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Lyr Req: Valparaiso

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Lyr Req/Add: Valparaiso in a Rowboat (11)
Lyr Add: The Girls of Valparaiso (1)


Marc Bernier 16 Sep 04 - 07:45 PM
Charley Noble 16 Sep 04 - 08:15 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Sep 04 - 08:17 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Sep 04 - 08:18 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Sep 04 - 08:37 PM
Charley Noble 17 Sep 04 - 10:05 AM
GUEST,Henry 17 Sep 04 - 11:35 AM
Schantieman 17 Sep 04 - 11:38 AM
GUEST 17 Sep 04 - 12:39 PM
Dead Horse 17 Sep 04 - 01:00 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Sep 04 - 01:05 PM
Snuffy 17 Sep 04 - 04:21 PM
Charley Noble 17 Sep 04 - 05:19 PM
McGrath of Harlow 17 Sep 04 - 05:53 PM
Benjamin 17 Sep 04 - 06:23 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Sep 04 - 07:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Sep 04 - 08:23 PM
Benjamin 17 Sep 04 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Pat Cooksey. 17 Sep 04 - 08:32 PM
The Fooles Troupe 17 Sep 04 - 08:40 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Sep 04 - 08:55 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Sep 04 - 09:28 PM
Benjamin 17 Sep 04 - 09:49 PM
GUEST,Ard Mhacha 18 Sep 04 - 07:25 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 18 Sep 04 - 08:01 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Apr 09 - 10:21 PM
robinia 17 Apr 09 - 12:21 AM
Charley Noble 17 Apr 09 - 08:43 AM
Tyke 17 Apr 09 - 10:56 AM
robinia 17 Apr 09 - 11:02 AM
robinia 17 Apr 09 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,Gaston 09 Sep 10 - 12:02 AM
Amos 09 Sep 10 - 12:21 AM
Tyke 09 Sep 10 - 06:41 AM
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Subject: Song Valparaiso
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 07:45 PM

I've been getting requests for a song named Valparaiso lately. It's not a chanty, I don't even know if it's a trad. song. Any leads? Who wrote it, recorded it? Where can I find a copy?
Thanks
Marc Bernier


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 08:15 PM

Marc-

Have you done a thread search on Mudcat? There are references to a song called "THE GIRLS OF VALPARAISO" and "Sailing to Valparaiso in a Row Boat." I'm afraid we need a few more clues.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 08:17 PM

There are two French songs titled "Valparaiso" which have received occasional play over here. Both are in http://www.paroles.net, the gigantic French song site.
One is a sort of take-off on a chantey, I doubt that it is the one.
The other, by 'Anggun,' I believe came from a movie. Sheet music for this one: Valparaiso

Do you remember any other words besides the title? There could be several more with that title.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 08:18 PM

Sorry, my wires crossed- lyrics, not sheet music!


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Subject: Lyr Add: VALPARAISO (Sting)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 08:37 PM

I think I found it- it is by Sting, so 'must' be popular.

VALPARAISO
(Sting)

Chase the dog star
Over the sea
Home where my true love is waiting for me
Rope the south wind
Canvas the stars
Harness the moonlight
So she can safely go
Round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso.

Red the port light
Starboard the green
How will she know of the devils I've seen
Cross in the sky, star of the sea
Under the moonlight, there she can safely go
Round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso.
Valparaiso.

And every road I walked would take me down to the sea
With every broken promise in my sack
And every love would always send the ship of my heart
Over the rolling sea.

If I should die
And water's my grave
She'll never know if I'm damned or I'm saved.
See the ghost fly over the sea
Under the moonlight, there she can safely go
Round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso
Valparaiso
Valparaiso
Valparaiso

source: http://www.elyrics.net/go/s/sting-lyrics/valparaiso-lyrics
(and other sites)


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 10:05 AM

Q-

Looks like you've nailed it. What do you think, Marc?

