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Hurricane Earl?

02 Sep 98 - 06:59 PM
Bill D 02 Sep 98 - 09:14 PM
rich r 02 Sep 98 - 09:14 PM
Barbara 02 Sep 98 - 09:53 PM
rich r 02 Sep 98 - 10:41 PM
Jenny 02 Sep 98 - 11:29 PM
harpgirl 02 Sep 98 - 11:48 PM
harpgirl 02 Sep 98 - 11:59 PM
Dave T 03 Sep 98 - 12:08 AM
dick greenhaus 03 Sep 98 - 12:24 AM
Earl (no relation) 03 Sep 98 - 10:51 AM
Art Thieme 03 Sep 98 - 11:18 AM
Barbara 03 Sep 98 - 12:56 PM
rich r 03 Sep 98 - 01:24 PM
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Charlie Baum 04 Sep 98 - 12:10 AM
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Subject: Hurricane Earl?
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Date: 02 Sep 98 - 06:59 PM

I'm kinda nervous in Tallahassee tonight...will someone send me some soothing songs to sing?...I've only been directly in Kate but Andrew scared us real bad...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 09:14 PM

If I were there, harpgirl, I would probably sing songs ABOUT storms! Daring it, as it were...if this does not work for you, maybe some of the gospel songs that sound so good on the harp...In 1947, my family was chased out of New Orleans by a hurricane...so we moved to Kansas, where ther are tornados! *smile*....If you have power there, and want to talk, or compare notes, I know a couple of caht places to meet....(if you DONT have power, why am I writing this?? *grin* maybe some humor would help...)


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: rich r
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 09:14 PM

Maybe John McCutcheon's "Hallelujah, The Great Storm Is Over". It is reassuring.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Barbara
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 09:53 PM

That's Bob Franke'Ssong. John McC covers it nicely, and it immediately came to my mind too.
Or maybe Tom Paxton's song where the verses talk about various natural disasters, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires, and the chorus goes:

In ten years there's gonna be 1 million lawyers,
1 million lawyers, 1 million lawyers
In ten years there's gonna be 1 million lawyers,
How much can the poor nation stand?
B*
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: rich r
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 10:41 PM

Thanks for the correction Barbara. That's what I get for not looking it up. I knew it was in McCutcheon's "Water From Another Time" songbook, so I just glibly assumed it was his. Songwriters just don't put other folks songs in their own songbooks. Well, JOhn did and he has a few others in there that aren't his either.

Harpgirl, HOw bad can something be with the name "Earl"? Maybe you could taunt it and go for something like "Mighty Day" about the big Galvaston hurricane early this (and soon to be last) century.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Jenny
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 11:29 PM

Well ... I can empathize with harpgirl, since I, too, am sittin' here listening to the rain and wind from "Earl!" Not to sound sexist, but hurricanes seem to have lost their class when they started using "boy's" name and "Earl" is a prime example. Frankly, I'm waiting for "Hurricane Bubba." "Four Strong Winds" is my favorite all-time "sittin' out a storm" song. Jenny


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 11:48 PM

Well, sleep seems to have dulled my anxiety somewhat and Ole Earl has lost some of it's intensity. Since the whole town is about shut down maybe I should sing Hallelujah I'm a bum! We haven't lost our power yet and I'll prey the fourteen 30feet plus live oaks in my front yard don't "drop a limb on the head of him that anyway trusts the shade!" thanks for the humor y'all (hang in there Jenny, anything that shuts down corporate America can't be all bad now can it!) harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Sep 98 - 11:59 PM

Barbara, Well since my practise is full of lawyers and they have great health insurance and never get better, a few more won't hurt me much, I hope! Bill D I probably won't have to sing Fifty Miles of Elbow room tonight...harp


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Dave T
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 12:08 AM

I like the idea of singing about the storms. I'm up in Canada just south of Ottawa, so we don't get many hurricanes here. We did have quite an ice storm last winter where we were without electricity for up to 3-4 weeks in places. Anyway, how about "Galveston Flood" (is this the same as "Mighty Day" rich?) or Guy Clark's "Blowin' Like A Bandit". Hope Earl passes you by harpgirl.


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 12:24 AM

Himicane?


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Earl (no relation)
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 10:51 AM

How about "The Storms are on the Ocean."


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE KANSAS CYCLONE (trad. Kansas)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 11:18 AM

to the tune of "SHADY GROVE"
collected in Kansas by the WPA Writers Project
I did this on an LP for Kicking Mule___Songs Of The Heartland__

THE KANSAS CYCLONE

I used to own the Double D but I'm punchin' steers today,
A twistin' cyclone come along and blew my ranch away.

It struck the first of April and as it's goin' hence,
It took the barn and chicken house and a mile or two of fence.

It took the wife, it took the kids, the cows and horses too,
It never left me nothin', but the mortgage--and that is due.

And that is why I'm punchin' on the Kansas plains today,
Paying for the cattle that the cyclone blowed away.

