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Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty

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PENCIL SHARPENING SHANTY
THE FAREWELL SHANTY


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Charley Noble 20 Jul 01 - 06:00 PM
Mark Cohen 20 Jul 01 - 06:10 PM
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George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 21 Jul 01 - 09:48 AM
MMario 23 Jul 01 - 09:18 AM
Mr Red 23 Jul 01 - 02:37 PM
Charley Noble 23 Jul 01 - 02:57 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 23 Jul 01 - 04:43 PM
jacko@nz 23 Jul 01 - 04:55 PM
Charley Noble 23 Jul 01 - 05:21 PM
MMario 23 Jul 01 - 09:16 PM
Mark Cohen 24 Jul 01 - 05:25 AM
Charley Noble 24 Jul 01 - 08:30 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 24 Jul 01 - 04:50 PM
Mr Red 24 Jul 01 - 05:56 PM
pavane 24 Jul 01 - 05:58 PM
Amos 24 Jul 01 - 10:21 PM
GUEST 24 Jul 01 - 11:33 PM
Charley Noble 25 Jul 01 - 09:33 AM
Mr Red 26 Jul 01 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Mutton Chops (well-peppered) 27 Jul 01 - 02:15 AM
Wilfried Schaum 27 Jul 01 - 07:33 AM
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Mutton Chops (well-peppered) 28 Jul 01 - 11:41 AM
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Subject: Pencil Sharpening Shanty^^
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 02:02 PM

PENCIL SHARPENING SHANTY
(Cresby)

or Nude I Mention

Her cheeks are so rosey,
She sits there in splendour,
There's lead in my pencil
Masterpiece I'll do.

Draws down the sheet now,
The rubber is ready,
Yes lead in my pencil
Masterpiece two do.

Crunch goes the graphite,
There is no point now.
No lead in my pencil,
Masterpiece? Can't do.

My words are all blunt now,
Sharp tongues are a-wagging.
'bout lead in my pencil.
Masterpiece? Bad do!

Knives they are out now,
For conclusions drawn now,
On lead in my pencil.
Masterpiece? Poor do.

Carving the stump now,
Two inches left now
Of lead in my pencil.
Masterpiece? Boo Hoo.

Girlfriend to the rescue!
A red felt tip now,
Puts lead in my pencil
Masterpiece? That'll do.
Very Nicely

copyright Cresby July 2001
tune - "It's Time to go Now"

@bawdy @shanty
CIB
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 02:36 PM

bravo!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 06:00 PM

You got a tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 06:10 PM

Charley, I presume that the tune is The Farewell Shanty. Unfortunately, there's no MIDI file in the DT. It was recorded by The Boarding Party in the 80's, but I don't know of any other recordings. I'll be happy to make a MIDI when I have time...but that could be a very long time, so anyone else who knows the tune is welcome to add it and also post it on this thread.

Wonderful song! I love the original, but I'm also an inveterate parodist, so I think this is great.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 09:38 AM

Thanks, Mark. I'm familiar with "The Farewell Shanty" but missed the tune reference above in my excitment. I wonder if anyone ever came up with a "Watching Paint Dry Shanty"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 09:48 AM

Farewell Shanty is a great leaving shanty.

Will have to pass this one on! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 09:18 AM

Farewell Shanty has been submitted to DT - it should be in the next release or so -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 02:37 PM

"Watching Paint Dry Shanty"? - Isn't that a lullaby?
Please don't challenge me, I might fall asleep writing it
Oh I don't know though. Let me see, the chorus izzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 02:57 PM

Back when I used to work at our village marina in Maine, we used to have a lot of "painter" extended discussions, why the bow line on skiffs was called "the painter", the problems of applying paint wrong side up or was it wrong side down? I also remember being chewed out by the owner for polishing brass fittings on the boats tied up at the float: "You idiot," he roared, "Now they'll expect us to do that every day!" Mr Red, you still listening?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 04:43 PM

MMario, the Farewell Shanty IS in the DT. However, I passed this on to a fellow who sings the Farewell Shanty, who says this doesn't scan right, with that tune.

Can someone confirm that this song is sung to that song or is it a different song with the phrase "It's Time To Go Now"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: jacko@nz
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 04:55 PM

For what it's worth I've just sung it through to myself. I can fit it very comfortably to the Farewell Shanty tune

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 05:21 PM

Sure, the Farewell Shanty tune works just fine. You do have to cram in a few words here and there, but when you turn the crank, the tune is still recognizable.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 09:16 PM

I meant the midi had been submitted. it was one of the "missing tunes"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 05:25 AM

There's a bowling shanty, too, but it doesn't seem to have made it into the DT. I thought I'd posted it once but the supersearch didn't find it, and I don't have time to type the words out now...

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 08:30 AM

The Bowling Shanty is at least in the threads but I could paste it in anew if someone is really frustrated, and pleads appropriately.;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 04:50 PM

SuperSearch found it for me, Mark.

Bowling Shanty - Reprise


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mr Red
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 05:56 PM

Charley Noble
I hear you. I was only joking about the "paint drying shanty" but were you suggesting "All on the Bow Line"?
I was mildly interested but was having difficulty with the primer
viz "being given the brush-off", drips and non-drips (anyone got a rhyme for thixatropy?) towns like Brighton, Cromer (ha) and Paignton came to mind but I sort of dried-up (oh a funny and I didn't realize).
I haven't made a vynil decision, but if the motivation kicks-in who am I to gloss-over it or let it varnish without trace? Its not as if we have to walk on egshell is it? Artex - but not as we know it.
Here, I hand the batten on - oops I think I dropped it.

