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Flower Songs

Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 08:46 PM
Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 08:51 PM
GUEST,Bill the sound 27 Mar 08 - 08:51 PM
Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 08:56 PM
Tattie Bogle 27 Mar 08 - 09:01 PM
Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 09:01 PM
Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 09:08 PM
Barry Finn 27 Mar 08 - 09:12 PM
Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 09:19 PM
oldhippie 27 Mar 08 - 09:27 PM
Azizi 27 Mar 08 - 09:33 PM
Nick E 27 Mar 08 - 09:40 PM
topical tom 27 Mar 08 - 09:43 PM
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Subject: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:46 PM

Here's another category song thread:

What songs do you know whose lyrics include a reference to a specific kind of flower or references to more than one kind of flower or references to flowers in general?

I'll start the list in my next post, unless someone beats me to that second post.

Thanks in advance for your participation in this thread!


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Subject: Lyr Add: TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS (Burke/Dubin)
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:51 PM

Here's the first song that I thought of:

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

[First released by Nick Lucas
Written by Johnny Burke and Al Dubin]

Shades of night are creeping
Willow trees are weeping
Old folks and babies are sleeping
Silver stars are gleaming
All alone I'm scheming
Scheming to get you out here, my dear, come
Come on out and pet me
Come and "Juliet" me
Tease me and slyly "coquette" me
Let me Romeo you, I just want to show you
How much I'm willing to do for you, come

Tip toe to the window, by the window
That is where I'll be, come
Tip toe thru the tulips with me
Tip toe from your pillow
To the shadow of the willow tree
And tip toe thru the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden
In the moonlight, will you pardon me
Come tip toe thru the tulips with me

http://www.tvacres.com/music_songs_tulips.htm


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Subject: Lyr Add: I WILL BRING YOU FLOWERS (Peter La Farge)
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:51 PM

Here's one with a few in.

I WILL BRING YOU FLOWERS
(Peter La Farge)

       C                   G7                         F                           C
I don't have much to give you in winter's cold and snow
                                                             G7
But listen to my offer once more before you go
            C                   G7                                  F                            C
The time of the snowdrop is coming I can hear the bluebells ring
       F                            C               G7                      C
And I will bring you flowers if you will stay 'til spring

I'll bank you 'round with roses and with Spanish bayonet
Light your way with poppies all the nasturtiums I can get
Snapdragons for your pillow red tulips for your wings
Yes I will bring you flowers if you will stay 'til spring

Peonies and violets chrysanthemums so bold
Sweet pea and begonia and wreaths of marigold
I'll weave all these to coverlets till they with perfume sing
Yes I will bring you flowers if you will stay 'til spring

You'll have a bough from a cherry tree and the cactus blooming too
For the prickly pear turns brilliant when the columbine turns blue
The barrel and the cholla round their flower spikes do ring
Yes I will bring you flowers if you will stay 'til spring

And when the flowers wrap you 'round in loveliness and bright
You will stand at mid-day in my heart both day and night
And to your hand each evening I will dew drops bring
Yes I will bring you flowers if you will stay 'til spring
Yes I will bring you flowers if you will stay 'til spring


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:56 PM

Here's two links to YouTube videos of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMHJX4b9bU
Tip-Toe Through The Tulips (1929)

"This is the original. Nick Lucas performing in Gold Diggers Of Broadway"

**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5qChE2tdSI
Tiptoe Through The Tulips - Tiny Tim


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Here's an excerpt from the website where I found the Nick Lucas words to Tiptoe Through The Tulips:

"'Tip-Toe Through the Tulips' - 1929 ditty popularized by singer Tiny Tim in the 1960s. Tiny Tim (showbiz pseudonym for Herbert Buckingham Khaury) was a camp, falsetto singer who became a celebrity "oddity" in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He wore long, straggly hair and accompanied himself with a ukulele. Tiny Tim sang "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" on a variety of TV programs and nightclub engagements with a voice that was so high he could call the neighborhood dogs. Surprisingly, the song reached No.17 on the pop charts."...


