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Lyr Add: Spider's Web

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BARGES
CANOE PADDLE
EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW
GIRL SCOUTS TOGETHER
HERE WE ARE
I CAN SAIL
I LOVE THE DAFFODILS
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
OUR CHALET
PEACE I ASK OF THEE OH RIVER
RISE AND SHINE
TALL TIMBERS
WE ARE CALLED THE GIRL SCOUTS
WEAVE
WHEN E'RE YOU MAKE A PROMISE
WHO CAN SAIL


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In Mudcat MIDIs:
Spider's Web (A Girl Scout Favorite)


Michele 01 Jun 97 - 05:25 PM
suzannek@concentric.net 24 Apr 98 - 03:19 AM
Animaterra 24 Apr 98 - 08:04 AM
suzannek 24 Apr 98 - 02:11 PM
LU 15 Feb 99 - 12:30 PM
Cara 15 Feb 99 - 02:01 PM
Cara 17 Feb 99 - 05:06 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Feb 99 - 05:56 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Feb 99 - 05:57 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Feb 99 - 05:58 PM
owl@teleport.com 22 Aug 99 - 11:15 PM
Joe Offer 22 Aug 99 - 11:44 PM
Joe Offer 22 Aug 99 - 11:50 PM
GUEST,rasguedo@hotmail.com 09 Feb 00 - 10:53 AM
Joe Offer 05 Sep 00 - 04:25 PM
hesperis 06 Sep 00 - 01:44 PM
Joe Offer 25 Sep 00 - 12:06 AM
CamiSu 25 Sep 00 - 07:50 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 25 Sep 00 - 08:27 AM
mousethief 25 Sep 00 - 01:31 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 25 Sep 00 - 04:47 PM
Joe Offer 26 Sep 00 - 02:28 PM
Alan of Australia 16 Nov 00 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,Amy8887 30 Jul 03 - 05:43 PM
GUEST 23 Sep 03 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,Juanita Flener Hamlin 01 Aug 04 - 06:23 PM
GUEST,klk6565 17 Aug 04 - 07:47 PM
GUEST,sheltiemom2shelties@yahoo.com 20 Aug 04 - 03:28 PM
Joe Offer 20 Aug 04 - 03:40 PM
GUEST 28 Aug 04 - 01:46 AM
GUEST 22 Mar 05 - 06:16 PM
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GUEST,calico 02 Oct 05 - 11:26 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 03 Oct 05 - 10:57 AM
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Subject: LYR REQ: Spider's Web?
From: Michele
Date: 01 Jun 97 - 05:25 PM

I learned this one at camp 30 yrs ago. It has a haunting melody. There must be more lyrics...

"I met a stranger, his name was Danger
We rode side by side.
Way back in San Jose I killed a man they say
Danger told me to ride
Now if I return, they will hang me
By the old oak tree
By the fountain, in the vision, where my love told me.
There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadow
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream, hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right.


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Subject: Lyrics needed: There's a web like a spider's
From: suzannek@concentric.net
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 03:19 AM

I am looking for the full lyrics to a song I knew as a girl. The refrain is:

There's a web like a spider's web,
Made of silken shining thread and
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it still till I awaken, as if to tell me
That dream ends all right.

Anyone know the verses?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed: There's a web like a spider's
From: Animaterra
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 08:04 AM

It's a web like a spider's web, made of silk and light
And shadow, spun by the moon in my room at night;
It's a web made to catch a dream, hold it tight
Till I awaken, as if to tell me that dreamin's all right.

1. Down in the valley, there's a mission, by an old oak tree;
By the mission, there's a fountain, where my love told me...

2. I met a stranger, his name was Danger, we rode side by side,
Down in Santa Fe, I killed a man they say, Danger told me, ride(?)...

That's the way we sang it at Camp Tattapanum. I have no idea of the source. Nice and mushy, the way 11-year-old girls like it! Full o' sap!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed: There's a web like a spider's
From: suzannek
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 02:11 PM

Thanks, Animaterra--

you're right about the 11-year old girls; my daughter loves it!


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Subject: Spider's Web
From: LU
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 12:30 PM

I'm looking for words to a song. The chorus goes something like:

"There's a web like a spider's web, made of silver line and shadow.
Spun by the moon in my room at night.
It's a web made to catch a dream. Hold it tight till I awaken.
As if to tell me the dream is all right"

Any ideas of how I can find the verses?


