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Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
15-Jun-19 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Subject: RE: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Firstly, I said "almost" because I think I'd have to work on my metre to make it suitable for dancers and, frankly, I'd rather leave that to dance musicians; but the version in my repertoire of songs comes from Bert Clever's Fieldtown Dances and Jigs of the Morris Ring, and the lyrics (the exact same as Jimmy Rogers) from here.

(That took me back, as I did that sourcing way back when I was getting into folk around 2004; and, by the way, I used Mudcat for some of the other tunes and, where I could only find the lyrics, learn't the tune from a singer then, gradually, mimicked my own voice on the recorder, before writing down the notes in a kind of shorthand.)