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COCK O' THE MIDDEN
I'LL HAE NAE MAIR O' YER CHEESE
SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA
TOCHER, THE


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA (D Hewett)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 05 Aug 98 - 08:32 PM

G'day all, This is the original Poem/Song behind Wolfgang Hell's recent request for 'The Cock of the North'.

It was a poem from the 1950s by Australian poet Dorothy Hewett addressed to her (then) husband, Merv Lilley - a sailor on fishing, pearling and other coastal boats. The change in the first line from "Oh, Cock of the morning" "Oh, Cock of the north" is unexplained, but I offer some theories in the original thread.

The Bill Berry tune may be the tune that Martyn Wyndham-Read popularised ... and therefore the tune used by the Fureys. Then again, there are three or four more tunes about! I hope these files work - they don't look like the nice red ones that Alison (and most everyone else) posts!

SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA Words 're-gendered' from Gary Shearston's version on 'Songs of Our Time'


Oh! Cock of the morning, with a dream in his hand,
My love has come home, come ashore to the land.
He bursts through the door with his eyes like the sun,
And his kit-bag crammed full of the treasures he's won.


There's a pearl shell from Broome and a tall Darwin tale,
And coral and clam and the jaws of a whale,
And my kitchen is full of the smell of the sea,
And the leaping green fishes he's caught on the lee.


So tumble your treasures from Darwin to Broome
And fill with your glory, my strait little room.
With the sun, in the morning, ablaze on your chest,
My love has come home from the north of nor'west.


Oh! Deep in our bed, we'll love and we'll lie,
We'll kiss and we'll listen to the rain in the sky.
Warm as the summer we've hived winter long,
My love has come home, like King Solomon's song.


SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA
As originally published (2 verses only)


O cock of the morning, with a dream in his hand,
My love has come home to the wonderful land.
He bursts through the door with his eyes like the sun
And his kit-bag crammed full of the treasures he's won.


There's a pearl shell from Broome and a tall Darwin tale,
And coral and clam and the jaws of a whale
And my kitchen is full of the smell of the sea
And the leaping green fishes my love brings to me.


From Australian Tradition, vol. 1, No. 1 page 4, March 1964


Chris Kempster's tune:


MIDI file: SAILORCK.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 71 080 0192 0 71 064 0528 1 76 080 0384 0 76 064 0096 1 76 080 0096 0 76 064 0024 1 76 080 0096 0 76 064 0024 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 71 080 0384 0 71 064 0096 1 71 080 0192 0 71 064 0048 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 78 080 0192 0 78 064 0048 1 79 080 0384 0 79 064 0096 1 79 080 0096 0 79 064 0024 1 79 080 0096 0 79 064 0024 1 79 080 0192 0 79 064 0048 1 78 080 0192 0 78 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 76 080 0384 0 76 064 0096 1 78 080 0192 0 78 064 0048 1 79 080 0192 0 79 064 0048 1 78 080 0192 0 78 064 0048 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 74 080 0384 0 74 064 0096 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 71 080 0384 0 71 064 0096 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 71 080 0384 0 71 064 0096 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 66 080 0192 0 66 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 66 080 0192 0 66 064 0048 1 64 080 0384 0 64 064
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
K:C
B6|e4ee|d2d2dd|c2d2c2|B4B2|e2e2^f2|g4gg|g2^f2d2|
e4^f2|g2^f2e2|d4Bd|e2d2c2|B4AG|E2e2e2|B4AG|
^F2G2^F2|E13/4||


Bill Berry's tune


MIDI file: SAILORBB.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0480 1 60 080 0096 0 60 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 60 080 0096 0 60 064 0024 1 60 080 0096 0 60 064 0024 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 60 080 0384 0 60 064 0096 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 76 080 0192 0 76 064 0048 1 72 080 0384 0 72 064 0096 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0384 0 67 064 0096 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 72 080 0288 0 72 064 0072 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 72 080 0384 0 72 064 0096 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 57 080 0384 0 57 064 0096 1 60 080 0096 0 60 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 60 080 0384 0 60 064
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
K:C
C5D|E2G2A2|G2E2CC|D2E2D2|C4G2|c2c2e2|c4GG|
A2G2A2|G4G2|c2c3c|c4GG|A2G2E2|A,4CD|E2G2A2|
G2E2C2|D2E2D2|C13/4||

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Add: Sailor Home from the Sea
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 05 Aug 98 - 08:41 PM

G'day all,

Sorry about the breaks - I should put in extra HTML breaks between the stanzas. This is a standard, 4-line stanza, no choruses. Add breaks as needed.

I am happy to that the MIDI/ABC files look a bit more like proper ones, now - at least they are the right colour!

Enjoy,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Add: Sailor Home from the Sea
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 03:50 AM

G'day,
My computer here at work doesn't have a sound card at the moment so I can't play those files yet. Maybe my students will let me out early (i.e. before 9.30 pm).

