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Subject: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 12:38 AM


Mudcat CD Master Disk: ORCHID

1        Mudcat_ Rag         03:09 JustaPicker
2        All The Good People         03:09 Sandy Paton and Friends
3        Maxie's Mudcat Blues         03:33 Alan of Oz, NightOwl, Paul, Alison, Amos
4        Rolling Home to Old New England.        04:12 Kendall
5        If It Wasn't For The Song         04:15 Harvey Andrews
6        Deep Shady Grove        04:52 Kytrad
7        Mingulay        03:12 Celtic Soul (Pyrates Royale)
8        100 Pipers         02:24 Charcloth
9        The_Creek         04:44 Paul_G
10        Why We Sing        02:33 Jeri Corlew
11        The Girl I Left Behind M        02:32 Robin2 (TenPennyBit)
12        The Ploughboy Lads        02:30    Harpmaker
13        The Blacksmith        02:51 Michaelr
14        Skylark        02:57 Hesperis
15        St Kilda Wedding         06:02 Robin2 (TenPennyBit)
16        Beans,Bacon Gravy        03:29 Uncle Dave-O
17        Sing With The Angels        02:59 Rick Fielding
18        Wranglin' Dudes         04:28 Midchuck with Woodchuck's Revenge
19        Parting Glass        01:57 Big Mick with The Conklin Ceili Band
20        Sally Free and Easy        04:10 Morticia
21        Letter from Lilac Acres        04:03 Jed Marum
22        Old Man At the Mill        02:15 Barbara Shaw
23        The Song (Reprise).aif        01:31 Harvey Andrews


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 09:57 AM

Beans, Bacon & Gravy

The tune, of course is the same as "Little Old Sod Shanty", and was written by George Washington Hayes in 1871. The origin of the words is lost in tradition. About a guy in the depression who was able to put food on the table, but didn't have to like it.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 10:02 AM

A description of the background and purpose for this thread can be found HERE.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 04:46 PM

For liner notes on "Old Man at the Mill" performed by Barbara Shaw with ShoreGrass:

Bluegrassers know this as an old Dillard's tune from the 60's, and folkies know it as "The Jolly Miller." It was first published in 1883 as a party dance, although no one seems to know the dance anymore!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 05:53 PM

This is great...but... It isn't me. It's Woodchucks' Revenge, which is three of us - two 'Catters and the spouse of one of them; and it's the spouse singing the lead. And the song was written by our daughter. So it shouldn't be my name on it.

How do I fix the billing?

P.

Peter and Amos, I changed the billing in the thread post on several. Post here if that is problematic. One of the Mudelfs.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 07:09 PM

Peter:

Terribly sorry - I used your name as the contributor.

We can list it however you prefer -- your name witht he group's name,. or all three Catters' names and separate credit for the authorship, or anything else, as you prefer. Let me know by PM how you would prefer it, or just post it on the Mudcat CD XI: High Rising Noon thread which is sort of the catchall thread for issues. OK?

Thanks,

A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Paul G.
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 09:57 PM

The Creek is a song I wrote to honor the lives of 2 very important women in Florida literary history --Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling and many short stories which were sketches of Florida Cracker life -- and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, chronicler and protectorr of the Everglades, author of "River of Grass". It was selected Best New Florida Song in 1999 by the Will McLean Foundation, used for soundtrack in an Australian film, selected for a Florida Songwriter's Sampler CD, and featured on The History Channel UK web site. But mot importantly, it features the flute playing of my wonderful wife, (along with the rest of my band, The Ashley Gang)...Looks like I'm in great company! Thanks Amos.

pg


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: GUEST,IanB
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 10:57 AM

Oh, I'm glad to see Charcloth's 100 Pipers on here!!! Loved it on the cassette version.

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Justa Picker
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 12:51 PM

Mudcat Rag: original composition, played, produced and arranged by moi. In honor of our forum founder, and, its inhabitants.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Morticia
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 04:14 PM

oooh, I like being an orchid! Sally Free and Easy was written by Cyril Tawney as most people know and I am accompanied by my X2B,Steve Messenger who also mixed and arranged this version of the song.

Thanks for all your hard work Amos.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 02 - 12:01 AM

More than welcome, Faire Ladye! Thanks for the music!! Beautiful job you both did!

A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 02 - 10:26 AM

Add your notes, your credits, and lyrics for the sake of posterity. But ya have to get off your posterities first, ya know!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 06 Nov 02 - 02:11 PM

To keep everything in one place, I'll repeat here what I said above for liner notes on "Old Man at the Mill" performed by Barbara Shaw with ShoreGrass:

Bluegrassers know this as an old Dillard's tune from the 60's, and folkies know it as "The Jolly Miller." It was first published in 1883 as a party dance, although no one seems to know the dance anymore!

