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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Tune of The Week: 29th of May


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Julian44_4 - Posted - 05/29/2009:  08:28:40


29th Of May is a Morris tune from Headington, Oxford,UK

Oak Apple Day Royal Oak Day, 29th May

Castleton Garland Day, Derbyshire. Held on 29th May unless that is a Sunday, in which case it is held on Saturday 28th. Branches of oak, elm and sycamore are tied to the pinnacles of the church tower on the eve of Oakapple Day. On the day, flowers are collected, tied in bunches on a beehive shaped frame and a special posy called the Queen is put on top. The Garland King, who represents the Green Man, is covered down to the waist by the garland and rides on horseback with a procession through the town stopping for dancing outside six pubs. They eventually arrive at the May pole for more dancing. The May King then rides to the church where the garland is hauled to the top of the tower where it stays for a week. The ceremony ends with the placing of the Queen posy on the War Memorial and everyone joining the dancing.

Grovely Rights Day, Great Wishford, Wilts - In 1603 the villagers were granted the rights to collect wood from Grovely forest for all time. They confirm this by marching to the forest once a year. They return with large branches, chanting "Grovely, Grovely and all Grovely" and carrying a banner bearing the words "Grovely, Grovely and all Grovely. Unity is Strength!". The men of the village must go to Grovely very early, and collect their own bough (with oak 'apple') which will be carried in procession later in the day. Meanwhile, the women of the village are decorating their cottages with flags and bunting. A coach takes a party of villagers to Salisbury, where small group of women dancers, in traditional costume, perform a dance in the precincts, symbolizing women who protested when the lord of the manor threatened to take away their right to gather wood. The 'refrain' is then shouted at full volume in the cathedral. Later there is a dinner and a fair, the whole thing organised by the Oak Apple committee. Only lately has it been invaded by tourists and television (and web sites!)
Oak Apples aren't acorns... they're a growth caused by a parasite on stately oak trees.

The wearing of a sprig of oak commemorates Charles II's triumphant re-entry into London at the Restoration, and his hiding from the roundheads in the Boscobel Oak.

Oak Apple Day at Guildhall, Worcester - People dressed as the Worcester Militia meet the Mayor of Worcester at the Guildhall which is decked in oak leaves. Someone dressed as Charles II thanks the people of Worcester for their role in the war. The group then go to the Comanderie where they meet people throughout the day. It is said that if anyone is found not to be wearing a sprig of oak they can be stung by nettles!

“The wearing of a sprig of oak on the anniversary of Charles’ crowning showed that a person was loyal to the restored king. Those who refused to wear an oak-sprig were often set upon, and children would challenge others to show their sprig or have their bottoms pinched. Consequently, this day became known as Pinch-Bum-Day. In parts of England where oak-apples are known as shick-shacks, the day is also known as Shick-Shack Day.”

Here is a link for American Morris teams Dancing to the 29th of May

http://www.americanmorrisnews.org/p...30part1.html


Midis,Pdf,TablEdit Files available from my website

http://www.clawhammerbanjotab.co.uk

Rod Smith/Morris

vrteach - Posted - 05/29/2009:  10:50:28


Nice tune, and timely, too. I find my self really drawn to the Morris Dance tunes. I like the bouncy rhythm that they tend to have.

I have a hard time playing real media stuff (not greatly supported under Linux) so I was only able to watch the clip you point to as a silent. In searching around I couldn't find any sound clips of "29th of May" but there is ABC format at http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/morris/...may29.lb.abc


X:1
T:The 29th of May
M:4/4
C:
S:Bacon (6MDJ)
N:c.f. Lads-a-Bunchum (Adderbury)
A:Headington
O:English
R:Reel
%P:A/2.(AB)$^4$
P:A.(AB)4
K:G
I:speed 400
P:A
|: D>G | B2 B2 B>cd>B | c2 A2 A2 B>c | d>ed>B c>dc>A | B2 G2  G2 :|\
P:B
|: g>f | e2 d2 d2 G>A | B2 B2 B2 g>f | e2 d2  c2 B2  | A>GF>E D2 \
   D>G | B2 B2 B>cd>B | c2 A2 A2 B>c | d>ed>B c>dc>A | B2 G2  G2 :|



Erich -- There''s always room for cello..

http://vrteach.org/banjo/
http://prairiegrapevine.org/
U of Illinois-Springfield Old Time Music

J-Walk - Posted - 05/29/2009:  17:00:45


Searching Google for a tune called "29th of May" is an effort in futility.

Note to songwriters: Never name a song after a date.

Bisbonian - Posted - 05/29/2009:  21:58:13


Try Clusty: http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/morris/.../abclib.html

http://www.geocities.com/brunotim/archive2-2.html

"When Banjos are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Banjos."

BANJOJUDY - Posted - 05/30/2009:  11:11:31


Can someone post a link to a sound file that will not require hours of wading through the internet to locate?

I would like to hear this tune, but I am ABC format impaired and other things too controversial to mention without risking banishment from the hangout.

