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Lyr Req: Maid of the Mill ('Young Harry's the...')

GUEST,JB 20 Sep 07 - 06:09 AM
Lynn W 20 Sep 07 - 07:32 AM
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Jim Dixon 22 Sep 07 - 10:23 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: maid of the mill (young henrys ????
From: GUEST,JB
Date: 20 Sep 07 - 06:09 AM

anyone have the words to a song which may be titled
Maid of the Mill
one line in it is "of all the young lads that sport on the green young henrys the one for me,young henrys the one for me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: maid of the mill (young henrys ????
From: Lynn W
Date: 20 Sep 07 - 07:32 AM

Try the Bodleian ballads site.
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/ballads.htm
If you search on Maid of the Mill you will get lots of versions but I think this one is Harding B 6(32)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: maid of the mill (young henrys ????
From: GUEST,JB
Date: 21 Sep 07 - 04:45 AM

thanks Lynn.you were spot on


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAID OF THE MILL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 10:23 AM

This song is from the play "Rosina" (1783) by "Mrs. Brooke", which is reproduced in "The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes" [edited] by Sir Walter Scott, 1811. It is viewable with Google Book Search. It is sung in alternating verses by the characters William and Phoebe. No title is given to the song other than "AIR--Duet."
^^
Will. I've kiss'd and I've prattled to fifty fair maids,
And changed 'em as oft, d'ye see;
But of all the fair maidens that dance on the green,
The maid of the mill for me.

Phoe. There's fifty young men have told me fine tales,
And call'd me the fairest she;
But of all the gay wrestlers that sport on the green,
Young Harry's the lad for me.

Will. Her eyes are as black as the sloe in the hedge,
Her face like the blossom in May;
Her teeth are as white as the new shorn flock,
Her breath like the new made hay.

Phoe. He's tall and he's strait as a poplar tree,
His cheeks are as fresh as a rose;
He looks like a 'squire of high degree,
When drest in his Sunday clothes.

Phoe. There's fifty young men, &c.

Will. I've kiss'd and I've prattled, &c


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAID OF THE MILL (Aïdé/Adams)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jan 16 - 11:40 PM

A different song called MAID OF THE MILL was quoted in the "Sherlock" episode "The Abominable Bride" (Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman), so I thought I'd look it up:

Lyrics from Songs Without Music: Rhymes and Recitations by Hamilton Aïdé (London: David Bogue, 1882), page 39:


THE MAID OF THE MILL

1. Golden years ago, in a mill beside the sea,
There dwelt a little maiden, who plighted her faith to me.
The mill-wheel now is silent; the maid's eyes closed be;
And all that now remains of her, are the words she sang to me:

CHORUS: "Do not forget me! Do not forget me!
Think sometimes of me still,
When the morn breaks, and the throstle awakes,
Remember the maid of the mill!"

2. Leaden years have passed; grey-haired I look around.
The earth has no such maidens now; such mill-wheels turn not round.
But whenever I think of Heaven, and of what the angels be,
I see again that little maid, and hear her words to me. CHORUS


Sheet music for a musical setting by Stephen Adams can be found at the University of Maine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maid of the Mill ('Young Harry's the...')
From: GUEST,Peter C
Date: 02 Jan 16 - 05:27 AM

Also a morris tune from Ilmington, in the England's Glory Ladies Morris repertoire, danced with knotted handkerchiefs
"The tune is by William Shield (1748 - 1829) and is from his ballad opera 'Rosina' first performed at Covent Garden in 1783.It was the hit tune of the show, and when it was re-staged in 1785, it was renamed 'The Maid of the Mill'. Within two years, the tune was widely known in America"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maid of the Mill ('Young Harry's the...')
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 16 - 03:55 AM

Hear it here:https:Recorded C 1908

//youtu.be/SPt-ZX5EOGI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Maid of the Mill ('Young Harry's the...')
From: GUEST,Peter C
Date: 04 Jan 16 - 10:10 AM

The one at //youtu.be/SPt-ZX5EOGI is a different tune/song altogether to the one I referred to earlier


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