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Ian HP 08 Jul 98 - 06:49 PM
Joe Offer 09 Jul 98 - 03:00 AM
rich r 18 Jul 98 - 11:25 PM
Tinwhistler 19 Jul 98 - 11:45 AM
rich r 19 Jul 98 - 10:36 PM
rich r 19 Jul 98 - 10:54 PM
AndyG 20 Jul 98 - 09:57 AM
Bruce O. 20 Jul 98 - 01:37 PM
Ian HP 22 Jul 98 - 03:17 PM
Barbara 22 Jul 98 - 07:36 PM
Susan-Marie 23 Sep 99 - 02:04 PM
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GUEST,Fiddler 16 Jan 12 - 12:07 PM
Mr Happy 16 Jan 12 - 02:05 PM
Tradsinger 16 Jan 12 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,fan 22 Oct 16 - 04:08 AM
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Subject: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Ian HP
Date: 08 Jul 98 - 06:49 PM

Does anyone know of a recording of 'The Ripe and Bearded Barley'? I don't know it myself, but was struck by the words on the DT, and there is no tune here. Help, anyone?


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jul 98 - 03:00 AM

Well, Ian, I found an illustrated fragment of the song lyrics and a place where you can get a recording. Sounds like an interesting song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: rich r
Date: 18 Jul 98 - 11:25 PM

Holly Tannen recorded this years ago on a record on the Kicking Mule label. I think "Invocation" was the name of the album

rich r


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Tinwhistler
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 11:45 AM

Is this the same song as "Wind that Shakes the Barley?" If so, the Irish band Solas does a nice version of it on their new CD "Sunny Skies and Scattered Showers"

It's a song about the Irish Uprising. The boy's love is killed by a bullet so he decides to join the Bold United Men. Let me know if it is the same, and I will post the lyrics if you want.


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: rich r
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 10:36 PM

No I think the song he is looking for is much more agricultural oriented or at least bucolic, but I could be wrong, it's been years since I last heard it.

rich r


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: rich r
Date: 19 Jul 98 - 10:54 PM

Ah, sure, the database! Why not try the data base, says he. It has songs you know. I searched - - bearded barley -- and came up with 2 songs:

All Among The Barley and The Ripe And Bearded Barley.

The only odd thing is that they are the same song listed under 2 different titles and no cross reference.

Dick? Consolidate? Maybe, please, but only if you want to.

rich r


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: AndyG
Date: 20 Jul 98 - 09:57 AM

Not a great help I know, but the lyrics and music are to be found in the following publication if I remember correctly.

Main Author:
Williams, Alfred, 1877-1930
Title Details:
Folk-songs of the Upper Thames : with an essay on folk-song activity in the Upper Thames neighbourhood collected and edited by Alfred Williams
Series:
[Dialect reprints]
Edition:
[1st ed. reprinted], with a new preface by Stewart F. Sanderson
Publisher:
Wakefield : S.R. Publishers, [1971]
ISBN/ISSN:
0854096108
Subject(s):
Folksongs England. Upper Thames Valley.
Holding Libraries:
Dublin - Trinity College Library : 48.qq.10a
Manchester - Main library ; 784.4942

AndyG


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Bruce O.
Date: 20 Jul 98 - 01:37 PM

Williams' FSUT also reprinted in 1968 by Singing Tree Press, Detroit. Song is on p. 210.


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Ian HP
Date: 22 Jul 98 - 03:17 PM

I do not wish to be rude, but I do wish contributors would actually READ the message: "Ah, sure, the database! Why not try the data base, says he. It has songs you know." PL-EASE! My request was for RECORDINGS of the song. I said, if you read it, that I FOUND it on the database! Anyway, thanks for all contributions. It is not the same as 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley'. I managed to pick up a version on an old Johnny Collins LP, 'Free and Easy', under the title 'All Among The Barley.'


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Jul 98 - 07:36 PM

Ian, I suspect others, like me, thought you wanted the tune, not to hear it performed.
And,if you've got the time, it looks like that Johnny Collins LP might have the song I've been wanting the words for: Free and Easy. "So let the world chug along as it pleases, I'll be free and easy still..." is how the chorus starts.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 02:04 PM

Anyone have guitar chords for this song? I learned it from the Johnny Collins CD mentioned above and I'd like to have our band do it. Since it's in a minor key it's beyond my limited skills of guitar-chord improvisation. I'm sure our guitarist could figure it out himself eventually but we only have two rehearsals so I'd like to give him a head start...many thanks for any help.


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: dwo
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 06:37 PM

I learned it from Holly Tannen (in person! not a recording! Not that it matters!) under the title "All Among the Barley." And she said she got it from the singing of ... of ... oh drat now I have to go look it up and post it later. I think her source was Welsh. Will confirm later. Absolutely gorgeous song.


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Subject: RE: RIPE AND BEARDED BARLEY
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 24 Sep 99 - 08:50 AM

If you sing it with guitar accompaniment, please post the chords. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: GUEST,Fiddler
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 12:07 PM

Coyote Run has two great recordings of this, under the title "Ripe and Bearded Barley". They incorporate the Carpathian Tune into it as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 02:05 PM

The late, great Len Berry & Barbara his wife did a superb rendition on their album 'Down the Green Groves'[Portway Pedlars]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: Tradsinger
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 05:04 PM

I have recorded it.
http://www.forest-tracks.co.uk/folk_music_pages/folk_music_gwilymdavies.html.

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: GUEST,fan
Date: 22 Oct 16 - 04:08 AM

I have a recording by Len and Barbara Berry (The Portway Pedlars)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: leeneia
Date: 22 Oct 16 - 09:43 PM

I looked at the lyrics in the DT and the tune in the Mudcat MIDI's. They don't go together very well. However, with a few minor alterations I think it would work.

The song is in 6/8 time. The chords are Em, D, and G.   It's a nice song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Oct 16 - 03:12 AM

We have a 3 verse version similar to that included in 'Folk Songs of the Upper Thames' which we recorded from Walter Pardon of Norfolk, along with him talking about where he got it from him, if anybody is interested.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 23 Oct 16 - 06:33 AM

Walter Pardon can be heard singing it on the Musical Traditions CD "Put A Bit of Powder on It, Father" (MTCD 305-6).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ripe and Bearded Barley? / All among ...
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Oct 16 - 07:41 AM

I knew if was somewhere out there Mike - couldn't put my hands on it Thanks
Without checking, I seem to remember Walter saying he learned it in school
Jim


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