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:01 PM

Roses alone:
There were roses
Roses from the wrong man
Roses are blooming in Picardy
The Last Rose of Summer
The Rose of Tralee
The Rose of Allandale
My love is like a red red rose
Red is the rose
The Rose
Till the last rose blooms again
Rambling Rose
The Yellow Rose of Texas
La Vie en Rose
The Roseville fair

I don't know where all that rose from!


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:01 PM

Wow, Bill the sound!

Thanks for posting that example-and with chords even!

Well, alright now!

If this thread were a contest, you'd probably win the prize!!!
But since this thread isn't a contest, I hope that other folks will post the examples of song that they know, even if the songs don't include as many references to flowers as Bill the sound's example does.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:08 PM

Tattie Bogle,

You forgot the rhyme*

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet.
But not as sweet as you.


*Okay, this is a rhyme and not a song. But it's recited in a
singsong voice.

-snip-

I remember this rhyme from school autograph books. This is
off-topic, but does anybody else remember autograph books?


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Barry Finn
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:12 PM

My current favorite flower is a recording by our "2 Black Sheep & A Stallion" doing "The Rose of York"
Chorus:
"and the pedals fell from the Rose of York never to bloom again"

Just love the song & the way they sing it.

Barry


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Subject: Lyr Add: DAISY BELL (Harry Dacre)
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:19 PM

The second "flower song" that popped into my head when I thought of this category thread is the song "Bicycle Built For Two".

I thought this song was a stretch for this category, since I figured that "Daisy" was a girls' name [Point of information-My grandmother's first name was "Daisy" and that's my mother's middle name, though most times she uses her maiden name as her middle name instead of her real middle name that was her mother's first name}

Anyway, I looked up the lyrics to "Bicycle Built For Two" and learned something I didn't know. The actual name of that song is "Daisy Bell".

And this song really isn't a stretch for this thread since it includes the word "flower".

Here are the lyrics as provided in the wikipedia article:

Daisy Bell Also known as "Bicycle Built For Two"
[Harry Dacre, 1892]

There is a flower within my heart
Daisy, Daisy
Planted one day by a glancing dart
Planted by Daisy Bell

Whether she loves me or loves me not
Sometimes it's hard to tell
Yet I am longing to share the lot
Of beautiful Daisy Bell

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do
I'm half crazy all for the love of you
It won't be a stylish marriage
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two

We will go 'tandem' as man and wife
Daisy, Daisy
Ped'ling away down the road of life
I and my Daisy Bell

When the road's dark, we can both despise
Policemen and lamps as well
There are bright lights in the dazzling eyes
Of beautiful Daisy Bell

I will stand by you in "wheel" or woe
Daisy, Daisy
You'll be the bell(e) which I'll ring you know
Sweet little Daisy Bell

You'll take the lead in each trip we take
Then if I don't do well
I will permit you to use the brake
My beautiful Daisy Bell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Bell


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: oldhippie
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:27 PM

Daisy A Day
Cornflower Blue


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:33 PM

Here's a link to a YouTube video of a guitarist's interpretation of the song "Daisy Bell" {Bicycle Built for Two}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moZ28bbEikQ&feature=related
HenfieldWill
"This lovely old tune was written by Harry Dacre in 1892 and was probably the first (and only) song to be written about a tandem! My version was inspired by that of guitarist John Fahey, who gives a beautifully exact performance of it. Needless to say, I stick in a bit of my own off-the-cuff rubbish in the middle"...


-snip-

I like this guitar playing...But I'm not a guitarist or any kind of musician for that matter. Does anybody here want to "voice" their opinion about this video?


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Nick E
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:40 PM

Where have all the flower (songs) gone?

Graceful & Charming... (Like the lilys in the pond)
Dandylion (Don't tell no lies)
Scarlet Begonias
And there were Roses


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:43 PM

A beautiful song of love: Daisy A Day as sung by Jed Strunk


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:52 PM

Another beautiful version of this song: here


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:58 PM

We've had this one before:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=21767


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 10:06 PM

The Rose of No Man's Land
Mighty Lak A Rose
Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose
Roses are Red/Violets Are Blue
Lavendar Blue
She Was The Only Little Tulip In An Onion Patch
Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Sweet Violets


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 10:10 PM

My Wild Irish Rose
Eidelweiis


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Newport Boy
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 04:16 AM

Wildwood Flower (Carter Family version preferred)

Phil


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 04:57 AM

Fair Maids of February - Robin Dransfield
the fair maids are snowdrops.

