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Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2

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CORNISH MAY CAROL
DRAWING NEARER TO THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY
MAY DAY CAROL
MAY DAY CAROL (2)
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MAY MORNING DEW
QUEEN OF THE MAY


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Dave the Gnome 02 Mar 01 - 09:37 AM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Mar 01 - 09:57 AM
MMario 02 Mar 01 - 10:18 AM
Dave the Gnome 02 Mar 01 - 10:19 AM
MMario 02 Mar 01 - 10:24 AM
Dave Wynn 02 Mar 01 - 06:23 PM
Bernard 03 Mar 01 - 06:37 AM
Bernard 03 Mar 01 - 06:40 AM
Malcolm Douglas 03 Mar 01 - 06:48 AM
MMario 03 Mar 01 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Swinton May Song SATB arrangement 27 Jan 16 - 12:39 AM
Joe Offer 27 Jan 16 - 02:50 AM
GUEST 27 Jan 16 - 11:37 AM
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Subject: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 09:37 AM

No complaint to the hardworking team who maintain this wonderful site intended - just out of interest. I posted the above songs as Lyr Add some time ago and have not seen them yet.

Have I done something wrong, is there a delay in the songs getting to the DT or have they disappeared down a hole?

Should I post them again?

DtG


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 09:57 AM

No!  Once per song is enough; it can take years for stuff to get into the DT proper; hundreds of songs get posted here in any one year, so we must all just be patient.  Meanwhile, the songs are here:  Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2  and will continue to be available in the Forum.  Words for the Old Song, as sung by the Watersons, have also been posted here:  Swinton May Song

Actually, the best way to attract attention to them would be to revive the original thread rather than start a new one with the same title!

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: MMario
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 10:18 AM

Dave - a PM to Joe Offer with the location of the posting will bring them to the attention of the Harvesting Team.

Can you e-mail me the dots? (lpola@edutech.org)

But I will mention that the DT is actually only updated twice a year or less. it is a massive undertaking - and the spring 2000 release never went general as it had some technical difficulties. Dick G has said for a while the fall 2000 release is almost ready.


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 10:19 AM

Thanks Malcolm. Started a new thread with a 'help' title because this was a help request rather than a 'Lyr Add' as the old one was.

Assumed it would be better to keep the Lyr Add thread short so apologies if not.

BTW - I have the tunes on midi files now - I guess I should add them somewhere but I am not sure how too. Any advice.

Thanks again and cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: MMario
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 10:24 AM

Dave - you can e-mail them to me - and I can post them either in the thread or forward to the appropriate place. or if you want to learn the miditxt program you can post them in the lyr add thread with the lyrics.

or you could e-mail them to Joe Offer.

(But if you e-mail them to me, I can reduce the workload on Joe a bit by doing some of the pre-processing for him)


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 06:23 PM

Thank goodness....I was waiting with baited breath the advent of the said songs.....We in Swinton have sung them daily and at nearly every major Swinton town event. We have sung them at the mayoral balls...and were mortified when they axed the mayor's balls coz we couldn't sing them any more.

They really do need archiving coz god knows what we will do without them.

Spot (a Born again Swintonian).


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Subject: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2 - text files
From: Bernard
Date: 03 Mar 01 - 06:37 AM

'Ere we are, then!

MIDI file: MAYSONG1.MID

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: Soprano
Start
0240 1 74 100 0240 0 74 000 0000 1 73 100 0120 0 73 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 66 100 0180 0 66 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 73 100 0060 0 73 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 78 100 0120 0 78 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 100 0240 0 72 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 66 100 0120 0 66 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 73 100 0120 0 73 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 66 100 0120 0 66 000 0000 1 64 100 0240 0 64 000 0000 1 69 100 0240 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 73 100 0060 0 73 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 73 100 0120 0 73 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 76 100 0060 0 76 000 0000 1 78 100 0060 0 78 000 0000 1 79 100 0120 0 79 000 0000 1 78 100 0120 0 78 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 73 100 0120 0 73 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 69 100 0240 0 69 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 76 100 0060 0 76 000 0000 1 78 100 0060 0 78 000 0000 1 79 100 0120 0 79 000 0000 1 78 100 0120 0 78 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 73 100 0120 0 73 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 73 100 0120 0 73 000 0000 1 74 100 0240 0 74 000
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:Soprano
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:D
d8|c2B2A2G2|F3GA2Bc|d2f2e2d2|=c4B2A2|G2F2G2A2|
B2c2d2F2|E4A4|Bcd2c2A2|d2efg2f2|e2d2c2B2|
A4d2ef|g2f2e2d2|c2A2B2c2|d4||

