Marche Du Verner slide

Also known as Ballad Of Lydia Pinkham, The Ballad Of Lydia Pinkham, Lily The Pink, Lydia Pinkham, Marche Duvernay, Marche Duverner.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Marche Du Verner has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Marche Du Verner
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[D3d3] |:B2 B B2 B BGG GFE | D2 D D2 E DGG GFG | F2 F F2 E D2 c cBA | B2 B B2 B BDE FED |
B2 B B2 B BGG GFE | D2 D D2 E DGG GFG | F2 F F2 E Dcc cBA | G2 G BdB G3 ||
g2 g |fed fed fed ABA | G2 G Bde d3 g3 | fed fed fed ABA | G2 G BdB G3 g2 g |
fed fed fed ABA | G2 G Bde d3 g3 | fed fed fed dc/B/A | G3 BdB G3 |]
X: 2
T: Marche Du Verner
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M: 4/4
f>e |d2 A>G Fd c/c/d | e2 B2- B2- Bd | c>c c>B A>A B>c | d2 f2 d2 f>e |
d2 d2- dd c/c/d | e2 B2- B2 d2 | c2 c>B A>A Bc | d2 f2 d2 |]
X: 3
T: Marche Du Verner
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[D2d2] c |B2 B B2 B B2 G GFE | D2 D D2 D D2 D ||
G2 E |F2 F F2 F Fcc cBA | B3 G3 D2 ||
d d2 c |B2 B B2 B BGG GFE | DDD DDD DD ||
G G2 E |FFF FFF FFD DEF | G3- G3 |]
X: 4
T: Marche Du Verner
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EF GAB |:c3- c3- cBA AGF | E3- E3- E2 A ABA | G3- G3- Gfe dfe | c3- c3- cEF GFG |
c3- c3- cBA AGF | E3- E3- E2 A ABA | G3- G3- Gee edB |[1 AEc AEc AEF dBG :|[2 AEc AEc A2 ||
e e2 f |gfe gfe gfe dcB | Ace aAf e3- e2 a | gfe gfe gfe dcB | Ace Acf e3- e2 a |
gfe gfe gfe dcB | Ace aAf e3- e2 a | gfe gfe gfe dFG | Ace aec A |]
X: 5
T: Marche Du Verner
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DE FGA |:B3- B3- BAG GFE | D3- D3- D2 G GAG | F3- F3- Fed ced | B3- B3- BDE FEF |
B3- B3- BAG GFE | D3- D3- D2 G GAG | F3- F3- Fdd dcA |[1 GDB GDB GDE cAF :|[2 GDB GDB G2 ||
d d2 e |fed fed fed cBA | GBd gGe d3- d2 g | fed fed fed cBA | GBd GBe d3- d2 g |
fed fed fed cBA | GBd gGe d3- d2 g | fed fed fed cEF | GBd gdB G |]
X: 6
T: Marche Du Verner
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AB cde |:f3- f3- fed dcB | A3- A3- A2 d ded | c3- c3- cba gba | f3- f3- fAB cBc |
f3- f3- fed dcB | A3- A3- A2 d ded | c3- c3- caa age |[1 dAf dAf dAB gec :|[2 dAf dAf d2 ||
a a2 b |cBA cBA cBA GFE | DFA dDB A3- A2- d | cBA cBA cBA GFE | DFA DFB A3- A2 d |
cBA cBA cBA GFE | DFA dDB A3- A2- d | cBA cBA cBA GBc | DFA dAF D |]

Seventeen comments

“Marche Du Verner” ~ ?

A fun march I stumbled across but haven’t been able to dig up much information on, so any help there would be most welcome… It was a toss whether to transcribe it as shown, with swing and in 4/4, or as something 12/8, as it also translates so:

[D3d3] |:\
B2 B B2 B BGG GFE D2 D D2 E DGG GFG F2 F F2 E D2 c cBA B2 B B2 B BDE FED | ~

Here are a few of audio sources I did manage to dig up on this:

Tinkers Bag - Marche Du Verner
& http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlqlnWlt2pk


"Home Brew Country Dance Band" CD 2008
http://www.bonnygreen.co.uk/HBsampler.htm
1. ) Marche du Verner /

"The Old Hat Dance Band" Audio CD (3 Sep 2001) ~ can be heard on Amazon
9. ) Marche du Verner

It rang jingly bells, sure that we’ve danced to this in the past…

“Lily the Pink” ~ The Scaffold 8-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T—0v4


Lily the Pink (song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_the_Pink_(song)

Lydia Pinkham
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pinkham

CHORUS ~ We’ll drink a drink a drink
To Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case.

Mr. Frears
had sticky-out ears
and it made him awful shy
and so they gave him medicinal compound
and now he’s learning how to fly.

Brother Tony
Was notably bony
He would never eat his meals
And so they gave him medicinal compound
Now they move him round on wheels.

CHORUS ~ We’ll drink a drink a drink
To Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case.

Old Ebeneezer
Thought he was Julius Caesar
And so they put him in a Home
where they gave him medicinal compound
and now he’s Emperor of Rome.

Johnny Hammer
Had a terrible stammer
He could hardly say a word
And so they gave him medicinal compound
Now he’s seen (but never heard)!

CHORUS ~ We’ll drink a drink a drink
To Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case.

Auntie Millie
Ran willy-nilly
When her legs, they did recede
And so they rubbed on medicinal compound
And now they call her Millipede.

