Robin Thompson

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Location: in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

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Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 20
youtube videos: 25
images: 43
videos: 1
audio tracks: 20

Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Winter's Turning:
"Just a perfect accompaniment to this December day, Heidi.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Hey, Fodderwing!   For years, we had a crippled doe in our neck of the woods-- one of her hooves was turned under and she hobbled along on that first joint...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite albums":
"@hoodoo If you are a fan of the music of Phyllis Gaskins, check out decades-old recording by Bonnie Russell and the Russell family. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite albums":
"I've had interest in the use of mountain dulcimer in a string band context. Two records, both released this year, have been delights:   -The Long Point..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on January 5th Waltz- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"Thanks, @Elvensong Dean!  My mom, even with deteriorating hearing still has a great sense of pitch and a very good aged voice; I stood next to her yesterday..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions item created by @greg-gunner:
Two Zitters in Lititz Moravian Collection
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Lucky dogs!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Seeking John Stockard dulcimer":
"@ken-hulme The photos look a-okay on my iPad mini.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"It's obvious Gracie loves snow more than I do!  haha"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan:
Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors:
"Good golly, the Meadors sounds good!  I'm glad you were able to acquire it, Dan! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman:
"MAZURKA #75" on Hummel
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Three Strings To The Wind:
"Charles, I really like the way you used your noter to give harmony, too.  So pretty! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan:
Brown Eyed Janie II
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Brown Eyed Janie II:
"Dan, your new Betty sure sounds good and is a looker, too!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on January 5th Waltz- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"@Gordon-Hardy Thank you!  It makes me smile to think the tune made you feel like dancing. My mom is a very humble person-- she was a very good church pianist..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Waterbound using noter:
"Terry, you sound like you must've been born with a noter in your hand-- nicely played!  Happy holidays! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Today is Jean Ritchie's birthday.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 12
Liked a group discussions item created by @dan:
Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Christmas songs:
"Terry, my dad is in nursing home and I appreciate folks who go to visit and share music with the folks there.  May all your efforts be blessed! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on January 5th Waltz- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"@Strumelia Thank you!  I hope I don't overdo the slides; it seems, though, a noter is made for emphasizing them, using them as a major feature of a tune.  I..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Christmas songs:
"Deck the Halls comes to mind and I see Strumelia suggested it. :)  I think Away In A Manger is the first Christmas song I ever learned and those early ones..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on January 5th Waltz- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"@Kevin-R @Irene @Dusty-Turtle @Ariane @Val-Hughes @Terry-Wilson Friends, I'm glad you liked our little tune-- thank you for the gracious comments!  My mom..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 15
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Hill- original tune:
"@Irene By necessity, I've had to live away from home (and my husband) a lot over the past several years. . . Walnut Hill is home.  <3 Thank you for your..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Hill- original tune:
"@Betty-Bj-Jordan Many thanks!  We're happy you enjoyed the tune-- making music at home is the best.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on The Day When Paradise Burned Down -- original:
"Dusty, you have composed a most fitting tribute amidst a most awful happening.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett:
Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: DECEMBER
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Jacob Niles's dulcimers and playing":
"I've seen photos of some of Niles's creations so get what you're saying, Strumelia.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Jacob Niles's dulcimers and playing":
"@Banjimer Greg, I think I can only take JJNiles's singing in homeopathic doses.  :) Yet would like to hear, on a good recording, how he used plucked zithers. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Jesse's Carol:
"Heidi, your song is beautifully played & sung and so fitting. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @gordo-in-oz:
Blackwaterside
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Blackwaterside:
"Your play & singing are beautifully expressive, Gordo. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Jacob Niles's dulcimers and playing":
"I'm interested in hearing plucked dulcimers used in various contexts.  And know Niles made some wild instruments. . . I'm up for hearing some wild.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Jacob Niles's dulcimers and playing":
"@Strumelia Was there much play of Niles's dulcimers on the cd you reviewed some years back? "

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

keeping both wrists loose


I've long realized the importance of keeping my right wrist relaxed for...
@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Susie Glaze & Jean Ritchie's sons on an album


I ordered this record yesterday:...
@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

Using a collar stay as a plectrum


Lately, I've been using a collar stay some for strumming.  It's a light...
@Robin Thompson 2 months ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Muskrat Sally Ann


