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Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays

05 Jun 20 - 06:01 AM (#4057406)
Subject: Mudcat online singaround?
From: GUEST,Chris Lamb

Link posted Mondays for the week's Mudcat Worldwide Song Circle





Topic: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - open for cocktails and conversation half an hour earlier Time:Monday 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
8 PM London, 3 PM New York, Noon Los Angeles, 5 AM Tuesday in Sydney.





Back in March, on a thread that's now closed, Joe Offer said: "And I think it would be really nice if we could have a weekly Mudcat singaround online."
Was this suggestion taken up? It would be great to put a face and a voice to some of the regular Mudcatters and to hear them sing, on Zoom, perhaps. I'd love to hear Jim Carroll sing again, for example, as I haven't heard him or Pat McKenzie sing since Critics Group days.

The many singarounds that have sprung up since lockdown started have brought together some fine singers from across the seas and enabled us to hear those we would never have been able to listen to in normal times.
Can the Mudcat community respond to this opportunity?


05 Jun 20 - 11:28 AM (#4057485)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Waddon Pete

Now there's an idea!


06 Jun 20 - 02:06 PM (#4057711)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan

Go for it!

Regards


06 Jun 20 - 03:53 PM (#4057742)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Sarah the flute

That sounds good to me
Nothing much else on a Monday and 9pm start is good

Sarah


06 Jun 20 - 07:31 PM (#4057772)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Noreen

I’m up for it too, 9pm Mondays is good for me, and Zoom works well.

Are you up for organising it Joe? ??


06 Jun 20 - 08:38 PM (#4057778)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround
From: Joe Offer

Okey-dokey. I think we have a minyan. Well, it's supposed to be 10 adult, circumcised males, but we'll make do with what we've got.

Monday at 8 PM London time. That's Noon here in California, 3 PM at Mudcat Central in Pennsylvania, and 5 AM in Sydney.



I'll host. I'll post the link to the Zoom session here in this thread just one hour before we begin, and I'll open hp half an hour early at 8:30 PM for cocktails and conversation. There will be a waiting room, and I reserve the right to reject people I don't recognize - so please use your Mudcat names. Sorry.

This should be fun!

-Joe-


07 Jun 20 - 06:22 AM (#4057848)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: Joe Offer

When you enter Zoom, you will usually be give the opportunity to give the name you want to be known by for the session. If you have not used Zoom since June 1, you may be asked to update to the new, encrypted Version 5 of Zoom. It seems to be quite stable, so just OK the download and there you go - good reason to show up early, though.

I'm looking forward to this.

-Joe-


07 Jun 20 - 09:03 AM (#4057878)
Subject: RE: Mudcat online singaround Monday 9 PM London time
From: Mrrzy

What time Mudcat time, just to be precise?

Monday at 8 PM London time. That's Noon here in California, 3 PM at Mudcat Central in Pennsylvania, and 5 AM in Sydney.



10 Jun 20 - 12:35 AM (#4058504)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Joe Offer

I will post the link in this thread Monday, an hour before the gathering. I will also send links by personal message Sunday, to members who post in this thread. If you've pasted anything above, you'll get a pm from me Sunday. Sorry, I can't send personal messages to Guests, so you'll have to look here Monday for the link.
I will change the meeting ID every week for security purposes.
I can't handle anything that comes in Monday, because I'm teaching a Class Mondays and have just half an hour free after the class.
Looking forward to seeing you Monday.
Joe


21 Jun 20 - 02:45 PM (#4060607)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Noreen

Yes that’s right Amergin, for security reasons the new link is only put up about an hour before the start each week, so less likely to attract gatecrashers.

I think it’s even better than the old HearMe (which I remember very fondly) because we can see each other too!
Joe Offer has of course gone another step further and often searches for and adds info and words for the song being sung, in the chat box in real time... which sets this Mudcat Singaround apart from all others I’ve been involved with.

Mudcat is once again in the vanguard of new ideas!
(I wonder whether the wonderful Max might join us one week?!)


22 Jun 20 - 11:45 AM (#4060772)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays 8 PM London
From: Stilly River Sage

The link people have posted here gives the first-time user the opportunity to download the software even if they load it before or during the event.


13 Jul 20 - 03:19 AM (#4063966)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround Mondays on Zoom
From: Joe Offer

This thread is getting pretty long, but I think I'd like to preserve it as the go-to place for the singaround.
Feel free to post whatever you like here (especially lyrics to songs you have sung or will sing), but I'll probably move most messages over two weeks old to our overflow thread (click).

I'm having the best time at this Monday singaround. My big black dog Madeleine loves it, too, and she often comes into my office to listen while we're singing.

-Joe-


21 Jul 20 - 05:18 AM (#4065226)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
From: SPB-Cooperator

Is Lawson alluding to Adam Lindsay Gordon's romance with Jane Bridges throughout the poem?


21 Jul 20 - 05:31 AM (#4065230)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
From: GUEST,Gerry

SPB, the reference to Gordon in the 4th stanza is, indeed, to the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, but the interpretation I've heard is that the poem has more to do with Lawson's relationship with Hannah Thorburn. She died just six weeks before Lawson & his wife, Bertha, arrived back in Australia from two years in England.


21 Jul 20 - 07:49 AM (#4065249)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
From: Stilly River Sage

Gerry and all who are just discovering Mudcat: You need to join (write to Joe@Mudcat.org). Guests are welcome to search and use the site, but membership does offer a few extra perks. And by all means, poke around and find the lyrics we already have here. It'll save you a little time reposting them. For example, Gerry, Lawson's poem Do You Think I Do Not Know is an example already in the DT. You are liable to find lyrics there you want to start using!

Good to see all of the new names and faces yesterday.


21 Jul 20 - 07:59 AM (#4065251)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Today!!!
From: Stilly River Sage

Gerry, I also found the thread discussing Tumba-bloody-rumba and posted a link back to your post here, but putting the lyrics there would be helpful.

For newcomers to Mudcat, we have the "Lyrics & Knowledge Search" for keywords and song titles. Use as few words as you think will bring up results and if it doesn't work the first time Max added a supersearch that hoovers up stuff all over Mudcat and the Internet.


21 Jul 20 - 01:45 PM (#4065297)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom-Monday!!!
From: Joe Offer

If there are songs posted here, they will eventually be moved to a thread for that particular song. So, free to post lyrics here, and I'll move them in good time.
We don't currently have a way of correcting the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database (DT), and maybe it's a good idea to leave it as Dick Greenhaus left it when he died.
I am gradually trying to ensure that there is a thread to cover every song or family of songs in the DT. The best place to look for correct lyrics is in the threads, not in the DT. If the lyrics in a thread have proper title, songwriter, and source information, you can be reasonably sure they're correct. If the title is allcaps and bold and large, that means it has been reviewed for correctness.

-Joe-

I will use this thread as the permanent notification thread for the singaround. As messages get out of date, I'll move them to the overflow thread or to song threads.


28 Jul 20 - 05:45 AM (#4066247)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

Some feedback from the most recent sing on Monday 27th July.

I made a note of 55 names who joined in, not all singing/performing as audience are welcome too.

People started arriving at 7.30pm UK time for a chat and sound checks as necessary. Singing started at 8pm (or so) and carried on until well after midnight when I had to go get some sleep. People are numbered on arrival and get an opportunity to sing in order, though we can be flexible for those who have to leave early etc. Joe tries to allow everyone to have two songs throughout the night, and latecomers will always have a chance to sing at least once.

It is amazing to see so many Mudcatters from around the world in all their different time zones, weather conditions and surroundings. I'm loving it!

It's never going to be ideal timing for everyone worldwide. The sing does however continue for over 4 hours- 8pm to well after midnight UK time- so there is a chance for those from many time zones to take part.
We have had regular participants from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK and USA which is quite an achievement! And a Pole in Scotland :)
(OK, who have I forgotten this time?!)

So, feel free to pop in next Monday (or Tuesday morning in the antipodes), you will be very welcome!


04 Aug 20 - 03:51 AM (#4067226)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Gerry

Joe, the lyrics you posted in chat for The Swaggies Have All Waltzed Matilda Away are fine, with just two corrections. In the last verse, "Coolies" should be "Koori". Koori is the name the Aboriginal people of New South Wales use to describe themselves. And the fellow who wrote the song was Alistair Hulett, with a double t at the end. Thanks again for putting the show on.


23 Aug 20 - 01:50 PM (#4069341)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Singaround emails have been sent out. I post the URL for the Singaround here about 2 hours before we start, but don't want to post it publicly earlier. If I forget, maybe Noreen will remember and post it here.
If you'd like to be on the email list, email me at joe@mudcat.org

Hope to sing with you tomorrow!

-Joe-


23 Aug 20 - 05:20 PM (#4069376)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar

Just dropped in on a whim, after spending a fair amount of time on Chiff and Fipple and latterly wasting vast amounts of time on Twitter over the last few years.

Delighted to see there are some familiar names still showing up, and totally unsurprised to see Joe still doing that public-service thing.
And almost nostalgic to see that my old work email address popped up when I logged in again, given that I retired in 2011.

I originally ventured into the Café on a work-related mission, believe it or not: a senior official in my workplace wanted to quote some verses of "The maid of Aughrim" in a speech, and I was blown away by how, within 24 hours, Catters in different parts of the world came up with more information than I could possibly use. So a worldwide singaround sounds particularly appropriate.

I drifted away from the Mudcat for a variety of reasons, one of which I won't go into, but also because, as a non-singer, I always felt like a bit of a chancer with little to contribute, and C&F became a better fit. I might listen in to one of the next Zoomarounds.

BTW, does a surgical circumcision count, Joe? ;-)


24 Aug 20 - 05:26 PM (#4069483)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Noreen

Still going strong, come join us!


25 Aug 20 - 04:04 AM (#4069535)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

This regular sing is encouraging me to refresh songs from way back, sometimes because of mentions here on Mudcat, sometimes after my memory has been jogged by other songs sung or discussions between songs.
As leeneia says above, it is a safe place to perform with a VERY interested and supportive audience, all in our own rooms around the world.

I still find it amazing that I take part in an event with other performers from so many other countries in so many time zones. (I’ll post a list of all the countries I am aware of, when I’ve checked to make sure I’ve left no country out!)

So if you’re thinking of joining us, please do! Just come and listen if you like, or take part :)


25 Aug 20 - 04:23 AM (#4069538)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST

So sorry to have missed this week but had some work committments and a deadline that took priority. Hope to be there next week.


25 Aug 20 - 04:24 AM (#4069539)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Sarah the flute

ooops that was me in last post - didn't realise I'd been logged out!


25 Aug 20 - 05:17 AM (#4069542)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Richard Mellish

In the chat before yesterday's session, Paul Clarke posted this:
" I'm planting this little 'bomb' to see if it creates any buzz among you: Mudcat Zoom session, with a theme of songs/tunes within songs. Songs that reference other music would be sung, and broken off at the appropriate point for [I'd moot] another performer to render the mentioned tune, or in the case of a song, to segue one after the other. I think I've listed, or been triggered to note but forgotten to[!], about 15 of these, but with all the Cat brains jointly at work on the idea, I'm sure many more would crop up. Perhaps needs a couple of weeks' notice, esp. to tout for the musical partner, but worth considering?
When I get back, I may ask the question again, with some examples. Meantime, what does Joe O and others think of it."

That could indeed be fun, but it will certainly need considerable advance planning to identify the relevant songs and tunes and the personnel to perform them.

Paul, if you see this, please post your list to save us racking our brains for examples that you've already thought of.

The only one that I can think of immediately is Byker Hill and Walker Shore referring to "the tune of Elsie Marley".


