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Lyr Req: Rambling Robin

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Rambling Robin


Paul Haley 27 Jan 98 - 08:38 AM
Bruce O. 27 Jan 98 - 11:54 AM
Barry 27 Jan 98 - 03:34 PM
Bruce O. 27 Jan 98 - 04:22 PM
Martin Ryan 27 Jan 98 - 04:59 PM
Barry 27 Jan 98 - 07:41 PM
BAZ 29 Jan 98 - 07:04 PM
Alan of Australia 31 Jan 98 - 07:43 AM
GUEST,Patrick Harries 18 Jun 12 - 06:14 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 18 Jun 12 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,kenny 19 Jun 12 - 06:06 AM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Jun 12 - 01:31 PM
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Subject: Words for Rambling Robin
From: Paul Haley
Date: 27 Jan 98 - 08:38 AM

Does any one have the words for Rambing Robin

Thanks Paul paul@haley.demon.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Words for Rambling Robin
From: Bruce O.
Date: 27 Jan 98 - 11:54 AM

Need more info. Opening line? Burden, etc.? I have two long shot possiblilties.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAMBLING ROBIN (from Peter Bellamy)
From: Barry
Date: 27 Jan 98 - 03:34 PM

When first I left childhood and come to a man,
The nation to ramble through soon I began.
A wandering thought would it come to my mind,
And they christened me Ramblin' Robin O. (2x)

O'er hill and o'er mountain I used to go.
I slept in the wood and the frost and the snow.
And no anxiety come to me mind.
Contented was Ramblin' Robin O. (2x)

But the wind and the rain they gave me quite cold.
My parents behind me were both very old.
My father did weep and my mother did cry.
For the loss of their Ramblin' Robin O. (2x)

When sixty long years was over and past,
My poor mother's sorrow was ended at last.
My father the nation did range to and fro.
In search of his Ramblin' Robin O. (2x)

And when me past folly was come to an end,
To me own village I soon did attend.
The neighbors told me my parents were dead
With the loss of their Ramblin' Robin O. (2x)

Where shall I wander? O where shall I go?
I am so oppressed with sorrow and woe.
I'll sit down and cry till the day that I die.
There's an end to old Ramblin' Robin O. (2x)

Peter Bellamy did this on his LP "Tell It Like It Is", he took it from a Preston broadsheet and set it to music. The tune I have is different, don't know where I got it from now, the words are the same except for the repeating fourth line. Barry

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 5-Jun-02.


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Subject: RE: Words for Rambling Robin
From: Bruce O.
Date: 27 Jan 98 - 04:22 PM

That one I didn't know. Compare with 'The Fantastical Prodigal/ Multum in Parvo' song of c 1715. There's a traditional version of it in Roy Palmer's 'Everymans' Book of British Ballads'. In the earlier one we find out his evil deeds, too.


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Subject: RE: Words for Rambling Robin
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 27 Jan 98 - 04:59 PM

Christy Moore did a version on the album "Prosperous" many years ago. Says he learned it from Mike Harding.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Words for Rambling Robin
From: Barry
Date: 27 Jan 98 - 07:41 PM

Sorry, still can't put verses in the way I'd like to. the last line is a repeat of the fourth line, only with out the O. ex. "For the loss of their Ramblin Robin O, For the loss of their Ramblin Robin". Barry


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Subject: RE: Words for Rambling Robin
From: BAZ
Date: 29 Jan 98 - 07:04 PM

The words dots and chords are on page 30 of the Christy Moore song book. Can post if still needed.

Regards


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Subject: Tune Add: RAMBLING ROBYN
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 31 Jan 98 - 07:43 AM

G'day,
I'm trusting to memory here but this is the tune I remember being sung years ago.

