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Lyr Add: Salisbury Plain (Hutchings-Pegg)

Einsetumadur 28 Dec 17 - 11:14 AM
Keith A of Hertford 28 Dec 17 - 11:36 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Salisbury Plain (Hutchings-Pegg)
From: Einsetumadur
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 11:14 AM

I've tried to write down the lyrics of the wonderful "Salisbury Plain", which Ashley Hutchings wrote with Bob Pegg around 1969/70.

Some places still sound clumsy, or it's old English, maybe someone's interested in correcting me?

Cold blows the wind on Salisbury,
cold blows the wind on Frome,
whence colder still the wind does blow
all 'round the ragged stones.

I‘ve worked the land with all my kin,
and many's the change I've known,
but strangers now have come to blight
the seeds that we have sown.

The harmless hare that runs the ridge,
the grouse that chase in the clow(?),
the lofty pheasant all are seen
and each is where we now(?)

And daily sounds the cannon-fire,
its echo shaking the plain,
the fox and rabbit both are forced
to flee from the domain.

The girls once flocked to see the gluze(?)
as they pass gaily by
but you‘re welcome as the cold cold rain(?)
that darks the summer sky.

And friends ask me: „When will there be
a bull without a horn?“,
and I say „When there grows a rose
without a prickly thorn.“

clow = enclosure?
gluze = cairn/barrow?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Salisbury Plain (Hutchings-Pegg)
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 11:36 AM

the fox and rabbit both are forced
to flee from the domain.

In fact the military owned part of the plain is a haven for wildlife.

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