Anthony Archibald - Guitar - Guitar: Broadside Man (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Having completed uploading all the songs I intend to cover from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, I am now trying to cover some songs from other sources which I have not performed previously. This song was written by John Conolly and Bill Meek. In the days before daily newspapers were published on a national scale, new could be purchased from sellers of broadsheets or broadsides and this song is based on what such a broadside seller would shout out to advertise his product.
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Guitar: Broadside Man (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Having completed uploading all the songs I intend to cover from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, I am now trying to cover some songs from other sources which I have not performed previously. This song was written by John Conolly and Bill Meek. In the days before daily newspapers were published on a national scale, new could be purchased from sellers of broadsheets or broadsides and this song is based on what such a broadside seller would shout out to advertise his product.
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Guitar and Harmonica: Stop The Cavalry (Including lyrics and chords) This song was requested by "125cc cruise'in". The following article about the song comes from Wikipedia: "Stop the Cavalry" is a song written and performed by the English musician Jona Lewie, released in 1980. The song peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart in December 1980, at one point only being kept from number one by two re-issued songs by John Lennon, who had been murdered on 8 December that year. Initially a stand-alone single, the song was included on Lewie's album Heart Skips a Beat which was released nearly two years later. In an interview for Channel 4's 100 Greatest Christmas Moments, Lewie said that the song was never intended as a Christmas hit, and that it was a protest song. The line "Wish I was at home for Christmas", as well as the brass band arrangements made it an appropriately styled song to play around Christmas time. Lewie had said that royalties received from the song account for 50 per cent of his income stream. The song's promotional video is set in the trenches of the First World War. The lyrics of the song mention cavalry and Winston Churchill (who served as the First Lord of the Admiralty in the first year of the war, prior to serving in the trenches himself), but it breaks with the First World War theme with references to nuclear fallout and the line "I have had to fight, almost every night, down throughout these centuries". Lewie described the song's soldier as being "a bit like the eternal soldier at the Arc de Triomphe". At the time of the song's release there was an increase in tension between the Western Bloc and the Soviet Union, with American-controlled nuclear cruise missiles being stationed in the UK and a renewed fear of nuclear war, which was referenced in the lyrical mention of the fallout zone.
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12-string Guitar: Underneath The Arches (Including lyrics and chords) My final song from the book "101 Pub Favourites for Buskers" is a song written by Bud Flannagan and Reg Connelly. Flannagan regularly performed it along with his singing partner, Chesney Allen.
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Guitar: Timothy Winters (Including lyrics and chords) "Timothy Winters" is a song I found in the book, "The Jolly Herring". Originally a poem written by a Cornish poet and schoolmaster, Charles Causley, it was set to music by Leon Rosselson. In verse 7, the word "helves" is a dialect word from north Cornwall used to describe the alarmed lowing of cattle, (as when a cow is separated from her calf); a desperate, pleading note.
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Guitar: Never My Love (Including lyrics and chords) Another request from my young friend from America, Ken Shuttlesworth, Never My Love was written by Don and Dick Addrisi, band members of The Association. As the band sang the chorus in harmony, I had difficulty trying to work out the actual melody line, and may not have done so accurately, but here is my own interpretation of their song.
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Autoharp: Send Me A Peach (Including lyrics and chords) For the UK Autoharpers' Zoom meeting this evening, I will be playing this song which I originally uploaded as a guitar accompanied version a couple of years ago.
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Guitar: ONE! TWO! DRINK UP! (Including lyrics and chords) This is another song I found in a book called "101 Pub Favourites for Buskers". I have never heard it before, but felt it was quite amusing, so here is my interpretation of it. Words by Harry Lester, Charles Waugh & Ed Brown. Music by Wiga-Gabriel.
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Guitar: On a Slow Boat to China (Including lyrics and chords) "On A Slow Boat to China" is a song written by Frank Loesser and first published in 1948, so it is nearly as old as me. One of the ladies in the audience at the sheltered accommodation complex at which I entertain along with friends gave me a book called 101 Pub Favourites for Buskers and it was in that book I found the song which I remember hearing on the radio in my younger days. It being a suitable song for using at the sing-arounds I go to, I decided to give it a go and will perform it for the lady in question soon.
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Guitar: Dublin Minstrel (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber "Jack Carter", "The Dublin Minstrel" is a song written by Paddy Reilly in fond memory of the late Luke Kelly of "The Dubliners". I loved "The Dubliners" and collected many of their LPs up to the time that Luke passed away, but did not continue to collect after that, so this song is one I had not been aware of until I received this request a couple of days ago.
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Guitar: You'll Never Know (Including lyrics and chords) Today being Remembrance Day, I thought it appropriate to upload a song from the repertoire of the late Dame Vera Lynn. Although the song's original lyrics began "You'll never know how much I love you...." to reflect the feelings during the war years of the Second World War, the opening line was re-worded as "You'll never know how much I miss you...." and as my friend Sylvia wishes to sing this one, that is the version I have learned and am presenting here.
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Guitar: Right Said Fred (Including lyrics and chords) Today's upload is a comedy song performed by Bernard Cribbins, the title of which was taken up by a the band "Right Said Fred" at a later date. I found this one in the song book, "The Jolly Herring" and slightly simplified the chord progression they suggested to accompany it.
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Guitar: Land of the Old and Grey (Including lyrics and chords) My song today is "Land of the Old and Grey" and like a previous upload I did about seven years ago called "The Settle to Carlisle Railway", it was written by Mike Donald. Both songs refer to the fells of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines during the late 1800's. In the case of this song, it bemoans the exodus of young people from this area who were enticed to the "wool towns" or to mines where they could earn more money and live more comfortably than they did in the bleak and harsh moorlands of their birth.
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Autoharp: Miss O'Leary's Irish Fruit Cake (Including lyrics and chords) This month's challenge on the UK Autoharp page on Facebook is a song about food, so here is my offering.
