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Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)

19 Apr 04 - 04:37 PM (#1165568)
Subject: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: GUEST,Jacqued

The following is a finish-the-evening song at our club, but now some smart alec has informed us there is a verse missing:

ROLLING HOME


Round goes the wheel of fortune, don't be afraid to ride,
There's a land of milk and honey waits on the other side.
There'll be peace and there'll be plenty, you'll never need to roam,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

Rolling home, when we go rolling home,
When we go rolling, rolling, when we go rolling home.

And the gentry in their fine array will prosper night and morn,
While we unto the fields must go to plough and sow the corn.
The rich may steal the flour, but the glory is ours alone.
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

Chorus

Summer of resentment, the winter of despair,
The journey to contentment is set with trap and snares.
Stand true and stand together, your labour is your own,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

Chorus

So pass the bottle round and let the toast go free,
Here's a health to every labourer wherever they may be.
Fair wages now and ever, let's reap what we have sown,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

Rolling home, when we go rolling home,
When we go rolling, rolling, when we go rolling home.

Anyone know the missing verse, please?

Many thanks,

Jacqued>

Click to play


19 Apr 04 - 04:54 PM (#1165586)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

See thread 11414 for this song, "Wheel of Fortune," by John Tams, especially post by Animaterra. The verse, frost is on the hedgerow, is there.
Thread 11414: Wheel of Fortune


19 Apr 04 - 10:35 PM (#1165669)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Malcolm Douglas

That verse, and the third above, were added later (though both by Tams himself). As Q says, it has been dealt with before. I quite like the mondegreen image of the rich stealing the flour (!) but not quite so much as my own picture of the toast going free (Free the Toast! The Toast is innocent!) ... I expect I've mentioned that before, though.


20 Apr 04 - 01:59 AM (#1165766)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Bugsy

"The frost is on the hedgerow
The icy winds do blow,
Whilst we poor weary labourers
Strive through the driving snow
Our dreams fly up to glory
To where the lark has flown
When we go rolling home
when we go rolling home."


...........I think.


Cheers


Bugsy


20 Apr 04 - 06:01 AM (#1165890)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: breezy

and thats it
and thats it

the missing v goes in at no 3

not to be sung at any other time but at the end of an evening

John Tams only sings 3 verses and buggers off during the final chorus

egos drag it out to its full length!!!!!!!!!

we go round shaking hands with the audience,as its usualy small 25-30 we can get round in 2 reps of the chorus, once if ware quick

then get everyone standing ,singing and waving their arms
or picking up coats and glasses and buggering off home

make up your own endings

better than Auld lang Syne


20 Apr 04 - 07:25 AM (#1165945)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: GUEST,Jacqued

Many thanks, catters.   We must now choreograph our own buggerings off!!

Jacqued


20 Apr 04 - 07:35 AM (#1165952)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Mrs.Duck

This is always done on the last night of Whitby Folk week in the Tap and Spile. We climb onto chairs and link hands for the choruses and sit for verses. Must admit the climb up gets harder each year and I resorted to squatting for the verses last time!


20 Apr 04 - 12:14 PM (#1166226)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Desert Dancer

Tune??

~ Becky in Tucson


22 Apr 04 - 01:37 PM (#1168180)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Desert Dancer

refreshing the tune request


22 Apr 04 - 02:36 PM (#1168239)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: GUEST

the rich may steal the POWER not FLOUR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for heaven's sake


22 Apr 04 - 02:48 PM (#1168246)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)
From: Malcolm Douglas

There are accurate transcriptions in other threads; this one is redundant.


