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Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'

GUEST 31 Aug 04 - 10:08 AM
Charley Noble 31 Aug 04 - 12:59 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 04 - 01:09 PM
The Villan 31 Aug 04 - 01:12 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 04 - 02:04 PM
The Villan 31 Aug 04 - 02:43 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM
Janie 31 Aug 04 - 02:50 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 04 - 02:57 PM
The Villan 31 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear 31 Aug 04 - 05:33 PM
BK 31 Aug 04 - 09:14 PM
KentuckyPat 31 Aug 04 - 10:09 PM
GUEST,Mingulay 01 Sep 04 - 05:14 AM
GUEST 01 Sep 04 - 10:05 AM
GUEST,Mingulay 01 Sep 04 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,MMario 01 Sep 04 - 11:17 AM
GUEST,ClaireBear 01 Sep 04 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Mingulay 01 Sep 04 - 12:10 PM
Georgiansilver 01 Sep 04 - 12:11 PM
Tattie Bogle 01 Sep 04 - 06:35 PM
The Fooles Troupe 01 Sep 04 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Mingulay 02 Sep 04 - 03:55 AM
Flash Company 02 Sep 04 - 07:36 AM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Sep 04 - 07:39 AM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Sep 04 - 07:40 AM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Sep 04 - 07:40 AM
Tattie Bogle 03 Sep 04 - 08:16 PM
The Fooles Troupe 03 Sep 04 - 09:23 PM
Georgiansilver 04 Sep 04 - 08:06 AM
The Fooles Troupe 04 Sep 04 - 08:28 AM
Georgiansilver 06 Sep 04 - 02:01 PM
GUEST,Mingulay 07 Sep 04 - 09:35 AM
Tattie Bogle 09 Sep 04 - 08:42 PM
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Subject: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 10:08 AM

With apologies to Stan.

MUDCAT PASSAGE


Oh! for one more time I would search the Mudcat forum
To find the lyrics missing since I was a wee laddie
Marking one more song that we all can sing in chorus
And post another tune to the D.T.



Surfing on the internet, 'tis there twas said to be
a site just filled with lyrics, tunes and poetry
Seeking lost forgotton words, leave daily cares behind
Amidst a wealth of folkie company


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 12:59 PM

Good start!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 01:09 PM

2:
And as the days go by, with my keyboard in my hand
In the wake of Sharpe and Laws and the whole intrepid band
Watching threads rise up the forum and then sink down again
An internet explorer, searching google once again


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 01:12 PM

And as I awake upon a sunny morn
The birds a twittering in the corn
A song springs to mind
About a sailor on the Golden Hind

So its off to mudcat
to post a thread
Cause I can't get it out my head
I need to get those lyrics soon
So come on mudcatters find this tune.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 02:04 PM

may I suggest ---

As I awoke one sunny day, birds twittering in the corn
A song refused give me peace, 'bout a sailor round the horn
So it's off onto the Mudcat where I shall post a thread
for I cannot get the tune to leave my my head.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 02:43 PM

Sounds very good to me Guest, thanks for taking the time to improve it. :-)
Not used to doing these things, but have lots of ideas, some more crude than others. :-)
Why don't you give a name - that was a very positive post :-)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 02:46 PM

no name at the moment for deniability....;)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Janie
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 02:50 PM

Oft' on a sultry evening
sits I on my front porch swing
with good dear friends and family
And then we start to sing
Oh dear we have forgot the verse
or seem to disagree
about just how the phrasing goes
to fit the melody.

Quick! log onto Mudcat, they all shout with one accord
For it is only the DT can stop all our discord.
Oh look, it seems we all are right
for I found 20 versions
found on 40 different threads here on the Mudcat forum.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 02:57 PM

all RIGHT!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM

Nice one Janie :-)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 05:33 PM

How then am I so different from some folkies I have heard?
For each gap in my memory, the Forum has the word.
Evolution through "folk process" is good enough, some say
But the Mudcat keeps me honest to the source of what I play.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: BK
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 09:14 PM

Haven't been on the mudcat in ages, just called it up & found this - since I've been using NW Passage to start Lord Franklin lately this - albeit wacked - reference cracked me up! Needed a little relief from work, etc.. thanx!

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: KentuckyPat
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 10:09 PM

verse: Zilllion plus one
To all you fair and tender laddies,
Take warning how you court yon maidens.
When you check your lyrics on the web sites,
Be sure to start with our Digital Traditions.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 05:14 AM

As I walked out one summer's morn, one summer's morn in June,
A Mudcat thread I did espy being challenged by a clone,
Stand off, stand off, you varlet bold forsooth my post is lost,
Youur interfering work for me the words and tune have cost.

With apologies to clones, catters, songwriters, ethnic minorities, members of strange religious sects etc., etc.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 10:05 AM

And if should be I should meet mudcatters face to face
put the keyboard on the desktop the mouse back in it's place
Let's make some music while we're here, raise voices all in song
and damn the ones who tell us it is wrong!

Oh! for one more time I would search the Mudcat forum
To find the lyrics missing since I was a wee laddie
Marking one more song that we all can sing in chorus
And post another tune to the D.T.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 11:02 AM

Come write me down just one more time
My words are crap though the tune is fine
For I've found a diamond in the D.T.
And a Mudcat member soon I will be.

