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History - BBC's 'Singing Together'

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Steve Gardham 08 Aug 19 - 02:22 PM
Nigel Parsons 08 Aug 19 - 06:40 AM
Nigel Parsons 07 Aug 19 - 04:38 PM
Steve Gardham 06 Aug 19 - 06:13 PM
Nigel Parsons 22 Apr 19 - 10:43 AM
Senoufou 16 Jan 19 - 06:11 AM
The Sandman 16 Jan 19 - 05:16 AM
Nigel Parsons 28 Oct 15 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,YorkyT 13 May 15 - 10:07 AM
GUEST 01 Dec 14 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,Davi Marquis 01 Dec 14 - 09:41 AM
JHW 29 Nov 14 - 05:33 PM
GUEST 29 Nov 14 - 04:10 PM
JHW 28 Nov 14 - 09:00 AM
JHW 24 Nov 14 - 04:49 PM
KettyRoberto 14 Oct 14 - 05:19 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Oct 14 - 08:00 PM
Bainbo 13 Oct 14 - 07:35 PM
Felipa 13 Oct 14 - 01:00 PM
BBC Researcher 04 Jun 14 - 12:24 PM
BBC Researcher 04 Jun 14 - 10:34 AM
GUEST 05 Mar 14 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Sue 26 Feb 14 - 03:12 PM
Murpholly 20 Jan 14 - 03:40 PM
Eldergirl 20 Jan 14 - 04:37 AM
GUEST,DTM 19 Jan 14 - 05:55 PM
GUEST,Guest Peter Toth 19 Jan 14 - 10:22 AM
Joe Offer 20 Dec 13 - 12:03 AM
GUEST,Larry 19 Dec 13 - 05:27 PM
Eldergirl 10 Oct 13 - 07:50 AM
GUEST 10 Oct 13 - 03:37 AM
GUEST 10 Oct 13 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,Duncan 1961 09 Oct 13 - 06:45 AM
GUEST 16 Jan 13 - 06:29 AM
GUEST,Old Fogey 31 Aug 12 - 03:52 PM
GUEST 13 Jul 12 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,Looking back in happiness 29 Apr 12 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,parallelgirl 19 Apr 12 - 04:07 AM
DMcG 03 Apr 12 - 08:20 AM
DMcG 03 Apr 12 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,Val Tarrant 02 Apr 12 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,SylviaH 10 Mar 12 - 03:43 PM
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GUEST,xihymn 29 Jan 12 - 07:02 AM
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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 08 Aug 19 - 02:22 PM

Thanks, Nigel
I suspected it was 40s. I paid a quid for it in a charity shop so I'm quite chuffed to have it. It's the earliest I have now. I have some 50s that bring back memories. Ah, Marianina!!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Aug 19 - 06:40 AM

Further:
If you want to create a front cover for it there is an image Here

It might need a little work to stretch/skew it back to being rectangular.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Aug 19 - 04:38 PM

Autumn 1949, according to This thread (final post)
Not one in my collection, so not in the main thread listing contents

Cheers


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Aug 19 - 06:13 PM

Just got hold of quite an early one but no cover hence no year date. It has SINGING TOGETHER
HOME SERVICE
Mondays
11.00 - 11.18 a.m.
19th September - 5 December
on the cover page.
Songs are:
Cock-a-doodle Do
Amid the New Mown hay
The maid and the Mill
The Wandering Miller
The Keeper
Child in the Manger
Gold and Amber
St Distaff's day
Christmas carol
Whence is that Goodly Fragrance
I saw 3 ships
Jesu good above all other
Holy Angels Bright


The comes
Rhythm and Melody 22 September- 8 December

Prince and Princess
Christmas Lullaby
Past three o'clock
The Spinning Wheel
The Bellman's Song
From Bethlem City
Chist is born
Upon Paul's Steeple
I saw three ships
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Oranges and Lemons
Bobby Shaftoe ( The last 5 just the tune)

Anyone got a year for it?


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 10:43 AM

Answering numerous queries above (over the years.Battle Song of the Zartians (Calling all Zartians)
Is transcribed, with music in ABC in This Thread


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Jan 19 - 06:11 AM

My primary school pupils loved it Sandman, and so did I. I used to rehearse the songs with my class in between programmes by playing the school piano, which had to be wheeled along to my classroom.
It was a delightful mix of History, Geography, Traditions and Poetry. The children learned such a lot. I even drew from the songs for Creative Writing and Art.

