Saturday, 15 October 2016

ALL WALKABOUTSVERSE - INFO. & CONTENTS

by David Franks:  a 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 many chronological blogs (10 poems per blog-month, with links to the right), CONTENTS (below, with each poem linked separately), and/or by clicking "Older Posts" (page footer), you may link to and/or scroll through 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. called - 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 moved to London - 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 ), or a group of 10 via Blog-Archive month (links to the right), and/or click on “Older Entries” in the page footer; next blog 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. (Dec. 2011)

part two
WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN
(travels)
2 WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN (Dec. 2011)
3 PICTURES (Dec. 2011)
4 PICTURING SYDNEY (Dec. 2011)
5 STATE TO STATE (Dec. 2011)
6 THE PICKER (Dec. 2011)
7 RECENT HISTORY (Dec. 2011)
8 CRONULLA (Dec. 2011)
9 THE CAMELLIA GARDENS (Dec. 2011)
10 LAND’S END TO JOHN O’ GROATS (Dec. 2011)
11 OTHER SIDE (Nov. 2011)
12 GOLF AT KILLARNEY (Nov. 2011)
13 UNDERDONE (Nov. 2011)
14 NIGHT OR DAY?! (Nov. 2011)
15 TOREO (Nov. 2011)
16 A BEAUTIFUL STAGE (Nov. 2011)
17 THROUGH WHAT WAS (Nov. 2011)
18 MONACO AND ITS RAILWAY LOO (Nov. 2011)
19 JET (Nov. 2011)
20 CHINA AND INDIA IN 1988 (Nov. 2011)
21 BOMBAY PORTER (Oct. 2011)
22 HIGH HOUSEBOAT (Oct. 2011)
23 ABOVE EVEREST (Oct. 2011)
24 THROUGH SOUTH-EAST ASIA Oct. 2011)
25 UBUD (Oct. 2011)
26 UP ULURU? (Oct. 2011)
27 ADELAIDE (Oct. 2011)
28 ADELAIDE TO SYDNEY (Oct. 2011)
29 MAZDA (Oct. 2011)
30 WAX - BETWEEN COTTON AND LEATHER (Oct. 2011)
31 AOTEAROA (Sept. 2011)
32 THE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTRE (Sept. 2011)
33 TO CARE AND SHARE (Sept. 2011)
34 FOR KIN - LAMENTED TO ME (Sept. 2011)
35 GROWING UP (Sept. 2011)
36 WALKABOUT MEXICO (Sept. 2011)
37 RODEO DRIVE (Sept. 2011)
38 THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES (Sept. 2011)
39 FOR A MATE (Sept. 2011)
40 EFFICIENCY (Sept. 2011)
41 EVEN AFTER LINCOLN, STEINBECK, AND KING (Aug. 2011)
42 IMPRESSIONS OF LONDON IN 1997 (Aug. 2011)
43 A BAYSWATER BED-SIT (Aug. 2011)
44 JOB SEARCHING (Aug. 2011)
45 PORTOBELLO ROAD (Aug. 2011)
46 THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL (Aug. 2011)
47 A LOSS FOR HUMANITY (Aug. 2011)
48 THE PROMS (Aug. 2011)
49 OXFORD (Aug. 2011)
50 JUST LIKE IN AUS. (Aug. 2011)
51 NAIROBI (July 2011)
52 OUT OF PLACE (July 2011)
53 WHY THE YEW? (July 2011)
54 HOBSON’S CHOICE (July 2011)
55 TIN-MINERS’ LUNCH (July 2011)
56 CENTRES (July 2011)
57 MANCHESTER - A GIST (July 2011)
58 THE OLD BULL (July 2011)
59 RENATIONALISE (July 2011)
60 GREEN-LIGHT (July 2011)
61 WORSLEY VILLAGE (June 2010)
62 BIT OF EACH (June 2010)
63 ON YORK AND CHESTER (June 2010)
64 LIVERPOOL (June 2010)
65 NORTH WALES (June 2010)
66 TO SCOTLAND, AGAIN (June 2010)
67 AT A POND (June 2010)
69 ENGLAND’S T.V. (June 2010)
70 THE OLD DART (June 2010)
71 ME AT 33 (May 2011)
72 MILLENNIUM DREAMS (May 2011)
73 MILLENNIUM THOUGHTS (May 2011)