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Guitar: Green Mountaineer (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber Athull08, "The Green Mountaineer" is a song written by American poet John Greenleaf Wittier. It reflects the attitude of Vermonters during the Revolutionary War. It is also known as "The Green Mountain Boys."
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Guitar: Zoe Jane (Including lyrics and chords) This song was requested a few weeks ago by "mene cmt57", but it has taken me longer than usual to get to grips with it. The song "Zoe Jane" was written by Aaron Lewis of the band "Staind" for his daughter. I think Aaron plays it not in standard tuning moving right up the neck of the guitar, but I am playing it in standard tuning so am using simpler chords.
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Guitar: Ye Mar'ners All (Including lyrics and chords) This is the last of the songs I have attempted from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. According to the header in the book, it was: "Sung by Mrs. Russell, Upway, Dorset (H. E. D. H1907). I thought that I had uploaded a song entitled "A Jug o' This" some time ago, but if I did, it is one that has been removed from YouTube for some unknown reason. As with all the songs from this book, the score was printed, but not the chords, so I have devised my own accompaniment. Mar'ners is a contraction of mariners. Even though the lyrics printed reads: "a jug of this", I found myself singing "a jug o' this".
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Guitar: When I Was A Little Boy (Including lyrics and chords) This song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others is what might be described as "a tall tale", or more correctly "a lot of tall tales". One of my father's favourite expressions was: "Half the lies he tells aren't true!" In this case, it's "All the lies he tells aren't true!" The lyrics put me in mind of another song of extreme exaggeration, namely "The Derby Ram" As with all the songs from this book, the chord progression I am using is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Trees They Grow So High (The) (Including lyrics and chords) This song taken from the Penguin Book of English Folk songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others is a variant of a song I have uploaded previously entitled "The Bonny Boy". This version according to the header in the book: "Was sung by an unnamed woman singer, Stoke Fleming, Devon (B, B, n.d.) {n.d. = no date} As with all the songs in this book, I have devised my own chord progression for the accompaniment.
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Guitar: T'owd Yowe Wi' One Horn (Including lyrics and chords) According to the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others, "T'owd Yowe Wi' One Horn" was sung by Dean Robinson, Scawby Brook, Lincs. (P. G. 1905). As with all the songs from this book, the music score was in the book, but no chords given with it, so I have devised my own chord progression for the accompaniment.
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Guitar: Streams of Lovely Nancy (The) (Including lyrics and chords) From The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, "The Streams of Lovely Nancy" was collected in 1905 and according to the header in the book, it was "Sung by George Dowden, Lockington, Dorset (H. E. D. H. 1905) I am sure I have sung another song fairly recently that had the same lyrics apart from the first verse. It had a different tune but I cannot remember its title.
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Guitar: Six Dukes Went A-fishing (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others is "Six Dukes Went A-fishing" which according to the header was "sung by George Gouldthorpe, Brigg, Lincs. (P. G. 1906). It is a somewhat sad and macabre tale.
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Guitar: Love Is All Around (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my friend from America, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Love Is All Around" is a song that was written by Reg Presley and was first performed by "The Troggs", an English garage rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in May 1964, and covered thirty years later by the group "Wet, Wet, Wet"
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Guitar: Sailor's Life (A) (Including lyrics and chords) Another "Sailor song" from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams, "A Sailor's Life" was, according to the header in the book: "Sung by Henry Hills, Lodsworth, Sussex (W. P. M. 1899).
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Guitar: Marching Through Rochester (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request for this song, aka The Bold Fusilier, yesterday morning from subscriber "Grimmbart". It is a song I had not come across before the request, but as the tune is the one for Waltzing Matilda, it was easy enough to learn. I found the following on line: The currency of this song in oral tradition is rather open to debate. This is not due to any defect in the song itself, but its precise parallels to "Waltzing Matilda," which has made the history of the song rather a fetish for Australians. The facts: 1. There are no early collections of the song, and some have judged the language inappropriate for the early seventeenth century. There do not appear to be broadside prints. (The verses quoted in the Digital Tradition are modern reconstructions by Peter Coe of the extant fragments remembered by recent informants) 2. The song clearly *refers to* events of the time of the War of the Spanish Succession, when Marlborough was the English general in chief and when the recruiting sergeant still roamed the streets sweeping up recruits. Does this date the song to the seventeenth century? The only other alternative I've seen is a suggestion that the song was written during the Boer War (1899-1902) as some sort of parody on the Churchills. I find this hard to believe. The question will probably never be settled to everyone's satisfaction, barring discovery of an early broadside print or the like. - RBW
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Guitar: Sailor in the North Country (Including lyric) "A Sailor in the North Country" is another sailor song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. The header for this one reads: "Sung by Mrs Verrall, Horsham, Sussex (R. V. W. 1904)". The chord progression is of my own devising
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Guitar: Sailor From Dover (The) (Including lyrics and chords) The Sailor From Dover is my song for today from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. The header for this one reads: Sung by "Sung by Mrs Lucy Durston, Bridgwater, Som. (C. J. S. 1909). As with all the songs from this book, I have made up my own chord progression.
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Guitar: Rounding The Horn (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs is "Rounding The Horn" which according to the header in the book was "Sung by W. Bolton, Southport, Lancs. (A. G. G. May 1907) The chord progression is of my own devising. In the last verse, I sing "Chile" to rhyme with "while" as I am sure that is the way the author intended it to be sung.
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Guitar: Ratcliffe Highway (Including lyrics and chords) Ratcliffe Highway is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. According to the header in the book, "Sung by Mrs Howard, King's Lynn, Norfolk (R. V. W. 1905) Never having heard it before, the chord progression is again of my own making.
