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Lyr Add: Appalachian Round

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In Mudcat MIDIs:
Appalachian Round (Take Me Back) (Tune is "Welcome, Welcome Every Guest")
Welcome, Welcome Every Guest


belter 11 Mar 98 - 03:57 AM
harpgirl 15 Feb 00 - 11:36 PM
harpgirl 16 Feb 00 - 08:21 AM
MMario 16 Feb 00 - 08:23 AM
Joe Offer 03 Sep 03 - 08:46 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Sep 03 - 11:55 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 31 Aug 04 - 12:39 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Aug 04 - 01:14 PM
masato sakurai 31 Aug 04 - 01:24 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Aug 04 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,girlKT 21 Feb 05 - 08:42 PM
GUEST,leeneia 22 Feb 05 - 11:06 AM
GUEST,leeneia 22 Feb 05 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,girlKT 24 Feb 05 - 06:51 PM
MAG 24 Feb 05 - 10:47 PM
GUEST,CHC 13 Jan 06 - 08:23 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 May 07 - 11:19 PM
GUEST,phoebe 16 Jul 07 - 01:44 PM
Celtaddict 16 Jul 07 - 05:37 PM
Dan Schatz 16 Jul 07 - 06:08 PM
Janie 16 Jul 07 - 10:19 PM
GUEST,Keigh 25 Dec 07 - 12:30 AM
GUEST 14 Apr 09 - 11:50 AM
GUEST 12 Aug 09 - 03:46 PM
Janie 12 Aug 09 - 06:48 PM
Joe Offer 14 Aug 09 - 04:26 PM
GUEST,Susan Swope 04 Oct 09 - 07:07 AM
GUEST,David 07 Sep 11 - 09:27 AM
Desert Dancer 07 Sep 11 - 01:40 PM
Artful Codger 07 Sep 11 - 10:54 PM
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Joe Offer 08 Sep 11 - 02:20 AM
GUEST,leeneia 08 Sep 11 - 10:16 AM
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GUEST 17 Dec 15 - 01:22 PM
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Subject: lyk: Appalachin Round
From: belter
Date: 11 Mar 98 - 03:57 AM

I have this song on an album and can't make out all the words, or the melody for that matter. Some of the words are
    Take me back oh hills I love
    Lift me from this lonely bed
    Light my way with stars above
    Curl soft winds about my head
    Wash my feet in crystal streams
    curl? my arms in balms of oak
    Leave the sent of pine for dreams
    Rap me tight in earthen cloak
I guess I was wrong. There's just the one word I couldn't make out, but I'd still like the melody.

My source is an independently produced album by Sarah Hobart album name KNOTWORK. She sings in the Des Moines area last I heard.


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Subject: Lyr Add: APPALACHIAN ROUND (from Rogers, Schmidt)
From: harpgirl
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 11:36 PM

...I have so many songs to post...I'd better get busier...here is one I think I heard done by Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt

    Appalachian Round

    Take me back oh hills I love
    Lift me from this lovely bed
    Light my way with stars above
    Curl soft wings about my head
    Wash my feet in crystal streams
    Cradle my arms in boughs of oak
    Breathe the scent of pine for dreams
    Wrap me tight in earthen cloak
^^


...maybe soumebody knows this by another name...harpgirl

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Subject: RE: lyk: Appalachin Round
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 08:21 AM

...I knew I'd find it!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: MMario
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 08:23 AM

*whimper* tune? or at least where I can find it?


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Subject: ADD: Welcome, Welcome Every Guest (round)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 08:46 PM

MMario - this page (click) calls it "Appalachian round" and says it's sung to the tune of "Welcome Every Guest." I'll post the tune.
-Joe Offer-


    WELCOME, WELCOME EVERY GUEST

    Welcome, welcome every guest. Welcome to our music fest.
    Music is our only cheer; Fills both soul and ravished ear.
    Sacred nine, teach us the mood, Sweetest notes to be explored.
    Softly swell the trembling air, To complete our concert fair.

Anonymous, 18th Century
Source: Sol Weber's Rounds Galore

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 11:55 PM

This round appears in a nice collection on the net, by Craig Green. Worth reading through.
Round lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 12:39 PM

This song also appears in Sacred Harp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 01:14 PM

Any evidence of "Appalachian Round" lyrics before Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt? Did they write it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: masato sakurai
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 01:24 PM

Southern Harmony no. 19b: Canon ("Welcome, Welcome, ev'ry guest"), which is sung like a round.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 05:59 PM

Yes, but the lyrics "Take me back, o hills I love"? Found it in a couple of other places, but no attribution beyond 'source unknown.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,girlKT
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 08:42 PM

Does anybody have the guitar chords for the Appalachian round?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 11:06 AM

Thanks so much for posting this. I am having a St Patrick's party and session, and I'm printing this round out as the first piece to be played. I will have high instruments take one line and low instruments the next, in order to minimize the dissonance of A against B which occurs in a few places.

