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Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker

GUEST,MMario 01 Sep 04 - 01:47 PM
wysiwyg 02 Sep 04 - 12:35 PM
GUEST,MMario 02 Sep 04 - 12:40 PM
Sorcha 02 Sep 04 - 12:43 PM
GUEST,MMario 02 Sep 04 - 12:46 PM
wysiwyg 02 Sep 04 - 12:50 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Sep 04 - 10:27 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Sep 04 - 10:44 PM
Geoff the Duck 06 Sep 04 - 06:48 AM
Geoff the Duck 06 Sep 04 - 07:17 AM
robd 01 Oct 09 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 01:47 PM

looking for the lyrics - I know someone out there must have them

This was indicated to me as being a renaissance period drink9ing song that would go over well with modern audiences - but I can't find the lyrics anywhere. or the tune for that matter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 12:35 PM

drink9ing song LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 12:40 PM

what can I say?

Not only cannot I prufred but evidently I am channeling JOhn from Hull.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 12:43 PM

Mario, Dick Greenhaus can get it....go here,, look for Free 23, the Tale of Ale, $15.98. It's on there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 12:46 PM

grin - if no one answers - I'll ask him to bring it to getaway...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 12:50 PM

MMario, yeah! :~) Gotta love it-- I actually thought you did it on purpose, like if I were to type Ninet9-N9ne Bottles of Bear on the Wall or some such. (But what I was actually doing was making a somewhat creative "refresh" post in case someone like Sorcha wandered along and wanted to answer the request. Bwaahahahaha....)

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Sep 04 - 10:27 PM

TAPSTER, DRYNKER (sic) is also on an album called "Thys Yool: A Medieval Christmas," by The Martin Best Medieval Ensemble, Nimbus CD NI-5137, 1988.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Sep 04 - 10:44 PM

Another clearer version of TAPSTER, DRYNKER (but not quite clear enough for me to transcribe it) is on an album called "The Castle of the Holly King," by Shira Kammen. A full mp3 file can be downloaded from Magnatune.com which says it is licensed by the artist on "the shareware model applied to music."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Sep 04 - 06:48 AM

The Tale of Ale is an enjoyable collection of songs and readings about drinking. I would recommend it as something to add to any record collection, so get in touch with Dick and order a copy.
As for Tapster Drinker, the sleeve notes state :-
"Tapster, Drinker. A fifteenth century part song preserved in a manuscript in the Bodleian Library."

The track is quite short - about 46 seconds - and being a multi part harmony is difficult to even attempt to transcribe. It consists of several lines which do not conform to a "verse-chorus" structure. Each line is of different length and has it's own melody. It is more akin to the way a "Sung Mass" puts a tune to phrases from a prayer book.
I'm not sure how it would suit an audience.

Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tapster, Drinker
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Sep 04 - 07:17 AM

The Bodleian Library (Oxford) has a lot of ancient manuscripts available as scanned pages. Unfortunately this means thay cannot be searched for text, so I'm not sure whether it would be feasible to find a specific item without knowing what manuscript it is in. The descriptions associated with manuscripts are brief and not much help from this point of view.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAPSTER, DRINKER / TAPPSTER, DRYNKER
From: robd
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 12:04 PM

Hopefully, better late than never:


Tappster, Drynker, fylle another ale, anon
Have I do, God send us good ale.
Avale the stake, avale, here ys good ale y founde.
Drynke to me and y to thee, and lette the cuppe go rounde.


found at http://www.musicaspei.org/Festival01/ProgramBook.pdf


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