part two (cont.)
WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN
(conclusions)
76 LAND RIGHTS (May 2011)
77 OVERCOME (May 2011)
78 “PROGRESS” (May 2011)
79 PIE IN THE SKY? (May 2011)
80 HUMANITY (May 2011)
81 A PRAYER FOR CHANGE (April 2011)
82 ON ACTS 4:32-35 (April 2011)
83 ACTS (April 2011)
84 NATIONALISM WITHOUT CONQUEST (April 2011)
85 LANDMINES (April 2011)
86 ROBOTS (April 2011)
87 FOR THE POOR (April 2011)
88 FROM 20TH-CENTURY SEXUALITY (April 2011)
89 PEOPLE OR MONEY? (April 2011)
90 THE ORDER OF THE DAY (April 2011)
91 TAX (March 2011)
92 PLASTICS (March 2011)
93 ONE-POT COOKING (March 2011)
94 SPEARMINT TEA (March 2011)
95 A GOOD LIFE (March 2011)
96 PARADIGMS (March 2011)
97 COLLECTING THE CARDS (March 2011)
98 REREGULATE (March 2011)
99 ONE RUGBY? (March 2011)
100 MONOPOLY ON WEAPONRY (March 2011)
101 JUST SUBSIST (Feb. 2011)
102 CONGESTION (Feb. 2011)
103 EQUAL AWARD-PAY (Feb. 2011)
104 ALONG WITH THE INGENUITY (Feb. 2011)
105 GLOBAL REGULATIONISM (Feb. 2011)
106 TESTING 4,3,2,1 (Feb. 2011)
107 ON HONEYMOON! (Feb. 2011)
108 YOUR SALT UPON MY LIPS (Feb. 2011)
109 WE GO TOGETHER (Feb. 2011)

part three
WALKABOUT LANCASHIRE
(travels)
110 MORE PICTURES (Feb. 2011)
111 THE MERSEY AT DIDSBURY - SPRING 2000 (Jan. 2011)
112 FROM AN ECCLES FLAT - SPRING 2000 (Jan. 2011)
113 FOLLOWING THE SUN - SPRING 2000 (Jan. 2011)
114 CLITHEROE CASTLE’S VIEWS - SUMMER 2000 (Jan. 2011)
115 SUNDAY CRICKET AND BERRIES - SUMMER 2000 (Jan. 2011)
116 MOSES GATE - SUMMER 2000 (Jan. 2011)
117 WYTHENSHAWE PARK - SUMMER 2000 (Jan. 2011)
118 WHALLEY ABBEY...WHAT TALES? - AUTUMN 2000 (Jan. 2011)
119 WARRINGTON MUSEUM AND LIBRARY - AUTUMN 2000 (Jan. 2011)
120 A GOOD SEASIDE DAY - AUTUMN 2000 (Jan. 2011)
121 IRONY IN LANCASTER - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
122 PROUD PRESTON - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
123 FONDLY AND VIVIDLY/AN OLYMPICS-SPARKED MEMOIR SONG - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
124 FROM MORECAMBE - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)

125 BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
126 WATERSCAPES OF OLDHAM - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
127 TO SPACIOUS SOUTHPORT - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
128 SKY VIEWS - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
129 TO A DRIVER - AUTUMN 2000 (Dec. 2010)
130 ENTRÉE/AT BOLTON’S ALBERT HALL: OPERA SONG - WINTER 2000/1 (Dec. 2010)

131 DURING LATE FEBRUARY 2001 (Nov. 2010)
132 GREED AT ITS WORST - SPRING 2001 (Nov. 2010)
133 OXFORD BLUE - SPRING 2001 (Nov. 2010)
134 RAWTENSTALL - SPRING 2001 (Nov. 2010)
135 ON THE 2001 ELECTION (Nov. 2010)

part three (cont.)
WALKABOUT LANCASHIRE
(conclusions)
136 LANCASHIRE SUNG SIMPLY (Nov. 2010)

137 SEEN (Nov. 2010)
138 AN OPIUM (Nov. 2010)
139 TO THE OTHER-HALF (Nov. 2010)
140 HOUSING (Nov. 2010)
141 IN A SMALL POT (Oct. 2010)

142 UNCLES (Oct. 2010)
143 OLYMPICS OR GLOBALISATION? (Oct. 2010)
144 LINGOLF (Oct. 2010)

145 DOT-BALL (Oct. 2010)
146 HORSES FOR COURSES? (Oct. 2010)
147 DIEDACTIC (Oct. 2010)
148 AUDIENCE LOST (Oct. 2010)
149 FOR BETTER OR WORSE (Oct. 2010)
150 TEARS (Oct. 2010)
151 A TIME AND A PLACE (Sep. 2010)
152 HISTORY IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY? (Sep. 2010)
153 WISE? (Sep. 2010)
154 GETTING TO KNOW GOD (Sep. 2010)

part four
FURTHER NORTH
(travels)
155 FURTHER PICTURES (Sep. 2010)
156 EASTBOURNE - SUMMER 2001 (Sep. 2010)
157 THE MANY ELEMENTS OF BUXTON - SUMMER 2001 (Sep. 2010)
158 LYTHAM AND ST. ANNE’S - SUMMER 2001 (Sep. 2010)
159 WINDERMERE - SUMMER 2001 (Sep. 2010)

