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DT Correction: Dram to Warm the Piper (Carnahan)

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HERE'S A DRAM FOR THE PIPER


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Subject: Correction: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 01:30 PM

I recently found out who wrote this song that I was searching for, and obtained a correct copy of the lyrics from him.
IT is on his and Robin Petrie's CD called "Journeys of the Heart", and is available through Celtoid/DNA Records, 725 Pomona Ave. Albany CA, 94706.
Blessings,
Barbara

A DRAM TO WARM THE PIPER
(Danny Carnahan, c 1984)

Welcome in my thirsty fellows,
Hang your hats inside the door;
If we're only filled to bursting,
Then there's surely room for more;
We'll deny the cold of winter;
We'll have only song and cheer,
As we gather here together
In the threshold of the year.

CHORUS:
Here's a dram to warm the piper,
Here's a dram to warm the hall,
Here's a dram to raise the rafters
And here's long life to you all

Here we tie the knot as lovers;
Here we raise a toast as friends;
As we pass along from hand to hand
In a dance that never ends;
We'll forget about tomorrow;
We're protected from it here;
As we drink our fill together
From the tankard of the year.

CHORUS

Crack the seal off of the bottle;
Light the fire beneath the still;
As we medicate our ills;
Oh, the whiskey is forgiving;
It will wash the conscience clear;
As we all sink back together
In the cradle of the year.

CHORUS (REPEAT CHORUS)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 02:50 PM

Barbara - You posted a midi of this song in April of 98, on another thread about this song. I just got around to importing it, and it doesn't sound like the version I know. The version I remember is more syncopated and probably in 6/8 rather than 4/4. Many of the notes are different, too.

Do you have Robin Petrie's CD and if so, does his version sound like your midi? I'm trying to decide whether to teach my band the version I know, or learn the version in your midi. I'm also going to try to get Robin's CD, but I thought a quick answer from you would save me some time transcribing.

Thanks

Susan-Marie


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 03:15 PM

I'll swap the verse I wrote for this song, for a good mp3 of it!

I love this song!!!!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 04:02 PM

ME TOO!! (Well, I haven't written a verse but I would write one and I'd love to hear yours, Clinton). I can't find the CD Barbara mentions anywhere on the web and the record company she mentions isn't listed in the phone directory, so I'm wondering if they're still in business.

So how about it - anyone have a recording they'd be willing to share? I'd actually prefer a tape to a MP3, and I'll pay you in chocolate chip cookies or whatever other kind you like.

Clinton - what meter do you play it in?


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 04:29 PM

Meter?

huh?

I play it kinda quicker than Danny does, that's for sure... I sorta grab the song by the stones... makes up for the white-knuckle grip this song has on my soul!

And Suzan, if we can get it on MP3, I can make you a tape of it... so can you if you have a wee tape/cd player with Auxiliary inputs... it's actully quite easy to do...

But if it'll get me cookies, I'll glady tape it for ya!

We just gotta find it first...


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 12:55 PM

refresh to aid the search...


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 01:51 PM

Looks like we might be on our own, Clinton. A more detailed web search last night turned up the Pomona Ave address (in Barbara's message above) for Robin Petrie and Danny Karnahan, so I'm going to express mail them a request for their CD. If I get one, I'll send YOU a tape of the song (sorry, no MP3 capabilities here). In return, maybe you could send me the guitar chords you use?

I'll also send Barbara a personal message in case she hasn't noticed her thread's revival.


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 02:10 PM

I play the song in DADGAD tuning, in E I think... maybe sometimes F... Capoed 2nd or 3rd fret anyway...

The chords... well there's only 4 of them...

The main line is D and G...
With "If we're only packed to bursting...
Going D to Em, then the next line G, to A...

And that pattern is repeated throughout the song...

Is it Danny with a C or a K???

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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 03:45 PM

You're right, it's a C. I got it right on the mailing address. Thanks for the chords - our guitar player enjoys giving me a hard time if I bring a song to rehearsal without some indication of what the chords should be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 11:44 PM

I found a few Danny C tunes on napster today, so I'm gonna keep lookin'... Dram has got to be out there somewhere...

If I find the MP3, I'll let ya know... and remind me and i'll dig up that other verse for it as well eh!

