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Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)

curmudgeon 12 Dec 06 - 08:06 PM
Charley Noble 12 Dec 06 - 08:59 PM
jacqui.c 13 Dec 06 - 08:07 AM
SINSULL 13 Dec 06 - 09:16 AM
ranger1 13 Dec 06 - 09:20 AM
TRUBRIT 14 Dec 06 - 11:00 PM
SINSULL 14 Dec 06 - 11:13 PM
TRUBRIT 14 Dec 06 - 11:21 PM
John MacKenzie 15 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM
jacqui.c 15 Dec 06 - 08:23 AM
Scrump 15 Dec 06 - 08:37 AM
Charley Noble 15 Dec 06 - 09:51 AM
John MacKenzie 15 Dec 06 - 12:53 PM
Charley Noble 15 Dec 06 - 01:25 PM
Jeri 15 Dec 06 - 01:41 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Dec 06 - 03:16 PM
TRUBRIT 15 Dec 06 - 09:35 PM
number 6 15 Dec 06 - 10:21 PM
Barry Finn 16 Dec 06 - 01:10 AM
John MacKenzie 16 Dec 06 - 03:35 AM
Micca 16 Dec 06 - 07:37 AM
jacqui.c 16 Dec 06 - 09:04 AM
Micca 16 Dec 06 - 09:35 AM
jacqui.c 16 Dec 06 - 09:42 AM
Charley Noble 16 Dec 06 - 09:55 AM
SINSULL 16 Dec 06 - 10:20 AM
Jeri 16 Dec 06 - 10:21 AM
Jeri 16 Dec 06 - 12:47 PM
Charley Noble 16 Dec 06 - 01:33 PM
jacqui.c 16 Dec 06 - 09:34 PM
SINSULL 16 Dec 06 - 09:43 PM
TRUBRIT 16 Dec 06 - 11:18 PM
John MacKenzie 17 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM
Dave the Gnome 17 Dec 06 - 05:46 AM
Bat Goddess 17 Dec 06 - 12:49 PM
Charley Noble 17 Dec 06 - 01:21 PM
adventure 17 Dec 06 - 03:57 PM
TRUBRIT 17 Dec 06 - 08:49 PM
SINSULL 17 Dec 06 - 11:16 PM
Barry Finn 17 Dec 06 - 11:56 PM
Bat Goddess 18 Dec 06 - 09:59 AM
SINSULL 18 Dec 06 - 10:02 AM
Bat Goddess 18 Dec 06 - 10:05 AM
SINSULL 18 Dec 06 - 05:44 PM
adventure 18 Dec 06 - 05:58 PM
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Anglo 18 Dec 06 - 08:27 PM
Barry Finn 18 Dec 06 - 08:47 PM
Charley Noble 18 Dec 06 - 08:53 PM
TRUBRIT 18 Dec 06 - 11:45 PM
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Subject: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 08:06 PM

Better late than never, but the monthly shanty/forebitter and, for this month only, seasonal song session will be happening at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH, this Saturday, 16 December from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

It would be really swell if those planning to attend would post here so as to attract other singers and song lovers . Thanks -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 08:59 PM

So, Tom, are Holiday Sea Shanty parodies welcome?

Judy and I are planning to attend. It's one way we save money on postage for holiday cards.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 08:07 AM

Hoping to be there and maybe bring Deb with us - she's anxious to see what the Press Room is all about.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 09:16 AM

I'll be there!
With Christmas Gifts in hand - beware.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: ranger1
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 09:20 AM

I'm hoping to be there, provided I can catch a ride down with the rest of the gang.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 11:00 PM

Esmerelda and I are driving the Maine-iacs down - if I can get
Sinsull to say what time we are starting; really looking forward to it -- a full flown shanty session is uncharted water for me......


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 11:13 PM

How come I have to make all the decisions???? OK 3PM Departure from Moon Base SINSULL.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 11:21 PM

3.00pm departure Moon Base Sinsull it is --
Tami and Jacquie take note. This will give me time to sell my morning clients one of the 22 condos I am showing them!!!!! If I need a nap, one of my three fellow travelers will no doubt be ready to take over.........!!!!!!

And Mary, you get to make all the decisions because we all truly love and respect you.....? (is that smarmy enough?????)


