Through the lamb's-ear and mint, and the old Irish moss.

          I have seen it in dreams, by the fireside glow,
          Where the children are playing, and the bluebonnets grow,
          And when I am old, they will call me there still,
          For I was born to come home to the Moon on the Hill.

A light heart lives long, 'twas my ancestors said,
And I know in my heart, as I lay down my head,
That the hard days are over, though work there is still,
And I know we will flower at Moon on the Hill.

And the songs by the fire and the soft Texas breeze
Will bring us again to the old maple trees,
Though we cross the wild oceans, and nations and plains,
'Tis the Moon on the Hill that will call us again.

             I have seen it in dreams, by the fireside glow,
             Where the children are playing, and the bluebonnets grow,
             And when I am old, they will call me there still,
             For I was born to come home to the Moon on the Hill
             I was born to come home to the Moon on the Hill.
 

Love,

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 01 - 01:21 AM

Line 7 "have recalled then" shd read "have recalled them".

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 04:16 AM

Anyone seen them Green Beams around?

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 09:35 PM

HEY RED!!!! (smaaaaaaaaaack!) :>{|) ;~})


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 09:38 PM

are you trying to refresh this without being too obvious?

you're going about it all wrong....

you got to make mistakes in your initial post and then correct them little by little....


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 10:32 PM

There you go, my darlin' Bard of the Fam, Moon On The Hill is in the Book . . . Of course, I'm not prejudiced at all, dear 'Catters; but, this is the most beautiful song that our dear Amos has ever written . . . it brought tears to the eyes and a warming of cockles to the heart . . . Hopefully, it won't be long 'till you can all hear it played on Mudcat Radio (oh-not-so-subtle-hint...) ;-)

Love ya loads, Amos

-- Áine

(and Amergin -- you really could take some sucking up lessons from himself, don't ya know, ya ole buggah!)


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Áine
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 10:58 PM

And a wee postscript for my darlin' Amos --

There's always method in my madness (and madness in my method) and usually a grand excuse for my tardiness in 'bookkeeping' . . . The fellas who are supposed to fix the tile in the laundry room and bathroom have been here -- with their (bloody) jackhammers -- for the last two days, AND I've had Dear Hubby, suffering from an abcessed tooth (someone explain this 'man-thing' about not calling the oral surgeon two weeks ago when he was supposed to...), moaning, groaning, and needing to be waited on hand and foot (the poor sod) . . .

You know how much I love Moon On The Hill, 'cuz I told you so! It's in the Book now, so you can put down that brick that you hit me in the side of the head with . . . ;-)

Hugs, snogs, and two kisses on all your wunnerful cheeks, TGG


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: MMario
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:19 PM

that's the kind of song that gives me shivers and goosebumps - and I have to admit it took a while to read because I kept clogging up with tears. Sentimental fart I am - but there is such a wealth in there Amos.


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:10 AM

Awwww!!! Exackly how I felt about it , truly, and thanks both of youse. Ain't nothing like a ton of love to make a song come out crisp and neat on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. Max has the .mp3 -- it has a nice tune, too. Tell Layne to hurry up and clean out that mouth of his and when he's got his choppers right again go buy him a big steak so he can remember what its like to be a carnivore!!!!

Love youse guys all,

A


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Subject: RE: Part IX - Additions to Mudcat Songbook
From: Amergin
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:22 AM

wow, amos....just read it....wow....

and aine i would not be the same shit that you all know and love if i did any arse kissing....


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