Adam Chance

Know any good Blacksmithing songs?

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In an old song book I have sheet music and words to Blacksmith Boogie. I'll try to work on it if I can find it and maybe put a recording on here. I'm a better fiddler/musician than blacksmith. Last year at the Mt Hood Meadows Western States Conference we put together a blacksmith band. Folks decided to call us the "Clinkers". Had great fun!!!

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Ella Mae Morse, one of my fave singers, renders The Blacksmith Blues about a Kentucky horseshoer. I was in my teens when she came out with it in 1952. Her many other songs I liked, but especially Cow Cow Boogie and Mister Five by Five. She thrived in the big band era (my era)!

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Ella Mae Morse, one of my fave singers, renders The Blacksmith Blues about a Kentucky horseshoer. I was in my teens when she came out with it in 1952. Her many ohter songs I liked, but especially Cow Cow Boogie and Mister Five by Five. She thrived in the big band era (my era)!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqTGdnifJco

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This one's hilarious, gotta watch the video!



My favourite is the first.
"Sure I dream as the hammer strikes the anvil
And I dream as the sparks light on the floor,
Of my blue-eyed turtledove,
She's the only girl I love,
As she stood outside that good ol' smithy door."

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I've heard this one at ren fairs....
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=with%20a%20gingle%20bang%20jingle&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CEUQtwIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DoGjz_DUAcdw&ei=C2imULSkDa3SiAKE1IGADw&usg=AFQjCNEKZuxdRrqwzsp7nmcP-d8Dl-dsIQ

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I never have understood why "The Blacksmith" Is usually sung mostly by men. The first line is "A blacksmith courted me". Seems it should be by a woman:





I like it by Sheila Chandra better, but you'll have to search for that video on your own :P

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my wife plays a fiddle tune called "the jolly blacksmith"
richard thompson sings a nice song about a tinker.....


one of my favourites is a traditional english song called "the jovial tradesman" in which the the blacksmith gets an honourable mention....

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