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Magic Gillian 04 Mar 04 - 07:35 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 04 Mar 04 - 08:28 AM
The Borchester Echo 04 Mar 04 - 08:37 AM
Magic Gillian 04 Mar 04 - 09:58 AM
wysiwyg 04 Mar 04 - 10:00 AM
The Borchester Echo 04 Mar 04 - 10:09 AM
wysiwyg 04 Mar 04 - 10:17 AM
Malcolm Douglas 04 Mar 04 - 10:26 AM
Doktor Doktor 04 Mar 04 - 10:36 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: Magic Gillian
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 07:35 AM

hello, i am looking to collect as many calling on songs as possible as quickly as possible (preferably for rapper) i have got a canny few, but i know there must be some more kicking about the place somewhere, anyone who can help would be my new best friend, thanx, gillian tolfrey


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 08:28 AM

Which ones do you have?

Allison


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Subject: ADD: Calling On Song
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 08:37 AM

Quite a few here
http://web.archive.org/web/20050313061045/http://www.shef.ac.uk/~tdrg/Links/LinksEngland_A_F.htm


Also here's one from High Spen so particularly suited for rapper. A bit sexist though...

Calling on Song


At the beginning of the dance it is the job of the Tommy to introduce the dancers and the dance to the onlookers. In our first set of figures he would do this by reciting the following words:


Kind friends now I pray give attention
And just listen to what I've to say
In the first place I merely will mention
By chance we have travelled this way
We've travelled this country for pleasure
Likewise to partake of your cheer
And the lasses we mean to be courtin'
And to taste all the publicans beer


I've brought here five merry young fellas
So noble, so handsome, so nice (pause for laughter!)
So be quick bonny lasses and tell us
Which of my five men is your choice


Kind friends now you've seen my five actors
They mean to act up to their part
They've travelled this world full of danger
With strong hands and stout willing hearts
Be calm lads, be mindful be steady
You're fit to jump over the moon
Now player I hope you'll get ready
And play us a canny bit tune



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: Magic Gillian
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 09:58 AM

I've got high spen's one, mr leslie's banbury's one, the waterson's version of the earsdon one, the one steeleye did, ye noble spectators and a really long quite mysterious one that bryony out of my band sings. cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of people doing a search here at a later date, could someone shed some light for me please-- what IS a "calling on" song?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:09 AM

It's a song to introduce the dance and the morris side or the mummers to the onlookers. Now can I be Gillian's best friend please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:17 AM

Oh! Thanks!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:26 AM

Information available on the web is often unreliable and poorly documented (though the Traditional Drama Research Group site mentioned earlier is very good). You need to look at printed sources as well, since these (if they are any good at all) will provide proper source information and further references. Two very useful introductory bibliographies are available at EFDSS:

An Introductory Bibliography on Morris Dancing

Sword Dancing in Britain Bibliography

If you haven't already done so, you should check the Morris Ring website as well. They have quite a lot of archive material there, though the site is a bit of a disaster in terms of navigation:

http://www.themorrisring.org/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: Doktor Doktor
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 10:36 AM

We use an adaption of the pace-egging song - words are at
http://beerfordbury.com/BBTWTA/stgeorgetxt.htm
Its not at all "traditional" in the academic sense but it is in fairly regular use .....

PS wont qualify as anyones best friend on account of dreadful personal habits & general hairyness


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: Magic Gillian
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 12:01 PM

cheers malcolm. i've looked at the efdss site and i'd love to look on the morris ring website, but i am a woman, are there any men around who could look on it for me and give me any information i might find useful?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: Dead Horse
Date: 04 Mar 04 - 05:15 PM

Women are actually allowed to access the Morris Ring Website, so long as they dont do so whilst dancing ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calling on songs
From: GUEST,g
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 11:22 AM

John Tams has written a cracker. Called Bring 'im On. It's on Keith Kendricks album "well seasoned" on WildGoose. Sounds more authentic than an authentic thing.


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