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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

I was also very pleased to find a pretty good song for Guy Fawkes Day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkkgX1l4nkc), a phenomenon I was unaware of until recently.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 13 2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

As might be expected, I'm still finding/collecting songs appropriate to teaching. A bunch of teachers, apparently in the U.S. have put up songs on YouTube to help their students remember subjects...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 28 2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Somebody went and done it and it's fabulous!

Ballad of Apollo XIII Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1lCfq1xUFM)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 6 2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

The Apollo 13 ballad is one of my faves. Wish someone would put it together with clips from the film.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 10 2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Real World Harper Songs: Expanded Playlist

I've continued compiling the playlist on YouTube of what I call Real World Harper songs. The original playlist got full, so I had to start a second one. Here are the links:

Real World Harper...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 10 2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Gotta be one of the best modern teaching ballads around. Thanks for pointing me to a better version than I previously had.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 4 2013, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

I agree with all your sentiments, but inspirational songs are not teaching ballads about historical events.

I've just finished a book about one of the railroads that served Sussex County, NJ. I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 4 2013, 06:35 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Yes, I added that one just a few weeks ago. Not sure why it hadn't occurred to me earlier than that.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 4 2013, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

The Mary Ellen Carter is a great song, but it doesn't refer to a historical event in the real world.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 13 2012, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

I just noticed it was April 13th, the anniversary of when Apollo 13 had its problem. Here's a link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbL3oNEDvJ0) to a filk about that mission on youtube. I felt it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 16 2012, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

I just found yet another channel on YouTube. 'Popular music' used to tell about historical and ancient subjects.

HistoryTeacher's Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers#g/u)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 14 2012, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Surprised no one mentioned a bunch of historical videos called Horrible Histories.

A lot of them are not very singable, but funny none the less.

Here's one about Child Labor in Victorian...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 5 2011, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

To sort of wrap up this thread, I've placed a lot of the Harper songs I've found on YouTube into a playlist. I didn't go through and find every children's teaching song as I'm sure there are more...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2011, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Trying to even things out. I found what sounds very much like a Harper Ballad about The Battle of Agen-Court (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCDKufgZlp8).
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2011, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Some may doubt the usefulness of that one, but I know a guy who taught his daughters the order of the books of the Bible by putting it to the tune of Obla di Obla da (by the Beatles.)

Sometimes...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2011, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

I'm pretty sure you found the one I remember.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2011, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Way back when I was still a pup, in the dark age called the 1970's they were on TV between cartoon shows on Saturday mornings, sort of like a non-commercial PSA. We used to sing to them all the time.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 18 2011, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

You're right. It's not an exact match. The similarity though sure caught in my mind.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 17 2011, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Generically I knew them as Schoolhouse Rock. There were some for multiplication tables (math), grammar, history, and what I'd today call citizenship, but it fits under history. I remember one about...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 16 2011, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

And speaking of re-used melodies. A few years ago, my pastor was telling me about this great old hymn he had found and he sang a few lines of it. The melody sounded familiar to me and I thought I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 16 2011, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Very cool. I always love seeing how tunes get re-used for different songs. Johnny Horton did a very good rendition of The Battle of New Orleans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0).

He...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 14 2011, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Daccio
Re: Real World Harper Songs

Very True. While they are only barely singable by mere mortals, I think my daughter used the state/Capital song to help her in school.

I just today found a rather good one about the Titanic...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 14 2011, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Daccio
Real World Harper Songs

Lately I've been thinking about real world examples of Harper type songs. These would be songs that are meant to commemorate an historical event or educate, but not on a basic level.

A few...
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