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Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt

pavane 21 Feb 02 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 22 Feb 02 - 06:33 AM
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Subject: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 07:33 AM

I have an old tape of a BBC program with this fine song performed by a group called Muggins Fancy, I believe, from Stoke On Trent.

Before I make the effort to transcribe it, does anyone already have it (Doesn't seem to be in the Database). Also, not all the words are clear on the tape.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 06:33 AM

Not much help, but I see a reference to it HERE Note the spelling as Radcliffe

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: John J
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 07:42 AM

I've got an old 'Tamlyn' mag at home from about 25 years ago. I'm sure the words are in. I'll check when I get home. Let me know your email address and I'll scan & send directly.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: MMario
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 07:47 AM

John - if you indeed have it - you can send a scan to me at lpola@edutech.org and I will post.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: GUEST,Mike Cahill
Date: 22 Feb 02 - 03:08 PM

I've got this song on a record called "a Lancashire Mon", by the late Harry Boardman. Unfortunatly my record player is in bits in the loft so I can't transcribe it for you perhaps someone else has this record and can do it for you, or if you wait a week or so, I'll see if I can put the player back together


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 05:24 AM

Thanks for the offers. My cassette has now broken, (tape snapped) so I can't do anything myself until I can splice it. I will let MMario post it if possible, as I am very busy at work at the moment (Just worked 14 days straight through, weekends as well, and away from home.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: folkmonster
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 06:58 PM

I have this on LP. I'll try and transcribe the words this weekend, time permitting. The version I have is

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: folkmonster
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 07:05 PM

Damn. How *DO* you do blickies then?

... by Harry Boardman on 'A Lancashire Mon'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 11:09 PM

Don't use quotes in a link unless you are certain to close them! (Right click on the page, select "view source").


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 06:34 AM

By the way, I got it wrong, I think the group on my tape is 'Tom Tiddlers ?Ground', not Muggins Fancy. They were both on the same BBC Folkweave program.

Does anyone know of them?

I didn't know where the song came from, and I have never heard Harry Boardman's version - must look out for it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: John J at home
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 09:27 AM

Ha-Ha! Found the words in April 1976 issue of Tamlyn magazine. (It pays to be a hoarder!!) I'll scan the text and the dots and email to MMario when I get into work on Monday.

Re: Tom Tiddlers Ground: I seem to remember it was the band that Brian Dewhurst was in. I think he had to change his stage name to Brian Preston, reflecting his home town.

Muggins Fancy sadly broke up many years ago; although I recently met up with one the ex-members who still sings. (Remember 'Lumpy Tums?).

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: folkmonster
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 08:23 PM

Yes, there is a version by Brain Dewhurst (vocals) on the LP 'The Hunter and The Hunted' (presumably with Tom Tiddlers Ground). I can't recall the tune they used. The Tune used by Harry B. is 'The Earlsdon Calling On Song' (as on 'Frost and Fire' by the watersons).

The song is from Harland and Wilkinsons' Ballads and Songs of Lancashire' "taken from a Manuscript copy supplied by John Higson of Droylsden"


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Subject: ADD: Radcliffe Otter Hunt
From: MMario
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 02:51 PM

RADCLIFFE OTTER HUNT
(Traditional) As Recorded on 'A Lancashire Man'
Full text is in 'Ballads & Songs of Lancashire' Harland & Wilkinson

I am a bold otter, as you shall hear,
I've rambled the country all round;
I valued no dogs far or near,
In the water, nor yet on the ground.
I valued no dogs, far or near,
But I roved through the country so wide,
Till I came to a river so clear,
That did Clifton and Prestwich divide

As through the wild country I rambled,
I liv'd at extravagant rate;
On eels, chubs and gudgeons I feasted;
The fisherman all did me hate;
Yet still up the rivers I went,
Where the fishes my stomach did cheer,
till a challenge from Radcliffe they sent me,
They quickly would stop my career.

Jack Allen, The darling of hunters,
And Ploughman, the glory of hounds;
You may search all the country over,
Their equals are not to be found;
Although I my country did leave,
It was sorely against my own will;
They pursued me woth courage so brave,
That they proved a match for my skill.

