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Santana – No One To Depend On Lyrics 10 years ago
yes one of my favorite santana songs. for me, it has an obsesive haunting quality and some humor at the same time as being very bluesy.

per the babblefish translator - spanish to english; no tengo a nadie = do not have to anybody.
that kind of adds a little twist to the lyrics i think. it might be a mantra of sorts. it's what you might say when you are very lonely and need to convince yourself that it is all as it should be.

what i have been wondering for years is what the opening lyrics are. it's just two words that i can't quite make out. it sounds like - satika teakyla. a reference to tequilla maybe? anyone know what that actually is or mean?




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Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man Lyrics 11 years ago
k i read your posts and would like to add...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Single by Donovan
B-side "Teen Angel"
Released May 1968 (UK)
June 1968 (U.S.)
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded April 3, 1968, CBS Studios, London, England[1]
Genre Psychedelic rock, folk rock, Acid Rock
Length 3:15
Label Pye
Epic (USA)
Writer(s) Donovan
Producer Mickie Most
Donovan UK singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(2/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Atlantis"
(1968)

Donovan USA singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(3/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Laléna"
(10/1968)




"Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish musician Donovan. It was written and recorded in early 1968 and released in May as a single and gave name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year. It reached #5 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK pop charts. The song was written for Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. MacLeod was in a Danish band at the time called Hurdy Gurdy.[2][3] The song features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura in it.

In the booklet that came with Donovan's 1992 double CD, Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976, Allan Holdsworth and Jimmy Page are listed as the electric guitar players and John Bonham and Clem Cattini as drummers on the recording. However, according to John Paul Jones, who arranged and played bass on the track (and also booked the session musicians), Clem Cattini played the drums and Alan Parker played the electric guitar.[4] The song was an anthem for free-spirited hippies at the time due to its psychedelic sound.

Chart positions were #4 UK Singles Chart; #5 Billboard Pop Singles (US); #3 Cash Box (US)

John Paul Jones, who with Page and Bonham later formed Led Zeppelin, was the musical director for the session. According to drummer Clem Cattini, the musicians who played on the song were:

Donovan - acoustic guitar
John Paul Jones - arrangement, musical director and bass guitar
Alan Parker - electric guitar
Clem Cattini - drums.
[5]

The session was produced by Mickie Most and engineered by Eddie Kramer.

In interviews with Keith Altham for the NME and Hit Parader, and Tony Wilson for Melody Maker,[2] Donovan explained he wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" as a gift for his friend and early guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. Donovan wanted MacLeod's band Hurdy Gurdy to record it. However, Donovan changed his mind about giving the song as gift and recorded his own version. Donovan claimed in an interview with Little Steven Van Zandt that he had originally hoped Jimi Hendrix would play on the song, but as he was unavailable, Jimmy Page played instead. Page has often been credited as playing electric guitar, which Donovan still maintains: Page, Jones and Cattini assert that it was Parker. Donovan's claim is documented in Hannes Rossacher's 2008 documentary Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan, where he asserts that "Hurdy Gurdy Man" ushered in the Celtic rock sound which would lead to Page, Jones, and Bonham going on to form Led Zeppelin soon afterwards.

ok here is some of my info.. now go call or visit one of your old friends :)

what a great song! i dedicate this post to my old fried buddy g.parker i forget your true name but we spent many a night blazin in the attic of yer mam & paps log cabin home in douglas bro! what haunts me about this song is what i found on the net...

The hurdy gurdy in Eastern Europe
The hurdy-gurdy has a well developed tradition in Eastern Europe, in particular in Hungary, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. In Ukraine it is known as the lira or relia. It was and still is played by professional, often blind, itinerant musicians known as lirnyky. Their repertoire is primarily para-religious in theme, although it includes many historic epics known as dumy and folk dances. Lirnyky were categorised as beggars by the Russian authorities and underwent harsh repressive measures if they performed in the streets of major cities until 1902, when the authorities were asked by ethnographers attending the 12th All-Russian Archaeological conference to stop persecuting them. In the 1930s this tradition was almost totally eradicated by the Soviet authorities when some 250-300 lirnyky were rounded up for an ethnographic conference and executed as a socially undesirable element in contemporary Soviet society. Today the instrument is undergoing a revival and is also being used in various ethnographic ensembles.


as my ol gramps used to say " jesus h frikin christ!!" ok i left out a curse word..
and furthermore...
Terminology
A person who plays the hurdy gurdy is called a hurdy gurdyist, hurdy gurdy player, or (particularly for players of French instruments) viellist.