Pretty neat song for a contemporary pop singer-songwriter. Maybe I'll see if I can "restore" it to the tradition it belongs in.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: GUEST,Henry
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 11:35 AM

Valparaiso by Rita Connolly; Produced by Shaun Davey

Valparaiso is an album with a strong sense of place. Typical is the title track 'Valparaiso' which takes its name from a port on the coast of Chile. This song was written by Rita and features a family chorus that includes her parents. Rita who was once described as one of the great guarded treasures of Irish music has opened up her treasure chest of talent to present us with songs that range from powerful epic like 'The Only True History of Lizzie Finn'.

The music of Rita Connolly has such wide appeal that there is something for everybody on this album and as with all of her work it is delivered with a natural ease and clarity that never fails to please an audience.

"The thinking man's Enya?"


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Schantieman
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 11:38 AM

And then of course there's the shanty, Valpariso Round the Horn

'Twas a dark and dreary morning in December......


Steve


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 12:39 PM

Of course I did a thread check Charley, I also checked the digitrad archive. I'm not one of those folks who start a thread asking for the chords to Micheal row your boat a shore. I honestly did not recognise the song from anywhere.

    Q, THank you very much. That is the song I've been looking for. It's popular amongst the women folk. Which stands to reason, seeing as it's by Sting.

Thanks again every one. Just teasing Charley.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Dead Horse
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 01:00 PM

Do not tease Charley, or ye be gettin' the "Black Spot" aarghhhh!


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 01:05 PM

Valparaiso by Rita Connolly- could we get the lyrics to this one too?
In the next day or two I will try to post the French ones just for completeness. One is based on a chantey, so may be of some interest if translatable.

Charley, maybe an update or list is is needed for the chanteys about Valparaiso. I just did a brief look, but I didn't find a suitable thread.
A couple of songs are found in the DT with -valparaiso- "Rounding the Horn," and "Girls Around Cape Horn."

"Paddy, Lay Back" (Valparaiso Round the Horn) is in the DT, but should have its alternate title with it so it will come up with the other songs about Valparaiso.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 04:21 PM

Mainsail Haul is another title that is often used for the Paddy, Lay Back (Valparaiso Round the Horn) song.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 05:19 PM

Q-

And you'll have to also search for "Vallipo", short for Valparaiso, as in "Rollicking Randy Dandy-O." And then some sailors cuttingly refered to this port as "Valparazer."

No offense, Marc, this time!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 05:53 PM

What's cutting about "Valparazer"? Just a regional way of pronouncing it. Like saying "Lunnon" for "London".


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Benjamin
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 06:23 PM

The one I've heard is the one by Anggun. In addition to the french lyrics Q gave us a link for, there are also versions in English and Indonesian.
Benjamin


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Subject: ADD: Valparaiso (Anggun)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 07:32 PM

Benjamin, Spanish and English, too.

VALPARAISO
(Anggun)

Take away the dark clouds
From the world you see
Clear the haze around us
Please don't rain on me
Tear the page of your doubts
From the words you speak
Chase that pain on your brow
Life can't be so bleak,
I could follow you
Whatever we go through
Do all that I can do
Just to be there
Somewhere else
You'd rise above the rest
Than talking to yourself
Going nowhere

See the day come shining
Right in front of you
Set your sails a-gliding
Let the stars guide too
Anywhere the wind blows
Is better than these blues
Find your way, you're so close
Heaven can come true.

I could follow you
Whatever we go through
Do all that I can do
Just to be there
Somewhere else
You'd rise above the rest
Than talking to yourself
Going nowhere
You could be sailing in a beautiful world

Valparaiso
Valparaiso
Valparaiso by the sea
Valparaiso
Bring me back into your dreams
Valparaiso
'Cause at my window there's a moon
Valparaiso
Fronm here to Cali and Bandung.