That and Country Dancing (which I also taught) were a real joy.
I can't imagine today's ten year-olds skipping round in pairs performing country dancing!

The Royal Norfolk Show often has Maypole Dancing by local schools, but quite small children take part. (and, once, some visiting Masai in full African dress who spontaneously took a ribbon and joined in! Hilarious!)


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Jan 19 - 05:16 AM

the great thing about singning together ,was that it was a social event all of us children participating together , similiar to maypo;le dancing, the sum was greater than the individual parts


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Oct 15 - 07:49 PM

Guest YorkyT:
I don't have Autumn 57, But Autumn 58 had:
I saw a maiden &
On Christmas night
at the end of the "Singing Together" section.
The second half of the book was for the "Rhythm & Melody" broadcasts, and ended with:
Christ was born on Christmas day,
Unto us a boy is born &
Amahl and the night visitors.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,YorkyT
Date: 13 May 15 - 10:07 AM

Can anyone recall what the lyrics were of the very last Christmassy song/Carol in either the Autumn 1957 or Autumn 1958 booklet? I can "see" it, and remember singing it, but I CAN'T remember what it was!!!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 10:17 AM

In our school you could always tell which song was going to be number 1 in the end of term hit parade; it was the only one the boys in the class would actually deign to sing along with - normally the comedy or quirky songs, eg Football Crazy, Mango Walk, Linstead Market (in whose chorus I can still remember the gusto with which they belted out the 'OH LORD!' bit!)


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Davi Marquis
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 09:41 AM

I remember "singing together" at St Saviours school in Jersey Channel Islands Some of the programs were recorded with a "home made tape recorder" by a senior school teacher and we had to practice some of the songs.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: JHW
Date: 29 Nov 14 - 05:33 PM

Really enjoyed the programme. I didn't know it continued so long after my school days.

Is a turtle stove the bare cast iron pot thing? Ours I guess was just less than red hot and sizzled your finger if you touched it. (and then smelled of pig?)
We only had the one class from 5 to 11 yrs in a single room at our village school with our one teacher so we all listened to Singing Together on the 3 foot square pale plywood baffle speaker.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 14 - 04:10 PM

Radio 4 - Jarvis Cocker - Brought me to tears. The memories of our classroom in the 50's, the turtle stove, the medium wave valve wireless with a key and the giant loudspeaker with its dodgy connections being wheeled in by the caretaker. All sitting round the wireless in our grey shirts, cardigans, shorts and plimsolls waiting for it to warm up, then all, yes .... SINGING TOGETHER !!!! Wonderful times.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: JHW
Date: 28 Nov 14 - 09:00 AM

Reminder

BBC Radio 4 Sat 29th November 2014.
8 p.m. Archive on 4
SINGING TOGETHER


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: JHW
Date: 24 Nov 14 - 04:49 PM

BBC Radio 4 Sat 29th November 2014.
8 p.m. Archive on 4
Jarvis Cocker remembers Singing Together

Singing Together - 29th Nov 2014


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: KettyRoberto
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 05:19 AM

It is a glimpse from the past. It is a nice post. Business Loan Programs


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 08:00 PM

This is a great thread.
We had 'Singing Together' and 'Rhythm & Melody' at primary school. Tuesdays and Thursdays (I think) but can't remember which one was which. My era was from approx 1953 - 1958.

The wireless was in the headmaster's room and there were extension speakers in the classrooms. We had to remind the head to switch the his wireless on at programme times.

I've jotted down some of the songs I can remember singing from the booklets. I can also remember the excitement at the end of the term/year to find out which song had been voted as the favourite (nationally).
----------------
Begone Dull Care
Barbara Allen
The Drummer & The Cook (One Eye In The Pot, .....Chimney)
Dashing White Sergeant
Charlie Is My Darling
The Lewis Bridal Song (Mairi's Wedding)
Loch Lomond
Ye banks And Braes
Caller Herring
All Though the Night
Men Of Harlech
The Ashgrove
----------------------
It would be great if others could list the songs that they remember, especially (for me) from the era above.


Well I'm of your era, perhaps a couple of years later, and I remember lots of those in your list. I can add Pretty Polly Oliver, Oh No John, Bonnie Dundee, and...I'll keep thinking!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Bainbo
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 07:35 PM

Jarvis. It's Jarvis Cocker. Both from Sheffield, but it's the Common People guy, rather than the With A Little Help From My Friends chap.