Due to the prominence of the French tradition, many instrument and performance terms used in English are commonly taken from the French, and players generally need to know these terms to read relevant literature. Such common terms include the following:

trompette: the highest-pitched drone string that features the buzzing bridge
mouche: the drone string pitched a fourth or fifth below the trompette
petit bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the trompette
gros bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the mouche
chanterelle(s): melody string(s), also called chanters or chanter strings in English
chien: (literally "dog"), the buzzing bridge
tirant: a small peg set in the instrument’s tailpiece that is used to control the sensitivity of the buzzing bridge
sic Encyclopedia: Hurdy-gurdy
Top Home > Library > Entertainment & Arts > Music Encyclopedia
A string instrument bowed mechanically, with three main elements: a set of melody and drone strings, a resin-coated wooden wheel which acts as a bow, and a keyboard with tangents that bear on the strings when depressed.


In the Middle Ages the hurdy-gurdy (organistrum) was used in the teaching and performance of religious music. 12th-century pictures show it as fiddle-shaped with three strings, up to 2 m long, resting on the laps of two players (one operated the tangents, the other turned the wheel). Eight tangents provided a diatonic octave (with Bâ™­ as well as B) from C. The drone strings were an octave apart with the centre melody string a 4th or 5th below the higher. In the 13th century the instrument was smaller and played by one musician, often to accompany songs. It became established as a popular minstrel instrument. Its social standing has varied; in the 17th century it was a beggar's instrument. During the 18th, when ‘rusticity’ was in vogue, it saw an upsurge of popularity among the French aristocracy (as the vielle à voue), and pieces were written specially for it (e.g. Mozart's four German dances, k 602). Haydn wrote for a related instrument, the lira organizzata.

The hurdy-gurdy is usually viol-shaped, with two melody strings passing through the box housing the tangents. One of the drones causes its bridge to rattle. The instrument is slung around the neck and held so that the keys fall back into place after being released. The player can articulate rhythm with minute interruptions of the wheel's rotation while pressing the keys with the left-hand fingers.

The hurdy-gurdy is still played in parts of Europe as a folk instrument; variant forms include the Swedish nyckelharpa, played with a bow in place of the wheel.

have to say i love the ability to surf the net, wikipedia and this great forum where i can say what i want (hope it don't get deleted)!

submissions
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man Lyrics 11 years ago
ok i read your posts yet again and would like to add...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Single by Donovan
B-side "Teen Angel"
Released May 1968 (UK)
June 1968 (U.S.)
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded April 3, 1968, CBS Studios, London, England[1]
Genre Psychedelic rock, folk rock, Acid Rock
Length 3:15
Label Pye
Epic (USA)
Writer(s) Donovan
Producer Mickie Most
Donovan UK singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(2/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Atlantis"
(1968)

Donovan USA singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(3/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Laléna"
(10/1968)




"Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish musician Donovan. It was written and recorded in early 1968 and released in May as a single and gave name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year. It reached #5 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK pop charts. The song was written for Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. MacLeod was in a Danish band at the time called Hurdy Gurdy.[2][3] The song features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura in it.

In the booklet that came with Donovan's 1992 double CD, Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976, Allan Holdsworth and Jimmy Page are listed as the electric guitar players and John Bonham and Clem Cattini as drummers on the recording. However, according to John Paul Jones, who arranged and played bass on the track (and also booked the session musicians), Clem Cattini played the drums and Alan Parker played the electric guitar.[4] The song was an anthem for free-spirited hippies at the time due to its psychedelic sound.

Chart positions were #4 UK Singles Chart; #5 Billboard Pop Singles (US); #3 Cash Box (US)

John Paul Jones, who with Page and Bonham later formed Led Zeppelin, was the musical director for the session. According to drummer Clem Cattini, the musicians who played on the song were:

Donovan - acoustic guitar
John Paul Jones - arrangement, musical director and bass guitar
Alan Parker - electric guitar
Clem Cattini - drums.
[5]

The session was produced by Mickie Most and engineered by Eddie Kramer.

In interviews with Keith Altham for the NME and Hit Parader, and Tony Wilson for Melody Maker,[2] Donovan explained he wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" as a gift for his friend and early guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. Donovan wanted MacLeod's band Hurdy Gurdy to record it. However, Donovan changed his mind about giving the song as gift and recorded his own version. Donovan claimed in an interview with Little Steven Van Zandt that he had originally hoped Jimi Hendrix would play on the song, but as he was unavailable, Jimmy Page played instead. Page has often been credited as playing electric guitar, which Donovan still maintains: Page, Jones and Cattini assert that it was Parker. Donovan's claim is documented in Hannes Rossacher's 2008 documentary Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan, where he asserts that "Hurdy Gurdy Man" ushered in the Celtic rock sound which would lead to Page, Jones, and Bonham going on to form Led Zeppelin soon afterwards.

ok here is some of my info.. now go call or visit one of your old friends :)

what a great song! i dedicate this post to my old fried buddy g.parker i forget your true name but we spent many a night blazin in the attic of yer mam & paps log cabin home in douglas bro! what haunts me about this song is what i found on the net...