Art


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAILOR'S CONSOLATION (from Gordon Bok)
From: Barbara
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 12:56 PM

This thread just begs for this tune.
Blessings,
Barbara
SAILOR'S CONSOLATION
(Dibdin/trad)
(sung by Gordon Bok on Schooners)

One night came on a hurricane
The seas were mountains rolling
When Barney Buntline turned his quid,
And said to Billy Bowline:
"A strong nor'wester's blowin' Bill,
Hark, don't you hear it roar now?
God help ‘em how I pities all
unhappy folks ashore now."

Foolhardy chaps who lives in town
What dangers they are all in
Tonight they're quaking in their beds
For fear the roof shall fall in.
Poor creatures how they envy us
And wish, as I've a notion
For our good luck in such a storm
To be out on the ocean. "

"And as for them who're out all day
On business from their houses
And late at night are coming home
To cheer their babes and spouses,
While you and I, Bill, on the deck,
Are comfortably lying,
My eyes! What tiles and chimney pots
Around their heads are flying!"

"And very often have we heard
How men are killed and undone
By overturns of carriages
And thieves and fires in London?.
We know what risks a landsman runs
From noblemen to tailors ,
Then, Bill, let us thank Providence
That you and I are sailors!"


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: rich r
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 01:24 PM

Dave T,

The two songs are not identical but thyere is what I would call substantial overlap. Bothe are in the DT, just search on "galveston"

rich r


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Subject: Tune Add: SAILOR'S CONSOLATION
From: Barbara
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 03:40 PM

Here's the tune for Sailor's Consolation:

MIDI file: barnbunt.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
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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

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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 12:10 AM

One of the first times I ever heard Bob Franke's "Hallelujah, The Great Storm Is Over" was one evening in New Haven, Connecticut. Hurricane Frederick had just blown through town, knocking out power (though not to my immediate neighborhood), throwing down tree limbs, and leaving the town looking as though--well as though a hurricane had just struck. That evening I went wandering around my neighborhood (Whitney-Orange, for those who know New Haven), where there are many old fine Victorian houses with large porches. And on one of them, people were singing, and one of them had a guitar and sang the Bob Franke song. And I had a chance to meet a whole new group of folk singers I had never known about in my neighborhood, all thanks to a hurricane.

May Earl bring you such good fortune.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Barbara
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 02:46 PM

Harpgirl, you still out there? Is everything still sideways there, or is it coming down?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 04:38 PM

Harpgirl, A friend told me it was blowing so hard there that a hen laid the same egg THREE TIMES!

Be Happy!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 04:58 PM

Himicane!! dick, you are funny


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: harpgirl
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 05:58 PM

I"mmmmmmm baaaaack!!!! Actually, the storm was pretty tame around my neighborhood. A few trees knocked out power and wells, of course. The coastline was a bit worse. The main highway 98 is washed away for a good many miles, lots of flooding of homes in the area and some damage. Only two fisherman lost their lives.... though. Opal was way way scarrier! Kate did more damage here in 1985 in Tallahassee. We were so lucky... If you all have ever heard the song "Andrew of 92", I'm so glad we didn't have one like that! Thanks for the reassurance and diversion. I admit I was scared... Having been in some mighty rough storms sailing on Lake Huron in the 60's with my family, I have a healthy respect for wind and water! I loved the songs! a slightly soggy harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: rich r
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 06:24 PM

OH my, Harpgirl, you weren't caught in one of those white squalls were you? I was once in a little one on Lake of the Woods and that was scary enough for me.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Jenny
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 11:32 PM

harpgirl ... sorry I didn't get to the Rose and Thorn Thursday and I'm going to Jax this weekend ... will you be anywhere this coming week. It was rather comforting knowing you were in the same vicinity during Earl ... I stayed up and awake until 4 am and the tornado watch was over ... my fear was being upstairs in bed with my roof blowing off ... When I lived on the Atlantic and the Bahamas, my family and I survived much, much worse hurricanes ... this one was tame, comparedly, thank goodness ... jenny


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: harpgirl
Date: 05 Sep 98 - 02:41 PM

Hi Jenny, Glad you were okay. We have such intense storm coverage nowadays that it stirs up some anxiety! I've had one fright sailing to Walker Cay. Where in the Bahamas did you live? We like Man o'War, cuz the Albury's are great friends of my folks... We were so happy to be okay, DoneyGals barged in on Road to Ruine 's last set at Rose and Thorn, Thursday night. Sunday 13th at Black Dog Cafe we play at 1:PM and probably more tom-foolery at Rose and Thorn on Thursdays. Sorry you will miss tonight's Irish Night. Eddy Keeney, a retired Irish fiddler living in Tampa will grace us with his presence tonight.

Rich, If a white squall is what I think it is, I've been in several on the Great Lakes! But I bet Art would be cool in one of those, as well! Mmmm,those riverboat captains! harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: Jenny
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 12:05 AM

Hi, harpgirl ... Have put Sunday the 13th on my calendar. Will you be at Rose and Thorn this Thursday? We lived on Eleuthera. Jax was great ... lots of rain but low humidity ... had great luck at the antique shops. Are you going to try to go up to the Getaway in Annapolis? ttfn ... Jenny


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Subject: RE: Hurricane Earl?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Sep 98 - 11:11 AM

Hallelujah, the great storm is over Hang up your clothes to dry...


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