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Lyr Req: Braider's Song

25 Dec 99 - 12:39 PM (#154101)
Subject: Braiders'song
From: SHANTYMAN

On his CD Trawlertown John Conolly sings the Braider's song and some more interesting songs Is there anyone who can help me with the lyrics esp. the Braider's song. Other lyrics are welcome as well.

Thanks a lot


23 Jul 01 - 01:50 PM (#512670)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRAIDER'S SONG (Pete Addison)
From: radriano

There are a lot of missing words and phrases in my transcription of this sea song written by Pete Addison of Grimsby. It's about fishermens wives making fishing nets. John Conolly & Pete Sumner recorded it on their Trawlertown album. I meant to ask them about the lyrics when they were in California earlier this year but forgot to.


Braider's Song
By Pete Addison
John Conolly & Pete Sumner, Trawlertown, The Singing of the Fishing

Now it's up in the morn to the braidin' I'll go
To the cold salt and tannen down old Fishstock Road
Where the work it is hard and the pay's not so hot
It's thirty-nine shillings is all that you've got

Chorus:
With your needles a-clicking, a-swaying and rockin'
Braid away Dolly, as firmly your lockin'
Braid away Dolly and sing us this song
As the miles of manilla are twined into one

Now you've got to be fast and your stitches all tight
'Cause Laura she's watchin' to make sure it's right
There's Joe Littles and Shooters and Bellytops too
And Wings that are creasin' way out of view

Now it's fill up your needles and make 'em a double
It's cardends we're stitchin' and they're naught but trouble
Fill up your needles, it's six pence a bowl
And Elsie's a-callin', she's fastest of all

[Well we've stitched to a net and we've braided _____]
And it's ready for trawlin' beyond the [spurn?] light
It's out on the [ ] and the cruel North Sea
A-catchin' the fish that you bring home to me


23 Jul 01 - 06:51 PM (#512896)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: GUEST,Willa

Spurn light is correct; refers to the Spurn lightship in the Hummer off Spurn Point. The Dogger bank was one of the North Sea fishing grounds
Well we've stitched you a net and we've braided it right
And it's ready for trawlin' beyond the Spurn light
It's out on the Dogger and the cruel North Sea


23 Jul 01 - 07:08 PM (#512914)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: GUEST,Willa

The road mentioned is Fish Dock Road not Fishtock Road, btw (meaning self evident). Cardends should be 'cod ends' (the cod end is part of the net)


24 Jul 01 - 11:13 AM (#513405)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: radriano

Thank you very much, Willa!


24 Jul 01 - 11:17 AM (#513411)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: MMario

Willa? Do you have a tune? ( I know, it's that obnoxious MMario again, always after tunes to put with the lyrics. but he's relatively harmless...)


24 Jul 01 - 11:51 AM (#513442)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: Les from Hull

I imagine that should be 'sixpence a ball' as in 'ball of twine'.


24 Jul 01 - 01:43 PM (#513550)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: GUEST,Willa

Yes Les, it should be 'sixpence a ball'; didn't get around to correcting that last night
MMario; won't have time to post the tune tohight as I'm going out.Will try to do you an abc tomorrow - you managed to make sense of the one I posted for 'The Sun and The Moon', I saw.


24 Jul 01 - 01:49 PM (#513558)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: radriano

Thanks, Les!


24 Jul 01 - 02:02 PM (#513575)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: MMario

Thanks willa! Hope you are going out to have fun...


25 Jul 01 - 01:55 PM (#514387)
Subject: Tune Add: BRAIDER'S SONG (John Connolly)
From: GUEST,Willa

Yes, I was. Went to see the new John Godber comedy.
Here's my attempt at the tune for the Braider's song.

X: 1
T: Braider's Song (John Connolly)
M: 3/4
K: Bb major
L: 1/8

B,3DF2 | E2G2B2 | B2A3G | GF3Z2 | B3AG2 | GF3ZD | D2F3D | DC3Z2 | B,3DF2 | E2G2B2 | B2A3G | F4BB | B2A2G2 | FB2Z2F | E2D2C2 | B,4Z4 ||


25 Jul 01 - 02:29 PM (#514426)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: MMario

verse and chorus to the same melody?


25 Jul 01 - 02:45 PM (#514440)
Subject: Tune Add: BRAIDER'S SONG (John Connolly)
From: MMario

MIDI file: braiders.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Braider's Song (John Connolly)
Text: from abc by willa
Key: Bb
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 58 110 0256 0 58 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0224 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0098 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0190 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0256 0 60 000 0224 1 58 110 0256 0 58 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0224 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0416 1 58 110 0256 0 58 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0224 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0128 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0256 0 60 000 0224 1 58 110 0256 0 58 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0256 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0224 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the latest version of MIDItext and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T: Braider's Song (John Connolly)
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
K:Bb
B,3DF2|E2G2B2|BBA3G|GF5|BB2AG2|GF2F2D|D2F3D|
-DC5|B,3DF2|E2G2B2|BBA3G|FF3B2|B2A2G2|FB4F|
E2D2C2|B,6|B,3DF2|E2G2B2|B2A3G|GF5|B3AG2|
GF4D|D2F3D|DC5|B,3DF2|E2G2B2|B2A3G|F4BB|B2A2G2|
FB4F|E2D2C2|B,7/4||


25 Jul 01 - 06:58 PM (#514580)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: GUEST,Willa

MMario; apologies all round, but this song is by Pete Addison, not John Connolly. I wasn't too sure when I posted it, because i bought the CD for my son, and was working from memory. I saw a friend of Pete's tonight and checked with him. Please amend the record!


25 Jul 01 - 07:52 PM (#514631)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: radriano

In the first post to this thread, I did give Pete Addison as the author of the song!


25 Jul 01 - 07:59 PM (#514636)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: radriano

I would encourage everyone to purchase the album Trawlertown, The Singing of the Fishing, by John Conolly & Pete Sumner, Fellside Recordings FECD135. It's an excellent recording of fishing songs.


26 Jul 01 - 08:35 AM (#514807)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: MMario

I've already sent it out to Joe - but I will PM him with the info.


26 Jul 01 - 05:01 PM (#515271)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braider's Song
From: GUEST,Willa

Thanks, radriano. Your original request was about the words, and when MMario asked for the tune I didn't check back to the beginning. MMario, thanks to you, too. As far as I remember the melody is the same (or almost the same) for verse and chorus.