It would probably be a very interesting investigation if the men really existed! There are multiple possibilities for the meaning of some of the other references in the song as well, including the identity of the rivals that are added in the third verse. 'Alouette' (1879) "Alouette" is a French-Canadian folk song about plucking the feathers from a lark … "Green Grow the Rushes, O (Oh, Ho)" is an interesting song that contains biblical, astronomical, and possibly pagan references. Today they are appreciated as songs in their own right. The video below shows how this process works. As with any piece of music that originated long ago, however, the facts about a song's history, place of origin, or meaning are often uncertain or conflicting. Based on your description, I'm glad I've never discovered them! I enjoy most of the folk music from around the Isles. Listen to folk music radio for free online with unlimited skips. This gentle song is believed to have been a lullaby for most of its history, although it may have been a love song as well. The song is cumulative, getting longer and longer with each verse. Happy New Year to you. The Navy choir still sings that during the army-navy football game, I believe. 9. I always enjoy folk songs , whether from any region, language or country. The story of our love has no end. I’m glad the article was helpful. Like most folk songs, though, the suggestions vary in different versions of the song. Steeleye Span Cover - Searching For Lambs - Traditional English Folk … Ballads: 1. I've enjoyed what I've heard. I'm sorry I didn't notice it earlier. Folk Songs Volume 1. Barrack Street. Thanks for sharing the information, though. Linda Crampton has loved music since childhood. We had a project we needed to do by today and had to put in folk songs. Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 30, 2016: Interesting, refreshing and humorous. The Riddle Song: Roast Beef of Old England: Royal Oak (Also known as All Things Bright And Beautiful) Rule Britannia: Sailor's Hornpipe: Scarborough Fair: The Vicar of Bray: Wait For The Wagon: The Water Is Wide: Where The Bee Sucks: Widdicombe Fair: The Willow Tree Medleys : The Peacock Follow The Hen / Drops of Brandy (Slip Jigs) Song and part-song settings of English folk songs, in part with piano acc. I still recall some of the folk songs I was taught as a child. Fairs in the time of the song were places to sell livestock and wares. (The lyrics can be seen by following the link in the Reference section below.) Scribbling Geek from Singapore on January 01, 2017: I remember reading some REALLY violent versions of Drunken Sailor in the 90s. Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 08, 2017: Interesting and informative article about traditional folk songs. Moses and Elijah then appeared beside him. The full name of the village where the fair operates is Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Geordie. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on December 29, 2016: Thanks for the comment, Martie. English Folk Songs book. I enjoy listening to folk songs from different countries, too. 18 … A chicken has no bone—or isn't eaten—when it's pipping (starting to break through the eggshell as it hatches). I enjoy listening to them and singing them. English Folk Songs - Chords, Lyrics and Origins. Irish, British and American Folk Music including Francis J. Verse two adds a reference to lily-white boys clothed in green. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 09, 2019: You’re welcome, Hannah. Wouldn't it be good to also know the stories behind the people referred to in the song, if indeed they were real-life people? The tune is so memorable. The riddle song explains how a cherry can have no stone. Folk songs of the past were generally transmitted orally. Traditional folk songs were often sung unaccompanied, but sometimes a fiddle or other instrument provided an accompaniment. Hi, Colin. Folk songs are an important part of our culture. In modern times, carols are associated primarily with Christmas, but in reality there... Children's songs. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 28, 2017: Thanks, Robert! This AB(trio)A movement includes 4 English Folk Songs. Enjoy the season with harmonious and comforting songs. 25 September 2020. Bean Setting-A song selected as part of the BBC Radio 2 Cecil Sharp Project. The surviving members of the group formed "The Dublin Legends", which still exists today. and version of Six studies in English folk-songs for viola (originally for violoncello) and piano Program notes by Ursula Vaughan Williams and the conductor on container Notes. "Widecombe Fair" was published around 1890 in a book entitled Songs and Ballads of the West. He is accompanied on his journey by some friends. Versions quite fit for a B grade slasher movie. I sing and play each one featured here in your article. The definition of "folk song" is somewhat nebulous. In a similar vein, Nell Rose's comment about 'Twelfth of Never' also made me appreciate the similarities of that song to 'I Gave My Love a Cherry' (though I should say 'The Twelfth of Never' does date to well before Donny Osmond's version - I think to the 1950s). Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 15, 2020: Hi, Peggy. I want to explore mountain music further. The identity of these boys is one of the controversies in the song. I listened to the songs and they were very catchy, I wanted to tap my foot to the faster ones. "What Shall We Do With the (a) Drunken Sailor" is a sea shanty. Little Sir Hugh 9. The "moor" in the name is Dartmoor. I have heard of the first song, I gave my love a cherry. Drunken sailor is one I can relate to, though the cat o nine tails had been phased out by the time I did my service, thank goodness. The Acoustic Music Archive. They are usually clever in some respect and that's probably why they've stuck in my own memory for so long. Thank you so much! Barbara Ellen 8. Geordie 10. The quote above the video shows the first verse of the song. This is why different variations of the lyrics exist today. I've included the probable history of each of the songs described below where possible. A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative story and set to music. I've always known it as "I Gave My Love a Cherry", but it's sometimes called "The Riddle Song". Blow Boys Blow. Many of there songs were taken from old and the topic matter was of these times. Many folk songs have stuck in my memory since childhood, too. Bruton Town 3. I appreciate your visit. Thanks for introducing these traditional English folk songs along with the historical aspect. I just don't hear today's children sing any of the folk songs my pears and I, and previous generations, used to sing. It's best seen in the Arctic but is sometimes visible at lower latitudes. Love your hub! The story behind Widecombe Fair is particularly interesting. This category contains folk songs which originated in England. Since it told a story about a real fair, a real moor, and possibly real people, it's easy to imagine that it held the interest of the people in the area. Tel: 020 7485 2206 | Email: [email protected] | Registered charity number 305999 Cookies: The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s websites use cookies: please read our cookie policy for more information. My Dad often used to play his Seven Drunken Nights. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 02, 2017: Interesting and refreshing hub ! There were a lot of progressive folk bands in the sixties and seventies. I love exploring the backgrounds of folk songs. The second asks for the answers to the riddles. The sailor song may have been partially derived from the Irish one. You did it much better than me so I will delete and start again a new one. The tune in the text is a close variant of “Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day” (Chappell’s Popular Music, p. 227). Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 15, 2020: I was familiar with the first two songs and am enjoying listening to the a capella singers right now in that last song. Bingo (folk song) The Bishoprick Garland; The Bitter Withy; Blackbird (Beatles song) Blackleg Miner; Blacksmith (song) Blaydon Races; Blow the Man Down; Blow the Wind Southerly; Blyth and Tyneside Poems & Songs; Bob Cranky's Adieu; Bobby Shafto; Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea; Bonnie Annie; Border ballad; The Bramble Briar; Brigg Fair; A Brisk Young Sailor Courted Me; Broom Buzzems (Incidentally I like many of the other posts in this Comments section, and it's easy for me to agree with them). Thanks Alicia! All Around My Hat. Lady Maisry 11. Folk and Traditional Music and Popular Songs, with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads. ), Twelve for the Twelve Apostles: the Apostles of Jesus, Eleven for the eleven who went to heaven: the Apostles minus Judas Iscariot, Ten for the Ten Commandments: the commandments given to Moses by God, Four for the Gospel makers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, One is one and all alone and evermore shall be so: probably a reference to God. The song gives suggestions for punishing a drunken soldier, generally without causing him lasting harm. This set of particular folk tunes are all originated in Somerset, England. Interestingly, according to research carried out by the Widecombe and District Local History Group, the people named in the song may really have existed. Alun. Thanks for sharing them. She is transformed into a ghost that haunts the moor. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. Two versions of the third riddle have survived, for example, as shown below. That was a compelling read. In winter, the constellation is high in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere and is sometimes covered by the green light of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Folk » Traditional Folk » British Folk British Folk often shares the same communal spirit of traditional American folk -- in other words, it tends to be more universal than personal -- but it also has strong elements of traditional Celtic and British jigs and reels. Like you, I love exploring and listening to traditional folk songs. Singers often modified a song after they discovered it, either deliberately or accidentally. I hope you have a very happy new year. The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 311 total. The best new Indie Songs of the week! Great stuff. Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on December 30, 2016: Thank you very much, Bill. (When a ring is rolling it has no end.). Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings, The Cat Sat Asleep by the Side of the Fire, Catcheside-Warrington's Tyneside Stories & Recitations, Cresswell's Local and other Songs and Recitations 1883, Dunbar's local songs and recitations 1874, If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, List of Geordie characters, events and places, Over the Hills and Far Away (traditional song), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:English_folk_songs&oldid=986073842, Template Category TOC via CatAutoTOC on category with 301–600 pages, CatAutoTOC generates standard Category TOC, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 16:59. The knight and the shepherd's daughter 4. on January 10, 2017: How I love folk songs! The traditional songs that I've chosen for this article are four of my personal favourites. Traditional folk songs generally come from a culture that no longer exists, but they are still interesting. Folk music is an interesting genre. Traditional music can be very interesting. For other versions with tunes, see Traditional Tunes (p. 24); Folk Songs from the Eastern Counties (p. 47); English Traditional Songs and Carols (p. 32); and Journal of the Folk-Song Society (volume i, p. 164; volume ii, pp. Though she officially retired in 2008, she has come out of retirement. Fascinating how each song has an interesting background, thank you for sharing. The King's Singers is a group of six men that sing a capella (without accompaniment). Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 20, 2017: Thanks for sharing this information, Colin. 10 of the most disturbing folk songs in history - BBC Music Forms of folk music Ballads. Lord Bateman 7. Listen to this traditional song about an old lady who swallows a fly. His work is a valuable contribution to our present knowledge. The Dubliners was a popular group of Irish musicians that was founded in 1962 and officially retired in 2012. I appreciate your comment a great deal. THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ENGLISH FOLK SONGS - from the Journal of the Folk Song Society and the Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society Ralph; A. L. Lloyd Vaughan Williams 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 I'm glad you didn't mention any of those. The earliest known mentions of the song appear in the first half of the 1800s. Arrangement by Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938), via Wikimedia Commons, public domain license. I hope 2017 is a great year for you. The history of the song is very uncertain, but a version without the "Green Grow the Rushes, O" refrain was being sung in the early 1800s. Mel Carriere from San Diego California on December 30, 2016: A lot of fun and great history too. Sharp (1859–1924) was one of the most renowned musicologists in the area of true folksong, and these 100 folksongs were all collected by him from actual singers all across Britain. Herby, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 License. Many were the tunes and songs brought to the WNC mountains by our Scottish and Irish ancestors. The Aurora Borealis often looks like a green curtain or drape that covers stars. Blackwaterside. Home; Listen and watch. I was going to write English folk songs, but haven't got round to starting it yet apart from the title! Common ideas include: Most members of The Irish Rovers have Irish ancestry, but the group was established in Canada. Experience Tom Grennan Live with MelodyVR. Frinck51, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 License. Thanks for this Linda - songs which survive for centuries do so for a reason - memorable tunes, enjoyable lyrics, easy to sing and play. The tunes often have a lively beat and in earlier times were helpful for the completion of brisk tasks on board ships. Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on January 27, 2017: Very nice Linda. FlourishAnyway from USA on December 29, 2016: This was fun and different, as I was unfamiliar with any of the songs. BBC Radio 2 Cecil Sharp Project-Resource pack of selected songs. Learn to play folk songs on your guitar through chords, lyrics and recordings It would be nice if folk songs became more popular with young people. Each verse contains the same list of people, giving the tale a humorous aspect for many people who hear it. The outlandish knight 12. The first verse of the song is shown below. Peter suggested that a shelter of branches be created for each man, which would have produced green "clothing". Calypso, skiffle, novelty songs and other folk music styles are included. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 08, 2017: Thanks, Vellur. Great read this morning, Linda. Henry Martin 2. 57 of the 80 songs have not previously been recorded in these arrangements, so there is a good deal of unknown – but very beautiful – music to be found here. Thanks, Larry. In many cases, recordings by the original songwriters were overshadowed by hit cover versions. No. You've presented an outstanding source of information and videos. This may not have been the original custom. Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Woody Guthrie, Stan Rogers, The Wailin' Jennys, Ruth Moody, and more. The names represents twin brothers in Greek and Roman mythology. The known biblical references are given below. HI Alicia, lol! Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 02, 2017: Thank you very much, ChitrangadaSharan. I haven't heard much of their music. Barbara Allen. Child Ballads and Sea Shanties. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 30, 2016: That was a fun and interesting read. The group was started in 1968 by men who had recently graduated from King's College, Cambridge. I'll also pin to my music page. The meaning of some of them seems obvious, but others are more obscure. The refrain in the Irish song sounds very much like the one in the Drunken Sailor, as shown in the video below. Old songs that have survived allow us to look at the interests and values of people in history. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on December 20, 2017: Hi, marygold. A carol is a festive song. Of course, the Dubliners are among my favourites. Shanties were originally sung by sailors as they worked at sea. Today it's described as both a traditional English song and a traditional American one, depending on the writer's point of view. I gave my love a cherry that has no stone, I gave my love a chicken that has no bone, I told my love a story that has no end (I gave my love a ring that has no end). Blaydon Races. There are twelve verses in total. 