Anthony Archibald - 5-String Banjo - Guitar: Drops of Brandy (Including lyrics and chords) Today's song is a request from my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth. There is a fiddle tune with the same name, but the tune for this song was written by Pete St John especially for a folk group from Waterford called "The Drops of Brandy". Ken, however directed me to a version recorded by Mick Comerford. This is my own interpretation of the song.
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Guitar: Drops of Brandy (Including lyrics and chords) Today's song is a request from my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth. There is a fiddle tune with the same name, but the tune for this song was written by Pete St John especially for a folk group from Waterford called "The Drops of Brandy". Ken, however directed me to a version recorded by Mick Comerford. This is my own interpretation of the song.
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Autoharp: Hush my Babe (Including lyrics and chords) Today I am returning to the BBC programme, "Singing Together" for my upload. "Hush my Babe" is as the name suggests, a gentle lullaby. The footnote in Joe Offer's collection of songs from this programme is as follows: Collected from Mr Thompson, Dunstan, Northumberland by Vaughan Williams, British Library MSS 54187/91 Ralph Vaughan Williams was one of the editors of "The Oxford Book of Carols"(ISBN 0-19-353314-6), along with Percy Dearmer and Martin Shaw. Carol 130 is "Watt's Cradle Song" and the melody is described as "Northumbrian (Freely arr M.S.)". The notes further say "Watt's words are here set to a traditional carol tune, sung to these words and noted in Northumberland by R. Vaughan Williams". All would therefore seem totally clear - except the copyright confusingly is by Martin Shaw, not RVW as you might expect. This is because Martin Shaw's copyright relates to the arrangement, which was by him, rather than the melody. This text is not yet listed in the Roud Index, but is probably Roud 8885, of which one example, from Kentucky, is included. It appears to be a much cut-down oral form of A Cradle Hymn, written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748), which can be seen in the Oxford Book of English Verse(ISBN 0-19-214182-1). More information in an old discussion in the Mudcat Forum: Christmas Lullaby by Doc Watson.
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Guitar: Newry Highwayman (Including lyrics and chords) Newry Highwayman is a traditional Irish song about which Wikipedia has the following: "The Newry Highwayman" is a traditional Irish or British folk song about a criminal's life, deeds, and death. It is also found in Ireland, the USA and Canada with titles such as "Rambling Boy" and "Rude And Rambling Man". The earliest known version is from 1788, likely printed by John Brown, in a chapbook entitled "The irish robber's [sic] adventure. To which is added An Elegy on the Death of Captain Allen." The earliest broadside is from 1824 (Bodleian Harding B 25(2054)). Some versions mention "Mansfield" and this is sometimes taken to be William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield (1706-1793). The 1788 version mentions "Reddans Town" instead of Newry, though the rest of the song is nearly identical to later versions. British variants are generally classified as Roud 490; American variants are classified as Laws L12. I had not come across this one until I saw a reference to it on Mudcat.org and then listened to a few versions on YouTube before trying out my own interpretation which I offer here.
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Guitar: Lodi (Including lyrics and chords) I was introduced to this song by my friends, Brian and Denise Kissack who join myself and others on a Tuesday evening at The Manor in Willaston, Douglas, for a jam-session. Wikipedia has the following to say about the song: "Lodi" is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Recorded in March 1969, it was released in April, four months before the album, as the B-side of "Bad Moon Rising", the lead single from Green River. The song describes the plight of a down-and-out musician whose career has landed him playing gigs in the town of Lodi (pronounced "low-die"), a small agricultural city in California's Central Valley, around 75 miles (121 km) northeast of Fogerty's hometown of El Cerrito. After playing in local bars, the narrator finds himself stranded and unable to raise bus or train fare to leave. Fogerty later said he had never actually visited Lodi before writing this song, and simply picked it for the song because it had "the coolest sounding name." However, the song unquestionably references the town's reputation as an uninteresting farm settlement, though the narrator does not make any specific complaints. The song's chorus, "Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again," has been the theme of several city events in Lodi. The song's arrangement includes a change of key in the final verse of the track, emphasising the melancholy drama of the lyric, "If I only had a dollar for every song I sung...
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Autoharp: Spancil Hill (Including lyrics and chords) Jan's challenge for the month of June is for a song containing the word June and as the traditional Irish song "Spancil Hill" mentions "the twenty-third of June", I have chosen this for my offering.