The hurdy gurdy in Eastern Europe
The hurdy-gurdy has a well developed tradition in Eastern Europe, in particular in Hungary, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. In Ukraine it is known as the lira or relia. It was and still is played by professional, often blind, itinerant musicians known as lirnyky. Their repertoire is primarily para-religious in theme, although it includes many historic epics known as dumy and folk dances. Lirnyky were categorised as beggars by the Russian authorities and underwent harsh repressive measures if they performed in the streets of major cities until 1902, when the authorities were asked by ethnographers attending the 12th All-Russian Archaeological conference to stop persecuting them. In the 1930s this tradition was almost totally eradicated by the Soviet authorities when some 250-300 lirnyky were rounded up for an ethnographic conference and executed as a socially undesirable element in contemporary Soviet society. Today the instrument is undergoing a revival and is also being used in various ethnographic ensembles.


as my ol gramps used to say " jesus h frikin christ!!" ok i left out a curse word..
and furthermore...
Terminology
A person who plays the hurdy gurdy is called a hurdy gurdyist, hurdy gurdy player, or (particularly for players of French instruments) viellist.

Due to the prominence of the French tradition, many instrument and performance terms used in English are commonly taken from the French, and players generally need to know these terms to read relevant literature. Such common terms include the following:

trompette: the highest-pitched drone string that features the buzzing bridge
mouche: the drone string pitched a fourth or fifth below the trompette
petit bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the trompette
gros bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the mouche
chanterelle(s): melody string(s), also called chanters or chanter strings in English
chien: (literally "dog"), the buzzing bridge
tirant: a small peg set in the instrument’s tailpiece that is used to control the sensitivity of the buzzing bridge
sic Encyclopedia: Hurdy-gurdy
Top Home > Library > Entertainment & Arts > Music Encyclopedia
A string instrument bowed mechanically, with three main elements: a set of melody and drone strings, a resin-coated wooden wheel which acts as a bow, and a keyboard with tangents that bear on the strings when depressed.


In the Middle Ages the hurdy-gurdy (organistrum) was used in the teaching and performance of religious music. 12th-century pictures show it as fiddle-shaped with three strings, up to 2 m long, resting on the laps of two players (one operated the tangents, the other turned the wheel). Eight tangents provided a diatonic octave (with Bâ™­ as well as B) from C. The drone strings were an octave apart with the centre melody string a 4th or 5th below the higher. In the 13th century the instrument was smaller and played by one musician, often to accompany songs. It became established as a popular minstrel instrument. Its social standing has varied; in the 17th century it was a beggar's instrument. During the 18th, when ‘rusticity’ was in vogue, it saw an upsurge of popularity among the French aristocracy (as the vielle à voue), and pieces were written specially for it (e.g. Mozart's four German dances, k 602). Haydn wrote for a related instrument, the lira organizzata.

The hurdy-gurdy is usually viol-shaped, with two melody strings passing through the box housing the tangents. One of the drones causes its bridge to rattle. The instrument is slung around the neck and held so that the keys fall back into place after being released. The player can articulate rhythm with minute interruptions of the wheel's rotation while pressing the keys with the left-hand fingers.

The hurdy-gurdy is still played in parts of Europe as a folk instrument; variant forms include the Swedish nyckelharpa, played with a bow in place of the wheel.

have to say i love the ability to surf the net, wikipedia and this great forum where i can say what i want (hope you read it right and it don't get deleted)!

submissions
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man Lyrics 11 years ago
ok i read your posts and would like to add...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Single by Donovan
B-side "Teen Angel"
Released May 1968 (UK)
June 1968 (U.S.)
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded April 3, 1968, CBS Studios, London, England[1]
Genre Psychedelic rock, folk rock, Acid Rock
Length 3:15
Label Pye
Epic (USA)
Writer(s) Donovan
Producer Mickie Most
Donovan UK singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(2/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Atlantis"
(1968)

Donovan USA singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(3/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Laléna"
(10/1968)




"Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish musician Donovan. It was written and recorded in early 1968 and released in May as a single and gave name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year. It reached #5 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK pop charts. The song was written for Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. MacLeod was in a Danish band at the time called Hurdy Gurdy.[2][3] The song features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura in it.

In the booklet that came with Donovan's 1992 double CD, Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976, Allan Holdsworth and Jimmy Page are listed as the electric guitar players and John Bonham and Clem Cattini as drummers on the recording. However, according to John Paul Jones, who arranged and played bass on the track (and also booked the session musicians), Clem Cattini played the drums and Alan Parker played the electric guitar.[4] The song was an anthem for free-spirited hippies at the time due to its psychedelic sound.

Chart positions were #4 UK Singles Chart; #5 Billboard Pop Singles (US); #3 Cash Box (US)

John Paul Jones, who with Page and Bonham later formed Led Zeppelin, was the musical director for the session. According to drummer Clem Cattini, the musicians who played on the song were:

Donovan - acoustic guitar
John Paul Jones - arrangement, musical director and bass guitar
Alan Parker - electric guitar
Clem Cattini - drums.
[5]

The session was produced by Mickie Most and engineered by Eddie Kramer.

