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Tune Req: Ancient Greeks (Mark Graham)

DigiTrad:
A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BRAIN
A SONG IN THE NIGHT
ANCIENT GREEKS
ETERNAL DOOM
FESTIVAL LOVE
GREAT GOD WHO MADE THE UNIVERSE
HAVE A NICE DAY
HONEST AL
I CAN SEE YOUR AURA, AND IT'S UGLY
I'M WORKING ON THE FOOD CHAIN
LIFE IS HARD, BUT IT'S HARDEST WHEN YOU'RE DUMB
MOAMMAR SAID TO HIS MEN
MOBY DICK
RUFUS AND BEVERLY
THE BIG BAND THEORY
THEIR BRAINS WERE SMALL AND THEY DIED
VEAL LIFE BLUES
ZEN GOSPEL SINGING


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GUEST,Wolfie 03 Oct 05 - 12:32 AM
Mark Cohen 03 Oct 05 - 01:31 AM
Ebbie 03 Oct 05 - 01:40 AM
DebC 03 Oct 05 - 09:28 AM
MartinRyan 03 Oct 05 - 09:32 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Ancient Greek song by Mark Graham
From: GUEST,Wolfie
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 12:32 AM

I'm in a Celtic band and while wandering through various websites with lyrics I came across this song. I only have lyrics and cannot find any further information regarding the song. The link with the lyrics is here http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiANCGREEK.html

I am also a second year master's student focusing on ancient/medieval history, primarily Greek and Ancient Near East. This song, of course, caught my attention and I would dearly love to hear it. Can anyone help?

Most appreciated.

Wolfie
    For the record, the lyrics at sniff.numachi.com come from our Digital Tradition Folk Song Database at the Mudcat Cafe - (click).
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ancient Greek song by Mark Graham
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:31 AM

I know I've heard Mark sing it, but it was years ago. Like fifteen. The tune is certainly a traditional one. According to an earlier thread, the tune may be "The Humours of Whiskey." That's in the DT here, and if you scroll to the end you can hear a MIDI of the tune. Could be, but I don't think I remember him singing it to that tune. (Of course, my memory is far from trustworthy these days.) I was thinking the tune was more along the lines of "Nine Times a Night," but I'm probably way off. The song is not on Mark's recent recording. All of his songs are good, and many of them are flat-out brilliant. He's also one of the best harmonica players in the world.

This would be a very good excuse for me to contact my old friend Janet Stecher, whose singing partner Susan Lewis also happens to be Mrs. Mark Graham. (The guy definitely has it all...) I'll let you know if I can find anything out, unless someone beats me to it.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ancient Greek song by Mark Graham
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:40 AM

Lucky you, Mark. Graham came to Juneau once and that man is unique. Talented, inventive, fun - his mind just doesn't work like most people's. Somewhere I have his songbook and a cassette tape with some of his songs. I remember that Greek one but it isn't all that ancient, if I recall correctly.

He's also the one who wrote, 'I've Seen Your Aura- and It's Ugly, as well as that Zen song- what's the name of it?'

Steve Martin and Mark Graham.remind me of each other in some odd ways.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ancient Greek song by Mark Graham
From: DebC
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 09:28 AM

The tune is "The Humours of Whiskey".

Debra


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ancient Greek song by Mark Graham
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 09:32 AM

I've heard it done to "The Bould Thady Quill", also - but I think the Humours is a better fit.

Regards


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