There's songs of gold and songs of pearl
And one about a Duke, or was it an Earl
There's Lords and Ladies by the score
And one about a sailor left on shore.

There's songs of peace and songs of war
Songs of rich men and songs of poor
Songs of death and songs of life
There's even one about my wife.

So write me down that missing verse
To leave it out. what could be worse
And if I can help you in your quest
Just post it here, I'll do my best.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 11:17 AM

Mingulay - what tune you using for that?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 11:26 AM

Looks like "Come write me down" as recorded by the Coppers.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 12:10 PM

Correct - Come write me down. Some words/phrases have to be squeezed in or stretched out a bit. As Schnozzle Durante said when asked by George Gershwin what key he would like to be accompanied in "Oi'll adjust".


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 12:11 PM

To the tune of "The Mingulay Boat song"

(Chorus)
Heel ya ho boys, type it so boys,
swing your mouse round now altogether.
Heel ya ho boys, wha'd'ya know boys,
Share it now at Mudcat Cafe.

Find your lyrics, share your knowledge,
In the evening or break of day'O.
Learn from others, about Folk music,
At the Mudcat, come work and play.
(Chorus)

Try BS threads, but do take care folks,
For you might meet "Trolls" and "Flamers".
Take it lightly, daily and nightly,
And enjoy our Mudcat Cafe.
(Chorus)

There are many, lovely Folkies,
Come to share thoughts and ideas.
Treat them nicely, show respect and,
Don't be nasty at this Cafe.
(Chorus)

When you meet them, face to face folks,
Every one seems even tempered.
Even some who don't appear so,
At the useful Mudcat Cafe.
(Chorus)

So don't tarry, come and join us,
Give opinions, share your knowledge.
of all subjects, especially music,
Here at our great Mudcat Cafe.
(Chorus)

Copyright doesn't exist on this!!!
I also think I should have posted it as GUEST.
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 06:35 PM

And for one last time, as I'm scrolling down the screen here,
My eyes are getting heavy and it's time I went to bed,
I'll read a page or two of a book called "Fatal Passage"
Of how John Rae found Franklin's party dead.

Great book by Ken McGoogan: bought it up in Orkney, which is where John Rae came from: he trained as a doctor in Edinburgh then worked for thr Hudson Bay Company, before being sent out to try and locate Franklin's missing team.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 09:17 PM

Duplicate Thread! Nonny Nonny,
Duplicate Thread! Nonny Nonny,
Please won't you delete my Duplicate Thread?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 03:55 AM

Nice one Georgiansilver. Wish I had thought of that one. Did you translate it from the Gaelic ?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Flash Company
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 07:36 AM

Come all you bold Broadbanders and listen to my tale,
And when you've heard my story pity me,
I was fooled when on the net
By a lady called Lysette
When looking for a swordfish recipe.

I was young and I was green
When she popped up on my screen
With an offer of a lovely private chat
I just could not say no,
So I thought I'd have a go
I really was a very silly ..... boy?

Well the next time I logged on,
All my data it had gone
And my Internet Connection was all wrong.
It was'nt Surf for Free,
AOL or Tiscali
It was fifty quid a minute via Hong Kong.

So beware of flashy girls, with their lipstick And their curls
They are probably a virus in disguise'
Now my money is all spent and my Hard Drive's sore and bent,
And I think with that it's time that I signed off!

FC


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 07:39 AM

Duplicate Post! Nonny Nonny,
Duplicate Post! Nonny Nonny,
Please won't you delete my Duplicate Post?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 07:40 AM

Duplicate Post! Nonny Nonny,
Duplicate Post! Nonny Nonny,
Please won't you delete my Duplicate Post?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 07:40 AM

Duplicate Post! Nonny Nonny,
Duplicate Post! Nonny Nonny,
Please won't you delete my Duplicate Post?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 08:16 PM

Surely triplicate??


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Sep 04 - 09:23 PM

Is a duplicate of a duplicate, a triplicate or a quadruplicate?


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Sep 04 - 08:06 AM

More M/C songs please...refresh


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Sep 04 - 08:28 AM

Mmmm-mm the Troll Script Robot!
Had a very ...

oops! sorry, Verboten! banned! Thread removed!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 06 Sep 04 - 02:01 PM

The challenge is still on


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 09:35 AM

Roughly Smoke gets in your eyes:-

They asked me how I knew that these words were true
I, of course, replied Mudcat is my guide when the muse has died.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 08:42 PM

No longer in the pubs, even in the clubs,oh no,
Will you see it rise, up into the skies,
Smoke got in your eyes.
In Dublin's fair city, all is so pretty. oh yeah,
No more in your hair , will it linger there,
Smoke got in your eyes.
But they've plans to get it banned, even in bonnie Scotland,
Gets the vote, oh yes it makes you boke, to inhale smoke in Scotland.
Can't come soon enough, though I know it's tough,take it like a man,
Kick the habit soon, and you'll change your tune,
Save life while you can.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 'Mudcat Passage'
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 09:27 PM

Well, it's not specifically Mudcat-oriented, but I can too easily get myself in trouble when I do that, I have found.... :-)

But it was inspired by this challenge.... and a few other things...

The final nail in the coffin, in a manner of speaking, was the 'E-G-O' thing... :-)

The Old Chat Forum

Robin


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