April Song - Arkie's Toast
refers to violets and dandelions

Rose of Allandale - not really about a flower, but it's in the title

Cadgwith Anthem - The Beauty of Kashmir is a rose


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:45 AM

Refreshen


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,young'un
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 06:05 AM

Hi

There's a beautiful traditional song 'When Spring comes in', one of the Copper Family's songs with the chorus

'The primrose blooms
and the cowslip too
the violets in their sweet retire
the roses shining through the briar
and the daffadowndillies which we admire
will die and fade away'


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 06:16 AM

The flower song to end all flower songs is The Flowers of England. Sung by Martyn Wyndham-Read on his (I think) Mussels On A Tree CD, it's a song made up almost entirely of flower names.

Blessings
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Rog Peek
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 06:20 AM

@displaysong.cfm?SongID=1439

Rog


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Tally Ho Man
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 06:43 AM

I remember this version from my childhood!


Daisy, Daisy, the cops are after you
If they catch you, they give you a month or two,
They'll tie you up with wire
Inside a Black Maria
So ring your bell and peddle like Hell
On your bicycle built for two


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 08:09 AM

There's another song called 'The Flowers of England' (hope that's not a problem) written by Chris Flegg. I sang it at a session that Martin Wyndham-Read was at a few months ago & he really enjoyed it so I wonder if he might sing it one day!

The Flowers of England by Chris Flegg

Chorus:
Of all the flowers of England, my favourites I will tell
The primrose and the daffodil, the poppy and bluebell
In countryside or city park, wherever you may dwell
The primrose and the daffodil, the poppy and bluebell

Now the primrose has a colour between buttermilk and gold
And she brightens up our wayside when spring days are wet and cold
By the railway line and woodland path in clusters she will lie
To delight the weary traveller she'll try to catch your eye
For the primrose is the symbol of young love and all its joy
A reminder of sweet courting days of every girl and boy

And the daffodil's a noble flower with tall and slender stem
As she waves her golden trumpet every new year to proclaim
By the lakeside and on village green, wherever you may go
And with newborn lambs to watch her dance, she'll put on a fine show
Though the daffodil's the emblem of St David and for Wales
She's in every English garden and all England loves her well

And the bluebell finds a secret place in shady wood she lies
For her flowers are of purest blue like fallen angels eyes
And on every stem not one but many fragile blooms display
As she spreads a deep blue carpet that will take your breath away
She's the flower of eternal sleep, fertility as well
And in olden times they feared her for her powerful magic spells

Now the poppy is a strange flower for she may not come each year
Only when her seed has been disturbed from sleep she troubles to appear
Then in fallow field or hedgerow she will come to life in June
She will dazzle all who see her with her tall stem and fine bloom
For the poppy wears her flower with pride with black heart set in red
As a symbol of remembrance for heroes lost and dead


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 08:50 AM

Banks of the Sweet Primeroses ?

My Love's an Arbutus ? (Moore)


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 11:00 AM

When You Wore a Tulip.
Tulips From Amsterdam.
A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation - Marty Robbins
Carnation - The Jam


Not really ABOUT flowers, but...

Flowers Never Bend - Paul Simon
You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond
Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations


Will tunes do?...

Bluebell Polka
The Primrose
Flowers of Edinburgh


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 11:58 AM

Morris Dances - the Rose (Field Town)

The Rose Tree in Full Bearing (Bampton)

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lilac Time, or We'll Gather Lilacs, Apple Blossom Time, Roll me over in the Clover, Seven Golden Daffodils or Orange Blossom Special (showing me age, now).

Awroight Orchid ? (sorry - I'll get me Barbour).


