Anthony Archibald - 5-String Banjo - Live concert at The Horse and Plough, Douglas, Isle of Man 10th Jan 2016
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Anthony Archibald - 5-String Banjo
Live concert at The Horse and Plough, Douglas, Isle of Man 10th Jan 2016
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Guitar: Fisherman’s Blues (Including lyrics and chords) I seem to recall that a subscriber asked me to do this song some time ago, but It slipped my mind and I did not get around to doing it until now. My friend 'Blue John' Gregory has sung it at our sessions which was the first time I had heard it. Written by Mike Scott and Steve Wickham, the song was the title track of an album produced by a band called The Waterboys about which Wikipedia has the following: Fisherman's Blues is a 1988 album by The Waterboys. The album marked a change in the band's sound, with them abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Irish music, traditional Scottish music, country music, and rock and roll. Critics were divided on its release with some disappointed at the change of direction and others ranking it among The Waterboys' best work. The album was the Waterboys' best selling album, reaching a number 13 placing on the U.K. charts on release, and 76 on the Billboard 200. As it happens, I am uploading this on a day just after the Isle of Man and its surrounding neighbours have been hit by the storm Ophelia, and I certainly would not like to be a fisherman on seas as rough as the ones pounding our shores just now.
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Autoharp: O Can Ye Sew Cushions (Including lyrics and chords) At the monthly meeting of the Manx Autoharp Group in September, Alan Williamson introduced us to this sweet Scottish lullaby. The following is taken from a site called Traditional Scottish Songs: This old lullaby, sung by a mother whose husband is away at sea, was one of the many which Robert Burns collected and published, sometimes with his own embellishments. Note that some of the "words" are just baby talk and do not have a specific meaning. As well as the baby talk, there are words in the song which some may not know: bairn=baby greets=cries mony=many biggit=built doo=dove minnie=mother sair=sore dinna=don't lammie=lamb ken=know saut=salt
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Guitar: Goodnight Sweetheart (Including lyrics and chords) I think I came across this song when I was looking for titles of songs I remembered from bygone days and thinking it was the song that began: "Goodnight sweetheart, see you in the morning....." Clearly, I had the wrong song, but listened to it anyway and quite liked it, so here is my interpretation. Wikipedia has the following about this song; "Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite" is a popular song that was a hit during the mid-1950s. It was written by Calvin Carter and James "Pookie" Hudson in 1953. It was originally recorded by the R&B doo-wop group The Spaniels in 1954. The original version peaked at number five on the R&B Best Sellers chart. The best-selling version of the song was recorded by the McGuire Sisters in 1954. It was also recorded in 1954 by country music duo Johnnie & Jack. The song should not be confused with a completely different, of the same name, from the 1930s, sung by Rudy Vallée, among others. The Spaniels' song has the sub-title "it's time to go" and the now famous doo-wop bass line intro. The bass line was not, however, included in the McGuire Sisters' cover version, made to sell to white audiences. As I come from the British Isles, and being a former school master, I have used the English spelling for Goodnight.
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Guitar: On The Shores of Gallipoli (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber, Lee Moran, On The Shores of Gallipoli is a song written by Alan G Brydon and tells of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of WWI. I was unable to find the lyrics and chords for the song, but listened to a YouTube video of the song, sung I think by Brydon himself, I was able to work them out for myself for my own interpretation. The following is taken from the information with that video: Scottish songwriter Alan Brydon visited Gallipoli in the summer of 2015 as part of a pilgrimage from his hometown Hawick, to mark a century since the campaign and the loss of local men. This song was inspired by the visit and first performed at the Helles memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula during a ceremony by Hawick Callants Club. It is dedicated to, and in remembrance of, all those who fell, of all nations.
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Guitar: Ballad Of The Green Berets (Including lyrics and chords) This one comes as a request from subscriber "ClassicRockLivesOn". It is new to me, but the tune is familiar, so it did not cause any problems in creating my own interpretation using chords I worked out for myself. The following is an excerpt from an article in Wikipedia: The United States Army Special Forces; colloquially known as the Green Berets (due to their distinctive service headgear), are a special operations force tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare (the original and most important mission of Special Forces), foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism. The first two emphasize language, cultural, and training skills in working with foreign troops. Other duties include combat search and rescue (CSAR), counter-narcotics, counter-proliferation, hostage rescue, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian demining, information operations, peacekeeping, psychological operations, security assistance, and manhunts; other components of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) or other U.S. government activities may also specialize in these secondary areas.
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Guitar: Julian of Norwich (Including lyrics and chords) Written by Sydney Carter, this is a song I only came across yesterday when my Facebook friend Karen Mueller, autoharp virtuoso, uploaded a video of the song for which she intends to make an autoharp arrangement. I liked the song so much but as Karen will be doing an autoharp version I decided to make my own arrangement on the guitar. The chords I show in the annotations are for a strumming accompaniment, and will not necessarily match up to what I am playing in my finger-style accompaniment. Although I am singing and playing in the key of C, I have put the capo at the 5th fret and am using chords as if in the key of G as this allows me to pick out the melody more easily. In the verses, as I am not using strings 5 and 6 when I play the G chord, I am only holding down the first two strings as follows: xx0033. Wikipedia has the following articles relating to Julian of Norwich: The Lady Julian of Norwich, or Mother Julian, or Dame Julian, a 14th-century anchoress, took her name from the saint of the church, which was dedicated either to Julian the Hospitaller or Julian of Le Mans. Essentially destroyed by bombing during World War II, the church was extensively restored by the architect J.A. Chaplin and reopened in 1953 mainly to act as a Shrine Church for Julian of Norwich. The Friends of Julian have a shop and lending library in a hall at the corner of the street. Julian's feast day in the Roman Catholic tradition is on 13 May, as well as in the Lutheran and Anglican traditions. The Catechism of the Catholic Church quotes Julian of Norwich when it explains the Catholic viewpoint that, in the mysterious designs of Providence, God can draw a greater good even from evil: "Here I was taught by the grace of God that I should steadfastly keep me in the faith... and that at the same time I should take my stand on and earnestly believe in what our Lord shewed in this time—that 'all manner [of] thing shall be well.'" Poet T. S. Eliot incorporated the saying that "…All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well", as well as Julian's "the ground of our beseeching" from the 14th Revelation, into Little Gidding, the fourth of his Four Quartets: In 1981 Sydney Carter wrote the song "Julian of Norwich" (sometimes called "The Bells of Norwich"), based on words of Julian.
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Guitar: In The Gloaming (Including lyrics and chords) I found this song after reading an article in Mudcat. I had thought they were referring to the Harry Lauder song Roamin' in the Gloamin', but realised that I was wrong. I therefore looked for it and found the following information on Wikipedia: "In the Gloaming" is an 1877 song composed by Annie Fortescue Harrison with lyrics taken from a poem by Meta Orred. Orred's poem (of the same title as the song) appeared in her 1874 book Poems. The 1877 song was very popular in the United States that year.[1] It is not to be confused with the 1911 song "Roamin' In The Gloamin'". I usually play the G chord as 320003, but in this song I am playing it as 320033 at the beginning of the verse, so that in the first phrase I can lift off my little finger and play 320030.
