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Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie

Mad Maudlin 27 Oct 02 - 01:35 PM
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Mad Maudlin 29 Oct 02 - 06:07 AM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 29 Oct 02 - 10:07 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Mad Maudlin
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 01:35 PM

Hi all,

Last week I bought the Mel Gibson/Anthony Hopkins movie in English (the German version is half an hour shorter, I hate it when they do that to films ;) Well, anyway, during one of the beach scenes in Tahiti the fiddler plays and sings a few lines of a song I really liked, even though it was incomplete - the words I could make out were,

"...to sea, I'll take my pretty girl with me...
...care for me...
(another line I didn't understand)
But, alas, it is the law,
I have to leave her back on shore..."

I did a search for those words and on the Internet, but without success. If anyone of you knows the song, and can direct me to where I can find the complete tune as a midi and/or sheet music, that would be wonderful!

Thanks in advance, Nathali


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Mad Maudlin
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 03:50 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 03:55 PM

I had absolutely no luck, sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Mad Maudlin
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 06:07 AM

Sorcha, thanks for trying anyway! I asked the same question at a Mutiny on the Bounty newsgroup, but they didn't know either. Hmmm...what a pity!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 10:07 AM

found this site: http://www.lareau.org/btymusic.html
maybe it's one of these?

The complete soundtrack by Vangelis has never been officially released.

Vangelis released an album called "Themes" in 1992, which contains the following music from the movie soundtrack:

Opening Titles from "The Bounty" (4:16)
Closing Titles from "The Bounty" (4:58)



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A limited edition bootleg came out in 1994:
THE BOUNTY
Music By Vangelis
2 CD set: WD9405-2 and WD9405-2

VOLUME ONE (total disc time: 60:25):


Opening Titles (4:15)
Court Martial (2:20)
Setting Sail (2:50)
The Water is Wide (4:18)
Leaving England (1:46)
Bonny Kate (2:09)
Becalmed (2:44)
Attempting The Horn (5:46)
Disappointment (1:12)
Mr Friar Replaced (1:31)
Valentine's Burial (0:38)
Fair Sailing (2:34)
Tahitian Welcome (1:38)
Drowsy Maggie (1:39)
Ceremony #1 (3:06)
Ceremony #2 (3:04)
The Turning Point (3:14)
Sailors in Paradise (0:57)
Bligh Haunted (10:59)
It Will Not Be Long (3:36)
VOLUME TWO (total disc time: 56:01):

Toiavine (0:50)
Native Drums (1:07)
Fletcher's Goodbye (2:14)
Discipline (5:21)
Breaking Point (7:07)
Mutiny (4:11)
Bligh Set Adrift (7:55)
Reunited (0:40)
Argument (0:33)
Fletcher's Log (0:34)
On The Run (0:44)
Civilised Men (1:35)
Two Journeys (2:00)
Pitcairn Island, Burning the Bounty, Bligh Absolved (5:20)
The Bounty (15:42)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Declan
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 11:09 AM

I presume the credit should read Original music by Vangelis. He's hardly claiming to have written Bonny Kate or Drowsy Maggie. I'm wide open to correction on this, but I think the fiddle player in this filn may have been played by Barry Dransfield. If so it would explain how some genuine folk music got in there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Declan
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 11:22 AM

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=20509#213843 seems to confirm what I just said above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Declan
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 11:29 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: bill kennedy
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 11:31 AM

but Vangelis would probably credited for arranging the original music. of course the trad. tunes are not his, doesn't claim they are, just thought one of them might be the tune Mad Maudlin is looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Nerd
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 11:35 AM

Yeah, it was Barry all right. I remember the song too, but don't recognize it from elsewhere.

It is possible that it's NOT a real tradtional song. Barry is a good songwriter with an excellent feel for the tradition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: bill kennedy
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 01:43 PM

yep it's Barry Dransfield as the blind fiddler, some references on his 'Up to Now' compilation to Mel Gibson producing the music that Barry did in the film. best bet is rent the DVD and learn the tune that way, then see if you can find Barry and ask him what he calls it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Mad Maudlin
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 04:41 PM

Bill, I've got the video, but the trouble is that only a part of the song (those few lines I've quoted) are played in the song. Enough to "fall in love" with it, but not enough to learn it. Maybe I should try to contact Barry, and ask him for full lyrics, tune etc.
Thank you all for your help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 12:05 PM

I'm sorry to have taken 8000 years to reply to this thread, but I spoke to Barry who sang to me what he could remember of this song (which wasn't all of it). I don't have a copy of the film so I can't check what portions actually appear in it, or if the lines below will fill in all the blanks; but Barry remembers it as being only two verses long. He wrote the music, and the words are by Pete Lee Wilson, an actor/extra who played a sailor.

The scene was filmed on location in Tahiti (poor sods), and Barry says the two of them sort of improvised it just before the shoot, taping the words to a cowrie shell. Anyway, here's what he can remember, though they did lodge a copy with PRS/MCPS.

If I were a sailor I'd go to sea
I'd take my pretty girl with me
She could cook and care for me
And I'd be the pride of the King's Navy

But alas it is the law
I had to leave her on the shore
> ?
> ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: GUEST,R. H.
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 04:29 PM

So, I know this is five years late, but I was looking for the same lyrics and only arrived at this page. Sorry for being the Thread Necromancer; I hope this will satisfy at least someone's curiosity about the song.

I've extracted this song segment from The Bounty soundtrack Forbidden Love and have listened to it about 297 times continuously, but I cannot discern the lyrics either, beyond this:

If I're a sailor at the sea
I'd take my pretty girl with me
She could cook and care for me
And I'd be the pride of the King's Navy

But alas it is the law
I had to leave her on the shore

(Now, as I hear it):

Venture I will write each day
And in my heart I hope I stay
Tomorrow we are homeward bound
"Sing and reach our English sound" (perhaps something like that)
Sing and dance and when we round
I'll buy my love a wedding gown


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 10:19 AM

That Barry Dransfield 'es not bad for a Yorkshireman.

eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 05:18 PM

"Sing and reach our English sound" (perhaps something like that)

It's actually "Soon we'll reach old Plymouth Sound"

ie returning to England

Plymouth Sound is the Bay at Plymouth in Devon England, where the Bounty sailed from as did many ships to the New World including the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620

hope this helps albeit 10 years late. A great film by the way

the song is on this clip- 1.06 in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRf7qPLw7F4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from Gibson/Hopkins 'Bounty' movie
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 06:02 PM

Correction- The Bounty sailed from Spithead, Hampshire. 23 Dec 1787.


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