Monday, 24 December 2012

Steeleye Span - Gaudete



"Gaudete” (“Rejoice”) is a sacred Christmas carol sung in your actual Latin and it's one of Mitzi's Christmas favourites. Reaching number 14 in the hit parade* in 1972 its good but not as toe tapping as their number 5 hit All Around My Hat. *The top-40 music charts in days of yore was called The Hit Parade.

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  1. I bloody love this, being a bit of a chunky knit folky on the quiet! I saw Steeleye Span years ago and they were fecking brilliant.
    Happy Christmas, Mitzi.xx

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  2. Do you remember this folky singer? She once had a day trip to Bangor!

    Happy Christmas to you too. xx

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  3. Merry Christmas, Carmen & Mitzi!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too and God bless us everyone. I've turned into Tiny Tim.

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  4. I have no idea who Steeleye Spam are, thank you, so I have something to search.
    Btw if you like Latin hymns or cantus Georgianus search for Signore Giovanni Vanini.

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    1. Spam? Steeleye Span were a firm favourite with my dad, I think he had a "Thing" for Maddie Prior. I only know two Latin hymns Gaudete and Pie Jesu as sung by the lovely Sarah Brightman. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    2. ...and O Fortuna Carmina Burana.

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  5. I wonder if folk ever confused Steeleye Span with Steely Dan?

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  6. These bands are hard to tell apart,
    but here's a rhyme to learn by heart,
    Steely Dan rock do play,
    whilst Steeleye Span sing folk all day.

    I hope this helps.

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