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 02:33 AM

Hi gang, been away for a few days, and I will check. I sing the song in 4/4 the way I heard it; Danny wrote it in 6/8, I believe. I will check tomorrow. It's Carnahan with a C, I'll see if I can find you his current addy, and I probaby posted the tune to the handdown version I heard rather than his original. I do have his original tune (sheet music) around, as well as the CD, and I'll post that tomorrow. Cliff, I may have recently acquired the tools to make an MP3 file -- but haven't learned to use them yet. I think when we posted it in the Folknik, we provided chords, too. I will go and look. Tomorrow.
blessings, Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 09:03 AM

Oooooo Barbara, sheet music would save me SO MUCH time transcribing (although it's actually good for me to have to do it, I just don't have the time now).

Yesterday I Fed Ex'd a letter to Robin and Danny at the Pomona address. Hopefully I'll get a call or e-mail today.


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 10:06 AM

Uhm, I'm not sure where Robin is, and I'm pretty sure Danny's moved, but they are definitely not a couple anymore and haven't been for 3, 4 years, I think.
PM me your addy and I'll send you the sheet music. and let me post it here in Alan's program, the correct version. I don't have fax capabilities on my computer.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 01:31 PM

*sitting quietly with hands folded in lap,while Barbara learns to use her MP3 ripper*

LOL!


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 02:47 PM

Well, you could spend the time typing up your additional verse!


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: DebC
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 02:57 PM

Hi all,

Danny is still at the Pomona address, he is re-married as of last June.

I am in touch with Danny (I have been recording his songs) and if anyone needs any information I can give it to you privately in an email or in a private message.

Cheers, Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 03:17 PM

Well Clinton, I can put it up faster in Alan of Oz's program here, since I already know how to use that.
Danny says, in the notes he wrote to us when we published his song, that it is the first song he wrote in an open G tuning (CGDGBD).
Stay tuned while I turn it into a MIDI (to start), then if I get a chance I'll unzip the ripper I downloaded last week - BG - and start reading the directions.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 03:55 PM

MP3 rippers tend to be really easy to use... just start 'em up, pop the CD into the drive... select the track you want to rip and hit 'o.k.'

At least the good ones work that easily these days....

As far as the rest of the formats go, I have no idea what an "Oz's program" is... and MIDI's tend to bug the heck out of me...

Open G tuning eh?? I'm gonna have to give that a try... anybody got a good open G chord chart?

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 09:20 PM

Clinton - Alan of Oz wrote a program that lets people convert midis to text that can be pasted into a thread and copied by other people who can convert it back to a midi. For people who need musical notation it's better than a recording or MP3. Most of the people in our band learn songs and tunes from printed music, so I plop the midi into Noteworthy Composer and create sheet music.

When Barbara puts the midi in this message (or she might start a new thread) there will be a link to Alan's programs in case you want to learn to use them. There's probably a link to them on the forum page too.

Open G - oh, Tom (our band's guitar player) is gonna love that.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 10:13 PM

Say, Debra, we used Danny's transcription, I think, for the Folknik, but when I play it, it sounds like it should be in 6/8 not 3/4. If you're talking to him, you might ask him about the time (in the Folknik transcription). I will put his tune up tomorrow, but I think maybe it doesn't match the CD. I will give them both a listen tomorrow.
Clinton, try sitting on your hands while you wait. Some of us have to put in time in meatspace (as Jeri calls it). I'm a mom, and it's dinnertime here on the left coast.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 11:00 PM

LOL!!

Meatspace... that's pretty good!

Oz would do me little or no good at all then, cause musical notation is of absolutely NO use to me at all...

;-)


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Subject: Dram FOUND!?!?!?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 03:44 PM

GODS LOVE NAPSTER!!!!

that person I mentioned above with the Danny C stuff available? Well, we chatted today on napster and they're pretty sure they have DRAM on a cd somewhere.... gonna dig around and get back to me a.s.a.p... so I may have an MP3 for you soonish...

And I advertised Mudcat to them as well, and they said they'd likely ghost by soon...

it's a good day eh!

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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 04:51 PM

Clint, I've got the CD, and I've got a question for you. Do you know why it is that some CDs won't play on my computer drive? This is one of them. It seems to have a clear silver band about 1/8 inch in from the beginning of the etching on the disc. Is this an anti-copying device? Or is it just my computer has tighter parameters than my sound system? (plays fine on my sound system.
Perhaps your napster colleague will have more success. Alternatively, will shipping a MIDI file to you as an attachment work?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 05:18 PM

Hummm... why some CD's won't play in your puter eh??

