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Tune Of The Month For March, 2013: The Fiery Clockface


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#127 blue eyed sailor

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

 

Well, here we go 1st post anywhere! Warts and all. Played on a Marcus G/D
http://soundcloud.co...e-fiery/s-N24kP
Stumbles occur every time I start to think. Must get out of the thinking habit!
Technically, for anyone interested, I've recorded this on an ipad using the inbuilt mic using the soundcloud app. Seemed fairly painless but how does it sound out there?


Well, as I was " bottom of the class" with this one I thought I'd post progress so far. Still a long way to go, but better. Personally the totm is working for me, it's great to hear the different versions of the same tune together. I think my playing has progressed more this month than in the last 6-12. I'd hoped my first posting would inspired a few more of my fellow novice button twiddlers to have a go.😊
Thanks Guys

http://snd.sc/10Y7NvA

 

Has grown into a nice and lively version by now...  :)

 

And regarding the progression with personal playing abilities it's quite similar with me...

 

Thus thank you again, Jim!



#128 Jim Besser

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

 

Well, here we go 1st post anywhere! Warts and all. Played on a Marcus G/D
http://soundcloud.co...e-fiery/s-N24kP
Stumbles occur every time I start to think. Must get out of the thinking habit!
Technically, for anyone interested, I've recorded this on an ipad using the inbuilt mic using the soundcloud app. Seemed fairly painless but how does it sound out there?


Well, as I was " bottom of the class" with this one I thought I'd post progress so far. Still a long way to go, but better. Personally the totm is working for me, it's great to hear the different versions of the same tune together. I think my playing has progressed more this month than in the last 6-12. I'd hoped my first posting would inspired a few more of my fellow novice button twiddlers to have a go.
Thanks Guys

http://snd.sc/10Y7NvA

 

 

Glad it's working for you! Nice version. What's your instrument?



#129 Geoff Wooff

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

Well, here we go 1st post anywhere! Warts and all. Played on a Marcus G/D
http://soundcloud.co...e-fiery/s-N24kP
Stumbles occur every time I start to think. Must get out of the thinking habit!
Technically, for anyone interested, I've recorded this on an ipad using the inbuilt mic using the soundcloud app. Seemed fairly painless but how does it sound out there?


Well, as I was " bottom of the class" with this one I thought I'd post progress so far. Still a long way to go, but better. Personally the totm is working for me, it's great to hear the different versions of the same tune together. I think my playing has progressed more this month than in the last 6-12. I'd hoped my first posting would inspired a few more of my fellow novice button twiddlers to have a go.😊
Thanks Guys

http://snd.sc/10Y7NvA




That really sounds like great progress.. keep going at that rate and you'll be flying it very soon!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:38 AM


 

Well, here we go 1st post anywhere! Warts and all. Played on a Marcus G/D
http://soundcloud.co...e-fiery/s-N24kP
Stumbles occur every time I start to think. Must get out of the thinking habit!
Technically, for anyone interested, I've recorded this on an ipad using the inbuilt mic using the soundcloud app. Seemed fairly painless but how does it sound out there?

Well, as I was " bottom of the class" with this one I thought I'd post progress so far. Still a long way to go, but better. Personally the totm is working for me, it's great to hear the different versions of the same tune together. I think my playing has progressed more this month than in the last 6-12. I'd hoped my first posting would inspired a few more of my fellow novice button twiddlers to have a go.😊
Thanks Guys

http://snd.sc/10Y7NvA
 
Has grown into a nice and lively version by now...  :)
 
And regarding the progression with personal playing abilities it's quite similar with me...
 
Thus thank you again, Jim!

Thanks for that. 😉
To be honest I think version 2 is the standard I'm up to on a good day. What has surprised me is the speed I've managed to grow from v1 to v2 that's quite an achievement for me.

Edited by cannon, 12 April 2013 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Well, here we go 1st post anywhere! Warts and all. Played on a Marcus G/Dhttp://soundcloud.co...e-fiery/s-N24kP
Stumbles occur every time I start to think. Must get out of the thinking habit!
Technically, for anyone interested, I've recorded this on an ipad using the inbuilt mic using the soundcloud app. Seemed fairly painless but how does it sound out there?