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Subject: RE: Spider's Web
From: Cara
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 02:01 PM

I know some, from an old camp song:

Down by the mission, down by the fountain, there is an old oak tree
Down by the mission, down by the fountain where my love told me...
(Chorus)
Way down in Santa Fe, I killed a man one day
(Think there's another line but don't know it)
(Chorus)
I met a stranger, his name was danger (?) Danger told me "Ride."
(Chorus)
And now if I return, they will hang me, up from the old oak tree
Down by the mission, down by the fountain, where my love told me...
(Chorus)

That's rather incomplete and off the top of the head. There was a thread a while ago about camp songs, or starting a camp song archive of some sort, but I don't remember what came of it. I'd link you to it but I'm HTML illiterate. This song may not be in there, but you can check it (the thread) for other sources by doing a forum search and putting "camp song" in the 'body' box. Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Spider's Web
From: Cara
Date: 17 Feb 99 - 05:06 PM

I can't believe none of you know the words to this song. I'm refreshing the thread because now it's driving me batty not to know the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Spider's Web
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Feb 99 - 05:56 PM

We've been through this before, I think. I'll put it on a new thread, then it can get into the DT someday, where somewhere another girl scout or girl guide will finally be able to tell us where it comes from!!!!


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Subject: LYR ADD: Spider's Web ^^
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Feb 99 - 05:57 PM

SPIDER'S WEB (source unknown- I learned it in girl scouts)

REFRAIN: It's a web like a spider's web
Made of silk and light and shadow
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'till I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right.
1. Down in the valley there's a mission by an old oak tree.
By the mission there's a fountain, where my love told me: REFRAIN
2. I met a stranger, his name was Danger, we rode side by side.
Down in Santa Fe I killed a man, they say. Danger told me right.
And if I return they will hang me from an old oak tree
By the mission, by the fountain, where my love told me: REFRAIN ^^


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Feb 99 - 05:58 PM

Probably some girl scout made it up herself. This and Barges bring back such memories of Camp Tattapanum! Allison


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Subject: help! need the name of a song!
From: owl@teleport.com
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 11:15 PM

can anyone help me? I'm looking for the rest of a song that I learned as a child. The chorus is:

And there's a web like a spider's web Made of silk and light and shadow Spun by the moon, in my room at night It's a web made to catch a dream Hold it tight till I awaken As if to tell me that dreamin's all right

Sorry to bother you with this, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Kim


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Subject: Spider's Web
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 11:44 PM

Hmmmm. I knew I'd seen a line like that here. Click here for the lyrics. Apparently, the title of the song is just "Spider's Web." Animaterra, whose knowledge of Girl Scout songs is prodigious, was able to come up with lyrics. No background information. Guess I'll ask my sister, who claims to know every Girl Scout song ever imagined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 11:50 PM

A question came up about this song in another thread, so I linked to this one since it has a better thread title. Any more information on this song, O ye knowers of Girl Scout songs?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Spider's Web, tune?
From: GUEST,rasguedo@hotmail.com
Date: 09 Feb 00 - 10:53 AM

Anyone know the melody for the "Spider's Web" girl scout song? Several previous threads give words but no tune.

How can I get it?

Any help appreciated.

MW


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Subject: LYR ADD: Spider's Web ^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 04:25 PM

I found this when I was searching for another song. It's just a bit different from what's posted above.
-Joe Offer
Spider's Web

Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

Down in the valley,
There is a mission
Down by the old oak tree
Down by the mission,
There is a fountain
Where my love told me:

There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me my dream is all right

On the evening
I was leaving
My love dreamed of me
I was sleeping,
She was weeping
When she said to me:

There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me my dream is all right

I met a stranger,
His name was Danger
We rode side by side
Way down in Santa Fe,
I killed a man they say
Danger told me, "Ride!"

There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me my dream is all right

And now if I return,
They will hang me
High from the old oak tree
Down by the mission,
Down by the fountain
Where my love told me:

There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me my dream is all right

JRO ^^

Click to play


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: hesperis
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 01:44 PM

Beautiful. Where can I learn the tune?


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 12:06 AM

Hello? Hello?
Let me blow into the microphone to see if it's working...
Hey out there, does anybody have the tune to this song, or maybe did it get posted in response to MMario's efforts?
thanks.
-Joe Offer (click to e-mail)-


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: CamiSu
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 07:50 AM

I remember the tune to the chorus, but not the verse. I was hoping maybe Animaterra could teach me the verse in November... And Joe, the words you posted seem a bit more familiar. Maybe I can find my old GS songbook.