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@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

The Bowed Dulcimer Project trailer


I'm fortunate to have instruments built by Ken Bloom!  And, by...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Satisfied - public domain hymn played in noter & drone style


https://soundcloud.com/robin-thompson-5/satisfied-hymn-in-public-domain...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

using beeswax on my noters


I've begun using beeswax on my noters after reading the suggestion to...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Robin Thompson

Is there one person


who influences your music, inspires what you play and how you play it?...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 13
Robin Thompson

Red Wing


When Mark was a boy, he remembers this tune being played at his house...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Bowed Dulcimer site


Hi, friends!  The website of luthier Ken Bloom was, unfortunately,...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Lee Hammons dulcimers


Hi, folks! In Winter '14 issue of GOLDENSEAL, in the article on the...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Sylvan James of Gassaway WV


Some days ago, Rick Kennedy began a discussion about a dulcimer up for...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Favorite set- up and tuning for key of Bm?


Friends,I've got a Bm tune I want to learn yet have never played out of...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Dance of the Little Dog - for OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players


Friends, Mark and I put this little tune together several weeks ago--...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Metronome practice


Friends, do any of you play old- time music with a metronome on a...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

videos - bowing a mountain dulcimer & playing with a noter


Friends, Dave Rogers has several excellent videos in which he's bowing...
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Scarborough Fair


By John Henry's request, I'm adding his (wonderful) Scarborough Fair....
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 21

Latest Audio

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January 5th Waltz- on mountain dulcimer and guitar

January 5th Waltz- on...


@Robin Thompson
one week ago - Comments: 15
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 14
Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress

Walnut Hill, a...


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 15
Wildcat Hollow

Wildcat Hollow


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 19
Waterswivel- on lap dulcimer & guitar
What New Shoes Cost- ballad work-in-progress

What New Shoes Cost- ballad...


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 9
Little Scioto- on mountain dulcimer & guitar

Little Scioto- on mountain...


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 6
Sleet & Freezing Rain- guitar and mountain dulcimer
Sunday Creek- mountain dulcimer & guitar

Sunday Creek- mountain...


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 7
Sunday Creek Watershed work-in-progress

Sunday Creek Watershed...


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 4
1005 S. Pickaway St. Suite

1005 S. Pickaway St. Suite


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10
Satisfied-hymn in public domain
Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog
Old Joe Clark Gets A Phone Call
Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar & dulcimer trade leads

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Appalachian Journey - streaming video

Posted: Sunday September 23 2018, 2:48 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Appalasia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, banjo

Posted: Wednesday March 28 2018, 9:56 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Save the Date- Worldwide Play Music on the...

Posted: Thursday January 25 2018, 12:19 AM
By: @IRENE

A tune that's out of reach

Posted: Monday November 20 2017, 12:53 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Florida friends

Posted: Thursday September 14 2017, 2:58 AM
By: @marg

Lyle Rickards on lap dulcimer & Abby the...

Posted: Saturday July 1 2017, 1:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Yay, Gail Webber!

Posted: Thursday June 15 2017, 2:55 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Offering sympathy to our dear John Henry

Posted: Saturday May 27 2017, 9:15 AM
By: @David E.Hall

Our dear John Henry is on the cover

Posted: Saturday April 8 2017, 7:43 PM
By: @hugssandi

Rest in Peace Alan Jabbour

Posted: Thursday January 19 2017, 9:14 PM
By: @robert schuler

Congratulations, Mark Gilston!

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 9:30 PM
By: @hugssandi

A folk artist - enjoy the photos!

Posted: Tuesday July 19 2016, 12:01 PM
By: @marg

Creating a music PLAYLIST

Posted: Wednesday March 23 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

The Ebony Hillbillies

Posted: Wednesday January 20 2016, 9:22 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Need help- Grover Star planetary tuner...

Posted: Saturday November 28 2015, 9:29 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

5,000! What I'm most grateful for. . .

Posted: Tuesday June 16 2015, 12:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

.024-.016-.014--- Sounds good but too heavy?

Posted: Sunday March 29 2015, 9:10 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Cherry River Line - Lester McCumbers on...

Posted: Saturday April 12 2014, 1:58 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Short film on Edd Presnell

Posted: Monday October 28 2013, 7:29 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Play ball!

