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the art of the balladeer is still strong

Dear all, In case you're not regular watchers of Sky News. Or the dissolution of Parliament (that dissolute lot) had passed you by.... Here is the Ballot
Andrew Rouse
6:09 AM
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Re: Richard Terry, "The Shanty Book," Vols 1 and 2

A fair point, Shy Modest! There is currently an emphasis on locality. People are interested to discover that their ancestors sang for Cecil Sharp or one of the
    Lewis Jones
    Mar 30
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    Roud indexes: Latest version online

    The latest version of my indexes (version 105), which was made available for home users a few weeks ago, is now available online at the VWML website, as usual
    steveroud
    Mar 30
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    Re: Collecting Folk Song - Sam Lee

    Thanks for that, Sam Andy On 29 March 2015 at 23:56, sam lee samlovelee@... [Tradsong] < ... -- 44TH INTERNATIONAL BALLAD CONFERENCE WEBSITE:
    Andrew Rouse
    Mar 29
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    Re: Collecting Folk Song - Sam Lee

    Hi All late but better than neverà Was on Last thursday btw and is about 2.26 hours into the show. You can listen here
    sam lee
    Mar 29
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    Re: Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    Ben, I go through ballad texts so frequently that bits and pieces stick in my mind like this one. Once I have a title I just pluck a book off the shelf and
    Steve Gardham
    Mar 29
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    Re: Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    Good lads, Brian and Steve. That's answered it. I wonder how the words found themselves in the Nightingale song? Cheers Gwilym
    tradsinger2004
    Mar 29
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    Re: Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    Steve: good job (how did you make the connection?) The texts in Steve RoudÆs Folk song and Broadside lists refer to Australia or Virginia, not Jamaica. For
    Ben Schwartz
    Mar 29
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    Re: Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    ... Those middle lines occur in transportation ballad called 'Australia' or 'Virginny'. Don't recognize the other four, though. Brian
    Brian Peters
    Mar 29
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    Re: Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    Oops, didn't see Steve's post. ... -- Brian Peters 72 Sheffield Road, Glossop Derbyshire SK13 8QP, UK. Tel 01457 862560 Website: www.brian-peters.co.uk
    Brian Peters
    Mar 29
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    Re: Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    Australia Roud 1488 Steve To: Tradsong@yahoogroups.com From: Tradsong@yahoogroups.com Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:39:04 -0700 Subject: [Tradsong] Identify that
    Steve Gardham
    Mar 29
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    Identify that song "I'll bid adieu to Jamaica"

    Here's a strange one. In the material that Grainger collected in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, there is a version of "The Nightingale Sings" (words only).
    tradsinger2004
    Mar 29
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    Re: Richard Terry, "The Shanty Book," Vols 1 and 2

    A minor point, but Terry’s versions were local to some ship/crew/locale. Surely – or else they are a generic amalgam. And in my experience the first
      shy_modest_folk_sleuth
      Mar 29
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      Richard Terry, "The Shanty Book," Vols 1 and 2

      Dear Folks, You may know this already, but, in case you do not, here goes. If you would like PDF page images of Terry's excellent shanty books from the 1920s
        Lewis Jones
        Mar 28
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        Carroll & Mackenzie West Clare Song Collection

        Announced a short while ago, but worth mentioning again in case people missed it. Clare County Library have mounted Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie’s wonderful
        steveroud
        Mar 28
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