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Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry

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GUEST,Chris A 24 Sep 02 - 06:25 PM
Noreen 24 Sep 02 - 06:49 PM
Noreen 24 Sep 02 - 07:12 PM
Joe Offer 24 Sep 02 - 07:12 PM
Noreen 24 Sep 02 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Chris A 24 Sep 02 - 07:24 PM
Malcolm Douglas 24 Sep 02 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,Nick Passmore 10 May 13 - 03:31 AM
GUEST,Guest 16 Jun 18 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 20 Jun 18 - 10:36 AM
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Subject: The Wild Wild Berry
From: GUEST,Chris A
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 06:25 PM

At a recent John Kirkpatrick Gig at the Royal Oak in Lewis,East Sussex he sang a song he called the Wild Wild Berry. I seem to remember him saying it was it was written/sung by ****** Pascoe?? All ive been able to find so far is a link to Judy Cook's site, but the words did'nt seem to match my recolection. The song mentions Hunters Moon and the The Deadly Nightshade. Any help??

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 06:49 PM

Seems to be a version of Lord Randal; the following is from Judy Cook's site: THE WILD, WILD BERRY (pdf/Acrobat format)

This mentions Hthe hnters mMoon and the woody nightshade. Not this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 07:12 PM

! Or hunters moon...

Link was from

Far From The Lowlands: Judy Cook
Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads
which has no fewer than three versions of Lord Randal. She says The Wild Wild Berry was collected by Gwilym Davies from Ray Driscol in England.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILD, WILD BERRY (Child #12)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 07:12 PM

I copied this from Judy Cook's Website. I'm sure she won't mind, but I'll send her a personal message to make sure. I just figured out how to copy text from PDF documents. Kewl.
Judy's CD's are terrific, by the way.
-Joe Offer-


THE WILD, WILD BERRY
(traditional UK)

Young man comes from hunting faint and weary
"What does ail my lord, my dearie?"
"O Mother dear, let my bed be made
For I feel the gripe of the woody nightshade."
Lie low sweet Randal
chorus:
Now you young men all who do eat full well
And they that sup right merry
'Tis far better, I entreat,
To have toads for your meat
Than to eat of the wild, wild berry

This young man he died eftsoon
By the light of a hunters' moon
'Twas not by bolt, nor yet by blade
But the deathly gripe of the woody nightshade
Lie low sweet Randal
(chorus)

This lord's false love, they hanged her high
For her deeds were the cause of her love to die
And in her hair they entwined a braid
Of the leaves and the berries of the woody nightshade
Lie low sweet Randal
(chorus)

This is the second version of Lord Randal (Child Ballad #12) on this recording. This one has a much more literary sound to it.

Collected by Gwilym Davies from Ray Driscol in England. I have altered the words and tune slightly from the way it was collected


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 07:16 PM

Thanks Joe :0)

How do you copy text from PDF documents?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: GUEST,Chris A
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 07:24 PM

Thanks Noreen, I'd obviously drunk too much 'Harveys Old' that night. Did'nt remember too well did I!! Pasco>>>>Driscol sounds a bit the same!! Botany not my thing either.

I do remember JK saying it was a version of Lord Randal.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 10:07 PM

Judy won't mind, because it isn't her song; though she's recorded an arrangement of it. As stated above, it came from Ray Driscoll. Gwilym Davies recorded it from him in 1993. Ray was born in Ireland, but grew up in London and subsequently worked in Shropshire. He learned this song (and also a version of The Death of Queen Jane, which I posted here some time ago at The Death of Queen Jane) from "an itinerant worker called Harry Civil who used to work on a nearby farm and sleep in the barn. Harry was infamous in the locality and was thrown out of pubs on more than one occasion."

This particular variant of Lord Randal has never been found anywhere else; as Gwilym Davies suggests, it is most likely a recent romantic reworking of the old ballad. It was first published in English Dance and Song, vol.56 no.3, Autumn 1994.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: GUEST,Nick Passmore
Date: 10 May 13 - 03:31 AM

It's the title track of the recent album by Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes http://www.boweavilrecordings.com/weavil_49.html . I also heard Chris Wood sing a great version of it with his trio last night in Bristol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 Jun 18 - 03:40 PM

i found this link on youtube. this is the version with randall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lszHFoXn9RI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wild Wild Berry
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 20 Jun 18 - 10:36 AM

Here is a version of "The Wild Berry Song", (a heavily cut down "Lord Randall"), sung by the original "Elsie`s Band" at "The Red Lion" F.C., Turners Hill in 1996. It was recorded on a hand held piece of equipment of unknown ownership or vintage, hence the dodgy result. We learned this version from our friend Ray Driscoll in Padstow, circa 1994, and we do it in the same spirit and tempo as Ray would do it.

www.soundcloud.com/john-hills/the-berry-song-elsies-original-band


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