Old Man at the Mill
Traditional, 1883

(Chorus)
Same old man livin' at the mill
The mill turns around of it's own free will
Hand in the hopper and the other in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents fall back.

Down sat an owl with his head all white
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say
Court all night and you sleep next day.

Well then said the raven as she flew
If I was a young one I'd get two
One for to get and the other to sew
I'd have a string for my bow, bow, bow.

Well my old man's in Kalamazoo
He don't wear no yes I do
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Nov 02 - 03:43 PM

And if anyone wants the words and notes to "Why We Sing," I, who am easily confused, put them in the wrong color thread. They're over yonder in the violets.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 02 - 04:08 PM

Why We Sing
© 2001 Jeri Corlew
Vocals by me, all unaccompaniment by me, recording engineer: that's my fault too, and...

Inspiration: Big Mick and the Why We Sing threads.

Despair is in our cities and the squalor in the street
Where the grandest dream a soul can have is to find enough to eat
And most of us just walk on past and do not meet their eyes
For a soul just like ours looking back, we'd be hurt to recognise

There are stories in the city, there are stories everywhere
And children suffer horrors from a world that doesn't care
And you'd think their hope would waste away, for who could stand the pain
And you'd think they're just like all the rest, and you'd better think again

For there are souls behind those wizened eyes that have seen the worst of man
And something keeps them going on and giving what they can
Each phoenix spirit waits for passion's fire to give it wing
To find a reason to rise up, and it's why we sing

When we sing a spark within us wakes and is fanned into a flame
To those who hear our spirit's voice, it calls in them the same
And soon that light within us grows and wells up like a spring
And it fills the barren emptiness, and it's why we sing.

Though our hearts, they may be jaded, we still listen for that call
When we find a spark in one soul, we can see it in them all
And whether it's a greater power or a simple human thing
It calls out to the best in us and it's why we sing


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 07 Nov 02 - 03:50 PM

Thanks to the Mudelf who has been thoughtful and updated the original listings where changes were needed! Wodda team!

A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 02 - 11:39 AM

PRithee come forth, gentle Orchids one and all, and place your notes, lyrics and credits before us in all their glory!!


A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Nov 02 - 04:01 PM

Addendum to the notes I put in above about Beans, Bacon & Gravy.

Number one, the words are in the DT.

Number two, I suppose it's obvious (but I'll say it anyway) that the banjo playing and the singing are by yours truly.

Dave Oestgerreich


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Night Owl
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 12:06 AM

I sure hope Alison, Alan, Amos and Paul review the following and correct/edit/add/delete etc.   THANK you guys for doing it AND a thanks to all the other unmentioned Mudcatters who helped!

I'm assuming Henry Thomas wrote "Fishin' Blues"...anyone know for sure??



"Maxie's Mudcat Blues" was conceived in the HearMe (old PalTalk) song swap room Mudcatters had on the internet. It continues to amaze most of us, that we can hear acoustic musicians from around the globe, taking turns sharing their tunes...one at a time...live.

We thought how much fun it would be, if we had the technology, to sing the same song, somehow, at the same time and give it to Max as a "thank-you for Mudcats" present.

There were many Mudcatters from around the globe who wanted to participate (initially from 15 different countries), but a combination of life, logistical and computor problems prevented it. Our final result was given to Max during his Birthday Radio Show in 2001.

The tune we used is "Fishin Blues" made popular by Taj Mahal. (A search in our database shows the song also recorded by Henry Thomas in 1928.)

Paul did the HARD work, which included recording a master track on guitar to set the rythym, and then mixing the sound files together when he received them.


First verse from West Coast,USA
   Lyrics,guitar and vocal: Amos Jessup

Well, folks, let me tell you people 'bout a place I stay
On the WWW line
There's a gent out
there from old PA
Built a site that's awful fine.
Now old Maxie Spiegel said, "Ya gotta know,
I'm gonna build me a place for the Folkies to go."
Mudcat town is the place to go.
Thanks to Mister Spiegel
He even made it legal!
Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat show!


2nd Verse (and Instrument break) from Australia and Canada:
Lyrics and Vocal: Alan of Oz
Guitar: Paul(Musicman),
Harp and Whistle: alison ("the faire one")

The Mudcat Website is a place of wonder
As every Aussie folky knows
The length and breadth of the land down under
The place where every folky goes
Now Mudcat's known around the world because
It's the best folk forum that ever was
It even has members from Iceland to Oz
Thanks to Mister Spiegel!
He even made it legal!
Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat show!

3rd verse (and Instrument break) from West Coast, Canada and
East Coast,USA.
Lyrics-Amos Jessup;
Vocal and Guitar-Paul(Musicman),
Autoharp-Night Owl

Now, baby if it's blues that are on your mind
Mudcat is the thing for you!
Just browse on over to the Mudcat sign
And find yourself a clicky blue.
You can pull up the blues 'til the cows come home
And run down the threads 'til your blues are gone.
Mudcat town is the place to go!
Thanks to Mister Spiegel !
He even made it legal!
Maxie Spiegel's Mudcat show!