Inept transcription or translation? Same lyrics at rlyrics.com and lyricsplanet:

Valparaiso


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Subject: Lyr Add: VALPARAISO (French)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:23 PM

VALPARAISO (French)
Anggun, 1998, "Au nom de la lune"

Délier les pages
Du grenier de la mer
Réveiller les mages
Des histoires au long cours
S'habiller de lettres
De marins solitaires
Oublier peut-être
La fin du jour

Je serai la reine
Du premier qui m'emmène
Sur les pacifiques pleines
Tout au bout de l'eau
Sans bagages
Sans toucher le rivage
Sans bouger d'une image
En rêvant tout haut

Vouvoyer mes ombres
Sur trois pages jaunies
S'irradier, se fondre
Sur la route du sel
Sacrifier ma raison
La ville où j'ai grandi
Aiguiller mes visions
De signaux rebelles

Je serai la reine
Du premier qui m'emmène
Plus loin que les baleines
Tout au bout de l'eau
Sans bagages
Sans corps, sans visage
Sans bouger d'une image
En rêvant tout haut

En rêvant tout haut
D'un monde plus beau

Valparaiso

Valparaiso
Valparaiso en hiver
A deux pages de Paris sur mer

Valparaiso
Loin de Jakarta ma terre
Fables d'or et de poussière

From Valparaiso
I don't speak French, but this text makes more sense than the English version, above.

www.paroles.net and click on 'Titres' to find some 26000 French lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Benjamin
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:31 PM

Q, I was unaware of the Spanish version. The album the song is on was released in three different languages (French, English, and Indonesian), with a different song for the tittle track in each language. The Indonesian version, Selamanya is quite hard to find. I'm not sure where it's availble. I know of no recordings she's ever made in Spanish.
While her music is a bit poppy, I must admit that I'm a fan of her work. She's a great singer with a very unique way of phrasing and delivering the music.
Also, if anyone is interested, I did put a quote from the English version of the song in one of Kendall's threads, "Lines that Grab you" or something like that.
BMW


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:32 PM

I think Paula McNamara from Clare sings his song the best, she also
has it on C.D.
Paula has great talent, and we will hear much more of her in times
to come.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:40 PM

The Sting link above tries to install Spyware - Gain

Robin


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 08:55 PM

Benjanin, I saw the song on a Spanish language site- "Letras de Canciones de Anggun-" and assumed the lyrics would be in Spanish, but they are in English- the same poor translation I posted.
The site does have 22 songs of Anggun, some in English, some in French- Anggun


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Subject: Lyr Add: VALPARAISO (Lys Gauty)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 09:28 PM

VALPARAISO (Gauty)
Lys Gauty 1932

Hardi, les gars, vire au guindeau,
Good bye, farewell, good bye, farewell,
Hardi, les gars, adieu Bordeaux,
Hourra, Oh Mexico, ho, ho, ho!
Au Cap Horn, il ne fera pas chaud,
Haul away, hé, aula tchalez,
A faire la pêche au cachalot,
Hâl' matelot, hé, ho, hisse, hé, ho!

Plus d'un y laissera sa peau
Goodbye, farewell, good bye, farewell,
Adieu, misère, adieu bateau,
Hourra, Oh Mexico, ho, ho, ho!
Et nous irons ê Valparaiso,
Haul away, hé, aula tchalez,
Oû d'autres laisserant leurs os,
Hâl' matelot, hé, ho, hisse, hé, ho!

Ceux qui reviendront pavillon haut,
Good bye, farewell, good bye, farewell,
C'est premier brin de matelot,
Hourra, Oh Mexico, ho ho, ho!
Pour la bordée ils seront à flot.
Haul away, hé, aula tchalez,
Bons pour le rack, la fille, le couteau
Hâl' matelot, hé, ho, hisse, hé, ho!