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Guitar: Shades of Gray (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Shades of Gray" is a song which was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and recorded by The Monkees for their 1967 album "Headquarters". Lead vocals were shared by Davy Jones and Peter Tork. The song had been recorded previously by a folk-rock trio, the Will-O-Bees, and released in 1967 on the Date Records label (Date 45 #1543). Although the Will-O-Bees' version was accorded "Chart Spotlights – Predicted to reach the HOT 100" status in Billboard Magazine's issue of December 31, 1966, the record is little known today.
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Guitar: Red Rosy Bush (Including lyrics and chords) A request from Mike Smith led me to this song which was one of the earliest songs performed by Bob Dylan. The recording of his version which can be found on the internet is very indistinct, but there are many versions by other artists of the same traditional song from which I was able to pick up the tune more easily. Here is my own interpretation with chords of my own devising. By the way, I am playing the G chord as follows: 320033 at the beginning of each verse. xx0033 in the middle of each verse and 320003 at the end.
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Guitar: You Belong to Me (Including lyrics and chords) A few days ago, I was asked for the Tabs for this song by "Trevor Smith". I was able to share with him the file from which I had worked and have decided to do another version which I am presenting here. In my previous upload of "You Belong to Me", I had the capo at the 2nd fret, but this time I have chosen to put it at the 3rd fret. I have also changed D7 to Dm as I feel it sounds better. The song was written by Pee Wee King, Redd Steward and Chilton Price and dates back to the early 1940's when American forces were departing for foreign parts after entering WWII.
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Guitar: Good Old Leathern Bottle (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme "Singing Together" today for my latest upload from that collection. The Good Old Leathern Bottle is a song celebrating the successful harvesting of the year's crops. According to the footnote in the pamphlet, the source of this song is: Broadwood, Lucy, 1893, English Country Songs, Leadenhall Press, London. Lucy Broadwood's notes are: [Oxfordshire] The tune, first verse and part of second, from Mr Bennell; the remainder from Mr Heywood Sumner, a "Besom Maker". The words are given again as "The Reaphook and the Sickle".
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Guitar: I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside (Including lyrics and chords) I have uploaded a version of this song previously, but like so many performers had before, I only sang the chorus. In common with many music hall songs however, there are verses and in this version, I have included them.
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Guitar: Grow Old With You (Including lyrics and chords) A request from subscriber "mene cmt57" introduced me to this song from the film "The Wedding Singer" starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. The song was written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy and was performed by Sandler himself in the film. This is my own interpretation of the song.
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Autoharp: The Larks They Sang Melodious (Including lyrics and chords) Jan's challenge on the UK Autoharpers Facebook page for the month of May is for a song which has the word "may" in it. This is my offering. Apologies for the rather abrupt ending, I made a hash of the final intended instrumental so had to fade it out a bit early.
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Guitar: Ordinary World (Including lyrics and chords) Requested yesterday by subscriber "mene cmt57", "Ordinary World" is a song from the group "Green Day" with music by Billie Joe Armstrong. I had not heard the song before receiving the request, but as it is one I took a liking to straight away, and immediately set out to record. I hope you like my interpretation.
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12-string Guitar: Stuck in the Middle (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Stuck in the Middle" is a song written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan and performed by their band, "Stealers Wheel". As I had not played it for a while, I chose to do this one with a 12-string guitar accompaniment.
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Guitar: Good King 'Enery (Including lyrics and chords) My song today is from Joe Offer's collection of songs from the BBC programme "Singing Together" and has the following footnote in Joe's collection: Source: Journal of the English Folk Dance Society, 1928, Oxford University Press, London Notes: This is one of a number of songs in an article 'Th' Owd Lass of Coverdill and other Dance fragments' written by Anne G Gilchrist in the 1928 edition of the English Folk Dance Journal. The song was taken from her landlord, Mr Dent, "in the old village of Orton, near Tebay, Westmorland." It took me a while to work out an accompaniment for the song, and having done so I was too keen to get it recorded and only realized after completing the recording and editing that I had sung "King 'Enry" instead of "King 'Enery", but I hope that doesn't spoil it for you.
