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Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer morning

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GUEST,alyska 07 Oct 01 - 11:14 AM
Amos 07 Oct 01 - 11:22 AM
Amos 07 Oct 01 - 11:30 AM
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Noreen 07 Oct 01 - 11:47 AM
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Malcolm Douglas 07 Oct 01 - 12:18 PM
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Subject: As I roved out one midsummer morning
From: GUEST,alyska
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:14 AM

Can anyone give me the tune to this beautiful song...I have only heard a snatch of it whilst in the car.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:22 AM

This sounds like the opening lines to one version of John Reilly.

If you look in the DT database here you'll find a link to a MIDI file at the bottom of the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Amos
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:30 AM

Sorry -- I mean this version, here. However the line is a little different.

Here's another lyric with the same line, but no tune to it., but it was recorded by Planxty on "The Well Below The Valley" (1973).

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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:35 AM

The John Reilly in the DT doesn't have that "As I roved out" line in it.

Try Factory Girl or Tarry Trousers. Both songs have "Click to play" at the bottom.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:40 AM

OK, I was making clickies while Amos was sending his message. He got the right line with his "another lyric" link, to the song "As I Roved Out."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:47 AM

There are 537 songs in the English language (at the last count) which begin with this phrase and 292 more where the singer roves out on a fine May morning :0)

Alyska, can you give us a bit more information about the song you are looking for, please?

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:49 AM

Tune to As I Roved Out is at the Mudcat MIDI page
Who knows, maybe this one is the right one: Click to play


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 12:18 PM

There is quite a difference between roving out one Midsummer's morning and on a bright May morning; let's not confuse the issue unduly!  Probably the best-known possibility is  Banks of the Sweet Primroses,  though the narrator generally walks rather than roves.  As Noreen says, we really could do with a little more to go on.  A standard ploy of folksong collectors, when a singer couldn't remember any more songs, was to say "Do you know that one that starts As I walked out..." By all accounts, this would almost always result in further songs.  Roved worked just as well.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 01:05 PM

Sorry, Malcolm! - my attempt at humour... Are you saying that there is a symbolically significant difference between the two ways of beginning a song?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 07:39 PM

No, not at all; just that when somebody asks about a song beginning on a midsummer morning, it is probably pointless to direct them to songs beginning on a morning in May!  If it comes to it, I should think that your estimate of the number of songs beginning with similar phrases is quite conservative...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 07:57 PM

:0) The same things usually happened anyway, no matter what the time of year...

Sorry, alyska, come back and reclaim your thread!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: As I roved out one midsummer mornin
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 11:33 PM

There's the Queen Among the Heather but starts out:
As I roved out one (fine) summer's morn(ing)

mid & fine aren't even close but it was worth the shot. Happy Hunting, Barry


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