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Title: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Clive Williams on February 01, 2019, 02:27:03 PM
Hi all, this month tunes which are the melodies of a song. Either simple melodeon playing the tune and no voice, or singing too if you prefer (and can do it - I croak like a bullfrog!). Up to you!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on February 01, 2019, 05:39:33 PM
This one is eight years old so 2011 quality control. I will post a new one in a bit but fits the bill meanwhile...

https://youtu.be/fdz6IPEhEwo

All the best

Bill

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Peadar on February 01, 2019, 10:05:47 PM
Would someone like to explain to an absolute beginner how Theme of the Month relates to Tune of the Month?


Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Eshed on February 01, 2019, 10:08:21 PM
Would someone like to explain to an absolute beginner how Theme of the Month relates to Tune of the Month?
They are entirely separate.
In the Tune of the Month everyone put their versions of the given tune.
In the Theme of the Month everyone put their versions of any tune that fits the given theme.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Mcgrooger on February 02, 2019, 10:27:08 AM
Here's one I posted a few years ago to be going on with - Tyne of Harrow.  I'll try and do another if I can find the time this month. I put a few details on Recordings and Videos at the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBv5P6Pjp8Q&list=RDMMtBv5P6Pjp8Q&index=1
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Prestidigitator on February 02, 2019, 11:43:53 AM
Here's one I posted a few years ago to be going on with - Tyne of Harrow.  I'll try and do another if I can find the time this month. I put a few details on Recordings and Videos at the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBv5P6Pjp8Q&list=RDMMtBv5P6Pjp8Q&index=1
One of my favourites from the @Mcgrooger Youtube repertoire. Anyone who can play that well, and sing in accompaniment likewise, is up there in my estimation with people who can simultaneously pat their heads and rub their stomachs. I can play, and I can (sort of) croak out a song, but never the twain meet.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: playandteach on February 02, 2019, 11:47:45 AM
Really enjoyed this.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on February 03, 2019, 06:23:27 PM
https://youtu.be/KTtM7oadhnU

'Row On' remembered from Butley Oyster sessions in the 1970's, the tune composed by Tim Laycock for existing lyrics.

Three times through, (carried away again). Original key F but I thought would sound good on the BbEb 'chocolate' box.

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Dick Sadler on February 03, 2019, 07:56:56 PM
Not heard Row On before and a beautifully played haunting melody. As a beginner also noticed the playing position of the instrument that is being held firmly in place. Must try to adopt this, every little helps!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Pazza on February 03, 2019, 11:20:34 PM
Beautifully played , I m a beginner who would really like to eventually play like this.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Fred on February 03, 2019, 11:26:13 PM
https://youtu.be/KTtM7oadhnU

'Row On' remembered from Butley Oyster sessions in the 1970's, the tune composed by Tim Laycock for existing lyrics.

Three times through, (carried away again). Original key F but I thought would sound good on the BbEb 'chocolate' box.

All the best

Bill

You've outdone yourself this time, Bill. Absolutely awesome!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tufty on February 04, 2019, 06:16:46 PM
This is so far out of my comfort zone, but fun to try something completely different!
https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/despacitomp3

For those of a certain age who may not be familiar with the original …..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk

My effort is played on a one voice Maugein.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Fred on February 04, 2019, 06:51:24 PM
This is so far out of my comfort zone, but fun to try something completely different!
https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/despacitomp3

Bwahaha, that came unexpected! Great job, Tufty, definitely not your everyday melodeon song. :D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Sebastian on February 04, 2019, 09:34:39 PM
In january we had this as a kind of "TotM" in another accordion forum:

https://youtu.be/8UHrZgJ_T8c
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tufty on February 04, 2019, 10:27:06 PM

Bwahaha, that came unexpected! Great job, Tufty, definitely not your everyday melodeon song. :D
I must make it clear that it is not me in the shades singing. A completely understandable mistake though!  8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tufty on February 05, 2019, 05:52:11 PM
And now for something completely different, "Mon Amant de Saint Jean". Played on a 3 voice GC sold under the Parigi brand name but I believe it was made by Bompezzo.
https://soundcloud.com/tuftyabc/mon-amant-de-st-jeanmp3

Here is the real thing, sung by Lucienne Delyle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceTrz_P57tg
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Lester on February 05, 2019, 05:59:37 PM
Ghost Riders in the Sky (https://youtu.be/7ORDbw0oXjs)


Good tune for learning air management
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Nigel on February 05, 2019, 06:06:33 PM
I wonder whether any melnetters are able to play Delilah. It seems like an ideal tune for this thread!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 05, 2019, 06:08:01 PM
I wonder whether any melnetters are able to play Delilah. It seems like an ideal tune for this thread!
...in some respects...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Helena Handcart on February 05, 2019, 06:32:01 PM
I wonder whether any melnetters are able to play Delilah. It seems like an ideal tune for this thread!

