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Subject: Lyr Req: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner notes
From: Genie
Date: 31 Dec 02 - 12:11 AM

This is a PermaThread™, maintained by Genie. Feel free to post to this thread, but be aware that all messages in this thread are subject to deletion and editing.

Unless someone else volunteers, Lin from Kansas and I will put together and edit the liner notes for the Orchid CD. They will be posted here and, if you desire, emailed to you in PDF format. Either way, you should be able to print them and (if you print both sides of the paper0 probably insert them into the "jewel case" for the CD (which, I'm sure, you will be ordering soon if you haven't already bought one!).

 Most contributors have already submitted lyrics and other liner notes, and michaelr has sent me her Track list from the CD inserts.

The printable liner notes -- to date -- are HERE

 

We still need lyrics and/or credits for a few songs. If each of you Orchid CD contributors will submit the following info (in this sequence), we can get these notes ready for printing right away:*

 Song Title

 Composer(s)' full name and copyright date (use "©" if possible)

 Artists:
       name of each artist, followed by the instrument(s) and/or vocal part(s) they provided
 
     background info and comments of the composer(s) and/or performer(s)
 
     HTML addresses for:
  ¥  Profile(s) and photo(s) of artist(s) and/or composer(s) in Member Photos and Info.
  ¥  Websites of the artist(s) and/or composer(s)
 
Email addresses for artist(s) and/or composer(s), if  you'd like them included.

(Please do not post these INITIALLY as JUST a link.*  That makes an extra step in the editor's job.  OK to post it as a link if you ALSO show the HTML address.) in Member Photos and Info.

 Lyrics (or link to lyrics in DT, forum, or website)
 
 
 Thanks,

 Genie
* Remember, you can't click on a hyperlink in PRINTED liner notes!


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Mudcat Rag - JustaPicker
From: Genie
Date: 31 Dec 02 - 12:39 AM

1.Ê: Mudcat Rag composed & played by JustaPicker - 3:09


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner notes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 31 Dec 02 - 09:32 AM

Dave, I put your info in with the lyrics, below.  - Ed.


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: For All The Good People-Sandy P
From: michaelr
Date: 31 Dec 02 - 08:50 PM

2.  For All The Good People (Hicks ©??)

 Sandy Paton and Friends - vocals, instrumentals

lyrics: 

 

 

 


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: liner notes
From: Genie
Date: 01 Jan 03 - 02:29 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mudcat CD Violet: liner notes
From: khandu
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 08:36 PM

Liner notes post moved to Violet CD liner notes Permathread - Ed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mudcat CD Plum: liner notes
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 09:45 AM

Jed, I posted your liner notes below with the few minor changes needed for keep format consistency, and adding link to photos and profiles.  (Ed.)


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Letter From Lilac Acres (Marum)
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 01:58 PM

Here is a perfect example of the liner note info to include and how to format it. (You may want to add email addresses.)

Genie

___________________________________________________________________
21.   Letter From Lilac Acres  (Jed Marum ©2002, Celfolk Publishing)
Jed Marum, guitar, vocals; Rick Fielding, autoharp; Dennis Pendrith, string bass;
Don Reed, fiddles; Curly Boy Stubbs, guitar

"I've read so many many letters from the US Civil War era; husband to wife, father
to son, sister to brother, and all have a common thread.
 Expressions of deep faith,
words of personal affection, and wishes for well being are all mixed in, it seems to
me with comments about every day life.
 After the attacks on America of
September 11, 2002, I saw a young woman telling a TV camera crew just how
blessed she felt when she discovered that
her husband was among the survivors at
the World Trade Center. I remembered then, similar expressions in letters from
home to soldiers who had
survived battles during the Civil War.  I wrote this song
from the perspective of a young woman who might have been living in the home of
my wife's
family in Southboro Massachusetts (Lilac Acres)."
Jed Marum
Photos:    http://www.mudcat.org/photos/photo_page.cfm?file_name_sent=jed_marum
Profile: http://www.mudcat.org/photos/profile_page.cfm?file_name_http://www.mud
Website: http://jedmarum.com/

"As I write you this letter, the lilac's in bloom;
The color still lingers on the daffodils too,
And this springtime's as pretty as any I've known.
May the Lord keep you safely and deliver you home.

"There's a spot on the river down by the mill pond
Where the boys have been fishing since the first light of dawn.
How they've grown since you've seen them these long, painful years!
Now the winter is passing and the summer appears.

Chorus:
 "I've begged the Lord over and over again
 To send you home safely to me.
 When so many have fallen, so many good men,
 To hold you again is a blessing, indeed.
 
Now I'm counting the moments 'til you're home to stay."
Signed, "With love, your Louisa," on the 13th of May.

 (Break, then repeat verse 2 and chorus)

Tag:   "May the Lord keep you safely, and may God speed your way."


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Why We Sing - Jeri
From: Genie
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 02:03 PM

10.  Why We Sing  (Composed and sung by Jeri Corlew © 2001 )

 "Inspiration: Big Mick and the Why We Sing threads." - Jeri
 
"I had always wanted to write a song based on my thoughts about the things I have seen, and the struggles that we all wrestle with. But I never could, and once my dear friend Jeri wrote this, I knew that I didn't have to.  The minute I heard her sing it, I knew that the thoughts had found their voice, as well.  You would do well to read the thread that Jeri linked to so you can see the inspiration.  And hearing her sing that one song will justify the cost of the CD.  I don't know if I ever told you this, Jeri, but I am so proud to have had a little part of your writing this wonderful bit of imagery.  Thanks." - Mick

 Despair is in our cities and the squalor in the street,
 Where the grandest dream a soul can have is to find enough to eat,
 And most of us just walk on past and do not meet their eyes,
 For a soul just like ours looking back, we'd be hurt to recognise.

 There are stories in the city, there are stories everywhere,
 And children suffer horrors from a world that doesn't care,
 And you'd think their hope would waste away--for who could stand the pain?--
 And you'd think they're just like all the rest, and you'd better think again.

 For there are souls behind those wisened eyes that have seen the worst of man,
 And something keeps them going on and giving what they can.
 Each phoenix spirit waits for passion's fire to give it wing,
 To find a reason to rise up, and it's why we sing.

