Saturday, 15 October 2016

ALL WALKABOUTSVERSE - INFO. & CONTENTS

by David Franks - folk musician and poet of Manchester, England, U.N.

NAVIGATION

(A summary of my full web-presence, plus gigs, etc., is at -
davidfranks.blogspot.com.)

Via chronological blogs (posted in 2010-11), CONTENTS (below, with each poem linked separately), plus the "Newer Post," "Home" and "Older Post" links on each page-footer, you may link to all the verses (plus some pics - click on once to enlarge) in my life's work, WALKABOUTS:  TRAVELS AND CONCLUSIONS IN VERSE, and the, related, C.D. - CHANTS FROM WALKABOUTS.  Otherwise...

ALTERNATIVES

An A4 paperback of WALKABOUTS and a homemade CHANTS FROM WALKABOUTS C.D. have been gifted to some libraries (for info., email david1franks@yahoo.com).

Here is the THE BLURB and VERSO INFO. from the self-published paperback WALKABOUTS:

THE BLURB

"ABOUT THE POET AND THE POETRY:  David Franks was born and, after a long time away, lives in England. The four-part collection has travels and conclusions, in poems and songs, from his nomadic first-thirty-six years. The experience behind the verse includes shoestring-travel through about forty-countries, A-grade junior sport, a B.A. in humanities, four technical certificates in manufacturing, plus several years on the shopfloor. The style is mostly direct; and the substance informative, humorous and didactic."

VERSO INFO.

(C) David Franks 2003
All rights reserved

Received and catalogued by the British Library
Walkabouts,
Franks, David John, 1966 -
First published in 2003 (tunes added in 2008)
Self-published and printed in Great Britain by David Franks:

P.O. Box 999
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 4UL
England
(P.S:  in 2014, I left Newcastle - to contact, please use above email.)

And here is the list of CHANTS FROM WALKABOUTS, with links and location-numbers (see CONTENTS, below), where, as well as the words, you will find the tune in a simple letter-and-number notation (C' being one higher than middle-C, C3 being held three times longer than C1, and C1-C3 representing a slur), plus a further link to a sound-recording on WriteOutLoud (my Myspace also has some recordings):

01. WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN (2)
02. STATE TO STATE (5)
03. LAND’S END TO JOHN O’ GROATS (10)
04. TO CARE AND SHARE (33)
05. IMPRESSIONS OF LONDON IN 1997 (42)
06. JUST SUBSIST (101)
07. ON HONEYMOON! (107)
08. YOUR SALT UPON MY LIPS (108)
09. WE GO TOGETHER (109)
10. THE MERSEY AT DIDSBURY (111)
11. FONDLY AND VIVIDLY (123)
12. ENTRÉE (130)
13. LANCASHIRE SUNG SIMPLY (136)
14. IN A SMALL POT (141) (video, also)
15. LINGOLF (144)
16. WINDERMERE (159)
17. TEES TO TYNE:  FIRST IMPRESSIONS (162)
18. CHRISTMAS SUNG SIMPLY (230)

CONTENTS

Note: as suggested in NAVIGATION (above), from the list of 230, you may either click on the title-link to any particular poem/song (songs/Chants, also listed above, are given here a ) and/or click on the "Newer Post," "Home" and "Older Post" links in the page-footer; next blog/"Older Post" is, part one, my introductory poem "0 - 19."

part one (longish blank-verse poem)
1 0 - 19: HELPED BY “THE OLDS”; SCRIBED 2000 A.D.