My preference is the Martyn Wyndham-Read tune (whatever its origins). Chris Kempster was involved in a publication called "Songs of Our Time" at Sydney Uni in the early sixties. His tune appears there with a different variation for each verse.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Add: Sailor Home from the Sea
From: alison
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 07:58 AM

Hi bob,

They only turn the pretty red colour once you submit them.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE OF THE NORTH (from Clancy Brothers)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 09:47 AM

I have a different version, from the Clancy Brothers. Pretty song...Tiger

LOVE OF THE NORTH
As performed by The Clancy Brothers

Oh, love of the North, with a dream in your hand,
My love, he's come home to this beautiful land,
And he comes to the door with his eyes like the sun,
And his kitbag all full of the treasures he's won,

A borrowed old broom, an old foreign tale,
And the shell of a clam, the jaws of a whale.
My kitchen is full of the smell of the sea,
And all the fine things my love brings to me.

Come, gather your treasures, a garden in bloom,
And bring them along to our sweet living room.
With the sun in the morning ablaze on your chest,
My love, he's come home from the North by Northwest.

And here in our bed, while we sleep,
We lie and we listen to the sounds of the deep,
And as warm as the summer, we'll sleep winter long,
My love, he's come home like King Solomon's song.

REPEAT FIRST STANZA


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Subject: Tune Add: SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 10:30 AM

G'day,
Here's the Martyn Wyndham-Read tune (from memory - feel free to swing it however you like).

MIDI file: SAILRMWR.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: G
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
1440 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0958 0 71 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 69 127 0958 0 69 127 0002 1 69 127 0478 0 69 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 66 127 0958 0 66 127 0002 1 64 124 0478 0 64 124 0002 1 66 127 0478 0 66 127 0002 1 62 127 1438 0 62 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0958 0 71 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 69 127 0958 0 69 127 0002 1 69 127 0478 0 69 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 66 127 0958 0 66 127 0002 1 64 127 0478 0 64 127 0002 1 66 127 0478 0 66 127 0002 1 67 127 1438 0 67 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0958 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0958 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 72 127 0958 0 72 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 72 127 0478 0 72 127 0002 1 69 127 1438 0 69 127 0002 1 72 127 0478 0 72 127 0002 1 71 127 0958 0 71 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 71 127 0478 0 71 127 0002 1 69 127 0958 0 69 127 0002 1 69 127 0478 0 69 127 0002 1 67 127 0478 0 67 127 0002 1 66 127 0958 0 66 127 0002 1 64 127 0478 0 64 127 0002 1 66 127 0478 0 66 127 0002 1 67 127 1438 0 67 127
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Sailor Home From The Sea
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:G
B8|B4G2B2|A4A2G2|F4E2F2|D6B2|B4G2B2|A4A2G2|
F4E2F2|G6B2|B4B2B2|B4B2B2|c4B2c2|A6c2|B4G2B2|
A4A2G2|F4E2F2|G8||

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Add: Sailor Home from the Sea
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 10:35 AM

Interesting what a few subtle changes (e.g. broom for Broome) can do - it's no longer an Aussie song.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: Sailor home from the sea
From: Stewie
Date: 26 Oct 99 - 11:17 PM

SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA

Oh Cock of the North with a dream in his hand
My love has come home to this beautiful land
He bursts through the door with his eyes like the sun
And his kitbag crammed full of the treasures he's won

A coral from Broome and a tall Darwin tale
A pearl and a clam and the jaws of a whale
My kitchen is filled with the smell of the sea
And the leaping green fishes my love brings to me

Oh tumble your treasures from Darwin and Broome
And fill with their glory this straight little room
With the sun of the morning ablaze on his chest
My love has come home from the north of north-west

And deep in our bed we'll lie and we'll be
We'll kiss and we'll listen to the rain on the sea
Warm as the summer, we've lived winter long
My love has come home like King Solomon's song

^^

Author: Dorothy Hewitt. Music by Martyn Wyndham-Read
Source: Martyn Wyndham-Read 'Harry the Hawker is Dead' Argo ZFB 82. It is also recorded on Martyn Wyndham-Read 'Beneath a Southern Sky' Fellside FECD 115


Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sailor home from the sea
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 27 Oct 99 - 01:57 AM

G'day,
There was a discussion on this some months ago - somebody thought it was an Irish song. Seems to happen at times with Aussie songs.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Sailor Home from the Sea (D Hewett)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 10:01 PM

King Solomon's SONG, or King Solomon's SON? Despite the rhyme the latter makes more sense, no?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Sailor Home from the Sea (D Hewe
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 11:18 PM

I took King Solomon's song to be a reference to the Biblical book, The Song of Songs, which is a love song. I took the line to mean, my love has come home, as in The Song of Songs. Did King Solomon have a son who came home?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Sailor Home from the Sea (D Hewett)
From: GUEST,Margret RoadKnight
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 01:26 AM

"Best" (subjective, of course) tune for SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA - by Bill Berry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Sailor Home from the Sea (D Hewe
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:27 AM

Nice!


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