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Orac 02 Apr 03 - 05:11 AM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Apr 03 - 06:48 AM
Orac 02 Apr 03 - 07:50 AM
Orac 02 Apr 03 - 09:41 AM
MMario 02 Apr 03 - 09:44 AM
Orac 02 Apr 03 - 09:44 AM
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Subject: Rambling Comber
From: Orac
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 05:11 AM

Anyone got a midi or abc file for this song which is in 5/4 time, Thanks


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 06:48 AM

X:1
T:The Rambling Comber
S:Noted by H.E.D. Hammond
B:Folk Songs from Dorset, H.E.D. Hammond & Cecil Sharp, 1908.
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
M:5/4
K:D
(DE)|F2 F2 (F2E2) E2|D2 d2 B4 d2|
w:You_ comb-ers all,_ both great and small, Come,
A2 A2 F4 D2|E2 D2 z4 D2|F2 F2 F4 E2|D2 d2 B4 d2|
w:lis-ten to my dit-ty, For it is ye and on-ly ye Re-
A2 A2 F4 D2|E2 D2 z4 A2|B2 c2 d4 d2|(3e2 d2 B2 A4 A2|
w:gard my fall with pi-ty. For I can write, read, dance,_ or fight, In-
B2 B2 B4 A2|(Bc) d2 z4 (DE)|F2 F2 F4E2|D2 d2 B4 (dB)|
w:deed it's all my hon-*our. My_ fail-ing is I drink strong beer, For_
A2 A2 F4 D2|E2 D2 z4|]
w:I'm a ram-bling comb-er.


Roud 1473. Noted in Dorset by H.E.D. Hammond and published with text and piano accompaniment by Cecil Sharp in Folk-Songs from Dorset (1908) and English County Folk Songs (1961). Details of the source singers were not given in these books, but source information for this song is probably available in the Hammond MSS (Vaughan Williams Library, London).

Transcriptions of the words as sung by John Kirkpatrick were posted in the earlier discussion The Rambling Comber. There are a little changed from Hammond's text, but mostly through the interjection of extra words like "now"; in only a couple of instances do the changes materially affect the sense. There is also a link to a broadside edition.

Roud currently lists only one other example of the song found in tradition, noted by Lucy Broadwood from Henry Burstow of Horsham in 1893; this was in 3/4.

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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: Orac
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 07:50 AM

Thanks a lot Malcolm. I thought I was going to have write it myself.


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: Orac
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 09:41 AM

I've created a midi file from the above if anyone is interested Click here


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: MMario
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 09:44 AM

Orac - your site is blocked by my content filter - but if you could e-mail me the mid I'll post it out on the mudcat midi page...

lpola@edutech.org


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: Orac
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 09:44 AM

That didn''t work here it is again Click here


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 09:49 AM

I'll include a midi in the next batch I send you, Leo (lyric embedded).

The link needs to be http://members.aol.com/jehill1/ramcomber.mid


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: MMario
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 09:50 AM

*grin* I still can't get it - our content filter is *VERY* strict...but I got the attachment in the e-mail.


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Subject: RE: Rambling Comber
From: Orac
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 10:11 AM

Ah well.. it got there in the end..!!


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