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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
GUEST 03 Oct 12 - 02:32 AM
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GUEST,Schatz 18 Jun 14 - 05:42 AM
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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: Lyr Add: SWEET LITTLE MAID OF THE MOUNTAIN (Foster
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...

=====================================
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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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST,Schatz
Date: 18 Jun 14 - 05:42 AM

Mary from the mountain glen
seduced herself with a fountain pen
the top came off and the ink ran wild
she gave birth to a blue/black child'
They called the bastard Steven
they called the bastard Steven
They called the bastard Steven
Cos that was the name of the ink
not quink

Mary from the mountain shed
seduced herslf with a loaf of bread
the crust came off and the yeast ran wild
she gave birth to a light brown child
They called the bastard Hovis
They called the bastard Hovis
They called the Bastard Hovis
Cos that was the name of the bread ,
not fred

Mary from the mountain vale
seduced herself with a bottle of ale
the top came off and the hops ran wild
she gave birth to a bubbly child
they called the bastard Trubrown
They called the bastard Trubrown
They called the bastard Trubrown
`Cos that was the name of the ale
Not pale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST,#
Date: 18 Jun 14 - 12:49 PM

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/26815

Sheet music at that link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 18 Jun 14 - 08:31 PM

Ican't believe that in 12 years no-one seems to have posted what the OP was originally after. "Maid Of The Mountain" is a totally different rugby song to "Mary Of The Mountain Glen". Can't remember much of it but it went something like this:

The maid of the mountain
She pissed like a fucking fountain
And the hairs on her dicky-di-do hung down to her knees
One black one, one white one
And one with a bit of shite on
The hairs on her dicky-di-do hung down to her knees

She married an Italian
With balls like a fucking stallion
And the hairs on her dicky-di-do hung down to her knees

....about all I can remember from the 1960s, when I last heard it, and as the OP said, it's pretty crude throughout.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of the Mountain
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 14 - 10:56 AM

My mother, a graduate of "the singing university" (St Andrews) recited another one about naming the bastard Gordon, for that was the name of the gin.


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