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Le Scaramouche 09 Sep 05 - 04:14 AM
The Borchester Echo 09 Sep 05 - 05:47 AM
Paul Burke 09 Sep 05 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,robinia@eskimo.com 09 Sep 05 - 07:02 AM
Bat Goddess 09 Sep 05 - 07:53 AM
GUEST,Dazbo 09 Sep 05 - 08:04 AM
reynard 03 Oct 11 - 06:30 AM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Oct 11 - 10:01 AM
Tootler 03 Oct 11 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,henryp 03 Oct 11 - 01:28 PM
GUEST,AZOIC 03 Oct 11 - 02:00 PM
davidkiddnet 17 Dec 12 - 12:57 AM
davidkiddnet 17 Dec 12 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,Erich 17 Dec 12 - 03:41 AM
GUEST,John Foxen 17 Dec 12 - 11:37 AM
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Subject: Searching for Lambs Recommendations
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 04:14 AM

Which recordings of this song, both revival and source, do you recommend?
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Searching for Lambs Recommendations
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 05:47 AM

There's a lovely, very unusual version of Searching For Lambs on Mary Humphreys & Anahata's latest CD Floating Verses (WildGoose WGS 322CD) collected by Cecil Sharp from Mrs Bray in Langport, Somerset, in 1904.


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Subject: RE: Searching for Lambs Recommendations
From: Paul Burke
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 06:24 AM

Shirley Collins, Anthems in Eden.
Tony Rose, Under the Greenwood Tree.


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Subject: RE: Searching for Lambs Recommendations
From: GUEST,robinia@eskimo.com
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 07:02 AM

The only recording I've heard is way old -- Andrew Rowan Summers on a Folkways LP (The Unquiet Grave) -- do the revivalists have the same modal melody?


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Subject: RE: Searching for Lambs Recommendations
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 07:53 AM

The Voice Squad recorded it, too.

Been meaning to learn it for years as I really like the tune but I don't like the tune paired with "Cherry Tree Carol."

Linn


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Subject: RE: Searching for Lambs Recommendations
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 08:04 AM

Jane and Amanda Threlfall do a good version and Steeleye Span did a not so good version of it. For such a 'perfect' folk song it doesn't seem to have been recorded too often (perhaps because it's not in D or G and is in 5/4 time, heehee). Best sung unaccompanied in my view.

Darren


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: reynard
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:30 AM

Actually I like the Steeleye Span. You can find lots of versions on Spotify. Can I recommend Peter Bellamy? Although he overdoes the ornamentation a little. Also June Tabor, Bella Hardy...is that enough?

For guitarists who are brave enough to tackle 5/4, check out Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. I'm learning this is in F sus4 tuning (CFCFBbC)and although I'm a novice at open tunings this just plays itself. If you follow the melody the time takes care of itself. The only issue is what to do in the gaps. It's fun (but more difficult) to keep the 5 count throughout but my impression is that traditional singers don't count the pauses so the time is flexible; so there may be the odd bar of 2 or 3 in the breathing spaces. Of course if you are playing with other people you need to be clear and consistent! Anyone out there got any thoughts about that?


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 10:01 AM

I don't find any songs called 'Lambs' in the usual places. Are y'all talking about this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TNirKjhJM

If so, I don't think it's in 5/4.


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: Tootler
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 11:34 AM

Plenty of versions on You Tube.

I agree with Guest, Dazbo. It's best sung unaccompanied.

I liked this version.


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 01:28 PM

There's a lovely version by Polly Bolton on her CD Woodbine and Ivy. She is accompanied by John Shepherd and Steve Dunachie - they made a stunning trio.


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: GUEST,AZOIC
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 02:00 PM

June Tabor's release "Aqaba".


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: davidkiddnet
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 12:57 AM

I have seen it printed in 5/4 time right through but it messes up the downbeat at the end. It should be written with bar 5 and bar 9 in 3/4 time.

X:1   
T:Searching for Lambs      
C:Old English folk song
N:Modal in 5/4 and 3/4   
Q:1/4=100   
V:1   
M:5/4   
L:1/8   
K:Dm
"Dm"z8 D2
w:As |
"Gm"G2 A2 (B2 A2) G2 |
w:I went ou-t one
"Dm"F2 (G2 D4) A2 |
w:May mor-ning, one
"Bb"B2 (c2 d2 c2) A2 |
w:May mor-ni-ng be-
M:3/4   
L:1/8   
"F"c4 A2 |
w:time, I
M:5/4   
L:1/8   
"Bb"B2 c2 (d2 c2) (B A) |
w:met a ma-id fro-m
"Gm"G2 A2 (B2 A2) G2 |
w:home had stray-ed just
"Dm"F2 G2 (D2 G2) F2 |
w:as the Su-n did
M:3/4   
L:1/8   
"Gm"G6 :|
w:shine.

@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5222


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: davidkiddnet
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 01:03 AM

I figured out the correct chords:
Dm, Gm, Dm, Bb, F, Bb, Gm, Dm, Gm.


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 03:41 AM

Peter Bellamy - Peter Bellamy (Green Linnet, USA)
Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing - Call & Cry
Lynne Denman - English Songs of Love
Garret Singers - The Garret Singers
Heritage - Living by the Air
Kerfuffle - Links
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - Steely Water
Tony Rose - Under the Greenwood Tree
Steeleye Span - Tempted and Tried
Cyril Tawney - I will give my Love
Allan Taylor - Sometimes
Colin Wilkie & Shirley Hart - I Know where I'm going
Julie Murphy - Whirling Pope Joan


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Subject: RE: Help: Searching for Lambs recording
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 11:37 AM

John Renbourn - Ship Of Fools


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