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Guitar: The Gold Band (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme "Singing Together" for today's upload, this one coming from the Autumn 1957 pamphlet. The following notes accompany the song in Joe Offer's collection: Source: Singing Together and Rhythm and Melody Autumn Term 1957 Notes: Rhythm and Melody notes: "Swedish Folk Song From "Twenty-five Rhythm and Melody Songs' arranged by Gladys Whitred By permission of Geo. Harrap & Co. Ltd. The chords shown in the annotations are for strumming along with, but are not necessarily what I am using for my finger-style accompaniment. As is often the case with the songs from this collection, I have devised my own arrangement for the accompaniment.
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Guitar and Harmonica: One Too Many Mornings (Including lyrics and chords) "Copyright music and lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Special Rider -- for original, exclusive performances by Bob Dylan, check-out the official channel at www.youtube.com/bobdylan​​." I did a finger-style version of this Dylan song about eight years ago, but today have decided to try it strumming instead. I have listened to various versions of the song performed by Dylan himself and found that over the years, he has interpreted it many different ways.
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Autoharp: Waltzing Matilda (Original version) I received an email from a gentleman, Brian White, from Brisbane, Australia, who wrote: Would you please do Australians a favour and add to your collection of songs the original version of Waltzing Matilda as it was played when Christina Macpherson and Banjo Paterson collaborated in the composition of Waltzing Matilda in the Winton area of Queensland in 1895. In 1895 Winton was very remote and pianos were scarce. Christina played a zither/autoharp by ear while Waltzing Matilda was being composed. Would you please demonstrate how Waltzing Matilda would have sounded on zither/auto harp. Brian continued with a comprehensive history of the origins of the words and music: In 1900 Paterson sold the rights to some of his poems, including Waltzing Matilda, to the publishing company, Angus and Robertson. Very soon after, the rights were acquired by the Inglis Tea Company. James Inglis, the owner, commissioned Marie Cowan, the wife of of one of the managers to turn Christina's version into an advertising jingle for Billy Tea. Marie Cowan changed both the words and the music to make it simpler, smoother and more contemporary. Although its origin is clear, only one bar (bar 10) is note for note from Barr's song. This version quickly became the accepted version and the original version which was never published, died out. Brian then sent me copies of Christina's own handwritten manuscript which included "Banjo" Paterson's original words, and it is from this manuscript and a PDF copy from Brian that I have attempted to reproduce the original song. Because I am much more familiar with the Marie Cowan version of the song, I think I may have tended to slip into that melody at times, but have tried to be true to the original Christina Macpherson melody as much as possible. Although in my playing, I only use three chords, G, C and D7 to pick out the melody, the chords I have shown in the annotations are the ones Brian included in his PDF copy and can be used to strum along with my playing.
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Guitar: Glenlogie (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the BBC programme "Singing Together" is Glenlogie. The version in the pamphlet is a much abridged variant of a much longer song of the same title which itself is a variant of a song entitled: "Jean o' Bethelnie"
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Autoharp: April Showers (Including lyrics and chords) For Jan's Challenge for April on the UK Autoharpers Facebook page, I have decided on "April Showers". One of the earliest recordings of this song was sung by Al Jolson. Like so many songs from this era, people know the chorus, but are not aware that there were verses too as many artists and performers simply sang the chorus only.
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Guitar: The Girl I Left Behind Me (Including lyrics and chords) I am returning to songs from the BBC programme "Singing Together" for my upload today. I have done a different version of this one before, but this is the one printed in Joe Offer's collection of songs from that programme. I forgot to add the annotations on screen, so here are the lyrics and chords The Girl I Left Behind Me C G F I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill C And o'er the moor and valley. C G F Such heavy thoughts my heart do fill, G C Since parting with my Sally. C Am G Am G C I seek no more the fine and gay, Am G Am G For each does but remind me C G F How swift the hours did pass away G C With the girl I've left behind me. C G F Oh ne'er shall I forget the night, C The stars were bright above me, C G F And gently lent their silv'ry light, G C When first she vowed she loved me. C Am G Am G C But now I'm bound to Brighton camp, Am G Am G Kind Heav'n may favour find me, C G F And send me safely back again G C To the girl I've left behind me. Wikipedia has plenty to say about this song, extracts from which are: "The Girl I left Behind", also known as "The Girl I Left Behind Me", is an English folk song dating back to Elizabethan era. It is said to have been played when soldiers left for war or a naval vessel set sail. According to other sources the song originated in 1758 when English Admirals Hawke and Rodney were observing the French fleet. The first printed text of the song appeared in Dublin in 1791. A popular tune with several variations, "The Girl I Left Behind Me", may have been imported into America around 1650 as 'Brighton Camp', of which a copy dating from around 1796 resides in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The song was popular in the US regular army, who adopted it during the War of 1812 after they heard a British prisoner singing it. The song was used by the Army as a marching tune throughout the 19th century.