In interviews with Keith Altham for the NME and Hit Parader, and Tony Wilson for Melody Maker,[2] Donovan explained he wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" as a gift for his friend and early guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. Donovan wanted MacLeod's band Hurdy Gurdy to record it. However, Donovan changed his mind about giving the song as gift and recorded his own version. Donovan claimed in an interview with Little Steven Van Zandt that he had originally hoped Jimi Hendrix would play on the song, but as he was unavailable, Jimmy Page played instead. Page has often been credited as playing electric guitar, which Donovan still maintains: Page, Jones and Cattini assert that it was Parker. Donovan's claim is documented in Hannes Rossacher's 2008 documentary Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan, where he asserts that "Hurdy Gurdy Man" ushered in the Celtic rock sound which would lead to Page, Jones, and Bonham going on to form Led Zeppelin soon afterwards.

ok here is some of my info.. now go call or visit one of your old friends :)

what a great song! i dedicate this post to my old fried buddy g.parker i forget your true name but we spent many a night blazin in the attic of yer mam & paps log cabin home in douglas bro! what haunts me about this song is what i found on the net...

The hurdy gurdy in Eastern Europe
The hurdy-gurdy has a well developed tradition in Eastern Europe, in particular in Hungary, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. In Ukraine it is known as the lira or relia. It was and still is played by professional, often blind, itinerant musicians known as lirnyky. Their repertoire is primarily para-religious in theme, although it includes many historic epics known as dumy and folk dances. Lirnyky were categorised as beggars by the Russian authorities and underwent harsh repressive measures if they performed in the streets of major cities until 1902, when the authorities were asked by ethnographers attending the 12th All-Russian Archaeological conference to stop persecuting them. In the 1930s this tradition was almost totally eradicated by the Soviet authorities when some 250-300 lirnyky were rounded up for an ethnographic conference and executed as a socially undesirable element in contemporary Soviet society. Today the instrument is undergoing a revival and is also being used in various ethnographic ensembles.


as my ol gramps used to say " jesus h frikin christ!!" ok i left out a curse word..
and furthermore...
Terminology
A person who plays the hurdy gurdy is called a hurdy gurdyist, hurdy gurdy player, or (particularly for players of French instruments) viellist.

Due to the prominence of the French tradition, many instrument and performance terms used in English are commonly taken from the French, and players generally need to know these terms to read relevant literature. Such common terms include the following:

trompette: the highest-pitched drone string that features the buzzing bridge
mouche: the drone string pitched a fourth or fifth below the trompette
petit bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the trompette
gros bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the mouche
chanterelle(s): melody string(s), also called chanters or chanter strings in English
chien: (literally "dog"), the buzzing bridge
tirant: a small peg set in the instrument’s tailpiece that is used to control the sensitivity of the buzzing bridge
sic Encyclopedia: Hurdy-gurdy
Top Home > Library > Entertainment & Arts > Music Encyclopedia
A string instrument bowed mechanically, with three main elements: a set of melody and drone strings, a resin-coated wooden wheel which acts as a bow, and a keyboard with tangents that bear on the strings when depressed.


In the Middle Ages the hurdy-gurdy (organistrum) was used in the teaching and performance of religious music. 12th-century pictures show it as fiddle-shaped with three strings, up to 2 m long, resting on the laps of two players (one operated the tangents, the other turned the wheel). Eight tangents provided a diatonic octave (with Bâ™­ as well as B) from C. The drone strings were an octave apart with the centre melody string a 4th or 5th below the higher. In the 13th century the instrument was smaller and played by one musician, often to accompany songs. It became established as a popular minstrel instrument. Its social standing has varied; in the 17th century it was a beggar's instrument. During the 18th, when ‘rusticity’ was in vogue, it saw an upsurge of popularity among the French aristocracy (as the vielle à voue), and pieces were written specially for it (e.g. Mozart's four German dances, k 602). Haydn wrote for a related instrument, the lira organizzata.

The hurdy-gurdy is usually viol-shaped, with two melody strings passing through the box housing the tangents. One of the drones causes its bridge to rattle. The instrument is slung around the neck and held so that the keys fall back into place after being released. The player can articulate rhythm with minute interruptions of the wheel's rotation while pressing the keys with the left-hand fingers.

The hurdy-gurdy is still played in parts of Europe as a folk instrument; variant forms include the Swedish nyckelharpa, played with a bow in place of the wheel.

have to say i love the ability to surf the net, wikipedia and this great forum where i can say what i want (hope it don't get deleted)!

submissions
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man Lyrics 11 years ago
ok i read your posts and would like to add...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Single by Donovan
B-side "Teen Angel"
Released May 1968 (UK)
June 1968 (U.S.)
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded April 3, 1968, CBS Studios, London, England[1]
Genre Psychedelic rock, folk rock, Acid Rock
Length 3:15
Label Pye
Epic (USA)
Writer(s) Donovan
Producer Mickie Most
Donovan UK singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(2/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Atlantis"
(1968)

Donovan USA singles chronology
"Jennifer Juniper"
(3/1968) "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1968) "Laléna"
(10/1968)




"Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish musician Donovan. It was written and recorded in early 1968 and released in May as a single and gave name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year. It reached #5 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK pop charts. The song was written for Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. MacLeod was in a Danish band at the time called Hurdy Gurdy.[2][3] The song features a harder rock sound than Donovan's usual material. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura in it.