 When we sing, a spark within us wakes and is fanned into a flame.
 To those who hear our spirit's voice, it calls in them the same,
 And soon that light within us grows and wells up like a spring,
 And it fills the barren emptiness, and it's why we sing.

 Though our hearts, they may be jaded, we still listen for that call.
 When we find a spark in one soul, we can see it in them all,
 And whether it's a greater power or a simple human thing,
 It calls out to the best in us and it's why we sing.


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid:Beans, Bacon & Gravy -UncleDaveO
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 01:47 PM

16.   BEANS, BACON AND GRAVY   (trad. -)
The tune is that of Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, published by George Washington Hayes in 1870.
Uncle_DaveO (Dave Oesterreich) - vocals, banjo.

Uncle_DaveO (Mudcat Profile:   http://www.mudcat.org/photos/profile_page.cfm?file_name_sent=uncle_daveo) has been singing folksongs and related songs since about 1950, first with guitar and of recent years with banjo, and now cittern.

I was born long ago, In eighteen ninety-four, & I've seen many a panic, I will own,
I've been hungry, I've been cold, & now I'm growing old, But the worst I've seen is nineteen thirty-one.

Chorus:

Oh, those beans, bacon and gravy, they almost drive me crazy,
I eat them till I see them in my dreams.
When I wake up in the morning & another day is dawning,
I know I'll have another mess of beans.

We congregate each morning at the county barn at dawning,
And everyone is happy, so it seems.
But when our work is done, we file in one by one
And thank the Lord for one more mess of beans.

We have Hooverized on butter; for milk we've only water,
And I haven't seen a steak in many a day.
As for cakes and pies and jellies, we substitute sow bellies,
For which we work the county road each day.

If there ever comes a time when I've got more than a dime,
They'll have to put me under lock and key,
Because I've been broke so long I can only sing this song
Of the workers and their misery.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 02:31 PM

...or (hint, hint), any of you other folks can feel free to remind your CD contributor friends to post their notes ...


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid:
From: Genie
Date: 23 Jan 03 - 03:21 PM


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: The Creek - Paul G.
From: Genie
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 03:07 PM

The Creek   (Paul Garfinkel © 2000 - Blind Fish Music, BMI)
The Ashley Gang -  www.ashleygang.com - [Paul G. (Paul Garfinkel) - guitar, lead vocal; Al Scortino - guitar; Kay Garfinkel - flute; Michelle Lowe - bass, harmony vocal;  Norm McDonald - percussion, harmony vocal]
 
"This is a song about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who lived in Cross Creek Florida (where Lochloosa and Orange Lakes come closest together) & Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who lived near the Everglades.  Rawlings won the Pulitzer Prize (literature) for "The Yearling".  Douglas wrote "River of Grass."   One of Rawlings' short stories is titled "Jacob's Ladder" -- a favorite of mine.  "The Creek" was named Best New Florida Song in 1999 by the Will McLean Foundation." - pg

Marjorie sits on her porch, and it's morning,
Chasing the words that spin 'round in her head.
Life at the creek can explode without warning,
Turned on a phrase that some neighbor had said.
 
Life is a joy between birthing and dying,
Crackers, black faces, and white jasmine blooms.
Living is hard, but we soar in the trying.
Between the swamp and the scrub now there's plenty of room.

 Where Lochloosa and Orange Lake come closest together,
 Where pictures are painted on words that we speak,
 We suffer our neighbors, our crops and the weather,
 But living's like heaven out here at the creek.

Marjorie stands where the grass flows like rivers,
Where birds fly like angels untouched by the sun.
She thinks about progress; the thought makes her shiver.
How swift will her river of grass need to run?

Now, joy is the life between marshes and mangroves,
Gators and wildcats and white jasmine blooms.
Living is hard, but we're judged in the trying.
Between the cane and the trail, now there isn't much room.

Where the straits and the keys come closest together.
Where pictures are painted on Florida Bay,
We suffer the cattle, the roads and the orange groves,
But living's like heaven out here in the Glades.

Beyond Marjorie's window the magnolia still grows,
And its blossom's still placed on the table inside.
She looks for her sister she never did know,
And they sail on her river of grass, side by side.

Where Lochloosa and Orange Lake come closest together,
Where pictures are painted on words that we speak,
We suffer our neighbors, our crops and the weather,
But living's like heaven out here at the creek.
Living's like heaven out here at the creek.

We are climbing Jacob's Ladder,  We are climbing Jacob's Ladder
We are climbing Jacob's Ladder,  Soldiers of the cross.


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Sing With The Angels - Rick F.
From: bradfordian
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 04:15 PM

17.   SING WITH THE ANGELS (Rick Fielding  © ???? )   2.59
Rick Fielding - vocals, guitar -  http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_fielding.html
From the album "This One's The Dreamer" - http://www.folklegacy.com/cd/cd5053.htm
 

Chorus:
    I'm gonna sing with the angels when my time comes around.
    This earth is just rehearsal for when I'm heaven bound,
    And I'll be well prepared to take my place with harmony and rhyme
    And sing with the angels when it's time.

Now some will bring their wisdom, some a weary soul.
A foolish few will try to find salvation with their gold.
Some will beg forgiveness for all that they've done wrong.
Only thing that I know I'll bring is a lifetime's worth of song.

Chorus

I've sung my songs in churches, bar rooms and in jails.
Some rode the super highways and others merely trails,
And when it's finally over, I'll be there to take my place
With a new life on a new road, an eternal state of praise.

Chorus

--------------------------------------------------
(I tried doing the tabs for the chorus but it don't wanna go. Another lil job for you Genie, & the hyper links, & ....)<

Regards Brad
---------------------------------------

No problem, Brad.  -- Thanks a bunch!
Genie


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Deep Shady Grove - Kytrad
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 06:23 PM

6.   Deep Shady Grove  (From the singing of Edna Ritchie Baker & Floyd Baker;  Arr., new & additional words & music by Kytrad (Jean Ritchie) © 1971 Jean Ritchie,  Geordie Music Publishing Company)     www.jeanritchie.com  email: JR@jeanritchie.com
Jean Ritchie - lead vocals; Peter Pickow - guitar and dobro, bass vocals; Jonathan Pickow* - tenor vocals; Larry Packer - fiddle*
Produced, recorded and mixed by Jonathan and Peter Pickow,* Greenhays Studio, 7A Locust Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050
"Deep Shady Grove" is exerpted from Jean's CD, "Mountain Born" Greenhays label, GR70725.

