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Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)

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Why Doth My Goose (round)


GUEST,MMario 03 Sep 03 - 09:53 AM
JudeL 03 Sep 03 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,MMario 03 Sep 03 - 01:05 PM
JudeL 03 Sep 03 - 01:12 PM
GUEST,MMario 03 Sep 03 - 01:16 PM
Desert Dancer 03 Sep 03 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,mmario 03 Sep 03 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,MMario 03 Sep 03 - 01:36 PM
Joe Offer 03 Sep 03 - 02:22 PM
GUEST,MMario 03 Sep 03 - 02:26 PM
Desert Dancer 03 Sep 03 - 02:40 PM
Joe_F 03 Sep 03 - 06:25 PM
Joe Offer 03 Sep 03 - 07:53 PM
JudeL 04 Sep 03 - 03:28 AM
Mark Cohen 04 Sep 03 - 03:59 AM
open mike 04 Sep 03 - 04:06 AM
Joe_F 04 Sep 03 - 10:42 AM
Joe Offer 04 Sep 03 - 06:03 PM
GUEST,MMario 05 Sep 03 - 08:34 AM
Barbara 05 Sep 03 - 01:54 PM
Celtaddict 05 Sep 03 - 06:08 PM
Mark Cohen 06 Sep 03 - 03:43 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Sep 03 - 04:25 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 09:53 AM

WHY DOTH NOT MY GOOSE


Why doth not my goose
sing as well as thy goose
when I paid for my goose
twice as much as thine?

Anyone have a tune for this? All I know is it is suppossed to be a round. I *could* be sung to 'Rose,Rose' in a pinch - but I'm betting it has a different tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: JudeL
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 12:56 PM

I can't do dots but I could sing the tune to you over paltalk, if that's any help.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 01:05 PM

may take you up on that - assumming I can get paltalk to work again...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: JudeL
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 01:12 PM

let me know what room & when


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 01:16 PM

it'll be a while - I don't think I'll get a chance to even test paltalk until next week.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 01:22 PM

I learned it as

Why doesn't my goose
lay as much as thy goose
when I paid for my goose
twice as much as thine?

Definitely not in the Joan, Joan / Rose, Rose tune family.

X: 1
T: Why Doesn't My Goose
O: Trad
N: round in 4 parts
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: C
|: C2CC C3G, | EEEE E2CE | G2GG G3c | GFED C3z :|

(If my abc is correct...!)

~ Becky in Tucson
To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,mmario
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 01:27 PM

grazie!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 01:36 PM

hmmm- wonder where my last post went?

Question - Does each measure = one line
because it seems like line three should start on the last E of measure 2


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 02:22 PM

Sounds right to me, MMario. I'll do a Noteworthy file for you.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 02:26 PM

or I could e-mail you the one I did.

in fact - I have.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 02:40 PM

Yes, the third line starts on the last note of the second measure.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 06:25 PM

In solfa (up the scale: DRMFSLTdrmfslt1):

d.ddd.S.
mmmmm.dm
s.sss.1.
sfmrd...


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Subject: ADD: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 07:53 PM

OK, here are the lyrics and tune, as prepared by the ad hoc committee of MMario, Becky in Tucson, and Joe Offer. The work of a committee is guaranteed to satisfy nobody, but here it is, nonetheless:
    Why doth not my goose
    Sing as well as thy goose
    When I paid for my goose
    Twice as much as thine
And the reason I have titled it "Why Doth" instead of "Why Doth Not" is that's the way I learned it. Besides, who ever heard a goose sing? Sounds more like a "squawk" to me. Even "honk" is too dignified a word to describe the sound.
But I saw lots of Canada geese in Alaska this week, and they certainly were pretty.
-Joe Offer-

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: JudeL
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 03:28 AM

Having played the file that definitely sounds like the tune I know


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 03:59 AM

Joe, that "Click to Play" tune is the way I learned it.   But if my ABC reading is somewhat on target, in the versions posted earlier it looks like "When" is sung as a pickup to the third line, and "I" gets two beats. In the MIDI you posted, "When I paid for" are four even eighth notes. Not that it matters one way or the other, except that when you're singing it as a round it helps if everybody agrees to sing it the same way!

I love rounds! I learned bunches of them at Camp Harmony years ago, from people like Lani Herrmann and Deborah Frank. Some of my favorites are: "Great Tom is Cast" (easy, and really sounds like bells), "Fuzzy Wuzzy", "Sweet Rest" (or whatever the title is--Good night, Time sends a warning call, Sweet rest descend to all), the "Doo-Wop Round", and one of the all-time best ever, Moondog's "Nero's Expedition Up the Nile." I miss all that rounds singing!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: open mike
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 04:06 AM

if you play the midi file you can hum whistle or sing a round
along with it!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Joe_F
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 10:42 AM

Joe O.: Cars & trucks have more dignity than geese?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 06:03 PM

Yes.
[grin]
I think it's a univeral principal of life: The prettier the bird, the uglier the voice.
Think of peacocks and pheasants.
-Joe offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 08:34 AM

and Parrots!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Barbara
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 01:54 PM

Mark, I think you're combining people. Both Deborah (Sandler) Green and Susan Frank are regular participants in the rounds at Harmony.

When we performed this, it involved a lot of finger shaking with arms akimbo, and standing up or going on one's toes on the third "goose".
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Celtaddict
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 06:08 PM

Mark: I love rounds and have been, I can't quite say collecting, but at least accumulating them since childhood and trust me that is a long time. Do you have some great sources? I probably know over a hundred and you named a handful I do not know! Maybe we could swap?
One favorite is a 17th century risque one; trouble is, where does one sing a risque round? In my experience most round singing is done in the car on family trips or around Scout campfires....I did spend a memorable evening with a couple of friends one night in a Friendly's booth singing rounds for hours until they kicked us out at closing; some of the other customers and some of the help joined in.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 03:43 PM

Yes, Barbara, I combine people a lot. I hope Deborah and Susan will forgive me! Deborah Frank is a developmental pediatrician in Boston, who spoke at a conference I attended last year. So I haven't totally lost it...or have I?

Celtaddict, I'd love to swap, but I'm afraid I don't have the time right now to put words and tunes into a swappable form. When I do, I will. Let me know if you're coming to Hawaii, though!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 04:25 PM

I remember Fuzzy Wuzzy (bear) and Why dust my gooth from 1st grade or before. Anyone know their history?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 03:46 PM

Love it or hate it, the words and "TUNE" are in that loved, or detested book, Rise Up Singing.
We always sang this song under the premise that the "goose" in question was the early English term for a Lady of loose morals. It is interpreted this way in other folk songs. IE Cam Ye O'er From France,
"riding on a Goosie"
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 06:20 PM

yeah, I know the tune, the tune is:
D    D D   D A    #F   #F #F   #F #F D      A    A A    A   A Why doesn't my goose sing as well as thy goose, when I paid for my   D    A    G #F   E D
goose twice as much as thine?

Just to let you know, it goes down for the first D->A, then up to a #F, then down to a D, then up to an A, then UP to the D, then down to the A->G->#F->E->D. Good luck ;)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Why Doth My Goose (round)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 12:04 PM

You can hear a children's group singing it on youtube.

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


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