22 Apr 04 - 02:55 PM (#1168251)
Subject: Tune Add: ROLLING HOME (John Tams)
From: Snuffy

X: 15
T:Rolling Home
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:120
C:John Tams
K:D
A,2|
D3 D|D2 F2|D4    |D2 F2|E3 D |E2 FE|D4- |D2 EF |
G2 G2|G2 E2|FG A2-|A2 F2|D3 D |DC D2|E4- |E2 EF |
G3 A |B2 G2|AF D2-|D2 F2|A3 F |FE D2|E4- |E2 A,2|
D2 D2|DE FG|A3 F |FE D2|E4   |D2 C2|D4- |D2 z2 ||
A4   |F4   |D2 D2 |DE F2|B4   |G4   |E2 E2|EF G2 |
A4   |D4   |B4    |G2 E2|D2 D2|CD EF|D4- |D2    ||

Click to play

To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


22 Apr 04 - 02:57 PM (#1168253)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Desert Dancer

Thanks, Snuffy.

~ Becky


22 Apr 04 - 03:15 PM (#1168270)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

The number of threads on this song are few enough that indexing is still possible, but some would require pages. A staff of dedicated volunteers would be necessary to weed out unnecessary lyrics duplication (and unfounded repetitious speculation) from those who don't check thoroughly first (I include myself among the offenders).


22 Apr 04 - 03:18 PM (#1168272)
Subject: ADD: Rolling Home (Tams)
From: Joe Offer

I posted a MIDI from Snuffy's ABC, although I sped it up a bit - and it still seems slow to me. Where can I find recordings of this song?
Is the title "Rolling Home," or what?
-Joe Offer-

Here are the lyrics I'd like to submit to the Digital Tradition. Any further corrections?

-Joe Offer-



Rolling Home
(John Tams)

Round goes the wheel of fortune, don't be afraid to ride,
There's a land of milk and honey waits on the other side.
There'll be peace and there'll be plenty,
You'll never need to roam,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

chorus:
Rolling home, when we go rolling home,
When we go rolling, rolling,
When we go rolling home.

The gentry in their finery do prosper night and morn,
While we unto the fields must go, to plough and sow the corn.
The rich may steal the power, but the glory's ours alone,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.
Chorus

The frost is on the hedgerow, the icy winds do blow,
While we poor weary labourers strive through the driving snow
Their dreams fly up to glory, up where the lark has flown
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.
Chorus

The summer of resentment, the winter of despair,
The journey to contentment is set with trap and snare
Stand to and stand together, your labour's yours alone
When you go rolling home, when you go rolling home.
Chorus

So pass the bottle round, and let the toast go free,
Here's a health to every labourer, wherever he may be.
Fair wages now and ever, we'll reap what we have sown,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

Click to play


(submitted by Animaterra)


22 Apr 04 - 05:54 PM (#1168384)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

Jo - Nobody's yet submitted the tune Tam actually wrote but the original words in various verses are -

The rich may steal the power

Stand true and stand together

Here's a health to every labourer, wherever they may be

It's interesting to see what oral / aural tradition has done

Georgina


22 Apr 04 - 06:03 PM (#1168398)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Barbara

Snuffy, where'd you get your tune? It's close, but not quite the same as what we sing, so I was wondering if it was your version, or if someone's transcribed it. The note from Georgina above, seems to indicate that it isn't what Tams wrote.

Of course, the tune I use mutated from Beggar's Velvet, where the song is done in four part harmony, and the tune is difficult to differentiate from the harmonies.
Blessings,
Barbara


22 Apr 04 - 08:36 PM (#1168502)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Snuffy

I made an ABC from what I hear myself and others sing - there may be the odd note slightly different, but that is substantially the tune.

I marked it as 120, but that should be 1/4=120 not 1/8=120. I just played it in ABC MIDIfier at 240 and the speed sounded right. ABC2Wins tempi sre different to everybody else's


27 Mar 15 - 10:12 PM (#3697756)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Joe Offer

This is the version I plan to submit to the Rise Again Songbook. Any corrections?


Rolling Home
(John Tams)


Round goes the wheel of fortune, be not afraid to ride
There's a land of milk & honey waits on the other side
There'll be peace & there'll be plenty, you'll never need to roam / When we go rolling home, when we go rolling...

