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All the Tunes in the World

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hartley@toto.pitton.com 18 Jan 97 - 06:52 PM
Ian 21 Jan 97 - 02:59 PM
Philippa 19 Mar 99 - 03:03 PM
19 Mar 99 - 03:31 PM
skw@worldmusic.de 22 Mar 99 - 04:57 AM
Bob Biderman 23 Mar 99 - 03:05 PM
John in Brisbane 23 Mar 99 - 11:54 PM
Ewan McV (inactive) 13 Apr 99 - 06:30 PM
The Shambles 13 Apr 99 - 06:49 PM
skw@worldmusic.de 15 Apr 99 - 04:00 AM
dick greenhaus 15 Apr 99 - 01:02 PM
Ewan McV (inactive) 15 Apr 99 - 06:11 PM
John in Brisbane 15 Apr 99 - 08:08 PM
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Subject: All the Tunes in the World
From: hartley@toto.pitton.com
Date: 18 Jan 97 - 06:52 PM

I can't make out all the words to "All the Tunes in the World". It's a song about playing music at closing time in a pub. Does anyone have to words down that could transmit them. Thanks


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: Ian
Date: 21 Jan 97 - 02:59 PM

Hartley,

Great song! I think I have the words somewhere. (I'll try to find them.) I don't have the chords, though. Do you?

Here's the chorus, anyway. (It's as much as I have in memory at the moment!)

Ian

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'All The Tunes in the World'

CHORUS:

And all the tunes in the world

Are dancing around in yer head;

But the clock on the gantry(?) says playtime is o'er.

You'll just have to sing them instead.


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: Philippa
Date: 19 Mar 99 - 03:03 PM

there was a misplaced request for info on this song in the Help forum (possibly placed there when the main page was 'down'?); I've e-mailed the author to give her this information which comes from Ted hastings via IrTrad-L: "The words were written by Glasgow singer/songwriter Ewan McVicar and are published by Gallus Music. The tune is an old Irish air, "The South Wind". [an Ghaoth Aneas] Ewan dedicated the song to fiddler and uillean piper Jim Daily, a former member of the Whistlebinkies. Jim still plays around Glasgow and is involved with the local CCE branch. The song can be found in Ewan's book "One Singer, One Song" published by Glasgow City Libraries, ISBN 0-906169-31-3."
I do hope the title of this specific song, and therefore of the thread, doesn't lead people to request ALL THE [OTHER]TUNES!!!


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
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Date: 19 Mar 99 - 03:31 PM

Ewan McVicar currently lives in Linlithgow, and is a part-time grad student at the School of Scottish Studies (Edinburgh).


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 04:57 AM

And he has been known to turn up at the Mudcat. Ewan, what's happened to you? Just too busy? I miss your contributions. All the best, Susanne


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: Bob Biderman
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 03:05 PM

Here are the lyrics. I sometimes sing this as a closing song at a weekly song circle in Toronto.

All the tunes in the world
Ewan McVicar

Lay down the borrowed guitar
Lay down the fiddle and bow
You'd like one more drink from the bar
But the manager says you must go
CHORUS:
And all the tunes in the world
Are dancing around in your head
But the clock on the gantry says playtime is o'er
You'll just have to sing them instead

Lay down the jig and the reel
Lay down the planxty and slide
Everyone knows how you feel
But there's no time to take one more ride

The barmaid has put on her coat
And the barman has emptied the slops
The manager's pals are afraid
The music will bring in the cops

Everyone here feels the same
Oh yes, you deserve one more tune
But you know the rules of the game
It's time to go howl at the moon


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 11:54 PM

This is too good a tune to be absent from this thread. Sorry but I didn,t have the time to create the Midi text

Regards
John

X:1

T:South Wind, The

O:Ireland

M:3/4

K:G

c2|

B3A G2|B3c d2|A4 A2|A4 c2|

B3A G2|E3D E2|G4 G2|G4::

d2|

g4 g2|g3f e2|d4 d2|d4 c2|B3AG2

|1 B3cd2|A4 A2|A4 :|2 Ac3 F2|(G6|G4)||


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: Ewan McV (inactive)
Date: 13 Apr 99 - 06:30 PM

Susanne, the reason I signed myself out was I found that in a particular thread I was being expected to answer questions about my political and social stance to a level that felt inappropriate, and rather than get shirty I left. The All The Tunes In The World air is an amended version of The South Wind - key difference is that the original has more notes at the end of each line, and in some phrases. The song was written for Jim Daily, who would not stop playing tunes at closing time - when at last he did he would start to 'diddle' the tunes to me, while the publican told me to stop him! The publican could tell that there was no use him trying to talk sense to a fiddle player, but I play guitar so am clearly more sensible. My lyric as given above, except that I wrote and sing 'playtime is done', not 'o'er', which was Janet Russell's amendation in her wonderful recording of the song. By the way, the 'gantry' is the frame behiond the bar where the bottles and glasses hang. Best regards. Ewan


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: The Shambles
Date: 13 Apr 99 - 06:49 PM

A warm welcome back.


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 04:00 AM

Thanks, Ewan. Nice to know you're back! (I've got your book, BTW. One of my best buys ever.) Susanne


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 01:02 PM

Ewan- Does that mean we have permission to include your material in the Digital Tradition?


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: Ewan McV (inactive)
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 06:11 PM

Dick Yes, you have full permission to include any song of mine in the Digital Tradition. The only other song of mine to gain wide currency is one called Shift and Spin. I'll try to post it some time.

Regards

Ewan


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 08:08 PM

Joe has rightly pointed out to me that the above tune doesn't work. Of course it won't work because there are spaces between the lines. ABC players follow the convention that a line space denotes a new tune. Simple lesson - don't put line breaks in ABC tunes, and when posting to Mudcat put the br symbol at the end of each line.

X:1
T:South Wind, The
O:Ireland
M:3/4
K:G
c2|
B3A G2|B3c d2|A4 A2|A4 c2|
B3A G2|E3D E2|G4 G2|G4::
d2|
g4 g2|g3f e2|d4 d2|d4 c2|B3AG2
|1 B3cd2|A4 A2|A4 :|2 Ac3 F2|(G6|G4)||


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Subject: RE: All the Tunes in the World
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 08:10 PM

Joe.....help!

Regards
John

Now it works. Nice tune, John.
-Joe Offer-


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