Sorry to answer a question with more questions though, but I need more information...
The said CD, will play in your stereo?
This same CD is an original? Not a copy that someone made for you?
Can you tell me some system specs? PC? Mac? Sound Card? CD speed?
Are there any special error messages you get when you try to play the CD in your CDrom? Or does it just sit there?
When was the last time you ran a CD lens cleaner through your CDrom?

I don't really need a MIDI of the song at all... I know it well, I'm just looking for a copy to have for myself...


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 05:20 PM

Now, Clinton, this is the program. When you download this, you can put the red text numbers into it, and it will create a MIDI for you. OR I can ship you the MIDI directly.
I see there are two places in the sheet music I have where there are eighth notes missing. I added one that I think is obvious, but the other is still there, in the sixth full measure.
Have fun.
Blessings,
Barbara, who is going to go work on the food next.

MIDI file: dramwarm.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Tempo: 080 (750000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0480 1 67 080 0144 0 67 064 0036 1 64 080 0048 0 64 064 0012 1 62 080 0336 0 62 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 66 080 0048 0 66 064 0012 1 67 080 0372 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0336 0 62 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0384 0 67 064 0096 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 74 080 0336 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 66 080 0096 0 66 064 0144 1 67 080 0336 0 67 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0384 0 62 064 0096 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0336 0 62 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 66 080 0192 0 66 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 74 080 0336 0 74 064 0024 1 76 080 0096 0 76 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 72 080 0384 0 72 064 0096 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 76 080 0096 0 76 064 0024 1 74 080 0336 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 71 080 0144 0 71 064 0036 1 67 080 0048 0 67 064 0012 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 71 080 0312 0 71 064 0048 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 67 080 0216 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0288 0 67 064 0072 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 74 080 0456 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 74 080 0216 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 76 080 0096 0 76 064 0024 1 74 080 0096 0 74 064 0024 1 74 080 0288 0 74 064 0072 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 67 080 0384 0 67 064 0096 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 74 080 0288 0 74 064 0072 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0312 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 67 080 0216 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0384 0 67 064
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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 05:23 PM

Barb'ra..

If you want to yack more, if yer on ICQ feel free to look me up at #15193917 eh... I may be able to help ya sort out yer CD problem...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 05:27 PM

It's a PC, the CD plays on my stereo just fine, haven't done the lens cleaner recently, will, but have noticed all along that a few CDs won't play here (AST computer -- ESSAudioDrive ), and it just sits there. Tells me there is no CD in the drive. It lies.
Will try cleaning.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 05:40 PM

clean the lens and clean off the CD's as well.. the ones that won't play...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 09:32 AM

Hey everybody, I found Danny Carbahan. He is indeed still at Pomona Ave and is sending me the Journeys of the Heart CD. Here's what he told me about "Dram":

"Well, I think of it in a slow three, though the more manic might want to count it in a very fast 4 (in groupings of 12... more trouble than it's worth...) I'll be posting the lyrics (and all my other recorded lyrics) on my new website (www.dannycarnahan.com) in a week or two. It's always nice when people sing the lyrics I intended, rather than the charmingly misheard versions I've been sent over the years."

I gave him the Mudcat site so he could drop in on our discussion if he wants to.

Thanks for the midi Barbara, I'll have to wait until I get home to look at it but I'll let you know if I have any questions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 09:37 AM

I just realized there's a line missing from your lyrics above, Barbara - the third line of the third verse should be "let it soak us to the elbows"

Calling all JOE CLONES - can you please fix it so this line is in the lyrics at the top of this thread?


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:21 AM

lyrics reposted for the fix, and to add my own verse...

;-)

A DRAM TO WARM THE PIPER
(Danny Carnahan, c 1984)

Welcome in my thirsty fellows,
Hang your hats inside the door;
If we're only filled to bursting,
Then there's surely room for more;
We'll deny the cold of winter;
We'll have only song and cheer,
As we gather here together
In the threshold of the year.