I knew a guy who sold equipment to test the "dryness" of paint - more sort of the residual hardness - very important QA in the automotive industry. Now he sells colour measuring devices but in the same market. Fortunately he had a patient sense of humour - had to I guess.

"Pencil Sharpening Shanty". As for the tune/word fit - it is a bit contorted particularly the important mood-setting first line and "Girlfriend" but I took the route that I had to let go the song for it to live so left it for the singer to choose.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: pavane
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 05:58 PM

What about the contraceptive discarding shanty? Heave away me Johnny Oh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 10:21 PM

I'm sure it'll oil turn out fine and you'll have acrylic good product in the end!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 11:33 PM

You Brits seem to have a sharp point. Only wish I could pun as badly/goodly? as you all. Seems to be a British strongpoint. Probably a leaden issue though, after all you invented the language. On second thought, erase all the above....and I'll just pencil in my true comment.

Knowing Mr. Red personally, and having composed various folk ditties together, I can vouch for his sharpened intellect and endless witty scribbling. He always draws upon the most and least obvious. Sometimes on the same page! Even if his puns can be wooden, he gets A for effort. Watch yer backs....he won't give up until he has the point made, and the picture is complete.

A friendly voice from across the Atlantic,

Mutton Chops (well peppered)

.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Jul 01 - 09:33 AM

Skim over to the "Nonesense Sailor Song" thread if you haven't done so, for the ultimate nonesense song, "A Sailor's Yarn";-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Jul 01 - 04:58 PM

Thanks Cousin Mutton Chops (well peppered) for the fulsome praise
the cheque's in the post

the geneticists amongst us will have spotted that we share common paranomasia genes on our mothers' sides


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: GUEST,Mutton Chops (well-peppered)
Date: 27 Jul 01 - 02:15 AM

Mr. Red,

What the hell is paranomasia? Is it a Huxley invention? Or just J.B.Priestly amazing us (as always) with his command of the language?

Don't see the common genes clue either. I've never heard of red mutton chops!

Still, I like the asymmetry of thre pencil sharpening shanty. Is it possible there is original music for it......to come?

(ps - still waiting for some guesses about the origin of my handle......Mr.Red excluded from participation on basis of inside information)

Mutton Chops (extra-peppered, due to recent meal)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 27 Jul 01 - 07:33 AM

yeah, what is paranomasia? There is a Greek terminus paronomasia, denoting a rhetorical trick: repeating a sentence or part of it with variations. Has nothing to do with Huxley, Priestley et al.; Demosthenes and Cicero used it some millenniums ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: GUEST,Mutton Chops
Date: 28 Jul 01 - 11:02 AM

Mr. Red...........?

Please reply to questions above. Or is your pencil tip broken? (if so, it's a good thing you have a sharpening shanty!)

Chops

(p.s. - is no-one going to take a run at guesssing the origin of my handle? Clue 1 - It has nothing whatsoever to do with hair.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mutton Chops (well-peppered)
Date: 28 Jul 01 - 11:41 AM

I just became a member of Mudcat. I am now trying to figure out how to make use of it. There's a lot of info!

Can someone please tell me how I find a thread without have to scroll down the list, squinting?

Also, where do I go to access the membership benefits?

Thanks

Mutton Chops


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Jul 01 - 12:34 PM

Welcome, Mutton Chops.

1 - Benefit 1 - Personal Messages.

2 - Tracing of Specific Message Threads of Interest

3 - Personal Bookmarks

Those are some of the benefits.

As to keeping threads of interest, it ties in with item 2 above. By Clicking on Trace, you can see the threads later .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Jul 01 - 12:42 PM

Have a look at the FAQ and the Site Map for details. Links are at the top of the list of threads. Also here:

Mudcat FAQ
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: wildlone
Date: 28 Jul 01 - 01:11 PM

welcome Mutton Chops,
dave[with a full set]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 02:38 PM

Paronamasia - wordplay
must be a recessive gene - can't think of any in the "Ingram family" who were lyricists.
MC - your Grandma wrote a bit of poetry though and the opera training but no songs as far as I knew.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 03:22 PM

Actually, gentlemen, the word is spelled paronomasia. But what of it? Grammar and spelling aren't all that important, after all. As Mark Twain said, "I once heard a student in Heidelberg say he would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective."

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 05:04 PM

Er....... perhaps I was demonstrating the effect. Or was I just being lazy? Or too clever for my own good?
tick on of the above.

Mark Cohen - two German drinks eh? Never the Twain? What was his one adjective?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mutton Chops (well-peppered)
Date: 08 Aug 01 - 02:50 PM

clues for handle:

summer 1815

boatride down the Thames to Lechlade

major Romantic poet onboard

from a commentary by Thomas Love Peacock about the poet


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Aug 01 - 02:53 PM

hi PAL, we meet in cyberspace again.
I still think this is a tough one cousin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mutton Chops (well-peppered)
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 06:24 PM

Mr. Red,,,,,,er......um....paaaaallllll

Tough it may be, but the story is worth it. Where are the literary cats when ya need 'em? Come on you Romantics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pencil Sharpening Shanty
From: Mutton Chops (well-peppered)
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 08:12 AM

Anyone out there?

Is this thread still going?

Is the pencil sharpening shanty done?

Mr. Red.......? somebody?


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