Well, as I was " bottom of the class" with this one I thought I'd post progress so far. Still a long way to go, but better. Personally the totm is working for me, it's great to hear the different versions of the same tune together. I think my playing has progressed more this month than in the last 6-12. I'd hoped my first posting would inspired a few more of my fellow novice button twiddlers to have a go.
Thanks Guyshttp://snd.sc/10Y7NvA
 
Glad it's working for you! Nice version. What's your instrument?

Thanks for that Jim, it's the same instrument as version 1 a Marcus GD deluxe.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:58 AM

Well, here we go 1st post anywhere! Warts and all. Played on a Marcus G/Dhttp://soundcloud.co...e-fiery/s-N24kPStumbles occur every time I start to think. Must get out of the thinking habit!Technically, for anyone interested, I've recorded this on an ipad using the inbuilt mic using the soundcloud app. Seemed fairly painless but how does it sound out there?

Well, as I was " bottom of the class" with this one I thought I'd post progress so far. Still a long way to go, but better. Personally the totm is working for me, it's great to hear the different versions of the same tune together. I think my playing has progressed more this month than in the last 6-12. I'd hoped my first posting would inspired a few more of my fellow novice button twiddlers to have a go.😊Thanks Guyshttp://snd.sc/10Y7NvA
That really sounds like great progress.. keep going at that rate and you'll be flying it very soon!

Cheers Geoff- as previously posted( i'll have to work out how this multi quote thing works!) I think the second version shows the level I've been at for the last 6 months or so. Various reasons have limited my practice time recently but the totm has given me an incentive to make more time. I'm away from Internet and phone lines for the next couple of weeks but the box is coming with me so I hope I can get a version 2 for April's totm.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

So, now I'd like the words to the song...  and all I can manage to find via a search is the audio of the one sung in dialect (YouTube, Weatherly).  It's great, and if I only have that to go by, I'll use that, but... does anyone have any lyrics?  For 'The Fiery Clock Face.'  



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

Ha!  Got 'em.  *

 

THE FIERY CLOCK FYECE.

The dial of the clock in St. Nicholas' Church first lighted with gas,
December 6th, 1829. The dial blown out by a Tiolent storm of wind,
October 19th, 1862 ; re-lighted, November 16th, 1862.

Tune—" Coal Hole.**

O Dick, what's kept ye sJ this time,

Aw've fretted sair aboot ye,
Aw thought that ye'd fa'n in the Tyne,

Then what wad aw duin without ye?



 

TYNESTDE SONGS. 339

O, hinny, Dolly, sit thee down,
And hear the news aw've brought fra toon,
The Newcassel folks hes catch'd a moon,
And myed it a honny clock-fyece.

Thou knaws St Nicholas' Church, maw pet,

Where we were tied tigether —
That place, aw naw, thoull not forget,

Forget it aw will never.
'Twas there then, jewel, aw saw the seet,
As aw cam staggerin' through the street,
Aw thought it queer at pick-dark neet

Ti see a fiery clock-fyece.

The folk they stood in flocks about —
Aw cried, how ! what's the matter ?

Aw glower'd — at last aw gav a shoot
For them to fetch some watter.

The church is a-fire, and very suin

That bonny place will be burnt doon ;

Ye fyul, says a chep^ it's a bonny moon
They've catch'd and myed it a clock-fyece.

On Monday, when aw gan to wark,

Aw'U surely tell wor banksman,
If we had sic a leet at dark,

We'd never break our shanks, man.
Maw marrows an' awll gan ti the toon,
Ti see if we can catch a moon —
If we can only coax one doon,

We'll myek't a bonny clock-fyece.

Then if we get it down the pit.

We'll hed stuck on a pole, man,
'Twill tell us how wor time gans on.

Likewise to hew wor coal, man.

 

 

The link for the location of these words is at http://http://archiv...irgoog_djvu.txt

 

*by Robert Nunn.

 

EDITED to add the first lines, which I mistakenly didn't copy/paste.

 

Note:  This is pretty much the version sung by Dennis Weatherly, but the last 4 lines ('Then if we get it down the pit...") he does not do.  


Edited by bellowbelle, 30 May 2013 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

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