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 08:27 AM

OK, OK, I'll get to it as soon as I can get to the computer at home. With a middle schooler and a high school both claiming that they have to do homework on the computer, I have to take a number and stand in line!


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: mousethief
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 01:31 PM

This was used as the theme song to an NPR show, The Spider's Web, that I used to listen to when I was in college back in ca 1982, 1983. They read children's books on the air.

I don't know if the song was written for the show, or the show was named after the song.

The singer of the theme song sounded very much like Tom Chapin.

Hope this helps.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 04:47 PM

The song is much older than the NPR show. I remember the jolt of surprise and delight when the show came on the air- I had sung that song at girl scout camp and now here it was! I don't think it was Tom Chapin singing, tho.
I'll work on that tune tonight!


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:28 PM

I've been trying to force these lyrics into the tune for "Chevaliers de la Table Ronde." It works...but only to a point.
Animaterra transcribed the actual, correct, appropriate tune for us. It should appear at Mudcat MIDIs after the Australians forget about the Olympics...
-Joe Offer-

Click to play


ABC format:

X:1
T:Spider's Web
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:F
ABc2cdcB|A2BBBdcB|AG2AAGF2|FED2G2E2|ABc2cdcB|
A2BBBdcB|AG2AAGFD|-DCDGE2F2|-F3A2BAF|D3G2AGE|
C3D2FG2|E2D4C2|-C3A2BAF|D3G2AGE|C3D2FG2|E2D4C7/4||


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 16 Nov 00 - 08:31 AM

G'day,
Thanks to Animaterra & Joe the tune for "Spider's Web" can be found here (Click to play)
Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Amy8887
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 05:43 PM

Spider's Web


Down in the valley,
There is a mission
Down by the old oak tree
Down by that mission,
There is a fountain
Where my love told me:

It's a web like a spider's web
Made of silk and light as shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'till I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right.
        


        

on the evening
I was leaving
My love dreamed of me
I was sleeping,
She was weeping
When she said to me:

It's a web like a spider's web
Made of silk and light as shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'till I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right.
        



I met a stranger,
His name was Danger
We rode side by side
Way down in Santa Fe,
I killed a man they say
Danger told me, "Ride!"

It's a web like a spider's web
Made of silk and light as shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'till I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right.
        



And now if I return,
They will hang me
High from the old oak tree
Down by the mission,
Down by the fountain
Where my love told me:

It's a web like a spider's web
Made of silk and light as shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'till I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember 'Spider's Web' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 03 - 11:58 AM

So glad someone else still remembers this song.

Funny how many slight variations of lyrics to a given song there can be, though...

This song is one of my four-and-a-half-year-old son's favorites right now. I sing the chorus and make up "happy thought" lyrics related to things he likes to do for the verses (because the verses I remember were too scary or at least irrelevant for a four-year-old)... I especially use this when he's awakened in the middle of the night from a "nightmare" of sorts, is having trouble falling asleep, or just requests it on a whim. It's his "happy thoughts song."

Our version of the chorus:
There's a web like a spider's web, made of silk and light in shadow;
Spun by the moon in my room at night.
It's a web made to catch a dream, hold it tight 'til I awaken,
as if to tell me the dream is all right.

And I can only remember one verse as I learned it at camp anymore:
I met a stranger, his name was Danger; we rode side by side.
Down in Santa Fe, he killed a man they say, Danger told me to ride...

There's another verse about sitting under a tree or something, but I can't remember it.

An example of some made-up "happyt thoughts" verses our son likes:
In the summer, we go to the beach, and we have some fun.
I like to play, with my cousins, in the water and sand...

We love the zoo, all of the animals; when they jump and play, it's a sight.
The aye-ayes and bush babies like the dark, dark room of night....

So, the versions are endless... "sing me one about my play date with Owen... how 'bout my swimming lessons... our trip to the aquarium"... anything at all. It's fun.


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Juanita Flener Hamlin
Date: 01 Aug 04 - 06:23 PM

I have hunted and hunted for these lyrics until today. I knew 2 of the 3 verses and had one line wrong all along. I sang it often since Girl Scout Camp and I am 47 years old. Thank you all for making it possible. I have 4 granddaughters I am going to pass it along to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,klk6565
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 07:47 PM

I am very glad I found the words to this song, I knew the tune and the first and part of the second verse. My three year old granddaughter loves this song. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,sheltiemom2shelties@yahoo.com
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 03:28 PM

I remember the chorus as it's mostly been listed in this thread, but I don't remember the verses being like that. The only verse that I remember went something like:

On a cart that was bound for market
I saw a calf with a mournful eye...