Don't ask. Please don't ask.  You don't know what you will start.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Nigel on February 05, 2019, 08:25:09 PM
Miss Handcart. I asked! I knew exactly what I was asking for and I won't change my mind. By chance, are you volunteering to play it and post the recording here?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on February 05, 2019, 08:30:50 PM
I'm sure I heard Pikey drawing up a chair...….  >:E
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on February 05, 2019, 11:44:13 PM
I'll post this before Pikey does. I'm off to hide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI1UHnw5XN0&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Mcgrooger on February 06, 2019, 10:12:31 PM
A tune with song attached plus a quick burst of a non-song tune.
The Wild Boar.
Shot in low light hence the slightly odd colouring in the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XtuGCb-Xk
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on February 06, 2019, 10:17:04 PM
Sweet Thames Flow Softly is both grand song, and a bonny tune, with 3 parts. MacColl for a man who didn't play any instruments, was some tune maker.

SJ
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Fred on February 06, 2019, 10:31:08 PM
A tune with song attached plus a quick burst of a non-song tune.
The Wild Boar.
Shot in low light hence the slightly odd colouring in the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XtuGCb-Xk

I'm always astonished by your ability to sing and play the melodeon at the same time. Chapeau!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on February 07, 2019, 02:39:35 PM
Luckily I can't seem to manage to film myself successfully, so I can't inflict a clip of me, singing and playing at the same time.
Technologically challenged that's me.

SJ
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Clive Williams on February 10, 2019, 06:25:17 PM
Here's a rather nice eucharist hymn learned off the playing of Helena Torpy and Steve Turner (first CD, Sideways Air). Steve sings on it, which he really shouldn't, and I don't, thank goodness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qScLHqLRRXo

There's a second tune on the end, which I can't place. It's a carol I think, but I can't quite figure out which one - there's a piano version of it on youtube called 'Christ is Born in Bethlehem', but I don't think that's actually the name - I think it's a line from it, but not the first line, and not the name. And there are *lots* of different songs called Christ is Born in Bethlehem, so it's hard to google. Any ideas?

Castagnari Mory in D/G.

Cheers,
Clive

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Pazza on February 10, 2019, 09:25:51 PM
It’s called, See amid the winter snow.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Clive Williams on February 10, 2019, 09:47:42 PM
It’s called, See amid the winter snow.

Aha! Thank you :-)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Winston Smith on February 10, 2019, 10:36:24 PM
Sometimes known as "Hail thou ever blessed morn", which is the first line of the chorus.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Hugh Taylor on February 12, 2019, 09:56:33 PM
My first posting for TOTM! A song written by Paul Metsers, originally from New Zealand but now living in Kendal. We used to book him for the folk club that McGrooger and I used to run in Kendal in the early 80's. A fine singer and writer of excellent songs.
Here is my version of his A Thousand Years Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLaVEZhQsg&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Ellisteph on February 12, 2019, 10:56:38 PM
My first posting for TOTM! A song written by Paul Metsers, originally from New Zealand but now living in Kendal. We used to book him for the folk club that McGrooger and I used to run in Kendal in the early 80's. A fine singer and writer of excellent songs.
Here is my version of his A Thousand Years Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLaVEZhQsg&feature=youtu.be
Great stuff Hugh; really well played and sung. Look forward to more postings in the coming months!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: playandteach on February 12, 2019, 10:59:20 PM
Here is my version of his A Thousand Years Today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLaVEZhQsg&feature=youtu.be
I enjoyed listening to the song so much I forgot to listen to the melodeon playing.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on February 14, 2019, 12:33:21 PM
I realised I have a tune suitable, recoded here.
https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/over-the-field-of-turnips

