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Cheerful Folk Songs

Le Scaramouche 28 Jun 05 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,noddy 28 Jun 05 - 10:39 AM
*Laura* 29 Jun 05 - 08:18 AM
Muttley 29 Jun 05 - 08:50 AM
PoohBear 11 Aug 05 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,Arkie 11 Aug 05 - 05:23 PM
GUEST,hobart hobbit 30 Jun 11 - 11:55 PM
open mike 01 Jul 11 - 01:12 AM
Snuffy 01 Jul 11 - 09:31 AM
RobbieWilson 01 Jul 11 - 10:26 AM
GUEST 01 Jul 11 - 10:47 AM
Max Johnson 01 Jul 11 - 11:11 AM
Max Johnson 01 Jul 11 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,mg 01 Jul 11 - 11:13 PM
Bert 02 Jul 11 - 02:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 09:41 AM

I disagree. Some folk songs are ment to be cheerful or humourus, some aren't.


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 10:39 AM

surely that is an oxymoron.


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: *Laura*
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 08:18 AM

Five Foot Flirt!!!
I KNEW one would come to me eventually! :o)

xLx


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: Muttley
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 08:50 AM

Reply to Snuffy:
I'm an Aussie so I can be objective about the whole thing.

Besides which, as a Bill Cosby afficionado I LOVE his take on the Revolutionary War in his sketch "A Toss of the Coin"

He starts off explaining how each football match starts with a toss of the coin between the two opposing captains.
He follows up with an imaginary coin toss between two captains and then postulates: "What would happen if they tossed a coin at the start of every war? Lets go to the Revolutionary War........"

"Captain XXXXXXXX of the Settlers this is Captain YYYYYYYY of the British. Captain YYYYYYYY of the British, this is Captain XXXXXXXX of the Settlers. Call the toss Brits. British call 'heads': It's 'tails' you lose the toss, Settlers win; what're we gonna do Settlers?
OK Captain XXXXXXXX of the Settlers says that during the war, they can wear any colour clothes that they want to, shoot from behind the rocks and trees and everywhere: Says that you and you're boys Must wear red and march in a straight line!"

His rendition of the coin toss prior to "the Battle of Little Big Horn" between Captain Custer and Captain Sitting Bull is an absolute riot.

Wonder if we could make a good cheerful song outta Cosby's sketches?

Mutt


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: PoohBear
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 04:21 PM

Drovers Dream
Wallaby Stew
Sydney Harbour Ferry Boat
Lazy Harry's


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 05:23 PM

The Fox
Dame Durden
Game of Cards
Get Up And Bar The Door
No, John, No
Tennessee Stud
Wee Cooper of Fife
Devilish Mary


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: GUEST,hobart hobbit
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 11:55 PM

Hi

Noticed "awfully well for the shape I'm in listed. Been trying to find this song. Couldn't post who sang it, could you Don?


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: open mike
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 01:12 AM

funny--this cheerful folk songs link was on a mother earth news page i was looking on for info about wood burning water heaters....why?


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 09:31 AM

"Awfully Well for the Shape That I'm In."

I don't know that one, but a similar line appeared in "Bernardine" which was a hit for Pat Boone in the mid-50s
I can tell by the dimple in your chin
You're in beautiful shape for the shape you're in
And I'm in shape for Bernardine
Sorry I couldn't be more help


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 10:26 AM

I've been trying to get my daughters to sing "the maid of Fyvie'o".
The only person who dies is the arrogant soldier who deserves no better.

A jolly tune, a good story and as politically correct as you like.


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 10:47 AM

I think the jolliest song I know, and with absolutely one of the jolliest tunes is 'I've Got Sixpence'.


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: Max Johnson
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 11:11 AM

'I've Got Sixpence' guy was me.
There's a great rendition http://www.archive.org/details/berlin_airlift_TNA, sung by RAF Sunderland crews during the Berlin airlift. If you want to watch this, you should know that it helps if you like aeroplanes.


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: Max Johnson
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 11:13 AM

Nothing works. Nothing.

The link might be HERE


Or it might not.


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 11:13 PM

Let's review Peggy of Fyvio. Why did the captain deserve to die? He was courting Peggy and asked the colonel to delay for a day to see if she would marry and the colonel shoots him. How does that deserve shooting?   How was he arrogant? mg


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Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
From: Bert
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 02:13 PM

The Barley Mow
Beer, glorious beer (More music hall than folk)
The Lincolnshire Poacher
and it's derivatives - The Chandler's Wife & The Thing
The Keeper


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