Anybody know this variant to it? I also learned it as a Girl Scount back in '71. I hyave been trying to find this version for about a year, and so far no luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 03:40 PM

Hi, Sheltiemom - the verse you cite is from a Yiddish song, Dona, Dona. I knew lots of Girl Scouts who sang it.
-Joe Offer (e-mail sent)-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 01:46 AM

doncha know, Ive been singing this song to my horses, my babies since I learned it...Thank you Thank you for the verification and re-sequencing the lyrics for me. After 20 years they got a bit confuddled.

Also, thank you so very much for the TUNE! I was quite pleased with myself to have kept that straight all theses years.

It's interesting...the tune is not what the human forgets, it's the words.

Music is primal.

-Amber


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 06:16 PM

The lyrics as I learned them are slightly different, but the same general idea:

There is a fountain
In a valley
By a big oak tree
And by that fountain
In the valley
My love first told me:

(chorus)
There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadow
That I weave in my room each night
It's a web made to catch a dream
And hold it there until I waken
There to tell me, my dream is all right

I met a stranger
His name was Danger
We traveled side by side
But then in Santa Fe
I shot a man one day
And I had to ride

And if they catch me
They will hang me
From the big oak tree
Down in the valley
By the fountain
Where my love told me:

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,akfrazier@bsu.edu
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 08:00 PM

I have been looking for the words to this for years. I could only remember the chorus and one verse. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,calico
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 11:26 AM

Allison, When were you at Camp Tattapanum and do you keep up with any of the old Counselors?   I was there in 66 & 67 as a Counselor and would love to touch base with some of the old gang. Those songs bring back such good memories. Do you remember singing the song about Canada that we always sang because the Camp Director was Canadian? Started with "My country is my cathedral, the northern sky its dome"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 10:57 AM

Calico, what fun to find another Tattapanian! No, I was only there in 1970. I certainly remember the counselors, but not their names or anything about them. The only other songs I remember are Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again and "Wind in the Pines"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,tikikrissy
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 11:52 AM

Thanks so much for these lyrics! I am always wondering about that song. I wish I could find a recording somewhere. I looked on Itunes store, they didn't have it. I can't believe it was never recorded in any way!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Margaret
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 03:29 AM

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

The tune and words are here, I uploaded them to YouTube and please feel free to listen, comment and download. My Mama used to sing it to me at bedtime. More lullabyes to come, I think!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Guest Amanda
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 04:44 PM

When I was younger, my mom snag this song to me at night. She always told me she learned it at Girl Scout camp (in Central Ohio). I never did. Now that I have an 8 month old, I have been looking for the lyrics because I could only remember the refrain. I want to THANK YOU so much for posting them. It was my favorite song to hear, and to sing to my daughter, only now I tear up thinking of my mom.
THANK YOU again,
Amanda


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Donna-Lee
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 10:40 PM

Tattapanum is up for sale for $650k. I was also there when you girls were, but I was a camper. Seven of those years to be exact. I remember lots of songs and some counselors' names. Peaches was from Mississippi, Cristy was there most of the years I was there and I think she went to Bridgewater state. I have great memories and would love to find any of my tent mates. Cedarwood, Birchwood, Tupelo any of this sound familiar? Calico?? Hmm. that sounds familiar. One of the counselors wrote a song,. I think is went: "The trees are whispering, they whisper loud and clear" We sang alot of peter, paul and mary songs. How do we find each other?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Holly
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 08:33 PM

I remember this from camp too. It was this one, two others, and then "One Tin Soldier" that were sung to us every night by this one woman. I remember she would have us to "o-oh" at certain parts. It ended up sounding, like, really good. In my memory, anyway. And it was slightly different in small parts. I kind of like the version I remember better, actually.


Down in the valley, (o-oh)
There is a mission (o-oh)
Down by the old oak tree
Down by the mission, (o-oh)
There is a fountain (o-oh)
Where my love told me:

There's a web like a spider's web
Spun of silver light and shadow
Just like the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right

On the evening (o-oh)
I was leaving (o-oh)
My love dreamed of me
I was sleeping, (o-oh)
She was weeping (o-oh)
When she said to me:

There's a web like a spider's web
Spun by silver light and shadow
Just like the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right

I met a stranger, (-)
His name was Danger (-)
We rode side by side
Way down in Santa Fe, (-)
I killed a man they say (-)
Danger told me to Ride!

