vrijdag 8 augustus 2014
Come All Ye Tramps And Hawkers (1890's /1951) / Faughan Side (1935) / Paddy west (1951) / Homes Of Donegal (1955) / Come, Me Little Son (1960) / Peter Amberley (1962) / Ballad of Donald White (1962) / I Pity The Poor Immigrant (1967)
As we see on the link above Bob Dylan used the melody of "(Come All Ye) Tramps And Hawkers" for at least 2 songs: "The Ballad Of Donald White" and "I Pity The Poor Immigrant".
And we can add Dylan's "Huck's Tune", written for the movie "Lucky You" (2006), as a 3rd one using the "Tramps And Hawkers" melody.
Jimmy MacBeath recorded a version of "Come All Ye Tramps And Hawkers" in 1951.
His version was recorded by Alan Lomax and Hamish Henderson in Elgin, Scotland, on July 19, 1951.
But the tune is certainly a bit older as is said in Hamish Henderson's book "Alias MacAlias":
Towards the end of the 19th century an Angus hawker by-named 'Brechin Jimmy' and 'Besom Jimmy' - his real name was Jimmy Henderson - composed a song called Come A' Ye Tramps and Hawkers. It rapidly became popular among the fraternity, and in recent years it has been carried (in Jimmy MacBeath's version) to every corner of the English- and Scots-speaking world. (Hamish Henderson in "Alias MacAlias" page 170)
Jimmy McBeath's version was first released in 1955 on the album "The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music - Volume VI: Scotland" (Columbia Masterworks SL-209)
It is track #16 on side 1 (The Lowlands Side) of this album.
Melody also used for "The Homes Of Donegal" written by songwriter Seán McBride in 1955.
Recorded by Joe Lynch in 1957.
Also recorded by Eileen Donaghy in 1959
And Bridie Gallagher made this song famous in 1960
Melody also used for "The Faughan Side", a song first collected in Sam Henry's Song Of The People (1938) (originally published in tonic sol-fa notation in his regular column in the Northern constitution, of Coleraine, Northern Ireland in 1935).
Recorded in 1959 by Eileen Donaghy
(c) Ewan MacColl (1956) (as "Come All Ye Tramps And Hawkers")
Melody was also used for MacColl's song "Davie Faa".
Recorded by Ewan MacColl in 1956
Listen to a sample here:
(c) Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger (1959) (as "Oh Well That's Just the Way It Is")
Ewan MacColl also used the Tramps and Hawkers tune for a song in the Radio Ballad "Song of a Road" about the building of the M1 motorway (a major highway in the UK).
Listen to a sample here:
In 1960 Ewan and Peggy recorded this song again for the album "New Briton Gazette, Vol 1", this time using a different title: "Come, Me Little Son".
This version was also sung under yet another title "England's Motorway"
Melody was also used for the song "Paddy West", published in 1951 in Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman, by William Main Doerflinger.
But already mentioned in 1928 in James Madison Carpenter MSS Collection
Recorded by Ewan MacColl in 1957
(c) Bonnie Dobson (1962) (as "Peter Amberley")
In the YT below Bonnie states: this song is from the East Coast of Canada and it goes back to the traditional Scots melody "Come All Ye Tramps and Hawkers".
(c) Bob Davenport (1962) (as "Tramps And Hawkers")
(c) Bob Dylan (1962) (melody used in "Ballad of Donald White")
As I said on top of this page, Bob Dylan used the melody of "(Come All Ye) Tramps And Hawkers" for "The Ballad of Donald White".
He may have heard the version of Bob Davenport (SEE HERE ABOVE). Bob Davenport who was a friend of Martin Carthy, also had learned Bob "Nottamun Town" (which became "Masters Of War") and "Poor Miner's Lament" (which became "Only A Hobo") SEE http://jopiepopie.blogspot.nl/2013/11/only-miner-1927-only-hobo-1963.html.
But "The Ballad of Donald White" was also a little indebted to Bonnie Dobson's "Peter Amberley", as Dylan himself says so, before he starts singing.
(c) Bob Dylan (1967) (melody used in "I Pity The Poor Immigrant")
On the album John Wesley Harding.
(c) Joan Baez (1968) (as "I Pity The Poor Immigrant")
Released on the album "Any Day Now", made up exclusively of Bob Dylan songs.
(c) Judy Collins (1968) (as "Poor Immigrant")
Released on the album "Who Knows Where The Time Goes"
(c) Gene Clark (1998) (as "I Pity The Poor Immigrant")
Recorded around 1968 and finally released in 1998 on the album "Flying High".
(c) Jim Ringer (1977) (as "Tramps And Hawkers")
In 1977 Jim Ringer wrote a new set of lyrics for this traditional tune.
(c) Tom Russell (1995) (as "Tramps & Hawkers")
This is a cover of the Jim Ringer-version. The Jim Ringer version above here, also contains the words: "The Rose Of The San Joaquin". This became the title for the 1995 Tom Russell album.
(c) Dave Alvin (2006) (as "Tramps & Hawkers")
This also a cover of the Jim Ringer-version.
Part of the tune and the lyrics of "(Come All Ye) Tramps And Hawkers" may have been derived from the traditional song:"(Come All You) Texas Rangers" (See ----Joop's Musical Flowers: Texas Rangers (1916) / Texas Ranger (1926) / Come All You Texas Rangers / Come All You Coal Miners (1937)