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Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray

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Subject: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Hillheader
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 04:23 PM

Does anyone know the tune to this song, also covered I believe by The Corries and others.

I have been challenged to sing it and although the words are in the DT I cannot find any MIDI file to give me the melody.

Can anyone help please?

Cheers in advance

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 02:23 AM

You could try one of the JT sites.
I could sing it to you, but I'm a long way away, just assuming from your handle that you are in Wales.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Morticia
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 04:57 AM

I could sing it down the phone to you?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Tam the man
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 10:40 AM

Digital Tradition Mirror
The Bantam Cock

The Bantam Cock

He was a fine upstanding bantam-cock
So brisk, and stiff, and spry...
With a springy step, and a jaunty plume,
And a purposeful look in his eye
In his little black laughing eye!

So I took him to the coop and introduced him to
My seventeen wide-eyed hens
And he tupped and he tupped as a hero tupps,
And he bowed to them all, and then,
He up and took 'em all again!

Then upon the peace of my ducks and geese
He boldly did intrude
And with glazed eyes and opened mouths
They bore him with fortitude...
And a little bit of gratitude!

He jumped my giggling guinea-fowl!
He thrust his attentions upon
Twenty hysterical turkeys,
And a visiting migrant swan!
And the bantam thundered on!

He groped my fan-tail pigeon doves,
My lily-white Columbine,
And as I was lookin' at me budgerigar,
He jumped my parrot from behind!
And it was sittin' on me shoulder at the time!

But all of a sudden, with a gasp and a gulp,
He clapped his wings to his head!
He lay flat on his back with his feet in the air;
My bantam-cock was dead!
And the vultures circled overhead!

What a noble beast!
What a champion cock!
What a way to live and die!
As I dug him a grave to protect his bones,
From those hungry buzzards in the sky,
The bantam opened up his eyes!

He gave me a wink, and a terrible grin,
The way that rapists do....
He said, "Do you see them silly daft buggers up there?
They'll be down in a minnit 'er two!
They'll be down in a minnit 'er two!"

JB
APR99


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 11:25 AM

AND THE TUNE IS???????


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Tam the man
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 11:41 AM

I don't know how to the tune, but someone MIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Tam the man
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 11:42 AM

i THOUGHT THEY WANTED THE WORDS, SORRY


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 12:47 PM

Its on a couple of Jake's CDs. Why not buy one?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: s&r
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 01:05 PM

I've just done a MIDI of it. How do I send it to Mudcat or Davebhoy?

Stu


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: s&r
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 01:11 PM

I've sent the MIDI to Joe Offer. Don't know what happens to it now. PM me with your email address and I'll send you the file.

Stu


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackaray
From: Hillheader
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 02:56 PM

Thanks Stu

PM sent.

Davenbhoy


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