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2017 September walks in the Isle of Man This is my monthly diary of photographs of highlights of some of the walks taken mainly in the company of members of the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group here in the Isle of Man during the month of September. (For more information re this group go to manxfootpaths.org) Sadly, three members of our walking group, former leaders of walks, passed away this month, so I would like to dedicate this video to them: Penny Meyrick, Judith Derbyshire and Dr Adrian Pilling – RIP. The weather was very mixed this month, but even on wet days, all walks went ahead as planned. As usual, I have added audio tracks from some of the videos I have uploaded this month to accompany the photos. They are: Love Me Tender – Autoharp Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Guitar Living Doll – Guitar The Dawning Of The Day – Guitar It Gets Easier – Guitar The Lorelei – Guitar A White Sandy Beach of Hawaii – Guitar The Young Ones – Guitar Travellin’ Light – Guitar The I Kissed Her – Guitar Football Crazy –Guitar We Must Journey On – Guitar Shenandoah – Autoharp If you would like to see more photos taken on these walks, visit the Facebook site “Isle of Man walks”, or my own Google + page which you should find if you put Tony Archibald in your search engine and click on the one with the Isle of Man flag, the Three Legs of Mann.
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Guitar: The Galway Rebel Boys (Including lyrics and chords) A request from subscriber "Lucille just rocks" introduced me to this song. The lyrics come from a site called "Irish Folk Songs", but the chord progression is one I worked out for my own accompaniment of the song. The site also gives the following information: In 1916 the revolutionary forces in Ireland took advantage of the British Armies involvement in the great war and made yet another attempt to end British domination in Ireland. At Easter they took control of Dublin and some rural areas. The great majority of the insurgents were members of the Irish Volunteers, later knows as the Irish Republican Army. Liam Mellows was the organiser of the Irish Volunteers in the west of Ireland and during Easter week he raised over 1,000 men in County Galway, capturing the police barracks in Oranmore and holding the town of Athenry. Due to lack of communication with the provisional government in Dublin and being short of arms the Galway Rebels were forced to disperse. Liam Mellows disguised himself as a priest and escaped to Dublin and later to the U.S.A. Some years later Mellows was a leader of the anti partition forces during the Irish civil war and was captured and executed in Dublin in November 1922. While imprisoned in Mountjoy Prison he often played his favorite tunes on the fiddle, - The Old Irish Airs. The only son is of great importance in rural Ireland, becoming the farmer and maintaining the family as his father ages. In this song the father, although he supports the stand Mellows and the volunteers in their fight for Irish freedom, never the less, asks his son to remain on the farm to meet the family needs. Tommy learned this song from his father, John Small and the text is by Tomás O'Bairéad.
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Guitar: Border Boys Kept Coming (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request for this song a few days ago from subscriber Lee Moran. Not able to find the lyrics, I tried to work them out from the one YouTube video of the song, but although I had most of them, there were some that I could not hear clearly enough, so I sought assistance from Mudcat Café. The following day, a guest on Mudcat, Maeve, supplied me with the lyrics for the whole song, some of which I had got wrong anyway, so thanks to Maeve I am able to fulfill the request. The chord progression I worked out for myself. The Border Boys were the King's Own Scottish Borderes who in 1815 were in the van of the fighting in Gallipoli, suffering horrific losses.
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Guitar: We Must Journey On (Including lyrics and chords) "We Must Journey On" is another song that my friend Margaid sings from time to time at our Tuesday night sessions. The song was written by Allan Taylor, an English songwriter. I am playing using chord shapes for the key of G, but by placing the capo at the 5th fret, I am really playing and singing in the key of C. The reason for not using C chord shapes is that to pick out the accompaniment, in this case I find it easier to use the G chord shapes. Note that quite often where I indicate the chord to be G, I do not play the full chord, but simply lift my fingers off altogether as I am only using the open strings at that point.
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Guitar: It Gets Easier (Including lyrics and chords) My friend Margaid sang this one last week at our Tuesday night session. It is a song written by Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon and performed by Willie himself. The chord progression is very simple at least what I worked out seemed to be so, this being my own interpretation.
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Guitar: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Including lyrics and chords) Wikipedia has the following about this song: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", also known as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was originally recorded in 1960 by the Shirelles, who took their single to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is also notable for being the first song by an all-girl group to reach number one in the United States. It has since been recorded by many artists over the years, including a 1971 version by co-writer Carole King.
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Guitar: Then I Kissed Her (Including lyrics and chords) Originally written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry under the title of "Then He Kissed Me" and performed by The Crystals, the song was re-worded to the title "Then I Kissed Her" and released by The Beach Boys on their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) with Al Jardine on lead vocals and production by Brian Wilson. Beyond title and gender changes, new lyrics were written retelling the story of the Crystals' song from the boyfriend's point of view.
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Guitar: The Lorelei (Including lyrics and chords) In the comments on my video of Lonnie Donegan's song "Lorelei", subscriber "126makin" mentioned that he recalled a German folk song called "The Lorelei" which he had sung as a schoolboy. As he said, TV was at least ten years away so our main form of entertainment was the 'wireless' (radio for the benefit of those too young to have come across the term.) I suspect that the programme he would have been listening to would have been BBC's Singing Together, which was still being broadcast into the 1970's and perhaps later and has been a great source of many of my own uploads. I had not come across this one however, but feel certain that he must have been referring to this song which was written as a poem by Heinrich Heine and set to music by Friedrich Silcher. The version I am singing was translated from the original German by Aaron Kramer. I have worked out my own accompaniment for the song which I present here.
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Guitar: Travellin' Light (Including lyrics and chords) Performed by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, "Travellin' Light" was written by Sid Tepper and Roy C Bennett. It is another song from the repertoire of Cliff, some of whose songs I am looking at at present.
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Guitar: The Dawning of the Day (Including lyrics and chords) A request from Ken Shuttlesworth directed me to this song written by Roy Williamson who along with Ronnie Browne were The Corries. The title is the same as an Irish song which I uploaded about five years ago (https://youtu.be/BfQJnd1bLGA), but is an entirely different song. With all the controversy regarding Scottish Independence at the present time, I think this is a very poignant song and I am sure all my friends in Scotland will appreciate it. As I was not able to find the chord progression anywhere, I worked it out for myself.
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Guitar: The Young Ones (Including lyrics and chords) Having uploaded "Living Doll" a couple of days ago, I thought I would look at some more of Cliff Richard's songs. Wikipedia has the following about this one: "The Young Ones" is a single by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The song, written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, is the title song to the 1961 film The Young Ones and its soundtrack album. With advance orders of over 500,000, it was released in January 1962 on the Columbia (EMI) label and went straight to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart, the first British single to do so. It held that position for six weeks and spent 20 weeks in the chart. It has sold 1.06 million copies in the UK, and 2.6m worldwide.
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Guitar: Living Doll (Including lyrics and chords) "Living Doll" was written by Lionel Bart for the film "Serious Charge". Sung by Cliff Richard who was acting in the film. According to Wikipedia: Unbeknownst to Richard, his contract to appear in the film required that there would be a single of one of the film's songs released. Richard recounts, "I remember passionately refusing to record 'Living Doll'. There was a day of telephone calls from Norrie Paramor, with me saying I hated the song and that it wasn't right for us." Richard did not like what he called its "pseudo-rock" beat. "It did not sound like real American rock 'n' roll to us" said Richard. Paramor told Richard "Change it. Do it any way you like, but do it". While sitting around one afternoon before a show, thinking about what they could do with the song, Bruce Welch, while strumming a guitar, suggested they do it like a country song. Richard and his band agreed and duly rerecorded the song with the slower tempo. "Living Doll" became Richard's first number one hit in the UK staying at the top of the charts for six weeks after its release in July 1959.
