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Tune Req: The Farmer

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GODSPEED THE PLOW
SUCCESS TO THE FARMER


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GUEST,Terry Blankenship 19 Jun 01 - 11:23 PM
Sorcha 19 Jun 01 - 11:28 PM
Sorcha 19 Jun 01 - 11:31 PM
Sorcha 19 Jun 01 - 11:35 PM
MMario 19 Jun 01 - 11:44 PM
Sorcha 19 Jun 01 - 11:47 PM
MMario 20 Jun 01 - 12:01 AM
GUEST,Terry 20 Jun 01 - 12:38 AM
Sorcha 20 Jun 01 - 02:10 AM
nutty 20 Jun 01 - 02:22 AM
Snuffy 20 Jun 01 - 08:46 AM
MMario 20 Jun 01 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Terry Blankenship 25 Jun 01 - 12:35 AM
MMario 25 Jun 01 - 08:44 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FARMER
From: GUEST,Terry Blankenship
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:23 PM

I found this broadside at The Bodleian Library. Do any of you have the original melody for this in ABC form or regular music?

Terry


THE FARMER

Come each jolly fellow who loves to be mellow
Attend unto me and sit easy
One jorum in quiet my lads we will try it
Dull thinking will make a man crazy

For here Iím king Iíll drink dance and sing
Let no man appear as a stranger
But show me the ass that refuses his glass
And Iíll order him hay in a manger

By ploughing and sowing by reaping and mowing
Kind nature supplies me with plenty
I've a cellar well stored and a plentiful board
And my garden affords every dainty

Were it not for my seeding you'd have but poor feeding
You'd surely be starving without me
I'm always content when I pay up my rent
I am happy when friends are about me

Draw near to the table my boys while you're able
Let's me hear not one word of complaining
The jingling of glasses all music surpasses
I love to see bottles a draining

Let the mighty and great roll in splendor and state
I envy them not I declare it
At my own ham my own chicken and lamb
I shear my own fleece and I wear it

I have all things in season both woodcock pheasant
I am here as a justice of quorum
At my cabins fore end Iíve a bed for a friend
A clear fireside and a jorum

I've a lawn and Iíve bowers, I have fruit and I have flowers
The lark is my morning alarmer
So ye jolly boys now that don't follow the plough
Drink long life and success to the farmer


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:28 PM

htmRight here!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:31 PM

Ok, I'll copy paste.......


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:35 PM

Sorry, I was in too much of a hurry; didn't see the TUNE part. Will keep looking. Title is The Jolly Farmer.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: MMario
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:44 PM

check Bruce O's site. I don't have the URL handy but he is in the mudcat links section.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 11:47 PM

Oh, OK, Bruce O's site but don't ask me just where to look........


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:01 AM

Thanks Sorch!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:38 AM

I can't find it on Bruce's site. It seems like a great site but it is very difficult to find specific songs you are looking for there.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 02:10 AM

It may just be the most User UnFriendly site on the web, try asking at his e mail addy which is posted on the main page.......(somewhere)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: nutty
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 02:22 AM

ABC etc can be found here:-

THE JOLLY FARMER


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 08:46 AM

The song is the DT as Godspeed the Plow, and you can find several version and the tune in this thread. Godspeed the Plow.

It pays to look in Mudcat first before googling off all over the net!

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:34 AM

Thanks snuffy...tried a few searches but came up blank. it looked familiar but I couldn't remmeber from where.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: GUEST,Terry Blankenship
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 12:35 AM

What are the best recordings you have heard of artists that have done this song (by any of it's names)?

The Jolly Farmer The Farmer The Farmers Toast Godspeed the Plough

The ABC of the song didn't seem right to me. (I think that regular music is much easier to read than ABC's.)

Terry


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Farmer
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 08:44 AM

Terry - there are a lot of programs out there that will take the text of the abc file and display it for you as regular music notation.


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