In the booklet that came with Donovan's 1992 double CD, Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976, Allan Holdsworth and Jimmy Page are listed as the electric guitar players and John Bonham and Clem Cattini as drummers on the recording. However, according to John Paul Jones, who arranged and played bass on the track (and also booked the session musicians), Clem Cattini played the drums and Alan Parker played the electric guitar.[4] The song was an anthem for free-spirited hippies at the time due to its psychedelic sound.

Chart positions were #4 UK Singles Chart; #5 Billboard Pop Singles (US); #3 Cash Box (US)

John Paul Jones, who with Page and Bonham later formed Led Zeppelin, was the musical director for the session. According to drummer Clem Cattini, the musicians who played on the song were:

Donovan - acoustic guitar
John Paul Jones - arrangement, musical director and bass guitar
Alan Parker - electric guitar
Clem Cattini - drums.
[5]

The session was produced by Mickie Most and engineered by Eddie Kramer.

In interviews with Keith Altham for the NME and Hit Parader, and Tony Wilson for Melody Maker,[2] Donovan explained he wrote "Hurdy Gurdy Man" as a gift for his friend and early guitar mentor Mac MacLeod. Donovan wanted MacLeod's band Hurdy Gurdy to record it. However, Donovan changed his mind about giving the song as gift and recorded his own version. Donovan claimed in an interview with Little Steven Van Zandt that he had originally hoped Jimi Hendrix would play on the song, but as he was unavailable, Jimmy Page played instead. Page has often been credited as playing electric guitar, which Donovan still maintains: Page, Jones and Cattini assert that it was Parker. Donovan's claim is documented in Hannes Rossacher's 2008 documentary Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan, where he asserts that "Hurdy Gurdy Man" ushered in the Celtic rock sound which would lead to Page, Jones, and Bonham going on to form Led Zeppelin soon afterwards.

ok here is some of my info.. now go call or visit one of your old friends :)

what a great song! i dedicate this post to my old fried buddy g.parker i forget your true name but we spent many a night blazin in the attic of yer mam & paps log cabin home in douglas bro! what haunts me about this song is what i found on the net...

The hurdy gurdy in Eastern Europe
The hurdy-gurdy has a well developed tradition in Eastern Europe, in particular in Hungary, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. In Ukraine it is known as the lira or relia. It was and still is played by professional, often blind, itinerant musicians known as lirnyky. Their repertoire is primarily para-religious in theme, although it includes many historic epics known as dumy and folk dances. Lirnyky were categorised as beggars by the Russian authorities and underwent harsh repressive measures if they performed in the streets of major cities until 1902, when the authorities were asked by ethnographers attending the 12th All-Russian Archaeological conference to stop persecuting them. In the 1930s this tradition was almost totally eradicated by the Soviet authorities when some 250-300 lirnyky were rounded up for an ethnographic conference and executed as a socially undesirable element in contemporary Soviet society. Today the instrument is undergoing a revival and is also being used in various ethnographic ensembles.


as my ol gramps used to say " jesus h frikin christ!!" ok i left out a curse word..
and furthermore...
Terminology
A person who plays the hurdy gurdy is called a hurdy gurdyist, hurdy gurdy player, or (particularly for players of French instruments) viellist.

Due to the prominence of the French tradition, many instrument and performance terms used in English are commonly taken from the French, and players generally need to know these terms to read relevant literature. Such common terms include the following:

trompette: the highest-pitched drone string that features the buzzing bridge
mouche: the drone string pitched a fourth or fifth below the trompette
petit bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the trompette
gros bourdon: the drone string pitched an octave below the mouche
chanterelle(s): melody string(s), also called chanters or chanter strings in English
chien: (literally "dog"), the buzzing bridge
tirant: a small peg set in the instrument’s tailpiece that is used to control the sensitivity of the buzzing bridge
sic Encyclopedia: Hurdy-gurdy
Top Home > Library > Entertainment & Arts > Music Encyclopedia
A string instrument bowed mechanically, with three main elements: a set of melody and drone strings, a resin-coated wooden wheel which acts as a bow, and a keyboard with tangents that bear on the strings when depressed.