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM

I'm sure you could sell fridges to Eskimos dear. I'd certainly buy a house from you, [if I had the money!]
Giok


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 08:23 AM

I'd be happy to drive to Portsmouth - then you know I won't keep you awake with my snoring!


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Scrump
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 08:37 AM

Pity, I thought this was in North Herts when I read the subject.

Hope it goes well anyway!


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 09:51 AM

In concrete and glass,
Portland's disappearing fast;
'Tis all gone for profit and for plunder;
Though we really want to stay,
They keep forcing us away,
Now across them western suburbs
        we must wander!


I'm not sure why this old anti-urban renewal ditty, originally from Sydney, Australia, is running through my brain this morning. Maybe it's because that nice real estate lady Deb is attending, TRUBRIT above, and it's one way I can combine her real estate interests with this parody of the old forebitter "All For Me Grog." We used the same parody for a successful referendum campaign in the 1980's in support of Portland's working waterfront.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 12:53 PM

All for me Deb, she's a lady not a pleb
All for me Deb's bricks and mortar
She can sell houses you know
Be it mansion or condo
There's a rumour she can even walk on water.

Giok


[Hello Deb, long time no see!]


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 01:25 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 01:41 PM

I know this may provoke giant hordes of opportunistic parkers to descend upon Portsmouth. In the spirit of the season (people buying lots of stuff downtown), parking is free. Meters are inoperative, but I believe the parking garage is still charging. Keep in mind that you're competing for street parking with the hordes... and the pedestrians. (I think the limit is one per license.)


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 03:16 PM

Metered street parking may be free, but rumor has it that they're enforcing the two hour limit -- which means everybody running out of the pub to swap parking spots for their respective vehicles.

Now THAT could use a shanty!

Linn


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 09:35 PM

We'll splash out and pay for real parking!!!!! I can't afford to get ticketed -- as a non citizen (albeit resident here for 30 + years) I have to be careful.....wouldn't want to be kicked out. Charlie, great parody! Giok, will you be there on Saturday? Love to meet you....and yes, I can sell ice to Eskimos -- BUT ONLY IF THE ESKIMOS NEED IT.... otherwise, I won't do it!! Ethics are such a bore but one MUST have them! (but I did sink last time I tried to walk on water -- I have to practice more).....


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: number 6
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 10:21 PM

One of these days I'll make it down there Tom.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 01:10 AM

I'll be there, along with MRyer. Haven't heard from the Cape Ann folks but I'm sure they'll be some of them there. I'll bring the bucket of ice for Deb. If she can't sell it to the Eskimos' maybe she can try the water walking act again & stick her foot in it when the ice melts & we'll see what happens. (grin)

If Mary comes with arms full, don't let her near the place.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 03:35 AM

She's forgotten me already [sniff!] No Debs, I won't be there!
Always did struggle to park in Portsmouth too.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Micca
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 07:37 AM

I WISH!!!!!!

"Now Brave boys be of Good Cheer
For the Breakfast Tent will soon draw near
and soon we'll settle last nights beer
eat your porridge oats my son

Chorus
No Shredded wheat, no shredded wheat
but a big Full English coming on behind
No Shredded wheat, no shredded wheat
Eat your porridge oats my son

No Mueseli, no more All Bran
We'll settle down to some decent scran
and all that rabbit food we'll ban
Eat your porridge oats my son

No cheese salad no Lo-fat spread
but a lump of pig on a slice of bread
or a piece of beef thats only just dead
all on a Sesame bun


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:04 AM

Nice one Micca. Is that your own work - I need to know for when i sing it and I'm asked.....


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Micca
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:35 AM

Yes Jacqui, written at a Festival that had an abnormally long Breakfast Queue, in which I got bored and wrote it while waiting!!


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:42 AM

You really are a treasure Micca!


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:55 AM

Micca-

Perhaps, we could follow it up with a ralphing rendition of "Dramamine:"

Dramamine, oh dramamine,
Just one pill before the evening sail;
Dramamine, oh dramamine,
Or you'll up an' chuck your roast beef sandwich!


Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 10:20 AM

Can I at least bring Santa to fill in the quiet moments?
SINS


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 10:21 AM

I have an idea for a parody, but I'll get into trouble...


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 12:47 PM

Yes, I'm going to get into trouble. I have three verses with a repeating last line and a chorus. That's enough to bring it... and get into trouble. It's not a parody, though...