Anyone with recordings, or just memories, of the programme was asked to contact the PM programme.


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Subject: recordings needed - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Felipa
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 01:00 PM

Joe Cocker is working on a BBC radio programme about the Singing Together series. Few of the programmes have been saved in BBC archives, so he made an announcement on BBC Radio 4 asking for people who recorded the programme and have the recordings to contact the Beeb. Apparently it wasnt uncommon for teachers to record the programme.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: BBC Researcher
Date: 04 Jun 14 - 12:24 PM

A bit more info in case anyone is interested in the origins of the programme;

It started in 1939, a few days after the outbreak of war. It went out at 11am on Monday mornings, and a Scottish presenter called Herbert Wiseman created the programme, with the help of a few volunteers from the BBC in Glasgow who sang on the recordings. They did 'Billy Boy', 'Golden Slumber' and 'Michael Finnegan' on the first programme. William Appleby, a schools music organiser and choirmaster from Doncaster started presenting around 1947.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: BBC Researcher
Date: 04 Jun 14 - 10:34 AM

Hello, I am working on a radio documentary about 'Singing Together', and I'm looking for interesting stories about the programme- perhaps you worked it, or were really influenced by it? I am hoping to find people who listened during the war, because it started in 1939 and the BBC hoped it would comfort children - particularly evacuees in unfamiliar schools.

I'm also looking at a song from 1974 called 'Hunting the Hare' which caused a big row at the time- letters from MPs, complaints from Head teachers and so on. Some classes loved the song and others refused to sing it. Can anyone remember this?

Please get in touch with your stories - send me a message on Mudcat or email ruth.evans@bbc.co.uk
Many thanks,
Ruth


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 14 - 02:17 PM

Yes, I have a copy of BBC Radio for schools spring term 1970 and it has the Railway Boggart song in it:

Dwarfs live underground, Dryads in trees, there are trolls and goblins and imps and ogres, bogeymen and kelpies but much better than these and very much nicer is such a rogue as the railway boggart. He doesn't clank chains but has lots of fun in railway trains.

He's no long ago fairy, elf or gnome. He is not a fire drake or a pixie. Doesn't haunt the bedrooms in a stately old home, there's only one place to see all his tricks, he's a railway boggart who likes to take pains to do all his tricks in railway trains.

Ghosties and ghouls which go bump in the night, or the mischievous Cornish sprite called a piskie, little outer-space men come and give you a fright and leprechauns sometimes spit in the whisky! A railway boggart from all this refrains and only does tricks in railway trains.

Further in the booklet, page 20:

The Boggart's campaign

When the boggart heard this song he said 'this has gone on too long;to see this family get so poor is something I'll no more endure.'

'O boggart dear, that's kind of you, but what do you propose to do?'   

Well, I shall use my magic powers on those lost passengers of ours. So when in cars those people sit, they'll wish they'd never thought of it. Whereever traffic signs are found I'll turn them all the wrong way round and angry motorists will say,

I can't think how I lost my way but this road can't be right, I know...I came through here an HOUR ago!

I'll haunt their cars. I'll grind and squeak, I'll make a different noise each week. But when they take it for repair the garage will find nothing there. On narrow roads, just where they bend, with queues behind that never end, I'll make their silly tyres go flat.

The spare wheel? O, I've thought of that, for when they get it out of view they'll find that it is punctured too.

O, I'll make traffic jams get worse till cars go slower than a hearse; I'll make those motorists weep and whine,

O give us back our railway line!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 26 Feb 14 - 03:12 PM

I remember the song the Railway Boggart, I think it comes from this BBC publication:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-RADIO-FOR-SCHOOLS-Music-1-BLUEBIRD-LINE-Spring-1970-/161224576760?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D161224576760%26_rdc%3D1&nma=true&si=zBf4xr7iX7FHd4zYpe1hou5QnDM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I've just bought the item, hopefully The Railway Boggart is contained within!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Murpholly
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 03:40 PM

Farewell Manchester; The Farmyard; To the moon; Cockles and mussels;
Ould John Braddlum; Will ye no come back again; Christmas Day in the morning; Poverty; I saw a Maiden; On Christmas Night; Donkey Riding; Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden; The Meeting of the Waters; Twankydillo; St. Athan; Golden Slumbers; Linden Lea; Sweet Nightingale; A Virgin Most Pure; The Infant King; The Twelve Days of Christmas; Dear Harp of Erin; The Derby Ram; Billy Barlow; The Lady Bird; The Hundred Pipers; The Song of the Sailor Lad; Joseph and the Angel; Whence Come you Shepherd Maiden; In Nightly Stillness; Tyrolean Cradle Song;   

and many many more. I still have a wadge of booklets from early fifties through to early sixties. Great fun although verses often cut short and even bowdlerised - but still fun.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Eldergirl
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 04:37 AM