As said in the tune notes, it has resonance for me. My grandfather and uncle would have known this regimental tune when going to WWI. An internet search gives a resident remembering them singing the song to this tune on sunday mornings at drill practice, mid 1850's.
I find it amazing how tunes can bridge the gap of generations....
cheers
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Jesse Smith on February 14, 2019, 06:05:15 PM
Right, nothing fancy or groundbreaking but here's an old favorite song and tune, Constant Billy:
https://youtu.be/LTGu1B1o_Rg

Yes, I'm being naughty and singing the modern nonsense verse just to dubiously qualify under this month's theme. I wanted to record it for last month's British Isles theme but then we had a huge snowstorm that shut down school for three days and then my son was sick home from school for a week and there wasn't any quiet time to record it. So now I'm going to subject you all to my singing (unaccompanied, no less). Well, I hope you will still watch it after that glowing advertisement.

I must be improving, though: I recorded this in a single take! :||: :|glug
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: busbox on February 14, 2019, 10:01:41 PM
Jesse: I loved that rendition of Constant Billy!
Q: as you say, such a tune can wipe away the years. Are you sure that there were words to the Devon marching tune? Good luck with finding them. Lovely tune, anyway.
Tony (a Smith with Devon ancestry)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on February 14, 2019, 10:14:14 PM
The googled reference was to a resident living outside one of the city's barracks ( now a housing estate) as a childhood memory, mid 1800's.
I haven't tried looking but that could be a little job for the future.
I first heard the tune on Banquet of Boxes cd, played by Mark Bazeley. I sometimes see him about and we have mutual friends, I'll make enquiries as to it's origins when the opportunity arises.
Q
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Fred on February 20, 2019, 03:50:40 PM
https://soundcloud.com/laubblaeser/magic-moments-take-1

Perry Como's lovely "Magic Moments" - I did not get the rhythm right but this is how I've recorded it this time around.
Next recording I'll try to get the swing feeling right and I am definitely going to rerecord this one because it's just such a feelgood song. (:)

Played on my G/C Hohner Erica (Which is for sale on this forum by the way. ;-) )

edit: had to reupload the song.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Ellisteph on February 22, 2019, 01:54:29 PM
Here's a song I used to do accompanied by guitar some years (decades) ago. Thought I'd try it with melodeon; hope it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjG4T7E1qOo

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Chris Thomas on February 22, 2019, 08:50:29 PM
Here's my instrumental version of 'Because he was a bonny lad.' I've been trying to play slowly and smoothly to improve my technique and I'm finding the Lily is very sensitive to every slight movement which shows up my ham-fistedness. But I've only been playing for just over a year and I'm learning all the time!

https://youtu.be/bfgqX_ayC4o

Somehow the sound got slightly out of sync. Sorry about that...
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Helena Handcart on February 22, 2019, 09:03:36 PM
Just a thought, if 'Paddy Carey's' is actually the tune for a song then it counts as a sort of BOGOF for this month, right?

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,23470.msg280771.html#msg280771
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: arty on February 22, 2019, 10:03:39 PM
Here's my instrumental version of 'Because he was a bonny lad.'


That is absolutely beautiful, one of the loveliest things I have heard in a long time. The phrasing, the space you have given this beautiful melody, make it sing out and tug at the heart strings. Hats off to you sir!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Chris Thomas on February 22, 2019, 10:29:52 PM
Here's my instrumental version of 'Because he was a bonny lad.'


That is absolutely beautiful, one of the loveliest things I have heard in a long time. The phrasing, the space you have given this beautiful melody, make it sing out and tug at the heart strings. Hats off to you sir!