In the Middle Ages the hurdy-gurdy (organistrum) was used in the teaching and performance of religious music. 12th-century pictures show it as fiddle-shaped with three strings, up to 2 m long, resting on the laps of two players (one operated the tangents, the other turned the wheel). Eight tangents provided a diatonic octave (with Bâ™­ as well as B) from C. The drone strings were an octave apart with the centre melody string a 4th or 5th below the higher. In the 13th century the instrument was smaller and played by one musician, often to accompany songs. It became established as a popular minstrel instrument. Its social standing has varied; in the 17th century it was a beggar's instrument. During the 18th, when ‘rusticity’ was in vogue, it saw an upsurge of popularity among the French aristocracy (as the vielle à voue), and pieces were written specially for it (e.g. Mozart's four German dances, k 602). Haydn wrote for a related instrument, the lira organizzata.

The hurdy-gurdy is usually viol-shaped, with two melody strings passing through the box housing the tangents. One of the drones causes its bridge to rattle. The instrument is slung around the neck and held so that the keys fall back into place after being released. The player can articulate rhythm with minute interruptions of the wheel's rotation while pressing the keys with the left-hand fingers.

The hurdy-gurdy is still played in parts of Europe as a folk instrument; variant forms include the Swedish nyckelharpa, played with a bow in place of the wheel.

have to say i love the ability to surf the net, wikipedia and this great forum where i can say what i want (hope it don't get deleted)!

submissions
Cream – Pressed Rat And Warthog Lyrics 11 years ago
yes of course. mindless babbling...

submissions
Cream – Pressed Rat And Warthog Lyrics 12 years ago
been thinking about the pressed rat some more.
pressed indicates that he was carefully squished. as in firmly with a hot iron.

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Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love Lyrics 12 years ago
this is a beautiful song about sex and -- love of course -- my darling!
mr. clapton & cream -- i give you much thanks for this song.

It's getting near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I'll soon be with you my love
To give you my dawn surprise
I'll be with you, darling, soon
I'll be with you when the stars start falling
ok -- i always thought it was dose of pride.. but i guess it is dose of prize -- wtf? this guy thinks his dose is a prize to her! ok i guess i get it now...
anyway, what he is saying is that he has been working hard just to be with her and in fact he has worked all through the day and into the wee hours of the moring slaying dragons and his reward is to be with his one love. he reminds her that she is going to be seeing some stars falling soon.. after they are together. dawn surprise sounds a bit nasty. i sometimes wonder if this love thing is ellicit. regardless, stars will be falling and soon and there will be lots of them -- really -- stars will be falling from heaven and the lights are not going to be aware of what is going down.
there is a dirty vibe in this song. beautiful but dirty. even if it is dirty, it is still beautiful.

I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love
he has been waiting (not been with anyone else) and btw that sun (the center of his universe) is damn hot in case you weren't aware!

I'm with you, my love
yep, he has made it home (inside her) and they know each other now -- in the biblical sense.
it's the creaminator makin babies!

The light's shining through on you
she is so beautiful and he sees her in the magical light of thier true pagan love.

Yes, I'm with you, my love
It's the morning and just we two
I'll stay with you, darling, now
I'll stay with you 'til my seas are dried up
i truly doubt he actually owns a sea (in this reality at least), but sometimes seeds and sea can be thought of as the nearly the same things. whoever else might have been there is not there now. they are going to be busy for a while yet - until those seas are good and dry.

I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love
again, this is a love song, he is telling his darling that he needs her love and being with her is the meaning of his life -- his purpose. like those stars that fell, the sunshine of her love is a magical experience.

I'm with you, my love
The light's shining through on you
Yes, I'm with you, my love
It's the morning and just we two
I'll stay with you, darling, now
I'll stay with you 'til my seas are dried up
they are still getting busy, he wants to reassure her. don't worry, i love you and won't be leaving. you are my darling and i exist for you. give yourself to me and btw i have these seas that need drying up.
she couldn't shake him off even if she wanted to. he is crazy for her and don't even know how to say it!

I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love.
he truly needs to be with his lover.

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Aerosmith – Train Kept A-Rollin' Lyrics 12 years ago
ok -- again -- why this song is so loved -- it is sex, drugs, rock and roll and relates to million$.
aND eros=love myth=famous tale or just some guys that make arrows if you prefer..

Well on a train I met a dame
a train is a sexual term and a dame is a not so good girl (a trollop even ;).

She rather handsome we kinda looked the same
omg! he's doin his soul mate!

She was pretty from New York City
this dame was damn nice, knew what she was doing (sophisticated from queens or whatever)..

I'm walkin' down that old fair lane
or moving from the front to the back seat and then maybe even doin it in the back seat ya think?

I'm in heat I'm in love
But I just couldn't tell her so
would you be able to do this in traffic?

I said train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
With a heave and a ho
But I just couldn't tell her so no no no
he could pound it but he wished he had done more.

Well get along
Sweet little woman get along
On your way get along
Sweet little woman get along
On your way
I'm in heat I'm in love
But I just couldn't tell her so, no, no, no
wished he did do more, but is rationalized as a pure sex type thing. he acknowledges her beauty doesn't expect anything else. she is gone and doesn't think there is any chance of being together ever again.
so sad!