"Floyd Baker, my sister Edna's husband, was born and raised on Hell-fr-Sartin Creek in Breathitt County, a county next to ours, Perry.  He had this song from his father.  Amongst us we have, over the years, somewhat changed and modified the lyric and tune." - Jean R.-
  * Jean's sons
 

 I got up one May morning for to hear the birds sing sweet;
 I seated myself in a deep shady grove to hear those true lovers meet.
 To hear those true lovers meet, sweetheart, and to hear what they might say.
 I wanted to know just a piece of their mind before they went away.

 Don't you remember about three years ago, with your arms around my waist?
 You could make me believe, by the false that you swore, that the sun rose up in the west,
 That the sun rose up in the west, sweetheart, and turned away to the east.
 And now I've returned and found you here, and found you on your knees.

 Well I never will believe what another woman says, let her be white, yeller, dark or brown,
 Unless she is on some high gallows tree and a-sayin that she wants to come down.
 And a-sayin that she wants to come down, sweetheart, for no one would like to be hung;
 And the words of a young girl is so hard to believe, that has lied to everyone.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 06:27 PM

(Sorry, Genie- seems some sentences want to divide in strange places. Not trying for "free verse," just run them to their logical ends? Jean

Thanks for posting the notes,Jean.  Are the line breaks OK as I formatted them above?

Also, should I put your name after the comment line in the liner notes?  (I'm confused as to the relation of "Jean Ritchie" to "Kytrad.")

Genie


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: The Parting Glass - Big Mick
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:33 AM

19.  The Parting Glass  (trad.)  - 1:57
Big Mick with The Conklin Ceili Band

"It was Big Mick's writing that lies behind the inclusion of [this] song on this CD.   He sang it to a dear friend in the
hospital, who passed on.  It was perhaps the last communication he and Mick shared before his dying.  The poignancy & compassion that comes through in Mick's story compelled me to insist he include this rendition of The Parting Glass in the songs he sent in for the CD.  I was adamant, and as usual, Big Mick came through." - Amos
"Amos. this from Contemplator :  William Cole lists this as an Irish song.  It was well known in both Ireland & Scotland.  Before "Auld Lange Syne," this song was the most popular parting song in Scotland.  It appears in Herd's Scots Songs & in the Scots Musical Museum (1803/4).  It was printed on broadsides as early as 1770* & saw a resurgence of popularity in the late 1800s.  Several copies of these broadsides can be found at the Bodleian Library.
The tune appears as early as the 1600s - in the Skene Manuscript and in the Guthrie Manuscript (c.1675).  It is also in Playford's "Original Scots Tunes" (1700).**
The song is also known as "Good Night and Joy Be With You All."   Sam Henry collected "The Parting Glass" in Ireland in1938.  In Folksongs of Britain and Ireland, Peter Kennedy relates it to the Manx song "Te Traa Goll Thie (It's Time to Go Home)."
 

Oh, all the money e'er I had,  I spent it in good company.
And all the harm that ever I've done, Alas, it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit To mem'ry now I can't recall;
So fill to me the parting glass, Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend, And leisure time to sit awhile.
There is a fair maid in this town, That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips, I own, she has my heart in thrall;
Then fill to me the parting glass, Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,  They're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts e'er I had, They'd wished me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot, That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,  Goodnight and joy be with you all.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 09:17 AM

22.  Old Man at the Mill (traditional) 2:15

Performed by ShoreGrass with Barbara Shaw (guitar), Frank Shaw (banjo), Larry Rothermel (fiddle), Paul Pozzi (mandolin), Louis Audette (bass) on their CD In Connecticut. Vocals by Frank and Barbara.

Website: http://pages.cthome.net/the.shaws/shoregrass.htm
Contact: B.Shaw@snet.net


Lyrics:
There are many versions of this song. Bluegrassers know it as an old Dillards tune, and folkies know it as The Jolly Miller, which goes back to 1765. This is the way we sing it:

Same old man livin' at the mill
The mill turns around of it's own free will
Hand in the hopper and the other in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents fall back.

Down sat an owl with his head all white
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say
Court all night and you sleep next day.

Well then said the raven as she flew
If I was a young one I'd get two
One for to get and the other to sew
I'd have a string for my bow, bow, bow.

Well my old man's in Kalamazoo
He don't wear no yes I do
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:24 PM

Thanks, Barbara.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:56 PM

Genie --

"Kytrad" is Jean Ritchie's Mudcat handle, I believe.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 08:25 PM

Genie, Kytrad is just my Mudcat name- no group better take it over!

As I have written that little note in the third person, either you can just weave the info into a sentence or two of your own...or you can change it to first-person speech,- e.g. "my sister Edna" instead of "Jean's sister Edna," etc.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 01:41 AM

Thanks, Jean ... er, Kytrad. ;-D

Genie (Jeanene)


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: The Blacksmith - Michaelr
From: Genie
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 01:43 AM

13.  The Blacksmith  (trad.)

Michaelr - guitar, octave mandolin; Patricia Casey - vocals, whistle; Tony Blake - percussion
From the CD "I Lie Awake" by Greenhouse, http://www.celticfusion.org/ the band I've had the pleasure (and pain) to nourish for twelve years. - The CD is on Jackalope Records, http://www.the-last-record-store.com/lrsjackalope.htmla tiny roots-oriented label based in Santa Rosa, CA.

 lyrics(from the Mudcat DT):  http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5918

  A blacksmith courted me, nine months or better.
  He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter.
  With his hammer in his hand, he looked so clever,
  And if I were with my love, I would live forever.

  Oh, where has my love gone, with his cheeks like roses?
  He's gone across the sea gathering primroses.
  Will burn and scorch, I fear, the shining sun his beauty,
  And if I were with my love, I would do my duty.

  Strange news is come to town, strange news is carried,
  Sad news cried up and down, that my love is married.
  I wish them both much joy, though they can't hear me,
  And may God reward them well for the slighting of me!

  "What did you promise me when you lay beside me?
  You said you'd marry me and not deny me."
  "If I said I'd marry you, 'twas only to try you,
  So bring your witness, love, and I'll not deny you."