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Guitar: The Ploughman (Including lyrics and chords) "The Ploughman" is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. The header in the book states: Sung by Henry Burstow, Horsham, Sussex (R. V. W. 1904) The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Green Lanes (Including lyrics and chords) Yesterday evening I received a request from "V J", for the song "Green Lanes", with additional information stating that it could be found in a book of folk and pop songs called "The Jolly Herring". As luck would have it, I own that book and on searching for and finding it, I was able to write out the score using MuseScore3 and listen to the melody. I liked it so much that on waking this morning, I immediately set to to play and record it. "Green Lanes" was written and composed by Judith Bush. As there are some long rests in the piece, in the annotations, I have tried to indicate them with dashes, one - per beat where relevant.
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Guitar: The Pedlar (Including lyrics and chords) For today's upload I am returning to songs from the BBC programme "Singing Together". This one is the first song in the Teacher's Book of 50 songs arranged by Douglas Coombes and published in 1973. It is an English translation by Max Krone of a Russian folk song.
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Guitar: Old Man from Lee (Including lyrics and chords) Another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others, "The Old Man from Lee" is attributed as: "Sung by unnamed singer, Coggeshall, Essex (G. E. McC n.d.) It appears to be an earlier version of a song "An Old Man Came Courting Me" and may have been the inspiration for that one.
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Guitar: Leaving of Liverpool (Including lyrics and chords) At the request of subscriber "Athul08", I have done a newer version of this classic Liverpool folk song. My first recording of it was one of my earliest when I was using a cheap webcam which had a poor microphone which caused a lot of annoying interference spoiling the quality of the sound. I hope this gives a better sound quality.
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Guitar: Fisherman's Luck (Including lyrics and chords) This is another request from my friend Ken Shuttlesworth for his birthday last week. This song was written by Dorsey Dixon. It was recorded by the Dixon Brothers in 1937 and released in 1938. It was based on a popular tall story known as "The Convivial Snake." Thanks to Raymond Crooke who also has recorded this one for the lyrics. The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Autoharp: Waterbound (Including lyrics and chords) This is my second song for Jan's challenge on the UK Autoharps page on Facebook, this month's theme being "WATER". I found this song on the Toneway Mountain Music Collection and did upload it about five years ago using my Richwood Autoharp, but as I thought I had used a guitar on that occasion, I have done it again using my new OS chromatic 'harp fro this presentation. It is only a three chord bash, but I think it is fun to play and try adding some hammering on techniques.
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Guitar: It’s All Over but The Crying (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by "Mirza Rafi", "It’s All Over but The Crying" is a song from the repertoire of the group "The Inkspots" written by Russ Morgan and Seger Ellis. Wikipedia has the following about the group: The Ink Spots were an American vocal jazz group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. Their unique musical style presaged the rhythm and blues and rock and roll musical genres, and the subgenre doo-wop. The Ink Spots were widely accepted in both the white and black communities, largely due to the ballad style introduced to the group by lead singer Bill Kenny.
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Guitar: I’ll Spend My Life with You (Including lyrics and chords) A slightly belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend, Ken Shuttlesworth for whom I have attempted this song. Written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce, it was performed by The Monkees.
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Autoharp: Arrane Ny Niee (The Washing Song) (Including lyrics and chords) I have just been taking part in a most enjoyable Zoom meeting with fellow autoharp players from around the world during which we had time to chat and many of those present performed a piece of music or a song related to Jan's Challenge on the UK Autoharpers Facebook page, the theme being "WATER". I attempted this Manx folk song, a lullaby which is called "Arrane Ny Niee" which translates as "The Washing Song". Although I am Manx, born and bred, sadly we were never taught our own language at school, and I have never found the time to try to learn it in later life, so I sang only the English translation.
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Guitar: The Outlandish Knight (Including lyrics and chords) Another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others, "The Outlandish Knight" tells a commonplace tale of an unscrupulous man trying to trick a pretty maiden, rob her and murder her, but being outwitted and getting his comeuppance. There are a number of variants of this song including the American "Pretty Polly". This one, collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams was "Sung by Mr. Hilton, South Walsham, Norfolk (R. V. W. 1908). As with all the songs I am uploading from this book, the chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: On Monday Morning (Including lyrics and chords) This was the first video I recorded using my new Nikon camera and I was not as yet familiar with the settings, so the focus was not quite right. Also, the sound reproduction quality is not up to the usual standard as some of my viewers have informed me. At present I do not have access to my PC and am working from my laptop which does not have the necessary apps for me to create new videos, so I am not re-recording this one but posting it as is. "On Monday Morning" is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. It is a rather dark misogynistic story. According to the header in the book, this was "Sung by W. Alexander, Cliddesdon, Hants (R. V. W. 1909) The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: O Shepherd, O Shepherd (Including lyrics and chords) The song for today, "O Shepherd, O Shepherd" is another from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and according to the book was: "Sung by Mrs. Davis, Dorchester, Dorset (H. E. D. H. 1906). The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: The Manchester Angel (Including lyrics and chords) "The Manchester Angel" is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. The header for this one states: 'Sung by S. Gregory, Beaminster, Dorset (H. E. D. H. 1906. As usual, I have created my own chord progression for my interpretation of this song. My apologies if the sound quality is not the best. The camera I used to record this video does not give good reproduction when recording close up apparently. It sounds OK on higher quality players, e.g. on my Smart TV, but not so on smaller equipment such as laptops or mobile phones. I will not be using this camera for future recordings, but return to one of my older ones which gives better quality sound recording.
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Guitar: The Man of Burningham Town (Including lyrics and chords) This song comes from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others and its source according to the header in the book "Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk (R. V. W. 1908)" The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Lovely Joan (Including lyrics and chords) "Lovely Joan" is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. The story has a nice twist as the man who is obviously intent on having his way with Lovely Joan is thwarted, losing both his gold ring and his horse. As with all the songs in this book, I have devised my own chord progression for my accompaniment.