Yeah...train I met a dame
She rather handsome we kinda looked the same
A she were pretty from New York City
I'm walkin' down that old fair lane
I'm in heat I'm in love
But I just couldn't tell her so

I said train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
I'm in heat with a ho
But I just couldn't tell her...na na na na

Well get along
Sweet little woman get along
On your way get along
Sweet little woman get along
On your way
I'm in heat I'm in love
But I just couldn't tell her...well na na

Well we made a stop in Albuquerque
damn that sounds like quite a train ride!

She must'a thought I was a real cool jerk
no doubt!!
Climbin' off the train and lookin' handsome
Lookin' so good jack couldn't let it go
Ooooh...but I just couldn't tell her so

I said train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
Train kept a-rollin' all night long
I'm in heat I'm in love
But I just couldn't tell her...na na no

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Aerosmith – Seasons Of Wither Lyrics 12 years ago
one of my all time favorites.
it's about sex, drugs, rock and roll. clearly related to that part of our culture...

Blues hearted lady sleepy was she
she was born into a hard world and -- was -- so hard she was actually bored with it all.
might have decided to sacrifice herself to sex and drugs.

Love for the devil brought her to me
she is selfish and evil, we were meant for each other. i am bored also and i will gladly help you sacrifice yourself. btw you asked for this and now you are getting it.

Sea's of a thousand drawn to her sin
Seasons of wither holdin' me in
everyone (well a thousand anyways) wants her, wants to be inside her. sea's of a thousand might be a military naval gang bang type thing or it might actually be seeds of copulation (i'm not sure of difference really).
i love her evil ways and it is so damn cold out there, so please don't blame me for my actions.

Ooh woe is me I feel so badly for you
Ooh woe is me I feel so sadly for you
In time bound to lose your mind
Live on borrowed time
Take the wind right out of your sail
yep, you are high/addicted/sacraficed and now you are getting it good and i do feel sorry for you, but you made your choice and yes it is a sad thing that you are in this state. taking the wind right out of your sails -- adds a real spacey/death type vibe.


Fireflies dance in the heat of
Hound dogs that bay at the moon
My ship leaves in the midnight
Can't say I'll be back too soon
i love the way this all flows together.
so there are these little fairy things dancing on hound dogs (horny dogs maybe). and that is just a very natural thing for the lil fairies to do. he is on a secret mission and is going to be gone very soon. in fact he don't really care and is just going to leave so don't expect him to pay for consequences.

They awaken far far away
Heat of my candle show me the way
Sea's of a thousand drawn to her sin
Seasons of wither holdin' me in

yep, when those guys wake up, they won't be anywhere near the scene of the crime. they just did what they needed to do and it isn't really their fault because she was evil anyway.


Ooh woe is me I feel so badly for you
Ooh woe is me I feel so sadly for you
In time bound to lose your mind
Live on borrowed time
Take the wind right out of your sail

not that there won't be any nightmares...

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Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl Lyrics 12 years ago
I wanna live with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

yep, a cinnamon girl is an indian girl -- land of the poppy, peace and understandin. from wikipedia "The name cinnamon comes from Greek kinnámōmon, itself ultimately from Phoenician. The botanical name for the spice–Cinnamomum zeylanicum–is derived from Sri Lanka's former (colonial) name, Ceylon.[2]"

make no mistake -- neil is very popular with the sex, drugs and rock & roll crew. think there might be a reason for that? one of my all time favorite artists.

A dreamer of pictures I run in the night
You see us together, chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.
she trips with me, my beautiful gift of the gods. we both love to trip. a cinnamon girl is a trippy, hippy girl -- well i can dream anyways ;)

Ten silver saxes, a bass with a bow
The drummer relaxes and waits between shows
For his cinnamon girl.
there is some deep meaning here (10+1+1 or some wierd formula you will most likely only understand if you are a genius or high on psychedelics)true love you know -- any hard working guy will be waitin for his cinnamon girl any time he can and as often as he can. a cinnamon girl loves hard rock, etc.

A dreamer of pictures I run in the night
You see us together, chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.

and not just once, but several times we did this fun chasing our dreams thing.

Pa sendt me money now
I'm gonna make it somehow
I need another chance
You see your baby loves to dance
Yeah...yeah...yeah.
yep, he sendt it (we got the money however we could) and we danced & danced & danced & danced until the sacred cows came home.

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Cream – Sitting on Top of the World (Mississippi Sheiks cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
this is a blues song fo sure. not really much else to it.. pure & simple..
it is about rationalization of your relationship or life falling apart -- it's about survival and what you will do to survive. you will do damn near anything won't you -- you blood sucking vampires!
this is a beautiful song.

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Cream – As You Said Lyrics 12 years ago
according to my six year old granddaughter this is a sad song...
having been deserted by her mom, i think she would know.

Let's go down to where it's clean
yeah right, that's hardly possible, but the direction is -- down and there are no worries there...

To see the time that might have been.
*sick laugh* yo sun -- it be to late for that now..

