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Thread #24409   Message #282991
Posted By: Anglo
22-Aug-00 - 11:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I sowed the seeds of love
Subject: RE: Help: I sowed the seeds of love
"Somewhere" I have an old reel-to-reel tape with Cyril singing this. He had a nice guitar arrangement, and uses the famous tune collected by Cecil Sharp, pretty much the first one listed above in Malcolm Douglas' blue clicky with the filename: Tune file : SEEDLOVE.2

Text differences I remember:

I don't think he sang the 2nd verse, My garden was planted well...

The gardner was standing by, and I asked him to choose for me...

I pulled and I tugged at that red rosy bush till I gained the willow tree

I think he sang: back in that young _man's_ arms

And an extra verse:

So come all you false young men (maids?)
Don't leave me hear to complain
For the grass that has often times been trampled underfoot
Give it time, it will rise again.

Hope this helps.