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Jeff Anderson
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      I had the opportunity last night to see an amazing musician. His name is Singing Bear, and he sings permaculture. Singing Bear currently calls San Fransisco home, but travels the world bringing his songs of peace and regeneration to those who need it most. Any money he makes from playing shows goes to fund travel around the world bringing music into orphanages, schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, battered areas, warzones, beaches, colleges, and everywhere that he can. Any excess money he uses to buy musical instruments and other seeds of creative inspiration for those who can't afford them. Please check out his website at http://www.myspace.com/sacredsongbear and check out one of his shows if hes playing near you. you won't be disappointed.
 
                      
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Cassandra Robertson is another great permaculture singing musician. She is out of Corvalis but also tours the west coast. You can check her out at www.cassandrarobertson.com

I love all of her music but be sure to check our her title Hermana's Well.
 
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gotta give a shout out for Michael Pilarski, aka Skeeter. His songs have been breaking the ice, making us silly, and peppering up permaculture meet-ups in Washington state for years and years.

To hear those songs of his, and others, check out the event 'Singing Alive'. Usually in September, I'll post the website once it's up for 2009.
 
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A permie song for sure!!!

Bruce Cockburn's "If A Tree Falls"
 
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A traditional song that laments the loss of a great tree.

"Bonny Portmore" is an Irish traditional folk song which laments the demise of Ireland's old oak forests, specifically The Great Oak of Portmore, which fell in a windstorm in 1760 and was subsequently used for shipbuilding and other purposes. ~Wikipedia.



"...All the birds in the forest they bitterly weep
Saying, "Where shall we shelter or where shall we sleep?"
For the Oak and the Ash, they are all cutten down
And the walls of bonny Portmore are all down to the ground...."

A beautiful permies type song.
 
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Almeda Riddle - "I Love My Little Rooster" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtbPk5NsEQA

Almeda Riddle - " Go Tell Aunt Nancy" (her old grey goose is dead) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75lHFZu1v24
 
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Rick Roman wrote:Almeda Riddle - "I Love My Little Rooster" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtbPk5NsEQA

Almeda Riddle - " Go Tell Aunt Nancy" (her old grey goose is dead) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75lHFZu1v24


Rick, I am amazed you know of Almeda Riddle...We have a couple of her records. She is an Arkansan well known state wide for her traditional singing.
Maybe her "Froggy Went a-Courtin'" would fit here too if you could find it.
 
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Judith! I want your record collection! Seriously, your music comments have been awesome. Please keep posting. Almeda Riddle has sooo many great songs.... like Babes in the Woods, Will the Weaver, and Tom Shemans's Barroom. If you do find your "Granny" Riddle's records let me know the details, dates, record label, etc. The reason I ask is that there is many different versions of her songs. I found Froggy.... I will post them in the thread Music of the Moment.


 
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Welcome To Spivy's Corner - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S279NXu4t2E&feature=em-uploademail

Every year, on the third Saturday of June, in an otherwise sleepy borough of southeastern North Carolina known as Spivey's Corner (population 49), some 5,000-10,000 folks gather from far and wide to take part in the festivities and entertainment in the day-long extravaganza known as the National Hollerin' Contest.

Hollerin' is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans. It is a traditional form of communication used in rural areas before the days of telecommunications to convey long-distance messages. Evidence of hollerin', or derivations thereof such as yodeling or hunting cries, exists worldwide among many early peoples and is still be practiced in certain societies of the modern world. In one form or another, the holler has been found to exist in Europe, Africa and Asia as well as the US. Each culture used or uses hollers differently, although almost all cultures have specific hollers meant to convey warning or distress. Otherwise hollers exist for virtually any communicative purpose imaginable -- greetings, general information, pleasure, work, etc. The hollers featured at the National Hollerin' Contest typically fall into one of four categories: distress, functional, communicative or pleasure.
 
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Dave Mallet - Garden Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m0LewjkO4s


Inch by inch, row by row, I'm gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below 'til the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones, Man is made of dreams and bones
I feel the need to grow my own 'cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain, I'll find my way in nature's chain
I tune my body and my brain to the music from the land

Inch by inch, row by row, I'm gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below 'til the rain comes tumbling down

So plant your rows straight and long, temper them with prayer and song
Mother earth can keep you strong if you give her love and care
Now an old crow watching hungrily from his perch in yonder tree
In my garden I'm as free as that feathered thief up there

Inch by inch, row by row, I'm gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below 'til the rain comes tumbling

Inch by inch, row by row, someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below 'til the rain comes tumbling down



This is the version I remember as a child.


John Denver and the Muppets - Garden Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD022m0LewjkO4s&NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=D3FkaN0HQgs
 
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I love the "Garden Song" we have it sung by Arlo Guthrie on a CD with both Arlo and Pete Seeger...it's been going through my head lately during spring planting...Perfect choice!

How about "Homegrown" by Neil Young on "American Stars and Bars". Homegrown 'what' is open to interpretation.....


Homegrown's all right with me.
Homegrown is the way it should be.
Homegrown is a good thing.
Plant that bell and let it ring.

The sun comes up in the morning,
Shines that light around.
One day, without no warning,
Things start jumping up from the ground.

Well, homegrown's all right with me.
Homegrown is the way it should be.
Homegrown is a good thing.
Plant that bell and let it ring.
 
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Killer choice Judith!!!

