The band's eleventh studio album, 's Pollinator , charted at number 4 in the United Kingdom. Harry learned of her adoption at four years old, and in the late s, located her birth mother, a concert pianist,  who chose to not establish a relationship with her. Harry attended Hawthorne High School , graduating in In the late s, Harry began her musical career as a backing singer for the folk rock group The Wind in the Willows ,  which released an eponymous album in on Capitol Records.
Shortly thereafter, the band added guitarist Chris Stein , who became her boyfriend. Shortly thereafter, Harry and Stein formed Blondie , named after the catcall men often directed at Harry after she bleached her hair blonde. With her beauty, daring choice of clothing, and two-tone bleached-blonde hair, Harry quickly became a punk icon. In June , Blondie was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Harry's persona, combining cool sexuality with streetwise style, became so closely associated with the group's name that many came to believe "Blondie" was the singer's name.
The difference between the individual Harry and the band Blondie was emphasized by a "Blondie is a group" button campaign by the band in Blondie released their self-titled debut album in ; it peaked at No.
Riding the crest of disco's domination, the track made No. It also reached No. Autoamerican UK No. Blondie had further No. During this time, both Harry and Stein befriended graffiti artist Fab Five Freddy , who introduced them to the emerging hip-hop scene in the Bronx. Freddy is mentioned in "Rapture" but is played by Jean-Michel Basquiat in the video.
Harry was immortalized by Andy Warhol in , who produced a number of artworks of her image from a single photoshoot at the Factory. The artist created a small series of four acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas portraits of the star in different colors, as well as Polaroids and a small number of rare silver gelatin prints from the shoot. Stein was also present that day to capture Warhol photographing Harry in a series of his own photographs, exhibited in in London.
Harry said of her relationship with Warhol, "I think the best thing [Andy Warhol] taught me was always to be open to new things, new music, new style, new bands, new technology and just go with it. Never get mired in the past and always accept new things whatever age you are. In , Harry issued a press release to clarify that her name was not "Debbie Blondie" or "Debbie Harry" but rather Deborah Harry, though Harry later described her character in the band as being named "Blondie", as in this quote from the No Exit tour book:.
Hi, it's Deb. You know, when I woke up this morning I had a realization about myself. I was always Blondie. People always called me Blondie, ever since I was a little kid.
What I realized is that at some point I became Dirty Harry. I couldn't be Blondie anymore, so I became Dirty Harry. Harry began her solo career with the album KooKoo The album's cover art was controversial, and many stores refused to stock it. Giger who also created the album's front cover featuring Harry's face with metal skewers through it. The single reached No. After a year-long hiatus, Blondie regrouped and released their sixth studio album, The Hunter The album was not as successful as their previous works, and a world tour was cut short due to slow ticket sales.
It was around this time that Stein also fell seriously ill with the rare autoimmune disease pemphigus. His illness, along with declining record sales and internal struggles, caused the band to split up. After Blondie split up in , Harry's solo output slowed down as she cared for ailing partner Chris Stein. She released the single "Rush Rush" in produced by Giorgio Moroder and taken from the film Scarface , but it was commercially unsuccessful. The same year, Harry had a leading role in David Cronenberg 's body horror film Videodrome , playing the sadomasochistic lover of a television producer who uncovers an underground video output of snuff films.
A vivid, smallish part can either anchor or undo a risky, conceptually spiky film like David Cronenberg's viscerally deranged phantasia: Harry's presence grounds it in acute, self-aware reality. A new single, "Feel The Spin" taken from the film Krush Groove , was released as a limited 12" single in , but it was unsuccessful. In , Harry released her second solo album, called Rockbird , which peaked at No. In , Harry starred opposite Alec Baldwin in the comedy mystery film Forever, Lulu , playing the title character.
It was their first collaboration since the Blondie album The Hunter. Her next solo venture was the album Def, Dumb and Blonde in Icon Is Love CD. Practice What You Preach 2. There It Is 3. The Time Is Right 5. Baby's Home 6. Come On 7.
