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Walkaboutsverse

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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 06:21 PM

Then there's the
List of French Open Women's Singles champions


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 06:15 PM

Dennis is a menace with his
"Anyone for tennis?"
and he's always begging me
to keep the score
Maude say's "Oh Lord!
I'm so terribly bored,
and I really can't stand
it anymore

So..........

Those Weak Women At Wimbledon


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 05:39 PM

As to the ability of women to play the game of tennis, obviously it is far, far too strenuous for the feminine physiology. Much too difficult a sport for the delicate little dears!

By way of proof, let me refer you to the following web site:    CLICKY

Women just aren't capable of developing the necessary upper body strength.   SEE?

And what can I say but   DUCK!!!??

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 02:55 PM

Not in the arms, as far as I'm aware of.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 02:52 PM

Don't rise to the bait, he does this all the time, and he's really not worth your valuable time, I've learned this.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: MMario
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 02:41 PM

that depends. Which physiological differences are you aware of?

I have a cousin who was at one point quite proficient as a women's wheelchair tennis player; but she felt it wasn't competitive enough so she started playing in the men's tournements. (did quite well from what I heard)


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 02:37 PM

So why are men's and women's arms any different, is there a physiological reason I don't know about?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 02:30 PM

WAV said, "To DS: some may not like me questioning women's tennis in the last stanza of that poem"

I saw that, and have come to expect that sort of thing from you, therefore I don't take it or you seriously at all. I play tennis my self, hence my answer.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 02:22 PM

I agree with that Don, and what I sometimes do is go through just the first stanza (and chorus) of my repertoire - playing a line then singing a line straight after...and, from my 3rd favourite genre, I remember seeing a clip from an opera (?) where Joan Sutherland follows a transverse flute, in a similar (if much more sophisticated) way.
To DS: some may not like me questioning women's tennis in the last stanza of that poem - but I have hit a lot of tennis balls myself and know that it does, indeed, put a lot of strain on the racket arm; thus, in my opinion, table tennis is a better sport for females.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 01:47 PM

You're obviously pretty serious about this, WAV. More power to you!

As far as your intonation is concerned, singing on pitch is a bit like shooting from the hip. When you first try it, you miss a lot. But the more you work at it—if you pay careful attention and are sufficiently self-critical—the more accurate you become.

You have to hear the note, a sequence of notes, or a whole phrase clearly in your "mind's ear" before you can duplicate it with your voice. It takes awhile and it takes regular, concentrated practice. But it's well worth it! Recording practice sessions, then listening to the playback can be a real help.

Don't ever make the mistake of thinking "Well, it's a folk song, so it doesn't have to be that good." I've occasional heard beginning singers say something like that, and in addition to showing a touch of contempt for the music itself, it's an attitude that is guaranteed not to produce desirable results. If it's worth singing at all, it's worth taking the time to learn to sing it as well as you possibly can.

Trying a song out for another pair of ears before you put it out there for the public is not a bad idea.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 01:18 PM

(bit of controversy, too!)...

where?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 01:10 PM

...as some say over the pond - sharks, Amos.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 01:03 PM

Shattering, simply shattering.


A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 12:58 PM

"What I really have a yen to hear now is a lengthy poem about a day spent in Bournemouth" (Little Hawk)...this one, from almost exactly 7 years ago, is the closest I can go (bit of controversy, too!)...

Poem 156 of 230: EASTBOURNE - SUMMER 2001

On the day before the solstice,
    I first sighted Eastbourne:
A beautiful elegant place -
    English culture untorn.

Two long days allowed two long lanes
    To be walked before dark -
One after travel on four trains,
    One post-Devonshire Park.

The first was between sea and heath,
    And gardens signed by post,
Then up the Downs to view, beneath,
    The brutal handsome coast.

The next, contrasting that before,
    Showed all kinds of vessels -
Parked up along the pebbly whore
    And in marina cells.

(But, as for the women's tennis,
    It soon became a qualm -
As I was put-off by what is
    A great strain on their arm.)

From walkaboutsverse.741.com


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Paul Burke
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 12:41 PM

While walking where Donuel walked his dog.

