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Post 13201

pauh, still writing

smiley - musicalnote

I row, the boatman rows,
Floating down the river, the Ohio.
The boatman dance, the boatman sing,
The boatman up to anything,
And when the boatman gets on shore,
mumble, mumble,........

{Sorry,I couldn't decipher the rest of the lyrics from the recording. It's a collection of American folk songs as arranged by Aaron Copland.]


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Post 13202

shagbark

try thissmiley - biggrin
The Boatmen's Dance
(1950)

Music by Aaron Copland
Text by Traditional

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“The Boatmen’s Dance” is the first song in Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, Set 1. It is Copland’s arrangement of an original banjo melody by “Dixie” composer Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904), which was published in Boston in 1843.


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The audio recording, provided in the audio player to the right, features Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Craig Rutenberg, piano. This song was recorded for Instant Encore as part of American Public Media's Performance Today series, presented by Classical Minnesota Public Radio. To listen, please click on the track name itself. You can download a recording of this entire recital for free through the Instant Encore website with the download code: THSOA2009.

The original text was laden with Negro dialect, and Copland reworked it to remove the racial connotations (in fact, he even changed the title from “De Boatman’s Dance” as found in S. Foster Damon’s Series of Old American Songs to “The Boatmen’s Dance”). As far as the musical setting is concerned, Copland ingeniously designed the song to reflect the Ohio River landscape, as demonstrated by the call and echo effect employed prior to each verse.

--Stephanie Poxon, Ph.D.

The Boatmen's Dance
Traditional

The boatmen dance, the boatmen sing,
The boatmen up to ev'rything,
And when the boatman gets on shore
He spends his cash and works for more.

High row the boatmen row,
Floatin' down the river the Ohio.

Then dance the boatmen dance,
O dance the boatmen dance.
O dance all night 'til broad daylight,
And go home with the gals in the mornin'.

High row the boatmen row. . . etc

I went on board the other day
To see what the boatmen had to say.
There I let my passion loose
An' they cram me in the callaboose.
O dance the boatmen dance. . .

High row the boatmen row . . . etc

The boatman is a thrifty man,
There's none can do as the boatman can.
I never see a pretty gal in my life
But that she was a boatman's wife.
O dance the boatmen dance. . .

High row the boatmen row. . . etc


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Post 13203

pauh, still writing

Thanks, Shagbark. I also have a recording in which William Warfield and Adele Addison sing the Copland pieces. I like the ones that Hampton and Warfield sing. I don't like the settings of Emily Dickinson poems, which are suing by Dawn Upshaw and Adele Addison.


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Post 13204

Pirate Alexander LeGray

smiley - divasmiley - discosmiley - divasmiley - divasmiley - bubbly


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Post 13205

shagbark

I was just watching the movie Argo (on DVD)
It is about a CIA agent making a phoney Hollywood film.
a continuing running gag is somebody asking the producer about the film and he replies " ARGO smiley - bleep yourself.


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Post 13206

shagbark

Then there was coworker who finally made it to quitting time so she was going to say like a bird to a large group of birds: Let's get the flock out of here smiley - doh


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Post 13207

shagbark

the post two above this one could just as easily been phrased smiley - pirate style: AAAR go (rhymes with duck) yourself...smiley - winkeye


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Post 13208

shagbark

had to use the rhyme as the profanity filters would not allow the letter f followed by three asterisks smiley - blush


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Post 13209

pauh, still writing

Argo was a good film. There are threads where you can discuss movies with like-minded people. smiley - smiley


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Post 13210

shagbark

the movie had so much profanity that it got an R rating, but not a single work was edited or bleeped out.


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Post 13211

shagbark

h2g2 may be one of the last bastions of clean speech.
Hooray for us. I hope we stay that way.


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Post 13212

pauh, still writing

I guess profanity doesn't shock me much. I don't remember any of the profanity in that movie.


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Post 13213

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

I agree with Shagbark. Let's keep this site on the straight but not too narrow: Not too profane but not overly political correct either

People from these extreme groups should do like hockey players and get the puck out of here smiley - whistle

smiley - pirate


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Post 13214

pauh, still writing

If Shea ever comes back here, she will be shocked at the number of puns we've had lately.


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Post 13215

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

Hehehe, yes, probably smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


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Post 13216

Pirate Alexander LeGray

Where's the party, I have to jump through hoops to get here so I expect a party. Kick the moderators out smiley - mod because they are prejudiced party poops . Get the girls in and cake smiley - cake and smiley - bubbly cos it is party time, on the 28th but could start earlier.smiley - magic


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Post 13217

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

It's Adolf's birthday today, so not a good day to start partying smiley - whistle

On the other hand it's also George Takei's, so why not smiley - ok

smiley - pirate


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Post 13218

pauh, still writing

A party would be a great idea! smiley - ok

I could do my ventriloquism act. smiley - biggrin


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Post 13219

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

I could sing a duet with the smiley - magic toaster. Any requests? smiley - bigeyes

smiley - pirate


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Post 13220

pauh, still writing

How about "Drink, drink, drink!" from "The Student Prince"?


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