Valparaiso

(tchalez = Charley?). Anyhow, this one will be more to his liking.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: Benjamin
Date: 17 Sep 04 - 09:49 PM

Q, I think the translation is somewhat loose from the the French to the English. It seems to be that way for a few of the songs. The English words you posted are what she sings on the English album. I must admit that I like the French album as a whole better though.


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Subject: RE: Song Valparaiso
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 07:25 AM

I agree with all of the praise heaped on Rita Connelly by Guest Henry, she is a great singer.


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Subject: Lyr Add: VALPARAISO (Rita Connolly)
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 08:01 AM

I'm a Rita fan too. I heard somewhere that she doesn't like touring too much, which may be one reason we haven't heard more of her.

Incidentally, "Lizzie Finn" was written by Sebastian Barry (words) and Shaun Davey (music). Rita's "Valparaiso" is:


VALPARAISO
(Words & music by Rita Connolly)

He was singing about Valparaiso
Singing as though in a dream
White sandy beaches
And warm gentle breeze
Palm trees that reach to the blue southern seas

    And he sang
    Valparaiso, Valparaiso
    When will the wind blow me down there again?
    Valparaiso, Valparaiso
    Softened the heart of a hard-hearted man

He was singing of days on the ocean
Of trade winds and rounding the Horn
Fair winds and foul winds
Of hard work and ease
Friends found and lost on the great southern seas

    Chorus

We all sat in that hushed smoky tavern
As winter winds raged 'round the door
Ears keen and listening and eyes far away
Wishing that we could all go there someday

    Chorus


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Nous irons a Valparaiso (Chantey)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 10:21 PM

The Chanson de Bord (chantey) Nous irons à Valparaiso, posted above with the name Valparaiso, from the singing of Lys Gauty, first appeared in print in Armand Hayet, 1927, "Chansons de Bord," along with 13 other sea songs and chanteys, eash with musical score.
Capitaine Hayet again published these chanteys from the age of sail in his book, "Dictons tirades et chansons des anciens de la voile," several editions.

The chantey is called Hardi les gars vire au guindeau in the collection by Michel Colleu and Nathalie Couilloud, nd, "Chants de Marins à la découverte d'une tradition vivante," Chasse-marée (p. 22, with music).

The lyrics below are in the form published by Capitaine Hayet. Solo 6/8 moderato.

NOUS IRONS À VALPARAISO

1
Hardi les gars!, vire au guindeau
en choeur
Good bye farewell
Good bye farewell
Hardi les gars! adieu Bordeaux!
chorus
Hourra! oh! Mexico
Ho! ho! ho!
Au cap Horn il ne fera pas chaud
chorus
Haul away, hé!
Oula tchalez!
A faire la pêche au cachalot
chorus
Hal' matelot
Hé! ho! hisse hé! ho!
2
Plus d'un y laissera sa peau
chorus
Good bye farewell
Good bye farewell
Adieu, misère, adieu bateau!
chorus
Hourra! oh! Mexico!
Ho! ho! ho!
Et nous irons à Valparaiso
chorus
Haul away, hé!
Oula tchalez!
Où d'autres laisseront leurs os
chorus
Ha! matelot
Hè! ho! hisse hé! ho!
3
Ceux qui r'viendront pavillon haut
chorus
Good bye farewell
Good bye farewell
C'est premier brin de matelot
chorus
Hourra! oh! Mexico!
Ho! ho! ho!
Pour la bordée ils seront à flot
chorus
Haul away, hé!
Oula tchalez!
Bons pour le rack, la fille, le couteau
en choeur
Hal' matelot
Hé! ho! hisse hé! ho!

Notes in "Chants de marins" say this chantey probably belongs to the French whalers of about 1830.
The tune is similar to Blow the Man Down, and Captain Hayet says that in verses 4 and 5 (not printed by Captain Hayet in "Dictons..."), sailors sometimes substituted "Give me some time/ To blow the man down" (I have not seen his original "Chansons de Bord;" these verses may have been included there). Certainly the ships sometimes had crews of sailors hailing from different countries.