25 Aug 20 - 06:30 AM (#4069551)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Mysha

Are we supposed to remember all the tunes in The Devil went down to Georgia, or The Galway shawl, or the Monkeys wedding?

Mysha


25 Aug 20 - 06:37 AM (#4069554)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Mysha

Monique, maybe you can do something less loudly? Recite a poem, tell a story if the host allows. You're not limited to the chat like I am, so there must be ways to perform even if you're not supposed to make noise. (Well, listening to others would obviously fall in the no-=noise category as well.)

Bye
Mysha


25 Aug 20 - 06:43 AM (#4069555)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: rosma

Richard, Galway Shawl ('I played "The Blackbird" and "The Stack of Barley", "Rodney's Glory" and "The Foggy Dew"') gives some serious scope.


25 Aug 20 - 07:15 AM (#4069557)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Mysha

I guess this is more something for a Songs in Song thread. Is there such a thing?

'The band played "Waltzing Matilda"' would also fall in that category.


Bye
Mysha


25 Aug 20 - 07:29 AM (#4069559)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

It's a fun idea, Paul, and might yield some interesting examples, but I agree with Mysha, more suitable for a discussion thread than an actual performance, which would be unwieldy to say the least, even if the sequential and overlap issues of zoom could be overcome. It's indicative tho', that almost all of the examples that spring readily to mind involve traditional tunes - and several of them are already done as "song-tune combis" in performance. Midnight on the Water, steady and slow...
With "songs within songs" tho', a full combi rendition would be less satisfying simply because of the desired effect of the placing within the original creation, IMHO. Take the above-mentioned Waltzing Matilda, which has its own designated placing and Purpose.


25 Aug 20 - 05:38 PM (#4069627)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe_F

I think I started a songs-mentioning-songs thread a while ago, but I can't find it.

One had better be careful to exclude songs (such as "Turkey in the Straw") that mention themselves, which could lead to an infinity of self-interruptions.

Anyway: The Whiffenpoof Song mentions "Shall I Wasting" and "Mavourneen" and the rest.


25 Aug 20 - 05:53 PM (#4069631)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar

Thank you, Joe and Noreen. I'll listen in one of these Mondays coming up.


26 Aug 20 - 07:15 AM (#4069695)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler

There is "The broadside man" as another example of songs named (or at least described) within a song.

I always thought that it could be expanded as an album.

On the same theme, I have my "Harbour Wall" song on YouTube now with some of my fathers photos. I did think that because each verse covers a different aspect and time in the history of the harbour, it would be an idea to use each verse as an intro to other songs covering the same idea.

Robin


28 Aug 20 - 12:55 PM (#4069984)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

I kissed her while the guitars played the Bonaparte's retreat...


29 Aug 20 - 10:31 PM (#4070117)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

Reilly is warbling I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, which is inspiring me to think of what to sing on Monday...
One More Time!


31 Aug 20 - 10:55 PM (#4070279)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: pattyClink

Thanks for the very kind welcome and encouragement on my first zoom try at the singaround today. Sorry I am dim about seeing chat messages but my machine shows the text at about 1-point size, and if I boost it to 2-point by going full screen I can hear my hard drive overheating.

Anyway, there was an old thread about the Willow Tree song, so I posted lyrics with chords over on that in case anybody wants to have a go at it.


01 Sep 20 - 01:34 PM (#4070366)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: pattyClink

Thanks, leeneia! I did squint in and see some kind remarks, and tried to send a few remarks of my own. But, I did not realize when I was being 'paged' by Joe and could not 'keep an eye' on the text feed. I will have to study up and see what I can adjust.

I was blown away by all the wonderful songs and singers I heard. Including your 'Dog Days', I hope you have posted it on the 'cat or will soon!

I had hoped to go to several festivals and run some song sessions this year, and those plans got blown to bits. So this is such a wonderful thing to see and hear.


08 Sep 20 - 10:29 AM (#4071188)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Richard Mellish

Some Zoom sessions are recorded and made available subsequently through YouTube or otherwise. Is this a possibility for the Mudcat Singaround? A few singers might want the recording paused for their bits, but I think most of us would be OK about being recorded, and it would give everyone the chance to catch up on whatever we've missed -- if we can find the time, of course.


09 Sep 20 - 12:59 PM (#4071333)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Felipa

I had already thought about how some Zoom events are also on youtube, and I concluded that it was a good thing that the Mudcat singaround isn't ... the quality - or should I say expertise - is very variable, which doesn't matter when we are a circle of friends but could be uncomfortable if we are exposed to anybody and everybody on line. Much as it would interest me to hear myself later, on the whole I prefer the privacy of an ephemeral session.

What I would like to have is a Mudcat thread run by the moderators, which would give a list each week of which songs were sung that Monday.


14 Sep 20 - 06:00 AM (#4071804)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: Richard Mellish

I agree with Felipa about the variable quality/expertise/whatever you prefer to call it, but the same probably applies to most online singarounds, as indeed it does to in-person sessions when those are possible. If a session is to be recorded, anyone who wishes should be able to have the recording paused, whether because they feel that they're not very good or for any other reason (or no reason at all). That is how it works for Sharp's singarounds; but in practice I think few if any do request a pause.

But anyway Joe has sounded out participants for the Mudcat one so I won't pursue it beyond this post.


14 Sep 20 - 07:10 PM (#4071883)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: leeneia

It was another enjoyable session. Thanks to the organizers.

I had a doctor's appt beforehand, and while I was waiting, I sang my song to warm up my voice. One might as well make use of the time.

By the way, I had to visit the ER mid-week, and while the DH and I waited in our room, we heard people laughing in the hall several times. This is not the view of an ER that we get from the media. (I came out okay.)

I have a question: during the Singaround, does the volume I set on the sliding bar of my own computer affect the volume at which my song goes out, or does Zoom make sure my volume is good?


15 Sep 20 - 04:00 AM (#4071915)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!
From: Noreen

Your listening volume has no effect on what goes out, leeneia.
There are various settings you can adjust to make your sound the best it can be- if you join the session early next time (before we start singing) you can try adjusting settings and get feedback on what works best.

Another lovely session last night, thanks all!


15 Sep 20 - 12:22 PM (#4071968)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: leeneia

Thank you for the information, Noreen. Apparently my sound settings are acceptable.

Zoom seemed a little peculiar on Monday - people's pictures popped up and then disappeared, even though they were not singing at the time, and twice it tried to sign out of the session without my asking it to.
But I suppose Zoom's system is under a lot of pressure now.


20 Sep 20 - 03:14 AM (#4072537)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

I just sent out the emails with this week's link. If you didn't get one and would like to attend, email me, joe@mudcat.org

Hope to sing with you soon.

-Joe-


20 Sep 20 - 02:52 PM (#4072595)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

What was RBG's fave folk song?


21 Sep 20 - 07:29 AM (#4072650)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

RBG and Scalia were notorious opera fans. Don't know that she spent much time on folk. See the RBG movie. The part on opera was delightful.


21 Sep 20 - 12:43 PM (#4072671)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

I sang "Miner's Lifeguard" and "Life's Railway to Heaven," which both use the same melody in the US. I understand that "Miner's Lifeguard" is sung to a different melody in Great Britain. I'd sure like to hear that different melody.

-Joe-


22 Sep 20 - 06:30 AM (#4072742)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

Sorry I missed it Joe, I’d be interested in your tune to the miner’s lifeguard. Hope all went well in my absence!


22 Sep 20 - 12:55 PM (#4072771)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Noreen - we missed you, but we muddled through. I think we had a total of 44 people yesterday.
Here's the seminal US recording of "Miner's Lifeguard," by Pete Seeger and the Almanac Singers:


Here's an English recording by Bob Fox and Benny Graham, which uses the same melody:

Here's a great choral performance by Brian Connick and Cor Meibion Onllwyn (Onllwyn Male Voice Choir):


Maybe I'm mistaken and maybe the US and UK use the same melody for this song.

-Joe-


26 Sep 20 - 11:21 AM (#4073191)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Invitations for Monday have been emailed. If you didn't get one and would like to be on our email list, contact me at joe@mudcat.org.

Hope to sing with you Monday!

-Joe-


26 Sep 20 - 07:06 PM (#4073254)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

Re: the Miners' Lifeguard Joe, those three versions (great stuff!) were of the same tune, as is this one sung by the Wilsons.
Apparently this song shares a melody with the traditional Appalachian song "Life's Railroad to Heaven."


27 Sep 20 - 10:10 PM (#4073406)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Yeah, Noreen, I thought I heard there was a Welsh melody used for "Miner's Lifeguard," but I can't find it. My memory sometimes gets scrambled.

-Joe-


20 Oct 20 - 03:25 AM (#4076094)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Tim Chesterton

Bit of shameless self-promotion here:

Thanks to those who were saying nice things about my own original tune for 'Cold Blow and the Rainy Night' at the singaround today.

If you like it, it's on my CD 'Folk Songs and Renovations.' You can get the single track here.


21 Oct 20 - 04:50 PM (#4076346)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

Hear hear!


21 Oct 20 - 06:45 PM (#4076364)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Tattie Bogle

The other thing is, that if people are having problems with their broadband connection, it helps to switch off the video and just use the audio, so don't take it personally if people are not all avidly watching: or they might be having their supper and don't want to be seen stuffing their faces...! I might bring my knitting next week, or do my ironing!


21 Oct 20 - 07:05 PM (#4076367)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

It people are singing and having connection problems, I will sometimes switch off their video so the sound comes through better. This is not meant as an insult (usually ;-)

They should feel free to switch their video back on once they're finished singing.
-Joe-


22 Oct 20 - 12:16 PM (#4076456)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: leeneia

Thanks, Sarah. I'm glad you liked it.

I thought my voice sounded pretty bad, (it being ragweed season) but now I think that since we are right on top of our own voices, so to speak, we hear minor imperfections that listeners do not.

I encountered the same thing with a recorder once. I made a tape of myself, and I sounded better than I thought I did.

But I wish I had a clear, reliable voice like you, Schlomo and Noreen.
==============
As for the other matter, it's hard to believe that 80 or 90% of the group had an errand at the same time. And attention doesn't have to be avid; it's enough if a person moves a little once in a while. But that's over now. People were back for the last session.


25 Oct 20 - 12:23 AM (#4076730)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everyone -

I hope you will be able to join us for Monday's Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on 26 Oct It will be at the usual 8 PM London time, but an hour later than usual in the rest of the world (1 PM Los Angeles, 4 PM New York) - due to the vagaries of the change from Daylight Savings Time. We'll be back in sync next week.

Could be interesting - Casey and I have been threatened with an electric power blackout, but Noreen and others have volunteered to fill in if we can't make it.

See you Monday.

I sent out the email just now. If you'd like to be included on the email list, contact me, joe@mudcat.org


For security reasons, we change the URL/address of the singaround every week, and post the URL here in this thread for only a short time.

-Joe-


25 Oct 20 - 10:25 PM (#4076857)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST

Joe - I had sent you an email about a week ago requesting info info on the Singaround. I did not get the email today tht you describe here. Can you send me the Zoom URL for tomorrow’s Singaround? Is that all I need to be able to play a song tomorrow, or do you pre-select the singers?

Jim Burrill
jburrill@gmail.com


25 Oct 20 - 11:59 PM (#4076861)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Sorry I missed you, Jim. You're on the list now and should have the email.
-Joe-


26 Oct 20 - 11:01 AM (#4076910)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe_F

It is now 11 am Monday, and I likewise have received no notification of the URL. Am I actually on the mailing list?


26 Oct 20 - 11:57 AM (#4076914)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Tattie Bogle

I was on it, but seem to have slipped off it a while back. I usually get the link from the Mudcat Facebook page.


