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Thread #102317   Message #2071956
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
09-Jun-07 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Strawberry Fair - old English trad.
Subject: Lyr Req: Strawberry Fair - old English trad.
I'm looking for the lyrics to Strawberry Fair (As I was going to Strawberry fair, singing, singing, buttercups and daisies).

I've got the first verse, and the ri fol bits, the book I have (ironically, called 'Strawberry Fair, pub 1985, used in schools) has the dots but only the one verse.

Now I did find it on a Children's site, but they aren't the verses I really remember (I'm sure I'd remember lines as dreadful as 'I want to purchase a generous heart; a tongue that neither is nimble nor tart').

Does anyone out there have any other versions?

Being such a staple of the school singing together sessions and ripe with double entendres, I'm surprised this isn't mentioned anywhere on the forum, other than being the source book for another song!