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Subject: Lyr Add: DEAD FLOWERS (Rolling Stones)
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 12:00 PM

Dead Flowers
                  by the Rolling Stones


Well when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair
Talkin' to some rich folk that you know
Well I hope you won't see me in my ragged company
Well, you know I could never be alone

Chorus
Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
Ah, I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon
And another girl can take my pain away

[chorus]

[chorus]
No, I won't forget to put roses on your grave


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 03:32 PM

We've had this one before:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=21767

oh right, so real boring eh?

to quote Ray Charles (no flowers involved) Hit The Road Jack!

and.....

The Banks Of The Sweet Primroses - Fairport Convention
Wild Mountain Thyme (I like The Byrds version of this)
The Primrose (a dance tune from The Albion Band)
Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - Peter, Paul & Mary
Flowers In The Rain - The Move
The Flowers Of The Forest - Fairport Convention (the flower as metaphor)
Dandelion - The Rolling Stones

Charlotte (the floral view from Ma and Pa's piano stool)


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Corral #5
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 04:52 PM

"Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?"
"Edelweiss"
"The Yellow Rose of Texas"
"San Antonio Rose"

With a few exceptions, such as "Edelweiss," most of the "flower" titles refer to metaphors for individuals....mostly women. Not too many appear to celebrate the flowers for their own sake.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for posting these examples.

Keep 'em coming!

**

Here's the link to the May 2000 thread that was also called "Flower Songs":

thread.cfm?threadid=21767

I guess that makes this thread "Flower Songs II".

Just think, in 2000 there was no such thing as YouTube. If you wanted to hear a song online, the only way you could do it was to click on short sound clips or midis.

I wonder what new innovation there'll be eight years from now...


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Prof.Slainte
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:34 PM

Flower of Scotland
The Red Rose Cafe
Rose of Mooncoin
Check out Sean and Dolores Keane's version of "Where have all the flowers gone?"
The Rose
You don't bring me flowers, anymore.
Irish Eyes
Only her rivers run free
Paper Roses
Tulips from Amsterdam
A bunch of thyme (not flower tho;
IRIS
Rose of Allendale
the last rose of summer
La vie en rose


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:35 PM

I love the song Edelweiss. And speaking of YouTube, I love this clip of Christopher Plummer singing Edelweiss in the "Sound of Music":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_NPN0Iy3w

**

Here's an excerpt from this online page about the edelweiss flower:
http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/334582.aspx

"Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is one of the best known European mountain flowers. The name comes from German edel (meaning noble) and weiß (meaning white). The scientific name, Leontopodium means "lion's paw", being derived from Greek words leon and podion.

Symbolic uses

...Edelweiss is the national flower of Switzerland and Austria.
It appears in the logos of both the German and Austrian alpine societies...

Edelweiss is a theme and song ("Edelweiss") in the musical and movie The Sound of Music, which takes place in Austria...

The Edelweiss is the sign of German and Austrian alpine troops, granted to them in World War I for their bravery.

...During the Second World War, German soldiers occasionally pinned edelweiss flowers to their uniforms. The flower was supposed to be the sign of a "true soldier" in the Wehrmacht as it grows only in rugged terrain, generally above the tree line.

Edelweiss was a badge of Edelweiss Pirates (Edelweisspiraten) -- the anti-nazi youth groups in Third Reich. It was worn on the clothes (eg. a blouse or a suit).

The Edelweiss flower was in fact the symbol of Wehrmacht Gebirgsjäger, or mountain troops, worn as a metal pin on the left side of the cap and as a patch on the right sleeve.

The rank insignia of Swiss generals has Edelweiss signs instead of stars. A Korpskommandant for example (equivalent to a Lieutenant General in other countries) wears three Edelweiss signs on his collar instead of three stars.

This flower appears prominently in the comic book adventure Asterix in Switzerland where the protagonists attempt to procure an Edelweiss for its use in an antidote.

In Austria, on St. Valentine's Day, it is traditional for a man to present a woman with a bunch of edelweiss, the implication being that he has risked his life climbing up to where the flowers grow. In fact, a GM version is grown commercially at lower altitudes."


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Greengal
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:38 PM

Sweet Sunny South
(where the wild flowers on the green margins do grow)

There is a Rose In Spanish Harlem


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:47 PM

Somewhat off-topic, but I'd appreciate it if someone clarify part of the excerpt about the edelweiss flower that I posted above.


