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Falmouth shanty festival - bit late but 2012?

http://tinyurl.com/3g2xege

 

Isn't it a small world! Guess what I was working up on my ex-Salvation Army Crane/Triumph just before I clicked your link and read the article:

 

"Brightly beams our Father's mercy

From his lighthouse ever more;

But to us He gives the keeping

Of the lights along the shore.

 

Let the lower lights be burning,

Send a gleam across the wave;

Some poor fainting, struggling seaman

You may rescue, you may save."

 

That was one of the first songs of any genre that I learnt as a child, and it still haunts me. I'm glad others know it, too!

 

Cheers,

John

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Falmouth shanty festival - bit late but 2012?

http://tinyurl.com/3g2xege

 

Isn't it a small world! Guess what I was working up on my ex-Salvation Army Crane/Triumph just before I clicked your link and read the article:

 

"Brightly beams our Father's mercy

From his lighthouse ever more;

But to us He gives the keeping

Of the lights along the shore.

 

Let the lower lights be burning,

Send a gleam across the wave;

Some poor fainting, struggling seaman

You may rescue, you may save."

 

That was one of the first songs of any genre that I learnt as a child, and it still haunts me. I'm glad others know it, too!

 

Cheers,

John

luv to hear the toon! Such good words...

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luv to hear the toon! Such good words...

 

Kautilya,

 

I'll see what I can do. As I said, I'm just in the process of working the tune up on my Crane. I could do a quick and dirty vocal version with some stringed instrument, but this is a song that just calls out for the concertina ...

 

Cheers,

John

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luv to hear the toon! Such good words...

 

Kautilya,

 

I'll see what I can do.Cheers,

John

Luvverly

Found more verses

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"Brightly beams our Father's mercy

From his lighthouse ever more;

But to us He gives the keeping

Of the lights along the shore.

 

Let the lower lights be burning,

Send a gleam across the wave;

Some poor fainting, struggling seaman

You may rescue, you may save."

 

Dark the night of sin has settled, loud the angry billows roar;

Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore.

Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!

Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore.

 

Trim your feeble lamp, my brother, some poor sailor tempest tossed,

Trying now to make the harbor, in the darkness may be lost.

Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!

Trying now to make the harbor, some poor sailor may be lost.

 

Could be a great, Mr Happy "sinalong" toon.

 

midi but it sounds like there could be a new toon or variant on midi here to bring out the dark and the storms with some lower and higher notes!!(hint hint)

 

 

http://www.breadsite.org/hymns/llowerlb.htm

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midi but it sounds like there could be a new toon or variant on midi here to bring out the dark and the storms with some lower and higher notes!!(hint hint)

 

 

http://www.breadsite...ns/llowerlb.htm

 

Yes, midis always have the disadvantage that they play the tunes exactly as written. I'm old, and I learned this song from my parents, who were (surprise, surprise!) even older, so the way I heard it first was in the manner of the Edwardian drawing-room ballad, with plenty of rubato. The style that drives most modern guitarists nuts, but really lets you get the words across.

 

In this context, I remember reading a comment somewhere about why the concertina had a revival in the UK during the '60s folk scare, whereas Dylan, Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, & co. were all strumming guitars: people wanted an effective song accompaniment "without the rhythmic strait-jacket of the guitar."

 

Cheers,

John

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