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Help with song - The While, Drover ?

The Shambles 22 Mar 99 - 06:47 AM
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Banjer 22 Mar 99 - 06:58 AM
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Subject: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 06:47 AM

Can you help me please with this song, that I heard played on St Patrick's Night. I think the title is The While, Drover. I managed to write down the beginning of it, maybe you could help me with rest. I did try the title in the DT but it was not there?

Ivor Bean, a while, drover,
For 'Manny', a GOODYEAR.
An ice bend, hall harmony,
Honour 'Risky' Anne Bier.

Andy Now, armoury, turning,
Wig holding, raised oar.
Hand Island, endeavour, whelp lay,
The while, drover, Gnome Moor.

Hand, tits, know, neigh, neither,
Know, neigh, neither, Gnome Moor.
Will Eye? Play, the while, drover, know, neither, Gnome Moor.

This poses a number of interesting questions: Where is this 'spooky' sounding Gnome Moor to be found and who is this, 'Risky' Anne Bier and why should we honour her? I'm not too sure if the word, play is correct, in the last line, I could have misheard that. It was getting late.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: AlistairUK
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 06:56 AM

I once knew a risky Anne but it was without the e and I rather enjoyed the risk (if you want to know what the risk was..never will this secret pass my lips...but it was fun). Gnome Moor is part of Over Fell in Cumbria, a weirder and more desolate spot you will never find in the North west of England. Andy Now had a famous chip shop in Bridlington, and was famous for his generous 'scrumps'. Manny Goodyear is still a gentleman's outfitters (Bespoke) in Whitechapel.

There I hope that cleared that up.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Banjer
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 06:58 AM

Could this possibly No Nay Never, aka Wild Rover as found in the DT? I would allow after a few drafts, especially on St. Paddy's Day it could sound like that....The later into the evening it gets the more the possibility! What did St. Patrick say to drive the snakes out of Ireland? He said, "Snake, the other white meat, tastes like chicken"


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 09:21 AM

Banjer,

See if "Wild Shepards washed their socks by night" is there too.

Don


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 10:30 AM

Not to mention "Gladly (the cross-eyed bear)"[ Nurse, the screens!!] Sorry, but why should Steve Parkes get all the English midlands bad jokes?!


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 05:46 PM

Is someone going to attempt the other verses for me?

Alistair

I liked Over Fell. We do however have a Came Down, here in Dorset.

Have you come across Ronnie Biggs over there in Brazil?


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: AlistairUK
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 05:49 PM

Ronnie is alive and well and showing tourists around Copacabana as far as I know.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Alice
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 06:47 PM

Shambles, you are hilarious.
What were you drinking, uh, I mean thinking that night?

Ok, here goes

Eye wind to a Yale house
Thadie you stew free Gwent
Annie tolled Alan Lady, my man, knee was splint
I axed Hereford grayed it, Sheehan sir-ed mean, "Eh?"
Satchel cussed, um, a** yours! I can get Annie Day!

oh, don't get me started... I have work to do, and this is as addictive as that one about the orange, flea, and bicycle seat.

alice in montana


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
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Date: 22 Mar 99 - 07:56 PM

The copy of "The Wild Rover" in John Ashton's 'Modren Street Ballads' is a bit different than that in DT.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: A Celtic Harper
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 08:31 PM

Actually, St. Patrick used a broom to rid Ireland of all them serpents - that's where they got the Irish Sweepsnakes.....


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Mar 99 - 10:05 PM

I fulcrum I bucket tensor burns bride
End a dandlings size append white Whidbey blight
Chase a dive with key unwinds undervest
Ander wards at icepick sherbert tony ingest


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
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Date: 22 Mar 99 - 11:00 PM

He chassd them pesky sarpents ova hea.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: alison
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 02:13 AM

Hi,

Loving this so far.. came in here thinking I'd find an obscure aussie song........ very pleasantly surprised to find that you are all as deranged as usual **grin**

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Helen
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 03:13 AM

Hey Alice,

Did you mention a flea, an orange and a bicycle seat? Wanna get me started again with another literary and humourous challenge???

Helen


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Banjer
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 07:00 AM

Deranged as usuall, GUILTY as Charged.....I resemble that remark!


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Vixen
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 08:45 AM

Deary Me--

You're all writing in ANGUISH. I have a collection of short stories and songs with titles such as "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut," "Guilty-Looks Under Tree Bares," and "Hormone Derange"

I have a similar collection in FRANGLISH, called "Mots l'heure gousses rames"

Ice hood Ave. noon eyed fined kin dread soles hear.

V


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: steve in ottawa
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 01:22 PM

Then out of my pocket I took soverigns bright
And spun them and waved them to gleam in the light
The landlady frowned, snarled, now if I'm right
This is Canada, not England, keep your soverigns, Good night!

...my parents...
...and if they lend me money as oftimes before
then I'll not bollux this song, the while Drover, no more

That's my take on a song that gets too holy. Thanks so much to the Shambles. I haven't grinned like that in quite a while.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 10:52 AM

Vixen, give us one or more of the Franglais (though I'm not sure, whether my Franglais will suffice for understanding).
here's the start of a German translation of the While, Drover:
Alf Biene, weil Troja
formen hieáe Ghia..

It shows beautifully how all those names tend to get lost or culturally adapted in a translation which is what makes research on folksongs so difficult.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Brakn
Date: 25 Mar 99 - 09:46 PM

Anyone been asked for The valley of Apple Pie?


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 03:12 PM

I found this on my travels and it made me smile.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 12:09 PM

Anyone care to try the hymn about the Russian Greek?

Rokov Aegis (clever me).

Shimbo


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 03:24 PM

Ass eye-wash,glowing clover
The forkin' carry mountains
Eye met twit Cap n'ferret
Andy's monkeys he was mounting
I farced produce and rape yer
I then seduced my fist-hole
Sane Stan and his liver
Four-eyed hamster, baldy Seever
with a ring-comma-do comma-da...

excerpt from Witch Key in the Shower


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Kahlan_Amnell
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 09:08 PM

The song is actually called "The Wild Rover"... As I heard it was... "Well, I've been a wild rover for many a year, And I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer. But now I'm returning with gold in great store, and I never will play the wild rover no more..." There are more lyrics.... bluejeanjane@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: alison
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 09:18 PM

Kahlan...... they are deliberately making a parody of it... the original and various versions are here in the database.

Welcome to mudcat... home to some very friendly people, many with a twisted sense of humour *grin*

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 02:19 AM

Alison, you have shattered me. I thought this was serious.
Back to my guitar for a verse of Wal's in Matt Hilder.

Seasoned gratings from the land of the roos.


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Subject: RE: Help with song - The While, Drover ?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Jul 05 - 10:59 AM

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