4th verse from British Columbia, Canada.
Lyrics-Amos Jessup
Guitar and Vocal-Paul(Musicman)

If you wanna know the story of the farmer's wife
Or the chords to "Buddy Have You Got A Dime?"
Just come on down, and you bet your life,
You'll get you an answer in record time.
No use moaning, or feelin' blue,
Cause you can be a folkie too!
Mudcat town is the place to go!
Thanks to Mister Spiegel!
He even made it legal !
Maxie Spiegel's
Mudcat show!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 02:13 AM

Night Owl,

Thank you for posting those lyrics!! Looks good to me!! And let me add that the burning light who kept the ball rolling throughout the above process was just hiding her light under a bushel, or whatever it is that Night owls hide thier lights under!!   Wouldn't have gotten through to completion withouther!

A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 09:41 AM

It was Big Mick's writing that lies behind the inclusion of another song on this CD -- "The Parting Glass". He sang it to a dear friend in the hospital, who passed on. It was perhaps the last communication he and Mick shared before his dying. The poignancy and compassion that comes through in Mick's story compelled me to insist he include this rendition of The Parting Glass in the songs he sent in for the CD. I was adamant, and as usual, Big Mick came through.

The Parting Glass


Tradional


Oh, all the money e'er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm that ever I've done,
Alas it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit
To mem'ry now I can't recall;
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.


If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure time to sit awhile.
There is a fair maid in this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own, she has my heart in thrall;
Then fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wished me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Goodnight and joy be with you all.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Willa
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 03:54 PM

It is trad, Amos. this from Contemplator :
William Cole lists this as an Irish song. It was well known in both Ireland and Scotland. Before Auld Lange Syne, this song was the most popular parting song in Scotland. It appears in Herd's Scots Songs and in the Scots Musical Museum (1803/4). It was printed on broadsides as early as 1770* and saw a resurgence of popularity in the late 1800s. Several copies of these broadsides can be found at the Bodleian Library.
The tune appears as early as the 1600s - in the Skene Manuscript and in the Guthrie Manuscript (c 1675). It is also in Playford's Original Scots Tunes (1700).**
The song is also known as Good Night and Joy Be With You All.
Sam Henry collected The Parting Glass in Ireland in 1938. In Folksongs of Britain and Ireland, Peter Kennedy relates it to the Manx song Te Traa Goll Thie (It's Time to Go Home).


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 07:42 PM

WRANGLING DUDES was written by Peter (Midchuck) and Kris' daughter Andrea after working on dude ranches in Montana and Wyoming. You change their diapers; you lie awake the first time they're out past your bedtime; you go into hock for the tuition - and, if you're really lucky, you get to steal their songs... (lead vocal: Kristina; lead guitar and harmony vocal: Sandy (bigchuck); rhythm guitar and harmony vocal: Peter (Midchuck))


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Nov 02 - 11:45 PM

"The Blacksmith" is taken from the CD "I Lie Awake" by Greenhouse, the band I've had the pleasure (and pain) to nourish for twelve years.

The vocalist is Patricia Casey (also playing whistle), the percussionist is Tony Blake, and I play guitar and octave mandolin.

The CD is on Jackalope Records, a tiny roots-oriented label based in Santa Rosa, CA.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 12 Nov 02 - 10:27 AM

ANd a mighty fine band it is, Michael!! Well nourished and, I warrant, well worth all that pain!

Thanks!


A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 04:22 PM

Refreshed for those who want to select ORCHID as their first purchase. Just LOOK at that playlist!!

FLOOD DICK GREENHAUS WITH ORDERS!!

PM Dick!!! Email Dick!! Call CAMSCO!! No rest for the wicked!! DELAY NOT!!!


A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Charcloth
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 08:26 PM

info on 100 pipers Trad. Scottish (as best I can tell) perfromed as a solo on Irish Bouzouki in the Key Of A. Recorded @ Brownwood Studios in Fremont Ohio. Performed by Jeffrey W. Sturgill (AKA Charcloth) PO BOX 13263 Hamilton, Ohio 45013 email Charcloth@AOL.COM

I've been off line for a couple of months & am still behind on the times here @ the cat
Take care Charcloth


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Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Orchid
From: Amos
Date: 26 Nov 02 - 11:38 AM

FLOOD DICK WITH ORDERS!! NOW IS THE TIME!! The opportunity you have been YEARNING for is upon you!! Move at once, and let it not escape unrealized!!! Five sparking jam-=packed beautiful CDs FULL of Mudcatters singing and playing!!! Wow!! The stuff dreams are made of!!

Jump to it, the hour is here!!!


FLOOD DICK!!


Regards,


A


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