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A simple song with harmonies and round

02 Nov 08 - 12:30 PM (#2482527)
Subject: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: katbond

Hello i am new member and am seeking advice. I am looking for a simple song (possibly about death or sorrow) that is simple, has harmonies and can be sung in the round. I need to be able to teach this song and need some help on the notes. I cannot read music well and will be teaching to people who do.

I thought of rose rose but perhaps a little to obvious. Is it possible to hear these songs sung somewhere.

Thank you for your time

Kathryn


02 Nov 08 - 12:34 PM (#2482528)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: lady penelope

There's one that goes

Ah poor bird
Take thy flight
Fly above the misery
Of this dark night

But I'm at a loss as to how to get the tune to you. I don't know if any of the other Catters know it and can help.


02 Nov 08 - 12:39 PM (#2482532)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: Melissa

Welcome, Kathryn..
While you're waiting for some suggestions (you'll get some good ones here!) you could use Mudcat Search for rounds and see what you come up with.

'Ho, Young Rider' has a solemn sound.
'Rose' fits well with 'Ah, Poor Bird'


02 Nov 08 - 12:44 PM (#2482535)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: Dave Hunt

Heres a good one:

What a goodly thing
If the children of all men
Could live together
in peace-o


02 Nov 08 - 12:50 PM (#2482538)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: Melissa

Dave, do you know where to find a midi of that one?
I've never heard it before and would like to!

A midi of Ah, Poor Bird can probably be found on various gs songs sites.


02 Nov 08 - 12:59 PM (#2482544)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: VirginiaTam

my daughters and I used to sing the following in parts

Daughter 1
Hey ho nobody at home

Me
Ah poor bird

Daughter 2
Rose Rose


They do blend very well and are very easy if pitched right for all singers. There is a youtube video of people singing this, I think.


02 Nov 08 - 01:23 PM (#2482557)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: VirginiaTam

here it is.

Not exactly how we used to sing it but approximate enough to give you an idea.


02 Nov 08 - 09:00 PM (#2482903)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: GUEST,leeneia

Can't help you with the sad part, but this page has rounds and words. If you click, you can hear the tune.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~msmiller/rounds.html

You could take a suitable tune and write your own words.


03 Nov 08 - 01:24 AM (#2482995)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: GUEST,Gerry

Libana recorded an album with a lot of rounds on it.


03 Nov 08 - 02:10 AM (#2483005)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: BK Lick

You can hear "Ah Poor Bird" (on dulcimers) here.


03 Nov 08 - 02:26 AM (#2483009)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: VirginiaTam

WOOT! Thanks BK Lick, I have added that site to my favourites. I am learning dulcimer now. Again WOOT!


03 Nov 08 - 10:03 AM (#2483259)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: GUEST,leeneia

'WOOT'?


03 Nov 08 - 11:56 AM (#2483378)
Subject: RE: A simple song with harmonies and round
From: cptsnapper

It doesn't have harmonies but may I suggest " Babylon " as recorded by Don McLean.