The tides have carried off the beach.
As you said,
The sun is out of reach.
i'm afraid that this is a simple fact of lice.
the tides are contolled by the moon -- daughter of a passionate love child and the beach is where we live
no way, no way to be happy now. you frickin bitch, hope it was worth it *sarcasm*...

Let's go back to where it's clean
To see what year it might have been.
The roads have carried off the smiles.
As you said,
To judge them at the trials.
you know those happy times we could have had? well you took the wrong path and there is no way they are ever going to happen now..
i hope it was worth it to you. tell it to the judge you stupid tw__!

Let's go back to now that's bad
To see the time we might have had.
The rails have carried off the trains.
As you said,
I'll never come again, again, again, again.
boohoo! let's call the wahmbulance.. not that what you want even matters. as if you really care about how your actions have affected my beautiful granddaughters.

well - - i guess love is a powerful thing. don't let anyone get in the way of your animal instinct- - ok?

kharma is a bitch! great song!

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Cream – Pressed Rat And Warthog Lyrics 12 years ago
ever wonder why artists have to speak in riddles?

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Cream – Pressed Rat And Warthog Lyrics 12 years ago
This song at first seems like an amuusing fairy tale type of thing.
like many great songs, i suppose it could have many meanings to many different people.
the main characters are pressed rat and warthog. two fanciful creatures to be sure.
it's preceded by "as you said" and followed by "politician" on the Wheels of Fire album.
here's what i think...

Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop,
They didn't want to - 'twas all they had got.
pressed rat conjures an image of a flat evil rat that was squished under the tires of a passing vehicle (a tank maybe) or something. he might be a creature that represents the media. don't you feel sorry for him? they will do anything for money you know and look quite disgusting to anyone that bothers to look at them. rat's partner warthog might represent colonialsim or possibly the nobility or the finacial establishment (dipshit bankers). regardless, they are friends and in business together and are being forced (they didn't want to) to close down their shop (boo hoo). not sure if they are sleeping together in the same bed, but they might have been.

Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
And Pressed Rat's collection of dog legs and feet.
apples are the biblical fruit of knowledge and any noble, banker or churchman will know that.
atonal means (i think) church dogma or some kind of monotone fruit of knowledge - whatever they want you to belive. amplified heat -- i take to mean something that is hot that is made even hotter -- hell for example - what they want you to believe. dog legs -- not sure about you, but i pity those poor dogs that ended up having their legs ripped off by the press. feet, well not quite so bad but still painful in the extreme.

Sadly they left, telling no one goodbye.
yes, of course they didn't tell anyone goodbye. that would raise quite a few questions i should think.
no doubt they were sad, giving up their profits.

Pressed Rat wore red jodhpurs - Warthog a striped tie.
these strange creatures dressed like humans! how wierd is that? jodhpurs are from the colony of india or se asia i think and the media was making people think whatever the financial folks wanted them to...
striped tie is a very normal thing for a banker or person of nobility might wear.

Between them, they carried a three-legged sack,
this is a very heavy sack (containing gonads and all) and obviously needs three legs to even be carried.
could be a huge pile of dough (gold, bootie, whatever).

Went straight round the corner and never came back.
they are still there though. you just might not be able to see them.
oh don't worry though -- they are truly gone for good children (*cough*)

Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop.
yeah, they are gone for sure so don't even worry for a minute.

The bad captain madman had told them to stop
the people won't put up with them, so it doesn't make financial sense to stay in business.
so this evil military man made them stop. even though your cousin is in the army, they are still evil *snicker* and made the two cute lil animals close up their shop. nothing wrong with that unless you are a banker/noble or child of a banker/noble..

Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
And pressed rat's collection of dog legs and feet.
oh that again.

The bad captain madman had ordered their fate.
yep, it's all that bad captain madman's fault -- also part of the big plan (we are in good hands).
He laughed and stomped off with a nautical gate.
sailed off he did. i can just picture him laughing all the way to the bank on his yacht.

The gate turned into a deroga tree
well no one likes this typo, but so what?! we are only human after all...

And his pegleg got woodworm and broke into three.
oh no! whatever shall the captain do now. not to worry, he's got three legs now (see above).
woodworm is just what happens if you don't take care of business properly after all...

Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop,
They didn't want to - 'twas all they had got.
Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
And Pressed Rat's collection of dog legs and feet.
yeppers, same ol same ol...

great song that was composed during the late 60's - vietnam era -- and i think hit home with lots of folks. vietnam wasn't an isolated case of colonialism. still going on in africa -- home of the ugly warthog...

this song inspired me to open an account on this forum. just putting my thoughts out there and exercising my freedom of speech you kinow. typical heavy cream...

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Stone Temple Pilots – Wicked Garden Lyrics 12 years ago
this is a song about a vampire named krystal that plays ultima online.
it is a song about the club pick up scene.
it's a song about vampire hunters driving a stake through her beautiful heart!!!

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