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Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd

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FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD


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David C. 13 Jan 00 - 05:59 PM
Barry T 13 Jan 00 - 08:49 PM
harpgirl 13 Jan 00 - 09:10 PM
BK 13 Jan 00 - 09:23 PM
Jacob Bloom 14 Jan 00 - 03:12 PM
harpgirl 02 Apr 00 - 03:39 PM
Lonesome EJ 02 Apr 00 - 04:37 PM
Sorcha 24 Jul 00 - 02:00 PM
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Subject: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: David C.
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 05:59 PM

Can any one give me the actual melody for this song? I would be grateful. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: Barry T
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:49 PM

The lyrics with my midi sequence are here.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: harpgirl
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 09:10 PM

...this is a great tune! I heard "Last Rights" from Ft. Lauderdale do it at the Florida Folk Festival last spring...the melody reminds me of something in the dim realms of my memory...a Kingston Trio tune of another name mayhaps?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: BK
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 09:23 PM

Probably the same name - as many of the big folk groups of the 60's did a version of it. Great song. I like Joe & Eddie's version best.

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: Jacob Bloom
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 03:12 PM

You may be thinking of a public service commercial for the Boy Scouts that played on TV a couple of decades back. It used "Follow The Drinking Gourd" as the melody, with a chorus of "Follow the rugged road."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 03:39 PM

Intersting Jacob! RUS has the tune I see and if the chords don't sound just right I will copy the Last Rites version...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 04:37 PM

Check out the Richie Havens version on Songs of the Civil War.


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Subject: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 02:00 PM

T:Follow the Drinking Gourd
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:125
K:F
"G7" F G-G4 F D | F G-G4 | "G7" F G-G4-G D| "Dm" F-G D- F-F4 | "G7" F G- G4-G D | "Dm" F D2 D3 F G | "F" A A A F "Em" G G G E | "Bb" F F "Dm" F D "C#M" E E "C" D E | "Bb" F E D C- -"Am"- C- A, C2 | [1 . "Dm" D6 D D|| [2 "Dm" D8-|D8 || "DM" F2 G2 F2 D D | F2 G2 F-D-D2| "G7" F G-G4-G D | "Dm" F D2 D-D2 F G | "F" A A A F "Gm" G G G E |"Dm" F F F D "Am" E E D E | "Bb" F E D C-"Am" -C-A, C2| "D7" D8|]

Lyrics in DT. You will probably need to see the verses to make sense of 1st and 2nd(sic) endings.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Follow the Drinking Gourd
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 04:05 PM

File name: [ FOLGOURD


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