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Lyr Req: Rush Bearing

GUEST,Shantyjohn 31 Dec 04 - 01:58 AM
Peace 31 Dec 04 - 02:10 AM
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The Villan 31 Dec 04 - 04:36 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: GUEST,Shantyjohn
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 01:58 AM

Hi all

Are there any songs out there about rush-bearing?

Happy new year.

Shantyjohn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 02:10 AM

Hi, Shantyjohn

I am not even aware of what rushbearing is. However, I tried a goole and until some folks who know something show up, there are a few festival sites that may get you in touch with someone who can help. Google

rushbearing, songs

Sorry I cannot be of assistance.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 04:15 AM

Records show the rushbearing dates back to at least the beginning of the eighteenth century

here's a little snippet I found

George Ormerod, in the 1882 edition of his "History of the County Palatine and City of Chester", writes that the festival of Lymm Wakes featuring the Rushbearing ceremony was at use in the village in 1817, and that the cart of rushes was preceded by male and female Morris Dancers, who performed at each house and were attended by a man in female attire who rang a bell and held out a large wooden ladle to collect donations of money. The dancer in "female attire", known as "Maid Marian" or the "Old Fool" was the leader of the troupe and in charge of the dancers

I have heard John Conolly sing a song which from my memory has the words rushbearing in the lyrics, but am not too sure of the title


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Sooz
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 04:16 AM

There's one by John Conolly which has also been recorded by Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher. It was written for Holmfirth Festival.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Sooz
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 04:23 AM

Ouch Les - cross threaded.
Just checked, there are two songs by JC "Tom of Holmfrth" and "Weary Winter".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 04:36 AM

Hi Sooz

It was the Weary Winter song I was thinking of on the Ranters Wharf Cd from John Conolly

He makes a litle comment on his notes

Weary Winter Another "ride on the rushcart" - this one is a lovesong set amongst the backgound of the Rushbearing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 04:43 AM

You are correct Sooz


Tom of Holmfirth on the same CD has the following comments from John.

Kate Atkinson of Holmfirth Festival asked me to write some songs to accompany a proposed local revival of the custom of Rushbearing. I discovered that, although the custom originated as a church festival, in many places it fell from favour with the clergy and the local gentry, for encouraging "drunken riotous and lascivious behaviour". Sounds good to me...........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 01:00 PM

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/d.a.ratcliffe/lhg/vol4/rushcart.htm

This is a link to Gorton Morris Men and their Rushcart. Still can't manage the blue clicky thing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 01:10 PM

There you go Les

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/d.a.ratcliffe/lhg/vol4/rushcart.htm


Les :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 01:22 PM

Les

How do you do that then?

Les


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 01:26 PM

More Gorton Morris
Still can't do it though


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 02:30 PM

Firstly open Internet explorer twice.

In the first Internet explorer window, find the website/Webpage that you want.

In the Second Internet explorer window get the Mudcat forum and go to the thread that you want to post on, and scroll down to the bottom of the thread until you can see the area called Reply to thread, including being able to see Submit Message and Make a link ("Blue Clicky"

Go back into the first Internet Explorer Window that shows the webpage you want to capture. When you have the relevant webpage that you want somebody to look at, you

1.
Move your mouse pointer over the address box that shows the webpage address e.g.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/d.a.ratcliffe/lhg/vol4/rushcart.htm

2.
Click with the right mouse and then move the mouse pointer to Copy and then click with the left mouse button.

3.
Click on the second Internet Explorer Window that has the Mudcat thread on.

4.
Click on the "Make a link ("blue Clicky") option.

5, You will get a dialogue box appear. Click in the white box to the right of where it says "Link URL:"

6.
Move the mouse pointer over that box and click with the right mouse button and selct Paste. It should paste the webpage link in that box.

7.
Click on the grey box that says "create link" and the link will appear below
Cut and paste this into your post:

8.
Select all the text that appears between the Less Than < and greater than > symbols. You must include the less than and greater than > symbols as well. Once selected copy the information and close that dialogue box.

