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Tune Req: The Fox Went Out (midi)

14 Mar 99 - 07:03 PM (#63029)
Subject: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: redfox40 (inactive)

I am currently looking for the midi The fox went out on a chilly night.

I'm having no luck finding it.

Help would be appreciated.


14 Mar 99 - 07:28 PM (#63037)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: Jo Taylor

Search for FOX, hit 16, there's a midi there. Right click on the URL and 'save target as'. It's always worth searching the DT before starting a thread!:-)
Jo


14 Mar 99 - 08:56 PM (#63056)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: Susan A-R

There's also an alternative tune which I've heard cousins sing. Does anyone have that one? To me it's a more interesting one than the usual. Unfortunately I haven't heard it in a while and have forgotton it.


14 Mar 99 - 09:44 PM (#63069)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: catspaw49

OOOOOOOOOOO....Now there's the folk process at work in a way we don't want to think about!!!! I know of what you speak Susan...same thing's happened to me. Really stinks doesn't it??? ***GRIN***

catspaw


15 Mar 99 - 12:57 PM (#63189)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: Bruce O.

There are two Middle English versions of the song in R. H. Robbins' 'Secular Lyrics of the 14th and 15th Centuries', #48 and #49, then the song disappeared for a little over 3 1/2 centuries. The earliest copy now known is one from an Edinburgh songbook of 1832, reprinted in Logan's 'The Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs'. A slightly earlier version from a Scots MS of the early 19th century, is to published in the future, and the editors would be grateful if anyone could supply them an early tune for the song.


15 Mar 99 - 09:39 PM (#63296)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: Susan A-R

Thank God there are scholars who write this stuff down and know how to look it up when our brains begin to, well, um, er, drop things.


15 Mar 99 - 09:51 PM (#63299)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: Bruce O.

This would be scholar was no help to the real ones in finding a tune for the early Scots version in the Harris MS.


04 Jul 06 - 07:56 PM (#1776121)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
From: GUEST

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