Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Around the world w/ "Galway Piper" ["Rakes of Mallow"] - and to England with Parson Brown's sheep

Two versions with notes [verbatim] from YouTube

Halle, Germany.
Der Song Galway Piper von Seldom Sober Company am 31. 10. 2009 [Halloween] in Halle am Bahnhof! Super Band! Super Song! check it out: http://www.seldomsober.de/

Taipai, Taiwan. Taiwanese oboist Wanchen Hsieh (謝宛臻) plays Galway Piper with 徐錫隆老師,王般若老師,陳瑞賢老師,萬靜伶老師, live recording, in Taipei recital hall, Oct. 2007


http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/galpipr.html http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/galpipr.html it "is a well-known Irish drinking tune because of another version of the lyrics, The Rakes of Mallow.

The Session http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/1699 cites The Galway Piper/The Sligo Polka: Matt Molloy

Fiddler's Companion refers to http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/RAK_RAN.htm#RAKES_OF_MALOW http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/RAK_RAN.htm#RAKES_OF_MALOW "Rakes of Malow"

Easy piano version in D at http://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_printit_free_printable_sheet_music/the-galway-piper.htm http://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_printit_free_printable_sheet_music/the-galway-piper.htm

Harmonica tab at http://www.volcano.net/~jackmearl/songs/gsongs/galway_piper.html http://www.volcano.net/~jackmearl/songs/gsongs/galway_piper.html

Mudcat Cafe http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7592#2626908 http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7592#2626908
Lyr Req: Rakes of Mallow (other lyrics to tune?)

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=78296#1407795 http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=78296#1407795 Subject line: Lyr Req: how I cheated old parson brown out of a [dress and half a crown] ...

William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham [c. 1850]

SPOKEN: They were very hard times for poor folks! Faider had lost his work cause he was getting old and couldn't do much; so I went to Parson Brown's and asked him for some broken wittles; but he wouldn't gi' me ony, but sot the dog at me, and sent me beeak broken hearted. When I came beeak, who should there be [but] faider wi' one o' Parson Brown's fat wether sheep. There, said the old man, that's the first time I ever robbed in my life; but they won't let me work, and I can't starve. Egad! I was nation pleased to see the old sheep; I ran and kissed mother, father, and the old sheep and all, and ran up and down, singing—

CHORUS: Faider stole the parson's sheep
And we shall have both pudding and meat,
And a merry Christmas we shall keep,
But I mayn't say aught about it.


As I was in the field one day,
I saw our parson very gay,
Romping Molly on the hay,
And turn her upside down, sir.
And for fear it shouldn't be known,
A suit of clothes and half-a-crown,
Were all given me by Mr. Brown,
For I to come and tell about it.

SPOKEN: He! He! He! I thought parson would have gone ramping mad. He stamped and swore it was the biggest lie that ever was told; but the folks wouldn't believe him. They all run out of church and cried shame of parson. He sent a big book at me, but it hit an old lady on the head. Down she went and parson plump on top of her. I ran off, singing—

CHORUS: I have done old Parson Brown
Of a suit of clothes and half-a-crown,
For telling all the folk around
What he had done to Molly.

In Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/ballads.htm http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/ballads.htm ...