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Guitar: Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor (Including lyrics and chords) "Lord Thomas and Fair Eleanor" is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. According to the header in the book this one was: "Sung by Mrs Pond, Shepton Beauchamp, Som. (C. J. S. 1904) The final two verses are very familiar and appear to be re-cycled in a number of songs of a similar nature
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Guitar and Piano: Long Lankin (Including lyrics and chords) Long Lankin is a murder ballad which I found in the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. Above the song in the book, it states: "Sung by sister Emma, Clewer, Berks. (C. J. S. 1909). For this video, I created a piano accompaniment using MuseScore3 over which I played and strummed my guitar and sang while that was playing. I had to be closer to my camera than usual to see the lyrics on my computer screen, not realising that the camera would follow my body movements thus giving the impression that my room is rocking with me.
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Guitar: Lisbon (Including lyrics and chords) "Lisbon" is yet another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. It is another song with a familiar theme where a young man leaves the country to fight in a foreign war forsaking his girl who then wants to follow him and is even willing to disguise herself as a man and join up to be with him. The book states the following to be the source of the song: Sung by Mrs. Lock, Muchelney Ham, Somerset (C. J. S. 1904) The chords are of my own devising.
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Guitar: The King Will Take the Queen (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my American pal, Ken Shuttlesworth, "The King Will Take the Queen" is an old English drinking song the lyrics and chords for which I got from fellow prolific uploader on YouTube, Raymond Crooke. In fact, it was from Raymond's upload of the song I learned it, never having come across it before.
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Guitar: John Barleycorn (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded another version of this song under the title "John Barleycorn Must Die" some time ago. On that occasion, I used a DADGAD accompaniment on my guitar. This version comes from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others and the following regarding its source states: "Sung by 'Shepherd' Haden Bampton, Oxon. (C. J. S. 1909). The lyrics are identical in both versions, but the tune is different and for this video I am playing using normal tuning and chords of my own devising.
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Guitar: Jack the Jolly Tar (Including lyrics and chords) "Jack the Jolly Sailor" is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others where it is described as being "Sung by Mrs Hooper, Hambridge, Somerset (C. J. S. 1904). It is very reminiscent of two songs I have uploaded, "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" and "Yarmouth Town".
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Guitar: The Grey Cock (Including lyrics and chords) The Grey Cock or The Lover's Ghost is another song from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. I uploaded a song called "The Night Visiting Song" some time ago and it was an abridged version of this song that omitted the verses explaining that the visitor was the ghost of her lover. In the Penguin book's explanation of where the song was collected it states: Sung by Mrs Cecilia Costello, Birmingham (M. S. & P. S. S. 1951). The chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Gloucester Feast Song (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme "Singing Together" for my upload today. The title may also simply be called "Feast Song". The following appears in Joe Offer's printout: Source: Broadwood, L, 1893, English County Songs, London, Leadenhall Press Notes: "Gloucester Noke" is followed by a question mark in the book. Sung at Frocester about 1840. Words and tune from Mrs Graham Clarke, through Miss M Curtis Hayward. An explanation regarding "Gloucester Noke" was added by Malcolm Douglas in May 2007: 'Noke' is a mis-reading of 'Voke', an attempt at rendering a dialectal pronounciation of 'folk'. This is obvious if you look at the MS with a magnifying glass and know something about orthography. Miss Broadwood, I'm sure, owned at least one of the former and knew a fair bit about the latter; but we all make silly mistakes at times, and this was one of hers.
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Guitar: The Gentleman Soldier (Including lyrics and chords) A familiar tale of a maiden wronged by an unscrupulous soldier masquerading as a gentleman, the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams. According to the entry in the book, the song was sung by Mr Coomber, Blackham, Sussex. As with all the songs from this book, the music score was printed, but the chord progression is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Frog and the Mouse (Including lyrics and chords) This song is a variant on another with the title "Froggie Went A-courting" that I have uploaded previously. This one comes from the BBC programme, "Singing Together". It tells the same story as the one I am more familiar with, but has a different tune and lyrics. The lyrics, however are so similar, I had difficulty stopping myself from slipping into the other ones as I was singing this one.
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Guitar: Banks of Sweet Primroses (Including lyrics and chords) As I am still having difficulty with my home Wi-Fi, I am again working from a local coffee shop where they have free Wi-Fi. This song comes from the Penguin Book of English Folks Songs collected by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and was sung by Mrs Vaisey, Hampshire and collected in 1892. The music score is in the book, but with no chords shown, again I have devised my own chord progression for accompaniment.
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The Fox (Including lyrics and chords) I have uploaded a song with this title previously, but this is an older variant I have not heard before. It is another song from the BBC programme "Singing Together". I had some difficulty stopping myself from slipping into the other version from time to time.
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Guitar The Devil and the Ploughman (Including lyrics and chords) I am still having problems at home trying to get a stable Wifi connection, so am at a llocal coffee shop where they have free Wifi. This is a similar song to one I have uploaded previously, that one being an American variant. This one comes from a book of English Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in the early part of the twentieth century. The music score I found in the book but have produced my own chord progression for it.
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Autoharp: The Landlord's Wife (Including lyrics and chords) I have been having problems connecting to the internet for over a week now. Today I am at a local cafe where they have free wifi, so I can at last upload my video. This is a self-penned song that I think fits in with Jan's challenge on the UK Autoharp page on Facebook.
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Guitar: As Sylvie Went Walking (Including lyrics and chords) This song comes from a Penguin Book of English songs collected by the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. It is in fact the first song in that book and yet according to the description, it was collected from the singing of a lady in Australia. I have had this book for many years, but as I do not sight read music, it is only since I have been able to write the score out using MuseScore 3 that I have been able to hear the more obscure songs in the book. I have created my own chord progression for accompaniment.