Jennifer Eccles
had terrible freckles
and the boys all called her names
but she changed with medicinal compound
and now he joins in all their games.

CHORUS ~ We’ll drink a drink a drink
To Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case.

Lily the Pink, she
Turned to drink, she
Filled up with paraffin inside
and despite her medicinal compound
Sadly Picca-Lily died.

Up to Heaven
Her soul ascended
All the church bells they did ring
She took with her medicinal compound
Hark the herald angels sing.

CHORUS ~ Oooooooooooooooo Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’ll drink a drink a drink
To Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink
The saviour of the human race
For she invented medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case.

The Knickerbocker Girls are singing ~

(apologies I forgot to add this previously)

CHORUS:
So, we sing, we sing, we sing, for Lydia Pinkham, Pinkham, Pinkham
And her love for the human race.
A wonderful compound, a dollar a bottle,
And the label bears her face.

Oh Mrs. Murphy, had kidney troubles,
In the morning, she could not wee,
But after taking a bottle of compound
They had to pipe her to the sea.

CHORUS

Oh Mrs. Murphy, had female trouble
She could not have a baby dear,
But after taking a bottle of compound
She could have them twice a year.

CHORUS

Oh Mrs. Murphy, had husband trouble,
He did not like to a fiddly-dee,
But after taking a bottle of compound
They had to tie him to a tree.

CHORUS

There’s worse, and even books on the subject of bawdy ballads, with collected and historic variants, but I’ll leave that for you to do further research on if you find your curiosity of such things calling to your darker sides… 8-)

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=1642

More can be found here:
"Immortalia: An Anthology of American Ballads, Sailors’ Songs, Cowboy Songs, College Songs, Parodies, Limericks, and other Humorous Verses and Doggerel"
by Anonymous ~ can be chased up and scanned through Google Books, & here, where it can also be downloaded as a PDF:

http://www.horntip.com/html/books_&_MSS/1920s/1927_immortalia_(various)/

Also, "Folk Poems and Ballads: An Anthology", and a PDF for downloading too:
http://www.horntip.com/html/books_&_MSS/1940s/1945_folk_poems_and_ballads_(HC)/

“The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham” ~ another chorus

Sing, oh sing, oh sing, oh sing of Lydia Pinkham, Pinkham, Pinkham,
And her love, her love, her love for the human ray-hay-hace.
She sells her dope, her dope, her dope for a dollar a bottle, a bottle, a bottle,
And now the papers, papers, papers, all publish her face…

Alright, but I worry about getting into trouble with this, but here’s one verse, just one, no more ~

Oh, Mistress Millet was all worried and bothered,
That she could hardly fill her blouse.
So they rubbed and rubbed and rubbed her with vegetable compound,
and now they milk her with the cows.

Hi Vonnie, always a smile to see you here. :-) Thanks for the link, appreciated. I’m a long time fan of Montmarquette.

I love it. I’ll have to do a transcription… :-D

12/8

The more versions of this I stumble across, and notations, the more I’m tempted to move this transcription into 12/8 time, especially after listening to Montmarquette’s take on it. So, I think I will. Apologies if it causes anyone a problem. Your notions on this are welcome…

X: 4 “Marche Duvernay” / “Marche Duverner”

Transcribed from the playing of Alfred Montmarquette, on an A box.

X: 1 & 4 ~ if given as swung 4/4 ~ for comparison 8-)

My brain is hard wired for swing, and I’d been working on some highlands, schottisches, barndances and hornpipes when I stumbled across this, so my first inclination was to reverse what often happens to those, where folks mistakenly transcribe them as 12/8. Here’s the 4/4 versions I’d written out ~ X: 1 & X: 4.

X: 1
M: 4/4
K: G Major
[D2d2] |:\
B>B B>B (3BGG (3GFE | D>D D>E (3DGG (3GFG | F>F F>E D>c (3cBA | B>B B>B (3BDE (3FED |
B>B B>B (3BGG (3GFE | D>D D>E (3DGG (3GFG | F>F F>E (3Dcc (3cBA | G>G (3BdB G2 ||
g>g |\
(3fed (3fed (3fed (3ABA | G>G (3Bde d2 g2 | (3fed (3fed (3fed (3ABA | G>G (3BdB G2 g>g |
(3fed (3fed (3fed (3ABA | G>G (3Bde d2 g2 | (3fed (3fed (3fed d/c/B/A/ | G2 (3BdB G2 |]

X: 4
M: 4/4
K: A Major
(3AEF (3GAB |:\
c2- c2- (3cBA (3AGF | E2- E2- E>A (3ABA | G2- G2- (3Gfe (3dfe | c2- c2- (3cEF (3GFG |
c2- c2- (3cBA (3AGF | E2- E2- E>A (3ABA | G2- G2- (3Gee (3edB |[1 (3AEc (3AEc (3AEF (3dBG :|[2 (3AEc (3AEc A3/ ||
e/ e>f |\
(3gfe (3gfe (3gfe (3dcB | (3Ace (3aAf e2- e>a | (3gfe (3gfe (3gfe (3dcB | (3Ace (3Acf e2- e>a |
(3gfe (3gfe (3gfe (3dcB | (3Ace (3aAf e2- e>a | (3gfe (3gfe (3gfe (3dFG | (3Ace (3aec |]

X: 5 & X: 6

Alfred Montmarquette transcription in G Major & D Major…