26 Oct 20 - 04:13 PM (#4076938)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

Hi y'all dentist today so aching jaws. Might come listen, though. Say Hi to Robert Rodriquez and everyone else though!


27 Oct 20 - 12:45 AM (#4076977)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

A very spooky day of songs. Lots of good singing, some of it moderately scary. My house generator lasted all day on a 6-gallon tank of gas, and the mains power finally came on as our singaround was ending.
One woman from the San Francisco Bay area sang a "Broken Token" song. When she introduced the song, she said it was written by Vikki Appleton Fielden. I started to introduce Vikki to the singer, but Vikki shushed me. So, we all held our tongues while the singer sang Vikki's song - and we all got a good laugh out of it afterwards. The woman sang very well, and Vikki was thrilled to have somebody sing her song.
Thank you all for a wonderful gathering.
Back to the usual times for next week's gathering. This daylight savings discrepancy lasts only one week, and then the US and UK are back in sync again.

-Joe-

We missed you, Casey. Hope the electric power is back on at your wilderness home. Thanks to Noreen for doing a great job of hosting, and to Dawn for assisting.


28 Oct 20 - 04:01 PM (#4077143)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Bradfordian

Where is Joe and Noreen? 8pm gmt and meeting not open for me!


30 Oct 20 - 09:08 AM (#4077440)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

Hi folks,

I won't be able to join you all until about 10pm GMT as I have another - important - zoom meeting to go to - nothing to do with folk or music.

Steve


31 Oct 20 - 04:13 PM (#4077645)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

We were there on Monday 26th October Bradfordian, and will be there again next Monday 2nd November. I presume you were hoping we were there on another day?


31 Oct 20 - 08:32 PM (#4077677)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

The email has gone out for Monday's Singaround, which starts at 8 PM London time. If you'd like to join us and didn't get an email, contact me by email and I'll add you to the list.
Joe Offer
joe@mudcat.org


01 Nov 20 - 08:14 AM (#4077722)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

I've noticed that their are quite a few parodies about trump floating round. I know we don't do themes, but with the looming election and the gloom and doom around the world if anyone has any they can share it might lend itself to some much needed levity... On a selfish note, preferably after I am able to get to the session.


02 Nov 20 - 10:18 AM (#4077883)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

Oh I got levity planned. And some truly foul language.


02 Nov 20 - 07:48 PM (#4077950)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: voyager

I got-a-way with this Mudcat Hootenanny Tonight. What a hoot.
Very much enjoyed singing our family version of 'Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night' - Mudcat thread

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=168801&messages=10#4077945

voyager


02 Nov 20 - 11:02 PM (#4077972)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Another delightful singaround. I'm glad Tim/Voyager came and sang the version of 'Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night' that was passed on through his family. I think I'll take up that version myself, but I wanted to hear if from somebody who knew it first.
Such wonderful singing and such nice people, every Monday.

-Joe-


07 Nov 20 - 01:50 PM (#4078631)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

I will be drinking a glass or two of prosecco on Monday night to share the celebration of the result.


07 Nov 20 - 03:06 PM (#4078638)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Come join us and sing on Monday, November 9. We start singing at Noon Los Angeles, 3 PM New York, and 8 PM London time. And some hardy souls from New Zealand and Australia will join us at the crack of dawn Tuesday. Doors open half an hour beforehand for cocktails and conversation. We sing two times around the group, which takes 4 to 5 hours, and then we have a cocktail hour afterwards.

I've emailed out the link for Monday's sing just now. If you're not on the list and would like to be, contact me by email, joe@mudcat.org.

Hope to sing with you soon.

-Joe-


15 Nov 20 - 11:51 PM (#4079770)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

I sent out the emails with Monday's link yesterday (Saturday). If you didn't get an email and would like to join us, send me an email.
joe@mudcat.org


18 Nov 20 - 12:12 AM (#4080021)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: YorkshireYankee

There was a request for the words to the parody I sang on Monday (Nov 16th), so here it is (I've also added it to the "'Fall of Trump' songs" thread).

Nobody knows where my vict'ry has gone
Rudy said it would be mine
Joey and Kam are ruining my plan
To rule to the end of time

It's my party and I'll lie if I want to
Lie if I want to, lie if I want to
You would lie too if it happened to you


Playing my mindgames on election night
Tweeting that mail-ins are frauds
Any vote cast that was not for me
Just ain't the will of the Lawd

It's my party and they'll lie if I say so
Lie if I say so, lie if I say so
You would lie too if you wanted a coup


Antifa libtards all think they have won
But I'll show them they are wrong
Oh what a bigly surprise
I've had advice from Kim Jong

It's my party and they'll lie if I say so
Lie if I say so, lie if I say so
You would lie too if you wanted a coup


Some nasty people think all votes should count
Whether or not they're for me
So bad they can't understand
Wake up and smell the covfefe

It's my Whitehouse and I'll stay if I want to
Stay if I want to, stay if I want to
You would stay too if you wanted a coup
You would lie too if you wanted a coup
You would lie too if it happened to you


new words by Vikki Appleton Fielden, 16th Nov 2020
Video here or here.


18 Nov 20 - 11:22 PM (#4080173)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: GerryM

I tried to make a list of all the songs/poems that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 16/17 November 2020. I came in half an hour into proceedings, so I missed maybe half-a-dozen at the beginning. And there were a few where I didn't get a name, just a topic. Here's what I have:

Ranter's Wharf
Bring Us Good Ale
A Chat with Your Mother
Le P'tit Bonheur
Frankie and Johnny
Rolling and Tumbling
Viva La Quince Brigada
Shocking Murders in Whitechapel
Rupert the Ranger
Everybody Knows Me in My Old Brown Hat
Jamboree Jones
Send Me to Glory in a Glad Bag
Congo River
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
The Rains Have Come Again
We'll Chant Away Until Dawn
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Thiepval
[Shout Out Shop]
Vegematic
I Still Miss Someone
Le Chinois
Mary was an Only Child
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Such a Nice Girl, Too
No Sun, No Moon
Ballad of Dog Dually
Cannily, Cannily
Rock Me Baby
Whaleroad
Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Do Me Ama
Turn the Lathe Gently
King of Rome
The Willow Tree
Sally Free and Easy
Fanny Blair
The Barley Mow
Lie If I Want To
Gray Goose
Song for Vic (Borneo)
The Half-Hitch
Captain Kidd
Eensie Weensie Spider
More Hills to Climb
(Parody of) Galway Bay
My Own Dear Galway Bay
The Shape of Things
Gone Shopping
Lincoln Park Pirates
Beans Taste Fine
[Song about masking]
Shift and Spin
Appliance Time Again
Little Sadie
Andy's Gone with Cattle
Lady River
The Last Adieu
Irn Bru
Not Spenser
[Song based on The Bold/Beaux Gendarmes]
To All the Cats I've Loved Before
Pirate Jenny
Witch Hazel


19 Nov 20 - 12:28 PM (#4080251)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

That's great Gerry thanks! So many great songs I missed by leaving early.
Do you remember who sang Song for Vic? Not heard that for too long.


19 Nov 20 - 02:08 PM (#4080266)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

Noreen - I own up! It was myself who sang Song For Vic...

And Gerry M - here's what i can tell you about the first few items:
Joe Offer started with Right Said Fred
then Pelagie read the Les Barker poem My Bag For Life Has Just Died
then I sang Frankie's Trade (Kipling-Bellamy)
then Anne Gregson sang her own composition I Don't Need You
then Monique sang a French ditty which revolved around Ding-dong but i didn't catch the title although I believe Joe had it in the chat log.
After that you're on track with Noreen's beautiful rendition of Ranter's Wharf.
Hope that helps.
Cheers!
Monique sang "Les filles des forges"


19 Nov 20 - 03:20 PM (#4080276)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

The breeches/petticoat swap is sung after the 4th verse in the live rendition.


19 Nov 20 - 04:14 PM (#4080283)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Moorley Man, Monique, thanks for filling in some gaps. The things I miss by insisting on getting dressed and having some breakfast before joining the festivities!


19 Nov 20 - 09:27 PM (#4080294)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

We're glad you come in clothing, Gerry... ;-)


20 Nov 20 - 07:42 AM (#4080323)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Bradfordian

I’ve not been logging the songs I do on Mudcat Zoom. On 16th I did a poem “November” by Thomas Hood.which is listed as “No Sun, no moon”

Nice to see that someone else sang “More hills to climb”, it’s a great song that I have done previously on Mudcat Zoom.

On another note, “Andy’s gone with cattle” sounds interesting. If that’s a parody, anyone have the lyrics to share?
Brad.


20 Nov 20 - 08:01 AM (#4080328)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

gerry, for your list, the titles of the two songs I did were:

Somebody Would Shout Out Shop   (Weston & Lee - 1915), and
The Gallant Shopping (Lyrics S P Belsey - 1986, Tune Trad)


20 Nov 20 - 05:29 PM (#4080392)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, SPB. Bradfordian, Andy's Gone with Cattle is not a parody, it's a poem written by the Australian poet Henry Lawson in 1888, set to a tune collected by John Manifold.


20 Nov 20 - 05:34 PM (#4080394)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

The lyrics to Andy's Gone with Cattle are in the Digital Tradition. Maybe /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=286 will get you there.

There are a couple of mondegreens in the DT version. "cheat" should be "cheek", and "tomorrow" should be "torrents".


20 Nov 20 - 06:32 PM (#4080402)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Noreen

Try this: Andy’s Gone With Cattle


22 Nov 20 - 07:00 PM (#4080624)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Emails have been sent out - Saturday, I think. If you'd like an advance link by email, contact me.
joe@mudcat.org


23 Nov 20 - 04:45 PM (#4080709)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: Joe Offer

30 people here now, but it's been up to 49. Come join us. The singing is wonderful.


23 Nov 20 - 10:55 PM (#4080749)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

We got up to #49 today, Joe, just an unusual number of late (but very welcome!) arrivals.


24 Nov 20 - 04:53 PM (#4080836)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: The Sandman

andys gone with cattle sounds like this,ignore the tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5w75f_Lz_A&list=UU-GtPNIEDLICv5yKnirJAPg&index=31


24 Nov 20 - 05:41 PM (#4080840)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Waddon Pete has a special talent for marking events, as evidenced by his In Memoriam Permathread. He tells me our singaroud on November 30 will be our 25th singaround. I had no idea we had done so many. Every one of them has been delightful - and almost all of them have lasted 5 hours!
Here's hoping we will have many more, even after we're able to get together in person to sing.
-Joe-


24 Nov 20 - 05:53 PM (#4080845)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe_F

Just as wonderful as the singing was the actual conversation afterward. Knowledgeable, cheerful people, so polite that they didn't have to mute. %^)


25 Nov 20 - 09:05 PM (#4080970)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 23/24 November 2020. I came in half an hour into proceedings, so I missed maybe half-a-dozen at the beginning. I didn't get a name for the song Jerry O'Neill sang, about singing folk songs to a very noisy, non-folkie audience. Also, Steve Belsey sang a shanty, all I got was the repeated phrase, "a dollar a day". Laura Martin sang two songs in Gaelic, I only got one of the titles, Fear a Bhata. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

Dido, Bendigo
The Solo Sock
I Haven't Told Her, She Hasn't Told Me
When All Men Sing
L'alouette et le pinson
Lovers Heart
A Dollar a Day [?]
She's Someone's Grandmother
River Driving
Sailor's Grave
Megan Murphy
254 Shades of Gray
Song for Wind and Tree
[Jerry O'Neill]
The Key of R
It Bruised Her Somewhat
Thanksgiving Eve
The Bergen
Now I'm Easy
Give Me a Man with a Nose
Barbara Allen
Zuleika
Rose of San Antone
The Barring of the Door
Logs to Burn
The Hawk and the Crow
Thanksgiving Prayer
Windmills
Oor Hamlet
Sammy's Bar Revisited
Plains of Waterloo
The Verdant Braes of Skreen
Caledonia
Fear a Bhata [and another Scots/Gaelic song]
Here's Hoping
Country Life
Sweet is the Melody
Midnight on the Water
Gartan Mother's Lullaby
For the Beauty of the Earth
Ding Dang Dong Go the Wedding Bells
Piano Leg [Broken Token-2]
Hi Jolly the Camel Driver
Uncle Dave's Grace
Let's Go Where All the Crowd Goes
The Rasta Masta
Pretty Boy Floyd
Courting in the Kitchen
Dark-Eyed Daughter
How Can I Keep From Purring
Someday Soon (Retired version)
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Crazy
Amazing Grace (in Gaelic)
Lay Down Beside Me
Yorkshire Song
She Didn't Dance, Dance, Dance
Dying at Home
Nancy Whiskey
Ballad of Charlie David
My Lady of Autumn


26 Nov 20 - 10:40 AM (#4081035)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: pattyClink

Well done Gerry. I wonder if singers could make an effort to start off by naming their song. I don't get much out of a long rambling intro if I don't know what song they are talking about. And Gerry's not the only one taking notes, lots of us are collectors wanting to add to our bag .


