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Lyr Req: Around the Ingles Blazing

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HAPPY ROUN' THE INGLE BLEEZIN'


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Lyr Req: In Friendship's Name/In Freenship's Name (14)
Lyr Req: in friendships name (8) (closed)
Lyr Req: We part in friendship's name (8) (closed)


GUEST,Bob Coltman 01 Apr 05 - 01:06 PM
GUEST 01 Apr 05 - 01:16 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 01 Apr 05 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,MMario 01 Apr 05 - 01:29 PM
Sandy Paton 01 Apr 05 - 11:05 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 02 Apr 05 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 02 Apr 05 - 06:17 AM
BB 02 Apr 05 - 08:13 AM
Sandy Paton 03 Apr 05 - 04:15 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 03 Apr 05 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 03 Apr 05 - 08:05 AM
Sandy Paton 03 Apr 05 - 02:20 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 03 Apr 05 - 03:43 PM
BB 04 Apr 05 - 04:57 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 04 Apr 05 - 05:33 PM
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Subject: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 01:06 PM

I am trying to find words and tune to "Around the Ingles Blazing," a song supposed to be from Massachusetts I think. ("Ingle" is an old word for fire or fireside.)

I know Paul Clayton recorded it on a Folkways 10" LP in the long-ago days when they made such things.

Is there anyone who has the LP and would be willing to transcribe the lyrics and either
a) post a MIDI or
b) transcribe the tune in alphabetic notation and post the results?

I'd also be interested to know if the song is really traditional. Paul had a way of fiddling with tradition a la J J Niles and neglecting to admit it (with occasionally classic, if confusing results). If he wrote it or any part of it, that would be useful to know.

If trad, then from where? I've found no other source.

Thanks in advance for your help. Bob


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 01:16 PM

see This article
http://cjtm.icaap.org/content/7/v7art6.html


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 01:24 PM

Thanks to Guest above for a good find...a listing of the song by Edith Fowke among those appearing in newspaper columns. No immediate promise that this will provide a text or tune, however.

So...still hoping one of you will be able to come up with and post actual lyrics and melody.   Bob


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 01:29 PM

bob - not only that it was in the newspaper - but to qoute "the shorter list will serve to identify most songs collected in Canada which also appeared in some form in the Family Herald. "

certainly implies traditional

publication date in the Herald was 1919


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Subject: ADD: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 11:05 PM

Around the Ingles Blazing

As around the ingles blazin'
We're sae happy and so free.
Though the northern winds blaw freezin',
Friendship warms baith ye and me.

    Happy we are a' together,
    Happy we'll be, ain and a'.
    Time shall find us a' the blyther,
    E'er we rise tae gang awa'.

See the miser o'er his treasure,
Gloatin' wi' his greedy e'e;
Can he feel the glow o' pleasure
That around us here we see?

    Happy we are.... etc.

Paul said that his grandfather used to sing the song at the closing of local dances and social gatherings in the New Bedford area. The song is but a fragment of "Happy Friendship," a Scottish classic, and Willie Scott, the shepherd, sang much more of it on his recording. Ask Dick Greenhaus for Scott's recording. It's a dandy.

    Sandy Paton (resident folk fossil)


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 06:01 AM

Hi Sandy,

Many thanks for quoting the song.

I should have realized you would know this. What's the tune that Paul used? Could you post the tune either in midi or alphabetic notation?

Any chance of getting "Happy Friendship" posted on the DT?

Best as always to you and Caroline.

Bob


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 06:17 AM

Sandy, a followup:

After posting the last I checked out the DT's "Happy roun' the ingle bleezin'," which I noticed you recommended in an earlier thread, and found the tune there as given from Grieg.

Was that the tune Paul used? If so, that takes care of my request. If not, though, I would still like to hear his tune.

You know, somebody really ought to write Paul Clayton's biography. The more I hear about the man, from you, for instance, the more fascinating he seems, and the odder it is that his life remains obscure and virtually unknown, at least to me.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: BB
Date: 02 Apr 05 - 08:13 AM

The words in DT quoted above seem to be a very shortened form of the song, which I believe is usually known as 'In Friendship's Name' or 'In Freenship's Name'.

There was a thread on this back in January, but I don't know how to link to it. You could try putting one of the above titles into the Forum search.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 04:15 AM

I fear my musical skills are too limited to let me post a tune, Bob. Why don't you call me and I'll sing the bloody thing for you as i learned it from Paul. You're right about the need for a Clayton biography. His contributions were significant, his talent and intellect exceptional, and his death truly tragic. So why don't you tackle it? You're a fine writer!
    Sandy


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 07:56 AM

Sandy: I wish I had the time! But I'm already fulltime on other writing.

So, a general call: Anyone out there want to write Paul Clayton's biography? It ought to be an interesting task.

I should add that, in my one encounter with him, in a coffeehouse in DC, I found him to be one of the funniest, that is to say, sidesplittingly wittiest, people I ever met. His sense of humor was truly screwball and delightful, and when he was wound up and spouting, he beat any standup comedian I ever heard, hands down.

All this and folksongs too. He should be a rewarding topic for the biographer.

Bpb


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 08:05 AM

To quote Jim Dixon's post from the "In Freenship's Name" thread:

Copied from http://www.geocities.com/magjam/infreenname.txt

IN FREENSHIP'S NAME

Here aroon the ingle blazing
Wha sae happy and sae free,
Though the northern winds blaw freezy
Freenship warms baith you and me

CHORUS: Happy we've been aa thegither
Canty we've been yin and aa,
Time shall see us aa mair blyther
Ere we rise tae gang awa

See the miser ower his treisure
Gloatin' wi' a greedy ee
Wha can fill his woes wi' pleisure
As aroon us here we see

Can the peer in silk and ermine
Caa his conscience half his ain
His claes are edged and spun with vermin
Though he sits upon a throne

Thus then let us aa be tassin
Though ower the stoops o generous fame
And while roon the board is passin
Raise a sang in freenship's name

Freenship makes us aa mair happy
Freenship gies us a' delight
Freenship consecretes the drappie
Freenship brocht us here the nicht


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 02:20 PM

I agree, Bob, concerning Paul's wit. He sat in our kitchen one afternoon, while we were still living in Vermont, and spontaneously outlined the plot for a highly imaginative mystery novel, which, of course, he never wrote. It was a masterful display of inventive brilliance.

I always thought that a television series based on the Manly Wade Wellman stories of John, the ballad hunter (with the silver strings on his guitar), should have been made, with Paul cast as the protagonist. Of course, that never happened either.

By the way, I frequently insert the "peer in silk and ermine" verse when i sing Paul's version of the song. Seems to fit with the "miser" verse.

Can you push Don Wade to turn your LPs into CDs? Lots of folks are eager for 'em.

    Sandy


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 03:43 PM

Found three threads on this song

In Friendship's Name - May 1999 - Unanswered
In Friendship's Name - Jan 2005
In Friendship's Name - Mar 2005


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: BB
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 04:57 PM

Thanks, George - wish I could do that!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 05:33 PM

BB, take a look using the Lyrics and Knowledge Search. We have had over the years, a number of threads on HTML and how it relates to the Mudcat. It's easy once you get on to it. Check it out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Around the Ingles Blazing
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 25 Mar 06 - 10:06 PM

This great song appears with melody in Folksongs of the Maritimes as "Happy are we all together"
Apparently Vincent MacPherson of Upper South River Antigonish sang this for Helen Creighton. He said it was a poem by Robert Burns but she never substantiated that

cheers- Julia


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