MIDI file: RAMBROBN.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: Rambling Robyn
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: F
Tempo: 240 (250000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0960 1 60 127 0478 0 60 127 0002 1 65 127 0958 0 65 127 0002 1 65 127 0238 0 65 127 0002 1 65 127 0238 0 65 127 0002 1 65 127 0478 0 65 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 65 127 0478 0 65 127 0002 1 62 127 0478 0 62 127 0002 1 60 127 0478 0 60 127 0002 1 58 127 0478 0 58 127 0002 1 60 127 2398 0 60 127 0002 1 60 127 0478 0 60 127 0002 1 65 127 0958 0 65 127 0002 1 65 127 0238 0 65 127 0002 1 65 127 0238 0 65 127 0002 1 65 127 0478 0 65 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 69 127 0478 0 69 127 0002 1 70 127 0478 0 70 127 0002 1 69 127 0478 0 69 127 0002 1 65 127 0478 0 65 127 0002 1 67 127 2398 0 67 127 0002 1 69 127 0238 0 69 127 0002 1 70 127 0238 0 70 127 0002 1 72 127 0958 0 72 127 0002 1 72 127 0238 0 72 127 0002 1 72 127 0238 0 72 127 0002 1 72 127 0478 0 72 127 0002 1 69 127 0478 0 69 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 65 127 0478 0 65 127 0002 1 62 127 0478 0 62 127 0002 1 58 127 0478 0 58 127 0002 1 60 127 2398 0 60 127 0002 1 60 127 0238 0 60 127 0002 1 62 127 0238 0 62 127 0002 1 63 127 0958 0 63 127 0002 1 62 127 0238 0 62 127 0002 1 60 127 0238 0 60 127 0002 1 58 127 0478 0 58 127 0002 1 57 127 0478 0 57 127 0002 1 58 127 0478 0 58 127 0002 1 65 127 0958 0 65 127 0002 1 64 127 0478 0 64 127 0002 1 60 127 2398 0 60 127 0002 1 60 127 0238 0 60 127 0002 1 62 127 0238 0 62 127 0002 1 63 127 0958 0 63 127 0002 1 62 127 0238 0 62 127 0002 1 60 127 0238 0 60 127 0002 1 58 127 0478 0 58 127 0002 1 57 127 0478 0 57 127 0002 1 58 127 0478 0 58 127 0002 1 60 127 0478 0 60 127 0002 1 65 127 1918 0 65 127
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Rambling Robyn
M:3/4
Q:1/4=240
K:F
C2|F4FF|F2G2F2|D2C2B,2|C6|-C4C2|F4FF|F2G2A2|
B2A2F2|G6|-G4AB|c4cc|c2A2G2|F2D2B,2|C6|-C4CD|
_E4DC|B,2A,2B,2|F4E2|C6|-C4CD|_E4DC|B,2A,2B,2|
C2F4|-F4||

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rambling Robin
From: GUEST,Patrick Harries
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 06:14 PM

I got the song from Pete Bellamy in the early 70s as a return for giving him a bed for the night after a gig.   He sang it with a guitar accompaniment - in open D tuning I think - and without the repeat refrain and the 'O' at the end of the last line.   It's a song that has pushed to the back of the repertoire for quite a few years, and I thought it was about time I revived it.   I have the words written down somewhere but thought that I'd just see what there was on the net - hence finding this thread and making this post on it.   I liked Peter and always sang the song with a dedication to him, as I suspect I shall again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rambling Robin
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 18 Jun 12 - 07:30 PM

There are three copies in the Bodleian broadsides, one from Pearson of Manchester, 2 from Harkness of Preston:

Rambling Robin - Pearson

Rambling Robin - Harkness (other copy same I think)

There is also a copy in the Axon collection at Chetham's:

Rambling Robin (another issue from Pearson I think).

The Roud index has 6 entries for it, all broadsides.


Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rambling Robin
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 06:06 AM

Also recorded by the London/Irish trio "The Peelers" on their LP "Banish Misfortune".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rambling Robin
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 01:31 PM

You can easily find a YouTube video of Christy Moore singing it. It's a good tune. I've made a MIDI of it, if anybody's interested.

The abc posted above is flawed, but comes in handy as a basis for working with the Christy Moore tune.


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