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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 17th, 1994

    Robert Jordan

    There was also something mentioned about the songs that he used in the booksóJohn Adcox asked him whether he had deliberately given the songs a Celtic slant. [I can't for the life of me remember the answer].

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  • 2

    Interview: May, 1995

    Austin Sirkin

    I recently received a letter from RJ. I'm posting all of the info I think is worthwhile. Have fun!

    Robert Jordan

    I wrote "Jak o' the Shadows" to the tune of "Gary Owen," but I suppose anybody can put the words to what they wish.

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  • 3

    Interview: Jun 26th, 1996

    Compuserve Chat (Verbatim)

    Lauryn

    I love the song lyrics in your books. Do you write songs and music other than in the books?

    Robert Jordan

    No, not at all I'm afraid. Some poetry to my wife now and then, that's all.

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  • 4

    Interview: Jan 23rd, 2003

    Neill Smith

    My second question to him concerned the various songs that he has scattered throughout the books. I asked him if he had a particular tune in mind for each song, thinking that I would get an answer like "Jack o' Shadows is based on an old English drinking song ...", etc.

    Robert Jordan

    Instead, he said that he had tunes for each of the songs but that they existed only in his head right now. I asked if he ever planned to let us know what those tunes were, and he said maybe if he ever found time to put them down on paper.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 23rd, 2003

    Zeynep Dilli

    I also asked about what sorts of music he hears in his mind's ear, as it were, while he's writing about the different musical styles in Randland.

    Robert Jordan

    For example, the Tinker music is (obviously) gypsy music, tziganes and similar. Thom chanting the tales is quite like troubadour music of the Middle Ages in continental Europe. As for othersódance music, general folkóhe mentioned Irish folk music (gigs and reels, I guess, and ballads), Appalachian Hill music, and bluegrass.

    Zeynep Dilli

    I don't quite know where that last comes from, but oh well.

    Overall, it was fun.

    Zeynep Dilli

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  • 6

    Interview: Jul 22nd, 2004

    Jason Denzel

    We asked about folk songs in The Wheel of Time.

    Robert Jordan

    Robert said that he always has a tune in mind for each song.

    Jason Denzel

    We immediately asked about "Jak o' the Shadows".

    Robert Jordan

    According to RJ, "Jak o' the Shadows" should be sung to the Garryowen, which is the official march of the US 7th Cavalry.

    Here are the lyrics:

    Jak o' the Shadows (Band of the Red Hand version)

    We'll drink the wine till the cup is dry, and kiss the girls so they'll not cry, and toss the dice until we fly to dance with Jak o' the Shadows.

    We'll dance all night while the moon runs free, and dandle the lasses upon our knee, and then you'll ride along with me, to dance with Jak o' the Shadows.

    We'll sing all night, and drink all day, and on the girls we'll spend our pay, and when it's gone, then we'll away, to dance with Jak o' the Shadows.

    There're some delight in ale and wine, and some in girls with ankles fine but my delight, yes, always mine, is to dance with Jak o' the Shadows.

    We'll toss the dice however they fall, and snuggle the girls be they short or tall, then follow young Mat whenever he calls, to dance with Jak o' the Shadows.

    Jason Denzel

    Although he didn't sing Jak o' the Shadows for us (not that we didn't try to get him to do it), he did belt out some "Heartbreak Hotel" for us when we asked. We laughed. Harriet applauded.

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  • 7

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005

    Question

    Can you make music using just the One Power?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes, you could.

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  • 8

    Interview: Oct 4th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For Krassos, yes, a channeler could still channel wearing Mat's amulet. Cadsuane has one much like it. And I think that I will complete "Trust" eventually. I think about doing so every now and then.

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