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Guitar: Forty Miles (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the BBC programme "Singing Together" is a very familiar story in folk music with various twists at the end. Among the footnotes in Joe Offers' archive of songs from Singing Together is the following: "The earliest English version of this delightful piece is a street ballad issued in the reign of James II (1685-88) under the title of John's Earnest Request; Or, Betty's Compassionate Love extended to him in a time of distress." Two copies of this, printed for P. Brooksby between 1672 and 1696, can be seen at "Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads". You might wonder why I play this in the key of D but use my capo at the second fret and use chords for the key of C. The reason for this is that the key of D suits my voice better than C, but I am able to pick out the accompaniment better using the C chords.
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Guitar; The Foggy Dew (Including lyrics and chords) My song from the BBC programme "Singing Together" today is "The Foggy Dew". I have uploaded songs with this same title or a variant on it previously, but have not come across this version. "The Foggy Foggy Dew" is the one I first learned and is virtually the same story as this one. The other song "The Foggy Dew" is an Irish song totally unrelated to this story. This variant was published with the following footnotes: Source: The Foggy Dew, Ed Frank Purslow, 1973 Notes: Hammond Sm.30; collected from Mrs Gulliver, Combe Florey, Somerset. May 1905 Frank Purslow's notes follow: Another old favourite, but now sung mostly around the folk clubs; traditional versions are hard to come by these days. A great many people have sought to invest the "foggy dew" with some sort of symbolism. What meaning the phrase does have seems fairly obvious, and I feel quite sure that country singers who sang this song did so without a thought for any hidden meanings. With all due respect to A.L. Lloyd, I find his "Bugaboo" theory as unconvincing as the rest. What if one of Bell's Tynesiders did ascribe the girl's fear to the mock-ghostly "Bogle-bo"? It probably merely indicates that one singer, at least, preferred his songs' sentiments to be rationalised - or else he had a higher-developed sense of humour than his neighbours. As "The Foggy Dew" the song appeared on late 18th century English broadsides. My own theory - which, if true, would probably prove A.L. Lloyd right! - is that the song originated in Ireland (again!)
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Guitar: Flower of Killarney (Including lyrics and chords) My song today "Flower of Killarney", comes from the Autumn 1970 edition of the BBC programme "Singing Together" and has the following footnotes: Source: Singing Together, Autumn 1970, BBC Publications Notes: In the booklet, this is simply listed as 'Irish Folk Tune', and no information is given about the lyrics. The tune is Gentle Maiden, which Edward Bunting got from a Miss Murphy of Dublin, in 1839: many songs have subsequently been set to it. Play it faster and its close relationship to Rosin the Beau becomes clear. The tune-family that includes both goes back a fair way in both Ireland and Britain, but Bunting's opinion that it is "ancient" and "pure Irish" was based solely on his theories on the structure of Irish melody, which Alfred Moffat (The Minstrelsy of Ireland, 4th edition, nd [the 1st edition was 1897], note to Thomas Moore's 'Oh! Love is a hunter boy') described as "often refuted"; and in those days "refuted" still meant "disproven". The words quoted in Singing Together are as printed in Desmond MacMahon, The New National Songbook Part II, London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1939; where they are described as "20th Cent[ury]". The song was issued by Elkin & Co in 1954 as sheet music arranged for SATB by Desmond MacMahon "with words by A[lfred] H Body" (COPAC listing)
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Autoharp: Sand (Including lyrics and chords) A post from one of my friends from Moniaive in Scotland, (Maggie MacBean), drew my attention to this song which must have passed me by in my younger days as I do not recall it and I loved Nancy Sinatra. However, I only had the one LP of hers and although she did perform "Some Velvet Morning" with Lee Hazlewood, this one was not on that album. Lee Hazlewood wrote "Sand" and first performed it with Jane Hokum in March 1966 before his performance with Nancy Sinatra in May the same year. For my attempt at the song, having no female partner to sing it with, I have sung the male part in as low a register as I can manage, then sung the female part an octave higher. In the annotations, the male part is printed in white lettering, the female in pink.
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Guitar: Flow Gently Sweet Afton (Including lyrics and chords) Flow Gently Sweet Afton is a poem by Robert Burns, written in 1789. It has been set to many tunes, this one being the one shown in the BBC programme "Singing Together" summer 1951 pamphlet.
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Guitar: Flora, Lily of the West (Including lyrics and chords) "Flora, Lily of the West" is another song from the BBC programme "Singing Together" and has the following footnotes in the pamphlet: Source: Songs of the West by S. Baring-Gould. Notes: Baring-Gould Notes: Two melodies have been noted down to this ballad, one from Matthew Baker, the old cripple on Lew Down, the other from Samuel Fone. The first one is identical with one obtained in Yorkshire by Mr Kidson. The words are on Broadsheets by Such, Fortey, Bar of Leeds, etc. In the original the lover betrayed by Flora stabs to the heart the "lord of high degree" who has supplanted him - "I walked up to my rival with a dagger in my hand, And seized him from my false love, and bid him boldly stand; Then, mad with desperation, I swore I'd pierce his breast, And I was betrayed by Flora, the Lily of the West." He is tried for murder, but "a flaw was in the indictment found," and he escapes the gallows. And the ballad winds up - "Although she swore my life away, she still disturbs my rest. I must ramble for my Flora, the Lily of the West" I have thought it well to cut out the murder and the trial. The ballad has clearly an Irish origin, what air is used in Ireland I am unable to say. It has been generally accepted that the ending of a phrase on the same three notes is characteristic Irish music. It is not more so than English folk airs. "Flora, the Lily of the West" was wont to be sung annually at the Revel at St Breward's on the Bodmin Moors, and can be traced back there to 1839. There Henry Hawken, sexton at Mickalstow, hard by, acquired it, and from him the first melody was taken down as well as by the Rev. W.J. Wyon, vicar of St Issey, in 1889. The tune given here is as collected from Matthew Baker. See Flora, The Lily Of The West(2) from "Related Songs" below for the tune collected from Samuel Fone.