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12 string Guitar: Soon May the Wellerman Come (Including lyrics and chords) I uploaded a six string accompanied version of this song five years ago, but today I am uploading this twelve string version at the request of subscriber "LOnA 月星AmV シ". The following information found on the internet comes from a New Zealand site about Stewart Island: Recorded by Tommy Wood on "Song of a Young Country: New Zealand Folksongs." Weller Bros, of Sydney, Australia, were the major shore-whaling company in southern New Zealand in the 1830s and 40s. They had stations at Otakau (Dunedin), Tautuku, Bluff (and others). Over the years they had several ships, which serviced these stations - most notable, being the "Magnet", (Capt. Bruce - good poem about her) and "Joseph Weller" (built here on Stewart Island). The "Wellerman" referred to is the boat/skipper bringing supplies to the stations and taking away the oil accumulated since the last visit. This is my own interpretation and arrangement of this song.
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Guitar: Abide With Me (Including lyrics and chords) My apologies to subscriber "Joshua Wood" who requested this hymn a few weeks ago. I only got round to recording it yesterday. Wikipedia has the following about the hymn: "Abide with Me" is a Christian hymn by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte. It is most often sung to the tune "Eventide" by William Henry Monk. The hymn is a prayer for God to remain present with the speaker throughout life, through trials, and through death. The opening line alludes to Luke 24:29, "Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent", and the penultimate verse draws on text from 1 Corinthians 15:55, "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?": I have shown my own arrangement of chords for this one which suit my finger-style accompaniment.
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Autoharp Song for Ireland (Including lyrics and chords) Today being St Patrick's Day, I thought that this song would by very appropriate as my third song for "Jan's Challenge" on the UK Autoharpers Facebook page. Written by Phil and June Colclough, this was one of the first songs I uploaded to YouTube eleven years ago when I played it on my guitar. Today, I am trying it out on my autoharp.
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Autoharp: Dingle Bay (Including lyrics and chords) I received a request from my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, for a song with this title as performed by The Wolfe Tones. I did not particularly take to that song, but found this one more to my liking, so decided to try it using my autoharp for accompaniment. This one was written by Edmond O'Sullivan.
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Guitar: Garden Gate (The) (Including lyrics and chords) Back to songs from the BBC programme, "Singing Together" today. This one is called "The Garden Gate" about which the footnote in Joe Offer's collection reads: Source: Broadwood, L, 1893, English County Songs, London, Leadenhall Press. As with most of the songs from this collection, the music score is printed, but without any chords, so I have made up my own chord progression for it.
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Autoharp: Little Maggie May (Including lyrics and chords) Jan's challenge for March on the Facebook UK Autoharp page is in three parts. The first was for a Welsh piece to celebrate St David's Day for which I chose "All Through the Night". The second piece is Cornish to celebrate St Piran's Day which is tomorrow. St Piran as well as being being the patron saint of Cornwall is the patron saint of miners. My great-grandfather, William Harvey, was born in St Just in Cornwall and moved to Foxdale in the Isle of Man for the mining, so I feel a strong connection with the Cornish. The song I have chosen to upload today is a popular Cornish song, "Little Maggie May" and this too for me has some significance as William Harvey's wife was called Marguerite and I could well imagine that her name may have been shortened to Maggie. The song dates from 1869 and was written by G.W.Moore to a tune composed by Charles W. Blamphin and I feel it would have been known to my great-grandparents, William Harvey having been born in 1863.
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Guitar: Love is the Sweetest Thing (Including lyrics and chords) "Love is the Sweetest Thing" is a song written by British band leader, Ray Noble and first released by him with his band in 1932, sung by guest singer, Al Bowly. My friends Leila Kneale and Petrina Clark played an instrumental version of this song at our monthly sing-around at the sheltered accommodation complex at which I live and I thought I should learn the song for myself. Since its first release, it has been covered by many well-known artists. I have chosen to modify the chord progression I found on Ultimate Guitar to suit my own abilities, omitting some passing chords.
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Guitar: Do They Miss Me at Home (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber "Athull08", this song dates back to the mid-nineteenth century around the time of the American Civil War but in today's different circumstances seems to me to be quite relevant. It is a song I had not come across before this request, so I listened to a piano version on YouTube and made up my own accompaniment based on that.