27 Nov 20 - 03:48 PM (#4081153)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

One of the great mysteries to be unveiled every week, is the location of pattyClink. One week, she was in Arkansas. Last week was Arizona. Where next? She's welcome to park her motor home in Joe Offer's driveway in Applegate in the Sierra Foothills of California.


27 Nov 20 - 05:16 PM (#4081155)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: The Sandman

the hawk and the crow should be,, two strings to a bow, from kevin mitchell


27 Nov 20 - 06:01 PM (#4081159)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, Sandman. At https://afolksongaweek.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/week-261-the-hawk-and-the-crow/ it's called The Hawk and the Crow, but it says

"I learned this from one of my absolute favourite singers, Kevin Mitchell, via his 1977 Topic LP Free and Easy. Kevin calls it ‘Two Strings on a Bow’, and he learned it from Anne Brolly of Dungiven, County Derry. The LP notes say

American singers call this song The Bird’s Courtship or The Leather Winged Bat."

So evidently this is a song of many titles.


28 Nov 20 - 10:46 AM (#4081208)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: pattyClink

Joe O, I wish I had known there was a friendly face in Applegate in 2018! Tried towing a trailer over the Donner Pass on a 95 degree day. Made it to Emigrant Pass before boiling over. Had to be towed all the way back down to Auburn. Bad couple of days!


29 Nov 20 - 11:31 AM (#4081312)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

pattyClink if you are working backward through the alphabet, does that mean you will be in Alaska on Monday and Alabama the following week?   After that, do you go forward alphabetically, or revert to Wyoming?


29 Nov 20 - 06:55 PM (#4081354)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: pattyClink

SPB, that is a brilliant plan! Alas, I have no plan.....


30 Nov 20 - 04:07 PM (#4081452)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

62 total today. And the singing is lovely.


03 Dec 20 - 11:12 PM (#4081847)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 30 November / 1 December 2020. I came in a little late, so I missed a few at the beginning. I'm not at all sure I got the right title (is fada liom uaim I) for a song Martin Ryan sang. Ed Silberman sang a short song which I took down as Drink Canada Dry, but I'm not at all sure that's right. David Allan Coe recorded a song by that name, but I think it was a longer song than what Ed sang. I'm not sure whether Tell Me I'm Wrong is the name of the song Mel Barrett sang about a party he didn't like, so I've included some alternate possibilities. I totally missed the title of Hazel Richings' (first) song. I didn't get titles for Laura Martin's short Gaelic and Bulgarian songs. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

Three Volcano Day
Carol for Twelfth Day
Senor Don Gato
The Clouds are Gwine to Roll Away
Duct Tape
Bill Bones' Hornpipe
The False Bride
Song for the Mira
A North Country Maid
Bring Us In Good Ale
For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name (in Irish Gaelic) (Ar éirinn Ní n-Eósainn)
Strangely Moved
Alabama John Cherokee
Home on the Front Range
The Ditchling Carol
A Most Unpleasant Way, Sir
Spare Hand
Lament
Cold Mountain
Transformations [Promeny; Czech version of Two Magicians]
Harvest Home
Carefree the Bird (Rew di ranno, in Welsh)
Shame and Scandal
Old Woman who Lived in a Wood
How Lovely are Thy Dwellings
Fathom the Bowl
Peaceful Harbor
We Ain't Gonna Give It Back
Far Side Banks of Jordan
Past Carin'
Bonnie Susie Cleland
Arthur McBride
Cold Coast of Ireland
Land o' the Leal
Quiet Land of Erin (Ardaí Cuain, in Irish Gaelic)
[Song by Martin Ryan in Irish Gaelic] (is fada liom uaim I) (?)
Give Me Your Hand [Thoir dhomh do lámh, in Scots Gaelic]
Drink Canada Dry [?]
Waltzing's for Dreamers
Better Times Will Come
The Rout of the Blues
Tell Me I'm Wrong [Tell Me I Blew it Again? All that Talk About Lionel? It Wasn't My Kind of Party?]
[Song by Hazel Richings]
Blood, Blood, Glorious Blood
[short song in Gaelic]
[short song in Bulgarian]
Time to Go
Song of the Soul
The Blizzard
Kentucky in the Morning
Wanderin'
Appletree Wassail
Rag Dance Song (La Guignolee)
South Australia
Lives in the Balance
She was a Sweet Little Dicky Bird
Blues Chase Up a Rabbit
Thanksgiving Prayer
Nevada Jane
The Family of Woman and Man
And the Band Played "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
Home Among the Gumtrees
Do Virgins Taste Better?
Dark Island
The Hielan Man
Old Colony Times
Dark Island (different lyrics)
Give to Me Your Dark Eyes (in Serbo-Croatian)
Fear a Bhata
The Scotsman
Safe Home
Lay Down Beside Me
The Farewell Shanty


04 Dec 20 - 06:31 PM (#4081951)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

Gerry - the first 2 songs sung were
The Key Of R
When All Men Sing


05 Dec 20 - 08:29 PM (#4082085)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

Got sucked into a John Wayne marathon... Remember the big staged saloon fight between Kirk Douglas and John Wayne in War Wagon? Anyway the piano player is frantically plinking to keep the crowd happy and *what* he was plinking, I noticed, was ...

...The Clouds Gwine Roll Away, which I had just sung!


06 Dec 20 - 06:28 AM (#4082114)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

Joe, shouldn't the title be more key of arrrrr - which fits in more with folk stereotyping   ;)


06 Dec 20 - 05:03 PM (#4082185)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

No, SPB-Cooperator - that's the version they played on pirate radio!
...


07 Dec 20 - 08:22 AM (#4082235)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

Hey I have usually gotten the link by now? Oh and good morning.


07 Dec 20 - 11:39 AM (#4082263)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Mrzzy, you're posting at 6:22 AM my time, and you're impatient? Didn't you get my email?

We hads an even fifty participants today. Another wonderful gathering.


07 Dec 20 - 11:54 AM (#4082264)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

I did not get the email, I thought that was what I said, sorry Joe!


09 Dec 20 - 04:27 AM (#4082557)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 7/8 December 2020. I came in a little late, so I missed a few at the beginning. I need help on two titles. I've written "Hamble Bums" for a song Steve Belsey sang, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong. Elizabeth Block sang a song I've written down as "Mary Had a Baby – Who Was the Father?" but I'm not at all sure that's right. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

Green Groweth the Holly
Sussex Drinking Song
Carol for the Twelfth Day
Little Boxes on the Monitor
Twas a Month Before Christmas
Sailing Down My Golden River
The Thermal Vest
Token Local Yokel
The Fisherman's Song
Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (aka The Dwarfs' Washing Song)
Fairytale of New York (in Irish)
Rockin' My Baby to Sleep
Hamble Bums (??)
Ballad of Harry Moore
The Christmas Bells are Ringing
Neocortex
We Three Kings are Six Feet Apart
A New Year Carol (aka Levy-Dew, aka Residue)
The Manchester Chambermaid (aka The Christmas Goose, aka The Cornstalk)
The Stranger
Hot Buttered Rum
Bare-legged Kate
The Fatal Lozenge (Poem)
The Wine Song
Carolling and Crumpets
Come My Lads
Walk On Boy
Crudités
Moreton Bay
Deep River Blues
An Orkney New Year's Carol (aka Queen Mary's Men)
I'm Movin' On No. 2
Greensleeves
The Man that Slits the Turkey's Throat at Christmas
Happiness (poem)
Black Clothes
Mary Had a Baby - Who Was the Father? (?)
Come By the Hills
King of Rome
Mansfield Royal Visit
Mathematics
Where've You Been
John Ball
A'Soalin'
Carol of the Birds
The Bergen
Ashokan Farewell (instrumental)
Ballad of the Carpenter
Merry Christmas from the Family
Circle of Steel
Fourteen Million People
Sally Gee
The World's Worst Magician (poem)
God Rest Ye (parody)
Snowbird
The Galway Shawl
God Rest Ye Unitarians
Baby Born
There's a Song in the Air
So Here's to You


09 Dec 20 - 06:19 AM (#4082560)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

I was 5th and sang an Occitan carol, Nadal tindaire (Jingling Christmas). Lyrics, translation, mp3, midi and sheet music at the link.


09 Dec 20 - 07:39 AM (#4082576)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

I was #3, and this is how things started:
Joe Offer - On A Monday
Pelagie - Deja Vu (poem)
Me - Homeless Wassail

after that you missed Monique and Waddon Pete, then possibly only one or two more before you got in.

I'm sure someone else will be able to fill in your gaps each week if you're late to the party.

Cheers!


09 Dec 20 - 08:23 AM (#4082584)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

As far as I remember, that is the right title - it is what I have always called it.


09 Dec 20 - 05:23 PM (#4082658)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks for the information! Noreen was #1, didn't she sing? Wasn't there a Jody at #4? I did include Waddon Pete, he was #8 (there was no #7) and he sang the Sussex Drinking Song.


09 Dec 20 - 05:37 PM (#4082660)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

I think #4 had disappeared between Noreen and me because I was caught off-guard and didn't have the time to send Joe the link to the carol page before singing.


09 Dec 20 - 06:28 PM (#4082670)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

Yeah that was it, Joe was 00, Noreen would've been #1 of course, then Jody #4 had decided to listen not sing, which is why Monique was caught off-guard, that's right, it's coming back slowly....

SPB-Cooperator, I took the title straight from Joe's chat post...


13 Dec 20 - 03:19 AM (#4083199)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

Fingers crossed, tomorrow will be my last visit this year. I should be back 11 January. Vesele Vanoce a Hesky Novy Rok.


13 Dec 20 - 03:19 AM (#4083200)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

Fingers crossed, tomorrow will be my last visit this year. I should be back 11 January. Vesele Vanoce a Hesky Novy Rok.


13 Dec 20 - 03:03 PM (#4083285)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Felipa

will the Monday night sing arounds continue into 2021 without a break? Christmas and New Year's Days are on Fridays this year. Do Joe and Noreen want time off, or will Mon. night sings go on as usual? After all, few of us will be going anywhere this winter I think.


14 Dec 20 - 11:31 AM (#4083393)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

Good question, Felipa. I think we should keep going, since none of the holidays are on Mondays. But we should ask what people think.


14 Dec 20 - 11:19 PM (#4083505)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: leeneia

I'd like to continue. I'm not going anywhere, and the sing-a-rounds mean a lot to me.