9.
You should have come back to the Reply to thread box.
Make sure the cursor is in the white box and click with the right mouse button and select paste.

If you have managed to do that, then click on the "Submit Message Box"
If you have done it properly you will see that the link appears properly in your post.


Practice doing this in this thread until you have mastered it.

Print these instructions out first before you try it.

Good luck and let me know if you have any problems or do not understand what the **** I am saying.

Les


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: John J
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 02:50 PM

Lymm still has a Rushbearing, although it's a shaddow of what it once must have been. Still it's nice that the remnants of the tradition are still continued.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 03:05 PM

True enough. Gorton revived their Rushbearing in the 80's but they have stopped again and stopped dancing wich is very sad.


Thanks Villian you are very patient.

Anybody rushing to bear a song to the Marble Beer House on Tuesday 11 Jan?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: John J
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 11:50 AM

Hi Les,

further to your PM, could you confirm if the Marble Beer House sing is on Saturday 8th January or Tuesday 11th January.

Ta,

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 01:33 PM

Yes, sorry about that, Tuesday the 11th it is, around 8.30


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 05:21 AM

Just now searching for the lyrics to John Conolly's rushbearing song "Weary Winter" but surprised to find not in the DT (yet), and in spite of all the debate about the origin of the song no-one got round to posting them on this thread!
So can anyone help an old man to sing this love song by doing so please? (but don't all rush at once!....)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 06:47 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: SussexCarole
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 06:50 PM

Buy Mike Nicholson's CD. It's on there


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: GUEST,#
Date: 04 Apr 21 - 01:28 PM

Rushbearing Hymn

Today we come from town and fell
The cart adorned, the hills we climb
We sing the hymns we love so well
And worship at this rushbearing time.

The Ryburn streams, the Calder flows
Though generations pass away
And still our old tradition goes
From ancient past to present day.

Beside the Church our forebears sleep
Their spirits witness with our throng
How good to see the children keep
Our ancient feast with prayer and song.

Our garlands fall, our rushes fade
Man’s day is but a passing flower
Lord of thy mercy send us aid
And grant thy life’s eternal dower.

*************************************

The above is from

https://suttonmasque.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/sowerby-bridge-rushbearing-hymn/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 10:55 AM

Barrie Rutter on An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides' production commemorating World War One;

"My friend, the late great Mike Waterson, was one of the doyens of English folk. I met him when he was dying and I said, 'Do you want to write me a song for 2014?'. He said, 'I won't see 2014 – I'm dying.' I said, 'I know you are, but I'd like you to write a Rushcart Song.' So he wrote it and recorded it with Eliza Carthy, Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy in their studio in Robin Hood's Bay. Conrad's taken that song and incorporated it into the play."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rush Bearing
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 11:25 AM

When the Saddleworth Rushcart was revived in 1974 the Morris men also resurrected an old song, sung by their predecessors. To the traditional tune of 'Brighton Camp' the Rushcarters sing the following words, taken directly from the banner of the Greenfield village 'Armistice Cart' of 1918:

Oh the Rushcart lads are bonny bonny lads
The Rushcart lads are bonny
Oh they dance round 'cart and whistle like a lark
And that's as good as ony
They shoulder t'gun to fight the hun
Fight as good as ony
Oh the Rushcart lads are bonny bonny lads
The Rushcart lads are bonny

With the kind permission of the Saddleworth Morris Men, Deborah has used this song in the play, just altering the words slightly for the first Act when the young men have not yet gone to fight. On Rushcart Day the song is woven with another song, composed for this production by the great folk singer Mike Waterson just before he died. Director Barrie Rutter commissioned his friend, Mike, to write the song knowing that he was dying and would never see it performed. Our MD Conrad Nelson has arranged the two songs to accompany the joyful Rushcart sequence that concludes the first half of the play. Following the wedding scene in Act Two, when Ted, Will and Frank leave for the front line, they finally sing the complete words from that historic cart.

AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK by Deborah McAndrew, is published by Methuen and available to purchase from the Northern Broadsides website.


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