The air's sure sweet down by that creek
Where I look up at fluttering birds,
But why does it have to be, every week,
That I tread on a carpet of turds?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 12:24 PM

While walking my dog.


breathing sweet candy air down by the creek
beneath the flowering vines
helps the water look like honey
while my dog smells everything she finds


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 12:22 PM

One of my favourite odes is, Upon Viewing a Prospect of Purley, Parts 1-5.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 12:12 PM

What I really have a yen to hear now is a lengthy poem about a day spent in Bournemouth.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 06:19 AM

WAV, your actual age has little to do with literary/artistic youth.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 06:12 AM

...I think I know what you mean, Volgadon: I've heard about poets, e.g., publishing young, and spending much of the rest of their career correcting things published. I was in my late 30s, and only make minor changes when I read/study my life's work annually.
As for publishing music on myspace, etc., I (as with most, I think) practise the piece until I feel I'm not going to get it a whole lot better, then record/publish/have a go!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 05:40 AM

Wav, you have a good voice. Don is right in saying that you shouldn't put anything online untill you have worked out some of the kinks.

Isaac Babel, a Russian-Jewish writer (he reminds me of O. Henry) published a few stories in Gorky's paper during 1916. Gorky recognised talent when he saw it, but he encouraged Babel to hone his skills and get to know people better, before publishing anything more. Babel took the advice to heart. It wasn't until the 20s when he felt that he could now express his thoughts succintly and clearly enough for publication.

One of my absolute favourite authors is Rafael Sabatini. His literary merits are often overlooked, but Captain Blood and Scaramouche are brilliant books.Most of his early stuff, however, is pretty poor. He himself admitted that and tried to keep them from being republished. I happen to agree with him.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jun 08 - 05:10 AM

Whatever the present standard of my intonation, Don, I do, indeed, keep working on it by playing, singing, playing, singing...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 08:44 PM

The devil, you say!??

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 06:49 PM

666!!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 06:43 PM

"An he had been a dog that should have howled thus, they would have hanged him: and I pray God his bad voice bode no mischief. I had as lief have heard the night-raven, come what plague could have come after it."
                                                    —Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, scene 3, William Shakespeare.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 05:52 PM

Hey, c'mon, Don! I've heard worse singing than that...

It was in Blind River one time. Man! You should've been there. Un-flippin'-be-LEEV-able!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 05:41 PM

Now, Young Emma/Young Edwin in the Lowlands Low / Edwin , interesting song indeed. Martin Carthy sings a version of this song on the 1992 Fellside Records release, Voices: English Traditional Songs ( I have this record in my collection). Peter Bellamy made a recording, singing it unaccompanied, in 1979 as Edmund in the Lowlands for his album Both Sides Then.

Both Carthy's version and Bellamy's version are American in origin, Carthy's from the Ozark Mountains, and Bellamy's from the singing of Gale Huntington of Martha's Vineyard.
Oh and Steeleye Span do a shortened version of the song on Now We Are Six (also in my record collection)


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 05:34 PM

I was aware of what keys the recorder was in. Being a fixed-pitch instrument, there isn't a lot you can do to screw that up (but it can be done!). But "voice aside" indeed! That's what I am referring to, WAV. You are singing off-pitch much of the time.

As I say, you are not "ready for prime time."

Time in the woodshed, man. Practice. Record yourself and listen critically to the playback. Then practice some more until you can get it right.

This is what you should do--should have done--before putting it on MySpace.

You may not like to hear that, but believe me, it's bloody good advice!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 05:14 PM

That on publishing from a man who just published: "I'm a trained musician and I have a pretty good ear, but I wasn't even able to determing what key it was in." (Don Firth, above)...and, voice aside, Don, the top-line notes played on recorder and keyboard are DEFINITELY as on the score; so, if you do have a trained ear, you should be able to tell the key from the instrumentation on The Water is Wide, and When I Survey the Wonderous Cross, at least.
As for Young Emma, the notation doesn't seem to be on the web, yet, but it is in The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, which I don't have...?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 05:03 PM

The Water Is Wide (also called O Waly, Waly) is thought to be an English or Scottish folk song and the stronger evidence points very firmly to it being Scottish.
Then there is the popular set of lyrics to this song that begin

The water is wide, I cannot cross o'er
Neither have I the wings to fly.
Give me a boat, that will carry two,
And both shall row, my true love and I.

These, according to a couple of very learned musical associates of mine (one teaches at the Birmingham Conservatoire), may well be Irish in origin... oops! :-D


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:55 PM

Far be it from me to try to discourage anyone's efforts, but one really should exercise a bit of judgment and self-evaluation, and be willing to listen to the frank criticism and advice of knowledgeable people.