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Guitar: Until It’s Time For You To Go (Including lyrics and chords) My friend Margaid Bird sings this Buffy Sainte-Marie song at our Tuesday night sessions, but until I looked for it myself, I could not work out where to go for the chords in the bridge section. Buffy's original version is sung from the point of view of a woman, but when male performers sing it, they sing the lyrics I am singing here.
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Guitar: The Bantam Cock (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded a Jake Thakray song a few days ago, namely "Sister Josephine" and that got me looking at another of his humorous songs, "The Bantam Cock". The story of this randy little bird tells itself.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar
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2017 August walks in the Isle of Man This is my monthly diary of photographs of highlights of some of the walks taken mainly in the company of members of the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group here in the Isle of Man during the month of August. (For more information re this group go to manxfootpaths.org) The weather was fine mixed this month, but even on wet days, all walks went ahead as planned. On sunny days, there were often butterflies about and August is a particularly colourful month with heather blooming especially on the higher hills around the island. As usual, I have added audio tracks from some of the videos I have uploaded this month to accompany the photos. They are: Memory – Guitar The Very Thought of You – Guitar Wild Mountain Thyme – Guitar My Heart Will Go On – Guitar Jack and Bramble – Mandolin, Guitar and Violin (My own composition) Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me – Guitar Fields of Gold – Autoharp Golden Dawn – Guitar The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – Guitar Until It’s Time For You To Go – Guitar Concertina Man – Harmonica (created by MuseScore2) and Guitar (My own composition) If you would like to see more photos taken on these walks, visit the Facebook site “Isle of Man walks”, or my own Google + page which you should find if you put Tony Archibald in your search engine and click on the one with the Isle of Man flag, the Three Legs of Mann.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar/autoharp/mandolin
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Guitar: Confound the Science (Including lyrics and chords) I saw a video on Facebook a few days ago in which a couple dressed to look like Simon and Garfunkel sang this parody on "The Sound of Silence". It was so well written and performed, I felt I had to do my own version. As the caption with their video said, I don't think I have to tell you about whom I am singing.
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Guitar: White Sandy Beach Of Hawaii (Including lyrics and chords) The song "White Sandy Beach Of Hawaii" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole has been requested by Ken Shuttlesworth.
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Guitar: Suzanne (Including lyrics and chords) Suzanne is a song written by Leonard Cohen and is the final one on a list of requests from Keith at Kerroo Glass Sheltered Accommodation in Ramsey, here in the Isle of Man.
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Guitar: My Heart Will Go On (Including lyrics and chords) "My Heart Will Go On" also called the "Love Theme from Titanic", is the main theme song to James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic. Its music was composed by James Horner, its lyrics were written by Will Jennings. It is another song from the list of possible songs for inclusion at a sing-around at Kerroo Glass Sheltered Accommodation in Ramsey. Originally performed by Celine Dion it became the second best selling single by a female artist in history and the eighth overall.
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Guitar: Oh, Sister Josephine (Including lyrics and chords) This is the third song from a list of requests from Keith at Kerroo Glass Sheltered Accommodation for inclusion at one of our monthly sing-arounds there. Written and performed by Jake Thakray, this is an amusing song about a criminal on the run from the police who disguises himself as a nun and lives in a convent until the police catch up with him. Jake Thakray first came to fame singing on the weekly TV programme, "The Braden Beat". I inadvertently omitted to sing the word "toilet" in the penultimate verse, but the on-screen lyrics are correct.
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Guitar: Memory (Including lyrics and chords) This is the second song from a list of requests from Keith at the sheltered accommodation at Kerroo Glass in Ramsey for inclusion at our monthly sing-around there. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn for their musical show "Cats", it was made famous by Elaine Paige who played the character "Grizabella". Wikipedia has the following about the song: "Memory", often incorrectly called "Memories", is a show tune from the 1981 musical Cats. It is sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now only a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wish to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song. Elaine Paige originated the role of Grizabella in the West End production of Cats, the first to publicly perform the song on stage and bringing attention to its writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn, who received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
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Guitar: Golden Dawn (Including lyrics and chords) At the monthly sing-around I host at Kerroo Glass Sheltered Accommodation in Ramsey, one of the regular audience members asked if we could do some songs from a list he provided. The first song on his list was "Golden Dawn" as sung by Barbara Streisand. New to me, this song was written by Barry Gibb, (of the Bee Gees), his younger brother, Andy, and Barry's song Steve, so has a slim connection to the Isle of Man, it being the birthplace of Barry and his twin brothers Robin and Maurice.
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Guitar: The Very Thought Of You (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request from subscriber "DuggerSports" to see if I could perform this song using my autoharp for accampaniment. Unfortunately, there are too many chords in the song that I do not have on my autoharp, so I have attempted the song using my guitar. It has taken me a bit outside my comfort zone as I am basically a folk singer who usually only plays simple open chords. This being a jazz style of song uses chords I am less familiar with. Wikipedia has the following about the song: "The Very Thought of You" is a pop standard recorded and published in 1934 with music and words by Ray Noble. The song was first recorded by HMV in England in April, 1934 by Ray Noble and His Orchestra with Al Bowlly on vocals. This record was then released in the United States as Victor 24657-A. The B side was "I'll Be Good Because of You". Noble re-recorded the song in 1941 in a version released on Columbia Records as 36546 featuring the vocals of Snooky Lanson. It has been covered since by many well known artists such as Bing Crosby; Doris Day; Nat "King" Cole; Frank Sinatra etc.
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Guitar: Everybody's Talkin’ (Including lyrics and chords) This is a song written and performed originally by Fred Neil, but became famous when Harry Nilsson's version was chosen as the theme song for the film "Midnight Cowboy". It is also a song from the repertoire of Glen Campbell and like my last upload, "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle", is a tribute to him. In the on-screen annotations, I notice that I omitted the word "a" in the line .... "Sailin’ on a summer breeze".
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Guitar: The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Including lyrics and chords) Written by Ted Harris, this is a song from the repertoire of Glen Campbell, who sadly passed away this week. The title of the song comes from a poem by William Ross Wallace, and although the words of the song are not those of the poem, the sentiment is the same.
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Guitar: The Union Mare And The Confederate Grey (Including lyrics and chords) This song, written by Englishman Paul Kennerly and performed by Waylon Jennings is one that my friends Dickie and Desi Kelly perform and I thought it was time I had a go at it myself. (From time to time, in the annotations I add to my videos, apostrophes go missing. This happened in verse 3 so instead of "we'd" it appears as "wed". I try to spot these errors before I upload the song, but since YouTube stopped using their own annotations, it is not possible for me to correct what appears on screen.)