Vive L'Amour, vive la compagnie
Let the bullgine run

O Kije was a hussar bold
A hussar bold was he
He fought so bravely for the Tsar
The pride of the cavalry!
( to the 'Troika' tune)

Robin Adair
Wales! Wales! Land of the mists and the wild..
Richard of Taunton Dene
Silent Worship, which I can still sing all the way through, much to my surprise..
Kathleen Tyrrell (alias Caitlin Triall )
Ye banks and braes, of course..
Twenty eighteen
The saeter girl's Sunday
Not sure if Alouette was among them, she might have sneaked in from another school in a slightly later year!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 05:55 PM

This is a great thread.
We had 'Singing Together' and 'Rhythm & Melody' at primary school. Tuesdays and Thursdays (I think) but can't remember which one was which. My era was from approx 1953 - 1958.

The wireless was in the headmaster's room and there were extension speakers in the classrooms. We had to remind the head to switch the his wireless on at programme times.

I've jotted down some of the songs I can remember singing from the booklets. I can also remember the excitement at the end of the term/year to find out which song had been voted as the favourite (nationally).
----------------
Begone Dull Care
Barbara Allen
The Drummer & The Cook (One Eye In The Pot, .....Chimney)
Dashing White Sergeant
Charlie Is My Darling
The Lewis Bridal Song (Mairi's Wedding)
Loch Lomond
Ye banks And Braes
Caller Herring
All Though the Night
Men Of Harlech
The Ashgrove
----------------------
It would be great if others could list the songs that they remember, especially (for me) from the era above.


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Subject: BBC's 'Singing Together' - Lyrics for Old Mr Tucke
From: GUEST,Guest Peter Toth
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 10:22 AM

Please can you help?

I desperately want to do Old Mr Tucker with my class at school where I teach Music in the Czech Republic. I remember the song Old Tucker from either 1968 or 1969. I could buy everything on internet for those years but some pamphlets now cost as much as £15 each online and I don't know exactly which month and year I need. I can't find an index online of the pamphlet contents.

I remember:

Now Old Mr. Tucker was a funny old man
He washed his hair in a frying pan
He combed his hair with the leg of a chair
And all he said was: 'I don't care'!

Now Old Mr. Tucker he wouldn't stay dead
He rose and went to town instead
...

Many many thanks!

Peter Toth
(petertoth@email.cz)


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 13 - 12:03 AM

Jon Freeman gave me a copy of folkinfo.org for posting before he closed it. It's at this address:
http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/

There are several references above to posts at folkinfo about Singing Together, but the index search brings up only one reference. Anybody know how to find the other things?

If there's anything you'd like to post that can't be posted at Mudcat for some reason, I can offer space.

-Joe-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Larry
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 05:27 PM

Where have you been to,Peter?
To the stars and the Milky Way
I passed the moon just waking
At the end of day.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: Eldergirl
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 07:50 AM

Now, is that THE Rod Stewart, or some other rod Stewart..? From Lucern to Weggis on, hol diri di a, hol diri a... Can't recall second line. I've got several of the booklets in a box somewhere, 1957 I think, from my reluctant incarceration at Ide primary, just outside Exeter. Even learning the songs didn't make me contented with my lot. Talk about Billy No-mates... The songs were good tho. Migildi magildi, about a welsh blacksmith? Lieutenant Kije, tune by Prokofiev. Haul away Joe. Shady Grove, not the same as the one Hamish sings, but we know he's a Lone Arranger.. ;) oo, and Eileen aroon.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:37 AM

Interestingly through the medium of live radio we were all listening and learning th same songs. i remember clearly learning Mango Walk and Old Zip Coon at the time. they seemed so exotic at the time. As you say, pity folk songs are not taught in primary. Only remember Shenandoah, Boney went to Elba, the Ashgrove and Blow the Wind Southerly.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 03:26 AM

I remember when i worked for british rail, signalmen isolated om the moors actually used to believe in the boggart!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Duncan 1961
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 06:45 AM

Hi, I'm looking for anything related to a series of songs with the title The Railway Boggart. Can anyone help?

