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Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)

GUEST,jennifer 10 May 03 - 02:45 PM
8_Pints 10 May 03 - 05:30 PM
Noreen 10 May 03 - 05:56 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 10 May 03 - 06:33 PM
Noreen 10 May 03 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,jennifer 11 May 03 - 01:58 AM
GUEST,jennifer 12 May 03 - 12:26 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 12:59 PM
Sorcha 12 May 03 - 01:00 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 01:05 PM
GUEST,Sorcha 12 May 03 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,jennifer 12 May 03 - 01:22 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,Sorcha 12 May 03 - 01:27 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,jennifer 12 May 03 - 01:36 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,jennifer 12 May 03 - 01:46 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,jennifer 12 May 03 - 02:28 PM
Ralphie 12 May 03 - 03:14 PM
Liz the Squeak 12 May 03 - 05:21 PM
Ralphie 13 May 03 - 01:11 AM
Noreen 13 May 03 - 05:17 AM
Noreen 13 May 03 - 07:10 AM
Grab 13 May 03 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,jennifer 13 May 03 - 03:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Manchester Rambler reworked
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 10 May 03 - 02:45 PM

Can anyone please supply me with the words to the "reworked" version of Ewan MacColl's Manchester Rambler, as performed by Patterson Jordan Dipper? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester
From: 8_Pints
Date: 10 May 03 - 05:30 PM

I'd be interested to see the response.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester
From: Noreen
Date: 10 May 03 - 05:56 PM

Ralphie would be the person to ask, as he got this version from John Tams.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 10 May 03 - 06:33 PM

While you are waiting for the Flat Earth Album transcription you might want to strum awhile with the sheet music from a DT Mirror:

http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiMNCHRAMB;ttMNCHRAMB.html

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Note Jennifer how he used the swiggly-thing at the beginning of each line void the five-lines and four-spaces copyright.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester
From: Noreen
Date: 10 May 03 - 06:50 PM

Kind of you, gargoyle, but the tune's altered from the original also.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 11 May 03 - 01:58 AM

Yes the tune has changed too - described as "The Farmers Toast" mind you that was by the same person who is telling me I can't put music on the website...
The reworked version has milk stout and caviar in, that's about all I can remember.
Messages from multiple threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread, mostly - watch the message titles to telll which is which.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 12 May 03 - 12:26 PM

Sorry I'll ask again because the first thread just said "Manchester", then I'll shut up. I'm looking for the words to the reworked version of the Ewan MacColl song The Manchester Rambler, as performed by Patterson Jordan Dipper. Thanks very much if this is possible.

Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 12:59 PM

Blimey Jen....Give me a minute...Just got in from work !!!

Regards Ralphie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:00 PM

In the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:05 PM

Sorcha...

Yes, Of course, The DT version is the original....
John Tams adapted it however, early in the 90's (I think that the Folk Police wouldn't approve Ho Hum !!) and when I've had me dinner, I'll spend several hours trying to type out Tams' version!!

Yo Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,Sorcha
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:21 PM

Looks like I've lost my cookie again.........OK, didn't know that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:22 PM

Darling Ralphie, thanks very much for your help. Don't get indigestion.

Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:23 PM

Sorcha..

Patience is a virtue.....(and also the name of a very good friend of mine!!).

Later...Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,Sorcha
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:27 PM

See your Sheet Music thread, Jennifer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:33 PM

Oi...Jen...
Who said you could call me "Darling"? !!

Ralphie. (waiting for his Grits to boil)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:36 PM

Who said you could call me "Jen"...?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:41 PM

Jen..
You want the lyrics, or what?
R xxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 12 May 03 - 01:46 PM

Yes please. Hope your grits are nice - I'm having stir fried turnip greens on impulse following suggestion on BBC gardening message boards - apparently the flea beetles add a nice crunch!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MANCHESTER RAMBLER (MacColl, Tams)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 02:15 PM

Here you go then !!
Love R xx


VERSE 1

I've camped out on Crowden, Rambled on Snowdon
Slept by the Waynestones as well.
I've sunbathed on Kinder, been burnt to a cinder
And many's the tale I can tell.
Me rucksack has oft been my pillow
Heather has oft been my bed.
But, sooner than part from these mountains I love,
Well I think I would rather be dead.

VERSE 2

There's pleasure in dragging the peat bogs, and bragging,
Of all the the fine walks that you know.
There's even a measure of some kind of pleasure,
In wading through ten feet of snow.
Well I've seen the white hare on the heather,
The curlew fly high overhead.
But, sooner than part from these mountains I love,
Well, I think I would rather be dead.

CHORUS

Nothing changes, It all stays the same,
They're selling the moorland for profit and gain.
They've sold all the rivers, brought all the rain,
And you can't go up there there, you're disturbing the game....

Cods row, Caviar, Milk Stout and Champagne,
Gold cards and Dole cards, but, never the twain,
Thats the game, Thats their game..............
Nothing changes, It all stays the same.

VERSE 3

So, I'll go where I will over mountain and hill,
And I'll lie where the bracken lies deep.
I belong to these mountains, these clear crystal fountains,
Where the rocks they stand rugged and steep.
Well, I've stood on the edge of the downfall,
Seen all the valleys outspread.
No man has the right to own these mountains I love,
Anymore than the wide ocean bed....

Repeat CHORUS....


Copywright John Tams/Ewan McColl (Cop Con)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 12 May 03 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Ralphie, darling or otherwise. See you soon.
Fraser Sisters on Mick Peat's Folkwaves right now - is that you on the stringed thing?
Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 May 03 - 03:14 PM

Nah..

It's just Mick trying to up his percentage !!

Can't hear the prog on London town

R x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 May 03 - 05:21 PM

It's spelt cods' roe - fish eggs - what caviar really is. My cats love it.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Ralphie
Date: 13 May 03 - 01:11 AM

Liz...
Thanx for the correction.
I never understood what they could have been arguing about!
R x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Noreen
Date: 13 May 03 - 05:17 AM

And its the Wainstones (North York Moors) that he slept by, nothing to do with cowboy films at all.


Praps if you ventured north of Watford occasionally, Ralphie...

:0)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Noreen
Date: 13 May 03 - 07:10 AM

Hi again Jennifer.
While you're changing the spelling of Wainstones on your site, you'll also want to correct the spelling of Ewan MacColl's name in the copyright statement.

Interesting site, thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Grab
Date: 13 May 03 - 01:59 PM

FYI also, Kinder Downfall is the name of a waterfall on the hill Kinder Scout in the Peak District (the location of the Mass Trespass when EMacC wrote the song). See this map reference. And indeed it's a lovely view from there on a sunny day.

Don't know many walkers who like deep bracken though. It's always hot and humid, and all the local midge population lives in there...

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 13 May 03 - 03:13 PM

Thanks for the spell check Noreen, I'd spotted Wainstones but forgot to sort it out, didn't spot McColl. Typically, the ftp program then couldn't get a connection... Glad you liked the site though.
There's other things you can do in deep bracken besides walk, Graham!
And I believe MacColl was press secretary for the ramblers when the mass trespass occurred.
Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Gareth
Date: 13 May 03 - 07:00 PM

Hmmm ! McColl has John Axon rambling - any proof on this ????

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (ralphie and the) Manchester (rambler)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 13 May 03 - 11:41 PM

G'day Gareth,

Have you listened through the full text of the Radio Ballad? The 'actuality' of John Axon's widow includes discussion of the rambles she - and later they - went on.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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