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Lyr Req: charles ingenthron's twa sisters

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The Old Man from the Old Country (Child #10) (from Vance Randolph's Ozark Folksongs, #4e, The Miller's Daughters.)


Roberto 28 Mar 04 - 08:00 AM
Joe Offer 21 Apr 04 - 11:04 PM
Roberto 22 Apr 04 - 03:43 AM
GUEST 31 Dec 07 - 04:08 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: charles ingenthron's twa sisters
From: Roberto
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 08:00 AM

I'd like to get the lyrics of The Old Man in the Old Country (Child #10) as sung by Charles Ingenthron, Ozark Folksongs, Rounder 1108 (Vance Randolph's recordings, 1941-42). Here is what I can get. The main problems are in the second stanza. Thanks in advance to whom is going to help me. R

There was an old man in the old country
Most gentilee
There was an old man in the old country
And he had daughters one, two, three
Oh dear me

There was a young ... went a-courtin' there
Most gentilee
There was a young ... went a-courtin' there
And he courted the younger ... the fair
Oh dear me

He bought for the younger a fine gold ring
Most gentilee
Bought for the younger a fine gold ring
And for the older not one thing
Oh dear me

He bought for the younger a beaver's hat
Most gentilee
Bought for the younger a beaver's hat
And the older she got mad at that
Oh dear me

Oh, sister will you take a walk with me?
Most gentilee
Oh, sister will you take a walk with me
And we will sea the greenwood tree?
Oh dear me

As they went crossing the salt sea brim
Most gentilee
As they went crossing the salt sea brim
The older shoved the younger in
Oh dear me

Oh sister will you reach me down your hand?
Most gentilee
Oh sister will you reach me down your hand
And you may have my house and land?
Oh dear me

I will not reach you down my hand
Most gentilee
I will not reach you down my hand
And I will not have your house and land
Oh dear me

Oh sister will you reach me down your glove?
Most gentilee
Oh sister will you reach me down your glove
And you may have my own true love?
Oh dear me

I will not reach you down my glove
Most gentilee
I will not reach you down my glove
And I will not have
Oh dear me

As she went a-floating down the mill pond
Most gentilee
As she went a-floating down the mill pond
The miller he took her to be a swan
Oh dear me

The miller throwed out his hook and line
Most gentilee
The miller throwed out his hook and line
And caught her in the dress so fine
Oh dear me

The miller was hung in his own mill-gate
Most gentilee
The miller was hung in his own mill-gate
For the drowning of my sister Kate
Oh dear me


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Subject: ADD Version: The Old Man in the Old Country
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 11:04 PM

Hi, Roberto - I'm going to cheat and use Randolph's transcription. The recording is really scratchy, but I guess I could agree with Randolph's "scarf" in the second verse. You have most of it correct, but I'm going to post the entire transcription and tune from the book.
If you have any other songs from this CD that you'd like transcribed, let me know. My scanner does a better job than our ears can do.
-Joe Offer-


The Old Man in the Old Country

There was an old man in the old country
Most gentily,
There was an old man in the old country
And he had daughters one, two, three
Oh dear me

There was a young scarf went a-courting there,
Most gentily,
There was a young scarf went a-courting there,
And he courted the younger of the fair,
Oh dear me.

He bought for the younger a fine gold ring,
Most gentily,
He bought for the younger a fine gold ring,
And for the older not one thing,
Oh dear me.

He bought for the younger a beavers hat,
Most gentily,
He bought for the younger a beavers hat
And the older she got mad at that,
Oh dear me.

Oh sister, will you take a walk with me?
Most gentily,
Oh sister, will you take a walk with me?
And we will see the greenwood tree,
Oh dear me.

As they went crossing the salt sea brim,
Most gentily,
As they went crossing the salt sea brim
The older shoved the younger in,
Oh dear me.

Oh sister, will you reach me down your hand?
Most gentily,
Oh sister, will you reach me down your hand,
And you may have my house and land,
Oh dear me.

I will not reach you down my hand,
Most gentily,
I will not reach you down my hand
And I will not have your house and land,
Oh dear me.

Oh sister, will you reach me down your glove?
Most gentily,
Oh sister, will you reach me down your glove,
And you may have my own true love,
Oh dear me.

I will not reach you down my glove,
Most gentily,
I will not reach you down my glove,
And I will not have your own true love,
Oh dear me.

As she went a-floating down the mill pond,
Most gentily,
As she went a-floating down the mill pond,
The miller he took her to be a swan,
Oh dear me.

The miller throwed out his hook and line,
Most gentily,
The miller throwed out his hook and line
And caught her in the dress so fine,
Oh dear me.

The miller was hung in his own mill gate,
Most gentily,
The miller was hung in his own mill gate,
For the drowning of my sister Kate,
Oh dear me.

Sung by Mr. Charles Ingerthron, Walnut Shade, Missouri, Sept. 4, 1941. He learned this song in Taney County, Missouri, about 1890.

from Vance Randolph's Ozark Folksongs, #4E (The Miller's Daughters).

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: charles ingenthron's twa sisters
From: Roberto
Date: 22 Apr 04 - 03:43 AM

Thank you very much. Yes, I have another song from the CD Ozark Folksongs of which I'd like to get the text: Lord Thomas, sung by Mrs. Dortha Freman. I'll trust in your scanner. Thank you. Roberto
It's in this thread, Roberto.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: charles ingenthron's twa sisters
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 04:08 AM

Does anyone have the Tim Erikson version of Juniper Gentian and Rosemary?


there were two sisters loved one man, Ginny flower, Gin, and rosemary?
the youngest of them he loved best, as the jury hangs over the rosemary...

????

anyone?

\its not googling as child ballad or child ballad #1...
n


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