Mudcat Café message #35931 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6173   Message #35931
Posted By: Barbara
25-Aug-98 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: George Fox (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: LYR. ADD: GEORGE FOX
Actually, guys, it's almost simple gifts. Give me a bit, and I'll post it as a midi/ABC thanks to Alan's program.
Seems Sydney Carter either heard Simple Gifts and couldn't get it out of his head, or he thought it was such a wonderful tune it needed distribution with variations. [grin]. Or maybe he just couldn't think of anything else.
He also used this tune for Lord of the Dance, and, y'know, if you remove the runs, Julian of Norich (All Shall Be Well again) is pretty darn close.
This tune IS a variation tho, so, hang on and I'll write it out.
Blessings,
Barbara
Actually, the only tune I can think of that he wrote that is NOTHING like Simple Gifts is Crow On The Cradle.