Saturday, October 19, 2013

[The Ballad's music]

A new version:

Here's a 3rd try at a youtube video comparing the two versions. (Expect lots of improvements in the next few days)

"After playing the full tune in the original version, just the changed segment is run, then the original, back and forth a few times." Red indicates changed bits

0: is it a jig? [debate]

1: is it significant that all the lines of the song begin and end mid-measure?

2: shouldn't the 1st rest be a half rest instead of an eighth?

3: shouldn't the 1st note of the 2nd measure be dotted? as it stands, the measure would be a 16th-note short.

4: FW2 moves the words "how he" one note to the left, but doesn't that 'tie' prove this wrong?

5: the Ballad has 14 verses, with many extreme metric challenges. can we create a custom abc file for the whole thing, with one note per syllable?

6: on the 3rd staff, four A's are changed, the 1st "the" is raised to B, the 2nd "the" is lowered to G, and "Of the" are both lowered to G

7: on the 4th staff, "Hump" is lowered from A to G

syllables per measure per verse:
  1. 2 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 4 - 6 - 4 - 6 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 1
  2. 2 - 6 - 6?- 6 - 4 -10 - 4 - 5 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 1
  3. 4 - 7 - 8?- 9?- 4 - 7 - 7?- 6 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 1
  4. 2 - 6 - 5 - 6 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 1
  5. 2 -13 - 8?- 7?- 7?- 8?- 3 - 5 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 1
  6. 1 -10 - 6 - 7 - 9?-12?- 5 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 1
  7. 2 - 7 - 4?- 6?- 4 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 1
  8. 3?-18?- 6 - 8?- 4?- 7?- 6?- 9?-
  9. 2 - 6 -12?- 6 - 4 - 5 - 4?- 4?-
  10. 3 -10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 6?- 5 - 6 -
  11. 2 - 6 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 9 - 4 - 7 -
  12. 2 - 8 - 4 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 6?- 4?-
  13. 2 - 8 - 4 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 6 -
  14. 2 - 6 - 2 - 4?- 4 - 4?- 5 - 5 -
1st try at emphatic lyrics:

Have you HEARD of one HU-umpty DUMPty
How he FELL with a ROLL and a RUMble
And curled UP like Lord OLofa CRUMple
By the BUTT of the MAGazine WALL,
Of the MAGazine WALL,
Hump, HELmet and ALL?

He was ONE time our KING of the CASTle
Now HE'S kicked aBOUT like a ROTten old PARsnip
And from GREENStreethe'llbesentbyorderof His WORship
To the PE-enal jail of MountJOY,
To the JAIL of MountJOY.
JAIL him and JOY.

He was fafaFATHer of all SCHEMES for to BOTHer us
Slow coaches and imMACulate contraCEPtives for the POPulace,
Mare's MILK for the sick, seven dry SUNdays a WEEK,
Openair LOVE and religion's reFORM,
And reLIGious reFORM,
HIDeous in FORM.

Arrah, WHY, says you, COULDn't he MANage it?
I'll go BAIL, my fine DAIryman DARling,
Like the BUMPing bull of the CASSidys
All your BUTTer is i-in your HORNS.
Hisbutter IS in his HORNS.

We had chawchawchops,chairs,chewinggum,thechickenpoxand CHIna CHAMbers
Universally proVIDed by this SOFTsoaping SALESman.
Small wonder He'll Cheat E'ERawan our LOcal lads nickNAMED him
Whe-en CHIMPden first took the FLOOR
With his bucketshop STORE
Down Bargainweg, LOWER.

So SNUG he was in his HOtel premises SUMPtuous
But soon we'll bonFIRE all his trash, tricks and TRUMPery
And 'tisshorttillSheriff CLANcy'll be windinguphisunlimited COMpany
With the BAIliff's BOM at the DOOR,
BimBAM at the DOOR.
Then HE'LL bum no MORE.