"During the Second World War, German soldiers occasionally pinned edelweiss flowers to their uniforms"

and

"Edelweiss was a badge of Edelweiss Pirates (Edelweisspiraten) -- the anti-nazi youth groups in Third Reich. It was worn on the clothes (eg. a blouse or a suit)."

So was the edelweiss flower used as a symbol by both the nazi Germans and the anti-nazi Germans? [My assumption is that "German soldiers" in the Second World War refers to nazi Germans. If that is not a correct assumption, please excuse my assumption].


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 09:46 PM

Here's some information about the origin of the song "Where Have All The Flowers Gone":

"...En route to one of these concerts, Seeger had the inspiration for "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

On the plane, he pulled out his pocket-size song notebook: "Leafing through it, I came across three lines I'd written down, oh, at least a year or two before: 'Where are the flowers, the girls have plucked them. Where are the girls, they've all taken husbands. Where are the men, they're all in the army.' "

He'd read this in a novel by Mikhail Sholokhov, And Quiet Flows the Don, the three lines came from a Ukrainian folk song. For a year he had searched around for the original song, then given up, jotting down this fragment in hopes of using it some day. This time he glanced at the words, and "things just slipped into place."

For four or five years, Pete had also carried a musical phrase in his head, like an old man saving string: "long time passing." He had been struck by its melodic beauty: the four vowel sounds are sequential, opening up the mouth as they are sung. "All I knew was that those were three words I wanted to use in a song; I wasn't quite sure how, where, or when. Suddenly it fit with this 'Where have all the flowers gone -- long time passing.' And, five minutes later, I had 'Long time ago.' Then without realizing it, I took a tune, a lumberjack version of "Drill Ye Tarriers Drill': it was as unconscious as Woody using 'Goodnight Irene' as the tune for 'Roll On Columbia.' "

-snip-

This story continues at http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/where.html

Source: David Dunaway, How Can I Keep From Singing: Pete Seeger, New York, NY, 1990, pp. 186-187.

**

Here's a link to a YouTube video of Mary Travers & Kingston Trio singing the beautiful protest song "Where Have All The Flowers Gone":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg8Db7VNgL0&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Bert
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 10:11 PM

Seeing as we are repeating the thread I'll repeat the plug for my song Plastic Flower Seeds.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 03:43 PM

Erev shel shoshanim!! An Israeli song. Means an evening of roses.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5bRwo1aXCU&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 10:03 PM

Bert, thanks for posting your song in this thread!

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GUEST,Volgadon, here's your hyperlink for the "Erev shel shoshanim" song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5bRwo1aXCU&feature=related


Btw, that's a great sounding song!

Btw2, Volgadon, here are the steps I follow to make a hyperlink on Mudcat:

1.Scroll my mouse over the URL {website address} that I want posted The URL is found at the top of the screen and starts with http://

2. Hit copy. {Either click on the "copy" icon, or click on "Edit" in the top of your screen and then click on the copy command}.

3.Click on the "Make a link {"blue clicky"} line that is right below this box. Once you done that, a box will appear.

4.Follow the easy instructions that show up with that box {the instructions will tell you to paste the URL that you copied, and then after one other step that you can skip, click "Submit"

5. Copy the hyperlink that shows up. Make sure you include the < symbol at the beginning and the > symbol at the end. If you don't copy these, the hyperlink won't work.

6.Paste the hyperlink where you want it in the Mudcat message box.


And that's that!

I'm very tech challenged. Therefore, if I can learn how to make hyperlinks, anybody can.

Best wishes,

Azizi


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 08:10 AM

Azizi,
Thanks. I know the steps, but there's a glitch in my computer, so they don't work.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 09:49 AM

You're welcome, Volgadon.

I joined the Mudcat "blue clicky club" as a result of someone posting the directions on a thread. Maybe someone else might join that club because these instructions are posted here.

