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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 16th, 2019, 5:11 pm

Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs Of the Peasantry of England by Various ( - ).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/ancient-poems-ballads-and-songs-of-the-peasantry-of-england-by-various/

This traditional, and, for the most part, unprinted literature,—cherished in remote villages, resisting everywhere the invasion of modern namby-pamby verse and jaunty melody, and possessing, in an historical point of view, especial value as a faithful record of the feeling, usages, and modes of life of the rural population,—had been almost wholly passed over amongst the antiquarian revivals which constitute one of the distinguishing features of the present age. While attention was successfully drawn to other forms of our early poetry, this peasant minstrelsy was scarcely touched, and might be considered unexplored ground. There was great difficulty in collecting materials which lay scattered so widely, and which could be procured in their genuine simplicity only from the people amongst whom they originated, and with whom they are as ‘familiar as household words.’ ( Robert Bell)
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Last edited by lymiewithpurpose on February 17th, 2019, 4:57 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 16th, 2019, 5:11 pm

A few notes:

I would very much enjoy to DPL this myself :D.

This is my first time as a BC, but I have recorded sections, DPLd, and am finishing up a solo. This is a collection of poems by different authors, so I did not add them all individually but thought I would just enter them as metadata. Let me know if this is incorrect.

Looks fun!
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 17th, 2019, 9:05 am

Hi Campbell! Let me MC! I'll go set it up with a Magic Window!

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 17th, 2019, 9:12 am

Thank you so much! I'll update it later today :D <smile>.
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 17th, 2019, 9:20 am

Looking at the poems, I see that most of them don't have a certain author, some of them are unknown, others anonymous, and some are "thought to be by". My suggestion is to keep the author as various and not mention them individually. :?:

I've also shortened the file name, because the title is looooong! :mrgreen: Feel free to change the filename to something else if you see more fitting, but keep it short-ish!

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2019, 10:43 am

Or you could do like Gutenberg did and just credit the editors, Robert Bell and James Henry Dixon.

I'd like to claim one or two of these. I'll wait until the MW is ready.

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2019, 10:46 am

One other thing I've just noticed is that because there are more than 99 sections, we'll need three digits in the file names. Campbell, you may want to make sure and change the file name example now, so that it says 001, instead of 01. Trust me, it's no fun having to ask a whole bunch of volunteers to reupload their files because they don't have enough digits! :roll:

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Post by NemoR » February 17th, 2019, 11:03 am

Hi Campbell!

I know you still have to fill out titles in the MW, but based on the ToC, I'd like to claim these two for now:

The Vanities of Life
The Life and Age of Man

These look very cool ... there may be a few more I'd like to claim along with another reader and do the two parts in duet, but I'll let you know for sure when I hear back from them.

Thnx!!
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » February 17th, 2019, 11:39 am

This collection looks great, I’m in too!
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Post by alanmapstone » February 17th, 2019, 11:48 am

I would like to join in this project, being descended from many generations of English peasantry.

Do you want the ballads and songs sung or just recited?

Can I claim section 16 - The bold pedlar and Robin Hood. I think I know the traditional tune.

And section 24 - Sir John Barleycorn.
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » February 17th, 2019, 12:01 pm

I’ll start with 1, 5 and 7, please!
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 17th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Ok, finished some housework I needed to do and went ahead and updated the MW.
Rapunzelina wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 9:20 am
My suggestion is to keep the author as various and not mention them individually
Ok, thanks for the suggestion, I will keep it that way then :D! And the file name looks great.
mightyfelix wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 10:43 am
Or you could do like Gutenberg did and just credit the editors, Robert Bell and James Henry Dixon.
Good idea, would I credit them as the author instead of 'Various'?
mightyfelix wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 10:46 am
you may want to make sure and change the file name example now
Thanks for catching that! That would have been awful to go back later.
NemoR wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 11:03 am
I'd like to claim these two for now:

The Vanities of Life
The Life and Age of Man
All yours!
KIBBONAFIDE wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 12:01 pm
I’ll start with 1, 5 and 7, please!
Awesome, you're in the MW!
alanmapstone wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 11:48 am
Can I claim section 16 - The bold pedlar and Robin Hood. Ii think I know the traditional tune.

And section 24 - Sir John Barleycorn.
Added you to the MW, it's cool that you have some history with this project.
alanmapstone wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 11:48 am
Do you want the ballads and songs sung or just recited?
I think I would like them to be recited, but if someone really wants to sing then I won't stop them :D.
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Post by alanmapstone » February 17th, 2019, 12:09 pm

May I add section 62 - Gloucestershire Wassail Song as it is from my home county.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 12:09 pm
May I add section 62 - Gloucestershire Wassail Song as it is from my home county.
Absolutely! Will be interested to see how it is pronounced, I was trying to sound it out and had no idea how to :lol:.
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » February 17th, 2019, 1:21 pm

29, 63 and 89 also, please. Thank you!
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