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Guitar: Flight of the Earls {A P Graves} (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the BBC programme "Singing Together" is "Flight of the Earls" written by A.P.Graves with music by C.V.Stanford and published in the Autumn 1969 pamphlet, though the song was originally published in "The Irish Song Book" in 1894. I uploaded another song with this same title, but it was a more recent composition written by Liam Reilly and although the title is the same, the two songs refer to different times; Graves' song relating to events of the seventeenth century while Reilly's song refers to the twentieth century. Stanford's melody was also used for another song I have uploaded some time ago, namely "The Boys of Wexford". The chords shown in the annotations work for strumming, but may not be exactly what I am playing finger-style.
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Autoharp: Gartan Mother's Lullaby (Including lyrics and chords) Today is my friend Corinna's birthday and as she is very fond of this song, I thought I would upload this version especially for her. Wikipedia has the following information about the song: "Gartan Mother's Lullaby" is an old Irish song and poem written by Herbert Hughes and Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil, first published in Songs of Uladh [Ulster] in 1904. Hughes collected the traditional melody in Donegal the previous year and Campbell wrote the lyrics. The song is a lullaby by a mother, from the parish of Gartan in County Donegal. The song refers to a number of figures in Irish mythology, places in Ireland and words in the Irish language. Aoibheall, (pronounced "ee-val") commonly known as Aoibhinn the Beautiful, is the queen of the Northern Fairies. The Green Man, (or Fear Glas in Irish) it is said if you see him in the morning, "no ill follows"; but if at night, death or some other terrible misfortune will surely overtake you. He is sometimes called Fear Liath, or the Grey Man. Siabhra, is a generic term for an Irish fairy of any kind. In ancient writings the Tuatha de Danann, or little magicians of the Pagan Irish, were called "siabhra" without distinction. Tearmann, Irish for Termon, a village near Gartan in Donegal. Leanbhan, is an old Irish word for little child. (leanbh is Irish for child +án leanbhán is its diminutive.)
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Guitar: Diggin' up Bones (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Diggin' up Bones" is a song performed by Randy Travis and written by Al Gore, (no relation to the former Vice President of the USA), Paul Overstreet and Nat Stuckey. This song is not within my comfort zone, but I have given it a go anyway though my attempt at an instrumental break is nothing like the one you will find in Travis's own performance.
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Guitar:Flat River Raftsman (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the BBC programme "Singing Together" comes from the Catskills as the small amount of information in the footnotes indicates: Source: Folk Song of the Catskills Cazden, Haufrecht and Studner ISBN: o-87385-580-3. Notes: Approved by Publisher as being avalaible to public. As the song is from the Catskills, it seems likely that the "Greenville" mentioned in verse one must have been Greenville Town on the northern border of Greene County, New York, in the United States. As this song only has three verses, I chose to repeat the first verse at the end to lengthen it.
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Guitar: Fill the Cup (Including lyrics and chords) I may have uploaded this song before, but this is the version printed in the BBC programme "Singing Together" and had the following footnote: Source: Singing Together, Autumn 1960, BBC Publications Notes: The caption says "Irish Tune, Words by Barbara Kluge". No further information is given. Well, if you don't know how to make a good cup of tea, here's how to do it. As usual, I have devised my own chord progression for the song.
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Guitar: Father Grumble (Including lyrics and chords) My song from the BBC programme "Singing Together" today is "Father Grumble". The following are from the footnotes to the song in the pamphlet: Source: Randolph, V, 1982. Ozark Folksongs, Illinois Press, Urbana Notes: Randoph wrote: Sung by Fanny Mulhollan, Pineville, Mo., Dec 21, 1927 An American derivative of the old Scottish "John Grumble" (Kittredge[1913]). See also Campbell and Sharp; Pound (1922); Cox (1925); Eddy; Gardner and Chickering; Linscott; Belden (1940); Brewster (1940a) and the Brown collection. Reported quite widely in tradition in Britain and Ireland; but chiefly in the USA and Canada. Found in Scotland as John Grumlie, and as The Wife of Auchtermuchty, which first appears in the Bannatyne MS (1568) as The Wyf of Auchtirmuchty. This is sometimes attributed to Sir John Moffat. Bruce Olson quotes the text, as published by Allan Ramsay in The Evergreen, 1723. Also quoted is Ballad of A Tyrannical Husband, from a MS of the time of Henry VII, Chetham Library, Manchester. As with most of the songs from the "Singing Together" pamphlets, I have made my own chord progression for my interpretation of the song.
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Guitar: Farmer's Daughter (On the Banks of Sweet Dundee) (Including lyrics and chords) Another song from the BBC programme "Singing Together", The Farmer's Daughter is also known as On the Banks of Sweet Dundee. The footnotes in the publication read: Source: Randolph, V, 1982. Ozark Folksongs, Illinois Press, Urbana Notes: Randolph wrote: Sung by Kate Stubblefield, Crane, Mo., May 7, 1928 The English broadside version of this song is known as "Undaunted Mary" and it is published in several popular songbooks. See Tolman and Eddy for detailked references and an Ohio fragment. Cox prints two West Virginia texts. In some versions of the ballad Willie does not die - as is implied by by the final lines of the sixth stanza of this text - but is reunited with Mary in the concluding verses.
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Autoharp: Happy Wanderer (Including lyrics and chords) Jan's challenge for July is for songs about our hobbies. Apart from singing and playing various musical instruments, my main hobbies are walking and photography. I thought this song covers all bases so to speak as I love singing, playing the autoharp and the camera I filmed this on is the one I use to take photographs on my walks. Wikipedia has the following information about "The Happy Wanderer": "The Happy Wanderer" ("Der fröhliche Wanderer" or "Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann") is a popular song. The original text was written by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund (1791–1877). The present tune was composed by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller shortly after World War II. The work is often mistaken for a German folk song, but it is an original composition. Möller's sister Edith conducted a small amateur children's and youth choir in Schaumburg County, Northern Germany, internationally named Obernkirchen Children's Choir, in Germany named Schaumburger Märchensänger. She adapted Sigismund's words for her choir. In 1953, a BBC radio broadcast of the choir's winning performance at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod turned the song into an instant hit. On January 22, 1954, the song entered the UK singles chart and stayed on the chart—only a Top 12 at the time—for 26 non-consecutive weeks, peaking at Number 2 (for five consecutive weeks). The amateur choir, many of whose original members were war orphans, turned into an international phenomenon in the following years. The group performed on many international tours under the name Obernkirchen Children's Choir and recorded several albums. They made two appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show (November 29, 1964, and December 11, 1966).
