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Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain

GUEST,matt 03 Apr 02 - 09:54 PM
IanC 04 Apr 02 - 04:09 AM
Wolfgang 04 Apr 02 - 04:15 AM
IanC 04 Apr 02 - 04:26 AM
Wolfgang 04 Apr 02 - 04:33 AM
pavane 04 Apr 02 - 06:02 AM
pavane 04 Apr 02 - 06:06 AM
Snuffy 04 Apr 02 - 08:23 AM
pavane 04 Apr 02 - 12:01 PM
Sorcha 04 Apr 02 - 12:17 PM
dick greenhaus 04 Apr 02 - 12:40 PM
Snuffy 04 Apr 02 - 07:14 PM
Sorcha 04 Apr 02 - 07:34 PM
raredance 04 Apr 02 - 08:55 PM
pavane 05 Apr 02 - 01:27 AM
Steve Parkes 05 Apr 02 - 02:26 AM
GUEST,Hamewith 20 Oct 11 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Paul 18 Mar 12 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,INKY 26 Jun 12 - 04:42 PM
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Subject: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST,matt
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 09:54 PM

This is a song I heard done at a folk festival, in a workshop that was basically about dirty scottish songs. The lyrics are pretty crude.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: IanC
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 04:09 AM

Sorry, I can only find the poem by Tennyson and the song by Stephen Foster. I don't think it can be either of these.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Wolfgang
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 04:15 AM

In case you mean Al O'Donnell's songs Maid on the Mountain it has been posted here.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: IanC
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 04:26 AM

Wolfgang, I don't think that's it either.

BTW I seem to have messed up the link for the Foster Song.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Wolfgang
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 04:33 AM

Right, Ian, I even overlooked that the request is for Maid of (not: on) the Mountain.

Even though the title is still not 100% correct, there is this song with dirty lyrics:

"The Maid of the Mountain Glen"

There was a maid of the mountain glen
Seduced herself with a fountain pen
The pen it broke and the ink ran wild
And she gave birth to a blue-black child

and so on (found by Google search)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: pavane
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 06:02 AM

Mary from the Mountain Glen

It continues,in the version I know,

(Chorus)
They called the bastard Stephen (3 times)
'cause that was the name of the ink (Not Quink)

another verse is


Mary from new Brighton Pier
Seduced herself with a bottle of beer
Top came off, the froth ran wild
She gave birth to a nut-brown child
They called the bastard Watney (3 times)
'cause that was the name of the beer

Try the following site, it may be there

Bawdy songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: pavane
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 06:06 AM

Sorry, that link doesn't seem to work any more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 08:23 AM

Pavane, the beer at New Brighton (on the Mersey estuary) was the late unlamented Threlfall's. Not as bad as Watney's, but a close run thing!

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: pavane
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 12:01 PM

Further information

As far as I remember, I knew this as a Rugby song in the 1960's, not a folk song.

As for tune, I don't know the name of it, but it is the same as the one used for 'Keep that wheel a-turning' (is that the real name of the song?).

And the first line went

'Mary from the Mountain Glen'


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Subject: Lyr Add: Mary From the Mountain Glen (bawdy)
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 12:17 PM

That did it, pavane!

Mary From The Mountain Glen

Mary from the mountain glen,
seduced herself with a fountain pen.
The pen it broke and the ink went wild,
and she gave birth to a blue-black child.
The called it the bastard Steven,
they called it the bastard Steven,
they called it the bastard Steven 'cos,
that was the name of the ink.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 12:40 PM

I think the one you're looking for is in DigiTrad as "The Mayor of Bayswater's Daughter". Titles are the least sensible thing to look for; if you enter [Maid of the Mountain] in the blue Digitrad search box, you'll find it. The square brackets indicate that it's a phrase.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 07:14 PM

As Pavane says, it was basically a rugby/student song, but that's folk, isn't it?

I've always known the tune as "Early in the Morning"

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 07:34 PM

Soooooooo, where is Guest Matt????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: raredance
Date: 04 Apr 02 - 08:55 PM

Ed Cray in "Erotic Muse" has a version that he describes as a parody of W C Handy's "St Louis Blues".

St. Louis Woman

St Louis woman, she had a yen for men;
She went to be with a fountain pen.
The rubber busted and the ink ran wild.
St. Louis woman, she had a blue-black child.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: pavane
Date: 05 Apr 02 - 01:27 AM

I don't remember any connection with The Mayor of Bayswater, either in the words or tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 05 Apr 02 - 02:26 AM

Writer Dan Farson claimed "Mary from the mountain glen" was written as an insult to Victorian worthy James K Steven (whom he'd fingered as the most likely Jack the Ripper) on the evidence of "They called the bastard Steven"!.

Stephen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST,Hamewith
Date: 20 Oct 11 - 01:02 PM

There was a second verse:

Stephen was a problem child
He almost drove his mother wild
For every time that Stephen pissed
He filled the room with a blue-black mist
etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 08:56 AM

This is version we sang in the early 60's.   The A part (verse) of the tune seems the same as the (?)Cornish tune Pengughow Glas (Blue Bonnets). The tune we used is notated at http://www.harmonieii.co.uk/caving/they%20words/stephen.html:

Mary, Mary of the Mountain Glen,
Seduced herself with a fountain pen,
Half way up, the ink ran wild,
And she gave birth to a blue black child.

Cho: They called the bastard Stephen,
They called the bastard Stephen,
They called the bastard Stephen,
'cos that was the name of the ink (not Quink).

Stephen was a problem child,
He drove his parents really wild,
'cos very time that Stephen pissed,
He filled the room with a blue-black mist.

& cho

(I think the ink was actually called Stephens, with an 's' at the end)

I'm from New Brighton, but never heard Parvane's verse:

Mary from new Brighton Pier
Seduced herself with a bottle of beer
Top came off, the froth ran wild
She gave birth to a nut-brown child

They called the bastard Watney (3 times)
'cause that was the name of the beer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST,INKY
Date: 26 Jun 12 - 04:42 PM

ENJOY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 02:32 AM

I got here looking for lyrics and music for Stephen C. Foster;s song "Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain", which has a nice title, and based on that, was a song worth further research. I've found these lyrics...

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Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain
       By Stephen C. Foster
=====================================

V1: Roaming with thee I am happy and free,
    Dreaming of thee fills my heart full of glee,

Chorus:
    We'll meet when the night comes on,
    Down the glade on the leafy lawn,
    We'll roam till the break of dawn,
    Sweet little maid of the mountain.

V2: Over the waters we'll gracefully glide,
    I've got a bark that can weather the tide,

(Chorus)

I'll let you know when I find the music...
-Rand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 02:40 AM

Well, I was able to find more lyrics and the sheet music "Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain" by S.C.Foster (a free download) from this URL:

http://www.sheetsearch.com/pdf/id/240517/

So, now to check on the sheet music.


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