  "Oh, witness I have none, save God Almighty,
  And may he reward you well for the slighting of me!"
  Her lips grew pale and wan; her heart did tremble
  For to think she'd had one love, and he proved deceitful.


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Wrangling Dudes - Midchuck
From: Genie
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 02:53 AM

18.   WRANGLING DUDES written by Peter (Midchuck) & Kris' daughter Andrea after working on dude ranches in Montana and Wyoming. You change their diapers; you lie awake the first time they're out past your bedtime; you go into hock for the tuition - and, if you're really lucky, you get to steal their songs...
Kristina - lead vocal; Sandy (bigchuck) - lead guitar, harmony vocal;
Peter (Midchuck) - rhythm guitar, harmony vocal:

lyrics  

 

 

 


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Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: 100 Pipers - Charcloth
From: Charcloth
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 03:52 AM

8.  100 pipers (trad.)
Jeff Sturgill - Irish Bouzouki solo (taken from Solo Recording "Charcloth"
Jeffrey W. Sturgill (Charcloth @AOL.com)
PO Box 13263 Hamilton Ohio 45013
(513) 523-6596


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 06:14 PM

Genie, forgot to tell you that Peter and Jonathan Pickow are my sons.
Larry Packer, the fiddler, is a friend. This info does not have to go into the notes- just thought I'd tell you who "those others" are.

The broken sentence I was referring to was my note about Floyd Baker. "He had this song"... should flow right on, on the same line instead of dropping down, as, "He had this song from his father. Amongst us we have, over the years, somewhat changed and modified the lyric and tune."   Jean R.

That split line was a temporary posting error that I would have fixed in the final draft, anyway, Jean.  Thanks for the additional info on your fellow musicians.  Folks will be able to find that kind of extra info in these threads even after the formal notes are completed and edited.

I did add a footnote to the liner notes about Peter and Jonathan being your sons.  Seems reasonable to include that (unless you object).

Genie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Printable Liner Notes
From: Genie
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 02:20 AM


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 01:53 PM

That's fine Genie- I'm proud of my boys!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 09:17 PM

Sounds like there's good reason for that, Jean.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 10:09 AM

Let's see how quickly we can garner the missing pieces for all the CD liner notes, so folks who buy (or show) the CDs can have a lovely insert addition for the CD case.

If your liner note comments are extensive, you may want to condense them for the compact liner notes.  (There's no reason to do that for the larger version, as in the other posts in this thread.)  If your comments can be condensed or cut (for stuffing inside the CD case), please PM me the edited version.

Thanks,

Genie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 05:21 PM

Gettin' close. Keep those notes straggling in, folks.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: bradfordian
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 04:42 PM

Orchid CD Lyrics [still] wanted :-

The Girl I Left Behind Me

The Ploughboy Lads

Skylark

Wrangling Dudes


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 10:30 PM

encore une fois


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Night Owl
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 01:09 PM

MAXIE'S MUDCAT BLUES

This song was created as a Thank You present for Max Spiegal and was made by Mudcatter's sending computor music files to each other via the internet. Mixing the files was done by Paul Evenden (Musicman)

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First verse from West Coast,USA
Lyrics,guitar and vocal: Amos Jessup
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Well, folks, let me tell you people 'bout a place I stay
On the WWW line
There's a gent out
there from old PA
Built a site that's awful fine.
Now old Maxie Spiegel said, "Ya gotta know,
I'm gonna build me a place for the Folkies to go."
Mudcat town is the place to go.
Thanks to Mister Spiegel
He even made it legal!
Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat show!

___________________________________________________________
2nd Verse (and Instrument break) from Australia and Canada:
Lyrics and Vocal: Alan of Oz
Guitar: Paul(Musicman),
Harp and Whistle: alison ("the faire one")
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The Mudcat Website is a place of wonder
As every Aussie folky knows
The length and breadth of the land down under
The place where every folky goes
Now Mudcat's known around the world because
It's the best folk forum that ever was
It even has members from Iceland to Oz
Thanks to Mister Spiegel!
He even made it legal!
Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat show!
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3rd verse (and Instrument break) from West Coast, Canada and
East Coast,USA.
Lyrics-Amos Jessup;
Vocal and Guitar-Paul(Musicman),
Autoharp-Night Owl
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Now, baby if it's blues that are on your mind
Mudcat is the thing for you!
Just browse on over to the Mudcat sign
And find yourself a clicky blue.
You can pull up the blues 'til the cows come home
And run down the threads 'til your blues are gone.
Mudcat town is the place to go!
Thanks to Mister Spiegel !
He even made it legal!
Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat show!
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4th verse from British Columbia, Canada.
Lyrics-Amos Jessup
Guitar and Vocal-Paul(Musicman)
_______________________________________________

If you wanna know the story of the farmer's wife
Or the chords to "Buddy Have You Got A Dime?"
Just come on down, and you bet your life,
You'll get you an answer in record time.
No use moaning, or feelin' blue,
Cause you can be a folkie too!
Mudcat town is the place to go!
Thanks to Mister Spiegel!
He even made it legal !
Maxie Spiegel's
Mudcat show!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Night Owl
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 01:16 PM

whoooops....should be added:

The tune used is "Fishing Blues" (Henry Thomas)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 03:09 AM

Thanks, Owl!

Still need:

The Girl I Left Behind Me

The Ploughboy Lads

Skylark

Wrangling Dudes


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Night Owl
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 11:43 AM

Genie

guess it would be NICE to spell Max's name right.

         SpiegEl

THANKS for all the work you're doin' !!!!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 02:42 PM

Mudcat CD Orchid  Liner Notes
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1.   Mudcat Rag   composed & played by JustaPicker (Michael Kaye)  - 3:09

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2.   All The Good People   (Ken Hicks ©????, published by Folk Legacy Records)
      Sandy Paton & Friends - vocals, instrumentals

This is a song for all the good people,  All the good people who touched up my life.
This is a song for all the good people,  People I'm thankin' my stars for tonight.

This is a verse for all the good women  Who knew what I needed was something they had,
Food on the table, a heart that was able  Able to keep me just this side of sad.

This is a song for all the good fellows  Who shared up my time, some good and some bad.
We drank in the kitchen and shared no competition
Each knowing the other was a good friend to have

This is a song for all the good people, All the good people who touched up my life.
Some helped in small ways, and some helped in hallways
And some always told me you're doin' all right.