Again through the country I rambled;
To the Earl of Wilton's I came,
Where I made bold his fish-pond to enter,
And there I found plenty of game;
But the Earl being now at his hall,
He swore that my life they must end;
So straight for Tom Thorpe he did call,
v And for Squire Lomas' hounds they did send.

'Twas on the next morning so early,
They forced me from my retreat;
Then into the river I dived,
Thinking all their sharp schemes to defeat;
But those dogs they did soon force me out,
Because that my strengtrh did fail;
Tom Damport, that tailor so stout
He quickly laid hold of my tail.

Then into a biag they did put me,
And up on their back did me fling;
And because that in fafety they'd got me,
They made all the valleys to ring;
Then right for old Radcliffe did steer
And soon at Bob Hampson's didi call;
And hundreds of people were there,
to drink and rejoice at my fall.

The same afternoon they contrived
with me more diversion to have;
Put me into a pit, where I dived,
Just like a stout otter so brave;
and yet I remained so stout,
Though they swam me for three hours or more
The dogs they could not force me out,
till with stones they did pelt me full sore

Thus forcing me out of the water
Because that my strength it did fail;
And then in a few moments after
Jack Ogden laid hold of my tail;
And so now the had got me secure,
They right to the "Anchor" did steer;
But my lot was to hard to endure,
And my death was approaching too near.

Next mornint to Whitefield they took me,
To swim as before I had done;
When out of the bag they did put me,
Alas! my poor life it was gone;
And so now this old otter you've killed,
You may go to Bob Hampson's and sing;
Drink a health to all true hearted hunters,
Sucess to our country and Kings.

miditxt to follow


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Subject: Tune Add: RADCLIFFE OTTER HUNT
From: MMario
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 03:14 PM

MIDI file: radclif.mid

Timebase: 24

Text: This file was converted by SongWright V from: c:\download\songwr~1\radclif.sw
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
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Subject: Tune Add: RADCLIFFE OTTER HUNT
From: MMario
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 03:16 PM

Songwright file:

N-RADCLIFFE OTTER HUNT
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L-I am a bold ot-ter as you shall hear And I've
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L-ground. I wal-ued no dogs far or near but I
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L-riv-er so clear That did Cif-ton and Prest-wich di-
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M-1D-2 R-4
L-vide.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: John J at home
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 03:31 AM

MMario, you're a star!!

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: MMario
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 08:28 AM

just doing what I can.

errata:

verse 4, last line. the "v" at the beginning doesn't exist

verse six, first line "bag" not "biag"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 02:50 AM

Thanks, MMario, although the words aren't quite the same (My version starts Oh I'm a bold Otter you know..). And yes, John J, Lumpy Tums is on the tape I have. Sorry my time is so limited at present, and I don't have the facilities at work to check if it's the same the tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 04:35 PM

Radcliffe Otter Hunt by Tom Tiddlers Dram, I think. A fine performance. I have now found the tape (Folkweave) and will add it to the Treasure Hunt list.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 10:03 AM

I was tickled to read this, bein' as 'ow I'm a Radcliffe lad missen! Long-exiled now, I hasten to add. I remember my dad throwing small change into the street in disgust every time the Earl of Wilton's man came round, once a year, to collect the hated ground rent. When I was a lad any otter worth its salt would have stayed well away from any of the waterways of Radcliffe and environs, which were no more than industrial sewers of the worst kind. Things are much better now. I don't know whether there have been any recent sightings of otters though!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:04 PM

@ pavane:
I think you mean "Brian Dewhurst and Tom Tiddler's Ground"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 04:56 PM

You could be right, it was just what I could hear on the tape.
You can now hear it at the private area of my site

Go to www.chappuzeau.net
Click private link
enter the password folkweave (all in lower case)
It is on the Muggins Fancy recording (towards the end)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Radcliff Otter Hunt
From: pavane
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 04:57 PM

See post from John J, which also gives Brian Dewhurst


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