   ...but I am SO gonna get into trouble.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 01:33 PM

Now what rhymes with Jeri?

It may be useful to have a couple of verses in reserve.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:34 PM

WE've just got back from Portsmouth and an amazing session.

Being the seasonal event there were a number of Christmas songs as well as the shanties and forebitters. Mary did Silent night and Tom did a great version of The Holly and the Ivy. Linn was great with the Cherry Tree Carol - one of my favourites.

TRUBRIT (Debora) came with us today and I think that we have another addict. She wants to know when the sessions are and will cut short her working day to get there!

Now, if we coud sabotage the kitchen radio......


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:43 PM

Great session. I would have sung "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" but Jeri's new song forbade it! Everyone was in rare form tonight. A wonderful mix of shanties, Christmas songs, Greek ballads, whatever. Thank you all!

Jacqui - you're in trouble! DeboraHHHH has an "H".


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 11:18 PM

What a wonderful evening.....if I am not very careful, I am going to allow singing to move WORK out of the # 1 priority in my life.....!!!!!

I did try and silence the waitress -- asked her to turn the radio down as I could not hear the music which she did but then the banging of the plates started......

Charlie - it was great to hear the whole parody about Portland rather than the one verse you quoted earlier.

Giok -- where were you??

Parking in Portsmouth is horrible -- I am so grateful to the powers that be that did not ticket my car sitting in a 15 minute place for about 3 hours ---- must be the Christmas spirit??

Mary - you are right -- there is an H in my name -- now I know who to blame for the fact that my badge at the Getaway was misspelt ( Jaqui ?????) Debora -- PUHLEESE.....I don't think so!!!! But of course my Mudcat name has a spelling error too so perhaps it is endemic. Funny - when we lived in the UK for five years I remember thinking one day -TruBrit would be a neat license plate if no one else has it. And no one else did - so it's mine. No thought at all about a possible business name........but it surely does work....

Linn, Charlie, Jeri, and everyone - great to see you.

Mr. Finn - I noticed a distinct lack of ice and no opportunity to practice my water walking skills. Nice to see you.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM

Much as I love the Press Room Deborah, it's an awfully long schlepp from the highlands of Scotland, for just one evening; albeit an enjoyable one, with chowder on tap!
Glad you enjoyed it though.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 05:46 AM

I'll do my usual Christmas Shanty at the Swinton Christmas do (Monday 18th Dec. 8:30pm White Lion.)

Away, you Santa, my dear Anna...

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 12:49 PM

Giok, TWO nights at the Press Room -- Friday night session AND the monthly sea music sing. And I'm sure a few more gatherings could be scheduled. Any time! Any time!

Yes, it was an amazing session. Good mix of sea music and seasonal songs. And some delightful parodies and humorous songs. I run out of superlatives for the harmonies -- wow!

Deborah, I think both you and Mike may be able to deduct any expenses incurred as a business expense. (It was real estate day at the session -- I finally got to meet one of my advertisers and introduce him to Deborah as well.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 01:21 PM

Deb-

I'm glad you had a good time at this gathering. It truly can be magical and addictive.

And it was nice to see and hear from Peter and Joanne again!

And I'm always interested in Mark's selections.

Now I have to practice some New Year's songs.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: adventure
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 03:57 PM

Well, it was sure nice to see the Press Room crew again yesterday. Missed last month due to work, Adventure work, school event and a JR concert in Rockport. Yes Mary...there is another Rockport in Massachusetts. It was a very good session indeed. Nice to see that everyone was in good health and in good voice. We celebrated Christmas yesterday and were a bit late for the session. With this behind us we can look forward to a slower paced weekend ahead of us....right! Just finished an update of our Adventure restoration that will be posted this week...check out the website in a few days www.schooner-adventure.org
Music this coming weekend and New Years for us.
Hope to make Portland in January....it will be a good winter break and well needed.
Mary....we will be expecting the same voyeur to be at the window this year.
Kendall...we are thinking of you. Be well.
Tom and Linn...thanks for a great year of music, fun and friendship.

The doryman and his mate.
***
By the way...on the way home....the trooper who stopped us had no sense of humor when I showed him the replica of the Lewis and Clark axe that was in the back seat...no sense of humor at all. I finally explained to him that it was an instrument that could be used on a banjo to improve tone quality. We were on our way...with an escort!!!