Rolling home, when we go rolling home, when we go
Rolling, rolling, when we go...
D - A D / G D - A /   / 1st // D - G A / D G DA D

The gentry in their fine array do prosper night & morn
While we unto the fields must go to plough & sow their corn
The rich may steal the power but the glory is our own
When we go…

The summer of resentment, the winter of despair
The journey to contentment is set with trap & snare
Stand true & stand together, your labour is your own...

The frost is on the hedgerow, the icy winds do blow
While we poor weary labourers strive thru the sleet & snow
Our hopes fly up to glory up where the larks do go...

So pass the bottle round & let the toast go free
Here's a health to every labourer wherever he may be
Fair wages now & ever, let's reap what we have sown…

John Tams

From Dave Auld Work & Leisure. On Beggars Velvet (self-titled).

I'm basing this on the Beggars Velvet recording and on this Dave Auld, Tina-John Tams recording. So, is that John Tams singing with Tina, or is Tina's name Tina-John Tams? Who's Tina? I found it on another page - the other singer is Tina Auld, and John Tams is mentioned only as writer. -Joe-


28 Mar 15 - 08:12 AM (#3697848)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

"The rich may steal the power, but the glory's ours alone"

"Here's a health to every labourer wherever THEY may be".

Georgina


29 Mar 15 - 01:09 AM (#3697991)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,Gerry

I think a lot of people will have learned this from the singing of Roy Bailey. It's on his album, What You Do With What You've Got. That track was recorded live at a folk club in 1991.


29 Mar 15 - 01:48 AM (#3697994)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Joe Offer

Thanks for the information, Georgina. That chapter's closed now, so I may not be able to change it. The lyrics I used were from the Beggar's Velvet album. I had thought Dave Webber to be infallible, so I went with his version.

-Joe-


29 Mar 15 - 02:12 AM (#3697997)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Little Robyn

Why didn't you use John's version or even Roy Bailey's version.
Nobody is infallible but I'd rather hear Roy or John.
Robyn


29 Mar 15 - 06:31 AM (#3698037)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST

Jo - I really think it's John Tams who needs the apology. This version represents him as the author of a sexist lyric - which is entirely unfair. Is there no way you can ask the publishers to change it?

Georgina


02 Apr 15 - 03:37 PM (#3699112)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Joe Offer

Now, now, now...I bypassed the complicated change process and sneaked in a "t" and a "y" onto "he." I hope that works.

Robyn, I looked all over for a John Tams recording. Thank you very much for finding it. Am I correct in thinking that John Tams is the bearded guy with the guitar, and Barry Coope is on the keyboard? This recording is a real treat.

In my research, I have found that a Roy Bailey recording is usually a very accurate representation of the songwriter's version of a song. Roy seems to do consistently excellent work. Am I correct in that perception?

...and I still believe that Dave Webber is infallible. Only Ani Fentiman believes otherwise - and she seems to remind him of that frequently.

-Joe-


02 Apr 15 - 10:09 PM (#3699186)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Little Robyn

Yes Joe, John has a beard and does the singing. Roy's version is the one we usually sing and I think is more singable for a crowd. But you can't beat an original sung by an original!
Robyn


02 Apr 15 - 10:37 PM (#3699190)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,#

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppxPrmXoVcE

Tams with others on YouTube.


03 Apr 15 - 02:41 AM (#3699220)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,Eldergirl

Our hopes fly up to glory, up where the larks HAVE FLOWN.

Dave Auld sings "up where the larks do go", every time! But it puts the rhyme scheme out. Not that it makes much difference to the overall shape of the universe. And Tina Auld is Dave's wife, and I don't think they have sung with John Tams. Not yet, anyway!


03 Apr 15 - 02:51 AM (#3699221)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Joe Offer

I gotta say, I'm enjoying this.
-Joe-


03 Apr 15 - 04:21 AM (#3699235)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,henryp

Round goes the wheel of fortune, don't be afraid to ride

instead of

Round goes the wheel of fortune, be not afraid to ride

This song first featured in the play "Cider with Rosie" in 1985 at the Sheffield Crucible, directed by a theatre trainee called Stephen Daldrey - his Billy Elliot musical and film were much later.