There may have been a fair amount of song interchange in whaling and seaport towns among the crews of different fleets.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: robinia
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 12:21 AM

And then there's "I met her in Valparaiso (with a bandage on . .)" sung to the tune of "I met her in Venezuela" and obviously inspired by Zeke Hoskin's "Valparaiso in a Rowboat."   No idea who wrote it, and I've forgotten most of the words.   Anyone know them (or the author)?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 08:43 AM

I believe the composer was folk song collector/composer John Jacob Niles, a much earlier song that Hoskin's song.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Tyke
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 10:56 AM

Paddy Lay Back's alternative title is Valaporiso


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: robinia
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 11:02 AM

That can't be right -- I don't mean the composer of "I met her in Venezuela" but the person who wrote the lyrics to "I met her in Valparaiso," a song that posits Zeke Hoskin's "rower" actually making it all the way to Valparaiso, his hands blistered and bandaged . . .   Quite a tribute to the currency of Zeke's song (and Zeke says he's never heard it . . .)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: robinia
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 02:27 PM

Refreshing this (side) thread because I really would like to get those words to "I met her in Valparaiso". It's not just an inspired spoof, but kind of an ongoing folksong conversation, stretching from Niles to whoever it was who built on Zeke's song (where of course the destination of "Valparaiso" is pure pretext; my unknown lyricist takes it as a real, painfully achieved goal. . .)   Doesn't anyone know it?


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Subject: From Valparaiso Chile
From: GUEST,Gaston
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 12:02 AM

Gretings from Valparaiso (Chile), Very interesting information about France and Valparaiso.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 12:21 AM

Bienvenido, Gaston!


A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Tyke
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 06:41 AM

The version I have been singing for over Twenty Years is based on one Stan Hugels versions from Shanties From The Seven Sea's. I repeat Valparaiso is an alternative title for Paddy Lay Back.

Paddy Lay Back is a very popular song and in my view the one most likely to have been requested. By requesting it under the name of Valparaiso the person asking for this song was letting you know that he new and was prepared to help by joining in it's Refrain.

You will find Paddy Lay Back in the Digital's Tradition's Database or On Coblers Mondays CD Whitby Cured available from the Shanty Cabin or from the captain Cook Museum, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire. You can hear Cobblers Monday Singing this song by taking a trip round Whitby Bay on HMS Endeavour Mini Replica sails every half hour or by just standing and waiting fro her return on the west or eastside piers.

Or Here on Youtube

12000 visitors a day to Whitby in the Spring Summer have heard this version of Valporiso Coblers Monday have also appeared on ITV singing this version and 12871 views on Youtube to date. Then there are all the other people who have recorded and published this version.

I maybe all well and good finding obscure versions of songs but I ask you is it likely that it is that version that has been requested.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 10:09 AM

Something wrong here.

Valparaiso is in Indiana.



http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/visitor/visitor.htm

(Thanks for the link, Tyke.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Tyke
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 12:13 PM

Thank You Leeneia hope you enjoyed the song and thanks for the info about Indiana I did not know that. But in this instance it's in Chile just round the Horn. Just had a look on Google Earth/Youtube and it looks like a very interesting place for a visit. But someone has sold both the tallships I have crewed on to the French! I shall have to buy my own one day and pop over to have a look round.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 01:42 PM

Sounds like a good idea, Tyke. Let me know if you need me to come along and sing alto.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:17 PM

Letter from passenger to Valparaiso, 1844.