Thank you for those very kind words! You've given me an unexpected boost tonight.  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: smiley on February 23, 2019, 01:23:59 AM
Chris, I also really enjoyed listening to your lovely version of 'Because he was a bonny lad'. And that's the best sounding Lily I've ever heard!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: smiley on February 23, 2019, 01:50:49 AM
My contribution is a fairly mellow interpretation of the Beatles song 'Michelle' played on an old C/F Hohner Erica.
Its something that I've played for a while - there's an earlier version on my soundcloud. I stretched out the ending just because I wanted an excuse to play a nice chord to finish (Dm with a suspended ninth?).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTqwRBbAyL8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTqwRBbAyL8)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on February 23, 2019, 09:52:42 AM
Here's a song I used to do accompanied by guitar some years (decades) ago. Thought I'd try it with melodeon; hope it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjG4T7E1qOo

That works a treat.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Ellisteph on February 23, 2019, 11:33:18 AM
Here's a song I used to do accompanied by guitar some years (decades) ago. Thought I'd try it with melodeon; hope it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjG4T7E1qOo

That works a treat.
Grateful thanks Greg. I think I managed to drown out my voice at some points; a balance issue I'll have to work on.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on February 23, 2019, 11:39:50 AM
Here's a song I used to do accompanied by guitar some years (decades) ago. Thought I'd try it with melodeon; hope it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjG4T7E1qOo

That works a treat.
Grateful thanks Greg. I think I managed to drown out my voice at some points; a balance issue I'll have to work on.

Makes me wish I had a voice for singing with
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: arty on February 23, 2019, 07:20:43 PM
La Nonchalante, Emmanuel Pariselle.
I have worked hard on this, over the last 3 weeks and it is still very much a 'work in progress'! 
I took an arrangement of this tune by Play and Teach, (sorry Pete, please forgive the mistakes ;D), because it is forcing me to start using the half row on this Castagnari Dony,(I am used to playing 2 rows only) and I really was finding it a struggle. Now, I am beginning to relax with it and realise the potential of an extra 5 buttons plus the 12 basses, which I haven't really made use of yet. Also, I wanted to try and be more imaginative with the bass part and I am pleased with the way that is developing. I also want to work on a third part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elvUWJqBq4E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: playandteach on February 23, 2019, 08:26:54 PM
I enjoyed listening Arty. Not much to feed back that won't work itself out in time anyway, so well done. I might have a go myself tonight (not video though).
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: playandteach on February 23, 2019, 09:47:23 PM
I did have a go and realised that the sliding chromatic line needs to be done on the right hand. Obviously your G won't be on the pull in the same place as my reversal, but I suspect that you'll have it on the helper row.
See what you think.
La Nonchalante chromatic line (https://youtu.be/EVSLBLzij4c)
If you don't want to sit through the slow demo then I play it once at the proper tempo at 3'.47''
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: arty on February 23, 2019, 10:24:18 PM
Thank you so much Pete! That all makes sense and yes I have a pull 'G' on the helper row, so that should be fine. That's my work sorted for tomorrow! In my head, I hear the tune starting quite simply, so this chromatic run, as you have shown me, may work really well the second time through, as the tension rises. I love it....Thanks again!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Peadar on February 24, 2019, 12:18:19 AM
Tune might be a generous description for tonights attempt at recording. Video on smartphone...now how do I get it off smartphone onto PC? (USB connection between PC and phone)...what could possibly go wrong?

Expect this video to be posted later...possibly much later.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Peadar on February 24, 2019, 10:51:01 PM
I felt I should establish myself as an abysmal player before I get sufficient posts on the forum to become a good talker.....

So this is my attempt at the port of "Thoir mo shoraidh dhan taobh tuatha" -a well known Skye song.

https://youtu.be/nOG5M7XfnGc (https://youtu.be/nOG5M7XfnGc)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Fred on February 25, 2019, 12:06:34 AM
I felt I should establish myself as an abysmal player before I get sufficient posts on the forum to become a good talker.....

So this is my attempt at the port of "Thoir mo shoraidh dhan taobh tuatha" -a well known Skye song.

https://youtu.be/nOG5M7XfnGc (https://youtu.be/nOG5M7XfnGc)

Ah, that wasn't even half as bad as you told us it'd be. Far from abysmal. Keep on practicing and one day look back with a smile at where you started and where you arrived.  :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Peadar on February 25, 2019, 07:56:28 PM
Quote
Ah, that wasn't even half as bad as you told us it'd be. Far from abysmal. Keep on practicing and one day look back with a smile at where you started and where you arrived.  :||:

Thanks Fred - at this stage I need all the encouragement (:) and practice :||: I can get.


P S : And this is/was post No.50 :|bl
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on February 26, 2019, 12:17:53 AM
I felt I should establish myself as an abysmal player before I get sufficient posts on the forum to become a good talker.....

