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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

Now updated see page 2

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

There's something French about this and it does grow on you.

If you are up for it then this sounds like a great outdoor tune for the dancing at the Fete du Hareng in Boulogne - due this November. Cheap ferries and hotels too at that time or Chunnel if the weather looks dodgy. Maybe a tina melnet outing with the Rosbif Georgers and others.....

 

Last year it was Nov 21/22 and slated for late in Nov for 2010 too.

 

http://www.tourisme-boulognesurmer.com/evenements_detail.php?id=15

 

Fête du Hareng For Boulogne’s annual herring festival, giant barbecues are set up along Quai Gambetta to grill the fish that are washed down with Beaujolais Nouveau. Folk-dancing and other cultural manifestations. Some 10,000 visitors expected during the weekend. Daily 10am-7pm.

 

http://www.northernfrance-within90minutesofcalais.co.uk/nfnovember.htm

 

http://www.routard.com/guide_agenda_detail/11107/fete_du_hareng_a_boulogne_sur_mer.htm

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

 

A nice waltz. Recognisable? Well, it is certainly in a style that is recognisable/typical of a certain period. Perhaps all the same notes, but not necessarily in the same order! Could be paired with Down at the Old Bull and Bush, etc. :unsure:

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biggrin.gif Lovely, I shall be humming it for the rest of the day, it will probably get in the way of tunes I should be practising ready for WFF laugh.gif I'm just getting back into playing after a couple of years of not doing much ( late husband was ill )

 

Cheers Ann

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

 

Al, I expect you are well aware of the website 'Jim Bottorffs Banjo Page'. Plenty of good stuff to be found on it. Great for those of us who play by ear and need our memory jolting. Not only chorus melody which we probably all remember but also some all important verse melody. ( Even lyrics for those who will insist !) Some great old tunes for the Anglo. When things get stale I often turn to it for inspiration. Nostalgically yours,Rod

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

 

Al, I expect you are well aware of the website 'Jim Bottorffs Banjo Page'. Plenty of good stuff to be found on it. Great for those of us who play by ear and need our memory jolting. Not only chorus melody which we probably all remember but also some all important verse melody. ( Even lyrics for those who will insist !) Some great old tunes for the Anglo. When things get stale I often turn to it for inspiration. Nostalgically yours,Rod

Thanks for all the comments so far.

I do not know of this site Rod, so I will look it up.

I hope I am not reading your posting too deeply and you have heard this on there.

We shall be humming it together Ann.

Al :)

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

 

Al, I expect you are well aware of the website 'Jim Bottorffs Banjo Page'.

www.jbott.com/

Thank you Rod YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE !! - Key of C - Chords & Lyrics

and at last a site that tells you the key of all the songs - as in this one mentioned ... that's a supertimesaver and there are so many in G and C and F for my awkward melodeon. I am going to tell the MAD people on the other side...... they'll go crazy especially for:

CRAZY - Key of F - Chords & Lyrics :D :D

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

 

Al, I expect you are well aware of the website 'Jim Bottorffs Banjo Page'.

www.jbott.com/

Thank you Rod YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE !! - Key of C - Chords & Lyrics

and at last a site that tells you the key of all the songs - as in this one mentioned ... that's a supertimesaver and there are so many in G and C and F for my awkward melodeon. I am going to tell the MAD people on the other side...... they'll go crazy especially for:

CRAZY - Key of F - Chords & Lyrics :D :D

 

Yes Kautilya, Jim Bottorff certainly has his heart in the right place. 'The cream in your coffee' ?? Nicest thing anybody has said to me for a long time ! Rod

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Here is a new tune ,still in the making.

It is of Music Hall style.Not named

Played on my GD box ,an absolute pig to play but I am slowly getting there.

Is it a tune that is recognisable, or an original ?

A warning, it does worm into your brain.

Hope you like it

Al

 

Al, I expect you are well aware of the website 'Jim Bottorffs Banjo Page'.

www.jbott.com/

Thank you Rod YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE !! - Key of C - Chords & Lyrics

and at last a site that tells you the key of all the songs - as in this one mentioned ... that's a supertimesaver and there are so many in G and C and F for my awkward melodeon. I am going to tell the MAD people on the other side...... they'll go crazy especially for:

CRAZY - Key of F - Chords & Lyrics :D :D

 

Yes Kautilya, Jim Bottorff certainly has his heart in the right place. 'The cream in your coffee' ?? Nicest thing anybody has said to me for a long time ! Rod

My other half thought (her fatherinlaw used to sing this apparently) that the next line was "and the sugar in my tea" but we now discover it is actually "and the salt in my stew" which sort of takes the Ross-Teenager-in-Love gloss off it a bit! :)

We spent the evening working our way through all the G C and F ones we knew. much fun and as I suggested to the C campaigning Freereedermeister at melnet a good source to encourage more C playing amongst starter players like me.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The Words

 

Stage Door Jenny

 

Thirty Years a Stage Musician

Thirty Years in the Old Music Hall

The Rich , The Poor The Pretty

Comedians Iv'e seen e'm all

But of all these lovely young ladies

who could sing a bird off a tree

One is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

Outside of the old stage door.

 

(repeat last phrase)

One is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

outside of the old stage door.

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The Words

 

Thirty Years a Stage Musician

Thirty Years in the Old Music Hall

The Rich , The Poor The Pretty

Comedians Iv'e seen e'm all

But of all these lovely young ladies

who could sing a bird off a tree

Is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

Outside of the old stage door.

 

(repeat last phrase)

Is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

outside of the old stage door.

 

Whehey!!

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I wondered whether I would get away with it.

It is called "Stage door Jenny" which then makes it obvious who is waiting with the nice cup of tea.

I can see technically it's poor English and I may modify it a bit.

Thanks

Al :blink:

 

Yes I have added "one"

"One is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea outside of the old stage door"

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O yes, I replied to corrupt quote.

No wonder.

Case dismissed.

P.s. There's still a hint that "The rich, the poor and the pretty..." are " all these lovely young ladies...", but it's negligible.

 

Thirty Years a Stage Musician

Thirty Years in the Old Music Hall

The Rich , The Poor, The Pretty

Comedians I've seen 'em all

But of all those lovely young ladies

One who could sing a bird off a tree

Is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

Outside of the old stage door.

 

(repeat last phrase)

Is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

outside of the old stage door

Maybe?

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Thanks Fat Bellows

Interesting slight variation and very nice.

I was thinking more of the fact that her and her nice cup of tea meant more to him than those lovely looking ,lovely singing ladies around him in the Music Hall.

A case of preference however.

Al :)

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Thanks Fat Bellows

Interesting slight variation and very nice.

I was thinking more of the fact that her and her nice cup of tea meant more to him than those lovely looking ,lovely singing ladies around him in the Music Hall.

A case of preference however.

Al :)

 

In that case, Al.....

 

But of all these lovely young ladies

who could sing a bird off a tree

One is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

Outside of the old stage door.

 

....instead of one, it might make more sense to use another, as in:-

 

 

But of all these lovely young ladies

who could sing a bird off a tree

Another is waiting for me with a nice cup of tea

Outside of the old stage door.

 

to distinguish her (Jenny) from those lovely looking, lovely singing ladies around him in the Music Hall. Or am I being pedantic?

 

Chris

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