There's a web like a spider's web
Spun of silver light and shadow
Just like the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right

And now if I return,
They will hang me
High from the old oak tree
Down by the mission, (-)
Down by the fountain (-)
Where my love told me:

There's a web like a spider's web
Spun from silver light
Dark shadows
Just like a moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right

As if to tell me that dreaming's all right


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,RLD
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 10:54 AM

When I learned this song (church camp) the chorus had 2 parts. The one already posted and then the one I've posted; sung as a harmony (sorry no sound) I'll attempt to show how they overlapped with sort of basic progression on a piano. I would also add they we didn't sing this slow like versions I've heard online. I never considered it a lullaby because of the speed.


There's a we------b                THERE'S A WEB LIKE A SPIDERS WEB
Like a spiders we---b             MADE OF SILVER LIGHT AND SHADOW
Spun by the moon in my room at night (SAME)
it's a we--------b                   IT'S A WEB MADE TO CATCH A DREAM
made to catch a drea--m            AND HOLD IT FAST IT I AWAKEN
As if to tell me my dreams are alright. (SAME)

On a piano I figured it out to be A1=lower octave A = an octave up from A1

there's   a       web
A1       A1       A

Like a   spider's   web
A    A    B          A

Spun by the moon in my room at night
F#    F# G   A   A   A G    G A

It's a   web
A1    A1   A

Made to catch a dream
A    B   A   G F#

As if to tell me my dreams are al--right
F# F# G A   A A   G    G   A G F#


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: mousethief
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:03 PM

I used to listen to a show on NPR in 1982/1983 that used the "There's a web like a spider web" song as its theme music. I've been trying ever since to find out who sang that particular recording. It sounded a bit like Tom Chapin but I've been informed it wasn't. If anybody knows, I'd love to find out who it was!

Thanks!
Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,dale
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 04:10 AM

why after all these years am I looking for this and find you have just posted the same thing? I listened to that show -- I think they used a recording by Odetta first and then switched to the other....
Would love to find archives of that show...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 08:44 PM

I remember this song from my childhood and was searching for all the lyrics also could only remember the chorus
there is another song i was looking for also called blue walking has anyone ever heard of it before


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 08:59 PM

Master i hear you calling me
my heart goes out to you

are you walking these hills tonight blue

floppy ears and wagging tails
a heart that is faithful and true

are you walking these hills tonight blue

chorus
bl--ue walking walking walking
bl--ue walking walking walking

this is all i remember its not in right order


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 09:29 PM

We used to sing the chorus a little different:

There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silk and lined with shadows
Spun by the moon in my room at night
There's a web made to catch a dream
Hold it tight and you will find that
Love is a dream and that dreaming's all right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 04:15 PM

From N IL and learned at Girl Scout camp in NW WI in the mid 70s, but my version had a wishing well. Does anyone remember it with a wishing well?

Down in the valley
There is a wishing well
By the old oak tree
And in the wishing well
There is a spider's web
That my love told me

(Chorus)

Maybe the lyrics aren't nearly as important as the fact that so many of us had this shared experience at GS camp that so captivated us that decades after the fact we not only chase down the lyrics but we have been teaching the parts we remembered to our children. I was 10 when I first went to Camp Chapman Hills in East Troy, WI, and this summer I will be taking my 10-year-old daughter and the 17 other girls of my troop there and you know I will be teaching them this song. Thank you for supplying the rest of the lyrics, even if they weren't exactly how I remembered them. Now if I only learned to play guitar... :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Rebekah (Clapp) Karkos
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 01:14 AM

Hi All,

I went to Camp Tattapanum from 1968 - 1970 and also 1972. The first three years I was an "all summer long" camper. I remember Peaches, Kristy, Courage (who I'm still in contact with), Pixie and many others. I would LOVE to get back in contact with anyone who was there, especially during the years I would and might know. That was the best time of my life and I treasure those memories dearly.

I would probably be remembered by the name of "Beth" Clapp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Rebekah (Clapp) Karkos
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 01:39 AM

Hi All,

I realize that maybe I should have made a new thread for this, but since several people here have mentioned Camp Tattapanum, I put it here to be easier to find.

I have created a Facebook page for Camp Tattapanum in hopes that maybe some of us can re-connect. It's called "Friendships Links to Camp Tattapanum" in reference to our camp song that began "Friendship is a chain of gold, shaped by God's own perfect mold...."

