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Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)

14 Nov 13 - 03:28 PM (#3575634)
Subject: Bell on the Green
From: Tug the Cox

This is the first verse and chorus of a parody. I remember Byron Daniels of Blackheath Morris singing parts of this in the early 70's, and always thought he had made it up. ( his last line to the chorus was' and I'll see you someday when my bells have turned green')....does anyone have further info?
Bell on the Green
(parody of Fiddlers Green)
As I walked by the brewery one evening so r
are
To view the still vats and to sniff the malt air,
I heard an old Morris man singing this song
"Oh bury me here boys, me galleys have gone."
ch: Wrap me up in me bells and me baldricks.
No more in the pubs I'll be seen,
Just tell me old sidemates I'm t
akin' a slide, mates
And I'll see you someday at the Bell on the Green.


14 Nov 13 - 04:25 PM (#3575660)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: gnomad

Only a guess, mind, but I think it'll have been this one Bells have turned green. If it's the same bloke {name and side are right) Byron was a good man, one to be remembered.


14 Nov 13 - 07:32 PM (#3575738)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Tug the Cox

Gnomad...can you confim who is responsible


14 Nov 13 - 11:25 PM (#3575784)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: RTim

As far as I am concerned - The Bell is not on the Green, it is in the Hight Street!
ie. In Adderbury!!

Tim Radford


15 Nov 13 - 01:40 AM (#3575794)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Joe Offer

Gnomad linked to a mirror of the Digital Tradition. It's in the Digital Tradition here at Mudcat as When Your Bells Have Turned Green, from Herga Morris. The individual who wrote this parody is not identified.

-Joe-


16 Nov 13 - 03:11 PM (#3576317)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Tug the Cox

Kitty...do you know who composed it?


20 Nov 13 - 05:01 PM (#3577531)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green
From: Herga Kitty

Well, theoretically it was collected from Robot Nimb, an old shepherd whom Herga Morris encountered in Chippenham in about 1975, but some people have since noticed that this was an anagram of Bob (as in Hawkes), Tim (as in Edwards) and Ron (as in the late Ron Barnett). The song was entitled "Untippled".

Kitty


21 Nov 13 - 06:33 AM (#3577674)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: Arthur_itus

Does this mean that John Conolly who wrote Fiddlers Green should be receiving royalties for yje use of his song? Just wondered how that works, when somebody changes the lyrics of the song but uses the same tune.


21 Nov 13 - 08:50 AM (#3577694)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: MMario

I believe parody is normally considered to be "fair use" but not sure of the legalities and financial sides of it.


22 Nov 13 - 06:24 AM (#3577991)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: GUEST

I think you canarody the words but the tume remains copyright? Bit that would only apply if you recorded or printed it?


22 Nov 13 - 06:00 PM (#3578175)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: GUEST,John Conolly

As far as I know, the legalities are that you are not allowed to PUBLISH a parody of a copyright work unless you have the permission of the author or copyright-holder. I personally think this is a bit tight-arsed (unless somebody's making money out of it and I don't get any), and I have derived much amusement from parodies of some of my songs which I have come across over the years. The mighty Les Barker's version of "Punch and Judy Man" springs to mind -

"Mrs Capstick, Mrs Capstick, where has your son Tony gone?
"The Irish Sea is six-foot-three, and Tony's only four-foot-one. . "

I have to confess that I am partial to a piss-take myself (let him who is without sin cast the first writ. . ), so I won't be suing Herga Morris any time soon. . .


24 Nov 13 - 02:14 PM (#3578710)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: Tug the Cox

Hope you haven't had to pay up for 'Grumpy old men of England'


25 Nov 13 - 10:47 AM (#3578995)
Subject: RE: Bell on the Green (Fiddlers Green parody)
From: GUEST,John Foxen

It has to be said that Mr Conolly produces some of the best parodies in the business and I'd like to hear him come out with his own parody of Fiddler's Green when he visits my club next year HaverFolk on June 18.
That's as long as the mafia doesn't track him down for royalties on a certain Italian song he has wickedly parodied to take the mickey out of Signor Berlusconi.