Posted: Saturday October 13 2012, 5:19 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Bowing a dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday October 5 2011, 3:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

Snark tuner

Posted: Saturday September 24 2011, 2:43 PM
By: @Ethan Chastain

Snowden Family Band of Knox Co. OH

Posted: Wednesday February 16 2011, 2:36 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

dogs & songs

Posted: Monday January 17 2011, 11:23 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

fiddle tunes

Posted: Tuesday April 6 2010, 12:17 PM
By: @Robin Clark

the Queen family of Jackson Co NC

Posted: Thursday January 7 2010, 10:50 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Fans of bagpipe tuning?

Posted: Tuesday September 29 2009, 1:32 PM
By: @Flint Hill

my Mize dulcimer

Posted: Thursday September 24 2009, 4:56 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Comments

carole watterson troxler
02/06/18 08:34:27PM @carole-watterson-troxler:

And I'd love to play with you -- now or hereafter.


steve c.
02/05/18 12:33:29PM @steve-c:

Thanks, that helps.   If you know of someone that owns an original please let me know.

 


hugssandi
08/22/17 12:40:18PM @hugssandi:

I get it.  Just know your voice is a blessing, so come back after you've had some refreshing.  :)


hugssandi
08/22/17 10:51:31AM @hugssandi:

Are you off of fb, love?  I am missing you and cannot find you!  


lizard30
07/27/17 03:54:30PM @lizard30:

small world!  Well, it used to be, before the internet.


lizard30
07/26/17 07:27:50PM @lizard30:

thanks!  I am in Pickerington. (east of Columbus)


hugssandi
03/25/17 12:49:11PM @hugssandi:

~thinking of you~  Being off of fb agrees with me very much, but there are people like you that I dearly miss connecting with!


MacAodha
01/08/17 11:23:58AM @val-hughes:

Robin, check out how Choctaw tribe raised money for Irish Famine relief.


sng4prt
12/11/16 07:49:36PM @sng4prt:

Thanks. That was a whirlwind demonstration for 4 year olds at my old Pre-K center. What I thought was going to be an hour long songs, stories, and demo for 100 kids turned out to be 15 minute zips for 20 kids 5  times. Talk about flying by the seat of your pants. And it was muggy so my guitar didn't even go outside with me!

 


hugssandi
07/31/16 10:30:41PM @hugssandi:

I LOVE YOU, WOMAN!!!  <3


John W. McKinstry
04/23/16 09:14:38AM @john-w-mckinstry:

Hey, Robin, Thanks for your caring response about Steve.  I have enjoyed your video on the the simple capo and also your video on Galax and Bagpipe Tuning.  To me you are like a "Jean Ritchie" preserving and sharing a rich folk history.  I would love to be a follower and a friend. John


Lexie R Oakley
03/19/16 11:24:06PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, let Mark know I was a pre-school teacher for my working time, I had to stop working at age 45, but have always had children of families I have helped involved in my life like little girly, the difference is she will be there till I am older and grayer cause her Mom respects and values what her daughter and I do for each other. Also I have been able to be there to be helpful to the family.

Not being able to have my own children this has been where God has wanted me to serve.

It pulls on the heartstrings sometimes, but it has been very positive and loving for the most part.


Lexie R Oakley
03/04/16 01:44:07PM @lexie-r-oakley:

I am healing Robin, my knee is doing very well and walking well, now with my cane outside my house. I am just happy to be home.

I got to play my dulci's for my Mom and tried to help her get acquinted with playing, she is sight impaired. I also had friends visit whom was interested in learning about my dulcimers.

I had to learn to hold it on my lap with one straight leg, I got it to balance on the top of my brace.

Healing with my Mom really helped her attitude, but I think she will slide back to depression, makes me a little sad.

We are having nice warm windy weather, my tulips are coming up. No more falling for me.

Take care my sweet friend...Lex inlove

My girly is much happier I am home too.


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:51:58PM @helen-seiler:

G'day there Robin, i always put a  reply to comments on my videos but just realised folk might not know they are there. Thanks so much for following my music and your kind words.. i hope you know i love your playing and compositions too.


CMM
01/07/16 10:20:20PM @cmm:

Robin,

 

Enjoyed your Morning has broken.  Do you have tabs for it and if so, may I get them.

