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Chords Req: Loving Hannah

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HANDSOME MOLLY
LOVING HANNAH


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Lyr Req: parody of Loving Hannah? (8)
(origins) Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat? (22)
Lyr Req: Handsome Molly (41)
Lyr Req: Loving Hannah (sung by Jean Ritchie) (10)
(origins) Origin: Courting is a Pleasure (3)


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Subject: chords req: Loving Hannah
From: Steve Walker
Date: 28 Oct 98 - 05:04 PM

Sorry, I've now found the right name of the song. It's:

LOVING HANNAH

Anyone know the chords?

Ta

Steve


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Subject: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: Steve Walker
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 10:51 AM

Dear me! No success whatsoever!

I've tried rec.music.folk and rec,music.folk.tablature. I've searched the web. I've searched Deja News. No Joy.

I've now found that the song I'm looking for is called "Loving Hannah", that it is very similar to "Irish Girl" and "The Bonny Irish Maid", and that it is a variant of "Handsome Molly"?

Any ideas about the music? Please :-)


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Subject: chords req: Loving Hannah
From: Alice
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 11:48 AM

Steve, start a new thread titled "Loving Hannah". There have been several threads in the past about "Will the Circle be Unbroken", so you will have better luck starting over with the song title you really need.
good luck
I know a tune to a song "The Irish Girl", don't know if it is what you are looking for.

alice


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Subject: chords req: Loving Hannah
From: Snookums
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 11:58 AM

Steve, I did an Alta Vista search using "Loving Hannah" in quotes. This lead me to http://singout.org/ This site lists the song in one of the back issues. The site also has information on how to order back issues. Sorry, but this is the best I can do at this time. Laura


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Subject: chords req: Loving Hannah
From:
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 12:59 PM

Laura;

thanks. It's more than I've managed to find!

Steve


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Subject: chords req: Loving Hannah
From: Steve
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 01:05 PM

Alice;

There's a song in the archive which goes:

As I walked out one morning down by the river's side
And gazing all around me an Irish girl I spied
The tears ran down her rosy cheeks and she began to cry
My love's gone to America and quite forsaken me.

I went to Church last Sunday, my love he passed me by
I knew his mind was changing by the roving of his eye
I knew his mind was altered to a girl of high degree
Saying Willy, lovely Willy, your love has wounded me

Is it that one?

Loving Hannah is very, very similar, and also Handsome Molly, of which it is a variant.

I will follow your advice, and start a new thread.

Cheers,

Steve


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Subject: Loving Hannah
From: Steve
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 01:07 PM

Having got the name of the song right now, does anybody know the chords to this song?

Cheers,

Steve


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Subject: Lyr/Chords/Tune Add: LOVIN' HANNAH (from Lomax)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Nov 98 - 01:05 PM

How's this?
-Joe Offer-

AI rode to church last Sunday
My true love passed me Dby
I knew her mind was Achanging
By the Bmrov-ing of her E7eye
ABy the roving of her eye
By the roving of her Deye
I knew her mind was Achanging
By the Bmroving of her E7eye

MIDI file: LOVIN'~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Lovin' Hannah (Lomax Version)
Text: By Traditional
Key: A
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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I Crode to church last Sunday
My true love passed me Fby
I Dmknew her mind was a-Cchanging
By the Grov-Aming of her Geye
By the Croving of her eye
By the roving of her Feye
I Dmknew her mind was a-Cchanging
By the Groving Amof her Geye


Additional verse from Jean Ritchie's Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians:

I wish I were in London or some other seaport town
I'd set my foot on a bally boat and I'd sail them seas all around
I'd sail them seas all around, I'd sail them seas all around
I'd set my foot on a bally boat and I'd sail them seas all around
    bally - may be a Celtic word meaning fine or pretty

MIDI file: LOVING~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Loving Hannah (Jean Ritchie Version)
Text: By traditional
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

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Q:1/4=120
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cdACC4|DDEG2AD2|D2D7/2||


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Subject: RE: Loving Hannah
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Nov 98 - 01:21 PM

Hey Joe- As they say in Maine, that's some slick!


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Subject: RE: Loving Hannah
From: Alice
Date: 12 Nov 98 - 11:16 AM

Joe, I'm glad you pointed out that this is in Jean Ritchie's songbook as well as Folk Songs of North America by Lomax. I have both books, but didn't think to look there. It is not the same tune as the tune I know to the Irish Girl, (as steve referred to in his first thread on this song).

