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Lyr Req: The Fox and the Hare

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The Fox and the Hare


GUEST,Guest: MichaelR 04 Dec 01 - 12:46 PM
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Subject: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: GUEST,Guest: MichaelR
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 12:46 PM

I would appreciate help with the lyrics to "The Fox and the Hare" as recorded by Jimmy Crowley, the great Cork balladeer. That Cork nasal mushmouthedness is so thick that I can't make out the last verse! Thanks for any responses.

MichaelR


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 01:19 PM

Posted in the Forum....Click here.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 01:20 PM

(scroll up, it's in there. I forgot to do the shortcut thingie--but I remembered about the link!)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOX AND THE HARE
From: nutty
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 04:55 PM

There is a slightly different version published in "Green Groves" songs collected by Fred Hamer - a sequal to "Garners Gay" which was published by the E.F.D.S.S in 1970

THE FOX AND THE HARE

Six wives I've had and they're all dead
But I'll wager I don't have another
I'm single again and i mean to remain
And I'll go to live with mother

CHORUS
Oh, the fox and the hare and the badger and the bear
And the birds of the greenwood tree
The pretty little rabbits are engaging in their habits
And they've all got a wife but me

Oh' the first on the page was little Sally Sage
She was once a ladies maid
And she ran away on a very dark day
With a fellow in the fried fish trade

Oh, the next to charm was a girl on our farm
Well versed in harrows and ploughs
She guarded on the rigs a lot of little pigs
And she squeezed new milk from the cows

Oh, the next was a cook, a beauty with a hook
I'll tell you the reason why
For a leg she'd a stump, on her neck she'd a bump
And a naughty little squintle in her eye

She was eighteen stone , all muscle and bone
And she looked with an awful leer
She would have been mine, but she fell in decline
Through swallowing the bellows in her beer

Oh the next to claim was a jolly dame
With a purse as long as your arm
All full of yellow gold,such a sight to behold
And a heart so amazingly warm

A rowley scene was a love for Jean
Which broke her hope to a wreck
For she slipped with her heel on a piece of orange peel
And she fell and broke a bone in her neck

The last I had, through drink went mad
In vain I tried to stop her
But sad to say , it was my dismay
She got slowly boiled to death in the copper

The song was collected from Harry Green of Essex If anyone would like a midi of this tune ....please let me know.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: MMario
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 05:00 PM

Nutty - do you need to ask? Please! (but only if it's different from the one on the mudcat midi page


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: nutty
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 05:55 PM

MMario .... the tune is very different so I am sending you a Noteworthy file of it(to do with whatever you wish*BG*)


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: nutty
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 05:59 PM

E-mail on its way


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: GUEST,MichaelR
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 08:14 PM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. BTW, I just discovered DT and Mudcat and I must say it's a great resource, and the threads are a kick. Particularly enjoyed the 'most influential folkie' thread.

Cheers, MichaelR


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Subject: Tune Add: THE FOX AND THE HARE
From: MMario
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 09:27 PM

here's nutty's tune - NWC file sent to Joe.

MIDI file: foxhare.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: THE FOX AND THE HARE
Text: Generated by NoteWorthy Composer
Key: F
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0046 0 74 000 0002 1 74 110 0046 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0224 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0224 1 72 110 0142 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0046 0 72 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0142 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0046 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0142 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0046 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0142 0 74 000 0002 1 74 110 0046 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0240 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0142 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0046 0 70 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000
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:THE FOX AND THE HARE
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:F
c2A2A2A2|-AAB2B2B2|-Bd/2d/2c2ccF2|FFG2G4|
c2A2AAA2|FFB2BBd2|d2c2c2B2|G2F2F4|c3/2c/2A2A3/2A/2A2|
AABBB3/2B/2B2|d3/2d/2c2ccA2|F2G6|c2AAAAAA|
FFBBB3/2B/2dd|ddc2ccB2|G2F7/2||


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: Anglo
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 10:27 PM

Is the barline in the ABC file one beat off (shouldn't there be a one beat pickup)?

Macuser who can't access MIDItext.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: Snuffy
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 08:42 AM

The abc is machine generated, and can't handle pickup notes correctly. You usually have to re-bar it and also clean up the non-printable note lengths like the F7/2 at the end (which I think would be F4z2 or F6). Also you have to put in L:1/8 for it to print C2 as a quarter-note rather than a half-note.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: The Fox and the Hare
From: MMario
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 12:28 PM

Dunno guys - I can't read the bloody stuff. I have the Noteworthy file Nutty sent me if anyone wants it.


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Subject: Lyr add: THE FOX AND THE HARE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 07:22 PM

Michael, the following is what Jimmy Crowley sings, according to the CD booklet. As it differs from the Essex version posted above in quite a few places I think it's ok to post it. (And you're right about the accent. I doubt I'd have worked it out by ear alone!)

