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Music Folk Song Sharing

The Three Folk Songs:

The Three Folk Songs Red River Valley (Canadian) by James J. Kerrigen Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree (British) by Jaromír Weinberger She wore a Yellow Ribbon (American) by George A. Norton

Red River Valley:

Red River Valley Folk song and Cowboy Music Also named as "Cowboy Love Song " and "In the Bright Mohawk Valley" Origin: known in before 1896 Played by a band and is a fast tempo song E xpresses the sorrow of a local man or woman whose lover can't take the harsh life in Texas and leaves him to return to Canada or Ontario

Red River Valley:

Red River Valley 4/4 Time Often played in A major Legato ( ♩ =78 ) Melody repeated for 7 times (6 times by vocal, 1 time by harmonica) No significant change in tempo Introduction s tarts with mp , then cresc . Melody part is mainy in mp . mf at the climax. They are playing with a guitar, piano, harmonica, accordion.

Music Score:

Music Score

Original Version (1926) by Bright Sherman Valley :

Original Version (1926) by Bright Sherman Valley LYRICS: From this valley they say you are going. We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile, For they say you are taking the sunshine That has brightened our pathway a while. So come sit by my side if you love me. Do not hasten to bid me adieu. Just remember the Red River Valley, And the one that has loved you so true.

Red River Rock (1959):

Red Rive r Rock (1959) Original Rock version Name Red River Valley Red River Rock Year 1926 1959 By Bright Sherman Valley Johnny and the Hurricane Style Traditional Rock Tempo mp f Instrument guitar, piano, harmonica, accordion. Guitar, bass, drum Achievements Became a hit in both the U.S. (#5) and in the UK (#3).

Version by Connie Francis (1963):

Version by Connie Francis (1963) Original 1963 version Name Red River Valley Red River Valley Year 1926 1963 By Bright Sherman Valley Connie Francis Style Traditional (Folk Song) Tempo mp mp Instrument guitar, piano, harmonica, accordion. Violin, Guitar, Achievements First recorded by female singer #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 #2 in both Hong Kong

Chinese Version:

Chinese Version Original Chinese version Name Red River Valley Hong He Gu Year 1926 2007 By Bright Sherman Valley Vivian Chow Style Traditional Tempo mp mp Instrument guitar, piano, harmonica, accordion. Vocal with piano accompany. Achievements Became a hit in both the U.S. (#5) and in the UK (#3).

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Famous British Folk Song which is composed by Jaromír Weinberger Original lyrics suggest irony Famous in Japan as Children’s song. Japanese version by Sakata Hiro (famous poet & musician)

Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree:

Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree In C major or D major 2/4 time ♩ =96 Melody repeated for five times It is a set of variations, with fugue, for orchestra. The fugue, which ends the work, has an eight-bar subject which finally joins contrapuntally with the original theme of the piece

Music Score:

Music Score

Original (1939) by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra(No Vocal):

Original (1939) by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra ( No Vocal ) A set of variations, with fugue, for orchestra .

(1948) Glenn Miller feat. Marion Hutton :

(1948) Glenn Miller feat. Marion Hutton Lyrics Under the spreading chestnut tree, Where I knelt upon my knee, We were as happy as could be, Under the spreading chestnut tree . Under the spreading chestnut tree, Where I knelt upon my knee, We were as happy as could be, Under the spreading chestnut tree .

Comparison between Original and Marion Hutton’s Version :

Comparison between Original and Marion Hutton’s Version Original 1963 version Name Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Year 1939 1948 By Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Glenn Miller feat. Marion Hutton’ Style Traditional (Folk Song) Traditional (jazz) Tempo mp mp Instrument Orchestra (no vocal) Trumpet, piano, drums, harmonica

2007 by アンジェラ・ピーチー (Angela Peachey):

2007 by ア ンジェラ・ピーチ ー (Angela Peachey) 大きな栗の木の下で ( ookina kurino kinoshitade ) Under the big chestnut tree あなたとわたし ( anata to watashi ) You and me 楽しくあそびましょう ( tanoshiku asobimashou ) Let’s have fun 大きな栗の木の下で ( ookina kurino kinoshitade ) Under the big chestnut tree 大きな栗の木の下で ( ookina kurino kinoshitade ) Under the big chestnut tree お話しましょう ( ohanashimashou ) Let’s talk みんなで輪になって ( minna de wani natte )Everyone make a circle 大きな栗の木の下で ( ookina kurino kinoshitade ) Under the big chestnut tree 大きな栗の木の下で ( ookina kurino kinoshitade ) Under the big chestnut tree 大きな夢を ( ookina yume ) A big dream 大きく育てましょう ( ookiku sodatemashou ) Is to grow 大きな栗の木の下で ( ookina kurino kinoshitade ) Under the big chestnut tree

Comparison between Original and Angela Peachey’s Version :

Comparison between Original and Angela Peachey’s Version Original Angela Peachey’s version Name Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree 大きな栗の木の下で ( eng : okina kuri no kinoshita de) Year 1939 2007 By Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Angela Peachey (Japanese nursery rhyme singer) Style Traditional (Folk Song) Nursery Rhyme tempo con brio (lively) scherzando (playful) Orchestra (no vocal) A ccapella

(2009) by Yukina Kinoshita for Meiji :

(2009) by Yukina Kinoshita f or Meiji Original Meijiversion Name Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Year 1939 1948 By Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Yukina Kinoshita ( 木下優樹菜 ) Style Traditional (Folk Song) Pop Instruments Orchestra Electronic keyboard, electric guitar Tempo Con brio (lively) energico (energetic) Length 3:15 00:30 Lyrics No vocal Lyrics rearranged (comparing to the Glenn Miller x Marion Hutton version) to fit in the commercial

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