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Guitar: Lorelei (Including lyrics and chords) I came across this song in a thread in Mudcat.org earlier this week. I was a fan of Lonnie Donegan back in the early 1960's, but do not remember this one which he performed in his own inimitable style. The song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller a song writing duo who wrote a number of Elvis Presley's hit songs as well as songs for other artists. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. PLEASE NOTE, I MISSED OUT THE LETTER m IN THE INITIAL ANNOTATIONS. THE KEY IS F#m.
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Guitar: Hard Times In The Country (Including lyrics and chords) This song by country singer Don Edwards seems to me to be rather apt for America today.
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2017 July walks in the Isle of Man This is my monthly diary of photographs of highlights of some of the walks taken mainly in the company of members of the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group here in the Isle of Man during the month of July. (For more information re this group go to manxfootpaths.org) The weather was fine for the first three weeks but turned wet towards the end of the month, but all walks went ahead as planned. I missed three walks this month, the first being a Sunday when I was playing for the Manx Folk Dance Society in the morning and performing at the Party in the Park in Ramsey in the afternoon. The other walks I missed were the Thursday and Sunday walks 20th and 24th when I was attending an autoharp workshop weekend in Moniaive in Scotland. I have included some shots of the Manx Folk Dancers in this compilation and some shots of the start of my weekend leaving the island on the Ben-my-Chree. As usual, I have added audio tracks from some of the videos I have uploaded this month to accompany the photos. They are: Concertina Man – Harmonica (created by MuseScore2) and Guitar (My own composition) Beneath The Old Oak Bough – Guitar (My own composition) Seed of Life – Autoharp (My own composition) The Light in my Mother’s Eyes – Guitar Nina’s Harp Melody – Harp and Flute (both created by MuseScore2) (My own composition) Johnny Boy – Autoharp Will You Be Mine – Guitar (My own composition) Georgy Girl – Guitar If you would like to see more photos taken on these walks, visit the Facebook site “Isle of Man walks”, or my own Google + page which you should find if you put Tony Archibald in your search engine and click on the one with the Isle of Man flag, the Three Legs of Mann.
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Guitar: Leave Her Shipmate, Leave Her (Including lyrics and chords) The lyrics for this song were presented to me by a new YouTube friend, Barry Dixon, asking me to help him by collaborating in a project dear to his heart. Barry produces videos relating to Royal Navy ships and what happens to them when they are decommissioned. Barry has re-worked a well known shanty "Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her" to tell the story of The Regent, and this can be found at: https://youtu.be/OrbVonxVlaQ. (As well as using this song, Barry also used my harmonica version of Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her) For those of you who like me do not know the naval terms, Barry kindly included a glossary for me: STON = Supply & Transport Officer – NAVY 'bow' - the pointy end of the shiP 'Op' - short for Operation (Op Granby was the name for the Iraq War). 'Guzz' - sailors name for Plymouth~Devonport ( 'Alang' - the breakers yard in India 'down South' - refers to the Falklands.
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Guitar: Beneath The Old Oak Bough (Including lyrics and chords) This song was my first ever attempt at writing a song in the folk style. I wrote it over thirty years ago, but rarely perform it nowadays. However, although I did upload it eight years ago to YouTube, the camera I was using then was an inferior webcam which was not able to cope with any volume without creating interference, so I am uploading it again to get a better sound. It seems quite appropriate to do so when many are remembering the terrible loss of life of young men on both sides in the battle of Passchendaele a hundred years ago. My own father was a survivor of that battle, but he never talked about his experiences other than to say he served at "Wipers", which is what he and his comrades called "Ypres", so I can only guess at the hell he, his comrades and their foes went through during those awful times.
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Autoharp: Johnny Boy (Including lyrics and chords) At our 'open stage' session at the Scottish Autoharp Workshop Weekend, Ruth Dyke performed this Gary Moore song beautifully and I was so taken with it, I asked her for the lyrics and chords. I listened to Gary Moore's own version of it, then tried it out myself like Ruth on the autoharp. I decided to do a slower version than Ruth's and the chords shown in the annotations are more a guide line for picking out the melody on the autoharp, but should work for guitar as well.
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Autoharp: Seed of Life (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded this song eight years ago when I first started this channel and was uploading my own compositions only. I was using a very inferior webcam at the time and the quality of the video left a lot to be desired, so I have decided to do another version of it. As I have just returned from Moniaive in Scotland where I was attending the Scottish Autoharp Workshop Weekend which included a masterclass given by the delightful Karen Mueller, I thought I might see what this sounds like on the autoharp. (I missed a note in the second instrumental break, but apart from that, I think it is quite reasonable). Hope you like it.
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Guitar: Will You Be Mine (Including lyrics and chords) "Will You Be Mine" is a song I wrote a while ago especially to practise using chord inversions higher up the neck of the guitar. I uploaded it some time ago using chords based on the F chord shape, but that was using inferior recording equipment. This time I have decided to try using inversions based on the A chord shape. That means that in the intro I am playing an A chord shape at the 5th fret to produce a C chord; at the 3rd fret for a Bb chord and at the first fret for an Ab chord.
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Guitar: Georgy Girl (Including lyrics and chords) My friend Sylvia asked me if I knew the song "Georgy Girl" as she would like to sing it. I knew the song, but never having attempted to play it before, I said I would look it up and see what I could come up with, this video being the result. "Georgy Girl" was the title song of a film about which Wikipedia has the following: Georgy Girl is a 1966 British film based on a novel by Margaret Forster. The film was directed by Silvio Narizzano and starred Lynn Redgrave as Georgy, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, and James Mason. The movie also features the well known title song performed by The Seekers. The plot follows the story of a virginal woman in 1960s Swinging London who is faced with a dilemma when pursued by both her father's older employer and the young lover of her promiscuous and pregnant flatmate. The title song, "Georgy Girl", written by Tom Springfield and Jim Dale, was recorded by Australian band The Seekers. A single release of the song (with somewhat different lyrics) topped the singles chart in Australia, and was a top-ten hit in both the UK and the US (#2 for two weeks). It was the 56th biggest British hit of 1967, and the 57th biggest American hit of 1967.[6] It became a gold record, and was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song from a Motion Picture category. Tom Springfield wrote many songs which were performed by The Seekers. Jim Dale, who wrote the lyrics, started his career at the age of eighteen as a comedian, later starring in many of the "Carry On" series of films. He moved to America, where he starred on Broadway in such shows as Barnum, Me and My Girl, Candide etc. Nowadays, he does lot of 'voice work', being best known in America as the narrator of the "Harry Potter" audio books. For anyone not familiar with these chords: D4 = x00233 and Dsus2 = x00230
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Autoharp: Sweet Rosyanne (Including lyrics and chords) I am heading for Moniaive in Scotland tomorrow for an autoharp weekend workshop, so thought it appropriate to upload this simple autoharp song today. Only two chords, so very easy to play along with. The Brothers Four released a version of this song in 1961 on their album "Roamin'", but I understand that it is much older than that, but can find no information about earlier versions on the internet. My own interpretation is based on The Brothers Four version.
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Guitar: The Light In My Mother's Eye (Including lyrics and chords) At The Party in the Park in Ramsey three weeks ago, my friend Barbara Killey sang this song which was written by Chris While. Babs kindly gave me the lyrics and chords, as I was unable to find them anywhere on the internet.