This is a song I sing for my lady, For my lady who puts up with me,
My ramblin' and roamin',  my late night come-homin'.
She is the sunshine that flows down on me.

This is a verse for the pickers and singers
Whose songs and whose voices have blended with mine
On the back steps and stages, for hugs and for wages,
It's some kind of sharing and some kind of fine.

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3.   Maxie's Mudcat Blues --- Tune: "Fishing Blues" (Henry Thomas)  
Sung & played by Alan of Australia, NightOwl, Paul, Alison (Boyd), & Amos

This song was created as a Thank You present for Max Spiegel & was made by
Mudcatters sending computer music files to each other via the internet.
 Mixing the files was done by Paul Evenden (Musicman)

Verse 1 - from West Coast,USA
Amos (A. Jessup) - Lyrics; guitar, vocal:

Well, folks, let me tell you people 'bout a place I stay  On the WWW  line
There's a gent out there from old P A ,  Built a site that's awful fine.
Now, old Maxie Spiegel said, "Ya gotta know,
I'm gonna build me a place for the Folkies to go."
Mudcat town is the place to go, Thanks to Mister Spiegel--
He even made it legal!-- Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat Show!

Verse 2 (& Instrument break) - from Australia & Canada:
Alan of Oz - Lyrics & Vocal: ; Musicman (Paul E.)- Guitar
Alison ("the faire one") Boyd - Harp & Whistle:

The Mudcat Website is a place of wonder,  As every Aussie folkie knows
The length & breadth of the land down under, The place where every folkie goes.
Now, Mudcat's known around the world, because It's the best folk forum that ever was!
It even has members from Iceland to Oz, Thanks to Mister Spiegel --  
He even made it legal! -- Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat Show!

Verse 3 (& Instrument break) - from West Coast, Canada & East Coast,USA.
Amos (Jessup) - lyrics; Musicman (Paul E.)- Guitar, vocal
Vocal & Guitar-Paul(Musicman); Night Owl - Autoharp


Now, baby, if it's blues that are on your mind, / Mudcat is the thing for you!
Just browse on over to the Mudcat sign / & find yourself a "clicky blue."
You can pull up the blues 'til the cows come home
And run down the threads 'til your blues are gone.
Mudcat town is the place to go,  Thanks to Mister Spiegel---
He even made it legal!--- Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat Show!

Verse 4 - from British Columbia, Canada.
Amos (Jessup) - lyrics; Musicman (Paul E.)- Guitar, vocal

If you wanna know the story of the farmer's wife
Or the chords to "Buddy, Have You Got A Dime?"
Just come on down, &, you bet your life, You'll get you an answer in record time.
No use moaning, or feelin' blue, / 'Cause you can be a folkie too!
Mudcat town is the place to go! Thanks to Mister Spiegel --
 He even made it legal!  --  Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat Show
!
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4.    Rolling Home To Old New England    (trad?) 
     Played & sung by Kendall Morse  - concertina ?,


Call all hands to man the capstan.  See the cable running clear.
Heave away, & with a will, boys, For new England we will steer

            Rolling home, rolling home, Rolling home across the sea,
            Rolling home to old New England,  Rolling home, dear land,  to thee.

Fare you well, you Spanish maidens.  It is time to say adieu.
Happy times we've spent together,  Happy times we've spent with you

'Round Cape Horn one frosty morning And our sails were full of snow.
Clear your sheets and sway your halyards, Swing her out and let her go.

Up aloft amid the rigging  Blows a wild and rushing gale,
Like a monsoon in the springtime  Filling out each well known sail.

And the waves we leave behind us Seem to murmur as they flow,
"There's a hearty welcome waiting  In the land to which you go."

Many thousand miles behind us,  Many thousand miles before
Ocean lifts her winds to bring us  To that well remembered shore
.
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5.    If It Wasn't for the Song   - W & M: Harvey Andrews
Harvey Andrews - vocals, instrumentals ?


I was raised like most on rock and roll and Elvis was the king,
Then washboards and those thrash guitars made skiffles seem the thing,
But deep inside I always felt that I did not belong,
And my life would not have been complete if it wasn't for the song

        Songs to make you dance and sing, songs to make you sigh,
        Songs to make you laugh or bring  a tear to your eye

Then one night on the radio came ballads good and fine
They told me of the Herring Shoals, the Old Grey Funnel Line.
I vowed I'd learn their every word & sing them loud and strong,
And my life would not have been so sweet if it wasn't for the song

 I found a club and every week I'd take the bus up west
 And I'd sing out with the Spinners and McColl and all the rest
 And then I met the girl who's been a partner my life long
 But our lives would not have been so sweet if it wasn't for the song

 And with the kids we took our tent to Gerryhinton Hall
 And we saw the best the world has sent to entertain us all
 To festivals we went each year and joined the happy throng
 And those days would not have been so sweet if it wasn't for this song

 For forty years our folk club's been a place where all could come
 We started with no instruments but now there's bass and drum
 There's some who say our day is past. They may be right or wrong.
 But their lives will never be complete if they don't have this song.

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6.   Deep Shady Grove    (From the singing of Edna Ritchie Baker & Floyd Baker;
Arr., new & additional words & music by Kytrad (Jean Ritchie) © 1971 Jean
Ritchie,  Geordie Music Publishing Company)


Kytrad (Jean Ritchie) - lead vocals; Peter Pickow - guitar & dobro, bass vocals; Jonathan
Pickow* - tenor vocals; Larry Packer - fiddle         Produced, recorded & mixed by
Jonathan & Peter Pickow,* Greenhays Studio, 7A Locust Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050   
Excerpted from Jean's CD, "Mountain Born" Greenhays label, GR70725.

* Jean's sons

"Floyd Baker, my sister Edna's husband, was born & raised on Hell-fr-Sartin Creek in
Breathitt County, a county next to ours, Perry.  He had this song from his father.  Amongst
 us we have, over the years, somewhat changed & modified the lyric & tune." - Jean R.

www.jeanritchie.com                  email: JR@jeanritchie.com  


I got up one May morning for to hear the birds sing sweet;
I seated myself in a deep shady grove to hear those true lovers meet.
To hear those true lovers meet, sweetheart, & to hear what they might say.
I wanted to know just a piece of their mind before they went away.