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Edited by - BANJOJUDY on 05/30/2009 11:12:24

LyleK - Posted - 05/30/2009:  12:41:52


quote:
Originally posted by BANJOJUDY
Can someone post a link to a sound file that will not require hours of wading through the internet to locate?


Hi Judy. I'll record a CH version this evening and put it on my BHO page. But for now, I'm off to the wilds of Indiana for a picnic.

LyleK
tabs at: http://lylewk.home.comcast.net

harvey - Posted - 05/30/2009:  16:09:16


quote: Originally posted by BANJOJUDY
Can someone post a link to a sound file that will not require hours of wading through the internet to locate?

Well, to be fair to the original poster, he did mention that tabs, midi-files etc were available on his website. But, on the other hand, Julian's website is very difficult to navigate. But after a bit of searching I came up with this:

http://www.clawhammerbanjotab.co.uk...Of%20May.zip

This appears to be a zip file containing the above-mentioned tabs, midi-files etc of the song 29th Of May. I say "appears" simply because I haven't bothered to unzip the file.








BANJOJUDY - Posted - 05/30/2009:  21:07:51


quote:
Originally posted by harvey

quote: Originally posted by BANJOJUDY
Can someone post a link to a sound file that will not require hours of wading through the internet to locate?

Well, to be fair to the original poster, he did mention that tabs, midi-files etc were available on his website. But, on the other hand, Julian's website is very difficult to navigate. But after a bit of searching I came up with this:

http://www.clawhammerbanjotab.co.uk...Of%20May.zip

This appears to be a zip file containing the above-mentioned tabs, midi-files etc of the song 29th Of May. I say "appears" simply because I haven't bothered to unzip the file.

I hesitate to unzip files on my computer and will wait for Lyle to get his tune posted online. Thanks in advance, Lyle, for helping bring this tune to others.










********************************************************************''
The YOUTUBE videos of the Really Big Banjo Show
are now available (23 of them) for your viewing and
listening pleasure. Check them out. Go to YOUTUBE and
look for "banjojudy" and you''ll see the files. I made a
playlist for the show, but I am not sure if you can access
it. ENJOY and be sure to rate the videos and leave comments.
*********************************************************************

Julian44_4 - Posted - 05/31/2009:  01:45:25


[quote]Originally posted by BANJOJUDY

[quote]Originally posted by harvey

quote: Originally posted by BANJOJUDY
Can someone post a link to a sound file that will not require hours of wading through the internet to locate?

Well, to be fair to the original poster, he did mention that tabs, midi-files etc were available on his website. But, on the other hand, Julian's website is very difficult to navigate. But after a bit of searching I came up with this:

http://www.clawhammerbanjotab.co.uk...Of%20May.zip

This appears to be a zip file containing the above-mentioned tabs, midi-files etc of the song 29th Of May. I say "appears" simply because I haven't bothered to unzip the file.

I hesitate to unzip files on my computer and will wait for Lyle to get his tune posted online. Thanks in advance, Lyle, for helping bring this tune to others.


Hi

I do my work on an Mac so there is no chance of any of my zipped files containing viruses or worms etc.

I have never understood why people who use PCs have to pay extra for virus protection, when its the flaws in the operating system that is the cause of the vulnerability in the first place.
You would not buy an umbrella with holes in it, and then have to pay extra to have it patched.
Microsoft should be selling a modern up to date operating system without any vulnerabilities. If they cant someone should be suing them under the trade description act ( UK ) for selling a product that is not fit for the purpose it is intended to be used.
Phishing and other scams should not be possible on a modern operating system, selling one where it is, is like selling a house without basic security ie locks and keys.
You get windows pre-installed on a new pc, because nobody in their right mind would pay extra for it, if they were given a choice.

PS. If any one has any problems with my posting or my website i wish they would address them to me personally (rather than the odd aside quip ), then i could possibly learn something of value from the experience.

Julian44_4 - Posted - 05/31/2009:  02:22:23


[quote]Originally posted by harvey

quote: Originally posted by BANJOJUDY
Can someone post a link to a sound file that will not require hours of wading through the internet to locate?

Well, to be fair to the original poster, he did mention that tabs, midi-files etc were available on his website. But, on the other hand, Julian's website is very difficult to navigate. But after a bit of searching I came up with this:

http://www.clawhammerbanjotab.co.uk...Of%20May.zip

This appears to be a zip file containing the above-mentioned tabs, midi-files etc of the song 29th Of May. I say "appears" simply because I haven't bothered to unzip the file.

The file path to the zipped file is included in the original post.
What would be an easy site for you to navigate? One page?
" I haven't bothered to unzip the file" why not?
If you not interested in the tune for any reason why not say so.