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Guitar: Day is Done (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber "Jacob Dorfman", "Day is Done" is a lovely song written by Peter Yarrow of "Peter, Paul and Mary" fame. I have uploaded many of this group's songs, but this one had eluded me until now. Thanks, Jacob, for introducing it to me. As I was recording, a message came through on my computer as I was singing the final chorus, but I don't think it distracts too badly and have left it as is, rather than re-recording the whole song. Please note that the capo is at the second fret, so I am really playing and singing in the key of A.
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Autoharp: Love and Happiness for You (Including lyrics and chords) Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day and I thought this song would be a suitable one to upload, fitting in as it does with Jan's February Challenge on the UK Autoharpers' page on Facebook. "Love and Happiness for You" is a lovely song written by Mark Knopfler. It has been covered by Emmylou Harris as a duet with Knopfler himself and with Kimmie Rhodes. (In the first verse, I sang: "Every diamond ring..." but it should have been as shown in the annotations: "Every diamond dream...")
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12-string Guitar: William Taylor (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, the song I am uploading today is "William Taylor", one of the songs used in the "Assassin's Creed" franchise. As I have not used by 12-string guitar for a while, I thought I would do so for this one.
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Autoharp and MuseScore piano: Hávi Byrne (Instrumental) I wrote a tune at the end of January when noodling on my guitar. I thought it was quite nice, but could not think of a suitable title for it. I then saw on Facebook that the wife of the landlord of the Colby Glen Hotel had just given birth to their first child, a boy whom they named Hávi, a Norse name which is one of the alternatives for Odin. As the Colby Glen Hotel is the venue for our Friday night traditional music session, I decided to give my tune the title Hávi Byrne in honour of the new baby. Lock-down restrictions having been relaxed again here in the Isle of Man after a three-week circuit break, we were able to hold our session again last Friday night, and one of our fiddle players who can sight-read played the melody for mother, father and baby, while I accompanied her on my guitar. I have since made this recording on which I have attempted to play it on my autoharp along with a MuseScore piano accompaniment.
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Guitar: Cumberland and the Merrimac (Including lyrics and chords) This song comes as a request from subscriber, Jack Carter. Set during the American Civil War, it describes a naval battle between the Union frigate, The Cumberland and the Confederate steam ship Merrimac. Merrimac, or more correctly, Merrimack, had originally been a Union frigate which had been sunk. Her hull was raised and she was converted, by the Confederacy, into an iron-clad steam powered ship and renamed Virginia. Virginia was driven by screws and was faster and more maneuverable than the sailing frigate, Cumberland and with iron-clad superstructure impervious to the cannon fire of the Union ship. Virginia rammed Cumberland and sank her when her captain refused to surrender his ship. The chord progression I am using is of my own devising.
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Guitar: Harvest Song Wiltshire (Including lyrics and chords) My song from the BBC programme "Singing Together" today is a little our of season, but as I am at present looking at songs beginning with the letter H, I am uploading it now. The following footnote was included in Joe Offer's collection: Source: Lucy Broadwood and J A Fuller Maitland. 1893, English County Songs, Leadenhall Press, London Notes: Lucy Broadwood wrote: At the harvest suppers, up to some twenty years ago [c 1873], while the guests were still seated at the table a labourer carrying a jug or can of beer or cider filled a horn for every two men, one each side of the table; as they drank, this old harvest song was sung, and the chorus repeated, until the man with the beer had reached the end of the long table, involving perhaps some thirty repetitions of the first verse. After this, the second verse was sung in the same manner. The words and tune occur all over the country, and are in many collections.