"Sacred nine" gave me pause, but then I realized it must be a reference to the Muses. Pagan, it's definitely pagan!

I'm going to see about chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 11:54 AM

I've worked out the chords. They are not simple. I'm going to type them below, in lines.   Each line represents one measure, and a dash represents a beat in which the preceding chord is repeated.

Am G Am Em

Dm - Em -

Am - G Am

Em - Am -
-------------
Am G Am Em

Dm - Em -

C - G -

C - Am -
-----------
Am G Am Em

Dm - Em -

Am - G soft - (it's dissonant)

Em - Am -
----------------
Am G Am Em

Dm - Em -

Am - Dm -

Em - Am -
-----------------

Depending on the group and the guitarist, it may be possible to skip some of these changes. However, the song is hymn-like, moving in block chords, and these are the chords. It's perfect for guitarists who complain that other songs are boring. Heh heh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,girlKT
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 06:51 PM

Thanks so much Leeneia! I'm going to have to work to get that down but I'm glad to have them! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: MAG
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 10:47 PM

Straw Into Gold has recorded this, too, as "Appalachian Lullaby."

It works great as a round, if a bit mournful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,CHC
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 08:23 PM

Isn't it "Curl soft winds above my head" instead of "wings"? I learned it as winds, just a thought.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 May 07 - 11:19 PM

To update Q's link for Craig Green's Round Lyrics


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Subject: RE: lyk: Appalachin Round
From: GUEST,phoebe
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 01:44 PM

My choir sings this song in a round.

The words are:


take me back o hills i love
lift me from this lonely bed
light my way with stars above
curl soft winds about my head
wash my feet in crystal streams
cradle my arms in boughs of oak
breath the scent of pine for dreams
wrap me tight in earthen cloak


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Subject: RE: lyk: Appalachin Round
From: Celtaddict
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 05:37 PM

And can some good soul post the melody?


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Subject: RE: lyk: Appalachin Round
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 06:08 PM

Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen sang this beautiful round at a benefit concert for the Homeless in Bethesda, Maryland I produced in 1988. Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner of Magpie joined them - it was an amazingly beautiful piece. I've been singing it ever since, but I don't know how to post melodies on the Mudcat. At some point, I'll see if I can find the history - I believe the melody is an Elizabethan round, but beyond that I can't remember.

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: lyk: Appalachin Round
From: Janie
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:19 PM

What a gem!

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,Keigh
Date: 25 Dec 07 - 12:30 AM

The round is one sung by the Idleman Sisters in WV. George Furse heard their "Welcome, Welcome" and wrote the words to the traditional melody.

Take me back, oh hills I love;
Lift me from this lonely bed.
Light my way with stars above;
Curl soft winds about my head.
Wash my feet in crystal streams;
Cradle My arms in boughs of oak.
Breathe the scent of pine for dreams;
Wrap me tight in earthen cloak.

Maddie MacNeil has recorded this on her cd "Songs of Earth and Sea"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 11:50 AM

"Welcome Welcome Every Guest" is by John Blow, published in 1699


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Subject: RE: lyr: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 03:46 PM

Following are the lyrics used by Sally Rogers:


Take me back oh hills I love
Lift me from this lonely bed
Light my way with stars above
Curl soft winds about my head
Wash my feet in crystal streams
Cradle my arms in boughs of oak
Breathe the scent of pine for dreams
Wrap me tight in earthen cloak


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Subject: RE: lyr: Appalachian Round
From: Janie
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 06:48 PM

Milltown Band performing Appalachian Round on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 04:26 PM

threads combined - refresh


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Subject: CORRECTED RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,Susan Swope
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 07:07 AM

The lyrics that I found on this website have a few typos.
Appalachian Round

Take me back oh hills I love
Lift me from this lonely [NOT lovely] bed
Light my way with stars above
Curl soft winds [NOT wing]s about my head
Wash my feet in crystal streams
Cradle my arms in boughs of oak
Breathe the scent of pine for dreams
Wrap me tight in earthen cloak


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,David
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 09:27 AM

Anybody know how to get in touch with George Furse? I'm interested in recording the song. Any help would be appreciated greatly!

Thanks,
David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 01:40 PM

This is lovely.

Concerning "Welcome, welcome, every guest" --

Here's another link to the piece in Southern Harmony, where the tune is titled "Canon". It's at on Hymnody.org and the image is slightly clearer and zoomable, so that you can read the note that says, "This song was composed by the Rev. B. Hicks (a Baptist minister of South Carolina) and sent to his wife while he was confined in Tennessee by [?] of which he afterwards recovered."