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Guitar: The Farmyard (Including lyrics and chords) This song appears in the BBC programme "Singing Together" in their Autumn 1966 edition. The following footnote accompanies the song: The Farmyard, or The Merry Green Fields was noted by Cecil Sharp from Eliza Gardey, aged 74, at Marylebone Workhouse, London, on 22 October 1908 (Sharp MSS ref. Folk Tunes 1984). It was first printed in Sharp, English Folk-Songs for Schools, London: Novello, 1908-1925, No. 985. Also in Karpeles, Cecil Sharp's Collection of English Folk Songs, II, 425-426, with the singer's name given as "Goodey" (apparently a mistake). Number 745 in the Roud Folk Song Index, though it seems likely that the songs listed under 887 also belong with it. Something of a loose song family which also includes Old MacDonald and a stage song of 1706, In the Fields in Frost and Snows which appears in D'Urfey, Pills to Purge Melancholy (1719-1720, II, 214-16: from Thomas D'Urfey and William Worthen Appleton, Wonders in the sun; or, The kingdom of the birds: London, 1706).
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Guitar: Farewell to Tarwathie (Including lyrics and chords) Another song from the BBC programme "Singing Together", Farewell to Tarwathie" was published in the Spring 1986 edition simply as being from Scotland. In a discussion thread in Joe Offer's collection of these songs, the following appears: I have just read the discussion notes on this song Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland' ISBN 0.8256.0057.X compiled and edited by Ewan MacColl, states that Farewell to Tarwathie was written by " George Scroggie, one time miller at Federate in the parish of New Deer Aberdeenshire wrote this song in the early eighteen fifties". As with most of the songs from this collection that I have attempted, I have made my own chord progression for it.
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Guitar: Maid of Monterey (Including lyrics and chords) A request from subscriber "Athul08" introduced this song to me. The song, "Maid of Monterey" is a 19th century song composed by John Hill Hewitt, published in Baltimore in 1851. The song depicts the Battle of Monterey (September 21-24, 1846), a major engagement of the Mexican-American War. A young Mexican maiden tends lovingly to wounded and dying soldiers even though they were her country's enemies. For my interpretation of the song, I have used a simple finger-style accompaniment and devised my own chord progression for it.
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Guitar: Farewell to Fiunary (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme "Singing Together" for today's upload. "Farewell to Fiunary" was published in the Autumn 1971 pamphlet and in the footnotes it states: Described as "Traditional Scottish tune, Words by Rev. Norman Macleod." Taken from New Scottish Orpheus from Patterson's Publications, Ltd. In a "Discussion" section of Joe Offer's collection of songs from Singing Together is the following: "These words, attributed to my great grand father are a poor bastardization of his originals. If anyone wants I will be happy to send them the real ones. Maxwell MacLeod Fuinary Morvern." As with most of the songs from this collection, I have worked out my own chord progression for the song which I present here.
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Guitar: Daydream Believer (Including lyrics and chords) Another request from my young American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Daydream Believer" is a song performed by "The Monkees", and written by J. Stewart. Wikipedia has a lengthy article about the group. The following are extracts from the article: The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Their original line-up consisted of the American actor/musicians Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork with English actor/singer Davy Jones. The group was conceived in 1965 by television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider specifically for the situation comedy series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The band's music was initially supervised by record producer Don Kirshner, backed by the songwriting duo of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. Dolenz described The Monkees as initially being "a TV show about an imaginary band... that wanted to be the Beatles that was never successful". Ironically, the success of the show led to the actor-musicians becoming one of the most successful bands of the 1960s. The Monkees have sold more than 75 million records worldwide making them one of the biggest selling groups of all time with international hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Daydream Believer", and "I'm a Believer". Newspapers and magazines reported that the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined in 1967, but Nesmith admitted in his autobiography Infinite Tuesday that it was a lie that he told a reporter. Playing the chorus, I experimented a little with the chord change from C to D by simply sliding the C chord shape up two frets. I also made an error when I attempted to put in a short instrumental break, and had to re-do it. I didn't manage to splice the join together well enough, please forgive!
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Guitar: Farewell My Own True Love (Including lyrics and chords) For my upload today I am returning to songs from the BBC programme "Singing Together". The song is "Farewell My Own True Love" and the only information that came with the pamphlet is that it is an American song. As with most of the songs I have uploaded from the "Singing Together" programmes, I have worked out my own chord progression for the accompaniment.
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Guitar: When the Boys Come Rolling Home (Including lyrics and chords) This is a song that passed me by as a younger man but which I have now recorded having been directed to it by subscriber "Jack Carter". Written by Tommy Sands, this song was recorded by The Dubliners and appears on their album "40 Years", though in their version they sing: "Sailing out of Dublin in the morning ..." where Sands wrote: "Sailing out of Belfast in the morning ..." which is what I sing.
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Guitar: Less of Me (Including lyrics and chords) A request from subscriber "RaZe Gorky" has led me to this Glen Campbell song which I had not come across before. Not only performed by Campbell, it was written by him too. The message of the song, think more of others than yourself I feel is particularly apt for the present worrying times, especially for those of us who are lucky enough to be fit and well and able to look after ourselves. Think about helping others who are less fortunate and find ways to help them get through this period of uncertainty.