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Guitar and Harmonica: Concertina Man (Original composition) I have been writing some little tunes for friends who play at our Friday night sessions at The Crosby Hotel in the Isle of Man. Ian plays the concertina so I wrote this one for him. I used MuseScore2 to create the music, but as they do not have a concertina voice in their free reed section, I had to use a harmonica voice instead. I recorded the MuseScore playback and strummed my guitar along with it to create this video.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar/harmonica
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Guitar: Texas, Our Texas (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber "Mike Smith", this is the State Song for Texas as Wikipedia explains: "Texas, Our Texas" is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh, who was born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Texas as a young man, and Gladys Yoakum Wright, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and selected as the state song by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929 following a statewide competition. Older songs, such as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Dixie", were also considered but ultimately it was decided a new song should be composed. At times, there have been movements to replace "Texas, Our Texas" with the better known "The Eyes of Texas." The first word of the third line was originally largest, but when Alaska became the largest state when it was admitted to the United States in 1958, the word was replaced with boldest.[1] This song was sung in group by elementary students in Texas at the beginning of their school classes during the 1950s. At that time "largest" started the third line of the first verse. As of the 1980s, this song was still sung before classes in some schools, along with the pledge to the American and Texas flags, but with "boldest" instead of "largest." I had to take quite some time trying to work out a chord progression which sounded reasonable. I only play by ear, so it may not be perfect, but here is my interpretation of the song.
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Guitar and Harmonica: My Dear And Only Love (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded a version of this song a few weeks ago accompanying myself on the autoharp. I recorded this version at the same time, but have only just got round to publishing it. As I explained in my previous video, the lyrics of this song are an extract from a poem written by James Graham, 5th Earl of Montrose. The music was written for The Corries by my friend Max, (Ian Blacklaw Richardson). In this version, I play instrumental breaks using my harmonica.
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Guitar: Football Crazy (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded a version of this song a few years ago, but recently, a subscriber to my channel, athull08, kindly introduced me to three verses I did not have, so I have done a new version including them. Wikipedia has the following article about the song: "Football Crazy" is a song believed to have been written by James Curran (died 1900), which, with slightly different lyrics, became a minor hit in 1960 for Scots folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, largely as a result of exposure on the BBC's Tonight programme. The song was covered by another Scottish singer, Adam McNaughtan, under its original title of "Fitba' Crazy", on his 1988 album Words Words Words.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Nina's Harp Melody (Original composition) Two of my friends are learning to play the harp, so I wrote this simple little tune for them, then added an accompaniment for the flute. Both instruments are being played using MuseScore2 which along with my guitar is the app I use to create my compositions. The score which is shown on screen is part of the MuseScore creation. Although I have included chords on the score, I have not played the guitar along with this video.
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Anthony Archibald - Harp/flute
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Autoharp: While The Band Is Playing Dixie (Including lyrics and chords) Rather surprisingly, I had not come across this song from the Carter Family repertoire until I saw a video on an autoharp page on Facebook a few days ago. It is only a three chord song, simple enough to play. What attracted me to it in the first place was the interspersion of the instrumental of Home Sweet Home. (Incidentally, I notice that when I wrote in the annotations for the instrumental break, I indicated D but am actually playing D7. Either will do.)
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Anthony Archibald - Autoharp
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Galway Girl (Live performance at Mooragh Park, Ramsey, Isle of Man) On Sunday 2nd July, I joined musician friends to entertain at the "Party in the Park" at Mooragh Park in Ramsey. In this video, my friend Dickie Kelly sings Galway Girl, accompanied by Margaret Chalk, (backing vocals), Linda Qualtrough, (second guitar and backing vocals) and myself providing the harmonica instrumentals.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar/harmonica
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2017 June walks in the Isle of Man This is my monthly diary of photographs of highlights of some of the walks taken mainly in the company of members of the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group here in the Isle of Man during the month of June. (For more information re this group go to manxfootpaths.org) The weather was very mixed. We had low cloud and mist on the first day of the month, and while it did not stop our walk, we did not have the picnic lunch we had planned. The second Thursday was a complete wash-out causing our walk to be cancelled. I had been going to take a party to the Calf of Man on the following Monday, but there was too much wind and rain, so that had to be postponed. Happily the weather forecast for the new date proved to be wrong and the trip went ahead very successfully on 26th. The weather was kinder to us on the two other days on which we had planned to have picnic lunches, and they did go ahead, but the final Thursday walk was rained off. The Calf of Man trip was particularly interesting this year as among the walkers with us on the day, we had 90 year old Bob Garrett, (who can still walk the hind legs off a donkey), who brought with him newspaper clippings from the 1930’s. These pertained to his father’s cousin, Bobby Garrett, who with his wife and children farmed on the Calf of Man and had to deliver two of his children there when the weather was too rough to get a midwife on to the island. They were the last family to farm there, leaving in 1938. As usual, I have added audio tracks from some of the videos I have uploaded this month to accompany the photos. They are: One Misty Moisty Morning – Guitar Foxdale Miner – Guitar Jack and Bramble – Mandolin and Violin – (Instrumental composed by myself) Ride On – Guitar Loch Maree – Guitar It’s Almost Tomorrow – Autoharp Sweet Rose of Sharon – Guitar, Violin, Flute and Treble Flute – (My own composition) Reflections of My Love – Guitar – (My own composition) Pretty Little Girl From Omagh – Guitar Shenandoah – Autoharp Fly Away – Guitar As Time Goes By – Guitar Sailing – Guitar If you would like to see more photos taken on these walks, visit the Facebook site “Isle of Man walks”, or my own Google + page which you should find if you put Tony Archibald in your search engine and click on the one with the Isle of Man flag, the Three Legs of Mann.
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Guitar: Pretty Little Girl From Omagh (Including lyrics and chords) My friend Dickie Kelly often sings this one. It is a song written by Johnny McCauley, an Irish singer/songwriter born in Fahan, County Donegal in Ireland. It is a song from the repertoire of Daniel O'Donnell. This is my first attempt at this one and my effort at an instrumental break is not particularly good, but I like the song. (In the lyrics for the chorus, I see that I omitted an apostrophe in the word "she's" in the first line).
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Autoharp: Shenandoah (Including lyrics and chords) The Isle of Man Autoharp group produced its own booklet containing 36 songs arranged for the autoharp and over the last few years have used it to play together songs that are easy and songs that are more challenging to play on our instrument. We are now in the process of sorting out some more songs for a second booklet and will be including more easy songs, but also more challenging ones to stretch our playing ability at all levels. Shenandoah is one which we may well include in the new booklet. Shenandoah, (sometimes known as "Oh Shenandoah") is a traditional folk song that became popular as a sea shanty with many different variants as an article in Wikipedia explains if you care to look it up: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_Shenandoah) The variant I am singing is reputedly one of the earliest. The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Ride On (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded this Jimmy MacCarthy song some time ago, but was using inferior equipment which gave poor sound quality. I have therefore done a new video which I present today. The chord progression I am using this time is good practice for using barre chords. (I have never been able to form a barre chord successfully, so I use a grip version).