I hope that your computer glitch becomes unglitched soon.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILDWOOD FLOWER (A. P. Carter)
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 10:01 AM

Newport Boy, there's a city near my hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey named "Wildwood". I wonder how many people living there know the song that you listed in this thread:

WILDWOOD FLOWER
As recorded by The Carter Family
Written by A. P. Carter

CAPO: 2nd Fret/KEY: E/PLAY: D
[D] Oh, I'll twine with my mingles and [A7] waving black [D] hair
With the roses so red and the [A7] lilies so [D] fair
And the myrtle so [D7] bright with the [G] emerald [D] hue
The pale and the leader and [A7] eyes look like [D] blue.

Oh I'll dance, I will sing and my (*laugh) shall be gay
I will charm every heart, in his crown I will sway
When I woke from my dreaming, my idol was clay
All portion of love had all flown away.

Oh he taught me to love him and promised to love
And to cherish me over all others above
How my heart is now wond'ring no mis'ry can tell
He's left me no warning, no words of farewell.

Oh, he taught me to love him and called me his (*flow'r)
That was blooming to cheer him through life's dreary hour
Oh, I long to see him and regret the dark hour
He's gone and neglected this pale wildwood flow'r.

*Note: Mother Maybelle pronounces (laugh/loff) and (flower/flow'r/flour)

SOURCE: Columbia House American Country Classics P1-7157

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/carter-family/wildwood-flower-7456.html

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Here's a link to a YouTube video of The Carter Family performing "Wildwood Flower"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewnfWoSQz3o


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Beer
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 12:54 PM

Here are a few more titles:
Sweet Forget Me Not
Purple Roses by John Williamson
The Flower of Scotland by Roy Williamson
Wild Flowers Don't Care Where They Grow
Rose of My Heart
Pussy Willows Cat Tails (does this one count?)
Annapolis Valley         
One Red Rose in The Bible by John Prine


In Search of a Rose by the Waterboys
A Rose at Night
There Were Roses
I Over Looked an Orchid

The Flower
Cootamundra Wattle by John Williamson

Hope I haven't repeated to many from above.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FAIREST FLOWER (Chris Flegg)
From: GUEST,Fleggy
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 02:30 PM

My Guru already mentioned The Flowers Of England, which you can hear at http://www.chris-flegg.demon.co.uk/songs_page.htm

but I have another called The Fairest Flower from the Through the window album;

                                 The fairest flower
Chorus
The fairest flower lies crushed and broken on the ground
Carelessly trampled by the onward march of man
For now her fragrant scent still lingers on the wind
But fading soon it will be lost for ever gone

Chorus
Some call it progress when new runways are completed
So we can take more flights to somewhere in the sun
And as the concrete grows the countryside's depleted
And you can see that mother nature's on the run
Some call it progress when an ancient wood is cleared
To build more homes to house the city's overflow
Another natural habitat just disappeared
And where the wildlife's gone that lived there no one knows

Chorus
Some call it progress when new motorways are finished
To take more traffic by a better faster route
And never mind if all that road kill spoils the image
Of shiny four by four's and men in pinstripe suites
Some call it progress when new pesticides are scattered
Or when genetic engineering clones our seed
No matter if the ecosystem is now shattered
So long as corporations profit from their greed

Chorus
Throughout the world the onward march of man's relentless
As every forest and each wilderness are tamed
And whether it's a hungry need or greed that temps us
The tragic end result amounts to much the same
So what if man cannot survive this global warming
And some catastrophe awaits the human race
So what if all our great endeavours come to nothing
I'd call it progress for what's left to take our place
Chorus
Chris Flegg 2006


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 02:57 PM

Not quite a song and not quite a flower, but:
they seek him here, they seek him there.......


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 05:15 PM

Seeds of love songs of course, and what about Columbine - Waterson, Lal & Oliver Knight.

sal


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 07:43 PM

The Flooers O' the Forest: a lament.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: dulcimerjohn
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 08:48 PM

'the flower and the young man'..strawbs album Grave New World


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,GrannyInWales
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 07:52 PM

What about "Dan Cupid Hath a Garden" sung by the character Walter Raleigh in Edward German and Basil Hood's operetta "Merrie England", first performed in 1904 at the Savoy Theatre.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: cptsnapper
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 02:41 PM

The Colour Of Roses by Beth Nielsen Chapman


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 24 Sep 08 - 02:55 PM

I can't believe I didn't jump in before. I love flower songs. I often arrange for workshops at music camps on them, but generally no one comes. Oh well.

