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Thread #33970   Message #3385553
Posted By: s&r
03-Aug-12 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: Discussion: Windmills by Alan Bell
Subject: DT Correction: Windmills by Alan Bell
The words to Windmills are given below. They are taken directly from Alan's songbook. There are various wrong versions on the web including the version in the forum here.

(Alan Bell)

In days gone by when the world was much younger
Men harnessed the wind to work for mankind
Seamen built ships to sail on the ocean.
Landsmen built windmills the corn for to grind

In Flanders and Spain and the lowlands of Holland
Through the Kingdoms of England and Scotland and Wales
Windmills grew up all along the wild coastlines
Ships of the land with their high canvas sails

The Lancashire lads worked hard with the good earth
Ploughing and sowing as the seasons declare
Waiting to reap the rich golden harvest
While the miller he idled his mill to repair

Windmills so old of wood blacked by weather
Windmills of stone, glaring white in the sun
Windmills like giants ready for tilting
Windmills that died in the gales and are gone