I receive unsolicited emails every week, from people from all parts of the world who are very pleased to have free access to a "great resource"

And by the way i did spend an afternoon trying to record a sound file of my playing the tune to post along with the other files, but shock horror my banjo playing has deteriorated over the past months (possibly due to a crushed nerve in my left elbow ) or maybe it was just not any good to begin with.
( Any remedial clawhammer banjo teachers in Somerset UK )



BANJOJUDY - Posted - 05/31/2009:  07:48:51


I did finally click here:

http://www.clawhammerbanjotab.co.uk...Of%20May.zip

and opened the 4 files that are zipped. Two are midi files of the tune and two are tab files. This is a very sweet tune, very quaint, IMO, and played in open G. It is easy to figure out once you have the melody in your head. Finding the melody was the hard part of learning this one (for me).

I am not familiar with the American Morris dance teams - can you fill me on about what they are?

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The YOUTUBE videos of the Really Big Banjo Show
are now available (23 of them) for your viewing and
listening pleasure. Check them out. Go to YOUTUBE and
look for "banjojudy" and you''ll see the files. I made a
playlist for the show, but I am not sure if you can access
it. ENJOY and be sure to rate the videos and leave comments.
*********************************************************************

LyleK - Posted - 05/31/2009:  09:06:07


To complicate matters a bit, there appear to be (at least) two rather different tunes both called 29th of May (not that that should come as a surprise given all the recycling of tune names). One of the tunes is in the key of G, is syncopated, is the one being played to the Morris dancing in the link from Rod's original post, and is the one for which Erich found an abc file. Here's a CH *.mp3 of that one played out of gDGBD tuning (warning: on a whim I put a run on the end that I hadn't worked out first. It sounds truly awful)

http://www.banjohangout.org/myhango...usicid=13137

The other tune is in the key of D, it isn't syncopated, and is the one for which Rod provided a tab, midi, etc. His tab is for the key of D but played out of gDGBD. Because it is in the key of D it's easier to play out of aDADE tuning, as here:

http://www.banjohangout.org/myhango...usicid=13138

And then finally there's a 29th of May that's also known as "The King Enjoys his Own Again." This one looks like it is the same tune as "The Day the World Turned Upside Down."

So apparently May 29th was a busy, busy day for tune smithys.

LyleK
tabs at: http://lylewk.home.comcast.net


Edited by - LyleK on 05/31/2009 09:12:03

J-Walk - Posted - 05/31/2009:  10:48:15


quote:
The file path to the zipped file is included in the original post.

No it's not. The original post has a link to your home page.

quote:
What would be an easy site for you to navigate? One page?

It would have been perfectly easy if you had provided a link to the actual zip file (i.e., the URL posted by harvey).

I didn't even bother to look for it, because I thought the information at the bottom of your post was your generic "signature," and had nothing to do with the actual post. That said, I actually clicked your link and didn't find it.

By the way, Julian. You might want to do some research about Mac viruses. The old "Macs can't get a virus" line is a myth.

BANJOJUDY - Posted - 05/31/2009:  11:10:01


quote:
Originally posted by J-Walk

quote:
The file path to the zipped file is included in the original post.

No it's not. The original post has a link to your home page.

quote:
What would be an easy site for you to navigate? One page?

It would have been perfectly easy if you had provided a link to the actual zip file (i.e., the URL posted by harvey).

I didn't even bother to look for it, because I thought the information at the bottom of your post was your generic "signature," and had nothing to do with the actual post. That said, I actually clicked your link and didn't find it.

By the way, Julian. You might want to do some research about Mac viruses. The old "Macs can't get a virus" line is a myth.




As the more or less unofficial Tune of the Week ambassador, I agree with J-Walk. Ease of finding whatever we are told to link to is the key in getting the tune played and discussed. Folks don't want to unzip anything (most banjo players don't own zippers, do they?)

That said - I am still looking for more TOTW volunteers and am getting a wee bit tired of begging. If we want these weekly tune intros and discussions to continue, we all need to get out of the closet and volunteer. JUNE, JULY, AUGUST - take your pick - get back to me via email
inquiry@siliconheights.com


Thanks to Lyle for his great playing and recording.

********************************************************************''
The YOUTUBE videos of the Really Big Banjo Show
are now available (23 of them) for your viewing and
listening pleasure. Check them out. Go to YOUTUBE and
look for "banjojudy" and you''ll see the files. I made a
playlist for the show, but I am not sure if you can access
it. ENJOY and be sure to rate the videos and leave comments.
*********************************************************************


Edited by - BANJOJUDY on 05/31/2009 13:34:02

harvey - Posted - 05/31/2009:  13:02:52



I should say that, by writing that I hadn't "bothered to unzip the file", I really did not mean to be insulting. I searched for the file for the convenience of others, but since I don't have the time right now to learn a new tune (I could never keep up with a tune a week!), I didn't open it. I added my "appears to be the right file" comment simply as a caveat, just in case I had unwittingly directed people to something else entirely.

vrteach - Posted - 06/01/2009:  07:30:20


Great stuff Lyle!

I have to say that the G melody called "29th of May" (the one with the ABC code above) has become my current obsession tune on fiddle. Can't yet make it through thrice without a melt down, but it's still fun. I haven't tried it on banjo yet.

Erich -- There''s always room for cello..

http://vrteach.org/banjo/
http://prairiegrapevine.org/
U of Illinois-Springfield Old Time Music

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