CHORUS:
Here's a dram to warm the piper,
Here's a dram to warm the hall,
Here's a dram to raise the rafters
And here's long life to you all

Here we tie the knot as lovers;
Here we raise a toast as friends;
As we pass along from hand to hand
In a dance that never ends;
We'll forget about tomorrow;
We're protected from it here;
As we drink our fill together
From the tankard of the year.

CHORUS

** Though our chosen roads devide us;
Many miles may come between;
We are once more brought together;
As if parted, we've never been;
We will forge anew our friendship;
Slaked in laughter, song and cheer;
As we cleans our souls together;
In the first flames of the year;

** Chorus

Crack the seal off of the bottle;
Light the fire beneath the still;
Let it soak us to the elbows;
As we medicate our ills;
Oh, the whiskey is forgiving;
It will wash the conscience clear;
As we all sink back together;
In the cradle of the year.

CHORUS (REPEAT CHORUS)

** With apologies to Danny for my arrogence to add to another mans song, but it's such a good song and was simply one verse to short for me...
;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:28 AM

I like your verse, Clinton, I really do. It is such a good song that you want to keep singing it forever...

By the way, in my explanation of midis I forgot to mention that you can play them (or your computer will, actually) so they're not only for people wanting notation. I've heard midis that had five staffs and were very complex - but they're still just computers doing music, so it's not the same as a recording of a real musician.


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:46 AM

thanks S-M...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: GUEST,Danny Carnahan
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 05:10 PM

Well, well, it's nice to note how much enthusiasm remains in the world for this song 20 years after it was first sung. Thank you all and feel free to sing it to your hearts' contents (Rolling Stones or completely stoned versions... I'm easy). Should note that in the initial posting, the third line in the third verse is missing ("Let it soak us to the elbows"). I'm working on my website, www.dannycarnahan.com, which will have all my recorded lyrics (about 25-30 songs) and lots more stuff. Soon. I promise. In the meantime, y'all can amuse yourself with my current band, Wake the Dead, by checking our site: www.wakethedead.org. Come hear how the worlds of Celtic music and the Grateful Dead can collide. Thanks again and happy holidays to all! Danny C.


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 05:59 PM

Haaaww Geeeeeezzzzeeeee....
He wasn't supposed to come in here....
*hides under the bed*

I haven't felt this exposed since Garnet Rogers stumbled into a place for lunch where I was doing a matinee, just as I had launched into Small Victory...

Ha-gack!


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper.mp3
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 08:05 PM

O.k... got the MP3 in the e-mail just now...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 25 Nov 00 - 11:47 AM

I'd be willing to share the mp3 as well... If folks here are interested I'll upload it to Mydocsonline and if you send me your email addy, I'll send out an invite for you to download it...

Then contact Danny and buy the CD eh!

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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 01:21 PM

great new verse Clinton, to a very heart warming song, thanks


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Subject: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 02:23 PM

Thanks Metchie...

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Subject: RE: Lyr correx: Dram to Warm the Piper
From: Cluin
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 11:41 PM

Nice verse, Clinton. ;)


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Subject: DT Correction: A Dram to Warm the Piper (Carnahan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 16 - 03:30 PM

Danny Carnahan has the lyrics on his own Website, http://www.dannycarnahan.com/music/warmthepiper.html
Surely he means "tie the knot" (not "know") in the first line of the second verse.

A DRAM TO WARM THE PIPER
(Danny Carnahan)

Welcome in my thirsty fellows
Hang your hats inside the door
If we’re only packed to bursting
Then there’s surely room for more
We’ll deny the cold of winter
We’ll have only song and cheer
As we gather here together
In the threshold of the year

CHORUS
And here’s a dram to warm the piper
Here’s a dram to warm the hall
Here’s a dram to raise the rafters
And here’s long life to you all

Here we tied the know (knot??) as lovers
Here we raised the toast as friend
Here we pass along from hand to hand
In a dance that never ends
We’ll forget about tomorrow
We’re protected from it here
As we drink our fill together
From the tankard of the year

chorus

Crack the seal off of the bottle
Light the fire beneath the still
Let it soak us to the elbows
As we medicate our ills
Sure the whisky is forgiving
It will wash the conscience clear
As we all sink back together
In the cradle of the year

chorus


© 1984 Danny Carnahan/Post-Trad Music

freom the album Journeys of the Heart, by Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie.


Here's a recording of the song by a group called "Molly's Revenge":


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