Steve, I found the recording of the Irish Girl, with the slow sad tune similar to Circle be Unbroken. I don't know if you will be able to find this tape... but it's a good one. It is of anonymous singers, unprofessional, and the song is sung by an old Irishman. It is called simply, "Irish Folk Songs" and was in the bargain rack for about $6.US. It is made in Candada, the cassette has written on it, Excelsior International, Distributed by the Madacy Music Group, Inc, P.O. Box 1445, St-Laurent Quebec, Canada H4L 4Z1. Songs listed are, B is for Barney, All Around the Loney-O, Green Gravel, The Doffin Mistress, The Maid of Ballydoo, I Know My Love, The Dark Eyed Gypsy, Will Ye Go Lassie Go, Tis Pretty to be In Ballinderry, Cruise of the Calabar, As I Roved Out, The Wee Falorie Man, Rockin the Cradle, I'll Tell My Ma, I Wish I Was A Maid Again, The Gallant Forty-Twa, Early Early All In The Spring, When I Was Single,

The Irish Girl

Fan-A-Winnow, Three Grey Geese (and other children's tunes), See Saw (and other children's tunes), and Sally Go Round the Moon (and other children's tunes).

alice in montana


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Subject: RE: Loving Hannah
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 12 Nov 98 - 04:43 PM

Alice

I thought that track listing sounded familiar! I have a Tradition CD reissue ("I am the Wee Falorie Man") of an album by Davy Hammond, of Northern Ireland, originally issued in 1959. It's identical! Only himself and and guitar though.Could it be him?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Loving Hannah
From: Alice
Date: 12 Nov 98 - 04:52 PM

Yes, Martin, it is an old man with some guitar accompaniment, and then at the end of the tape, there is a woman and some children singing the last songs. Thank you, thank you, for putting a name to it! I thought it was a shame that they sold the tape without giving credit to who recorded the songs.

The Wee Falorie Man title would certainly jog the memory of his voice.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Loving Hannah
From: Felipa
Date: 14 May 03 - 12:58 PM

It's sort of strange how we got from Loving Hannah to Davy Hammond and Irish songs, but there is a link between Loving Hannah and Irish singers. Mary Black recorded Loving Hannah on a 1983 album simply called "Mary Black" (the Dara label,). She got the song from Davy Brennan of Rathline, Co Longford, Ireland.

(and by the way, I was talking with Davy Hammond last month. He is a film producer and was at the Celtic Film Festival in Belfast, Co Antrim. And May weekend he was scheduled to introduce a concert with Packy Manus Byrne in Ardara, Co Donegal, but I wasn't there)


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Subject: RE: Loving Hannah
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 03 - 01:13 PM

A number of songs are connected to this one. Here's the entry from the Traditional Ballad Index.
-Joe Offer-

Farewell Ballymoney (Loving Hannah; Lovely Molly)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, meeting is a pleasure between my love and I; I'll go down to yon low valley to meet her by and by...." The young (man) watches his love turn away from him. He laments her infidelity. (He departs from the town and goes to America)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Joyce)
KEYWORDS: courting separation emigration
FOUND IN: Ireland Australia US(Ap,SE,So) Canada(Newf) Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Randolph 749, "Black-Eyed Mary" (1 text plus an excerpt, 2 tunes)
BrownII 82, "The Lover's Lament" (4 texts plus a fragment, "E," that is probably "Handsome Molly")
Meredith/Anderson, p. 172, "Lovely Molly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 44, "The Irish Girl" (1 text, 1 tune, a confused and conflate mix of this song and "The Irish Girl")
SHenry H625, pp. 342-343, "Dark-Eyed Molly"; H615, p. 343, "Farewell Ballymoney" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Kennedy 155, "Going to Mass Last Sunday" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacSeegTrav 63, "I Went to Mass on Sunday" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 103, "Loving Hannah" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, LOVHANNA

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "In Eighteen-Forty-Nine" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Dark and Dreary Weather" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Handsome Molly"
cf. "The Irish Girl" (floating lyrics)
cf. "The Blazing Star of Drum (Drim, Drung)" (theme)
cf. "I've Travelled This Country (Last Friday Evening)" (floating lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Courting is a Pleasure
Notes: The setting of this song varies widely. One stanza, however, is fairly characteristic:
I went to church last Sunday, (this line may vary)
My true love passed me by;
I could see her mind was a-changing
By the rolling of her eye.
Unfortunately, this stanza also shows up in some versions of "The Irish Girl"; these two songs seem to have mixed badly
I believe the old-time country song "Handsome Molly" to be a form of this piece (and most experts agree), but it has achieved such a degree of independent circulation that it is listed in the Index as a separate song. - RBW
File: R749

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions

The Ballad Index Copyright 2003 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


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Subject: DTADD: The Irish Girl
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 03 - 01:54 PM

Here's the entry from Sharp/Karpeles, Eighty English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. Wish I had the whole book, instead of this condensation.
Not the Ballad Index entry above, which says this is a confused and conflate mix of this song and "The Irish Girl."
-Joe Offer-

THE IRISH GIRL

As I walked out one May morning
Down by the riverside
I cast my eyes around me
And an Irish girl I spied.