15 Dec 20 - 09:14 AM (#4083565)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mr Happy

Echoing lenia's post, I'd also like to continue. I'm not going anywhere, and the sing-a-rounds mean a lot to me too!


15 Dec 20 - 10:07 AM (#4083571)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

I agree with Leeneia and Mr. Happy. If the team are willing, let's carry on. It does all those who participate a power of good!


15 Dec 20 - 05:08 PM (#4083629)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

I'm for keeping on keeping on too. Even the worst of new year's hangovers should be bearable by the 4th!


17 Dec 20 - 09:57 PM (#4083941)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/readings that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 14/15 December 2020. Thanks to Moorley Man for filling me in on what was done before I joined. I think the only title I didn't get was for the poem Andrew wrote & read about being kicked out of a poetry society for wanting poems to rhyme. Also, I'm not sure whether Hazel's second song is called "I'll Bring the Whiskey if You'll Bring the Wine", or "Old Friends". Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks all welcome. Here's what I have:

The Pickle Tree Carol
Raiders of the Lost Shark (poem)
The Mistletoe Bough
Dunster Carol
When You Are Old And Grey
Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal
Pastres Rintratz Vòstrei Tropèus (Shepherds, bring your flocks in tonight)
Jerusalem Cuckoo (aka I Am a Donkey Driver)
The Wexford Carol
Do You Hear What I Hear
Merry Christmas, Baby
(Do) The Rock of Ages
Lovers and Friends
Ar Gyfer Heddiw’r Bore (For the Sake of This Very Morning, in Welsh)
Come All You Jolly Mummers
Carol for the Twelfth Day
Of All the Birds
I Must Go Home Tonight
Tarry Flynn
Twas a Month Before Christmas (poem)
A Silent Night (Christmas 1915)
(When We Go) Rolling Home
The Galway Shawl
The Greatest Story of All
Now the Day is Over
The Death or Glory Wassail
Shepherds Arise
Lines Suggested by a Tennessee Song (poem)
Adeste, Fideles
The Potato Song
Send Me to Glory in a Glad Bag
Hanerot Halalu
Dark December
The Trees are All Bare
Auntie Julia
There's a Song in the Air
It's Better Than That
Amourette (formerly known as Exercise 77)
See Amid the Winter Snow (instrumental)
Hanukah in Santa Monica
(poem about free verse)
Bottle O' the Best
Fields of Athenry
Sam Small's Christmas Pudding
The Coventry Carol
Albert and the Lion
The Snows they Melt the Soonest
Vive le Vent (French version of Jingle Bells)
The Boar's Head Carol
I Wish You Enough
Darby Ram
The Carol Singers
Eibhlin a Run (Eileen Aroon)
Glory Hallelujah
A Christmas Carol (reading from Dickens)
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks on Ilkley Moor
The Boys in the Back Room
Rock of Ages (Hanukah version)
The Latke Carols – First Carol
Zen Gospel Singing
When the Children Come Home
Jolly Old Hawk
Pat-a-Pan (aka Willy, Bring Your Little Drum)
Old Friends (I'll Bring the Whiskey if You'll Bring the Wine (?))
Mon Beau Sapin (French version of Tannenbaum)
God Rest Ye Unitarians
Rollin' Down to Bethlehem
The Parting Glass
Circle of Song


20 Dec 20 - 02:28 AM (#4084221)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everyone - I've been having trouble with blind carbon copy, and I'm not sure you all got the email. Or maybe you got it twice. If a couple of people could let me know here that they got the email, I would feel better.


We have Solstice and Christmas and all sorts of celebrations. Let's celebrate them all and have a good time doing it.
The next Mudcat Worldwide Singaround is Monday December 21, at 8 PM London time. That's noon here in California, and 3 PM in New York, and early Tuesday in Australia and New Zealand. I had no idea what time it starts in Israel (Shlomo says it's 10 PM), but we have singers from there, too.
Come join us! We open doors half an hour before the scheduled time, sing for about 5 hours, and then chat until people are done chatting. All in all, it's a wonderful time. Some people just listen - that's OK, too. Hope you can come.


Link will be posted here a couple of hours before the singaround. If you'd like to be on the email list, contact me.

joe@mudcat.org


20 Dec 20 - 03:34 PM (#4084341)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Gallus Moll

fingers crossed I can work out how to get my mike on this time - and I think I need to do something with speaker? I really am such a duh when it comes to any sort of technology .....


20 Dec 20 - 05:15 PM (#4084360)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

Joe, I got it twice.


21 Dec 20 - 05:07 AM (#4084413)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Sarah the flute

Sadly I won't be able to join you all tonight but wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and here is a link to my musical eCard I have made which is full of seasonal beer ....sorry cheer!!!
Enjoy!

Xmas card from Sarahtheflute


21 Dec 20 - 11:59 AM (#4084461)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

Joe Offer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
Time: Dec 21, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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21 Dec 20 - 04:55 PM (#4084502)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: MoorleyMan

For GerryM, late joiner, before you ask:
Tonight's starting songs:
Joe Offer - Candle (poem by Micca Patterson) then Merry Christmas from the family by Robert Earl Keen Jr
Pelagie Crofton - Poem: Global Warming & The Iceberg by Les Barker
David Kidman - Carol - Shepherds, Arise
Anne Gregson & Chris Timson - Green grows the holly (by Henry 8th)
Alison from Dunoon - Cold winter
Mrrzy - The Magnon, adapted from PP&M's The Magi
Tony Becker - Do virgins taste better?!
Noreen - Stannington (Sheffield carol)
then Jim Lucas... by which time i believe you'd joined??


21 Dec 20 - 07:07 PM (#4084520)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: Gallus Moll

Alison's (from Dunoon) songs at the Solstice Session!

CAULD WINTER
Iain Ingram
Cauld Winter’s here again, and the days are short and dreary
Wi’ bitter winds an’ snaw, that aye chill the hearts o’ many
For some auld folk their plight’s a bare existence tae sustain
Wi’ scrimpin’ through necessity, and strugglin’ on their ain

Cauld Winter’s here again, aye severe an’ penetratin’
Nae quarter will it gie the hameless or forsaken
Nor pensioner who canny heat his hoose and eat an’ all
The frailest o’ society are aye the first tae fall

Cauld Winter’s here again, come are days when many suffer
In damp and draughty hames, on the road, doon in the gutter
A time when those wi’ troubled lives through hardship and despair
Need a helpin’ hand frae their fellow man tae greet the Spring once mair

Cauld Winter’s here again, ah but we’ve nae cause for girnin’
We’ve heat and comforts all, for it’s luxury we live in
Compared tae those o’ lesser means wi’ nae escape, nae favours free
Hinging oan tae life, prayin’ they’ll survive – or pey cauld Winter’s fee.

                _________________________

SUFFER THE CHILDREN
Eric Bogle

                Suffer the children to come unto me
                The man who said that died on Calvary
                And as we remember this day of His birth
                The children are suffering all over the Earth


From the African jungles to the hills of Vietnam
There are thin hungry children, black, yellow and brown
They’re starving to death on their millet and rice
And they don’t know Santa Claus, or Jesus Christ


                Suffer the children to come unto me
                The man who said that died on Calvary
                And as we remember this day of His birth
                The children are suffering all over the Earth


As you sit at your tables at this Christmastide
And you stuff the roast ham, and the turkey inside
Won’t you think of those children in lands far away
And the two thousand children who will die today?


                Suffer the children to come unto me
                The man who said that died on Calvary
                And as we remember this day of his birth
                The children are suffering all over the earth.

                        ____________________


21 Dec 20 - 10:54 PM (#4084536)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

OK, so the post-singing conversation just ended. Total was 8 hours and 15 minutes, if you include the conversation. Singing was 5 hours. And it all was lovely.
Thanks for coming, everyone!
-Joe-


22 Dec 20 - 01:37 AM (#4084540)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Moorley Man, many thanks, as ever! I'll incorporate the info into my post, in a few days.


22 Dec 20 - 06:21 AM (#4084563)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: Tattie Bogle

Sorry to miss last night: I had already done 2 Zoom sessions on the trot, so ended up watching “Oliver” on TV! Merry Christmas all!


22 Dec 20 - 07:22 AM (#4084569)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: McGrath of Harlow

Eight hours! Man, Joe, you've got impressive stamina. I had a good time though I couldn't stick around too long.

Zoom cut out a couple of times, and I had to rejoin. I don't know if I've got the settings wrong. I'm still learning to use the controls. I'll learn.


22 Dec 20 - 11:52 AM (#4084604)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,John McGee

Could someone put up the words of Clear was the Night as sung by Leeneia on 21/12?


22 Dec 20 - 05:07 PM (#4084632)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

John, I think that was Leeneia's own composition, so she's probably the only person who has the lyrics.


23 Dec 20 - 12:49 AM (#4084660)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: leeneia

It's almost midnight, and I've just seen John McGee's request. Joe is correct; they are my own composition.

Tomorrow I'll start a new thread called Lyric Add: Clear was the Night and post the lyrics in it. What do you call it when an author disavows copyright? Common Cause? Copy Complex? Whatever it is, I'll put that notice on it.

I'm glad you are interested in the words.


23 Dec 20 - 09:53 AM (#4084705)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,John McGee

Thanks, Leeneia. John.


23 Dec 20 - 07:01 PM (#4084765)
Subject: Creative Commons
From: FreddyHeadey

Leeneia
Creative Commons
?

This is the system I've seen quoted.
I don't know if there is more that you have to do than quote it.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
License.
To view a copy of this license, visit

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/


23 Dec 20 - 07:08 PM (#4084768)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: FreddyHeadey

^ Creative Commons,,,

This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license. Disclaimer.

You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

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You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

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No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


23 Dec 20 - 09:35 PM (#4084795)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/readings that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 21/22 December 2020. I didn't get a title for Storm's song – I've given it as "Here's Hoping" which was a repeated phrase in the song. I didn't get a title for Hazel's second song – I've given it as "Here On My Island" (but it's not the song of that name from the Barbie movie that comes up on Google). Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here's what I have:

Candle (poem)
Merry Christmas from the Family
Global Warming and the Iceberg (poem)
Shepherds, Arise
Green Groweth the Holly
Cauld Winter
The Magnon
Do Virgins Taste Better?
Stannington Carol
Ode by a Christmas Pudding at Sea
The First Franksgiving (story)
Noël
Still Not Dead
The Jab Song (aka I've Had the Jab)
The Huron Carol
A Wee Drappie O't
Pussywillows, Cat-tails
Personent Hodie (in Latin)
The Good Old Way
Christmas in Jail
Christmas in the Trenches
Suburbs of Eden
Halsway Carol
Julian of Norwich (aka Bells of Norwich, aka All Shall Be Well Again)
My Love is a Tall Ship
Christmas at Sea
Clear was the Night
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Summon Up the Sun
Gentle Night
(From the) Lambing to the Wool
Strolling Through a Summer Wonderland
I'll Lick Another Stamp for You
Hail Chime On
The Wheels on the Fatal Bus
The Wexford Lullaby
Comfort and Joy
The Ballad of Ben Dover
Banjos Roasting on an Open Fire
Angels and Shepherds
Ole Slew Foot
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Twelve Days Home for Christmas
A-Soalin
Eddi's Service (A.D. 687) (poem)
Light a Candle (story from The Singing Tree)
The Wexford Carol (aka The Enniscorthy Carol)
Here's Hoping (?)
Until the Dark Time Ends
Carry Me Over
Yorkshire Song
Phantom 309 (accompanied recitation)
Joseph Kinder (in German)
Suffer the Children
Merry Little Christmas
Leavin' Liverpool
Green Grow the Rushes, Ho!
A Virgin Most Pure
The Greatest Story of All
A Time Will Come for Singing
The Rose of York
Christmas in Prison
Leanabh an Aigh
Long is the Winter 'Til the Sun's Return
Dick Darby the Cobbler
The Little Cradle Rocks Tonight
ATale of Jesus (aka Baby Born)
Brightest and Best
The First Hanukah
Here on My Island (?)
Mojo Hannah
On Christmas Day
God Rest Ye, Unitarians
Gingerbread
Witch Hazel