Pardon me if I repeat..no time to really read this..

Flowers of Edinburgh
ROse of Labrador
English country garden
Flower of Lebanon (mine..she asks for Flower of Peru,Flowers of Ukraine, FLower of Cambodia etc. to come help them).
Rose of ARgyle.
Love is like a red red rose.
Haste to Kelvin Grove.
Streets of Laredo.
Blue Bells of Scotland..where tell me where has your Bonny Laddie gone
Green grow the lilacs
Sweet forget me not
Yellow rose of TExas
Rose of Mooncoin

Rose of San Antoine
Flowers of the fairest (beautiful Catholic hymn)
Dogwood trail..(mine)
Rose of No Man's Land


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Subject: RE: GARDEN Songs
From: GUEST,MERRY ENGLAND BY EDWARD GERMAN
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 07:14 AM


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Subject: Lyr Add: GARDENS (Agnes Mure MacKenzie)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 08:16 AM

From the DT

GARDENS
(Agnes Mure MacKenzie)

cho: For days work and weeks work, as I go up and down
There are many gardens all about the town
For days work and weeks work as I go up and down
There are many gardens all about the town

One that's gay with daffodils
One where children play
One that's white with cherry flowers
Another red with May
CHO

A kitten and a lilac bush
Bridal white and tall
And later crimson ramblers
Against a granite wall
CHO

I have passed your railings
When you never knew
And people who have gardens
I give my thanks to you
CHO

recorded by the McCalmans


Eddie


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 08:52 AM

"The Buchan Gairdner" must be the only song that features pelargoniums. I can't find the words on the web, though.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 10:57 AM

Red Roses for a Blue Lady


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 11:21 AM

Nothing much to offer I'm afraid Azizi.
Except a link to this thread I initiated a while back, which might possibly be of interest:
Plant Spirit Songs
Meanwhile I'll be following this one with interest.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Millindale
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 03:46 PM

I haven't read through all the posts so sorry if I repeat. "The Flowers and the Guns" by Mudcat member George Papavgeris


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GARLAND (Edwin Waugh)
From: sid
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 04:24 PM

Written by Edwin Waugh, Rochdale (1819-1890)

The Garland

Before the dawn 'at mornin' began to stir in t'sky,
I donned mysel' to wander afore the dew had dried,
To wander through the gay green wood,reet early I did rove,
I couldn't sleep upon mi bed, for thinkin' of mi love.

Down in the bonny dingle where sometimes we did stray,
Our vows of love to mingle at close of summer day,
It was there where oft among her hair, flowers of spring I wove,
An' I sat me down to think upon, the girl that I do love.

An' it's there I made mi garland, mi darlin' for to don,
An' the posies that were in it, they shine'd like the sun,
The dewy posies wild an' free, all in the leafy grove,
Well they caused me for to think upon, the girl that I do love.

Aye the cowslip and the speedwell, with a dewdrop in it's e'e,
An' the wild rose an' the bluebell, they blend so bonnylee
An' the honeysuckle, wandering wild, with violets blue I wove,
Oh! it breaks mi heart to think upon, the girl that I do love.

An' when I poo'd mi posies, the small birds they did sing, (pulled)
An' when I wove mi garland they made the woods to ring!
On every tree the wild birds glee rang through that leafy grove,
An' I came away, at dawn of day, still thinking of mi love.

Oh, the morning sun she rises to cheer mi heart's delight,
An, the silvery moon she wanders among the clouds at night,
An' the twinkling stars, that look so fine, all in the heavens above,
At work or play, bi night an' day, I'm thinking of mi love!

