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Tune/Chord Req: Turpin Hero

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BONNIE BLACK BESS
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DICK TURPIN AND THE LAWYER
TURPIN'S VALOUR


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Alex.S 29 Feb 04 - 12:11 AM
Sorcha 29 Feb 04 - 10:47 AM
Alex.S 29 Feb 04 - 02:02 PM
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Alex.S 29 Feb 04 - 04:26 PM
Sorcha 29 Feb 04 - 07:24 PM
Alex.S 01 Mar 04 - 08:41 PM
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GUEST,synbyn 02 Mar 04 - 04:42 PM
allanwill 03 Mar 04 - 04:03 AM
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Blackcatter 04 Mar 04 - 01:22 AM
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Richard Bridge 27 May 06 - 04:56 AM
The Borchester Echo 27 May 06 - 06:18 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Alex.S
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 12:11 AM

Well, I finally got a hold of the Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook, but it's missing several of my favorite songs. One that I'd especially like is "Turpin Hero," or "The Ballad of Dick Turpin." If anyone has some chord suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 10:47 AM

I have it as O Rare Turpin, in Em. Chords are Em, B, Em, B
Em, B, Em, B G
Em, D
Em, D, Em, D, B7, Em,

No clue if that will help. Probably not, lots of versions of Dick


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Alex.S
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 02:02 PM

Sorcha, could you tell me how these chorcs match up with the tune to help me figure it out? Also, the song that I am familiar with is the one listed in the Digital Tradition as "Turpin's valour."


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 02:30 PM

Alex, go here for a photo of the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Alex.S
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, SorchA! That's exactly what i was looking for.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 07:24 PM

Well I'll be damned. Unless anyone else wants it, I'll delete it now... Is that really Bogle's version?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Alex.S
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 08:41 PM

Bogle?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 09:52 PM

Sorry, McColl....LOL. My bad


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 04:42 PM

Pigs Ear (Edenbridge way, Kent, England) have a robust version of Turpin hero on one of their CDs...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: allanwill
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 04:03 AM

I know you are not supposed to do this, so if the powers want to delete this posting, so be it, but from Jon Raven's book "Turpin Hero", this is the first verse

On (Dm) Hounslow (C) Heath as (Dm) I rode o'er
I spied a lawyer (Dm) riding before.
"Kind (F) Sir", said I, (C) "ain't (F) you afraid
Of (Dm) Turpin, that mis- (C) chie- vous blade"
(Dm) O rare (C) Turpin hero,
(Dm) O rare (C) Turpin- (Dm) O

His notes read:

Turpin, like Robin Hood, is one of the criminal heroes that many of us grow up with. Their exploits, way of life, and colourful characters seem everything any one could want from life. We see them as we see the television personality or the pop star. We see the side that glitters and we feel envy and perhaps jelousy, but there are many sides to every person, some good, some bad, some happy and some unhappy. For me, at least, Turpin and others like him gave release for dreams and fantasy.

Sad to say the facts are nothing like romantic as the fiction. He never did make that famous ride from London to York and he was a pretty unsuccessful robber too. He started life as a London butcher but he eventually became involved in cattle thefts. Later he took part in deer poaching in Epping Forest and then he became a highway robber. This does not seem to have been very successful either because he next turned up in Lincoln where he took to horse-stealing.

Discovered at this occupation, he fled to Yorkshire, took an assumed name and, 'lay low' for awhile. Alas, Turpin did shoot the cock mentioned in the song and this was probably his downfall. He was flung into prison to await trial and he decided to write to his brother in Essex. The letter was read by the authorities who then ralized they had "the" Turpin on their hands. He was charged with many of the crimes he had committed but he was eventually hanged for horse-stealing, the first crime of which he was actually proven guilty.

He was hanged at York in April 1739, aged thirty-four years.      



Allan


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Alex.S
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 10:44 PM

Thank you, alinact. Might I also ask why you are not supposed to do that?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Blackcatter
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 01:22 AM

Hi all,

Thread drift here:

I host a website for TV theme song lyrics and I recently got a request for the lyrics to a Turpin TV show theme (UK, I beleive). Anyone remember the show and if it had them, the lyrics to the theme?

Thanks in advance,

Blackcatter


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Turpin Hero
From: Blackcatter
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 11:00 PM

refresh


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Subject: Tune Req: Turpin Hero
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 May 06 - 04:56 AM

I fancy learning this: my daughter used to sing it but has forgotten it and my late wife used to play it but I have no recording of it. Nor, it seems does the Kazaa network!

Has anyone got a reasonably compact recording of it they could email me - or a cunning plan as to how else I might learn it? If so please PM me or post here as appropriate.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Turpin Hero
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 27 May 06 - 06:18 AM

It's in the DT here under Turpin's Valour but the MIDI has gone on a 404.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Turpin Hero
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 May 06 - 06:27 AM

Richard PM with an email address and I'll email you the midi file (unless they get it back before!).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Turpin Hero
From: DMcG
Date: 27 May 06 - 06:44 AM

Richard: You can find a midi, lyrics and score on folkinfo as well (if it's the version you are after!)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Turpin Hero
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 May 06 - 11:57 AM

Yes that's the version - not sure the last verse is quite the same. I can probably figure it out from the score thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Turpin Hero
From: eleanor c
Date: 27 May 06 - 02:21 PM

My mate Chris Amos recorded a great version. PM me your email address & I'll send you an MP3.


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