Her cheeks were red and rosy
And coal-black was her hair.
How costly were the jewels
That Irish girl did wear.

As I walked out that May morning
My true love passing by,
I knew her mind was changing
By the movement of her eyes.

O don't you now remember, love,
When you gave me your right hand,
You vowed if you got married
That I should be the man.

I wish I were a butterfly,
I'd fly to my love's nest;
I wish I were a linnet,
I'd sing my love to rest.

I wish I were a nightingale,
I'd sing to the morning clear;
I'd hold you in my arms, my love,
The girl I love so dear.


Sung by Mrs. Frances Richards at St. Peter's School, Callaway, Virginia. The last two stanzas are taken from an English version noted by Cecil Sharp in somerset.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: Virginia Blankenhorn
Date: 19 May 03 - 09:47 AM

A song called "The New Irish Girl" in Colm Ó Lochlainn's "More Irish Street Ballads" is clearly a variant of the above text.

Virginia

BTW, the "David Brennan" mentioned in Felipa's post above was indeed Mary Black's source for "Loving Hannah." David is my husband; he's also a mudcat member, so watch what you say about him!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: Trevor
Date: 19 May 03 - 10:11 AM

BTW, Bill Jones has a version of this on her album, the name of which escapes me at the mo


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 05:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2TywvoqKFQ


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 05:47 PM

in spanish tuning,in the key of a major three chords ,a d, e,plus added spice,but three chords will do.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 05:11 AM

there are very few songs which I consider it sacrilegious to put a guitar accompaniment to, but this is one of them.

do it unaccompanied, or not at all, imo.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 07:08 AM

sorry, I disagree with you.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 07:40 AM

I agree with Murray: it lends itself to great vocal harmony, but I wouldn't want to accompany it with any instrument.
(And Murray is a very accomplished guitarist, so he's not saying it because he doesn't play one!)


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 08:38 AM

have a listen to the version Nic Jones recorded.
there are some songs that are better unaccompanied[but thats my opinion] but IMO not this one,for example I wouldnt accompany the Factory girl,or Tam Lin,BUT IN MY OPINION this one works well both ways.
its not a question of Murrays abilty ,its a question of personal taste,and what pisses me off are people that go around saying this must be done this way or that.
when the song is sung unaccompanied it is sung differently,not necessarily better but different,it depends on the singer and their abilities.
granted,singing unaccompanied gives the chance to sing more freely,but I have heard some awful turgid unaccompanied versions of this song,with people dragging out the chorus[ala Les Paisley].
Jean Ritchie does a good version on youtube,I have a feeling she used to do it with dulcimer.
I must pm her ,and check if it is my memory playing tricks.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: Pistachio
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 11:44 AM

Beautiful song - I just listened to Mary Black while checking the link above and,in my opinion, she adjusts her timing to the guitarist rather than it following or taking the lead from her!

I heard it sung in Whitby this summer by Jimmy Hutchison - wow, spine tingling.

Hazel.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 01:13 PM

yes, her version is interesting because it illustrates how differently people sing unaccompanied to accompanied,she uses more ornamentation when singing unaccompanied,but the down side is lack of harmony.
both ways are good they are just different.
mary blacks accompanist[although good]should have been more freer at the beginning,or is it Marys fault for alowing herself to be pulled to the rhythym of the guitar,more assertion needed .


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Loving Hannah
From: GUEST,Tadhgín
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 07:53 AM

Was trying to find these chords online and realised that there are quite a few in the same boat so I decided to work them out. This is the chords as played in the Mary Black version of the song on youtube. An open tuning is used but these are the basic chords. Use capo on 1st fret if u need it to be the same key as the mary black version!

Hope this helps

Enjoy - its a great song!

   G
I went to church on Sunday
               G/B      C
My love, she passed me by
    Am      C    [bassline B-A-G]G
I knew her mind was cha-ng-ing
G/B                  D
By the roving of her eye
G            
By the roving of her eye
             G/B    C
By the roving of her eye
   Am       C      [B-A-G] G
I knew her mind was changing
G/B                   D
By the roving of her eye

Its the same for the rest of the song...


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