Anon - The Sick Tune

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Anon - The Sick Tune

Post by lucy » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:29 pm

This one has such a charming title! Well, it is rather somber. :|

Please let me know what you think.

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Re: Dowland, John - The Sick Tune

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:14 pm

Again very nice, Lucy! :merci: :bravo: :bye:
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Re: Dowland, John - The Sick Tune

Post by Paul Janssen » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:36 pm

Very nice Lucy. Well done. The more I hear Dowland's music the more I realise that I really should learn to play some of these tunes. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Dowland, John - The Sick Tune

Post by RHSOldboy » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:32 am

This one certainly more melancholy, Lucy, but very nice, controlled playing. I don't think the "old timers" would be doing a jig to this - if anything, a much more stately dance!
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Re: Dowland, John - The Sick Tune

Post by pogmoor » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:24 pm

Apparently the tune, and the name The Sick Tune relate to the words:

"It befell at Martin Mass,
When the weather waxed cold,
Captain Carr said to his men,
We must go and take a hold.

Sick, Ah Sick and Very Sick,
And Sick and Like to Die,
The sickest night that I abode,
Good Lord, Have Mercy on me."

from the Child ballad Captain Carr (No. 178 in 'English and Scottish Popular Ballads')

As discussed here, viewtopic.php?f=48&t=56899#p621778, neither the tune, not its setting have any connection to Dowland.

Nicely played, though; you give it a real melancholy sound; there s a temptation to play it faster, when it can sound unduly cheerful!
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Re: Dowland, John - The Sick Tune

Post by lucy » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:04 pm

Thanks for commenting everyone. I appreciate it. :)

OK. This piece is also not by Dowland. Thanks for the information about it Eric. That poem makes me feel even more grateful for our health service! I'll change the title of this piece to Anon.
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