 

Thank you,

 

Jerry


Lexie R Oakley
01/05/16 11:32:49AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thank you Robin, isn't it just something that we can share so much in our lives through our machines and music.

Speaking of music, you and Mark have added so much peace to my life through your music. I really enjoy listening to you both play.

You sure got that right, that lil' girly and Smiley Friend are a God send.

I found out that my Mom will be going home Thursday, so I will be leaving tomorrow for a spell. Gotta take care of that Mom of mine. Praying that she can be safe in her home and have no more falls. I am looking forward to spending time with her, watching her determination to heal and get stronger.

We have more snow coming, going to beat it.

Take Care of you, My Friend.....Sending you Hugs! HUG


Lexie R Oakley
01/02/16 02:03:05PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, my Mom hasn't been too interested in my life, it seems she uses me as her door mat. I moved to have my family close, but the fact is they have never been close...my faith is what I have.

However, my bible tells me that we need to honor our parents, so I let myself let go of all the stuff and God gives me the strength to give to my Mom what she needs.

Bless you my friend.....Lex


Lexie R Oakley
01/01/16 09:16:45PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Robin, thank you so much for your sweet thoughts.

3 yrs ago went through taking care of my Dad and saying good bye to him and my Mom in 2 yrs had 7 surgeries.....that was really tough.

My Mom is in a Rehab facility and working hard. I take Smiley Dog up to see her and the other folks and this makes everyone feel better.

I am mostly staying at Mom's cause it is a shorter drive to see her and the road isn't snow packed and icy....and it is easier on my brother to have me closer to him also.

I will only be here to check in with you all occasionally for the next month, just know I think about you and our other friends often.

Also, I am taking my dulcimers to share with my Mom. I am hoping she will show some interest and experience the sweet sound with me, the last time she just didn't. I really want to share it with her, she is really musical and talented.

I needed to get home to see my "Lil' Girly" with her Filly she got for Christmas. Yes, Alysha got a baby horse 7 months old and they are doing really well together. As I understand, she is leading her horse (Quarter) and playing tag with her....So cute and fun!!!!clapper

And that little girl and I don't do well when we are far away from each other!

Happy New Year to you and Mark! HUG

Robin, I never imagined, but isn't it a blessing to be able to take care of our Parents!

It really has changed me for the better and I am so thankful I am able to be there for my Mom right now. Time to spoil her as she has me and give her ALOT!

Blessings to you Robin..

Lexie


Gordon Hardy
12/08/15 05:45:01PM @gordon-hardy:

The community I live in was originally settled in 1929 by German immigrants and many folks living here are their children and grandchildren. I'm a relative newcomer, came here in 1977.  I don't speak or understand German but find that it is very easy to sing because all syllables are pronounced. Also one must remember that ie is pronounced ee (long e) and ei is pronounced ii (long i). Up until a couple of years ago I was part of our church's German singing choir, it has sort of folded as many old folks have retired from the community or turned up their toes. Hope you try to sing the German. 


Gordon Hardy
12/08/15 11:20:33AM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Robin, here is my tab for "Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming"  I don't know how to chord so it is melody/drone style only.  Best regards, Gordon.

 

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

 

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen Aus einer Wurzel zart.

7    7   7     8     7         7     5     6   5 4-1  3-0  2     3
Wie uns die Alten sungen, Aus Jesse kam die Art

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Und hat ein Blümlein bracht, Mitten im kalten Winter,

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Wohl zu der  halben Nacht.

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Das Röslein das ich meine, Davon  Je   sai   as sagt:

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Maria ist's, die Reine, Die uns das Blümlein bracht:

  7 7 7   8      7    7    5     6    5    4-1   3-0   2       3
Aus Gottes ewgem Rat Hat sie ein Kindlein geboren

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Bleibend ein   reine Magd.

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Lo, how a rose e'er blooming

 

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming From tender stem hath sprung!

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Of Jesse's lineage coming, As men of old have sung.

7    7    7     8    7      7    5      6     5    4    3     2        3
It came, a flow'ret bright, Amid the cold of winter

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When half-spent was the night.

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Isaiah 'twas foretold it, This Rose I have in mind.

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With Mary we behold it, The Virgin Mother kind.

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To show God's love aright, She bore to men a Saviour,

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When half-spent was the night.

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