Don't you remember about three years ago, with your arms around my waist?
You could make me believe, by the false that you swore,  that the sun rose up in the west,
That the sun rose up in the west, sweetheart, & turned away to the east.
And now I've returned & found you here, & found you on your knees.

Well I never will believe what another woman says, Let her be white, yeller, dark or brown,
Unless she is on some high gallows tree & A-sayin that she wants to come down.
And a-sayin that she wants to come down, sweetheart, For no one would like to be hung;
And the words of a young girl is so hard to believe, that has lied to everyone.
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7.  Mingulay *   (Hugh S. Roberton, founder of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir)  3:12
      Celtic Soul  (Pyrates Royale)

Heel yo ho, boys; let her go, boys; Bring her head round, into the weather,
Heel yo ho, boys, let her go, boys, Sailing homeward to Mingulay

What care we though, white the Minch is?  What care we for wind or weather?
Let her go boys; every inch is Sailing homeward to Mingulay.  (cho.)

Wives are waiting, by the pier head, Or looking seaward, from the heather;
Pull her round, boys, then you'll anchor  Ere the sun sets on Mingulay.  
 (cho.)

Ships return now, heavy laden, Mothers holdin' bairns a-cryin'
They'll return, though, when the sun sets.  They'll return to Mingulay.
  (cho.)
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8.  100 Pipers   (trad.)
Jeff Sturgill - Irish Bouzouki solo (taken from Solo Recording "Charcloth"
Jeffrey W. Sturgill (Charcloth @aol.com)
PO Box 13263 Hamilton Ohio 45013     (513) 523-6596


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9.   The Creek   (Paul Garfinkel © 2000 - Blind Fish Music, BMI)
The Ashley Gang -  www.ashleygang.com - [Paul G. (Paul Garfinkel) - guitar,
lead vocal; Al Scortino - guitar; Kay Garfinkel - flute; Michelle Lowe - bass,
harmony vocal;  Norm McDonald - percussion, harmony vocal]

 
"This is a song about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who lived in Cross Creek, Fla.
(where Lochloosa & Orange Lakes come closest together) & Marjory Stoneman
Douglas, who lived near the Everglades.  Rawlings won the Pulitzer Prize
(literature) for "The Yearling".  Douglas wrote "River of Grass."   One of Rawlings'
short stories is titled "Jacob's Ladder" -- a favorite of mine.  "The Creek" was
named Best New Florida Song in 1999 by the Will McLean Foundation." - pg


Marjorie sits on her porch, & it's morning, Chasing the words that spin 'round in her head.
Life at the creek can explode without warning,
Turned on a phrase that some neighbor had said.
 
Life is a joy between birthing & dying, Crackers, black faces, & white jasmine blooms.
Living is hard, but we soar in the trying.
Between the swamp & the scrub now there's plenty of room.

     Where Lochloosa & Orange Lake come closest together,
      Where pictures are painted on words that we speak,
      We suffer our neighbors, our crops & the weather,
      But living's like heaven out here at the creek.

Marjorie stands where the grass flows like rivers,
Where birds fly like angels untouched by the sun.
She thinks about progress; the thought makes her shiver.
How swift will her river of grass need to run?

Now, joy is the life between marshes & mangroves, Gators & wildcats & white jasmine blooms.
Living is hard, but we're judged in the trying.
Between the cane & the trail, now there isn't much room.

Where the straits & the keys come closest together,
Where pictures are painted on Florida Bay,
We suffer the cattle, the roads & the orange groves,
But living's like heaven out here in the Glades.

Beyond Marjorie's window the magnolia still grows,
And its blossom's still placed on the table inside.
She looks for her sister she never did know, &  they sail on her river of grass, side by side.

     Where Lochloosa & Orange Lake come closest together,
     Where pictures are painted on words that we speak,
     We suffer our neighbors, our crops & the weather,
     But living's like heaven out here at the creek.
     Living's like heaven out here at the creek.

We are climbing Jacob's Ladder,  We are climbing Jacob's Ladder
We are climbing Jacob's Ladder,  Soldiers of the cross.
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10.  Why We Sing  (Composed & sung by Jeri Corlew © 2001 )

"Inspiration: Big Mick & the Why We Sing threads." - Jeri

"I had always wanted to write a song based on my thoughts about the things I have seen,
 & the struggles that we all wrestle with. But I never could, & once my dear friend Jeri
wrote this, I knew that I didn't have to.  The minute I heard her sing it, I knew that the
 thoughts had found their voice, as well.  You would do well to read the thread that Jeri
 linked to so you can see the inspiration.  And hearing her sing that one song will justify
 the cost of the CD.  I don't know if I ever told you this, Jeri, but I am so proud to have
had a little part of your writing this wonderful bit of imagery.  Thanks." - Mick


Despair is in our cities & the squalor in the street,
Where the grandest dream a soul can have is to find enough to eat,
And most of us just walk on past & do not meet their eyes,
For a soul just like ours looking back, we'd be hurt to recognise.

There are stories in the city, there are stories everywhere,
And children suffer horrors from a world that doesn't care,
And you'd think their hope would waste away--for who could stand the pain?--
And you'd think they're just like all the rest, & you'd better think again.

For there are souls behind those wisened eyes that have seen the worst of man,
And something keeps them going on & giving what they can.
Each phoenix spirit waits for passion's fire to give it wing,
To find a reason to rise up, & it's why we sing.

When we sing, a spark within us wakes & is fanned into a flame.
To those who hear our spirit's voice, it calls in them the same,
And soon that light within us grows & wells up like a spring,
And it fills the barren emptiness, & it's why we sing.

Though our hearts, they may be jaded, we still listen for that call.
When we find a spark in one soul, we can see it in them all,
And whether it's a greater power or a simple human thing,
It calls out to the best in us & it's why we sing.

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11.   The Girl I Left Behind Me  


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12.   The Ploughboy Lads  


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13.   The Blacksmith    (trad.)

 michaelr  -  guitar, octave mandolin; Patricia Casey - vocals, whistle;Tony Blake -
persucussion      From the CD "I Lie Awake" by Greenhouse,
(http://www.celticfusion.org/), the band I've had the pleasure (& pain) to nourish for 12 years. -
The CD is on Jackalope Records, (http://www.the-last-record-store.com/lrsjackalope.html),
a tiny roots-oriented label based in Santa Rosa, CA.