160 IN MACCLESFIELD'S MULBERRY TREE - SUMMER 2001 (Sep. 2010)
161 AT THE CAPTAIN COOK BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
162 TEES TO TYNE:  FIRST IMPRESSIONS - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)

163 ON A CLEAR DAY - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
164 BARROW-IN-FURNESS, SEEN WITH A PAL - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
165 HOLYHEAD AND SURROUNDS - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
166 COLOURFUL LLANDUDNO - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
167 WITHIN CHESTER CATHEDRAL’S CLOISTERS - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
168 ONCE CHURCHES - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
169 PERFIDA GENS - SUMMER 2001 (Aug. 2010)
170 TO RIVINGTON - AUTUMN 2001 (Aug. 2010)
171 AMONG MY HEDERA - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
172 FURTHER NORTH - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
173 VALLEY VIEWS - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
174 CIRCLES - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
175 AWOKEN - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
176 THROUGH THE NIGHT - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
177 SAT UNDER A BRIDGE’S RIVER-FLOW - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
178 UPON ARMSTRONG BRIDGE - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
179 A GLASSY TYNE - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
180 WHITLEY BAY FISHERMEN - AUTUMN 2001 (July 2010)
181 NEXT TIME - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
182 WALLSEND - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
183 A BROWN HARE - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
184 THE QUICK CLUBBERS’ TROT IN NEWCASTLE - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
185 ON A SATURDAY - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
186 W.W.T. WASHINGTON - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
187 A SOUTH SHIELDS WALKABOUT - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
188 REMEMBER, REMEMBER - AUTUMN 2001 (June 2010)
189 TO SEE AN UNCLE, AGAIN - WINTER 2001/2 (June 2010)
190 BIRDWATCHERS’ BUDE - WINTER 2001/2 (June 2010)
191 WEATHERED PIPES...SOMEWHERE - WINTER 2001/2 (May 2010)
192 A SECOND BALLET - WINTER 2001/2 (May 2010)
193 THE 35TH MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING – SPRING 2002 (May 2010)
194 CULLERCOATS - SPRING 2002 (May 2010)
195 MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002 (May 2010)
196 BLYTH - AUTUMN 2002 (May 2010)
197 HISTORIC HEXHAM - AUTUMN 2002 (May 2010)
198 FOR HIS CARING OF PROGENY - AUTUMN 2002 (May 2010)
199 BEDE’S WORLD - WINTER 2002/3 (May 2010)

part four (cont.)
FURTHER NORTH
(conclusions)
200 THE PLASTICS OF POETRY (May 2010)
201 ATLAS SIBLINGS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, AND LONDON (April 2010)
202 IN HANDS HUMAN (April 2010)
203 IN SITU (April 2010)
204 ON FISHING REGULATION (April 2010)
205 SUFFERING (April 2010)
206 MY DIET (April 2010)
207 REGARDING DRUG ABUSE (April 2010)
208 THE BOTTLES ON THE WALL (April 2010)
209 PEOPLE LOSE (April 2010)
210 SOME-DESIGNERS’ DIAPHANOUS ERRS (April 2010)
211 AT FRONT LINES (March 2010)
212 REMEMBER THEM? (March 2010)
213 MORE AMOR PATRIA (March 2010)
214 RE:  M.R.S.A. (March 2010)
215 MOODS MORE NICE (March 2010)
216 FOR PEACE (March 2010)
217 A MULTICULTURAL WORLD OF CARRYING (March 2010)
218 THERE IS A U.N. (March 2010)
219 FURTHER ANTI-IMPERIALISM (March 2010)
220 AMERICANS (March 2010)
221 MAJORS (Feb. 2010)
222 FROM THE MINORITY (Feb. 2010)
223 SERIOUS SERVING (Feb. 2010)
224 THE NATIVITY (Feb. 2010)
225 AFTER PSALM 118:9 AND MATTHEW 4:8-10 (Feb. 2010)
226 OH, PLEASE RENATIONALISE (Feb. 2010)
227 ROTATING SHIFTS (Feb. 2010)
228 REPATRIATING - AUSTRALIA TO ENGLAND (Feb. 2010)
229 JOYS OF LIFE (Feb. 2010)
230 CHRISTMAS SUNG SIMPLY/AS GOSPELLERS HAVE SAID (Feb. 2010)


(C) David Franks 2003