Hope that you all happen across this and decide to check it out!

Friendship's Links to Camp Tattapanum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: monktom
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 07:20 AM

HI

I went to the site http://www.traditional-songs.com/index.php Tranditional Songs, and got the sheet music for free.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 01:23 PM

When I was at KU, about 1962-1965, my friends were all folkies. I find it weird that it's referred to as a Girl Scout Camp song, because none of us were anything like Girl Scouts. Anyway, one young man sang this one, had pretty much a monopoly on it ;^) and I always begged him to do it. He said that he and another boy had collaborated on writing it when he was in High School. His singing is the only place I ever heard it. I surely wouldn't have thought of it as a children's song! But there was a song "El Paso" (Marty Robbins?) popular when I was in high school that reminded me a bit of it in story (love and murder, running away on horseback), and pace, but Spider Web was better.

The boy was from Kansas City, named John Wahl, and the last I heard of him, he'd dropped out of college and joined the Navy.

I dropped out too.... sign of the times.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: Bettynh
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 07:11 PM

Here's an episode of the radio series. This was from WGBH Boston radio in the late 70s (I think). Could the singer have been Tony Saletan? He did several folksong programs for kids on WGBH TV before NPR/PBS was a reality.


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Subject: Camp Tattapanum alumni
From: GUEST,Burnie
Date: 01 Jul 12 - 12:36 PM

I worked as a camp counselor at Camp Tattapanum summer of 1974 and then returned as assistant director for the summer of 1975. I was a college student from Kansas at that time and my camp name was "Burnie". The director's name was Gloria. I don't remember many campers or even the counselors anymore... it's been so long. The memories have faded over time, but I remember having tons of fun with the kids and other counselors. It was a wonderful experience that I treasure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,ARC
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 08:20 PM

http://youtu.be/ZaSQnAG8JY4

Not the best version but gives you an idea of the tune, which is actually the same as the "Gallow Hill Reel."

I spent over 20 years looking for "Spider's Web" lyrics; finally found them several years ago on Google. It was my very favorite Girl Scout camp song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Lark
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 01:55 PM

Here is the version we sang:


SPIDER'S WEB

CHORUS: There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadow
Spun by the moon in my room at night
It's a web made to catch a dream
Hold me tight 'til I awaken
As if to tell me that dreaming's all right

Down in the valley, there's a mission
By the old oak tree
By the mission, there's a fountain
Where my love told me

On the evening I was leaving
My love came to me
I was sleeping, she was weeping
And she said to me

I met a stranger, his name was Danger
We walked side by side
Down in Santa Fe, I killed a man they say
Danger told me to ride

Now if I return, they will hang me
'Neath the old oak tree
By the mission, near the fountain
Where my love told me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,RJ Lewis
Date: 27 Aug 12 - 11:02 AM

I remember this song from YMCA/YWCA camp in northern Minnesota in the early- mid 70's. Thanks for sharing, as all I could remember was the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Guest, Mary
Date: 09 Aug 13 - 09:06 PM

My daughter loves to hear this song at night right now--I looked online to see if there were verses I didn't know about. I learned it in 1982 at a girl scout camp called Mitre Peak just outside of Alpine, Texas. The tune was slightly different, as were the words, in which we sang "a web that I weave in my room each night." I loved the idea that I was creating my own dreams, good and scary, and that remembering the dream was a sign it ended all right.
I also sang "made of silver shining shadows" but I bet I just heard it wrong!
Thanks to everyone for posting the lyrics, etc--a 15 year thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 11:57 PM

that is the one I learned at Camp Mary White in the 60's

There is a fountain
In a valley
By a big oak tree
And by that fountain
In the valley
My love first told me:

(chorus)
There's a web like a spider's web
Made of silver light and shadow
That I weave in my room each night
It's a web made to catch a dream
And hold it there until I waken
There to tell me, my dream is all right

I met a stranger
His name was Danger
We traveled side by side
But then in Santa Fe
I shot a man one day
And I had to ride

And if they catch me
They will hang me
From the big oak tree
Down in the valley
By the fountain
Where my love told me:

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Spider's Web
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 29 Apr 16 - 11:24 PM

I learned the song at Camp Indian Run in about 1971. Same as above except: "If I return, they will hang me..."
I sang it as a lullaby to my kids. Has anyone figured out its origins?
Miriam


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