27 and 208; volume iii, p. 191). Two suggestions that have been proposed are described below. With Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney. tpsdave, via pixabay.com, CC0 public domain license. I knew three of these songs, but had never really taken a deeper look at them. (I take it those versions were made up for humour). She plays the piano and recorder, sings, and listens to classical, folk, and early music. The nice thing about English folk songs is that there are so many that we can discuss. https://www.liveabout.com › best-folk-music-artists-of-all-time-1321806 I'll have to listen to it. Just as special in its own way and with so much special meaning for those who love it. Traditional songs from different cultures are very interesting. Martie Coetser from South Africa on December 29, 2016: Singing folksongs seems to be a habit of the past. Unfortunately, the mare dies during the trip. I agree—the first tune is both lovely and memorable. It's generally agreed that it's one enjoyed and sung by the common people, or the folk, that live in a particular area. The song tells the story of a man who borrows a grey mare to get to and from the fair. The first verse presents four seemingly impossible situations or riddles. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 27, 2017: Thanks for the detailed comment, Alun. Without further evidence, we can't reach a final decision about what the symbols mean. The 100 Essential Folk Songs Song - Written OR Performed by: This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie Blowin’ in the Wind - Bob Dylan City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman If I Had a Hammer - Pete Seeger Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him. Songs. It's a shame that the folk song was changed. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). Thanks for sharing the information about Donny's song. The rest of the title means "You Are Welcome Home". This was a sweet post. As is the case for English folk songs, there is some uncertainty about the history of the Irish one. Blow The Man Down. Tom Pearce, Tom Pearce, lend me your grey mare. I loved that first one best, I think. I enjoy listening to folk songs, especially traditional ones. I was wishing I could learn more about the people referred to in Widecombe Fair as I was creating the article. Interesting too to hear 'Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile' - the similarities between this and 'Drunken Sailor' had not occurred to me before. I haven't heard of the violent versions of the song before. The world’s biggest free digital archive of English traditional folk music and dance tunes “The Full English is possibly the most exciting and significant thing to happen to British folk music in at least a generation… To give everyone the keys to the archive of our common heritage will be an invaluable inspiration to generations of musicians and writers. The two brightest stars in the Gemini constellation are Castor and Pollux. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 01, 2017: Hi, CYong74. The song is not only popular as a ghost story. Thanks for reminding us of our precious folk songs, Alicia :). lol. ; Cecil Sharp is widely considered the father of the first English folk-song revival, and in the early part of the 20th century travelled through England collecting examples of English folk music which he feared would soon be lost. I love exploring them. The song about Tom Pearce's mare likely originated in the early to mid 1800s. Here Jesus was transfigured and developed a white and glowing appearance. Some people spell Widdecombe with a double d, but a single d is generally considered to be the standard spelling today. She is still performing in her eighties. The song sung today is thought to be based on a medieval riddle song dating from fifteenth century England. I appreciate the share and the pin a great deal as well. This is the first in a series of four albums recording all 80 of the folk songs in English that Ralph Vaughan Williams arranged for voice and piano or violin. The song is fun to sing even though we don't know the intent of some of the phrases that we're singing. RnB Rotation. The coasts of High Barbary 13. Listen today! "Blow Away the Morning Dew" is the first song to be featured in the movement. The Goldilocks song. 3.954025. The background music is Spanish Ladies Sequenced by Lesley Nelson-Burns. 28 September 2020. The third gives the answers. They allow us to glimpse a time that has passed but that may still influence us. According to the gospels, Jesus climbed to the top of a mountain accompanied by Peter, James, and John. ("Captain's daughter" was a nickname for the cat o' nine tails. Hi, Rachel. English Folk Dance and Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY, UK. The song was carried to the Appalachians in the eighteenth century by English or Scots-Irish settlers. According to the song, the answers to the riddles are as follows: Nana Mouskouri is a popular singer from Greece. colin powell from march on October 20, 2017: Linda, There are lots of images on Youtube for Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention. Robin Hood and the Tanner 5. Thank you very much for the comment, Nell. They are often very enjoyable to hear and can transmit facts and ideas to listeners. 215. The entertaining performers in the video above are (from left to right) Cerian Cantwr and John Inchingham. Basket and Chairs-A folk song from Singing Histories: London. I'll explore them on YouTube. English courses for children aged 6–17; Helping your child; Video tips; Top tips; Resources; Apps; Section menu. The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies 6. Shop our newest and most popular English Folk Song sheet music such as "Country Gardens", "The Water Is Wide" and "The Water Is Wide (with Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie)", or click the button above to browse all English Folk Song sheet music. This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total. you beat me to it! Beginners’ Guide to English Folk Dance-Beginners’ Guide. They may have been corrupted over time. Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention. Perhaps because the opportunity to play a music instrument, to sing in a choir, and to listen to music, are available in abundance? Thanks, Flourish. They often have an interesting history. That first song, the cherry? I hope you have a great 2017. 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