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Guitar: Hope the Hermit (Including lyrics and chords) Today, my song from the BBC programme "Singing Together" comes from the 1966 Autumn publication. In a discussion page relating to the song on Joe Offer's collection, I found the following about the song: Words by John Oxenford (1812-1877), set to the old dance tune Lady Francis Neville's Delight (Playford, Dancing Master, 1657 and 1665). "It is one of the very few of Oxenford's set of verses," wrote Sabine Baring-Gould (English Minstrelsie, II, v), "that rises above mediocrity." I think the words of the hermit are very relevant in the present pandemic. "...the dullest morn often heralds in the fairest day!" I am not sure how it happened, but some of the annotations have been omitted, so here is the whole song from the file from which I worked: Hope the Hermit. Capo at 7th fret, so I am really playing and singing in the key of G. C Dm G7 Once in a blythe greenwood lived a hermit wise and good, C F G7 C Whom the folks from far and near, C F G7 For his council sought, knowing well that what he taught, F C G7 C The dreariest of hearts would cheer. Dm C Dm Though his hair was white his eye was clear and bright, G7 And he thus was ever wont to say: C F “Though to care we are born, yet the dullest morn G7 C Often heralds in the fairest day!" (Repeat the last two lines) "The very longest lane, has a turning, it is plain, E'en the blackest of clouds will fly: And what can't be cured must with patience be endured: As cheaply can we laugh as cry." And people gazed, at words so deep amazed, While the Sage went on to say: “Though to care we are born, yet the dullest morn Often heralds in the fairest day!" Pray, is the hermit dead? From the forest has he fled? No, he lives to counsel all Who an ear will lend to their wisest, truest friend, And Hope the Hermit's name they call. Still he sits, I ween, 'mid branches ever green, And cheerily you may hear him say: “Though to care we are born, yet the dullest morn Often heralds in the fairest day!"
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Guitar: Holahi (Including lyrics and chords) "Holahi" was published by the BBC in their "Singing Together" Broadcasts to Schools in Autumn Term, 1958 with the only accompanying information being that it is a German song translated by Gladys Whitred.
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Guitar: Holly Ho (Including lyrics and chords) Today I am returning to the BBC programme, "Singing Together" for a song called "Holly Ho". Not much information accompanying it in the Joe Offer collection apart from: Source: Palmer, Roy, Povery Knock, 1974, Cambridge University Press Notes: Sung by Joe Mallen of Kinver, Worcestershire (born 1891); collected by ROy Palmer, 2 April 1072; slightly adapted. Roud: 1407 (Search Roud index at VWML)
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Autoharp: Comin' Through the Rye (Including lyrics and chords) Another song for Jan's Challenge on the UK Autoharp site on Facebook. "Comin' Through the Rye" is a song from the pen of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns. This is the song I hope to perform tomorrow night in a Zoom meeting with other members of the UK Autoharpers at a "meet, greet and warble" evening.
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Guitar: In the Hills of Shiloh (Including lyrics and chords) My song today from the BBC programme "Singing Together" is "In the Hills of Shiloh". Unlike most of the songs they used for this programme, this one is not an old traditional song, but a contemporary song written by a well known prolific song writer, Shel Silverstein. Also, very conveniently, the score shown in Joe Offer's collection has the chords included, so I have not had to work out my own progression for this one. The story of the song is of a woman who lost her husband in the American Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh, and even forty years later believes he is not dead and pines for him believing he is going to return to her.
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Guitar: Heron from Brecon (Including lyrics and chords) The Heron from Brecon is another song from the BBC programme "Singing Together". The following information about it is included in Joe Offer's collection: Welsh traditional song translated into English. "Deryn y Bwn o'r Banna" is the original in Welsh. 'Bittern from the Mountain tops' in translation, and this makes sense of the Bwm Bwm refrain, being the sound that bird makes.
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Autoharp: Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon (Including lyrics and chords) My song for Jan Brodie's challenge for January on the UK Autoharps Facebook page is a Robert Burns song, "Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon". Having just finished preparing this recording, I found that another member of the UK Autoharps group has already posted her version of the same song. Margaret Rigby has one big advantage over me in that she is a Scot and therefore sings the song with a genuine Scottish accent unlike my imitation of a Scottish accent. She also plays it on the Chromaharp that I sold to her in 2019, a lovely sounding instrument I was selling on somebody else's behalf. However, I have decided to share my own version anyway, feeling quite happy that I managed it with only one mistake.