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 08:49 PM

Giok - yes, a little far!!!!!!! I have some fond memories of
Scotland - my grandma being Annie McDonald and having actually attended Gretna Green High schoold with my sister.........long story, PM me if interested!!!

Linn - the charges have already hit my business account - waiting to hear from your client who evidently is looking for a real estate connection in Maine.

Great night, great singing -- great giggles and laughs in the car on the way back.....Jacquie - yours and Kendall's card is AWESOMR. Mary, reminder you are going to email or pm me with a list of all know dates for next year for house concerts and song circles......


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 11:16 PM

By the way, Saturday was the feast of St. John Roberts who was drawn and quartered and hanged for being a priest - Peter's story, not mine.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 11:56 PM

So that's what they do to folk singers these days. That's what I do to lobsters,,,,,,before eating them.

Sorry about the ice Deb, maybe next time you can demonstrate your water walking skills down by the riverside.

It was a very nice session, lots of interesting songs & lots of interesting people. Folks baring gifts, folks baring arms I even thought I saw some folks baring breasts but maybe that was the kitchen cook paying off her delivery tab for her called in supper. The cook orders out & blasts the radio, time for her to cash in on her chips & toss her to the fishes.
The cook's the one that starts banging plates when you ask to turn down the kitchen music.

Mary, whats the date for your next concert, Deb Cowen, you say?

Nice to see the Dorymates again (isn't it 2 mates per dory?). Peter what did the tropper stop you for in the first place or were you walking the street with the tomahawk in your hand? An axe is a tool, what you got there is a 2 1/2' long weapon used to cut flesh & bone not wood & that thing can be tossed too. And yes you can sing whatever you want & whenever too, as long as you got that thing in your hand you can whistle "Dixie" for all I care.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 09:59 AM

Actually, according to http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13098c.htm
he was martyred on Dec. 10th. And "In 1970, John Roberts was canonized by Pope Paul VI as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, whose joint feastday is kept on 25 October."

This site also has a link to costumes so you can "dress up as a Religious character" (that's what it says!).


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 10:02 AM

heh heh Does the St. Andrew costume come with a set of those trick arrows to wear on your head? Or was that Valentine?


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 10:05 AM

This one Trawsfynydd (scroll down) says December 15th. And I found another site that said his day was Dec. 9th.

St. JOHN ROBERTS                                    

One of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales who was canonized in 1970. He was born at Rhiwgoch, Trawsfynydd in 1577, and was probably baptized at the St. Madryn's church in the village. It is mentioned that his family lived at either Gelli Goch or Tyddyn Gwladus. He was reared a Protestant and on the 26th February 1595/6 enlisted in St. Johns College, Oxford. He then travelled the continent and whilst in Paris turned Catholic.

In 1599 he went to St. Benedict Abbey, Valladolid; he then went on to novitate at Santiago de Compostela, about the end of 1600. He joined the Benedictine faith and adopted then name Fray Juan de Mervinia, brother John from Merioneth. He was ordained and went out on the English mission on the 26th December 1602 - he was the first monk to return to England after Henry VIII closed the monasteries. He was four or five times detained by the authorities, but on each occasion following a short term in prison he was deported. During this period he made a name for himself in London for helping people who were suffering from the plague. He again returned but was arrested and convicted of high treason. He was executed by being hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, London on the 10 December 1610.
St John was blessed on the 15th December 1929, and canonized on the 25th of October 1970.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 05:44 PM

So does his costume come with pull-apart limbs?


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: adventure
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 05:58 PM

Barry....can you say NEANDERTHAL???? The state trooper could and really enjoyed a few lines of All For Me Grog....Good looks will get your everywhere in life....jail, public floggings, rejection, etc. Just a scarey looking dude with an axe in the car at the toll booth.
I hope John knows about St. John Roberts day....maybe I should let him know before he reads that he died many years ago and it was a horrible death. I wonder if he knows.....he's held himself together pretty well for all these years after what he went through!
I am on my way to becoming a "mummer" tonight. I'll find out when I get there....
Many people call me that or something like it..
Great session on Saturday at the Press Room. Nice mix and good voices made the afternoon just right.
See you soon.
Doryman....