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Ultimate Collection CD. Let The Music Play 4. Sho'be Right 7. Come On 9. Just The Way You Are Right Night Love's Theme Let the Music Play CD. Let The Music Play 2. Love Serenade Part I 5. Look At Her 9. Love Serenade Part Ii. Gold CD. I have had this book for many years, but as I do not sight read music, it is only since I have been able to write the score out using MuseScore 3 that I have been able to hear the more obscure songs in the book. I have created my own chord progression for accompaniment.
Guitar: Forty Miles Including lyrics and chords My song today from the BBC programme "Singing Together" is a very familiar story in folk music with various twists at the end. Among the footnotes in Joe Offers' archive of songs from Singing Together is the following: "The earliest English version of this delightful piece is a street ballad issued in the reign of James II under the title of John's Earnest Request; Or, Betty's Compassionate Love extended to him in a time of distress.
Brooksby between and , can be seen at "Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads". You might wonder why I play this in the key of D but use my capo at the second fret and use chords for the key of C. The reason for this is that the key of D suits my voice better than C, but I am able to pick out the accompaniment better using the C chords.
I have uploaded songs with this same title or a variant on it previously, but have not come across this version. The other song "The Foggy Dew" is an Irish song totally unrelated to this story. May Frank Purslow's notes follow: Another old favourite, but now sung mostly around the folk clubs; traditional versions are hard to come by these days.
A great many people have sought to invest the "foggy dew" with some sort of symbolism. What meaning the phrase does have seems fairly obvious, and I feel quite sure that country singers who sang this song did so without a thought for any hidden meanings.
With all due respect to A. Lloyd, I find his "Bugaboo" theory as unconvincing as the rest. What if one of Bell's Tynesiders did ascribe the girl's fear to the mock-ghostly "Bogle-bo"? It probably merely indicates that one singer, at least, preferred his songs' sentiments to be rationalised - or else he had a higher-developed sense of humour than his neighbours. As "The Foggy Dew" the song appeared on late 18th century English broadsides.
My own theory - which, if true, would probably prove A. Lloyd right! The tune is Gentle Maiden, which Edward Bunting got from a Miss Murphy of Dublin, in many songs have subsequently been set to it. Play it faster and its close relationship to Rosin the Beau becomes clear. The tune-family that includes both goes back a fair way in both Ireland and Britain, but Bunting's opinion that it is "ancient" and "pure Irish" was based solely on his theories on the structure of Irish melody, which Alfred Moffat The Minstrelsy of Ireland, 4th edition, nd [the 1st edition was ], note to Thomas Moore's 'Oh!
Love is a hunter boy' described as "often refuted"; and in those days "refuted" still meant "disproven". Autoharp: Sand Including lyrics and chords A post from one of my friends from Moniaive in Scotland, Maggie MacBean , drew my attention to this song which must have passed me by in my younger days as I do not recall it and I loved Nancy Sinatra. For my attempt at the song, having no female partner to sing it with, I have sung the male part in as low a register as I can manage, then sung the female part an octave higher.
In the annotations, the male part is printed in white lettering, the female in pink. It has been set to many tunes, this one being the one shown in the BBC programme "Singing Together" summer pamphlet. The first one is identical with one obtained in Yorkshire by Mr Kidson. In the original the lover betrayed by Flora stabs to the heart the "lord of high degree" who has supplanted him - "I walked up to my rival with a dagger in my hand, And seized him from my false love, and bid him boldly stand; Then, mad with desperation, I swore I'd pierce his breast, And I was betrayed by Flora, the Lily of the West.
And the ballad winds up - "Although she swore my life away, she still disturbs my rest. I must ramble for my Flora, the Lily of the West" I have thought it well to cut out the murder and the trial. The ballad has clearly an Irish origin, what air is used in Ireland I am unable to say. It has been generally accepted that the ending of a phrase on the same three notes is characteristic Irish music.
It is not more so than English folk airs. There Henry Hawken, sexton at Mickalstow, hard by, acquired it, and from him the first melody was taken down as well as by the Rev. Wyon, vicar of St Issey, in The tune given here is as collected from Matthew Baker.
