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Thread #4297   Message #23204
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06-Mar-98 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Flowers and Weeds / Plenty of Thyme
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: FLOWERS AND WEEDS/WHEN HA BLEJENNOW
Flowers and Weeds

In my garden grew plenty of thyme,
It would flourish by day and by night;
O'er the wall came a lad,
He took all that I had,
And he stole my thyme away,
And he stole my thyme away.

My garden with heartsease was bright,
The pansy so pied and so gay,
One slipped through the gate,
And alas, cruel fate,
My heartsease took away,
My heartsease took away.


My garden grew self heal and balm,
And speed well that's blue for an hour,
Then blossoms again,
grievous my pain,
I'm plundered of each flower,
I'm plundered of each flower.

There grows in my garden the rue,
And love lies a bleeding there,
The hyssop and myrrh,
The teazle and burr,
In place of blossoms fair,
In place of blossoms fair.

The willow with branches that weep,
The thorn and cypress tree,
O why were the seeds,
O dolorous weeds
scattered there by thee,
Thus scattered there by thee.


The words and music given here were collected by Baring Gould from Joseph Dyer of St Mawgan in Pydar in 1891. He noted variants from James Parsons and a J. Hext of Postbridge which were published in 'Songs and Ballads of the West' and 'National Songs of the Celtic Countries' (Published by the Celtic Congress) respectively. Variants with different tunes were noted by Chapel and Cecil Sharp and the words belong to the family categorised by Child as 'The Sprig of Thyme'.

Agas Dyw gans mos hwi
BAZ

When Ha Blejennow

Ow lowarth o gans tym lenwys,
A lassa y'n jeth hag y'n nos,
Dres an fos maw a dheth,
Gans puptra yth eth,
Ha ladra ow thym pup tos,
Ha ladra ow thym pup tos.

Gans esholon ow lowarth o splan,
Blejyow mar vryth pup seson
Dres an yet y slynkyas,
Fel tenkys ellas,
Y tuk a ves ow esholon,
Y tuk a ves ow esholon.

Gwenynles hag onsawya 'th esa dhym,
Losow glas un owr gwelys,
Kens blejowa arta,
Ow fayn pos ova,
A bup-blejen 'th of-vy predhys,
A bup-blejen 'th of-vy predhys.

Losow-sul a dyf yn ow lowarth,
Whroweth yn gos kerensa,
Saworles ha myr,
Crybellyk yn sur,
Yn le an blejennow tecca,
Yn le an blejennow tecca.

Helygen ha'y scoren-ola,
Spernen ha gwedhen felsys,
Prak yth esa hasen
Ankensy pup whennen
Yndella genes scullys,
Yndella genes scullys.

MIDI file: FLOWEED.mid

Timebase: 480

Tempo: 070 (857142 microsec/crotchet)
Key: D
TimeSig: 6/8 36 8
Name: FLOWERS AND WEEDS
Text: S:MERVE DAVEY, HENEGAN
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