However, the Rev. B. Hicks, was probably remembering something he heard before see this discussion, especially the post from the estimable Warren Steel: Fasola Discussions, August 2010, at Google Groups.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Artful Codger
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 10:54 PM

Ahem, that note about the Rev. B Hicks applies to the text of the song 19(a), on the top half of the original page: "Hick's Farewell": "The time is swiftly rolling on / When I must faint and die" (music by William Walker). FWIW, I read the questionable word as "fever".


In any case, here is an ABC of both "Welcome" and "Appalachian Round", which you can plug into the folkinfo.org ABC converter to generate a PDF score and MIDI. I may work up a multi-part MIDI which puts all the parts together.

X:1
T:Welcome, Welcome, Every Guest
T:To the same tune: Appalachian Round
%%header \                 Welcome, Welcome, Every Guest
%%writehistory 1
C:John Blow, by 1699
S:Southern Harmony (1835), no. 19b: "Canon. Four in One. 7's."
M:C
L:1/4
Q:1/4=108
K:Am
AGAE | F/E/DE2 | CCGA | E>EA2 |
w: [WW:]~Wel-come, wel-come, ev'*ry guest, Wel-come to our mu-sic feast~:
w: [AR:]~Take me back, oh hills* I love; Lift me from this lone-ly bed.
ABcB | AB/A/G2 | ccBc/A/ | G>AA2 |
w: Mu-sic is our on-ly* cheer, Fill both soul and* rav-ish'd ear~;
w: Light my way with stars a-*bove; Curl soft winds a-*bout my head.
edc/d/e | dfe2 | e/d/cdc/d/ | e>ee2 |
w: Sac-red Nine,* teach us the mood. Sweet-*est notes to* be ex-plored.
w: Wash my feet* in crys-tal streams; Cra-dle my arms in* boughs of oak.
cBAG | Ad/c/B2 | c/d/eAG/A/ | B>AA2 ||
w: Soft-ly swell the trem-bling* air, To com-plete our* con-cert fair.
w: Breathe the scent of pine for* dreams; Wrap me tight in* earth-en cloak.
%%text
%%vskip .25


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 12:11 AM

Artful -- oops! Thanks for that.

Here's the link that I meant to include, which is to Hymnary.org, not hymnody: Southern Harmony, 19b. There's a midi link there, too.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Artful Codger
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 12:44 AM

@Becky: Easy mistake to make--they shouldn't have split up the page images without properly pairing the footnotes. And their indices don't make it easy to look up pages by number--grrr.

Thanks for the Hymnary link. Sadly, the MIDI there has only two voices--I guess they didn't get the memo--and goes like a bat out of a toasty place. I've sent Joe a four-voice MIDI, and it should show up here shortly.

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 02:20 AM

Refresh - MIDI posted in Artful Codger message above.
Thanks, AC.

-Joe-
AC's message:
    A monophonic MIDI for this round has already been linked at the top of the thread. I'm sending a polyphonic version, with all four voices together (using different instruments). This MIDI should be linked at the top of the thread as well as with my message. My source was Southern Harmony, no. 19b (Canon: "Welcome, welcome, ev'ry guest"), as with the MIDI already posted, and the key is the same, so I haven't sent a monophonic MIDI corresponding to the ABC I posted; it would be a duplication.
Unfortunately, I can't link this at the top just now. Mudcat FTP is broken, and I had to store the file elsewhere.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the new MIDI, Artful and Joe. I enjoyed listening to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Artful Codger
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 04:34 PM

You're quite welcome, leeneia.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,Kathy in Madison WI
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 11:44 AM

Hi -- I just stumbled on this thread. David, if you're still wondering -- George Furse died in 2001. He was a retired music teacher and lived in Baraboo, WI at the time of his death. His widow, Myra, died last year.

Among his many other pursuits, George made little folk flutes and sold them at folk music festivals. I bought one in 1983; that little wooden instrument changed my life!

I did not know until yesterday that George had written lyrics to this song. Life just keeps unfolding, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 15 - 01:22 PM

here are links to the melody to Welcome, Welcome Every Guest, and the Milltown Band singing the Appalachian Round on stage. The tune of Appalachian Round as sung by Sally Rogers (and the Milltown) differs slightly from the 18th century piece but is clearly the same melody.

midi of Welcome Welcome Every Guest

Appalachian Round sung by Milltown Band


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,diplocase
Date: 17 Dec 15 - 01:48 PM

Amphion angelicas by John Blow 1700 - pg. 1


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: Artful Codger
Date: 18 Dec 15 - 12:29 PM

I lost my 4-part MIDI of this (including the source) and Joe's link of the uploaded copy is now broken. Can someone who's downloaded it please PM me to arrange for emailing it to me. Once I have it, I can upload it to Joe's newer repository and post a working link here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 12:26 PM

I just tried sending you a MIDI in four parts. Let's see if it works.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Appalachian Round
From: GUEST,Sandy
Date: 26 Aug 16 - 08:49 PM

I have a piece that says George Furse from Milwaukee wrote the lyrics and was sung by the Idleman sisters in West Virginia.


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