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erlendgj@ifi.uio.no 01 Dec 98 - 01:06 PM
Leslie.9851.freeserve.co.uk 01 Dec 98 - 05:22 PM
Alan of Australia 01 Dec 98 - 05:34 PM
AndyG 02 Dec 98 - 09:17 AM
erlendgj@ifi.uio.no 02 Dec 98 - 11:02 AM
nielen 02 Dec 98 - 11:34 AM
John@Leslie.Freeserve.co.uk 02 Dec 98 - 06:35 PM
Mr Happy 15 Oct 03 - 04:55 AM
Mr Happy 15 Oct 03 - 05:04 AM
Malcolm Douglas 15 Oct 03 - 07:01 AM
masato sakurai 15 Oct 03 - 07:09 AM
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Subject: The Eynsham Poacher
From: erlendgj@ifi.uio.no
Date: 01 Dec 98 - 01:06 PM

I've tried to write down the lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher" from Fairport Conventions recording of it, but I can't hear what Simon Nicol is singing. It starts like this: "Three eynsham lads came out one day, to Lord Ramington's manner they made their way" Could anyone help me? (And give me the correct spelling of the name of this lord).

Thanks in advance, Erlend Gjerde


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: Leslie.9851.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 01 Dec 98 - 05:22 PM

You may have had the answer to this by now.

The line is "to Lord Abindon's manner they made their way".

I have the claim to fame that Fairport asked me for the song when they heard me sing it.

Happy singing!

John Leslie


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 01 Dec 98 - 05:34 PM

G'day,
Surely manor makes more sense than manner?

Now, what is the name of the wood? It sounds like Wyndham Wood.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: AndyG
Date: 02 Dec 98 - 09:17 AM

Also as it's "The Eynsham Poacher" I think it will be Abingdon, they're places in Oxfordshire.

AndyG


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Subject: More about The Eynsham Poacher
From: erlendgj@ifi.uio.no
Date: 02 Dec 98 - 11:02 AM

I may have chosen my words impropriate, because I was looking for the complete lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher". English is not my mother tongue, and this song is especially difficult.

Again, thanks in advance, Erlend


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Subject: RE: More about The Eynsham Poacher
From: nielen
Date: 02 Dec 98 - 11:34 AM

If you don´t find it, then give me an e-mail. I´ve got the words but I need a few days to find them Mail to: nielen@post8.tele.dk Jens DK


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: John@Leslie.Freeserve.co.uk
Date: 02 Dec 98 - 06:35 PM

Re: Ensham Pocher only joking! Re:Eynsham Poacher sorry of course it is Lord Abingdon's Manor not Lord Abingdon's Manner.

Your again

Jhon Lessllleyv whoops John Leslie


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher"
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 04:55 AM

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Subject: Lyr Add: EYNSHAM POACHING SONG
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 05:04 AM

EYNSHAM POACHING SONG
(Alfred Williams collection: 1877-1930)


Three Eynsham chaps went out one day,
To Lord Abingdon's manor they made their way,
They took some dogs to catch some game,
And soon to Wytham woods they came.

Chorus:

Laddie ay-o, laddie ay-o, fol the rol lora lol, laddie ay-o.

We had not long been beating there,
Before our spaniel put up a hare,
Up she jumped and away she ran,
At the very same time a pheasant sprang.

Chorus.

We had not beat the woods all through,
Before Barrett, the keeper, he came in view,
When we saw the old beggar look,
We made our way to Cashington brook.

Chorus.

When we got there 'twas full to the brim,
And you'd have laughed to see us swim,
Ten feet of water, if not more,
When we got out, our dogs came o'er.

Chorus.

O'er hedges, ditches, gates and rails,
Our dogs followed after behind our heels,
If he had catched us, say what you will,
He'd 've sent us all to Abingdon jail.

Chorus:

Laddie ay-o, laddie ay-o, fol the rol lora lol, laddie ay-o.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher"
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 07:01 AM

Credit where it's due: this text came from Henry Leech of Eynsham. Alfred Williams noted it from him some time between 1914 and 1916. So far as can be told from Williams' book Folk-Songs of the Upper Thames (1923, 150-1) the chorus here doesn't belong to this version but to another, the Southrop Poaching Song, which Williams got from William King of Castle Eaton. No tunes were noted for either. Roy Palmer published Eynsham in his Room for Company (1971) set to a tune that R.C. Puddyfoot got from George Paradine; it belonged to The Buckingham Poacher. Dave and Toni Arthur were responsible for the collation. The revived Eynsham Morris dance "Poachers" to a close variant of the tune; whether it's authentically traditional there or whether they got it from the Arthurs, or from Palmer's book, I wouldn't know.

Text and tune can be seen at http://www.folkinfo.org/forum.asp:

The Eynsham Poaching Song.

Seamus Ennis recorded a further set, The Three Poachers, from Amos Becket at Winslow, Buckinghamshire, in 1952; and that's the lot. Number 1268 in the Roud Folk Song Index.

That's "Cassington" rather than "Cashington", incidentally.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher"
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 07:09 AM

From folktrax:
THREE POACHERS POOR - "went out one night, to find some game, the moon shone bright" Ch: "Singing: Laddy-i-o" - ROUD#1268 - WILLIAMS FSUT 1923 pp150-1 #347 Wm King, Castle Eaton, Wiltsh 6v/5v (w/o) "Southrop & Eynsham (Oxfordsh) Poaching Songs" - JFSS 19 p197 Broadwood Herts "The Poacher's Song" -- Amos BECKETT rec by Seamus Ennis, North Marston, Bletchley Bucks 25/6/52: RPL 18141 - Dave & Toni ARTHUR: TRANSATLANTIC TRA-154 1967 (M) "Eynsham Poaching Song" tune coll by R D Puddefoot from Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, Beds - Sam RICHARDS, Tish STUBBS & Paul WILSON known as STAVERTON BRIDGE (Group): SAYDISC SDL-266 1975 "Eynsham Poaching Song"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher"
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 07:44 AM

I'm not sure about Kennedy's grouping of The Poacher's Song (JFSS vol. V issue 19 p. 197, from Mrs Joiner of Chiswell Green) with these, though it does have a fal de ral type chorus (but so do a lot of poaching songs). Perhaps. Roud puts it on its own at number 2646.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher"
From: GUEST,Himself
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 09:06 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to "The Eynsham Poacher"
From: GUEST,Himself
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 09:09 PM

I sing this with the chorus...
                "laddie-i-o,laddie-i-o,three jolly young fellows as ever did go".... repeat twice
               Regs    Robin


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