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Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes

Frankham 11 Mar 05 - 12:52 PM
Mark Ross 11 Mar 05 - 01:22 PM
Cool Beans 11 Mar 05 - 01:33 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Mar 05 - 02:49 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Mar 05 - 03:21 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Mar 05 - 04:50 PM
Pauline L 12 Mar 05 - 12:11 AM
Brían 12 Mar 05 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Obie 12 Mar 05 - 06:02 AM
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Stewart 12 Mar 05 - 12:23 PM
Frankham 12 Mar 05 - 05:06 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 12 Mar 05 - 06:21 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Mar 05 - 07:19 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM
Splott Man 14 Mar 05 - 03:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Frankham
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 12:52 PM

Mudcatters,

I'm looking for lyrics to fiddle tunes such as Jimmy Driftwood's Battle of New Orleans, based on The Eighth of January. Are there words to Bonaparte's Retreat, Bony Crossing the Rhine, Hell Broke Loose in Georgia, Pigtown Fling, Mason's Apron, June Apple and any others that you can think of will be gratefully received.

Thanks.

Frank H.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 01:22 PM

8TH OF JANUARY is THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS it's in the DT, so is BONAPARTE'S RETREAT. So is SOLDIER'S JOY, and JUNE APPLE. The man to talk to about it is Kenny Hall. PM me and I'll get you in touch.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Cool Beans
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 01:33 PM

Scotsman Adam MacNaughton wrote a hilarious synopsis of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to the tune of "The Mason's Apron." It's called "Oor Hamlet" and it's in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 02:49 PM

Also, a number of Fiddle tunes have Gaelic songs available.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:21 PM

Oh, there are a number of such discussions here at Mudcat. HEre are a few of them (For more - Use Lyrics and Knowledge Base Search up at the top of your screen):

Sally In The Garden
Buck's Elegy?
Mississippi Sawyer
xxxx Put the Kettle On
Angeline The Baker
Shortnin' Bread
Westphalia Waltz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 04:50 PM

Blackberry Blossom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Pauline L
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 12:11 AM

Thank you all for your contributions. I'm a fiddler and I've learned a lot of fiddle tunes. Sometimes, when I play them, I'm surprised to hear people sing along. I know that they're tunes, not that they're songs. Are there others that people know about? I'd be happy to learn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Brían
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 05:36 AM

Well, here's a couple more:

Johnny Will You Marry Me

SOME SAY THE DIVIL IS DEAD

A LITTLE PACK OF TAILORS

The first two are to the Highland, JOHNNY WILL YOU MARRY ME. The third are to the reel, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

MOLLY BRANNIGAN is from the reel, THE GREEN FIELDS OF AMERICA.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: GUEST,Obie
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 06:02 AM

Lots of funny stuff to the tune "The Irish Washerwoman".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 09:32 AM

bonaparte crossing the Rhine = the hot ashphelt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Stewart
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 12:23 PM

The Maid Behind The Bar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Frankham
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 05:06 PM

Thanks everyone for your help. I'm specifically interested in American Southern fiddle tune lyrics and their historical background but I appreciate the others as well such as Irish and the Westphalia Waltz which I've heard as a Texas fiddle tune.

Thanks again,

Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 06:21 PM

Frank, keep looking in the Mudcat. As I said, there are a number of them. I only put a few up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 07:19 PM

Ceolas, The Fiddler's Companion, has many lyrics included in the discussions of the songs: Fiddlers

Bluegrass Messengers: Bluegrass Lyrics
Click on the section, Fiddle Tunes and Instrumental Tune Lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM

Added Note:
Many informative threads on fiddle tunes at Mudcat were initiated or conntributed to by Richie of the Bluegrass Messengers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Splott Man
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 03:53 AM

Over the Waterfall has words.

Richard Thompson's MGB GT is loosely based on (I think) a version of Bonaparte's Retreat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: John Hardly
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 06:24 AM

Guy Clark has written a charming lyric for Arkansas Traveler called "Sis Draper". Likewise, Soldier's Joy on the CD "Dark". Not exactly what you're looking for, Frank, but worth the mention, none-the-less.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words to fiddle tunes
From: Frankham
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 04:21 PM

Hi John, I'll check it out. Thanks.

Splottman, love to know the words to Over the Waterfall. One of my faves.

Q, the Bluegrass Messengers was a gold mine! Thanks so much for that. It's on my add list. Got great background notes as well which is what I'm looking for also.

Frank


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