Neil Young - Live at Farm Aid 1986 - HOMEGROWN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eetrxNlR-M
 
Diane Emerson
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I just found out about the Formidible Vegetable Sound System out of Australia. Fun, energetic, and coming to San Francisco and Portland soon. Take a look at this music video "Obtain Yourself a Yield" - I have never seen anything like it:


The current project is to make one of these for every permaculture principle. Yes!!

Here is their Music and current show schedule: Free Music Downloads for Formidable Vegetable Sound System
 
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This song came to mind after reading the Frugality posts on living without money.


Tim Buckley - Morning Glory - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgNxopvE3ro

This song, about a hobo who approaches the home of an individual and spurns the patronizing attitude of the homeowner, was inspired by Buckley's early childhood. He lived in a small southern California community that was adjacent to a hobo camp.

I lit my purest candle close to my
Window, hoping it would catch the eye
Of any vagabond who passed it by,
And I waited in my fleeting house

Before he came I felt the ancient fear.
As he neared I felt him drawing near;
That he had come to wound my door and jeer,
And I waited in my fleeting house

"Tell me stories," I called to the Hobo;
"Stories of old," I smiled at the Hobo;
"Stories of cold," I wept to the Hobo;
I waited in my fleeting house

"No," said the Hobo, "No more tales of time;
Don't ask me now to wash away the grime;
I can't come in 'cause it's too high a climb,"
And he stood before my fleeting house

"Then you be damned!" I screamed to the Hobo;
"Turn to stone," I wept to the Hobo;
"Leave me alone," I knelt to the Hobo;
And he walked away from my fleeting house
 
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Inch by inch, row by row, I'm gonna watch my garden grow ! - and I could hear Pete Segar's Voice note for note !

Less well known but in praise of Gardens and ripe tomatoes - There is a little number by Jay Unger and Molly Mason

" Home Grown Tomatoes " - and I can taste them ! Yah ! Jay and Molly ! Big AL
 
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Nice one, Rick...I love it when lyrics can stand alone as poetry.

Allen...I thought I had a 'Green Tomato' song to go with yours but I misremembered...it is 'Green Corn' by Terry Dene...off of a 78. I have no doubt it is on the internet somewhere
 
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Hi Allen, I bow in reverence to the great Pete Seeger. IMHO Pete Seeger ranks up there with MLK and Mahatma Gandhi.

Guy Clark - Homegrown Tomatoes (live 1983) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ4ucvJo2kk

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason - Home Grown Tomatoes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoDVEIUR4xs

Hope you don't mind me posting this fun garden song. Thanks


Terry Dene - Green Corn (1957) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlTQrUb61sQ

Judith, I have never heard of T. Dene.... Wow, what great Rockabilly! I'll be listening to him all day. Thanks!



 
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MY MOST Sincere Apologies, "Homegrown Tomatoes ' should be attributed to Guy Clark ! Sorry Mr. Clark, ( Jay & Molly sign it slightly more up tempo, and i like it best! )
 
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Rick Roman wrote:Hi Allen, I bow in reverence to the great Pete Seeger. IMHO Pete Seeger ranks up there with MLK and Mahatma Gandhi.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason - Home Grown Tomatoes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoDVEIUR4xs

Hope you don't mind me posting this fun garden song. Thanks


Judith, I couldn't find Terry Dene "green tomatoes". I have never heard of T. Dene.... Wow,what great Rockabilly! I'll be listening to him all day. Thanks!


It is 'Green Corn' The flip side is 'Start Movin' '
 
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Neighbors dog almost took out my hens today... Grrrr.

Johnny Cash - Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYNK8A_bXwA
 
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John Barleycorn by steeleye span. Though It is a folk classic, I prefer steeleye span's version best. It's about making Ale the old fashioned way.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlL9RCznuU8

 
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"Call Any Vegetable" off of 'Just Another Band from LA' The Mothers (of invention) 1971....Bizarre label/reprise MS 2075 (side 2)

I'll turn it up loud so you can hear



and the whole first side...."Billy The Mountain"



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How about this song " peppers and tomatoes "

Ralph McTell

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Jzk0W56ge1k

David
 
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David,

For whatever reason that link just takes me to the Youtube main page.

Anyway - I'm here to promote vegetable rights!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Smpu_JFxis

Although I suppose due to the lengthy intro to this CLASSIC properly might fall under the 'northwet humor' thread

1:25 to skip to the gold

Mushrooms are murder!
 
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"Words or Earnest " by Goose Creek Symphony :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeAV1YgmTZk

Good attitude adjustment tune for when the rat race gets you down . Can't help but to start singing this every time I drive through a big steel gate . Open or not .
 
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Goose Creek ...not everybody knows them and they are so good

...and 'Give Peas a Chance' is cracking me up...is that what started the bumper sticker or vice versa?


I think I found David's 'Peppers and Tomatoes" ....nice.




I think I did it...I have been blind to the 'youtube' button and keep clicking on 'URL" instead.
 
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I didn't go looking...someone sent it to me just now, we saw the live version at a concert...
 
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What about The Wurzels "Combine Harvester"? While combines aren't exactly permie, but the song is bad enough to make you want to turn the entire great plains back over to the buffalo.
 
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Judith,

I'm not sure. That skit was from the mid 90s. 95 or 96. Almost live ended up selling lots of their stuff to SNL and commercials. They're OG on many things out there. But 'give peas a chance' may have come about before or after without influence. Not sure. Diggin' the permie tunes though.
 
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