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BillyG
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Arrr me ol' sea dogs, ye devil-curs o' the deep - I've just found me an interestin' bit o' electric-folk - it's kind of (some obvious, some a bit more obscure) sea-shanty related - some of the songs are "new" (in the sense of not being umpteen years old) but - I hear many of them as being well based on traditional sea / and or sailing songs - and - it's all by Steeleye Span and the great Maddy Prior - full album link - you like it or don't - no prob - I love it !

list=PL94gOvpr5yt2PlGlGEcQYeYOZyWDeXFOS

... enjoy ( apparently it wasn't a greatly appreciated album here - well - not at the time ) - but I well recall two or three tracks - Sails of Silver, Senior Service, Gone to America yup - brings back a lot of memories... and good music to boot)  [ LMAO @"The Senior Service Satisfy" - you had to be around when tobacco advertising was still allowed to get the meaning and word play.... ]

Find a free hour, stick the ol 'phones on, crack open a beer, enjoy !

Bill

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MadBill said
Got a wee bit further with New York Girls... with a bit of a backing track...  still getting used to the timings....  hopefully it'll sound more like this ( and a lot better eventually )...   Didn't know where best to post this - it's just practice and a bit of a laugh - didn't want to start a new thread

Arrrrr Jim lad, now that be me new fiddle, matey, had to mute it though at the time of recording...

Cap'n Ferret: "Practice away on them thar shanties me hearties, 'less ye all be a-feelin' the cat-o-nine-tails across yer backs"

Deck hands:  "Aye, cap'n "  [ sotto voce "an' yer a dirty ol' bilge rat!" ]

Cap'n Ferret: "I'll just pretend I didn't hear that you mutinous curs....!"

@BillyG Fine work, laddie! Finer still with a lass and some booty, I reckon!bunny_pole_dancer

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@BillyG Fine work, laddie! Finer still with a lass and some booty, I reckon!bunny_pole_dancer

Hmmmmm, some booty? I probably don't really know what that means. LOL

I loved it. Keep up the great work MadBill. The happiness in your performance added a lot too. It would be SUPER easy for you to dress the part too. hint hint....

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Im sure she meant booty as in treasure, but used in the sentence "finer still with a lass and some booty" got a chuckle out of me too

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BillyG
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....Hmmmmm, some booty? I probably don't really know what that means. LOL

...LMAO - @Fiddlerman - thanks - I love every second of the journey as you can probably tell... and @Barry - frankly I didn't like to say anything ....  about New York Girls and booty in the same sentence... and yes Pierre, it's in hand - just ordered a cheapo pirate kit from good ol' Amazon....  and thanks @Panda-P !  

Glad you had as much fun listening as I did practicing ....  it'll get better...

Bill

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Captain Ferret here.

Well I be thinkin that I'd better get this 'Party' going 'officially' before that scurvy bilge rat Bill goes and has a 'premature performance'. rofl

Myself, I'll be doin at least two two tunes. One that I already be knowin and one new one.

I hope others have been thinkin of doin a shanty for the party.

 

John here.

Sounds good. And thanks for your support in this little project. This sort of 'project' is not only a bit of fun, they help us to improve our playing.

And that is what this website is all about when you get down to it. It's about 'playing' the violin. So let's do it :)

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Aye Aye Captain. :)

Will get Thaxted finished up and then I will get a song and join in. 

:)

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Okay.. me again. :)

I am going to learn and Play Drunken Sailor.   It's a new to me song but looks fun....

 

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@coolpinkone 

Great Toni. It's a classic. I think you will find music for it in the 'Share' threads where I've posted the shanty music

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Yes, Ferret I got the sheet.  I just need to find some time to play it.  I have been playing different version of the song for two days now.  I can't wait to give it a shot. 
:)

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Lindsey got wind of the pirate thing  wink

 

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Go GURL!!!  🙂

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Barry said
Lindsey got wind of the pirate thing  wink

 

  Uh huh... some things simply make me question myself - should I just stop now, and give up trying to play?  

  Just kidding - it inspires me even more...  

  ROCK ON !

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MadBill said

Barry said
Lindsey got wind of the pirate thing  wink

 

  Uh huh... some things simply make me question myself - should I just stop now, and give up trying to play?  

  Just kidding - it inspires me even more...  

  ROCK ON !

She started at a very young age, at 23 years old (4 years ago ) she was rejected on Americas got Talent and returned this year to that very show as their "Star" guest.  She dont look 27 does she...fiddlin keeps ye young...argh

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Arrrrrrr Maties

Just a little reminder that the Party do be startin on the 1st day of September and be goin till the 19th day of that very month

I be hopin that ye shall be attendin if ye can.

There be shanty sheet music for ye who want it in the 'Share' part of this here forum. There be over a dozen of em there

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/s.....ic/#p59647

Am looking forward to seein you there.

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Yay!!! I am working on my piece.. :)

Thanks Ferret.

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MadBill said
I hear many of them as being well based on traditional sea / and or sailing songs - and - it's all by Steeleye Span and the great Maddy Prior - full album link - you like it or don't - no prob - I love it !

I absolutely LOVE Steeleye Span!!!!!!

I was into the whole Medieval Festival, Dungeons and Dragons thing in high school and sang in an a cappella madrigal group.  One of my other geek friends turned me on to them. I love Saucy Sailor from Below the Salt album.

As to a sea shanty - Drunken Sailor is quite easy. My life is too crazy to even attempt the big group project this time, but I might see if I can squawk out Drunken Sailor by the 19th. 

Arggghhhh..... Grab yer saucy wenches and fiddles 

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 
  'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

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@NewFiddlerGirl 

It would be great to see you there :)

I hope to be starting the project on the 1st Sept and go to the 19th. violin-student

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I've started the 'party' in the 'Members Own Group Projects' section.

I hope to be seein you there you scurvy dogs and buxom wenches. Aaaaar

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