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 06:13 PM

Shoulda stopped at MickieD's on the way out of town. It would have been more fun to go through a toll booth with an axe generously smeared with ketchup.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Anglo
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:27 PM

Well, I did know about my saintedness but try to preserve it by not boasting about it. These days I concentrate more on my other life as chief justice. But I'm probably the only one of the lot of you who has actually been to Trawsfynydd.

Season's best to all,
JR


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:47 PM

Hey mummer! What's a NEANDERTHAL? So you got spotted at a toll booth? And to think that they let all those Massholes with shotguns & rifles mounted on their rear windows pass right on bye even incourage them to come up to hunt who knows what, go figure. But then you were leaving not coming. Next time mount it on your hood. You sang to the trooper too, there's your problem. Did you sing before you got spotted & which couple of verses did you sing? I gotta send you back to Smart Street School & learn you how not to attract to your self. See you in "Hide the Red Flag" class 101.

John's no saint, though he's well preserved, cause I know he's been jarred 3 times, probably stewed too & pickled once. But hung, drawn & quarted now that's not like 'em.

Mary revise that doll a bit to one that has a good heart.

Barry



Barry


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:53 PM

Would Trawsfynydd possibly be in Wales, John? We recently counted 3476 sheep there when we were wandering about last October. We may have missed one or two.

We got to Hay-on Wey, Brecon, Swansea, Llangennith, Fish Guard, Llangollen, and many other places which we would hesitate to try to spell. We had a great time, even if we couldn't pronounce where we were!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 11:45 PM

Been a long day ..... lots of notes here. Mr. Finn - I'll forgive you for the lack of ice -- I think you have an obsession with lobsters that needs careful consideration. Love to walk by the riverside - practicing those water walking skills as we speak (oh God, I haven't sold a house for a whole week - perhaps I am losing my magic touch..........??? Eeek).

Didn't realize the cook was the evil one and not the waitress - just like in Alica in Wonderland -- remember the cook? 'Speak softly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes; he only does it to annoy because he knows it teases .... wah, wah, wah.....'

Charley - those Welsh are fiendish -- they spell things like that just to annoy the rest of us (like Alice's cook!?). NO ONE can pronounce Welsh names - but what a country......, what a gorgeous country -- I can claim it when I am British, but not of course, when I am English!!!


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Anglo
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 01:37 AM

Hay-on-Wye is a lovely little border town that someone transformed into a used book store a number of years ago - once one got going successfully, other people joined in, and that's about all there is in the town. I found my copy of the Susann Palmer hurdy-gurdy book there - I am convinced that by the time I walked from the shop that gave me the info to the shop that actually had a copy, the price had doubled.

I don't know who gave the Welsh their spelling, but it's far more phonetic than English - remember that "w" is a vowel with a "oo" sound. But there are enough native Welsh speakers on this forum who would explain it far better than I.

(Reminder to self - must learn some Welsh chanteys).


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 10:48 AM

Hay-on-Wye, of course!

And was in the Black Lion Inn that provided such a scrumptious lunch, and ale?

Whatever.

I did find a mint copy of an early C. Fox Smith book there, LANCASHIRE HUNTING TALES AND OTHER MOORLAND LAYS (1909), that I didn't have. Unfortunately, few of the shops had computerized their inventories and one had to go through every shelf, which would have taken years to accomplish, to complete the search, and by that time inventories would be refilling in the previous shops...

The Town is, indeed, a bookbuyers dream/nightmare and someone should compose an appropriate song.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: adventure
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 06:52 PM

Barry,
I'm going out in drag tonight. Rose suited me up last night in a dress and a few other "lady" things so we can do a 15 minute mummer play tonight. My name is Molly...oh, dear..this change of life stuff with facial hair and all....give me my broom. I am David's mother...wow...imagine that!!! Should be fun.
Doryman


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 08:40 PM

Doryman-

Do consider wearing your "new outfit" for New Year's at Sinsull's as well. But then maybe we should all come in drag!

Cheerily,
Charlia Noble


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 09:05 PM

There's some photos from the Pressroom here


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 11:56 PM

HMMMMM looks to me like a crucified snowman.


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 12:33 AM

This site is addictive.......good night, one and all.......


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Subject: RE: Dec. Shanty/Seasonal Song Session (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 10:30 AM

Curmudgeon certainly looks like a "curmudgeon."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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