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10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« on: Thursday, May 19 2011 11:34AM GMT-1 »
Hi all,

If anyone was at the S&B 10th anniversary party, and saw Eliza Carthy, please help! She played a wonderful tune, on which she sang, which had lyrics whose sentiment was something along the lines of "looking after your son/my son/my children" or similar. Anyone know what that tune was, and what its title is, please?

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 12:57PM GMT-1 »
I know the one you - it starts off about washing the child's feet, yes? I've heard her do it before, with her Dad at Nettlebed. She introduced it as a lullaby. Not sure it's traditional, or one of hers, or of the name though, sorry. Sure someone else on here will be able to help further!
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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 01:00PM GMT-1 »
That's the one!

The song title would be amaaaazing if anyone could help...

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 01:29PM GMT-1 »


You could go on Twitter and ask her (@elizacarthy), or email her website?
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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 01:44PM GMT-1 »
I think it's called Thursday, but I don't know why.  It's beautiful, isn't it - makes me go a bit teary.  I've decided to go and see her at some point during her Neptune tour.  So much for trying to save money.   ::)

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 02:00PM GMT-1 »
I think it's called The Washing Song - http://conniekaldorusa.com/washing_song.htm It sounds like a North-Eastern song, but I could be wrong.
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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 02:07PM GMT-1 »
Yes, Ollie, that's it!  Where did I get Thursday from???

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 02:47PM GMT-1 »
Think you are thinking of the one on her new album, Carolyn, where she's got to go on tour and she's hidden her suitcase as it upsets the baby. She thinks it's Thursday and that she still has a day to go, but it's  Friday and they come to collect her. Obviously a song from life there!

Both are beautiful songs.

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 05:04PM GMT-1 »
You're all fantastic - I'll check it out!!

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 05:07PM GMT-1 »
Yes, you're right too, Maureen!  That one DID make me cry when I saw her do it at the Stables.

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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, May 19 2011 08:31PM GMT-1 »
Hello and welcome Flywheel  :) Lots of newcomers today!
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Re: 10th Anniv. party - Eliza Carthy question
« Reply #11 on: Monday, May 23 2011 09:59PM GMT-1 »
I'm pretty sure when I've heard Eliza do it before she said it was a Manx song - she did some project that involved learning some Manx songs I think, and this was her favourite...
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