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happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)

GUEST 24 Oct 05 - 08:43 AM
Desert Dancer 24 Oct 05 - 07:25 PM
GUEST 24 Oct 05 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,Desert Dance on Dan's machine 24 Oct 05 - 11:34 PM
Abby Sale 25 Oct 05 - 10:12 AM
Splott Man 25 Oct 05 - 11:09 AM
GUEST 26 Oct 05 - 02:37 PM
Abby Sale 26 Oct 05 - 05:47 PM
Wolfgang 27 Oct 05 - 05:35 AM
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Subject: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 08:43 AM

On this day, October 24 in 1901, Anna Taylor (1858-1921) became the first person to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls & nevertheless live. She did not acquire fame or fortune by it, though.

Today, she is a well-noted renditioner of Scottish folksong. She currently lives in Haddington, Scotland with husband President Taylor, another well-noted folk-bearer and ABC programmer & Bronson Project coordinator.

Well done Sid!

        cho: Roll out the barrel
            We'll have a barrel of fun
            Roll out the barrel
            We've got the blues on the run.
            Zing! Boom! Tar-rar-rel
            Ring out a song of good cheer!
            Now's the time to roll the barrel
            For the gang's all here.

                DigTrad filename[ BEERBRRL

OR:
        My first trip dawn old Lake Erie,
        With some sailors to explore;
                A-singing, way, Niagara,
                Below Niagara Falls.
        Then I met Rosy O'Flannagan,
        Best of all the Buffalo whores.
                A-singing, way, Niagara,
                Below Niagara Falls.

                Text recorded by Ivan Walton 1934. See Windjammers: Songs
                of the Great Lakes Sailors
. New tune & chorus by Lee Murdock.

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about?    See Notes and Index


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 07:25 PM

Is there a missing paragraph??


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 10:07 PM

Mmmmmmm.
No. That's all.


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: GUEST,Desert Dance on Dan's machine
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 11:34 PM

"Anna Taylor (1858-1921) ....   Today, she is a well-noted renditioner of Scottish folksong. She currently lives in Haddington .... Well done Sid!"

If no missing paragraph, certainly a mysterious temporal (and nomenclatural) discontinuity in the narrative... or is it really just me being thick?


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 10:12 AM

Well, I may be being odd, don't blame yourself. I can assure you that Ann Taylor (aka 'Sid') lives in Haddington, near Edinburgh and has show dogs and sings excellently (well, to be strictly accurate - always a goal of the Happy File - I haven't actually heard her sing in 30 years but she was excellent then and still sings - I firmly believe still excellently). I got an e-mail from her just today so I know she's in good humo(u)r. President Taylor is also alive and well and sings excellently, too. And plays guitar & other stuff. He stopped by Florida for a visit 15 or 20 years ago.


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: Splott Man
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 11:09 AM

I'm confused too.

If she died in 1921, how is she still alive?

I wouldn't have posted, but I do a song about barrels and Niagara.


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 02:37 PM

(headslap!) Oh! He's being clever! Connecting two unrelated Anna Taylors... (it's like the Sherlock Holmes episode on PBS the other night -- if the suspect was in two places at once, maybe there are two of them...)

~ B in T
getting back to it finally


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 05:47 PM

:-)


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 24 (over Niagara Falls)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 05:35 AM

And then of course there is that recent Irish song of resistance: Over the fall, over the fall, it's hard to believe they went over the fall

Folfgang


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