28 Dec 20 - 06:35 PM (#4085395)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll

The painted veil
1
I’ve seen small children die of pain and hunger
Those little sticks of human misery
And in this day and age I often wonder
How long it takes to end such tragedy
For something is wrong when we can close our eyes
or turn and walk away
chorus:

Lets change with the times
our reasons and our rhythms
reviewing how we think by what we hear
to live out our days in many different ways
will we still be the same this time next year
2
I tremble when I think of Hiroshima
Support the cause for mindless wars to cease
Condemn the men of power and ambition
And all who’d threaten everlasting peace
For God only knows there s’ so much to be done
We’ve sins enough to bear

chorus:
3
Beware of fools and words of doubtful wisdom
The hawk who masquerades as gentle dove
The bigot who professes to be Christian
And murders in the name of God above
To look at this world beneath the painted veil
May break your heart and soul

chorus:
4
Someday we’ll hear the voice of understanding
Though many years may pass without a sound
When suffering throughout the world is ended
And bitter seeds are cast on stony ground
When frontiers are gone and we are all as one         
When no man stands alone

chorus:   

Music and lyrics by Iain Ingram                                 

Song notes:
I wrote this song many years ago during the period known as
”The Cold War” .
While the threat of nuclear war has been greatly reduced,
the world in this day and age remains a dangerous place                                                                                                                                                          This makes the words of the song as relevant today
as they were when I first penned them


28 Dec 20 - 06:42 PM (#4085396)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll

Freedom Come All Ye   
by Hamish Henderson

        
Roch the wind in the clear day’s dawin
Blaws the cloods heelster-gowdie ower the bay
But there’s mair than a roch wind blawin
Ower the great glen o the world the day.
It’s a thocht that wad gar oor rottens
Aa they rogues that ging gallus fresh and gay
Tak the road and seek ither loanins
Fer their ill ploys tae sport an play


Nae mair will the bonnie callants
Mairch tae war when oor braggarts crousely craw
Nor wee weans fae pit-heid an clachan
Mourn the ships sailin doon the Broomielaw
Broken families in lands we’ve herriet
Will curse Scotland the Brave nae mair, nae mair
Black and white yin till ither mairriet
Maks the vile barracks o their maisters bare


So come aa ye at hame wi Freedom
Never heed whit yon hoodie croaks fer doom
In yer hoose aa the bairns o Adam
Will find breid, barley bree an paintet room
When McLean meets wi his freens in Springburn
Aa they roses an geans will turn tae bloom
An a black boy fae oot Nyanga
Dings the fell gallows o the burghers doon

                                ___________________





FREEDOM COME A’ YE                 by         Hamish Henderson

During the early 1960s the Clyde and Dunoon were the scenes of many demonstrations against the arrival of Site 1, the US Navy’s nuclear base on the Holy Loch.

Hamish Henderson wrote what was to become one of his best known and most beautiful songs ‘Freedom Come A’ Ye, dedicating it    ‘for the Glasgow Peace Marchers, May 1960’
it is sung to Hamish’s adaptation of the pipe tune
‘The Bloody Fields of Flanders’. by Dunoon born Pipe Major John (Jock) McLellan DCM
The words are in Scots, yet the meaning is clear to all, and the song endures
now the ‘Roch wind’ is depicted as sweeping away oppression and war over the whole world.


28 Dec 20 - 07:13 PM (#4085402)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Joe Offer

46 people today. Pretty good for a holiday week.


29 Dec 20 - 03:03 AM (#4085440)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

I always hate it when these Monday gatherings end. Such good songs, such sweet people.


29 Dec 20 - 04:29 AM (#4085448)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Richard Mellish

Sorry I didn't make yesterday's singaround. No single reason, just busy with this and that, even including posting on some other threads here.


29 Dec 20 - 04:56 AM (#4085449)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

I'm sorry I didn't join lately, I'm on vacation with friends so no singaround. We're glad we still can tour around though we have a curfew from 8pm to 6am. So see you all on Monday!


29 Dec 20 - 09:33 AM (#4085492)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: MoorleyMan

Another great singaround yesterday!

Here for the Log-keeper (GerryM), who arrived a little later than starting-time, is a listing of the first few items performed:

Joe Offer - 2020 Is Almost Over by Larry Montgomery
Severn Savage - The disheartened ranger
Alison - The painted veil (? by Guest, Gallus Moll ?)
Pelagie Crofton - Macavity (poem by TS Eliot)
David Kidman - 3 Wise Women (Stanley Accrington)
Jim Lucas - You can't make a turtle come out by Malvina Reynolds
Richard Adrianowicz - Sandy boy
Robert Rodriquez - The holly & the ivy
Casey Casebeer - Young Waters (Child ballad)

I think Gerry had arrived by then...


29 Dec 20 - 12:15 PM (#4085517)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Gallus Moll

re Painted Veil, I believe the phrase w\s first used in a sonnet Lift Not The Painted Veil by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was later used as a book title by Somerset Maugham, and more recently as a film title. Not sure where Iain heard / read it - I'll ask him!


29 Dec 20 - 04:25 PM (#4085561)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Moorley Man, thanks as ever for filling me in!


29 Dec 20 - 11:16 PM (#4085611)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs and poems that were performed, in order, at the Singaround on 28/29 December 2020. I think this is everything. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here's you go:

2020 is Almost Over
The Disheartened Ranger
The Painted Veil
Macavity (poem)
Three Wise Women
You Can't Make a Turtle Come Out
Sandy Boys
The Holly and the Ivy
Young Waters
The End of Another Year
The Lag's Song
San Antonio Rose
The Wabash Cannonball
A Thousand Songs
My Grandfather's Ferret
The Banks of Sullane
By the Blackthorn on Doolieve
The Frozen Logger
Hood 2001 (poem)
Friendship
Good King Wenceslas
A Guid New Year to Ane an' $A'
Big Mama (poem)
Ode to the Little Brown Shack
New Year's Eve
Already Dead
Good Riddance
New Year's Octet (poem)
Sands
Please to See the King
Rich Man, Poor Man
The Gift of Song
Drive the Cold Winter Away
The Restroom Door Said, "Gentlemen"
The Lowly Carpenter
Ruins By the Shore
Mariner's Hymn
Freedom Come All Ye
Spot of the Antarctic
The Wexford Carol (aka The Enniscorthy Carol)
Mary Had a Baby
The Door of the Year
My Father's Mansion
Walking in My Winter Underwear
I Still Miss Someone
Dance With the Dragon
The Miner's Dream of Home
The Farmer's Carol
Donny Be Gone
The Rose
A-Soalin'
You've Been a Friend to Me
Birches
Safe Romance
The Lady of Song
The Toast Song
The Innumerable Christ (poem)
Poor Lazarus
The Wren
We Are
Mary Did You Know (Jennifer Henry version)
Jack the Slob and the Goddess of Love
Brandenburg Gate
Loud Sing the Carol
The Woes
Woven Through Herringbone
The River Where She Sleeps
The Master of the Sheepfold


29 Dec 20 - 11:38 PM (#4085612)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Well, I kinda like the idea of random wisecracks....


01 Jan 21 - 12:38 PM (#4086033)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: wendyg

So how and what time does one join this thing?

wg


01 Jan 21 - 01:01 PM (#4086039)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: maeve

From an earlier post by Joe Offer:
8 PM London time. That's noon here in California, and 3 PM in New York, and early Tuesday in Australia and New Zealand. I had no idea what time it starts in Israel (Shlomo says it's 10 PM), but we have singers from there, too.
Come join us! We open doors half an hour before the scheduled time, sing for about 5 hours, and then chat until people are done chatting. All in all, it's a wonderful time. Some people just listen - that's OK, too. Hope you can come.
If you'd like to be included on the email list, contact me, joe@mudcat.org


For security reasons, we change the URL/address of the singaround every week, and post the URL here in this thread for only a short time.


01 Jan 21 - 01:54 PM (#4086040)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Happy New Year, Everyone!
Our next Mudcat Worldwide Singaround is Monday, January 4. It starts at 8 PM London time, 3 PM in New York, and noon in Los Angeles. People in the rest of the world are smart and can figure out the time for themselves, but I do know that we're on Tuesday morning in Australia and New Zealand.
Doors open for cocktails and conversation half an hour before, and we start singing on the hour. We sing for about 5 hours, giving everyone the chance to sing two songs.
Hope you can join us.
I emailed the invitation just now, and I'll post it here a couple of hours before the singaround. I change the link every week to try to avoid evil zoombombers.
-Joe-

Wendy, if the email address is correct on your Mudcat registration, you should be on the email list and should have received an email.

for people who didn't get an email, you can join the list by emailing joe@mudcat.org


04 Jan 21 - 12:17 AM (#4086365)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST

Please send the link to join the Singaround. Thanks, Maureen maureenhannah@telus.net Referred to me by the Seattle Folk Song Group


04 Jan 21 - 01:35 PM (#4086445)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: Noreen

Our Prime Minister is due to give a televised address at 8pm today where he is expected to announce a further lockdown, so I will have one ear on that.


04 Jan 21 - 07:24 PM (#4086513)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: MoorleyMan

For Gerry M's listings:
Here's the first few items from today's Zoom Sing, before he joined:
Joe Offer - Wasn't that a mighty storm?
Alison - Mormond Braes
Barrie Mathers - Ballad of Jed Clampett
David Kidman - We'll sing hallelujah
Mrrzy - Richard of taunton
Monique - The will (in French)
Leeneia - Stewball
Noreen - (Please to see) The king

Cheers!


04 Jan 21 - 07:48 PM (#4086519)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Another lovely singaround. Thank you, everyone.


04 Jan 21 - 10:59 PM (#4086540)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, Moorley Man – will incorporate into my notes.


06 Jan 21 - 04:10 AM (#4086667)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs (no poems this time) that were sung, in order, at the Singaround on 4/5 January 2021. I didn't get a name for Patty Clink's parody of Dylan's My Back Pages. I'm not sure that Bring Me My Dull Old Pants is the right title for Rusty Dobro's take-off on a song from Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?
Mormond Braes
Ballad of Jed Clampett
We'll Sing Hallelujah
Richard of Taunton Dean
The Will (in French)
Stewball
Please to See the King
Seven Nights Drunk (aka Seven Drunken Nights, cf Our Goodman)
Bring Me My Dull Old Pants (parody of Any Dream Will Do / Give Me My Colored Coat)
Past Carin'
Mr Fox
V'chitetu Charvotam (And They Shall Beat Their Swords, in Hebrew)
The Body Piercing Song (parody of I'll Tell Me Ma)
The Year Turns Around Again
Queen Elinor's Confession
The County Line (aka We Moved the Line)
The Fishfinger Song
The Schmuck Song
Three Score and Ten
Mollymauk
Brightest and Best
Snow Flurry (in Russian)
Bonobo Wannabe
Piano Leg (Broken Token-2)
The Creel
Across the Great Divide
Witch of the Westmoreland
It's a Miracle
Mary Parker's Lament
Clerk Colven
The Doffing Mistress
The Iron-Moulder's Wedding
I Fall to Pieces
Da Day Dawn
O Wee White Rose of Scotland
Cherry Tree Carol
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Rollin' Down to Bethlehem
Northern Tide
The Hour that the Ship Comes In
The Braes O' Appin
Lullaby
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Naptime
Molly Bawn
You Can Close Your Eyes
Mary Had a Baby
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Chestnuts Blaring Through the Shopping Mall
The Music of Strings
If I Ever Sing a Love Song
Brandy Tree
Bless This House
Soon May the Wellerman Come
Don't Call Me Early in the Morning
? (Parody of My Back Pages)
January Lullaby
Alfred the Alligator
The Holly and the Ivy
Sancta Bega
Grandma Song
Homeless Wassail
Old Black Joe


06 Jan 21 - 06:16 PM (#4086800)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Rusty Dobro

Gerry - I learnt my song from the late Monty Parkin as ‘Marks and Spencer’, but on reflection, perhaps it should be ‘Any Title Will Do’.......