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Guitar: Here's Adieu To All Judges And Juries (Including lyrics and chords) Today's song from the BBC programme, "Singing Together" in my opinion is a variant of the song "Botany Bay". The story and lyrics of both songs are almost identical as is the melody. However, "Here's Adieu To All Judges And Juries" differs from "Botany Bay" in that it has no chorus. The following footnotes appear beneath the song in Joe Offer's collection: Source: Purslow, F, (1972), The Constant Lovers, EDFS, London Notes: Frank Purslow's notes are as follows: Gardiner Hp. 308.George Blake, St Denys, Southampton, May 1906. Once extremely popular, but now almost forgotten, it probably had its origins in the early music halls. Some collected versions do seem to be of an earlier date, but a stage origin still seems likely. The tune is sometimes sung in the Mixolydian mode. The composer of Wrap me up in my old Tarpaulin Jacket - Whyte Melwille - appears to have been unconsciously aware of the tune when he composed his. I have slightly rearranged the order of Blake's verses to agree with the usual order. Found only a few times in tradition, and not outside England; but for a broadside text without tune included by James N. Healy in his Old Irish Street Ballads (1967), localised as The Newry Transport. The song appeared on broadsides in (mainly) the first half of the 19th century, under a number of titles, largely variations on Farewell to your judges and juries and Justices and Old Bailey. Several can be seen at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:
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Guitar: He That Will Not Merry Merry Be (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme "Singing Together" for today's upload. "He That Will Not Merry, Merry Be" has the following footnote in Joe Offer's collection of songs from this programme; Source: Sabine Baring Gould, 1895, Old English Songs from English Minstrelsie Notes: This is taken from the selection of the eight volume work by Baring Gould of the same name, reprinted by Llanerch Publishers. Notes are not given in the selection, but are in the full eight volume work to which I do not have access. Therefore I can give no information about the origins of this song.
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Guitar: Shortness of Sight (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by athull08, "Shortness of Sight" is a song from the repertoire of the Liverpool folk group, "The Spinners". I thought I had uploaded all of their songs that were on the LPs I have in my own collection, but this one seems to have slipped through the net, so I am presenting it here today as my first upload for 2021.
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2021 CALENDAR The photographs in this video are the ones I have used to create my 2021 calendar, each photograph being taken by me during the corresponding month shown from October 2019 to September 2020. The accompanying song, "The January Man" was written by Dave Goulder and is my own version which I uploaded to YouTube in October 2013 using my 12-string guitar for accompaniment.
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Guitar: Green Mossy Banks of the Lea (Including lyrics and chords) Today I am returning to songs from the BBC programme "Singing Together" which I am finding in Joe Offer's catalogue of songs on "http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/ind...". This one has caused me a few problems trying to work out a suitable chord progression especially for the third line of each verse, and what I show in the annotations is only guesswork. In all the versions and variants of this song I found on YouTube, the first line is sung as "When first in this country a stranger, curiosity caused me to roam" but according to the text in Singing Together, it should be: "When first in this country a strange curiosity caused me to roam", so that is what I am singing.
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Guitar: Brother Ashley (Including lyrics and chords) I found this song on a Facebook friend's page. Trevor Valentine put music to a poem written by a friend of his, Sue Skinner. Sue had recently lost her brother and wrote the poem in his memory. I was so impressed by the song, I asked permission of both Trevor and Sue to do my own interpretation of this moving song, which I present here. (Probably no family connection, but my own mother's maiden name was Skinner.)
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Guitar: Christmas is A comin' (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth, "Christmas is A-comin'" is a song sung by Bing Crosby but I have no other information regarding its origins. I suspect it is an American variant of the song "Christmas is Coming" but with a different melody and lyrics. This is my last Christmas upload for this year. Let's hope 2021 proves to be a happier and healthier year everywhere.
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Guitar: Across the Universe (Including lyrics and chords) Another request from "mene cmt57" has me attempting a Beatles' song which on first hearing, I was unsure about as to whether I could manage to do it. However, with a little perseverance, here is my interpretation. The song was written by John Lennon, but as was usual with Beatles' songs, it was attributed to both Lennon and McCartney.
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Guitar: Green Grow The Leaves (Including lyrics and chords) Green Grow The Leaves is a children's counting song, short and sweet, so I sing it twice through. It is another song from the BBC programme, "Singing Together" and as with most of the songs from this source, I have put my own chord progression to it.
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Guitar: Green Broom (Including lyrics and chords) Back to the BBC programme, "Singing Together" for my upload today. The following information came with the song which is in Joe Offer's "Singing Together" collection: Source: Sharp C and Vaughan Williams, R, A Selection of Collected Folk-Songs, Novello Notes: The tune here was noted from John Farkell (75) at Bridgwater, Somerset, on the 10th April 1907. The text as given above also appeared in Sharp's One Hundred English Folksongs (Boston, 1916) in substantially the same form. Mr Farkell's text as originally noted is in Karpeles, Cecil Sharp's Collection of Folk Songs, Oxford 1974, I, 458 (No. 116A)
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Christmas Greetings from The Isle of Man The photographs in this video were taken on Christmas Day ten years ago, the first time I can recall there being snow here in the Isle of Man at Christmas. I am posting this as my Christmas Card to all my friends and acquaintances wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Let's hope 2021 will see the end to the pandemic and people will be able to return to happier times once more and hopefully appreciate the help and comfort that has been given so freely by so many lovely people throughout this stressful time. The musical extracts accompanying the video have been taken from some of the videos I have uploaded to my YouTube channel. The instrument used for all of them is a chromatic autoharp.
