Mudcat Café message #588115 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #285   Message #588115
Posted By: GUEST,MCP
08-Nov-01 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Magpie (David Dodds)
Subject: Tune Add: THE MAGPIE
Here is the tune as promised (and as I recall it - any emendations welcome):


The/ magpie brings us/ tidings of/ news both fair and/ foul
She's more/ cunning than the/ raven More/ wise than any/owl
She/ brings us news of the / harvest Of/ barley wheat and/ corn
She/ knows when we'll go/ to our graves/ How we shall be/ born//
One's for sorrow/ Two's for joy/ Three's for a girl and/ Four's for a boy/
Five for silver/ Six for gold And/ Seven for a secret/ never told//
Devil devil/ I defy th-/ ee//
Devil devil/ I defy th-/ ee/
Devil devil/ I defy/ thee//

X: 1
T:Magpie, The
C:Dave Dodds
D| G G G D| F D z D| G> F F G| A3
A/ A/| B< G G G| A F2 A| B> G G< F | G3
D| G G G D/ D/| F D z D| G F F G| A3
A| B G G G| A< F F2| B G G F| G4||
G> G G<G| F> G D2| G G/ G/ A A| B A/ G/ A2|
d> d c/B/ A|\
B G ^F2-F> D|\
G/ G/ G/ G/ G D| F<G G2-| G4||
G<G G<G| F> F E D-| D4|
G<G G<G| B> B A G-| G4|
G<G G<G| F> F E< G|G4-| G3||