Graves with music by C. Stanford and published in the Autumn pamphlet, though the song was originally published in "The Irish Song Book" in I uploaded another song with this same title, but it was a more recent composition written by Liam Reilly and although the title is the same, the two songs refer to different times; Graves' song relating to events of the seventeenth century while Reilly's song refers to the twentieth century. Stanford's melody was also used for another song I have uploaded some time ago, namely "The Boys of Wexford".
The chords shown in the annotations work for strumming, but may not be exactly what I am playing finger-style. Autoharp: Gartan Mother's Lullaby Including lyrics and chords Today is my friend Corinna's birthday and as she is very fond of this song, I thought I would upload this version especially for her. Hughes collected the traditional melody in Donegal the previous year and Campbell wrote the lyrics.
The song is a lullaby by a mother, from the parish of Gartan in County Donegal. The song refers to a number of figures in Irish mythology, places in Ireland and words in the Irish language. Aoibheall, pronounced "ee-val" commonly known as Aoibhinn the Beautiful, is the queen of the Northern Fairies. The Green Man, or Fear Glas in Irish it is said if you see him in the morning, "no ill follows"; but if at night, death or some other terrible misfortune will surely overtake you.
He is sometimes called Fear Liath, or the Grey Man. Siabhra, is a generic term for an Irish fairy of any kind. In ancient writings the Tuatha de Danann, or little magicians of the Pagan Irish, were called "siabhra" without distinction. Tearmann, Irish for Termon, a village near Gartan in Donegal. Leanbhan, is an old Irish word for little child.
This song is not within my comfort zone, but I have given it a go anyway though my attempt at an instrumental break is nothing like the one you will find in Travis's own performance.
Notes: Approved by Publisher as being avalaible to public. As the song is from the Catskills, it seems likely that the "Greenville" mentioned in verse one must have been Greenville Town on the northern border of Greene County, New York, in the United States. As this song only has three verses, I chose to repeat the first verse at the end to lengthen it.
No further information is given. Well, if you don't know how to make a good cup of tea, here's how to do it. As usual, I have devised my own chord progression for the song. The following are from the footnotes to the song in the pamphlet: Source: Randolph, V, This is sometimes attributed to Sir John Moffat. As with most of the songs from the "Singing Together" pamphlets, I have made my own chord progression for my interpretation of the song.
The footnotes in the publication read: Source: Randolph, V, See Tolman and Eddy for detailked references and an Ohio fragment. Cox prints two West Virginia texts. In some versions of the ballad Willie does not die - as is implied by by the final lines of the sixth stanza of this text - but is reunited with Mary in the concluding verses.
Autoharp: Happy Wanderer Including lyrics and chords Jan's challenge for July is for songs about our hobbies. Apart from singing and playing various musical instruments, my main hobbies are walking and photography.
I thought this song covers all bases so to speak as I love singing, playing the autoharp and the camera I filmed this on is the one I use to take photographs on my walks. The original text was written by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund — The work is often mistaken for a German folk song, but it is an original composition. She adapted Sigismund's words for her choir. In , a BBC radio broadcast of the choir's winning performance at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod turned the song into an instant hit.
On January 22, , the song entered the UK singles chart and stayed on the chart—only a Top 12 at the time—for 26 non-consecutive weeks, peaking at Number 2 for five consecutive weeks. The amateur choir, many of whose original members were war orphans, turned into an international phenomenon in the following years. The group performed on many international tours under the name Obernkirchen Children's Choir and recorded several albums.
Folk Tunes Number in the Roud Folk Song Index, though it seems likely that the songs listed under also belong with it. X compiled and edited by Ewan MacColl, states that Farewell to Tarwathie was written by " George Scroggie, one time miller at Federate in the parish of New Deer Aberdeenshire wrote this song in the early eighteen fifties". As with most of the songs from this collection that I have attempted, I have made my own chord progression for it. Guitar: Maid of Monterey Including lyrics and chords A request from subscriber "Athul08" introduced this song to me.
A young Mexican maiden tends lovingly to wounded and dying soldiers even though they were her country's enemies. For my interpretation of the song, I have used a simple finger-style accompaniment and devised my own chord progression for it.
Norman Macleod. In a "Discussion" section of Joe Offer's collection of songs from Singing Together is the following: "These words, attributed to my great grand father are a poor bastardization of his originals.
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