The really useful thing about tune of the month is that, if you play the game, it forces you to record yourself and listen to what you actually play, rather than what you think you play. This is not easy, in fact it can be excruciating, but it is one the best learning tools available. Play it the best you can make it. Hear the weaknesses and work on them. You will find yourself improving at a rate of knots, especially in the early days.  Be aware, you will never, ever, be quite satisfied with what you have done.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Eshed on February 28, 2019, 08:37:09 PM
This just in:
Rogue's March https://youtu.be/f0ApSVk9deU
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Pete Dunk on February 28, 2019, 09:12:24 PM
This just in:

Excellent!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: playandteach on February 28, 2019, 11:25:04 PM
Yep, good control.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on February 28, 2019, 11:39:13 PM
This just in:
Rogue's March https://youtu.be/f0ApSVk9deU

Love that, but I never realised it was a song.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Eshed on March 01, 2019, 12:12:16 AM
Thank you, Petes and Greg!

Love that, but I never realised it was a song.
Amusingly, I knew this song more than a decade before my interest in English music began.
It appears in one of the early Sharpe movies http://hicketypip.tripod.com/Songbook/rogues.htm although I first heard this song by itself and only then checked where it's from. My opinion of the movies themselves is probably best kept for another topic :)
This is also a nice sung version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaplEF4w9RY
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Clive Williams on March 01, 2019, 06:22:32 AM
Thank you all - some great stuff this month! On to the next theme; as ever stick late contributions on the end of this one - no problem.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Jesse Smith on March 01, 2019, 01:42:37 PM
This just in:
Rogue's March https://youtu.be/f0ApSVk9deU

Love that, but I never realised it was a song.

Kirkpatrick et al did a jolly version on the Umps and Dumps album and sang a verse and a chorus at the end. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJnG33gkmqs

Great playing, Eshed - that tune is definitely on my list to learn someday!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: baz parkes on March 01, 2019, 03:00:10 PM
This just in:
Rogue's March https://youtu.be/f0ApSVk9deU

Love that, but I never realised it was a song.
Kirkpatrick et al did a jolly version on the Umps and Dumps album and sang a verse and a chorus at the end. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJnG33gkmqs

Video sadly unavailable...as a sideline I've heard the tune called "Twenty I got" in some areas...presumably from the first line of the song... :|glug
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on March 01, 2019, 05:26:51 PM
Thank you, Petes and Greg!

Love that, but I never realised it was a song.
Amusingly, I knew this song more than a decade before my interest in English music began.
It appears in one of the early Sharpe movies http://hicketypip.tripod.com/Songbook/rogues.htm although I first heard this song by itself and only then checked where it's from. My opinion of the movies themselves is probably best kept for another topic :)
This is also a nice sung version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaplEF4w9RY

Did you know it's the tune that was used to drum dishounourably discharged soldiers off the army post?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Eshed on March 01, 2019, 08:20:09 PM
Did you know it's the tune that was used to drum dishounourably discharged soldiers off the army post?
Now I do, although it sounds like a terrible chore for the band.
"Uhm, guys, there's a trial for Lieutenant Hopkins on Wednesday, so I need two bugles and a drum on call in case they throw him out. Any volunteers?"

Great playing, Eshed - that tune is definitely on my list to learn someday!
Thank you Jesse!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Alan Pittwood on March 01, 2019, 10:24:50 PM
If this link is no longer working for Umps and Dumps recording of Rogue's march: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJnG33gkmqs

try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUVpPVvKDv0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUVpPVvKDv0)

Umps and Dumps  The Moon's in a Fit Topic Records 12TS416 (LP  1980)
                                                   Topic Records TSDL416 (digital download  2009)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Jesse Smith on March 02, 2019, 02:09:17 AM
^^^ Now that one doesn't work for me! Must be a regional block, but funny that there's a video for each region and yet we're not allowed to view the other one.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for February 2019: Song Tunes
Post by: Winston Smith on March 02, 2019, 04:53:33 AM
"Uhm, guys, there's a trial for Lieutenant Hopkins on Wednesday, so I need two bugles and a drum on call in case they throw him out. Any volunteers?"

I find the following very moving, and it's performed here by our very own (fabulous) Brian Peters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XnDiMCBtqo
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