In the DT: http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5918

A blacksmith courted me, nine months or better.   He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter.
With his hammer in his hand, he looked so clever, &  if I were with my love, I would live forever.

O, where has my love gone, with his cheeks like roses?
He's gone across the sea gathering primroses.
Will burn & scorch, I fear, the shining sun his beauty,
And if I were with my love, I would do my duty.

Strange news is come to town, strange news is carried,
Sad news cried up & down, that my love is married.
 I wish them both much joy, though they can't hear me,
 And may God reward them well for the slighting of me!

"What did you promise me when you lay beside me?  You said you'd marry me & not deny me."
"IIf I said I'd marry you, 'twas only to try you, So bring your witness, love, & I'll not deny you."

"O, witness I have none, save God Almighty, &  may He reward you well for the slighting of me!"
Her lips grew pale & wan; her heart did tremble
For to think she'd had one love, & he proved deceitful.
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14.   Skylark -
       Hesperis -  a capella vocal


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15.   St. Kilda Wedding  - trad.
Robin2   (Ten Penny Bit)



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16.    Beans, Bacon And Gravy   (trad. -)   Tune:  "Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane,"
           published by George Washington Hayes in 1870.
           Uncle_DaveO (Dave Oesterreich) - vocals, banjo
.

(Mudcat Profile:
http://www.mudcat.org/photos/profile_page.cfm?file_name_sent=uncle_daveo)
Uncle Dave has been singing folksongs & related songs since about 1950, first with guitar
& of recent years with banjo, & now cittern.

I was born long ago, in 1894, & I've seen many a panic, I will own,
I've been hungry, I've been cold, & now I'm growing old, But the worst I've seen is 1931.

Chorus:

O, those beans, bacon & gravy, they almost drive me crazy.  I eat them till I see them in my dreams.
When I wake up in the morning & another day is dawning, I know I'll have another mess of beans.

We congregate each morning at the county barn at dawning, & everyone is happy, so it seems.
But when our work is done, we file in one by one & thank the Lord for one more mess of beans.

We have Hooverized on butter; for milk we've only water, &I haven't seen a steak in many a day.
As for cakes and pies and jellies, we substitute sow bellies,
For which we work the county road each day.

If there ever comes a time when I've got more than a dime,
They'll have to put me under lock and key,
Because I've been broke so long I can only sing this song  Of the workers & their misery.

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17.   Sing With The Angels   (Rick Fielding  © ???? )   2.59
         Rick Fielding - vocals, guitar -  http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_fielding.html
        From the album "This One's The Dreamer" - http://www.folklegacy.com/cd/cd5053.htm
 

Chorus:           I'm gonna sing with the angels when my time comes around.
                             This earth is just rehearsal for when I'm heaven bound,
                            And I'll be well prepared to take my place with harmony & rhyme
                            And sing with the angels when it's time.

Now some will bring their wisdom, some a weary soul.
A foolish few will try to buy salvation with their gold.
Some will beg forgiveness for all that they've done wrong.
The only thing that I know I'll bring is a lifetime's worth of song.   (cho.)

I've sung my songs in churches, bar rooms & in jails.
Some roads were super highways & others merely trails,
And when it's finally over, I'll be there to take my place
With a new life on a new road, an eternal state of grace.  (cho.)

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18.    Wrangling Dudes     Written by Peter (Midchuck) & Kris' daughter Andrea after
             working on dude ranches in Montana & Wyoming.

            Kristina - lead vocal; Sandy (bigchuck) - lead guitar, harmony vocal;
            Peter (Midchuck) - rhythm guitar, harmony vocal:


You change their diapers; you lie awake the first time they're out past your bedtime;
you go into hock for the tuition - &, if you're really lucky, you get to steal their songs... .






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19.   The Parting Glass     (trad.)  - 1:57
 Big Mick with The Conklin Ceili Band

"It was Big Mick's writing that lies behind the inclusion of [this] song on this CD.   He sang
 it to a dear friend in the  hospital, who passed on.  It was perhaps the last communication
he & Mick shared before his dying.  The poignancy & compassion that comes through in
Mick's story compelled me to insist he include this rendition of The Parting Glass in the songs
he sent in for the CD.  I was adamant, & as usual, Big Mick came through." - Amos

"Amos, this from Contemplator :  William Cole lists this as an Irish song.  It was well known in
both Ireland & Scotland.  Before "Auld Lange Syne," this song was the most popular
parting song in Scotland.  It appears in Herd's Scots Songs & in the Scots Musical Museum
(1803-4).   It was printed on broadsides as early as 1770* & saw a resurgence of popularity
in the late 1800s.  Several copies of these broadsides can be found

at the Bodleian Library. 
The tune appears as early as the 1600s -- in the Skene Manuscript & in the Guthrie
Manuscript (c.1675).  It is also in Playford's "Original Scots Tunes" (1700).**  The song is
also known as "Good Night & Joy Be With You All."   Sam Henry collected "The Parting
 Glass" in Ireland in1938.  In Folksongs of Britain & Ireland, Peter Kennedy relates it to
 the Manx song "Te Traa Goll Thie (It's Time to Go Home)."
  

Oh, all the money e'er I had,  I spent it in good company.
And all the harm that ever I've done, Alas, it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit To mem'ry now I can't recall;
So fill to me the parting glass, Good night & joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend, And leisure time to sit awhile.
There is a fair maid in this town, That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks & ruby lips, I own, she has my heart in thrall;
Then fill to me the parting glass, Good  night & joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,  They're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts e'er I had, They'd wished me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot, That I should rise & you should not,
I gently rise & softly call,  Good night & joy be with you all.
______________________________________________________________________
20.   Sally Free & Easy     (by Cyil Tawney)  -   Published by Gwyneth Music   4:10
             Morticia (Terri Messenger) - vocal; Steve Messenger - instrumentals ???

Sally, Free and Easy, that should be her name, ( x2)
Took a sailor's lovin' for a nursery game.

Though the heart she gave me, was not made of stone, (x2)
It was sweet and hollow, like a honey comb.

Think I'll wait till sunset, see the ensign down, (x2)
Then I'll take the tideway, to my buryin' groun'.