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Guitar; Violin; Flute and Treble Flute: Sweet Rose of Sharon (Including lyrics and chords) This is a tune I wrote a few months ago especially for my friend, Sharon Christian, who plays the flute at our music sessions. Originally it was in the key of A minor, but when I added lyrics to it I found that I could not sing it in that key, so have transposed it up to B minor. The violin, flute and treble flute in this recording were created by MuseScore2, but Sharon played the flute for me when we did a live performance a few weeks ago. It is her birthday today, so Happy Birthday Shaz. I usually put the chords and lyrics on-screen, but did not do so when I prepared this video, so I am adding them below: The Sweet Rose of Sharon A R Archibald Capo at 2nd fret (Am) As I walked out one (C)eve(Am)ning a(G)mong the (Em)fields so (Am)green I (Am)heard the sweetest (C)mu(Am)sic I (G)think there’s (Em)ever (Am)been It (C)drifted over the (G)meadows; I (Am)thought it must be a (Em)dream I (Am)stood quite (Em)still to (C)get my (G)fill - - - of this (C)beautiful (Em)melo(Am)dy I searched the valley all over to find the source of this air I spied a beautiful maiden with long dark flowing hair She played a flute by a tinkling brook; she played with skill and flare I stood quite still not to break the spell - - - of the scene below me there. When her playing ended and silence round us reigned I walked up to this maiden. “Please tell to me your name?” She said to me, “I am Mary Anne, but round these parts I’m known By the name of my favourite flower - - - the Sweet Rose of Sharon.
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Guitar: Savage Sam And Me (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request for this song from RurouniK95. Wikipedia has the following about itL Savage Sam is a 1963 film sequel to Old Yeller based on the novel of the same name by Fred Gipson. Norman Tokar directed the live-action film, which was released by Walt Disney Productions on June 1, 1963. Savage Sam is Old Yeller's son. He is a Bluetick Coonhound, and every bit as courageous and loyal as his father, as well as an incredibly keen tracker. Sam mostly likes chasing a bobcat. I had not come across either the film or its theme song and on looking for the lyrics and chords, was only able to find the lyrics, so the chord progression I am using is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Reflections Of My Love (Including lyrics and chords) When I first started uploading songs to YouTube, I did so using a cheap webcam and the quality of sound and of picture left a lot to be desired. This is one of the first songs I uploaded at that time and having looked at the original video, I have decided to re-record it. It is a song I wrote about twenty years ago in an attempt at writing a love song.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
A Cappella: Shawneetown (Including lyrics) This is the second shanty I was requested to sing by subscriber "Dinkee Dee". Also known as "Hard On The Beach Oar", there seems to be some dispute as to whether that line should be "Hard on the beech oar..." or possibly: "Hard on the beech, or..." "The Exmouth Shanty Men" on their website quote the following: Floating downriver, a long oar (the beach oar) was used to guide the craft as well as to manoeuvre it off mud slicks and snags. This to me seems to be the most likely explanation and definition of the "beach oar". There is also some doubt as to the origin of the song, but again, from the same website I found the following: Indiana writer, musician, and dance caller Dillon Bustin combined a song fragment he heard from a year-round fisherman on the White River with background found in travel logs and novels of the keelboat era and his own melody to make this song. The line: "bushwhack her back", refers to the method of returning the boat upstream. The crewmen had to haul the boat back, pulling on long ropes attached to the boat as they scrambled along the river bank, cutting back vegetation where necessary, this act being known as "bushwhacking".
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Anthony Archibald - A cappella
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
A Cappella: Eliza Lee (Including lyrics) This is a request from Dinkee Dee who asked for two shanties, the second of which I will upload in a couple of days. This was a capstan shanty, and a favourite in Yankee Packets. It is also was known as "Clear the Track, Let the Bulgine Run". Other versions have verses with "the Margaret Evans on a blue sky line". Packets were so-called because they were ships that carried mail from Britain to America. In 1818, the Blackball line was founded by a group of Quakers. This was the first line to have a regular schedule. Seamen serving aboard were called "Packet Rats". Most of the seamen hailed from New York or were Liverpool-Irish. Bulgine was a slang term at the time for engine. In the annotations, I have indicated the "shantyman's" part in white lettering while the "crewmen's" part is in yellow lettering.
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Anthony Archibald - A cappella
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Guitar: The Sound Of Sirens (Including lyrics and chords) During the last fortnight, the Isle of Man held its annual motorcycle festival, the Tourist Trophy Races, or TT for short. An influx of over four and a half thousand motor bikes were transported to the island by the Steam Packet Company along with thousands of fans here to enjoy the atmosphere of this special event. My friend Roger Woodcock wrote this parody on Paul Simon's "Sound of Silence" and sang it for us at our Tuesday night session at The Manor Hotel, Willaston, and gave me the lyrics afterwards. Roger sings 'a cappella', but I have accompanied myself on the guitar for this tongue-in-cheek look at the TT. (Shoprite is the name of the local supermarket chain, and Tynwald is the name of the Manx Parliament.)
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Guitar: The Shamrock and The Thistle (Including lyrics and chords) "The Shamrock and The Thistle" is a song requested by Ken Shuttlesworth. Performed by The Corries it should I suppose really be sung around New Year, but the request came a couple of weeks ago. I found the lyrics on a couple of sites, but had to correct them by listening to the Corries version. The chords I have devised for myself.
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Guitar: Our Delaware (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request for this song from Cyril Devine. Wikipedia has the following about the song; Our Delaware is a poem written by George Beswick Hynson, published in 1906. It comprises three verses, each honoring one of Delaware's three counties, with the fourth verse added by Donn Devine commemorating the American Revolution Bicentennial in 1976. It became the state song in 1925 by an act of the General Assembly. The musical score was composed by Will M. S. Brown specifically for the poem. On reading this, I checked with Cyril Devine who confirmed that he is a distant relation to the Donn Devine who wrote the fourth verse which I include in my interpretation. The chords I am using are of my own devising.
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Mandolin, Guitar and Violin: Jack and Bramble I wrote a tune for one of my lady musician friends a little while ago, calling it "Rose of Sharon", Sharon being my friend's name. Yesterday, I wrote a new tune for another of my lady musician friends, Shiela. Shiela plays a number of instruments and in particular has recently begun to learn the bagpipes as has Sharon. Shiela practises on her bagpipes in a field in which she keeps two donkeys. I have named this tune "Jack and Bramble", these being the names of the two donkeys. I am a bit of a technophobe and do not have any sophisticated recording equipment. I first wrote out the tune using MuseScore2 using a violin voice. I then played that back on my computer, strumming along to it with my guitar and recording the result on my camera. I then played that on the computer and played my mandolin along with it to produce this video. If you would like a PDF of the sheet music for this tune, send me a message including your email address and I will let you have it. (No charge).
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Guitar: Loch Maree (Including lyrics and chords) I found the lyrics for this song on a thread in Mudcat.org and as I had uploaded a song "Loch Maree Islands" some time ago, decided to try this one out too. The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Autoharp: It's Almost Tomorrow (Including lyrics and chords) At our monthly meeting of the Isle of Man Autoharpers in May, Alan Williamson introduced us to this song written by Written by Eugene H. Adkinson and Wade Buff. It was performed by The Dreamweavers, a group that included Adkinson and Wade in 1955 and reached No. 7 on the Billboard chart in the United States, and No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. It was later released in the UK by Mark Wynter in 1963, but only reached number 12 in the UK charts that time. I do not recall the song, but then again, they say if you remember the sixties, you weren't really there!!!