part two
WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN
(travels)
2 WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN 
3 PICTURES
4 PICTURING SYDNEY
5 STATE TO STATE  
6 THE PICKER
7 RECENT HISTORY
8 CRONULLA
9 THE CAMELLIA GARDENS
10 LAND’S END TO JOHN O’ GROATS 
11 OTHER SIDE
12 GOLF AT KILLARNEY
13 UNDERDONE
14 NIGHT OR DAY?!
15 TOREO
16 A BEAUTIFUL STAGE
17 THROUGH WHAT WAS
18 MONACO AND ITS RAILWAY LOO
19 JET
20 CHINA AND INDIA IN 1988
21 BOMBAY PORTER
22 HIGH HOUSEBOAT
23 ABOVE EVEREST
24 THROUGH SOUTH-EAST ASIA
25 UBUD
26 UP ULURU?
27 ADELAIDE
28 ADELAIDE TO SYDNEY
29 MAZDA
30 WAX - BETWEEN COTTON AND LEATHER
31 AOTEAROA
32 THE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTRE
33 TO CARE AND SHARE 
34 FOR KIN - LAMENTED TO ME
35 GROWING UP
36 WALKABOUT MEXICO
37 RODEO DRIVE
38 THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES
39 FOR A MATE
40 EFFICIENCY
41 EVEN AFTER LINCOLN, STEINBECK, AND KING
42 IMPRESSIONS OF LONDON IN 1997 
43 A BAYSWATER BED-SIT
44 JOB SEARCHING
45 PORTOBELLO ROAD (Aug. 2011)
46 THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
47 A LOSS FOR HUMANITY
48 THE PROMS 
49 OXFORD
50 JUST LIKE IN AUS.
51 NAIROBI 
56 CENTRES 
64 LIVERPOOL 
67 AT A POND 
71 ME AT 33 

part two (cont.)
WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN
(conclusions)
77 OVERCOME 
80 HUMANITY
81 A PRAYER FOR CHANGE
82 ON ACTS 4:32-35
83 ACTS
84 NATIONALISM WITHOUT CONQUEST
85 LANDMINES
86 ROBOTS
87 FOR THE POOR
88 FROM 20TH-CENTURY SEXUALITY
89 PEOPLE OR MONEY?
90 THE ORDER OF THE DAY
91 TAX
92 PLASTICS
93 ONE-POT COOKING
94 SPEARMINT TEA
95 A GOOD LIFE
96 PARADIGMS
97 COLLECTING THE CARDS
98 REREGULATE
99 ONE RUGBY?
100 MONOPOLY ON WEAPONRY
101 JUST SUBSIST 
102 CONGESTION
103 EQUAL AWARD-PAY
104 ALONG WITH THE INGENUITY
105 GLOBAL REGULATIONISM
106 TESTING 4,3,2,1
107 ON HONEYMOON! 
108 YOUR SALT UPON MY LIPS 
109 WE GO TOGETHER 

part three
WALKABOUT LANCASHIRE
(travels)
110 MORE PICTURES
111 THE MERSEY AT DIDSBURY - SPRING 2000 
112 FROM AN ECCLES FLAT - SPRING 2000
113 FOLLOWING THE SUN - SPRING 2000
114 CLITHEROE CASTLE’S VIEWS - SUMMER 2000
115 SUNDAY CRICKET AND BERRIES - SUMMER 2000
116 MOSES GATE - SUMMER 2000
117 WYTHENSHAWE PARK - SUMMER 2000
118 WHALLEY ABBEY...WHAT TALES? - AUTUMN 2000
119 WARRINGTON MUSEUM AND LIBRARY - AUTUMN 2000
120 A GOOD SEASIDE DAY - AUTUMN 2000
121 IRONY IN LANCASTER - AUTUMN 2000
122 PROUD PRESTON - AUTUMN 2000
123 FONDLY AND VIVIDLY/AN OLYMPICS-SPARKED MEMOIR SONG - AUTUMN 2000 
124 FROM MORECAMBE - AUTUMN 2000 

125 BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL - AUTUMN 2000
126 WATERSCAPES OF OLDHAM - AUTUMN 2000
127 TO SPACIOUS SOUTHPORT - AUTUMN 2000
128 SKY VIEWS - AUTUMN 2000
129 TO A DRIVER - AUTUMN 2000
130 ENTRÉE/AT BOLTON’S ALBERT HALL: OPERA SONG - WINTER 2000/1 

131 DURING LATE FEBRUARY 2001
132 GREED AT ITS WORST - SPRING 2001
133 OXFORD BLUE - SPRING 2001
134 RAWTENSTALL - SPRING 2001
135 ON THE 2001 ELECTION

part three (cont.)
WALKABOUT LANCASHIRE
(conclusions)
136 LANCASHIRE SUNG SIMPLY 

137 SEEN
138 AN OPIUM
139 TO THE OTHER-HALF
140 HOUSING
141 IN A SMALL POT 

142 UNCLES
143 OLYMPICS OR GLOBALISATION?
144 LINGOLF 

145 DOT-BALL
146 HORSES FOR COURSES?
147 DIEDACTIC
148 AUDIENCE LOST
149 FOR BETTER OR WORSE
150 TEARS
151 A TIME AND A PLACE
152 HISTORY IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY?
153 WISE?
154 GETTING TO KNOW GOD

part four
FURTHER NORTH
(travels)
155 FURTHER PICTURES
156 EASTBOURNE - SUMMER 2001
157 THE MANY ELEMENTS OF BUXTON - SUMMER 2001
158 LYTHAM AND ST. ANNE’S - SUMMER 2001
159 WINDERMERE - SUMMER 2001 

