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Foggy, Foggy Dew w/wittybrit


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my brother (wittybrit on this site) and i recorded this song to mark what would have been our father's birthday at the end of last month - it was one of his favourites and i remember him singing it when i was a child. lee played for us on the clavinova for which we are most grateful - we hope you like it.
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Lyrics
When I was a bachelor, I liv'd all alone
I worked at the weaver's trade;
And the only, only thing that I did that was wrong
Was to woo a fair young maid.
I wooed her in the wintertime,
Part of the summer, too,
And the only, only thing that I did that was wrong
Was to keep her from the foggy, foggy dew.

One night he came to my bedside
When I was fast asleep.
I threw my arms around his neck,
Andthen began to weep.
Iwept, I cried, I damn near died
Ah, me! What could he do?
So all night long he held hme in his arms
Just to keep me from the foggy foggy dew.

Again the bachelor, lives with the son
Working at the weaver's trade.
And every single time I look into his eyes
He reminds me of that fair young maid.
He reminds me of the wintertime
Part of the summer, too,
And the many, many times that I held her in my arms
Just to keep her from the foggy, foggy, dew.

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Hits: 5414
Comments: 27
Fans: 6
Plays: 891
Downloads: 261

Uploaded: Feb 08, 2006 - 01:38:46 PM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2006 - 11:33:07 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:07:37 PM
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Comments
said 4326 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Great
Great work and performance.
A poetic description of childhood.
Wow....
Yours faithfully
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*Skean*
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with The NightBird)

caroline said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Great
kenta!! how do you do it?? you are becoming the first commentor on my songs!! every time!! glad you liked this one too and thank you for keeping coming back! xoxox
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wittybrit said 4326 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Thank you Lee
Nice accompanyment. And thank you Caroline for the idea and the mixing. You forgot to tell everybody we did this across the Atlantic (I know - happens all the time on MJ). Isn't technology wonderful!
caroline said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Thank you Lee
hey you - i wouldn't be where i am today without you!! big loves xoxoxox
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chakeres said 4326 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Very Nice
caroline what a nice folk song, the song tells a story but then there is the
story behind the making of this recording, very nice. I think your
production and mixing has come a long way and lee has been a nice
addition to your household. I enjoyed it. Thanks.-JAC
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caroline said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Very Nice
thank you john - yes, yes and yes!!! xoxoxo
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ledebutant said 4325 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
The Lumberjack Song!
I had no idea that Monty Python had taken the melody for The
Lumberjack song from a traditional folk song! Those bastards!

This song is such a delight to listen to, so very, very English and the
performances are perfect by both of you. Your voices naturally sound
really great together and Lee's playing is a wonderful platform for the
singing.

If I were to make any suggestions for improvement in the mix, it would
be to move the solo vocals into the center for each of the verses and
wait to split them into opposite ears until the third verse. It telegraphs
a bit early, IMHO, that there will be a duet later in the song to have the
voice on the right and then on the left for each of the verses. I think
the split would have more impact if it happens just on the third verse.

Caroline, your phrasing and tone on "damn near died," should be in a
museum of sining.
caroline said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
The Lumberjack Song!
"move the solo vocals into the center for each of the verses and wait to split them into opposite ears until the third verse"... sheesh - i didn't even know you could do that!! i certainly would never have thought of it for myself - thank you not only for the advice - which i appreciate immensely - but for the other stuff too - one love xoxox
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Joanna said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Love it!
First, my congratulations to Witty for finally sharing his voice with us.
What a wonderful treat! I absolutely loved this, both of you. Such
lovely, understated performances and such a heartfelt reason for
recording. You both sang with such delicacy, and yet there was nothing
maudlin or sleepy about it. A perfect balance. Great job!
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caroline said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Love it!
wow joanna - i find it hard to take compliments from you - i just think... blimey!! joanna said that!!! thank you xoxoxox
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ronnielong said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
:)
You always make me smile Caroline.
This song brings back very fond memories.
You and yer Bro did a GREAT job.

Cheers to you Both.

:)
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caroline said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
:)
thank you ronnielong xoxox
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
urbnite said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
:)
what a lovely birthday present.

lovely performances from all of you. just perfect!
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caroline said 4324 days ago (February 10th, 2006)
:)
thank you darren - i'll be sure and tell lee what you said!!!

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Audiologic said 4325 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Both of ya.
I'm glad to hear your brother too :). I always love your music. Your voice is
so distinctively "Caroline". Good way to remember your father.

Ben
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caroline said 4324 days ago (February 10th, 2006)
Both of ya.
thank you ben - i'm so glad i sound like me - it's when i sound like foghorn that i've really got problems!!!! xoxox
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said 4324 days ago (February 10th, 2006)
Excellent Photograph
Lovely song. I agree with ledebutant's voice stereo placement advice.
said 4323 days ago (February 10th, 2006)
charming
just charming
said 4323 days ago (February 10th, 2006)
charming
just charming
Mystified said 4322 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
This is wonderful :)
So nice to hear your voices together on this.
What a wonderful collaboration this is.

Thanks for posting this here.
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The Fritters said 4319 days ago (February 15th, 2006)
thank you
for the glimpse into this traditional music. I adore your voices!!!
Thank you, again. kelli
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david gwynne said 4318 days ago (February 16th, 2006)
i agree
i love the first guys voice, he sounds so fun...just like this whole song! i love the melody, and the poetry of the lyrics is admirable. Well done!
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Komrade K said 4318 days ago (February 16th, 2006)
Ah the foggy foggy dew...
... I seem to have a glass full of that particular rare liquid right now and I
don't want no one to keep me from it!

I'm glad yer on MJ - this is jolly super smashing stuff and it makes my
cheeks ache with grinning.

Thank you

KK
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nyakki said 4309 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
Nicely Done
Nicely done. I really enjoyed the listen.
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sometimesthree said 4303 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
Great
What a great song. Love the vocals.
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Moses said 4300 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
ha!
loved this piece! has a wonderfully relaxing sound to it, great tune!
Moses fav
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Boris the Bull said 4293 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
i can't add much to what's all ready been said, other than that
everytime i tune into your music i am never, ever disappointed.

you have the ability to freeze time, yet in a warm, cozy afghan blanket
woven of pure spirit.

this piece is nothing shy of wonderful. the two voices are subtle magic
together and a joy.

you are wise, my dear - and always amazing!

thank you!
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