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Anthony Archibald - Autoharp
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2017 May walks in the Isle of Man This is my monthly diary of photographs of highlights of some of the walks taken mainly in the company of members of the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group here in the Isle of Man during the month of May. (For more information re this group go to manxfootpaths.org) The weather was kind to us most of the time, but on the final walk of the month, a thick mist reduced visibility to virtually nothing. The bluebells have been particularly lovely this month as have other plants. As usual, I have added audio tracks from some of the videos I have uploaded this month to accompany the photos. They are: Smile - Guitar Goodbye Horses - Guitar Hallelujah - Guitar Every Time - Guitar My Dear And Only Love - Autoharp As Time Goes By - Guitar Too Much Love Between Us - Guitar Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Guitar Molly Malone - Autoharp Arrane y Niee - Autoharp If you would like to see more photos taken on these walks, visit the Facebook site “Isle of Man walks”, or my own Google + page which you should find if you put Tony Archibald in your search engine and click on the one with the Isle of Man flag, the Three Legs of Mann.
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Guitar: Amigo's Guitar (Including lyrics and chords) As with my last upload, "Amigo's Guitar" is a song from the repertoire of Kitty Wells and was written by her in collaboration with John D. Loudermilk and Roy Botkin and is a simple two-chord song. Like my last upload, "Too Much Love Between Us", this one was brought to my attention by Pat Flynn.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Guitar: Too Much Love Between Us (Including lyrics and chords) Written by Ed Bruce and Tom McKeon, and performed by Kitty Wells, "Too Much Love Between Us" is a song that a new YouTube friend and subscriber asked for help with the chords. I had not come across this one before, but it was not difficult to find a chord progression to fit, so here is my interpretation of the song. Wikipedia has the following article about Kitty Wells: Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country music with her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. Her Top 10 hits continued until the mid-1960s, inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.
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Guitar: Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Including lyrics and chords) One of my friends wanted to sing this song at a recent sing-around at sheltered accommodation in Ramsey, but at the time, whilst I knew the song, I did not know the chord progression for it, so she sang a different song. I have since looked it up and here is my own interpretation of it. Written by Richard Leigh and recorded by Crystal Gale, it was released in March 1977 as the first single from Gayle's album We Must Believe in Magic. Despite the title, Gayle herself has blue eyes. Most of the chords used should be familiar, but I was not sure of Bm7-5 and found one possible version that my arthritic fingers allow me to form easily: x20202 i.e. the same as B7 but lift off index finger leaving the fourth string open.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Guitar: As Time Goes By (Including lyrics and chords) Written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931, "As Time Goes By" was a modest hit until it was used in the film "Casablanca" sung by the character "Sam" played by Dooley Wilson. After the release of the film, the recording studio, "Victor" re-issued Rudy Vallée's 1931 recording, giving Vallée a number one hit in 1942. Since that time it has been sung by many well known artists including Frank Sinatra, whose version, sung in the key of B, is the one my own interpretation is based on. "As Time Goes By" has since become the representative song of Warner Bros. and was also the title and theme song of the 1990's British romantic comedy series "As Time Goes By", starring Dame Judi Dench.
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Guitar: The Lochmaben Harper (Including lyrics and chords) A request for this song came from subscriber Cyril Devine. My YouTube friend Raymond Crooke also received the same request and his version can be seen at https://youtu.be/wwhtUVPtQf4 Raymond's version has more verses than mine which is based on the Andy Irving recording. As one of my friends would say, this is not so much a song as a narrative poem! It being so long, I was unable to do it in one take, and had to splice it together in places where I had gone wrong. The song is also known as The Blind Harper, but as I have already sung a different song of that title, I have used the alternate title "The Lochmaben Harper". The extra verses which have been omitted from my version tell how the harper's wife made up the plan to steal the Wanton Brown. The 'gude grey mare' had just foaled and the wife knew that if separated, the mare would want to get back to its foal. So she suggested that the harper tie the halter of the 'Wanton Brown' to the mare's tail and set them free, knowing that the mare would make her way back home.
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Guitar: Smile (Including lyrics and chords) I was asked to sing this song at our last monthly musical sing-around gathering at the sheltered accommodation at which I live. Although I knew of the song that was requested, I did not know the lyrics nor chords for it and said I would learn it for the next meeting which is Friday of this week. Wikipedia has the following information about it: "Smile" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, inspired by Puccini's Tosca. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. In the lyrics, based on lines and themes from the film, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile. "Smile" has become a popular standard since its original use in Chaplin's film. Nat King Cole recorded the first version with lyrics. It charted in 1954, reaching number 10 on the Billboard charts and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also recorded by Deana Martin on her second studio album, Volare, released in 2009 by Big Fish Records. Some of the chords may not be familiar to everyone, so here is a chart showing all the fingering I use: C (x32010) Cmaj7 (x32000) C6 (x32210) Dm (xx0231) Fm (133211) G6 (320000)
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Autoharp: My Dear And Only Love (Including lyrics and chords) This song is an extract from a much longer poem by James Graham, 5th Earl of Montrose. I have included five verses for this video, but The Corries only sang four in their version. The verses used by The Corries in their performances were set to music by my good friend, Ian Blacklaw Richardson, (better known to us as 'Max') who also wrote another song The Corries performed, namely "Scotland Will Flourish". (https://youtu.be/iJb_Ssi4FxA) I often accompany Max at our music sessions on a Tuesday night, frequently playing harmonica, and have prepared another version of this song in which I accompany myself on guitar and play the instrumental breaks on harmonica, and will upload that version soon. In the meantime, as today is the day of our monthly meeting of the Isle of Man Autoharpers, I thought I would upload this autoharp version first. There are only three chord bars being used to play this: G (middle finger); C (index finger); D (ring finger).
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Anthony Archibald - Autoharp
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Guitar: Every Time (Including lyrics and chords) Under the alternate title, "I Will Love You", this song too can be found in the Fureys and Davey Arthur Song Book, but I already knew it as a Tom Paxton song entitled "Every Time". I have uploaded it before, but using inferior equipment, so I have done a new version. The version the Fureys sang differs in interpretation from Tom Paxton's original, but as his is the one I am more familiar with, my own interpretation is I think closer to that one than the Fureys' version.
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Guitar Derrol In The Rain (Including lyrics and chords) This is another song from the Fureys and Davey Arthur Song Book. By way of an introduction to the song, Finbar Furey wrote the following: "I wrote this song for a great friend. It tells about him performing in the teeming rain to 10,000 people at Cambridge Folk Festival. Not one of them moved as they watched him." The friend referred to was Derroll Adams, an American folk singer/song writer who played the banjo and who was a great influence on Donovan. I had not come across this song until I found it in the book, so this is my first attempt at it.
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Guitar: The Rooster (Including lyrics and chords) This is another song I found in the Fureys and Davey Arthur Song Book. Words and music by Ian Anderson, I found a number of versions of this one on YouTube from American performers with different lyrics, but the same basic formula.
