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songs suitable for illustration

Mr Red 22 Jan 02 - 12:20 PM
MMario 22 Jan 02 - 12:10 PM
CapriUni 22 Jan 02 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,swirlygirl 22 Jan 02 - 11:38 AM
Sorcha 22 Jan 02 - 11:33 AM
Dave Bryant 22 Jan 02 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,Amy 22 Jan 02 - 11:26 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 22 Jan 02 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,swirlygirl 22 Jan 02 - 11:17 AM
MC Fat 22 Jan 02 - 11:14 AM
Sorcha 22 Jan 02 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,amy 22 Jan 02 - 11:02 AM
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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 12:20 PM

Wild Colonial Boy. Highway man plus as many versions as you can dig up
I was going to suggest the "Dear Sir" "Paddy's Sick Note" (aka Respected Sir speach from Gerrard Hoffnung "Debate at the Oxford Union") but not sure of the language in the Noel Murphy version. The images of bricks and relative weights plus the barrel abuse must surely rate highly among kids.
The shanty Alabama - has a lot of macro scope but don't forget the 10,000 spectators on the cliffs above Cherburg.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: MMario
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 12:10 PM

'Tom of Bedlam' could be done.

or what about 'Maid on the Shore'?


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: CapriUni
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 12:00 PM

From Sorcha:

"But, hasn't Tam Lin been done to death?"

I don't know... has it been done as an illustrated children's book?

One related ballad which is related to Tam Lin is "True Thomas" -- a bard /poet being taken into the realm of the faery for seven years and gaining the gift (or curse) of prophecy... and he was an historical person.

I know his story has been retold as a novel. Not sure if it's been done as a children's book.

But my favorite ballad is "The Bonnie Lass of Angelsey" (Child ballad #220), which tells the story of a strong, independent woman. A king, jealous of her wealth, thinks he can "win" it away from her, but she turns the tables on him.

It can be found in the Digital Tradition here.


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Subject: ADD: Hey Wee Man
From: GUEST,swirlygirl
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:38 AM

Something along these lines as far as I can remember...


Hey Wee Man
Wi' the big stick in your hand
Won't you play me a simple melodee
Oh-oh-oh
Just to remind me of the girl I left behind me
Won't you play me a simple melodee
Oh-oh-oh

Ahm comin' back bonnie Ma-ry
Ahm comin' back tae you
Ahm comin' back in the good ol' summertime
When the bagpipes are playin'
For Auld Lang Syne

I know that you'll be waiting
To greet me with a smile
We'll roam the hills together
Among the purple heather
Bonny Mary O' Argyll

Oh well we held a grand procession
And we marched before the Queen
The bravest band of warriors
The world had ever seen
She thought we were the zulus from the land beyond the Nile
Until she heard us singin' Bonnie Mary O' Argyll

An we were all Scotsmen every wan a Scotsman
Buffalo Bill frae Maryhill
He never worked and never will
Aye man believe it if ye can
They'll be reelin' wae jokes an tartan socks
Scotsmen every wan
Hooch-aye!


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:33 AM

But, hasn't Tam Lin been done to death?


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:28 AM

I'd suggest that you use a slightly abridged version of the ballad Tam Lin. You could drop the casual sex making Margaret pregnant bit. You still get: "Plucking the herb", "Running to the crossroads at midnight", "Elfin court riding", "Being changed into savage creatures etc in her arms", and "gaining her true love".

"Greenland whale" would also work well, but the topic is probably too un-PC.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: GUEST,Amy
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:26 AM

In reply to the last thread... What are the lyrics for Hey Wee Man? I love the song The Three Sisters...lots of interesting versions out there. It works well for Grade 5 and above...I'm not sure it would work so well for lower elementary :)


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:25 AM

The Earl of Totnes? Renaissance costumes, dastardly villainy, heroic rescues, and a admonition to abstain from alcohol. Oh, and a horserace.

NOT Matty Groves. Oh no. Sorry Jim. (tee hee though)


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: GUEST,swirlygirl
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:17 AM

Three Sisters...all robbers and twirling and rivers and the guilt of it all...and murdering sisters...my granny and mum used to sing it to me all the time as a child...

It's not in the digitrad though, well an odd one verse version of it which isn't right is, but not the good one!

There's also an odd song my folks used to make me sing at parties as a child called Hey Wee Man which is nonsense basically but has lots of good images...

:)

xx


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: MC Fat
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:14 AM

How about Matty Groves with lots of blood and all the sex in it


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for illustration
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:05 AM

Hundreds of verses of Old Joe Clark.....lots suitable for children. I don't think it's ever been done.......


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Subject: songs suitable for illustration
From: GUEST,amy
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 11:02 AM

I am a musician as well as an illustrator. Last year I illustrated the folksong "The Crabfish" into a children's book. I am looking for another song to illustrate. Song must be atleast 10 verses or so long, be appropriate for children, and have a variety of visual images. I would prefer to do a song that has not been done before. Any ideas?


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