Sweet bad LUCK on the waves washed to our ISland
The-e hookER of that HAMmerfast VIking
And Gall's CURSE on the day when EbLANa Bay
Saw his BLACK and TAN man-o'-WAR,
Saw HIS man-o'-WAR
On THE harbour BAR.

Wherefrom?roarsPoolbeg.Cookingha'pence,hebawls,Donnezmoiscampitle, wick an WIpin' FAMpiny
Fingal MacOscar OneSIME Bargearse BONiface
Thok's min GAMmelhole Norveegickes MONiker
Ogasayare at GAMmelhole NorVEEgickes COD.
ANorwegian CAMelold COD.
He IS, beGOD.

It was DURing some FRESHwater GARdenpumping
Or,accordingtotheNursing MIRRor, while adMIRing the MONkeys
That our HEAvyweight HEA-eathen HUMpharey
Made BOLD a mai-aid to WOO.
Woohoo, WHAt'll she DOO!
The gen'ral LOST her MAIdenLOO!

He ought to BLUSH for himself, the old hayheaded phiLOSopher,
For to go and SHOVE himself that way on TOP of her.
 BeGOB, he's the crux of the CAtalogue
Of our ANtediluvial ZOO,
Messrs BILLing and COO.
Noah's LARKS, good as NOO.

He was JOULTing by WELLinton's MONument
Ou-ur roTORious hippopoPOTamuns
When some BUGger letdownthebacktrapofthe OMnibus
And he caughthisdeath of FU-usiLIERS,
With his RENT in his REARS.
GIVE him six YEARS.

'Tis sore PIty for his INNocent poor CHILdren
But look OUT for his MISsus leGITimate!
When that FREW gets a grip of old EARwicker
Won't there be EARwigs o-on the GREEN?
Big earWIGS on the GREEN,
Thelargest EVer you SEEN.

Thenwe'llhavea FREEtradeGaels' BAND and mass MEETing
FortoSOD the brave SON of ScandiKNAvery
And we'll BURy him DOW-own in OXmansTOWN
ALONG with the DEvil and DANES,
With the DEAF and dumb DANES,
And ALL their reMAINS.

And not ALL the king's MEN nor his HORses
Will REsurRECT his CORpus
For there's NO true spell in CONnacht or HELL
That's able to RAI-aise a CAIN.
That's able to RAI-aise a CAIN.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Page 44

Assigned reading (1 par plus music [] plus 93 notes) [secondary] [McH]

[♬ snowycrested curl]
[Pearse and O'Rahilly (Easter Rising) ] 4yrs after J's last visit
[rhyme... the Ram]
[♬ The wren, the wren, The king of all birds]

Luigi Arditi, composer
Oliver Cromwell's corpse was supposedly exhumed and mutilated by royalists [wiki]

Can some musician explain the differences in these two editions?


I'm afraid this version is all wrong:

(It's not angry, it's sad!)

FDV: "and round the land his rann it ran and this is the rann that Hosty made: Have you heard of a Humptydumpty / How he fell with a roll and a rumble / And hifat like Oliver Crumple / Behind the magazine wall / of the the magazine wall"

4DV: "And around the land this rann it ran and this is the ran that Hosty made:"



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Assigned reading (1 par [] plus 123 notes) [secondary] [McH]

sedan chair

cudgel players

bluecoat scholar (charity)
[Turkey Coffee and orange shrub]

lace lappet
[the wake of Tarry the Tailor]
[clings to her... cloudhued pittycoat as child] [♬♬♬]
[Caoch O'Leary]
[wararrow went round]
[♬ a nation wants a gaze]

FDV: "This on a slip of blue paper headed by a woodcut soon fluttered to the rose of the winds from lane to lattice and from mouth to ear, throughout the land of Ireland,"

4DV: "massgoing ladies in their chairs and a few old souls obviously under the spell of liquor. Word went round and the ballad printed on a strip of blue paper headed by a rough woodcut soon fluttered on highway and byway to the rose of the winds from lane to lattice and from mouth to ear throughout the five corners of the land of Ireland."



