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Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon

GUEST,guest 09 Jan 07 - 09:59 PM
Padre 09 Jan 07 - 10:14 PM
Padre 09 Jan 07 - 10:16 PM
GUEST 09 Jan 07 - 10:41 PM
GUEST,guest 09 Jan 07 - 10:45 PM
Hrothgar 10 Jan 07 - 03:28 AM
Padre 10 Jan 07 - 09:33 PM
GUEST,Sandy Paton 10 Jan 07 - 10:51 PM
Barry Finn 11 Jan 07 - 12:27 AM
Charlie Baum 11 Jan 07 - 01:13 AM
Ken Schatz 14 Jan 07 - 05:18 PM
Greg B 14 Jan 07 - 05:25 PM
Herga Kitty 14 Jan 07 - 08:08 PM
GUEST,liverlipsyyz 16 Jan 10 - 03:29 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 16 Jan 10 - 08:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 09:59 PM

I am searching for lyrics and information for this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Padre
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 10:14 PM

I know a song called 'Tinni, Lend me Your Pigeon' Could it be the same song?

Verse: Tinni, lend me your pigeon, my pigeon gons wild (x2)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Padre
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 10:16 PM

And if I can finish:

Verse: Tinni, lend me your pigeon, my pigeon gone wild (x2)
       My pigeon gone wild in the bush, my pigeon gone wild


       Tinni, lend me your monkey, my monkey gone wild (x2)
       My monkey done eat bananna, my monkey gone wild

etc

Padre


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 10:41 PM

zora neale hurston sang it as "Tilly"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 10:45 PM

yup same saong. do you know any more verses? Where did you learn it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Hrothgar
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 03:28 AM

"Tiddy" in the Bahamian version June Nichols used to sing.

I think I can get some more verses tonight.


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Padre
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 09:33 PM

"Rock Creek' used to sing the song, with Wally Macnow on lead vocal, Bill Destler on tenor and me on bass. Wally would know its origin - it does sound West Indian to me.

Padre


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: GUEST,Sandy Paton
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 10:51 PM

Caroline and I learned it in the Bahamas, more than thirty years ago, with the lender being "mama." Other verses:

Mama, lend me your turtle to keep company with mine.
My turtle gone swim in the pond, my turtle gone wild.

Mama, lend me your donkey, to keep company with mine.
My donkey gone run on the track, my donkey gone wild.

We used it on our first children's recording - "I've Got a Song" (Folk-Legacy CD-52).

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 12:27 AM

I know it from Ken Schatz (Dan's brother) & Alison Kelley known together as NexTradition, they do a lovely job on it too. Don't know where they got it from, it might be on there CD, not sure.

Tinni lend me pigeon to keep company with mine (2x)
My pigeon gone wild in the bush
My pigeon gone wild

Tinni lend me your monkey to keep company with mine (2x)
My monkey gone wild in the bush
My monkey gone wild

etc.


Barry


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 01:13 AM

I know it from several sources, but mainly from a recording by Blind Blake (Alphonso Higgs)--the Blind Blake of the Bahamaas, not the blues musician.

It's on his 1951 recording (see http://www.wirz.de/music/blakbfrm.htm )--the same recording where I got the version of "Run Come See Jerusalem" that everyone else learned from. The cut there is titled "My Pigeon Gone Wild."

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Ken Schatz
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 05:18 PM

Thanks, Barry. Taught to us by Jim Mageean and Johnny Collins, who should have known better - you can't stop this thing:

O Tinni lend me your pigeon to keep comp'ny with mine (2x)
But my pigeon gone wild in the bush, my pigeon gone wild (2x)

O Tinni lend me your rooster to keep comp'ny with mine (2x)
But my rooster gone crowin' in the day, my rooster gone wild (2x)

O Tinni lend me your pony to keep comp'ny with mine (2x)
But my pony gone trottin' up the track, my pony gone wild (2x)

O Tinni lend me your donkey to keep comp'ny with mine (2x)
But my donkey gone brayin' in the field, my donkey gone wild (2x)

O Tinni lend me your turtle to keep comp'ny with mine (2x)
But my turtle gone swimmin' in the sea, my turtle gone wild (2x)

O Tinni lend me your pigeon to keep comp'ny with mine (2x)
But my pigeon gone wild in the bush, my pigeon gone wild (2x)


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pige
From: Greg B
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 05:25 PM

Barry Sez:

>I know it from Ken Schatz (Dan's brother) & Alison Kelley known >together as NexTradition, they do a lovely job on it too. Don't know >where they got it from, it might be on there CD, not sure.

I know where they got it...on a rainy evening following the Mystic
Festival, down in the great cabin of the Mystic Whaler, from the
lovely lead singer of the group 'Lireliet.' We sang that thing
to death. Funny thing, a Friesien teaching an American a Bahamian
song...


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 08:08 PM

Thanks Ken - that's how I remember Jim and Johnny singing it at the Herga folk club!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pige
From: GUEST,liverlipsyyz
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 03:29 PM

i know it as an australian folk song.


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Subject: RE: Req: Tinni/Tilly/Tiddy/Mama, lend me your pigeon
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 08:41 PM

You can hear all the Zora Neale Hurston sound recordings, including Tilly, Lend Me Your Pigeon here: Florida Memory.

Mick


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