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Guitar: Christmas in Killarney (Including lyrics and chords) "Christmas in Killarney" is a request from my American friend, Ken Shuttlesworth. I had not heard it before getting Ken's request, but it has been recorded by Bing Crosby and more recently by "The Irish Rovers" and it is on their version I have based my own interpretation, though I have not attempted to put in their instrumental break.
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Guitar: That's The Way It Is (Including lyrics and chords) I have had a number of requests from "mene cmt57" for songs I have been unable to play, so I am pleased to be able to fulfil his request for me to do a 6-string version of this song. I uploaded a 12-string version nearly a year ago which was quite well received with the following information: Written by Daniel Lanois and Rocco DeLuca, and performed by Lanois it is the soundtrack for a video game, "Red Redemption 2".
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Guitar: Gipsy Countess Part II (Including lyrics and chords) This is the second part of the story of the gipsy countess. In part I, she was married to an earl despite her misgivings as to whether she would be able to take to the life and her concerns about leaving her brothers and her outdoor, roaming life. In part II, her brothers come to find her and she returns to her gipsy life leaving behind all the riches and comfort of the earl's home.
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Gipsy Countess Part I Today, I am returning to songs from the BBC programme "Singing Together", a source from which I have found many songs to upload. This one is the first part of a story about a gipsy maiden who attracts the amorous intentions of an Earl who despite her protestations is determined to have her for his bride.
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Autoharp: The Lord Christ is Born (Including lyrics and chords) I have already posted one autoharp accompanied song this week as a part of Jan's challenge on the UK Autoharpers page on Facebook, but here is another. It is a self-penned song which I wrote nearly 50 years ago as a three verse carol. I added a chorus about ten years later and had only performed it with guitar accompaniment before today. I am using my Richwood Artist Series chromatic autoharp rather than my Oscar Schmidt as there is no Bm on the OS, and the chord bar arrangement on the Richwood is better suited to the chord progression used in this song.
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Autoharp: Mistletoe and Wine (Including lyrics and chords) This is the song I intend to perform at the December Zoom meeting for the UK Autoharpers group. Wikipedia has the following information about the song: "Mistletoe and Wine" is a Christmas song made famous as a single by Cliff Richard in 1988. The song was written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart and Keith Strachan for a musical called Scraps, which was an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" set in Victorian London. Scraps was first performed at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London in 1976. The musical was renamed The Little Match Girl and adapted for television by HTV in 1987, and featured Roger Daltrey, Paul Daneman, Jimmy Jewel and Twiggy. As originally conceived, "Mistletoe and Wine" had a different meaning from that for which it has come to be known. The writers wanted a song that sounded like a Christmas carol, intending it to be sung ironically while the little matchgirl is kicked out into the snow by the unfeeling middle classes. By the time the musical transferred to television, the song had become a lusty pub song sung by the local whore, as played by Twiggy. Richard liked the song, but changed the lyrics to reflect a more religious theme (which the writers accepted).
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Autoharp: Mary's Boychild (Including lyrics and chords) I have covered this song some time ago, but not using the autoharp, so here is my latest version which also happens to fit in with Jan's challenge for Christmas themed songs for the UK Autoharpers on their Facebook page.
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Guitar: Affair on Eighth Avenue (Including lyrics and chords) Requested by subscriber "Spiritof Seventysix", "Affair on Eighth Avenue" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot. It was included on his double album, "Gord's Gold" in 1975, but was omitted when the album was re-issued as a CD in 1987. (The chord I am playing at the start of the intro which I am calling Bm7 is the same shape as Am7 moved up two frets but only picking strings 6, 4, 3 and 2 to a count of 1, 2, 3 &, 4 &, picking string 6 on #1, 3 on #2, 2 on #3, 4 on &, 3 on #4, 2 on &, repeated four times. Then slide down to Am7 and play the same pattern, but this time replacing string 6 with string 5.)
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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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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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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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