THE FOX AND THE HARE
(Trad)

Chorus:
The fox and the hare and the badger and the bear
The birds in the greenwood tree
All the pretty little rabbits, so engaging in their habits
And they all having mates but me

Good Christians all both great and small
All you that feel inclined
Your care bestowed on a fellow full of gold
I'm almost out of my mind
The wives I had they're all gone and dead
My love has laboured in vain
I have married, I have buried, and very nearly married
And I'm sick from wives in the brain

Now the first on my page was the little Sally Sage
She once was a ladies' maid
And she ran away one very dark day
Wi' the fellow with the whitefish tray
The next she was a hook she was a beauty and a cook
And I'll tell you the reason why
On her back she had a hump, on her leg she had a stump
She had a little squint in the eye

The next she was a charm, a little girl with a farm
Well versed in harrows and ploughs
She gathered a rig of lots of little pigs
She squeezed new milk from the cows
She was sixteen stone all muscle and bone
She looked with an awful sneer
Alas! she would be mine but she fell into decline
She swallowed up a mouse in her beer

The next one that came was a bright and jolly dame
With a purse as long as my arm
It was full of yellow gold, a beauty to behold
For the heart of a miser's charm
Her only sin was a love for gin
It brought our hopes to wreck
For she slipped on her heel on a piece of orange peel
Fell down and she broke her neck

To add to my score I had half a dozen more
My list goes a long ways round
Some crossed o'er the sea for a better chap than me
While more of 'em were hanged and drowned
The last one I had through drink she went mad
In vain I tried to stop her
Sorrow was my tale, I discovered one day
She was slowly boiled to death in a coffer

[1998:] On first hearing it sounds harmless enough. Closer study discovers misogyny and murder most airy! John O'Connell from Baile Mhuirne, Co. Cork gave me the song, originally an English folk song and published in The Oxford Book of Traditional Verse. (Jimmy Crowley, notes 'Uncorked!')


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE FOX AND THE HARE
From: Snuffy
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 04:48 PM

Here's a midi/abc I made last year from a version collected in the late 50's in Suffolk. The tune is not vastly different from Nutty's, but like much of the material sung by Emily Sparkes, the words are only fragments of a much larger song. Thanks for posting the rest of the words.

THE FOX AND THE HARE

O the fox and the hare
The badger and the bear
The birds in the greenwood tree
The pretty little rabbits
Are engag-ed in their habits
And they've all got a mate but me.

She was sixteen stone,
All muscle and bone,
And I might have been a millionaire
She might have been mine,
But she fell in a decline,
By swallowing a mouse in the beer.

Collected by Desmond and Shelagh Herring at Rattlesden, Suffolk 1958-59 from the singing of Emily Sparkes.

MIDI file: FOXHARE.MID

Timebase: 96

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 62 064 0072 0 62 000 0000 1 62 064 0024 0 62 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0072 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0024 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0048 1 67 064 0048 0 67 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0096 0 72 000 0048 1 72 064 0048 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0072 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0024 0 74 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0096 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0192 0 69 000 0144 1 62 064 0048 0 62 000 0000 1 71 064 0072 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0024 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0072 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0024 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0072 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0024 0 71 000 0000 1 69 064 0072 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0024 0 67 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 76 064 0072 0 76 000 0000 1 76 064 0024 0 76 000 0000 1 74 064 0096 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0072 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0024 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0096 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0096 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0192 0 67 000 0096 1 62 064 0072 0 62 000 0000 1 62 064 0024 0 62 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0096 0 67 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0096 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0096 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0072 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0024 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0072 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0024 0 74 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0096 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0192 0 69 000 0144 1 62 064 0048 0 62 000 0000 1 71 064 0072 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0024 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0096 0 71 000 0000 1 69 064 0072 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0024 0 67 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0072 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0024 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0096 0 72 000 0000 1 76 064 0096 0 76 000 0000 1 74 064 0072 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0024 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0072 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0024 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0096 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0072 0 69 000 0000 1 69 064 0024 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0192 0 67 000
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: 7
T:Fox and the Hare, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
S:Emily Sparkes
A:Suffolk
N:Recorded at Rattlesden 1958/59
D:Many a Good Horseman VTVS01/0
K:G
D>D|
B2 B>B B2 z G|c>c c>c c2 z c|
d2 d>d B2 G2 |A4 z3 D|
B>B B>B B>B A>G|c>c c>c c>c e>e|
d2 d>d c2 A2 |G4 z2 D>D|
B2 B2 B2 G2 |c>c c2 c2 c>c|
d>d d>d B2 G2 |A4 z3 D|
B>B B2 B2 A>G|c>c c>c c2 e2|
d>d d>d c2 A>A|G4 ||



WassaiL! V


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