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Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over

GUEST 22 Jun 06 - 04:03 AM
captainbirdseye 22 Jun 06 - 04:17 AM
Ruston Hornsby 22 Jun 06 - 04:18 AM
stallion 22 Jun 06 - 04:27 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 22 Jun 06 - 06:10 AM
Leadfingers 22 Jun 06 - 06:21 AM
Bunnahabhain 22 Jun 06 - 06:40 AM
Lester 22 Jun 06 - 06:17 PM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Jan 07 - 09:04 PM
a gud ole bwoy 19 Jan 07 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Dave Sunshine 19 Jan 07 - 08:34 PM
Malcolm Douglas 19 Jan 07 - 08:58 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 04:03 AM

Anyone got the tune for the above? ABCs would be good.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: captainbirdseye
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 04:17 AM

try recordings of oscar woods ,he used to play it,or the topic catalogue, i am sure it was recorde on vinyl,on english country music


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: Ruston Hornsby
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 04:18 AM

If you can hang on for a short while there is a book on the way from Katie Howson and Co, I think via either the East Anglian Musical Traditions Trust or the Howson's Veteran label all about songs and tunes popular with the traditional players in East Anglia, and I believe that Oh Joe, The Boat is Going Over is featured in some depth. The original song is of music hall origins and many different versions - presumably due to it being passed around by ear and after varying quantities of beer have been recorded together with quite a lot of lyrical variations. The Musical Traditions website had an article about this which should still be accessible. The aforementioned Veteran label do a good double cassette (not on CD) of archive recordings of East Anglian traditional melodeon players such as Suffolk's Oscar Woods and some of the variants can be heard on that.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: stallion
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 04:27 AM

Come to the tap & Spile, York, every Friday, it is the only song Frank Pallister sings! And a stock tune for the Musos!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 06:10 AM

Can't see the tune offhand, but here's an article about it by Mike Yates, with discography for it: OH JOE! THE BOAT IS GOING OVER – BUT WHICH BOAT?.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 06:21 AM

Mudcatter 'Trayton' is doing a guest Booking at Maidenhead tonight and will be singing it in his second set ! And assuming I can get back from Portsmouth in time I will be playing guitar with him on it !


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 06:40 AM

My uncle, Simon Richie has been know to sing this. It's on the CD below, as a copy of John Read singing it from a 78. I'd send you a copy, but it seems to have been 'borrowed' by my other half, so isn't to hand at the moment....

SIMON RITCHIE "Melodeon Mania" X-Tradition TMM1911CD
from here

As Ruston Hornsby notes, east anglian melodian players.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: Lester
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 06:17 PM

Refresh 'cus I would like it too!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 09:04 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: a gud ole bwoy
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:10 AM

PM me with an e-mail address as I have the score in 'gif' form. Or if that fails I also have an A4 copy which I could snail mail. Have the words for the song as well if required. It's also on Harry Cox, The Bonny Labouring Boy, Topic TSCD512D and 'Rig a jig jig' Topic TSCD 659.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: GUEST,Dave Sunshine
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 08:34 PM

A version of the 'A' part of the tune is also used for the tune known as 'Clee Hill' as collected from Dennis Crowther who is from that area, which is not far from Ludlow in South Shropshire. The tune was used by the morris/molly dancers from Clee Hill area and in 'pre-PC' days was known as 'The niggerin' tune' as the dancers went out with blacked-up faces and called it 'Goin' out a-niggerin' The use of the term molly instead of morris,was common in Shropshire and I have met people who remembers 'Going out molly-dancing' in East Shropshire in the 1930s-40s


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oh! Joe the boat's a going over
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 08:58 PM

See also these previous discussions:

Oh Joe The Boat Is Going Over

Old Joe, the boat is going over

The latter includes abc notation. I'd quarrel with some of the note values, but it's a decent start. Both threads are easily found via the onsite search engine, provided you are aware that there are variations in the title: search for joe the boat for best results.


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