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Guitar: Hallelujah (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded a version of this song some time ago, but the equipment I was using was a webcam that had its own ideas of when to zoom in and any increase in volume of my voice or guitar caused sound interference. Also, I was using a set of chords that required me to place my capo on the 7th fret which sounded OK, but was not so easy to play, so this time I have chosen to use a different set of chords which allows me to sing in the key of A by placing the capo at the second fret which for me makes it easier to play and sing. With regard to the on-screen lyrics and chords, since YouTube have in their wisdom decided to do away with their annotations in favour of 'end screen' and or 'cards' which do not do what I want, I have been experimenting with the Video Editor I use to create my videos, and have yet to find the best way of presenting them. This has been one of my first attempts at this. I think I will be able to improve with future videos. One big disadvantage is that now it is not possible to correct typo errors after the video has been created.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar
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Guitar: Sailor's Prayer (Including lyrics and chords) I prepared this song a few weeks ago, but now cannot remember if it was a request, or something I saw and heard on Facebook or YouTube. I believe that it is usually sung 'a cappella', but I felt it was quite nice with a gentle guitar accompaniment, so I have made up my own accompaniment to it. The song lyrics and tune were written by Tom Lewis, but the chorus is traditional.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar
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Guitar: Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway (Including lyrics and chords) Another song from the Fureys and Davey Arthur Song Book, "Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway " is a bitter-sweet little ditty written by Gerry Rafferty. If you are not familiar with the chord Cmaj7, it is simply the same as C with the third finger lifted off. i.e. 032000. Likewise, Am7 is the same as Am with the third finger lifted off. i.e. 002200
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Guitar: O'Carolan Tribute (Including lyrics and chords) I have recently been given a copy of The Furey's & Davey Arthur Song Book and am trying out ones that I have not done previously. The O'Carolan Tribute is one such, the lyrics praise both Turlough O'Carolan himself and Sean O'Riada, the latter being the main instigator of the revival of traditional Irish music and in particular, the music of O'Carolan. The tune to which the lyrics are set is O'Carolan's "Planxty Irwin".
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar
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Autoharp: Molly Malone (Including lyrics and chords) At the monthly meeting of the Manx Autoharpers in April, we had been working on the song Molly Malone. Each member presented their own version, and all were done slightly differently depending on the skill level of the players. This is my version. (I somehow managed to present the lyrics to the final verse at the point at which I chose to play an instrumental, and was unable to remove them, but they only appear briefly there, reappearing at the correct point later. I am still coming to terms with having to write out the annotations in my editing suite now that YouTube have discontinued their annotations in favour of 'end screens' which do not do what I require!)
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Anthony Archibald - Autoharp
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2017 April walks in the Isle of Man This is my monthly diary of photographs of highlights of some of the walks taken mainly in the company of members of the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group here in the Isle of Man during the month of April. (For more information re this group go to manxfootpaths.org) The weather was kind to us most of the time, but on Easter Sunday half way through our walk, the heavens opened and we had to abandon it. This is a lovely time of the year with Spring flowers coming into bloom and blossom appearing on the trees making it a real pleasure to get out into the countryside and enjoy the bounties of Nature. As usual, I have added audio tracks from some of the videos I have uploaded this month to accompany the photos. They are: O’Carolan Tribute Guitar Secret Love Guitar Woman Sweeter Than Man Guitar Only Children After Rain Guitar Little Brown Jug Autoharp Rainbow’s End Guitar Cricket In The Hearth Guitar The Rooster Guitar Ode To A Woman Guitar By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Guitar 1916 Guitar Old Atlantic Shore Guitar Salonika Guitar God’s Gonna Cut You Down Guitar If you would like to see more photos taken on these walks, visit the Facebook site “Isle of Man walks”, or my own Google + page which you should find if you put Tony Archibald in your search engine and click on the one with the Isle of Man flag, the Three Legs of Mann.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar/autoharp
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Guitar: Ode To A Woman (Including lyrics and chords) This is the third song from the collection of songs by Rex Brisland that my friend Derek Tootill gave me, and again, because the recording was not too distinct, I got the lyrics from Derek, but had to work out the chords for myself as I could not find the song anywhere on the 'net.
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Guitar: Connecticut Redneck Song (Including lyrics and chords) I have been asked to sing this song by subscriber Cyril Devine. Written by David Stephens, the song is about a disaffected resident of Foley, Alabama who moves up north to Storrs, Connecticut, but finds when he gets there, he would rather be back home in Alabama. Stephens performs the song to a banjo accompaniment, but I have chosen to play the guitar for two reasons; I am not skilled enough to play the banjo as fast as the song requires, and I have been finding that it puts too much strain on my shoulder making it painful to play. (I suffer from a painful complaint called 'polymyalgia') I had difficulty finding the lyrics and chords for this one. I did manage to work most of the lyrics out listening to Stephens own version, but had help from Cyril Devine himself and from Jim Dixon on a thread in The Mudcat Café. The chords I worked out for myself.
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Guitar: Rainbow’s End (Including lyrics and chords) This is the second song that my friend Derek Tootill sent me by the performer Rex Brisland. As with 'Cricket in the Hearth', I had to guess at the chord progression, and have no other information regarding it as I have been unable to find the song on the internet. For some reason, apostrophes do not copy and paste when I add the annotations, so I have to enter them manually after pasting, but in this case, I missed the one that should have appeared in John O'Groats.
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Guitar: Cricket In The Hearth (Including lyrics and chords) A friend, Derek Tootill, gave me a recording from a performer called Rex Brisland with a number of songs that he felt I might like. I have not been able to find any of these songs anywhere on the internet, so with lyrics furnished by Derek, and chords I have worked out myself, I have done my own versions of some of these songs, the first being "Cricket in the Hearth". I have only just realised that I had not created on-screen lyrics and chords as I have with my recent uploads, so as YouTube has not stopped the creation of annotations yet, (they do so next week), I am adding them for this one, so my apologies to anyone watching on a mobile phone or i-phone, annotations do not work on those devices.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar
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Guitar: Only Children After Rain (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request for this song yesterday from Cyril Devine. It is a song performed by Liam Clancy, and I had some difficulty with it as I was unable to find a complete set of lyrics and nowhere could I find the chords. Joe Offer of Mudcat Café, furnished me with the lyrics, but I have had to work out the chord progression for myself, so it may not be exactly what Liam Clancy sang, but I hope, a fair representation of it. Although the song references troubles in Ireland, it might also apply to anywhere in the world where there is war or civil conflict. "Only Children After Rain" was written by Paul Foskin and Paul Grant.
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Guitar: Secret Love (Including lyrics and chords) The last video I uploaded was a song performed by Doris Day and just over a month ago, I uploaded 'Deadwood Stage' also performed by Doris. Secret Love is another of her songs, written and composed by Paul Francis Webster, (lyrics) and Sammy Fain, (music) for the film 'Calamity Jane' in which of course Doris Day starred in the title role. For my interpretation, I have chosen to play with a finger-style accompaniment the first time through, then strumming and whistling in the second run through.
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Anthony Archibald - Guitar/whistling
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Guitar: By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (Including lyrics and chords) The song: "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" was published in 1909 and first performed by Lillian Lorraine. Written by Edward Madden with music by Gus Edwards, the song featured in a film of the same name, starring Doris Day in 1953. In the film, she sang it as a duet with Gordon MacRae.
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