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Page 42

Assigned reading (2/2 pars [] plus 105 notes) [secondary] [Leeds] [McH]

[♬ whackfolthediddlers]
[the site of the statue of Primewer Glasstone... the monument of the shouldhavebeen legislator] Dublin Corp rejected Gladstone statue in 1898
[Spare, woodman, spare] [♬ Woodman, Spare That Tree]
[Watling street, Icknild or Ricknild street, Ermin street]
[♬ halted cockney car]


three... balls (pawnshop)

Ibsen's dundreary whiskers

FDV: "the world was the richer for a new halfpenny ballad"

4DV: "the tale runs on, the trio were shortly joined by a further casual and a decent sort who had just pocketed the weekly insult and all had stimulants in the shape of five gee and gees stood by the decent sort after which all came out of the licensed premises wiping their mouth on their sleeve and the world was the richer for a new halfpenny ballad which was first sung under the shadow of the monument of the dead legislator to an overflow meeting fully filling the visional area and easily representative of all sections and cross sections of the Irish people ranging from slips of boys with pocketed hands and corporation bucket emergency men in search of an honest crust to busy professional gentlemen,"

mysteries: airwhackers, weedulicet, jumbobricks [antique candies?]


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Assigned reading (1 par [] plus 106 notes) [secondary] [Leeds] [McH]

[♬ by his cocklehat]

O'Donnell & Peter Cloran → O'Mara & Peter Doran → Lisa O'Dara & Roche Moran → "Lisa O'Deavis and Roche Mongan"

"who had so much incommon... hostis et odor insuper petroperfractus" (maybe: poverty overcame both enmity and stench?)

[meed of anthems here we pant]
[♬ cremoaning and cronauning]
[alsweeeep] (FW2 changes 'at' to 'al') ((in Ulysses it's a fart))

FDV: "when day dawned when that busker was up and afoot thrumming his square fiddle and after a visit to a public house"

4DV: "without having been able to wangle it anyway. O'Donnell and Peter Cloran, as an understood thing, slept in the one bed with Hosty, and the housewife dawn-of-all-work had not been very many hours furbishing potlids, doorbrasses, scholars' applecheeks and livery metals when the rejuvenated busker and his bedroom suite were up and afoot crosstown to the thrumming of a crewth fiddle and, after a visit to a publichouse not a thousand leagues from the site of Parnell's statue where, the tale runs on,"



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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Page 40

Assigned reading (1 par [] plus 118 notes) [secondary] [Leeds] [McH]

[Cup... Stirrup] parting song
[♬ Abide With]
[♬ I come, my horse delayed]
Punch and Judy [fweet-10]
[♬ oft in the chilly night]
[♬ Mildew Lisa]

FDV: "he repeated the tale more than once during uneasy slumber and in the hearing of a ballad monger and a drapery executive out of work for the moment and an illstarred streetsinger who had been tossing on his doss in the hope of soon finding ways & means for blowing the napper off himself."

4DV: "his house of call at Block W, Pump square, the Liberties, he repeated the tale in parts more than once during uneasy slumber in the joint hearing of a discharged drapery executive Peter Cloran, O'Donnell, a secretary of no fixed abode who had passed several nights in a doorway and Hosty, an illstarred busker who, feeling suicidal, had been tossing on his shakedown devising ways and means of somehow getting ahold of some chap's parabellum in the hope of lighting upon a dive somewhere off the main tramline where he could go and blow the napper off himself in peace and quietness, he having been trying all he knew for over eighteen months to get into Jervis street hospital"



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Monday, October 14, 2013

[Trieste in Finnegans Wake]

Trieste [fweet-25] 1905 population c200k
on the Adriatic [fweet-3] in Austria [fweet-23]
Italian dialect [fweet-6]
bora wind [fweet-1]

Greek Orthodox [fweet-1]
Miramare Castle [fweet-1] Maximilian [fweet-1]
Irredentists [fweet-1]

1861: Ettore Schmitz/ 'Italo Svevo' born [wiki] [fweet-2]