11 Jan 21 - 02:13 PM (#4087530)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Yeah, Joe got distracted. Plumbing emergency.
Fixed.

Doors are open. Y'all come.


11 Jan 21 - 03:04 PM (#4087533)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom NOW!
From: pattyClink

Went thru the 'join meeting' log in drill, and it still says "please wait for the host to start this meeting--start 12:00 pm Mudcat Worldwide Singaround.


12 Jan 21 - 04:33 AM (#4087580)
Subject: ADD: Lullaby for a Whaler's Child/Sailor's Child
From: Joe Offer

Lois Shiner sang a lovely lullaby she wrote:

Hi Joe, re the song today, well, yesterday.
Here's the music, not chords, but notations of notes.
A la Rise Up Singing
Copied below, the first verse.
Lois Shiner

>    G       G G      A    G    G
> Hush    Lit-tle    Sai-lor Boy
>
>   G       G    G      A      G    G   
> Hush    Lit-tle    Wha-ler's Boy

> (hiC)C C    B    C   D   C A G    (All C's in this line are hi C)
> Don't cry for your Dad-dy at Sea
>
>   G    A      A#   A    F    E
> He's on - the seas sai-ling
>
> D    G       A    G    E    C    (Middle C)
> He's out - there a'   wha-ling
>
> E    G    A    G    F E    D    C   (Middle C)
> But he'll be home soon, you'll see
>
> Hush Little Sailor Boy
> Hush Little Whaler's Boy
> Don't cry for your Daddy at Sea
> He's on the seas sailing
> He's out there a'whaling
> But he'll be home soon, you'll see
>


Lyrics only:

Hush Little Sailor Boy
Hush Little Whaler's Boy
Don't cry for your Daddy at Sea
He's on - the seas sailing
He's out - there a' whaling
But he'll be home soon, you'll see

Hush Little Sailor Boy
Hush Little Whaler's Boy
Don't cry for your Daddy at Sea
He's on the seas sailing
He's out there a'whaling
But he'll be home soon, you'll see


13 Jan 21 - 11:33 PM (#4087854)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs and poems that were sung/recited, in order, at the Singaround on 11/12 January 2021. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Here's to the State of Richard Nixon
Penny for the Ploughboys
Que Vous Etes Beau
Old King Cole
If (poem)
We Sing Hallelujah
Weeping in the Promised Land
Banana Republics
Lincoln Park Pirates
Month of January
The Shearer's Dream
The Lambton Worm
She was Very Fond of Dancing (The Calico Printer’s Clerk)
Lili Marlene (in Irish and German)
Johnny Macree (poem)
In and Around Nashville (aka Uncle Dave's Travels, Part 3)
Bring Us a Vaccine
Kissin' in the Dark
Poor Murdered Woman
Found My El Dorado in My Backyard
Remember Me
Until the Dark Time Ends
The Farm Auction
Gardening
The January June
Broken Heartland
I Ain't Nobody in Perticular
The Long Arms of Love
Ceres and Pluto and Eris
There is a Time
Power and the Glory
Reedy River
Lullaby for the Whaler's Child
Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
She's Someone's Grandmother
Nevada Jane
Jimmy Murphy
Wayfaring Stranger
Call to Song
The Dream Tree
Silver Whistle
A Stor Mo Chroi
Luckiest Sailor
Tom Paine's Bones
Let Me Down Easy
The Far Side Banks of Jordan
The Broken Token
Philadelphia Lawyer
Noah's Ark Shanty (aka A Long Time Ago, aka In Frisco Bay)
Garden Song
The Possum Song
Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
Way Down in North Carolina
A Chat with Your Mother
Nobby Hall
Blank Space
The Charladies' Ball
The Demon Lover (aka The House Carpenter)
Mhairi Bhan
Rose Bay Ferry
Before They Close the Minstrel Show
Take a Chance
Lolly Too-dum
Windmills
Bonnie Wee Lassie (aka Bonnie Wee Window)
Why Does It Have To Be Me?
House of the Rising Damp
Night Visiting Song
The Knitting Song
Hobo's Lullaby


14 Jan 21 - 05:33 AM (#4087872)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Waddon Pete

Just one correction from me Gerry. "She was very fond of dancing" is properly titled, "The Calico Printer's Clerk".

I also thought I should thank you for your work in generating this list every week. It's appreciated.

Pete


14 Jan 21 - 06:49 AM (#4087880)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, Waddon Pete. I don't think I have editing privileges here, but I'm no less grateful for corrections.

    Editing privileges? That's a good idea. Gerry and Casey and Noreen now have editing privileges on this thread, and I thank all of them for their contribution to making this weekly singaround possible.
    -Joe-


20 Jan 21 - 05:52 PM (#4088991)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories/speeches that were sung/recited, in order, at the Singaround on 18/19 January 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined, and thanks to SPB for some corrections. I didn't get a name for Jane Nichills story about the elephant, nor for Storm's song which I've recorded as "To Make this World a Place where All are Free". Jane Nichills' contribution about a bus ride in wartime London was more a reminiscing than a story, I wouldn't expect it to have a title. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Let Freedom Ring (speech)
We Shall Overcome (one verse)
When The Tees Ran Warm
Glad to Meet You, Glad to Greet You
Bridie and the Pole
Babylon is Fallen
Lee Hays monologue from The State of Arkansas
Cottage Cheese (story)
We've Come a Long Way
Ballade en Novembre (in French)
The Ploughboy's Dream
I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground
The Chevalier's Lament
If it Wasn't for the Song
Dragging the River
When I was a Lad (Allan Sherman)
Blowin' in the Wind
Ella's Song
Battle Hymn of the Republic
The Sushi Blues
Capetown
The Really Strangest Dream
Common Sailors
I'll Go
Have the New Jab
Barges
Steal Away
There'll Come a Day
Your Daughters and Your Sons
Farewell to the Gold
If I Were Free
Early Snow
Rolling Home to Old New England
A Cowboy Lives
The Boy and the Elephant (?) (story)
The Bergen
We Shall Not Give Up the Fight
Stone by Stone
Tatties and Herrin'
A Man's a Man for a' That
Flowers of Bermuda
Angel from Montgomery
Can the Circle be Unbroken
Old Songs Home
To Make this World a Place where All are Free (?)
Sandwood Down to Kyle
Punch and Judy Man
Health to the Company
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Caledonia (Dougie MacLean)
Ae Fond Kiss
Snowy Breasted Pearl (in Irish and English)
Rosa Parks
Pedlar of Lidice (story)
The Quaker's Cow (story)
The Times They are a'Changin'
I Still Breathe
A Couple of Drunken Swells
Thirsty Boots
Ye Banks and Braes
The Battler's Ballad
Ballad of Maxton Field
The Valiant Soldiers, aka Marching Song of the First Arkansas Colored Regiment
Across the Great Divide
Don't Call Me Early in the Morning
Big Iron
(story about a double-decker bus in wartime London)
Gonna Take Us All
Idlers and Skivers
Java Jive
Let the Good Guys Win
Sailor's Lullaby
Three Drunken Maidens
We Shall Overcome
How Can I Keep From Singing


21 Jan 21 - 07:21 AM (#4089059)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: SPB-Cooperator

For the last 34 years it has just had working title Swells Parody. I suppose now is as good as any time to give it a proper title:

A Couple of Drunken Swells


21 Jan 21 - 07:25 AM (#4089061)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Now!!
From: SPB-Cooperator

I am pretty certain that Clement's version in Manavilins which I've arranges is called Common Sailors.


26 Jan 21 - 04:34 AM (#4089958)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Bradfordian

Here are the lyrics for he song HERMIONE by DANIEL KELLY which I sang on 25 January zoom session. The tune is ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI.
I’m not sure if this is the right place but I see you have one or two song lyrics in this thread. (Should we do a separate thread for new zoom songs? (Or maybe there is already and I didn’t find it!))

HERMIONE by DANIEL KELLY
It's a damn tough life full of toil and strife we Gryffindors undergo,
We don't give a damn when the term is done how many facts we know.
But there is one girl, that we know for sure, will still at her studying be,
We’ll drink butter beer and give a cheer to the girl Hermione.

Yes her name’s Hermione, it is,
Her name’s Hermione,
We will win house cup, when the year is up
Thanks to our Hermione

Once more we fail at the Potions class, wicked recipes Snape has made,
But Hermione read, and with level head, she has brewed the winning grade,
While Crabb and Goyle set their hair on fire, and Malfoy makes a scowl,
When Hermione reads every word she needs, She’ll be outstanding in every owl.

A Ravenclaw some said she’d be, but they couldn’t be more wrong,
Though her mind is sharp, she’s a lion’s heart, and her will is mighty strong,
She is sometimes gruff, like a Hufflepuff, but there’s a sparkle in her eye,
Though her bloods not pure, she will endure and triumph by and by.


26 Jan 21 - 01:32 PM (#4090019)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Mrrzy

Hey, can anybody tell me what keys I sing in? Longer question in the Xylo thread.


26 Jan 21 - 02:03 PM (#4090029)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Well, Mrr, your range is alto to high tenor, but I don't know from keys. You sing good.
-Joe-


27 Jan 21 - 10:05 PM (#4090297)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/shared, in order, at the Singaround on 25/26 January 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined, and thanks to others who supplied me with titles. I made up a name for Jane Nichills' story about the box in the attic, and for Charlotte Oliver's reply to Lady Franklin's Lament. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Bells of Norwich (Julian of Norwich - Sydney Carter)
Now Westlin Winds
Hermione (to the tune of Rolling Down to Old Maui)
Backblock Shearer
Parachutiste (in French)
Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa'
Ode to a Vegetarian Haggis (poem)
Jumbo Stevens
Johnny Lad
Ye Banks and Braes (aka Banks O' Doon)
If It Wasnae for Your Wellies
Seven Faded Letters
I Ain't Got No Home
Slave's Lament
Let's Have a Ride on your Bicycle
To Daunton Me
Loch Lomond
Mill Mill O
Night Visiting Song
Bogie's Bonnie Belle
Are You A Grotty Yachty
Gay Spanish Maid
Dumbarton's Drums
Neocortex
Pack Up Your Sorrows
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Mingulay Boat song
Chemical Worker's Song
Wife to a Cocky Farmer
Reply to Lady Franklin's Lament (?)
Andrew and His Cutty Gun
On Susan's Floor
Ae Fond Kiss
Lowlands
Heart's Home
Henry Martin
Flower in the Wildwood
Rosario
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation (aka Parcel of Rogues, aka Rogues in a Nation)
Ca' the Ewes
Imagine a Girl (poem)
Leave Us, Donald, Leave Us
We Shall Be Renewed
King of Rome
A Man's a Man for A' That (aka Is There For Honest Poverty?)
West Virginia Boys
How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?
Time is a Tempest
The Bonny Earl of Moray
Charlie on the MTA
My Love is Like a Dewdrop
Nepudem Domu (We Won't Go Home, in Czech)
Till the Dance is Mine
Far Side Banks of Jordan
Dumbarton's Drums
Whiskey in the Jar (aka Gilgarra Mountain, aka Kilgary Mountain)
Sam's Gone Away
Since Then
The Bonniest Lass
In China or a Woman's Heart
In the Morning (poem)
The Polished Box in the Attic (story)
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Jamie Foyers
O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye, My Lad
Braw Lads o' Gala Water
Health to the Company
How Can I Keep From Singing


28 Jan 21 - 05:04 AM (#4090310)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

There's 12 keys to choose from, 24 if you count minor, 84 if you go modal, and with microtonal it stretches to infinity.