Sally, Free and Easy, that should be her name, ( x2)
When my body's landed, hope she dies of shame.
______________________________________________________________________
21.   Letter From Lilac Acres   (Jed Marum ©2002, Celfolk Publishing)
         Jed Marum - guitar, vocals; Rick Fielding - autoharp; Dennis Pendrith -
       string bass; Don Reed, fiddles; Curly Boy Stubbs, guitar

"I've read so many many letters from the US Civil War era; husband to wife, father to son,
sister to brother, & all  have a common thread.   Expressions of deep faith, words of
personal affection, & wishes for well being are all mixed in, it seems to me with comments
about every day life.   After the attacks on America of September 11, 2002,  I saw a young
woman telling a TV camera crew just how blessed she felt when she discovered that her
husband was among the survivors at the World Trade Center.  I  remembered then, similar
expressions in letters from home to soldiers who had survived battles during  the Civil War.
I wrote this song from the perspective of a young woman who might have been living in the
home of my wife's family in Southboro, Massachusetts (Lilac Acres)."   -   Jed Marum
Photos:    http://www.mudcat.org/photos/photo_page.cfm?file_name_sent=jed_marum
Profile: http://www.mudcat.org/photos/profile_page.cfm?file_name_http://www.mud
Website: http://jedmarum.com/


"As I write you this letter, the lilac's in bloom;  The color still lingers on the daffodils too,
And  this springtime's as pretty as any I've known. 
May the Lord keep you safely & deliver you home.

"There's a spot on the river down by the mill pond
Where the boys have been fishing since the first light of dawn.
How they've grown since you've seen them these long, painful years!
Now the winter is passing & the summer appears.

Bridge:    "I've begged the Lord over & over again   /  To send you home safely to me.
When so many have fallen, so many good men,  To hold you again is a blessing, indeed.
  
Now I'm counting the moments 'til you're home to stay."
Signed, "With love, your Louisa," on the 13th of May.

(Fiddle Break, then repeat verse 2 & chorus)

Tag:       "May the Lord keep you safely, & may God speed your way."

______________________________________________________________________
22.   Old Man at the Mill             (traditional)     2:15
     ShoreGrass:  Barbara Shaw  - vocals, guitar;  Frank Shaw - vocals, banjo;  Larry Rothermel
      - fiddle); Paul Pozzi - mandolin;  Louis Audette - bass, on their CD "In Connecticut."
     Website: http://pages.cthome.net/the.shaws/shoregrass.htm    -    B.Shaw@snet.net

There are many versions of this song. Bluegrassers know it as an old Dillards tune, & folkies
know it as "The Jolly Miller," which goes back to 1765.   This is the way we sing it:


Same old man livin' at the mill  /  The mill turns around of its own free will
Hand in the hopper & the other in the sack  Ladies step forward & the gents fall back.

Down sat an owl with his head all white, / Lonesome day & a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say, "Court all night & you sleep next day."

"Well, then," said the raven as she flew, "If I was a young one I'd get two,
One for to get & the other to sew:  I'd have a string for my bow, bow, bow."

Well my old man's in Kalamazoo;  /  He don't wear no yes-I-do.
First to the left & then to the right, /  This old mill grinds day & night.

______________________________________________________________________
23.   The Song (Reprise)  -  Harvey Andrews

______________________________________________________________________
*  Lyrics from DT.   Not sure if they are the same as on the CD. - Ed.





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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 10:58 AM

The Beans, Bacon & Gravy lyrics above, from the DT, are not QUITE the same as on the CD, but tolerably close.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 12:27 PM

Dave, would you mind posting the lyrics you sing on the CD -- or just posting any corrections?

You might want to copy them from the individual post near the top of this thread and then edit them and re-post them.

I can easily make any corrections you send.

Thanks,

Genie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 05:12 PM

Thanks, for sending me your lyrics, Dave. I think they're fixed now.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 02:00 PM

Still need:

Wrangling Dudes
Skylark


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 02:01 PM

Genie- I haven't ordered my CD yet...if I wait, will these notes be in the liner case when I order, or should I print them out here? You are doing WORK, lady, and we appreciate it!    Best, Jean


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 03:03 PM

Thanks, Jean,

I don't think there are any plans to print them and include them with the CDs. Dick is having the CDs run off in batches of 20 at a time now, to avoid getting "stuck with a bunch of leftovers." (I really don't think that will happen, but the orders may trickle in from now on instead of gushing.)

Lin from Kansas is working on PDF files for Plum, which she will email to you on request. She might be persuaded to turn what we have for the other CDs into similarly formatted liner notes.

In the mean time, the best plan is to try to print the small print liner notes directly from this thread.

I can, BTW, email them to you as a MS word document, but I'm not sure if all the formatting will be preserved.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 03:15 PM

I just copied the small print liner notes for Orchid and pasted them into an AppleWorks file, and all the formatting remained except the underlining and the italics (and, of course, the hyperlinks). The size remained just fine, and I can now put the vertical divisions where I want them (the height of a CD insert) and paginate that way, so that I can fold the liner notes after printing. I'll print them 2-sided, so they'll have a chance of fitting into the CD case.

I can export that file as MS Word for Windows if anyone would like it.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 06:42 PM

Thanks, Genie- I'll turn this over to my webmaster son Jon Pickow who speaks your language!    Best, Jean


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 05 Apr 03 - 04:28 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 05:03 PM

Still missing lyrics and credits for a couple songs. If anyone wants to transcribe the missing lyrics to one of them, please be our guest.


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Subject: Lyr add: A green cornfield (Skylark)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 12:26 PM

I think these are the missing lyrics to the song "Skylark". I have not yet checked with my Mudcat CDs, for I am not where they are.

Wolfgang

A GREEN CORNFIELD (Skylark)
(Christina Georgina Rosetti)

The earth was green, the sky was blue:
    I saw and heard one sunny morn
A skylark hang between the two,
A singing speck above the corn.

A stage below, in gay accord,
    White butterflies danced on the wing,
And still the singing skylark soared,
    And silent sank and soared to sing.

The cornfield stretched a tender green
    To right and left beside my walks;
I knew he had a nest unseen
    Somewhere among the million stalks.

And as I paused to hear his song
    While swift the sunny moments slid,
Perhaps his mate sat listening long,
    And listened longer than I did.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Wolfgang
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 03:56 PM

It is actually the missing song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 01:36 PM

Thanks, Wolfgang. I need to do some editing updates on this thread.


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