(The writer is leaving New Zealand, whose day has not yet come, the immigration company was 'inequitous').
".....above 800 English had arrived at Valparaiso from Nelson and Wellington and many more were expected." They had bought land but found that the land was unsurveyed. and were put on hold for two years, or were told that as yet there was 'no work in their field'.
The rest of the letter is a paean to the country of Chile.
"I visited Saint Iago (Santiago) the capital, a beautifully situated city at the foot of the Andes distant 30 leagues from Valparaiso and returned by way of Quillota famed for its fertility and peculiar mountains, in shape of a perfect bell, 6400 feet high and remarkable for the beauty and extent of the view you enjoy from the summit,....whilst at Quillota a very pleasant ball was given to which most kindly I was invited and spent a most merry evening: the people of South America cannot be beaten for hospitality even by the inhabitants of "ould Erin" by the bye."..........
Further, some notes on Bolivia.
And a further letter to 'my dear Uncle'.

http://sites.google.com/a/aotea.org/don-armitage/Home/great-barrier-island-history/robert-clapham-barstow---letters/t--Valparaiso-in-Chile---bolivia-1843

Chile is the home of many migrants from UK and elsewhere. I would like to spend time there and sample the excellent wines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Tyke
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:37 PM

Alto? But keep practicing while I find a boat to buy and learn to Navigate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 12:54 PM

Gee, Tyke, if you don't have a boat and don't know how to navigate, maybe you should head for Valparaiso, Indiana instead. Click on the pictures, and you will see that they have a giant black spider on its web (for Halloween) and a Santa who seems to be doing the boogie. Does Valparaiso, Chile have that? No.

Plus the art museum has at least one Frederic E. Church painting.
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I know what you mean about annoying people. Little do they know that altos rule.

For many years I was a member of a big choir. One day the leader told me that if a woman auditions and she isn't skilled, you make her a soprano. Altos have to have musical smarts. The maxim 'Altos rule' had been in circulation by the time, but our leader's explanation showed me why.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Tyke
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 09:30 PM

I had a Look at Freddy Church's work (spot the dyslexic play on words?) but I could not find one he painted of Chille in the catolgue.
You are probably right I should head towards Indiana via the Great Lakes if that's possible before heading round the Horn. I better just keep singing about it for now. Bully in the Ally


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 04:24 PM

The best song named valparaiso, by far, was in 1984 by paula moore, a long lost gem


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 04:39 PM

Lyrics of this best Valparaiso song?

Please share.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 12:29 PM

May I share a translation of a well known and loved poem from the Irish (By a Fr Brown !)

VALPARISO

A ship came in from Valpariso,
loosed her halyards in the cove,
'Twas her name that set me dreaming
of sunny climes and treasure trove.

"Come", she said, "and let us travel
far from mist and foggy climes,
to where beneath the far blue Andes
a hidden jewel-bright city shines"

But I was young and would not follow
hope, untested still, I bore
Wordly fame and fortune beckoned
that no roving life could hold.

Long departed oér the oceans
she, with golden masts and spars
logged her story on night's parchment,
high among the brightest stars.

Someday she'll return I fancy,;
The lime-white city I shall see,
by the quiet Pacific Ocean,
God, I almost do believe.


This is a translation by my brother of the poem that many Irish people of "a certain age" learned by rote in schooldays, that went...

Tháaig long ó Va;pariso,
Schaoileadh téad a sheóil sa chuan...etc..

Sorry, I love that poem.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST,Klaus Scharffenorth
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 01:57 AM

Hallo dear Beachcomber,
I was so glad that I found the Translationen of your brother's of "VALPARAISO"
three years ago.
I then wrote Music inspired by this poem. Now my Shanty choir sings it with all their heart. Would you like to listen to it. I would gladly send you a copy by Email.

My adress is k.scharffenorth@web.de

I would love to hear from you.

Take care
Klaus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Valparaiso
From: GUEST,Klaus Scharffenorth
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 04:32 AM

Hallo Joe,
I'm so sorry but trying to send you a copy of my Choral version of
VALPARAISO this is what a got. as the answer:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of
its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address
failed:

"joe@mudcat.org":
no valid MX hosts found

Do you have an alternative adress for me that works.

Looking fortward to your answer.

Best regards
Klaus Scharffenorth


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