29 Jan 21 - 04:42 PM (#4090558)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll

Wow! Lots of Scottish songs!! Sorry I missed it, been immersed in Celtic Connections, only a few more days to go....
Still not sure if I have overcome my microphone problem,shall find out on Sunday at Glasgow Ballad Workshop session (fingers crossed)
- hope to join you a week on Monday!!


05 Feb 21 - 09:40 PM (#4091705)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/shared, in order, at the Singaround on 1/2 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. I didn't get a title for Fred Maslan's song, "Sailing to Victoria" is a guess. I'm guessing "Always Belay" and "In Praise of Men" as the names for Jane Nichills' stories. "I May Not Have Long" is a guess for Storm's song. Digital Tradition has six versions of Hieland Laddie, and Tony said the one Joe put in the chat wasn't what he (Tony) was singing. I didn't catch a title for Sadie's poem for The Birthday of Francis J. Child. "Liza Jane" comes in many flavors with varying titles. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Deportee
Cosmo Revisited (poem)
Stone By Stone
Sail, O Believer
The Death of Romeo and Juliet
What Will We Do
Groundhog
Candlelight Fisherman
Candymaker
Will Ye Go To the Indies, My Mary
Three Score and Ten
The Housewive's Shanty
Ranter's Wharf
Spencer the Rover
Sailing to Victoria (?) (Princess Marguerite)
Go to Sea Once More
Mise Raifteirí an file / The End of the Winter (in Irish and English)
Walkin' After Midnight
Bird on a Wing
I Thrive When I'm Drunk
Ain't No More Cane on the Brazis
The Bunch of Rushes
Song for the Mira
When the Boys are On Parade
Always Belay (story)
Billy Gray
The Burning of Auchindoun
Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the Approach of Spring
Rolling Down the Ryburn
Wynken, Blinken, and Nod
Avalon is Risen
Tecumseh Valley
Flower of Sweet Strabane
A Dollar a Day
English Country Folk Club
Beeswing
Lessons of Time
Nevada Jane
When the Green Man Walks the Forest
You Tell Me
Newborough Beach (poem)
Wildwood Flower
It's All Just Talk
Spring Will Come
Je Suis Trop Jeunette
Crafty Maid's Policy
The Lodger
I May Not Have Long
Let Union Be
Hieland Laddie (??)
Reg, the Lonely Glow Worm
Trouble in the Fields
McCassery
The Galway Shawl
Mingulay Boat Song
Second Front Song
9 to 5 Pollution Blues
(Poem for) The Birthday of Francis J. Child
Bob the Kelpie
(Goodbye) (Little) Liza Jane
A Tree Song (aka Oak, Ash and Thorn)
See Here, She Said
Kishmul's Galley
Burma Shave
I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
Cornflower Blue
Somebody's Grandmother
Windmills
John Of Dreams
The Human Cannonball (poem)
The Field Behind the Plow
If You Had a Brain You Would be Dangerous
Henry the Accountant
Eyes of a Painter
Polwarth on the Green
Left Hand Lost
In Praise of Men (story)
Along the Road of Time


06 Feb 21 - 07:31 AM (#4091756)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,Felipa

re the song list for 1 Feb = should "McCasserly" be "McCafferty"?


06 Feb 21 - 07:33 AM (#4091757)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

Yep, A Dollar A Day.


06 Feb 21 - 06:59 PM (#4091873)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

SPB, thanks! I will edit the list.
Felipa, I was wondering the same thing, but Prof Google tells me that it's done both ways, and Jim Lucas definitely sang it as McCassery.

    In Folk Song in England, A.L. Lloyd has it listed both ways, McCassery and McCafferty - and McCaffery. -Joe O.-


08 Feb 21 - 01:53 PM (#4092167)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom TODAY!!!
From: The Sandman

i am not saying i am right, but i have only ever heard it as mcCafferty in over 50 years on the uk folk scene, mcCafferty seems to be definteley the most popular name


10 Feb 21 - 04:24 AM (#4092389)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/stories that were sung/recited/shared, in order, at the Singaround on 8/9 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. As usual, I made up names for Jane Nichills' stories, "The Flood and the Family" and "Two Lads and a Foal". "God Bless the Birds" seemed like a good title for Elizabeth Block's takeoff on "God Bless the Grass". "Are You Out There" is a guess for a song Hazel Richings sang. Corrections, additions, and random wisecracks always welcome. Here you go:

Mr Rabbit, Mr Rabbit
The Green Man
The Nightingale
Lawd, How Come Me Heah
La Chanson des Vieux Amants
The Jabberwonky (poem)
Ancient Mariner.com (poem)
Don't Fence Me In
Yorkshire Song
Pretty Polly
Bells of Rhymney
The Wild Raparee
Roger's Courtship
Follow the Heron
Carrigdhoun
Just as the Tide is/was Flowing
The Rare Ould Times
Innisvaddie Annie
The Boys of Mullachbawn
The Flowers in the Valley
Tarzan of the Apes (aka Everyone Calls Me Tarzan)
Be a Man, Joe
The Sailor's Grave
Lynn's Dream
The Cat Came Back
Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun (funeral song from Cymbeline, set to Norwegian folk ballad Heiemo og Njkkenn)
Millie's Waltz
Aura Lee [with bonus Allan Sherman parody]
Johnny Give Me
The Pitmen Poets
Seven Drunken Nights
Folk Song Army
Homeless Beaver
The Prisoner Song (aka I Wish I Had Someone, aka I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me, aka Someone to Love Me)
Springhill Mining Disaster
The Flood and the Family (story)
The Overflowing Catbox Blues
The Bonny Broom
The Barnyards of Delgaty
The Hippopotamus
Down the Mountainside
Donal Og
The Seven Wonders
Painting Box
Fair Weather Friends
I Think of You
Cape Farewell
Ye Banks and Braes
If You had a Brain You'd Be Dangerous
Political Noncooperator (poem)
Union-Busting Time in Massachusetts
Bold Doherty
The Queen of Tarts (poem)
Maybe Someday
Sally, Free and Easy
The Rich Man's House
Everything's Fine Right Now
Sammy's Bar
Shepherd O Shepherd
Harwich Ladies (TTTO Spanish Ladies, aka Brisbane Ladies, aka Augathella Station, aka The Drover, ....)
Slunécko (in Czech; title means "Sun")
Crackdown Addict
I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal
Just Coorie In
An Empty Table
Lorena
Poor Boy
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
The Land of Bright Gold
Santiana
Two Lads and a Foal (story)
The Olive Tree
God Bless the Birds (TTTO God Bless the Grass)
Little Piece of Wang
John Henry
Buy Broom Besoms
Blind Mary (instrumental)
Magic Penny
Eight More Miles to Louisville
Are You Out There (??)
Miners Lullaby
Po' Lazarus
Strike the Bell
500 Miles
Henry the Accountant
The Final Trawl


12 Feb 21 - 05:25 AM (#4092738)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

The title in Czech is Slunécko, which is a diminuitive of slunce which translates as Sun. Wasn't too happy with the performance though, I think neres or tiredness got the better of me, and maybe I should do new material firth time round. The other title - according to the Sheet Music is 'Everyone Calls Me Tarzan'.


12 Feb 21 - 06:54 AM (#4092752)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, SPB. I've added the Czech. I went back and forth between "Everyone Calls Me Tarzan" and "Tarzan of the Apes" as I saw each given as the title by various sources, so I've edited to show both as alternatives.


15 Feb 21 - 05:13 AM (#4093250)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST,SPB COPPERATOR on mobile

Won't be able to be here tonight as my router has died and I have to wait for the new one to be delivered. See you all next week.


16 Feb 21 - 05:46 AM (#4093357)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GUEST

Last Night we played Can y Bugail by Geraint Jarman & Meic Stephens (There should be a To Bach/Circumflex over the 'A' in 'Can', but I can't work out the HTML!).
I promised the lyrics for this morning, but I need to delve a bit deeper, so please bear with me.
I have an English translation, but I will wait until I have the Welsh as well before posting.
Thanks for a great evening(UK), we will be back.

Splott Man and Dame Pattie Smith EPNS.


16 Feb 21 - 11:26 AM (#4093398)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Monique

I added a link to the lyrics on the "Mudcat singaround songs not in English thread" list.


16 Feb 21 - 06:37 PM (#4093464)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: Joe Offer

Splott Man, it's great to post lyrics you sang to this thread, and thank you very much for that. Be aware, though, that I will eventually move such posts to other places, like Monique's "songs not in English" thread.
If you posted something and can't find it, clicking on your name in any post should bring it up.
-Joe-


24 Feb 21 - 01:55 AM (#4094557)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Here's my list of songs/poems/letters/stories that were sung/recited/read/told, in order, at the Singaround on 22/23 February 2021. Thanks as ever to Moorley Man for filling me in on the ones that came before I joined. Here you go:

John Ball
Song for Mira
Roll the woodpile down
Dyslexia or The Y Files (poem)
Down by the River Sallia (aka Weela Wallia)
Gottingen (in French)
When Did You Leave Heaven?
The Three Ravens
Adio Querida (or Adio Kerida) (in Ladino)
Now that the Buffalo's Gone
I Likes a Drop of Good Beer
Song of the Fugitive
The Bantry Girl's Lament
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Surely
What Does the Lord Require of You?
Down the Dials
Baltimore Fire
Wave the Ocean, Wave the Sea
I Do Adore Her
George Washington's letter to the Hebrew congregation of Newport (reading)
Brockagh Braes
Pistol-Packin' Mama
William Stone
Dan O'Hara
Blackwaterside
Cossack Lullaby (in Russian)
Skibbereen
My My Mama
Second Class Wait Here
I'm Gonna Be an Engineer
Your Little Hand
Martin Said to His Man (aka Who's the Fool Now?)
Love is Kind
Spirit Song
The Fur Rendezvous Song
Queen Elinor's Confession
The Flower of Magherally, O
Susquehanna
The L and N Don't Stop Here Any More
Snowin' on Raton
Laurel Hill
Deep River Blues
I'm an Old Cowhand
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Queen Elizabeth and the Three Knights (joke)
Bold Riley-O
Voják ("Soldier", in Czech)
Geritol Gypsy
The White Shepherd
Come Back, Liza
Blues Chase Up a Rabbit
Price Tag
All the Fine Young Men
The Green Man
Bournemouth
The Old Carmarthen Oak
Ten Hours a Day
Scarborough Fair
Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (in French)
If I Needed You
Lay Down Beside Me
White Collar Holler
Here is My Home


24 Feb 21 - 12:46 PM (#4094618)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: SPB-Cooperator

The Czech song was called Voják which translates as Soldier. I wouldn't call it a lullaby - the first verse translates to

The translation of the three verses:

(1) When I didn't die in the war, I also will not die back home.
(2) When I didn't die on the French meadows, I will not die by my sweetheart.
(3) When I didn't die alongside the Austrians, I will not die with my lords.


24 Feb 21 - 04:56 PM (#4094677)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Worldwide Singaround - On Zoom Mondays
From: GerryM

Thanks, SPB. I'll edit my post.