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Autoharp: Where the River Shannon Flows (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my friend from America, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Where the River Shannon Flows" was written in 1905 by James L Russell and was first recorded by Harry Macdonough in 1906. Many others have recorded it since then including John McCormack, Slim Whitman, Bing Crosby to name but a few. I have chosen to try it out on my autoharp and have made up my own chord progression for the song.
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Guitar: We're All Africans (Including lyrics and chords) This is a song written by Jim Wearne, a folk singer/song writer from America whose ancestors came from Cornwall. A few years ago there was a documentary broadcast on TV in which scientists studying DNA had come to the conclusion that all human beings have one ancestor in common if you trace their DNA back to its origins and they named that person as "Lucy". As "Lucy" was from Africa, it means that everybody in the world, regardless of their skin colour is from African stock, and this inspired Jim to write this song. I found it on SoundCloud about three years ago and Jim has been kind enough to share the lyrics with me and has given permission for me to do my own version and post it here on YouTube. I have made up my own chord progression for it.
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Guitar: Bonny Wood Green (Including lyrics and chords) Today's upload comes as a request from "Lainey Bechta". It is not a song I had heard before but I have given it a go using chords I have worked out myself as I was unable to find a source for them on the internet. The lyrics I found on a couple of sites and some of these indicated that the last two lines of each verse were repeated, but versions on YT all seemed to omit this repeat, so I have done so as well.
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Guitar: Voodoo Man (Including lyrics and chords) Like my last upload, "Bottom of the Sea", "Voodoo Man" is from the Jolly Rogers' CD, "XXV". Requested by subscriber "Rising Phoenix Paranormal", it gave me problems in that the videos that exist of it on YouTube are not available here in the Isle of Man for some reason known only to YT. I did managed to acquire the track through Amazon music and was therefore able to tell how the song goes. The chord progression I found on Ultimate Guitar.
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Guitar: Bottom of the Sea (Including lyrics and chords) Commenting on my version of a song by "The Jolly Rogers", namely "The Flying Dutchman", subscriber "Rising Phoenix Paranormal" asked if I would have a go at two more of their songs from the same CD, this being one of them. (The other, "Voodoo Man", I am working on). With the help of a site, "ChordU", with a little modification of my own, I have worked out a chord progression which seems to fit well enough and present them here.
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Guitar: I Shall Not Care (Including lyrics and chords) "I Shall Not Care" is a song written by Steve Lacey, my Canadian friend, from Yellowknife, Northern Territories. In his own words, this is a song he wrote in an attempt to create a folk style song with an Elizabethan feel to it. Yesterday, Steve sent me the lyrics and chords and gave me permission to share this on YouTube, so I recorded this version straight away.
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Guitar: Down Among the Canebrakes (Including lyrics and chords) Yesterday was my 75th birthday and as a present to myself, I bought an new guitar, a Harley Benton Line King-CE VS. This morning I have used it for this recording of a song requested by subscriber athull08, namely Stephen Foster's "Down Among the Canebrakes". This is one of Foster's songs with which I was not familiar, and the chord progression I am using is of my own devising. For those, like myself, who are not familiar with the term "canebrake", Wikipedia has the following: A canebrake or canebreak is a thicket of any of a variety of Arundinaria grasses: A. gigantea, A. tecta and A. appalachiana. As a bamboo, these giant grasses grow in thickets up to 24 ft tall. A. gigantea is generally found in stream valleys and ravines throughout the southeastern US. A. tecta is a smaller stature species found on the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains. Finally, A. appalachiana is found in more upland areas at the southern end of the Appalachian mountains.
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Guitar: That's the Glory of Love (Including lyrics and chords) As often happens, a tune came into my head a few days ago for no apparent reason as was the case with "That's the Glory of Love", more correctly entitled "The Glory of Love". I sat down with my guitar and worked out my own interpretation straight away. Wikipedia has the following about the song: "The Glory of Love" is a song written by Billy Hill, recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, whose version was a number one pop hit. Subsequently, the song has been recorded by a vast number of artists, ranging from Dean Martin to Jimmy Durante to Paul McCartney. Bette Midler included the song in her film Beaches (1988) and it appears in the soundtrack recording. In 1951, R&B vocal group, The Five Keys, had their biggest R&B hit with their version of the song, hitting number one on the R&B chart for four non-consecutive weeks. Although The Five Keys recording sold a reported million copies, pressed recordings are very rare. (The title "Glory of Love" was used for another song written by Pete Cetera some fifty years later in 1986) .
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Autoharp: Locked In Blues (Including lyrics and chords) The UK Autoharp challenge for June, set by Jan Brodie is for songs relating to the lock-down situation we find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic. My friend, Max, (Ian Blacklaw Richardson), author of "Scotland Will Flourish", wrote many songs including one called "Locked Out Blues". I feel sure that if he were still alive, he would have altered the lyrics to reflect the present situation, so I have taken the liberty to do so and present it here. Max performed his song at a concert in Laxey a few years ago where I accompanied him on harmonica: https://youtu.be/ouM175zQeis
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Guitar: False Bride (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme "Singing Together" for my upload today. "The False Bride" is a variant of the song "I Once Loved a Lass" which I have uploaded in the past. The lyrics tell the same story, but the tune is different. The footnote in the pamphlet reads as follows: Source: Songs Of The West, S Baring Gould Notes: Baring Gould notes: "Words and music taken down from Old Sally Satterly." Known in England mainly as The False Bride or The Week Before Easter. In Scotland it's often called The Forsaken Lover or I Once Loved a Lass, though Jeannie Robertson called her set (where the hero is even more bitter than usual) She's Only My Auld Shoes. It's been found in Ireland as The Lambs on the Green Hills. Both Karpeles and Peacock noted sets in Newfoundland, and the Roud Index lists one from Australia. The song was still current in tradition in the 1960s and 1970s; and may well be to this day. The earliest known examples are broadside issues of the late 17th century.
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