160 IN MACCLESFIELD'S MULBERRY TREE - SUMMER 2001
161 AT THE CAPTAIN COOK BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM - SUMMER 2001
162 TEES TO TYNE:  FIRST IMPRESSIONS - SUMMER 2001 

163 ON A CLEAR DAY - SUMMER 2001
164 BARROW-IN-FURNESS, SEEN WITH A PAL - SUMMER 2001
165 HOLYHEAD AND SURROUNDS - SUMMER 2001
166 COLOURFUL LLANDUDNO - SUMMER 2001
167 WITHIN CHESTER CATHEDRAL’S CLOISTERS - SUMMER 2001
168 ONCE CHURCHES - SUMMER 2001
169 PERFIDA GENS - SUMMER 2001
170 TO RIVINGTON - AUTUMN 2001
171 AMONG MY HEDERA - AUTUMN 2001
172 FURTHER NORTH - AUTUMN 2001
173 VALLEY VIEWS - AUTUMN 2001
174 CIRCLES - AUTUMN 2001
175 AWOKEN - AUTUMN 2001
176 THROUGH THE NIGHT - AUTUMN 2001
177 SAT UNDER A BRIDGE’S RIVER-FLOW - AUTUMN 2001
178 UPON ARMSTRONG BRIDGE - AUTUMN 2001
179 A GLASSY TYNE - AUTUMN 2001
180 WHITLEY BAY FISHERMEN - AUTUMN 2001
181 NEXT TIME - AUTUMN 2001
182 WALLSEND - AUTUMN 2001
183 A BROWN HARE - AUTUMN 2001
184 THE QUICK CLUBBERS’ TROT IN NEWCASTLE - AUTUMN 2001
185 ON A SATURDAY - AUTUMN 2001
186 W.W.T. WASHINGTON - AUTUMN 2001
187 A SOUTH SHIELDS WALKABOUT - AUTUMN 2001
188 REMEMBER, REMEMBER - AUTUMN 2001
189 TO SEE AN UNCLE, AGAIN - WINTER 2001/2
190 BIRDWATCHERS’ BUDE - WINTER 2001/2
191 WEATHERED PIPES...SOMEWHERE - WINTER 2001/2
192 A SECOND BALLET - WINTER 2001/2
193 THE 35TH MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING – SPRING 2002
194 CULLERCOATS - SPRING 2002
195 MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002
196 BLYTH - AUTUMN 2002
197 HISTORIC HEXHAM - AUTUMN 2002
198 FOR HIS CARING OF PROGENY - AUTUMN 2002
199 BEDE’S WORLD - WINTER 2002/3

part four (cont.)
FURTHER NORTH
(conclusions)
200 THE PLASTICS OF POETRY
201 ATLAS SIBLINGS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, AND LONDON
202 IN HANDS HUMAN
203 IN SITU
204 ON FISHING REGULATION
205 SUFFERING
206 MY DIET
207 REGARDING DRUG ABUSE
208 THE BOTTLES ON THE WALL
209 PEOPLE LOSE
210 SOME-DESIGNERS’ DIAPHANOUS ERRS
211 AT FRONT LINES
212 REMEMBER THEM?
213 MORE AMOR PATRIA
214 RE:  M.R.S.A.
215 MOODS MORE NICE
216 FOR PEACE
217 A MULTICULTURAL WORLD OF CARRYING
218 THERE IS A U.N.
219 FURTHER ANTI-IMPERIALISM
220 AMERICANS
221 MAJORS
222 FROM THE MINORITY
223 SERIOUS SERVING
224 THE NATIVITY
225 AFTER PSALM 118:9 AND MATTHEW 4:8-10
226 OH, PLEASE RENATIONALISE
227 ROTATING SHIFTS
228 REPATRIATING - AUSTRALIA TO ENGLAND
229 JOYS OF LIFE
230 CHRISTMAS SUNG SIMPLY/AS GOSPELLERS HAVE SAID 


(C) David Franks 2003