1878: Berlitz founded [wiki] [fweet-3]

1881: Il Piccolo della Sera founded

1888: Scipio Slataper born [fweet-1]

1905: 12Mar: 23yo Joyce arrives in Trieste w/21yo Nora

Roberto Prezioso [fweet-2] editor of Piccolo, student of JAJ

1905: Jun: JAJ distributes 50 copies of "Holy Office" [fweet-2] via Stannie

1905: 27Jul: Giorgio born

“The Boarding House”

1905: Sep: rejection by Grant Richards of Chamber Music

1905: Oct: Stannie comes

Two Gallants

1906: 30Sep: (Rome) Stannie claims JAJ writing new Dubliners story called "Ulysses" about 'Mr Hunter'

1907: 07Mar: JAJ returns to Trieste

22Mar 1907 to 16May 1912: Triestine newspaper Il Piccolo della Sera publishes eight essays by JAJ (“Ireland, Land of Saints and Scholars,” “James Charles Mangan” (second essay on Mangan), “Fenianism,” “Home Rule Comes of Age,” and “Ireland at the Bar.” )

The Dead

1907: May: Chamber Music published

1907: Lucia born

FW48.23: Dario de Tuoni: Triestine friend and pupil of Joyce

1912: "Gas from a Burner" [fweet-5]

1913: "Giacomo Joyce" [fweet-2]

1914: "Exiles" [fweet-5]

1915: 12Apr: Eileen marries Frantisek Schaurek [fweet-1]

1920: Jun: move to Paris

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Assigned reading (1 2/2 pars [] plus 104 notes) [secondary] [Leeds] [McH]

Jack Widger
[the wetter is pest, the renns are overt and come and the voax of the turfur is hurled on our lande]
[♬ Treacle Tommy] lyrics

creeping jennny

FDV: "Now it was the habit [...] Treacle Tom had been absent from his usual haunts for some time previously (he was in the habit of frequenting common lodging-houses where he slept in a nude state in strange beds) but returning on Baldoyle night"

4DV: "forties during a priestly flutter for safe and sane bets at the racecourse of Baldoyle on a date easily capable of remembrance by good turfites when the Portmarnock plate was captured by two lengths from Bold Boy Cromwell after a clever getaway by Captain Blount's fresh colt Drummer Coxon at short odds. It was two coves of the name of Treacle Tom and his own blood and milk brother Frisky Shorty come off the hulks what was out on the bum around for an oofbird game for a jimmyogoblin or a small thick as heard the reverend parson make use of the language which he was having a gurgle off his own along of the bloke in the specs. This Treacle Tom, to whom reference has just been made, had been absent from his usual wild and woolly haunts for some time previous to that (he was, in fact, in the habit of frequenting common lodginghouses where he slept in a nude state in strange men's bunks) but revisiting on racenight his house of call at Block W,"



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Sunday, October 13, 2013

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Assigned reading (1+ par [] plus 122 notes) [secondary] [Leeds] [McH]

[though humble the bounquet 'tis a leaman's farewell] sheetmusic
[♬ Maxwelton...  annie lawrie]
[♬ Havvah-ban-Annah]

"to the strains of The Secret of Her Birth" [jump to 1:45] [libretto] [wiki]
this is a possibly unique case where two FW characters-- Father Browne and Philly Thurnston-- are listening to a real song described with its real name

FDV: "The next evening but one the cad's wife spoke of the matter after sadality meeting to the Reverned director, a fresh complexioned clergyman and it was he in all human probability who was overheard to repeat the words to a layteacher of natural science during a priestly flutter on the race course of baldoyle"

4DV: "The cad's wife (as the aftertale has it) spoke of the matter the next night but one after sodality meeting to the reverend, the director, a freshcomplexioned clergyman, yet it was he in all human probability who, when seized of the facts, was overheard by accident-- if indeed, it was an accident-- repeating a slightly different version of the words to a layteacher of organic chemistry in the middle forties"



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