MIDI file: MAYSONG2.MID

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: Soprano
Start
0240 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 100 0240 0 72 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 77 100 0120 0 77 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 77 100 0120 0 77 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 79 100 0180 0 79 000 0000 1 77 100 0060 0 77 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 100 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 77 100 0120 0 77 000 0000 1 76 100 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 77 100 0120 0 77 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 71 100 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 72 100 0090 0 72 000 0000 1 71 100 0030 0 71 000 0000 1 69 100 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 100 0060 0 74 000 0000 1 71 100 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 71 100 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 72 100 0360 0 72 000
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:Soprano
M:3/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
G6|c2e2d2|c4G2|c2e2d2|c2d2e2|f2e2f2|A2B2c2|
d2g3f|e2d2e2|f2e2f2|A2B2c2|BAG2c3/2B/2|A2B2c2|
dBG2AB|c6||


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Bernard
Date: 03 Mar 01 - 06:40 AM

Perhaps DtG could post the words?

If anyone wants the full SATB arrangement, PM me (or DtG) with your email address, and all will be revealed! (ooo-er!)


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 03 Mar 01 - 06:48 AM

For both texts, see the link provided above.


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: MMario
Date: 03 Mar 01 - 08:38 AM

JOe - NWC files will be coming.


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: GUEST,Swinton May Song SATB arrangement
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 12:39 AM

So, I can see that this thread is a bit... um... venerable, 15 years having elapsed since you folks had this exchange, but I'm desperately i search of an arrangement of Swinton May Song so I wont' mangle it myself with my poor arranging skills. If any of you are still following this thread (particularly Bernard), could you take pity and send me a copy? aadeliaa@verizon.net

It's for an American a cappella choir called Hopewell Hall, starting to learn music for some May Day concerts that will include both British and American May songs. (yeah, we did have at least one, sung at Valley Forge by General Washington's troops, apparently, and they even had maypoles)

Many thanks in advance and I'm hoping you guys aren't completely moribund even if this thread is.


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 02:50 AM

Hi, Adelia - I wonder if this would help:
The Book of Days.

-Joe Offer-
(email sent)





OLD MAY SONG

All in this pleasant evening, together comers [? come are] we,
   For the Summer springs so fresh, green, and gay;
We shall not sing you May again until another year,
   For to draw you these cold winters away.
We'll tell you of a blossom and buds on every tree,
   Drawing near to the merry month of May.
Rise up, the master of this house, put on your chain of gold,
   For the Summer springs so fresh, green, and gay;
We hope you're not offended, [with] your house we make so bold,
   Drawing near to the merry month of May.
Rise up, the mistress of this house, with gold along your breast.
   For the Summer springs so fresh, green, and gay;
And if your body be asleep, we hope your soul's at rest,
   Drawing near to the merry month of May.
Rise up, the children of this house, all in your rich attire,
   For the Summer springs so fresh, green, and gay;
For every hair upon your head[s] shines like the silver wire,
   Drawing near to the merry month of May.
God bless this house and harbour, your riches and your store,
   For the Summer springs so fresh, green, and gay;
We hope the Lord will prosper you, both now and evermore,
   Drawing near to the merry month of May.
So now we're going to leave you, in peace and plenty here,
   For the Summer springs so fresh, green, and gay;

NEW MAY SONG

Come listen awhile unto what we shall say,
   Concerning the season, the month we call May;
For the flowers they are springing, and the birds they do sing,
   And the baziers are sweet in the morning of May.
When the trees are in bloom, and the meadows are green,
   The sweet-smelling cowslips are plain to be seen;
The sweet ties of nature, which we plainly do see,
   For the baziers are sweet in the morning of May.
All creatures are deem'd, in their station below,
   Such comforts of love on each other bestow;
Our flocks they're all folded, and young lambs sweetly do play,
   And the baziers are sweet in the morning of May.
So now to conclude, with much freedom and love,
   The sweetest of blessings proceeds from above;
Let us join in our song that right happy may we be,
   For we'll bless with contentment in the morning of May.

http://www.thebookofdays.com/months/april/24.htm#SWINTON MAY-SONGS


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Subject: RE: Help: Swinton May Songs #'s 1 and 2
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 11:37 AM

Indeed it does, Joe -- thank you very much!


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