It was also used in Bill Bryden's production of "The Big Picnic" and the film "The Raggedy Rawney" and is now in "War Horse".


04 Apr 15 - 04:28 AM (#3699519)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: sleepyjon

Joe - why did you change from "The gentry in their finery " to "in their fine array" between the two versions you posted above? - I know what tends to get sung in follk clubs, but what on earth is a "fine array"? (Or is it just because it's what some bloke called Tams sings? - what would he know??)

Confused!

SJ


04 Apr 15 - 05:12 AM (#3699525)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: Joe Offer

Sleepyjon, I'm still going on what I hear from Dave Webber, whom I consider to be infallible. Guess I'll have to spend time with the John Tams recording, now that Little Robyn found it for me. But if I make major corrections, then I have to Speak to the Editor....


04 Apr 15 - 08:50 AM (#3699554)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: EBarnacle

Finery and fine array are equivalent meanings. If John accepts it, it should be acceptable.


05 Apr 15 - 03:11 AM (#3699703)
Subject: ADD Rolling Home(Tams)-author's version
From: Joe Offer

Here's my transcription of the YOuTube Video. But he omits the two verses in italics.
Wouldn't somebody like to send me an MP3 of a studio recording by Tams of this song?
joe@mudcat.org

ROLLING HOME
(John Tams)

Round goes the wheel of fortune, don't be afraid to ride
There's a land of milk & honey waits on the other side
There'll be peace & there'll be plenty, you'll never need to roam / When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home

Rolling home, when we go rolling home, when we go
Rolling, rolling, when we go...
D - A D / G D - A /   / 1st // D - G A / D G DA D

The gentry in their finery do prosper night & morn
While we unto the fields must go to plough & sow their corn
The rich may steal the power but the glory is our own
When we go…

The summer of resentment, the winter of despair
The journey to contentment is set with trap & snare
Stand true & stand together, your labour is your own...

The frost is on the hedgerow, the icy winds do blow
While we poor weary labourers strive thru the sleet & snow
Our hopes fly up to glory up where the larks do go...


So pass the bottle round & let the toast go free
Here's a health to every labourer wherever they may be
Fair wages now & ever, let's reap what we have sown…

John Tams


05 Apr 15 - 06:48 AM (#3699736)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
From: GUEST,henryp

I hear;

The gentry in their fine array do prosper night and morn
While we unto the fields must go to plough and sow the corn
The rich may steal the power but the glory is ours alone

https://sites.google.com/site/somejohntamslyrics/rolling-home
Tam says; "First off, massive thanks have to go out to Jennifer Thorp, on whose groundbreaking John Tams .info website, these lyrics were to be originally found."

Written about 1987, this song first featured in the play "Cider with Rosie" and was also used in Bill Bryden's production of "The Big Picnic" and the film "The Raggedy Rawney".

(Verses have since been included in War Horse.)

3. The frost is on the hedgerow
The icy winds do blow
While we poor weary labourers
Strive through the driving snow
Our dreams fly up to glory
Up where the lark has flown
When we go rolling home (etc)

4. The summer of resentment
The winter of despair
The journey to contentment
Is set with trap and snare
Stand to and stand together
Your labour's yours alone
When we go rolling home (etc)

Her other verses are accurate, so I would put some confidence in these too. But there is some doubt about 'stand to/true'.

http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/09/rollinghome.htm
John Tams (1987) Written for the play, Cider With Rosie, a dramatisation originally produced in 1983 of the 1959 book by Laurie Lee [1914-1997] and adapted by Nick Darke [1948-2005].

Stand true and stand together, your labour is your own

I think I'd contact info@johntams.co.uk and Mrs Tams will reply!

http://mss-cat.nottingham.ac.uk/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqCmd=show.tcl&dsqSearch=(RefNo==%22MS809%2F35%2F8%22)
Theatre programme for a production of 'Cider with Rosie'; 6-29 Nov. 1986
Production by the Crucible Company of 'Cider with Rosie' by Laurie Lee, adapted by Nick Darke, directed by Stephen Daldry.