One of the good things about sites like YouTube and MySpace is that they make it easier for singers, musicians and such to get their work out there. Much easier than it used to be. One used to have to pass an audition or be hired by someone before you could appear before an audience, which, in many cases, is not a bad thing. Or one had to get past an editor to get one's writing published

But the problem—the flip side of the internet making it so easy—is that there are a whole lot of people who are simply "not ready for prime time" who are pushing their stuff out there, with the result that they look pretty amateurish if not downright gawdawful! Not a good thing for trying to build a reputation or develop a following. Pushing your stuff out there before you're really ready can be a major blunder and a career killer.

I had an artist friend some years ago who uttered something that any aspiring artist, writer, poet, or even musician ought to keep in mind. He said, "The most valuable tool an artist has is his wastebasket—and the good judgment to know when to use it!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:38 PM

None of those songs are in my repetoire (nor will they ever be), so like irishenglish I avant garde a clue :-D


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:37 PM

A few notes were close to C in Young Emma - close, but not dangerously so

Stu


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: irishenglish
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:31 PM

Actually I find his singing to be very avant garde. As in 'avant garde a clue!


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 04:12 PM

Was in those keys? Well, I guess you did have them kind of surrounded. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 03:49 PM

Dear Don, on my myspace playlist: The Water is Wide (E. Trad.) is in F, Walkabout with my Pen (me) is in D, Tees to Tyne (me) is in G, When I survey the Wonderous Cross (Miller, Watts) is in D, and Young Emma (E. trad.) is in...?


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Def Shepard
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 03:44 PM

That willy nilly post is hilarious, however WAV's attempt at a reply shows a distinct deficiency in the ha! ha! department.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 03:31 PM

Why? Do you think Mr. Skelter will file a lawsuit?


A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 03:21 PM

Uh . . . GUEST, which notes were those?

I'm a trained musician and I have a pretty good ear, but I wasn't even able to determing what key it was in.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 02:55 PM

Be careful using the term "helter skelter" as well.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 12:11 PM

I'm not sure, may I call you Will?, if my use of "willy nilly" will ever be nil, but I will keep the matter in mind.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Willy Nilly
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 11:45 AM

You continually go on about people infringing on you copyrighted work willy nilly. Kindly cease and desist your infringement upon the © copyright of my name. Thanking you, in advance, for your prompt attention in this matter.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 02:45 AM

Gret Stuff. Several notes were in tune

Stu


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 12:34 PM

You can, if you wish/dare folks, hear this here "tenor" try to introduce, with an "even tenor" (above), an E. trad and a hymn at myspace.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 12:06 PM

And if these couplets
bring you peace
Put your hands to your eyes,
And feel for fleece.

But if with calm
They fill your head,
Try a check on your pulse,
For you may be dead.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 11:44 AM

An 'even tenor'?
I say, by God,
The ones I'VE met,
Are a little odd.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 11:40 AM

Thank God! The poetry is back. Life resumes its even tenor and peace is restored to the troubled heart and mind.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 05:47 AM

(NOT THE WEEKLY WALKABOUT)

Poem 169 of 230: PERFIDA GENS - SUMMER 2001

On the estate:
    Abuse by day,
Banging at night -
    Sleep wars, I'd say.

Attempts on a car:
    Repaired by day,
Inflamed at night -
    Revenge, I'd say.

A gran's garden:
    Well-clipped by day,
Flame-scorched at night -
    Disgrace, I'd say.

Summing this up:
    As in Bede's day,
Manners are free -
    Faithless, I'd say.

From walkaboutsverse.741.com


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 05:17 AM

To Catspaw49: if you persist with your I'm-the-naughtiest-schoolkid-so-there language, I think the Mudcat moderators should reconsider their censorship policy, and put you back in your kitty-litter.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 08:26 PM

Christ on a fuckin' crutch, talk about your nutsack lickers, you might be as big as Walky in the ball lapping department. I am having a tough time working up anything like fear of a simpleass cocksucker like yourself who can't even really cuss but gets lost in a sea of euphemisms. Flippin' bolthole? Gimmee a fuckin' break Limpdick....Trot your Canuck ass right down here and draw down boy..........

Spaw


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