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Tune Req: Queen of Sluts

GUEST,Banjo-Flower 29 Apr 01 - 02:27 PM
Malcolm Douglas 29 Apr 01 - 02:59 PM
Skipjack K8 29 Apr 01 - 06:42 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 30 Apr 01 - 01:51 AM
GUEST,Banjo-Flower 30 Apr 01 - 02:06 PM
Clinton Hammond 30 Apr 01 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,Fretless 01 May 01 - 02:20 PM
Abby Sale 01 May 01 - 06:15 PM
Malcolm Douglas 01 May 01 - 07:50 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 02 May 01 - 12:07 AM
GUEST,Banjo-Flower 02 May 01 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,Banjo-Flower 02 May 01 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Banjo-Flower 02 May 01 - 10:58 AM
Anglo 02 May 01 - 11:02 AM
georgeward 03 May 01 - 03:29 AM
Skipjack K8 03 May 01 - 07:13 AM
Anglo 03 May 01 - 10:14 AM
wysiwyg 04 May 01 - 02:26 AM
georgeward 04 May 01 - 02:31 AM
Anglo 05 May 01 - 02:18 PM
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Subject: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Banjo-Flower
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 02:27 PM

can anyone please supply me with the music for the tune"Queen of sluts" cheers Banjo-Flower


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 02:59 PM

Not something easily searched for, with a title like that!  The only halfway useful reference I've found so far is this, from  The Fiddler's Companion: QUEEN OF SLUTS. English, Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard. AABB. Hall & Stafford (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1974; pg. 15. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pg. 142.Brian MacNeill seems to have recorded it fairly recently.  Mike Raven's book is now available again:  1,000 English Country Dance Tunes

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 06:42 PM

Strewth, Banj! You know how to pull 'em in! Who bears this crown?

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 01:51 AM

"The Queen of Sluts" is a song (claimed from recitation), with no tune noted, in Chamber's 'The Scottish Songs'. It looks like a parody of Child #277, "The wife wrapt in wether's skin".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Banjo-Flower
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 02:06 PM

Skipjack have you any nominations?

Banjo-Flower


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 02:15 PM

Did the Queen Of Sluts once make some tarts?

;-)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Fretless
Date: 01 May 01 - 02:20 PM

And is the Queen related to Eskimo Nell or Kafoozalum?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Abby Sale
Date: 01 May 01 - 06:15 PM

Child thinks it's more closely related to "Kempy Kay" (King Knapperty) #33 and has a number of common verses with the much later "Queen" in Campbell. He suggests that it, in turn, may be derived from "The Marriage of Sir Gawain."

"Knapperty" is a favorite of mine (I have many favorites) and can be heard as sung by Martin Carthy on Crown of Horn. I can't be sure the tune would work for "Queen" but who knows?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 May 01 - 07:50 PM

I'm still assuming we're talking about the dance tune, not the song?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 02 May 01 - 12:07 AM

Ah, I'm not the only one lost.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Banjo-Flower
Date: 02 May 01 - 10:56 AM

yes Malcolm,its the dance tune i need apparently it goes very well as a set with "Buttered Peas"

Banjo-Flower


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Banjo-Flower
Date: 02 May 01 - 10:57 AM

yes Malcolm,its the dance tune i need apparently it goes very well as a set with "Buttered Peas"

Banjo-Flower


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Banjo-Flower
Date: 02 May 01 - 10:58 AM

oops


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Anglo
Date: 02 May 01 - 11:02 AM

Is that related to the "Jig of Sluts"? (Or was that the Jig of Slurs… those keys are so close together on my keyboard. :-)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: georgeward
Date: 03 May 01 - 03:29 AM

A "Jig of sluts". Would that be a term akin to "flock of sheep" or "herd of elephants" John ?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 03 May 01 - 07:13 AM

Of which the vernacular is 'Lap Dancing'?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Anglo
Date: 03 May 01 - 10:14 AM

George, I think you're confusing the two meanings of "venery."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 May 01 - 02:26 AM

!!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: georgeward
Date: 04 May 01 - 02:31 AM

Susan speechless ?????


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Subject: Lyr Add: QUEEN OF SLUTS
From: Anglo
Date: 05 May 01 - 02:18 PM

First, apologies for the thread creep, and (in the light of current forum discussions about general smartass and ego-enhancing comments on a serious music thread) apologies to those who simply want an abc of the "Queen of Sluts." Here, by way of explanation of the punning above is a reference to a book I remember from some years ago: James Lipton, AN EXALTATION OF LARKS or THE VENEREAL GAME: The authentic terms of Venery.

And here, by way of atonement, is an abc for the tune in question.

(More apologies may be in order - I don't know if I need to add html line breaks to an abc file. I did add them, so if there's a problem there, all I can say is oops.)

X:1
T:QUEEN OF SLUTS
C:from Raven: 1000 English Country Dance Tunes
M:2/4
L:1/4
K:g
g d/B/|c/d/e/f/|g d/d/|c/A/A|g d/B/|c/d/e/f/|g/b/a/f/|g g:|
|:a f/d/|a g/f/|e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/|d/B/c/d/|e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/|g z:|


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Anglo
Date: 05 May 01 - 02:22 PM

Oops again, there should have been a rest at the end of the A part.

X:1 T:Queen of Sluts C:from Raven: 1000 English Country Dance Tunes M:2/4 L:1/4 K:g g d/B/|c/d/e/f/|g d/d/|c/A/A|g d/B/|c/d/e/f/|g/b/a/f/|g z:| |:a f/d/|a g/f/|e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/|d/B/c/d/|e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/|g z:|


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Subject: Tune Add: QUEEN OF SLUTS
From: Anglo
Date: 05 May 01 - 02:27 PM

Oops yet again. Now I see that I not only needed to add the breaks the first time, but I needed to add them again; I can't just cut and paste from one post to another. So now I'm not only contributing to the delinquency of a thread by using it to show off my intellect and wit, I'm also using it to practice html.

X:1
T:Queen of Sluts
C:from Raven: 1000 English Country Dance Tunes
M:2/4
L:1/4
K:g
g d/B/|c/d/e/f/|g d/d/|c/A/A|g d/B/|c/d/e/f/|g/b/a/f/|g z:|
|:a f/d/|a g/f/|e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/|d/B/c/d/|e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/|g z:|


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 May 01 - 08:05 PM

Now that I've finally got hold of the tune, I see that Anglo has already taken care of it.  I may as well just add that it immediately follows Buttered Peas in Mike Raven's book, and that is possibly the reason for BanjoFlower's friends playing them together.  For what it's worth, I've put a midi of it at the  South Riding Folk Network  site:

Queen of Sluts (Midi)

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of sluts
From: GUEST,Banjo-Flower
Date: 17 May 01 - 04:18 PM

many thanks to everyone who replied to this thread

cheers

Banjo-Flower


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