The LibriVox song

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Post by Great Plains » April 6th, 2008, 10:42 am

The LibriVox Song
(To the tune of "I'm Henry the 8th I Am")
I'll read for LibriVox dot org!
Read for Librivox dot org dot org!
I'll go post on the message board,
then I'll grab a micphone and record!
And every book will soon be read,
Written by the authors who are dead.
I'll head on over to LibriVox,
And read for LibriVox dot org!
(Don't worry. "I'm Henry the 8th I Am" is in the PD, so we're clear.)

Who wants to sing it with me? I can't sing, but I'll be willing to take the lead unless someone else wants to. Also, we need a PD midi file for the background music.

What do you think?
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Post by chocoholic » April 6th, 2008, 10:55 am

:lol: Very funny!

("I'm 'Enery the 8th" is PD? Wow.)
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Post by Great Plains » April 6th, 2008, 12:02 pm

chocoholic wrote:("I'm 'Enery the 8th" is PD? Wow.)
According to Wikipedia, it is a 1910 British music hall song. I'm assuming music works the same was as text in American copyright law.
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Post by ductapeguy » April 6th, 2008, 5:27 pm

Wikipedia also has a link to a 1911 78rpm recoding of it by Harry Champion.

It can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/HarryChampion

It is remarkably good quality for such an early recording.

I'm definitely going to take a crack at this one. I'll post my rendition in a couple days. Thanks Daniel.
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Post by alana » April 6th, 2008, 5:30 pm

How cute! I will probably take a crack at it in a few days!

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Post by Great Plains » April 6th, 2008, 7:16 pm

Here is a MIDI file of the Herman's Hermits version.

http://servercc.oakton.edu/~billtong/bnsp/midi/henry8th.mid
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 7th, 2008, 5:12 am

Nice idea, to have our own LibriVox song!!! :D
Keep your mind [i]here [/i] and [i] now[/i], where it belongs.

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Post by Claire » April 7th, 2008, 9:36 am

Really cute! :lol:

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Post by alana » April 7th, 2008, 10:02 am

Ever since I read this thread, that darn song has been in my head! Arrrrgh!

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Post by ductapeguy » April 7th, 2008, 1:28 pm

I can get it out for you.


"It was sad, so sad.
It was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the sea
Husbands and wives..."


If that doesn't work try, "Oops I did it again, I played with your heart. Got lost in the game".


Either of those should displace henery the eighth. Then again, they'll be stuck instead. :wink:
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Post by ceastman » April 7th, 2008, 2:53 pm

ductapeguy wrote:I can get it out for you.


"It was sad, so sad.
It was sad when the great ship went down
to the bottom of the sea
Husbands and wives..."
Wow. I haven't heard that song in ages.... I learned that in summer camp, lo these many years ago.
ductapeguy wrote:If that doesn't work try, "Oops I did it again, I played with your heart. Got lost in the game".


Either of those should displace henery the eighth. Then again, they'll be stuck instead. :wink:
A friend of mine likes to use the National Geographic theme to chase 'stuck' music out. It's strongly melodic, it's very short, and it doesn't loop. Very important, that last!

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Post by puffin1 » April 7th, 2008, 4:09 pm

A regular infestation of earworms here.

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Post by alana » April 17th, 2008, 6:44 am

This was too clever to pass up, so here is my contribution:

http://www.published.org/librivoxsong.wav

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Post by ductapeguy » May 24th, 2008, 1:01 pm

I recorded two versions


http://librivox.ductapeguy.net/librivoxsong/Librivox%20Song.mp3

And one of the disclaimer that didn't make the cut for the podcast.
http://librivox.ductapeguy.net/librivoxsong/Librivox%20Disclaimer%20Song.mp3


I also have the guitar accompaniment on its own. If anyone wants to join in on the nonsense let me know and I'll post it.
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Post by Kikisaulite » May 24th, 2008, 2:47 pm

They are great! Both of them! :thumbs: Too bad I can't sing...
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