Thanks in Advance


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 06:29 AM

Hi I have been singing this song since I was in Primary school over 40 years ago lol And I know it word for word and the tune hahah

feel free to contact me rodstewart866@hotmail.com
if you do just use Antonio Antonio as the subject then I'll know it's not spam lol


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Old Fogey
Date: 31 Aug 12 - 03:52 PM

I think I remember this slightly differently...

Calling all Zartians to take a stand.
Earthmen, invaders, approach our land.
Up and attack to make them draw back,
we are all set with our spaceships manned.

Calling all Zartians out; calling all Zartians out!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 01:51 PM

Im selling some BBC schools music pamphlets on ebay, just search under BBC schools, im magiscot666


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Looking back in happiness
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 10:13 AM

Was it perhaps....
Calling all Zartians to take a stand
Earthmen invaders approach our land
Up and attack to make them draw back
We are all set and our spaceships manned.

And what about
brontosaurus on the trail looking for his dinner, from the same Time and Tune program?
Or
In the village duckpond standing stagnant by the stepping stones
A toad sings lullabies - but that's all I can remember of those 2!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,parallelgirl
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 04:07 AM

I remember this from primary school! I will sing it to you, if you're still looking for the tune!
parallelgirl _at_ hotmail _dot_com


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: DMcG
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 08:20 AM

Sorry, Folkinfo. One day I will use the preview.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: DMcG
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 08:18 AM

I have copies of the pamphlets from Autumn 1963, Spring 1964, Summer 1964, Spring 1965, and spring 1966. Shouuld I list the siongs to help complete the archive?

I have been slacking terribly getting the archive built over at Folkinfo, but, yes, please let us have the indices from the missing booklets.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Val Tarrant
Date: 02 Apr 12 - 10:40 AM

I have copies of the pamphlets from Autumn 1963, Spring 1964, Summer 1964, Spring 1965, and spring 1966. Shouuld I list the siongs to help complete the archice?

Regards

Val Tarrant


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,SylviaH
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 03:43 PM

Doesn't this all bring back memories of a 1950's childhood. I don't think I have any Celtic blood but my favourites were Road to the Isles and a song to the tune of Dashing White Sargent. I, too, still sing bits of them. Thanks for the reminiscences. I must read more of the comments when I have time.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,flotsamsky
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 02:27 PM

To GUEST.SRD

Yes I remember the "Newfoundland" song. the first two verses went something like:

I's the by that builds the boat
and I's the by that sails her
I's the by that catches the fish
and takes them home to Liza

I don't want your rancid fish
They're no good for winter
I can buy as good as that
Down in Bonavista

Hip your partner etc.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,xihymn
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 07:02 AM

A million thanks to the people who emailed me about The Rain Song.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,IainC
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 08:50 PM

In my 7 years at Primary, my 6 years at High School, my 4 years at University, nothing impacted on me more than Singing Together: Rhythm and Melody. My years were 1950 to 1952. I would pay good money for a copy of the pupils' book for any of these years. Does anyone remember the lovely Hebridean songs "Dream Island" and "O Ro Marie Dubh, Turn Ye to Me"?(sp?), and The Minstrel Boy, The Golden Vanity,Men of Harlech etc., etc.What a delight. They've been an enduring and delightful presence in my memory to this my 71st year.


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 13 Sep 11 - 04:00 PM

I would love to find a copy of Will Wanderers Win from Spring 1982, I left a message on the Amazon page about the songbook: Amazon "Will Wanderers Win" Spring 1982 Send me a message via Amazon if you can help. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,Lindsay
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 10:53 AM

Has anyone, other than I, ever thought of forming a singing together group/choir? Perhaps I'm just a sad fifty four year old but I remember many of the songs and frequently find myself singing them. Are there other like minded people, in London, who would like to get together and have fun singing these songs?


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,scott
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 01:45 PM

Im selling singing together, time and tune, music workshop, music makers and music time pamphlets and recordings from 70's,8o's and 90's on ebay now! look under bbc schools, im magiscot666


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST,scott
Date: 08 Jul 11 - 12:37 AM

selling broadcasts on cd of music workshop stage 1 and music makers, time and tune broadcasts from 70's and some singing together, music time on video, on ebay!! look under 'BBC Schools' im magiscot666@aol.com


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Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 11 - 12:14 AM

Hi Fliss I just read your post, I would be interested in what bbc books u have in your loft!!LOL, perhaps u can email me
magiscot666@aol.com

thanks


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