A version of this song was recorded by Harry Boardman on his LP " A Lancashire Mon" to his own tune. The author wrote it to be sung to "Cupid's Garden". (NB typed from memory, there might be a few mistakes)


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 09:28 AM

Only one song that is on the subject ot 'Rlowers' and that is 'The Flowers of England' and it holds a poignant message in the final verse

But probably noone has heard it, apart from guru, take up Fleggy's invitation then feed back


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Young Buchan
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 12:16 PM

There is a flower so I've been told
That cures the pain of young and old.
And if that flower I could only find
It would ease my heart and cure my mind.
[Young British Waterman]

Don't know what it is though :-{


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: pdq
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 08:17 PM

Here are three from the Grateful Dead:

   Sugar Magnolia

   Scarlet Begonias

   It Must Have Been The Roses


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: open mike
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:31 PM

Kate Wolf wrote a song about a lilac bush and an apple tree growing by an old homestead.

Rosalie Sorrels sings a song that says if you love me (if you love,love love me) plant a rose for me, and if you think you're going to love me for a long long time, plant an apple tree when ever you comes and when ever you goes you'll have an apple and a red red rose...

(something like that)

San Antonio rose must have been mentioned already..

Laurie Lewis has one about Texas Bluebonnets (they make all the meadows as blue as the sky)

Dolly Parton has a song about a wild flower ,and a woman who is as
wild as one.

Greg Brown has a song about giving a boquet of flowers. Ani Di Franco has one too, i think they wrote them at about the same time.

Kate Wolf has a song about Trumpet Vine that grows in thru the kitchen window, and bloomed bright orange on the wall.

I did a radio show with 2 hours of songs about flowers, but i guess it was before i posted my playlists on line because i can't find the list.

keep them coming...


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Subject: Lyr Add: REINCARNATION (Wallace McRae)
From: open mike
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:50 PM

Flowers of Edinburg - a scottish hornpipe

a singer i met at the cowboy festival in Elko has a
wonderful song about Dandelion wine...which is basically a recipe.

here is Sorcha's recipe
http://www.mudcat.org/Detail.CFM?messages__Message_ID=221907

from a movie...does any one remember which one?
I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden..

Rosalie sorrels sings one about her grandmothers...Bells of Ireland

there is a cowboy song "When the cactus is in bloom"

there is a beautiful Carter Family waltz called Give Me The Roses
(While I Live)

A round we sang in girl Scouts....White Coral Bells (upon a slender stalk)

and last, but not least, this one by Wally McRae, posted by Arkie,

REINCARNATION
by Wallace McRae

What is reincarnation? A cowboy asked his friend.
It starts, his old pal told him, when your life comes to an end.
They wash your neck and comb your hair and clean your fingernails,
And put you in a padded box away from life's travails.

The box and you goes in a hole that's been dug in the ground.
Reincarnation starts in when you're planted neath that mound.
Them clods melt down, just like the box, and you who is inside.
And that's when you begin your transformation ride.

And in a while the grass will grow upon your rendered mound,
Until some day, upon that spot, a lonely flower is found.
And then a horse may wander by and graze upon that flower
That once was you, and now has become your vegetated bower.

Now, the flower that the horse done eat, along with his other feed,
Makes bone and fat and muscle essential to the steed.
But there's a part that he can't use and so it passes through.
And there it lies upon the ground, this thing that once was you.

And if perchance, I should pass by and see this on the ground,
I'll stop awhile and ponder at this object that I've found.
I'll think about Reincarnation and life and death and such,
And come away concludin', why, you ain't changed all that much.

(a recited poem, actually, with no tune to it...but perhaps
someone could turn it into a song@!)


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Rowan
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:56 PM

I seem to remember "Barbara Allen" finishes with mention of a rose and a briar and I'm sure it's only one of many similar.

Didn't see it mentioned previously and I was surprised at how long it took for "English Country Gardens" to get a mention.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: pdq
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:59 PM

Kate wolf was a great talent and is sorely missed...some of her songs:

   The Lilac and the Apple

   The Trumpet Vine

   Cornflower Blue

   Emma Rose


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Big Apple Florist
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 04:13 PM

There are a ton of songs out there about flowers..We just so happened to write a blog post about it.. You can find it at:

http://blog.bigappleflorist.com/flower-songs/


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU LOVE ME (Malvina Reynolds)
From: Bettynh
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 04:37 PM

My favorite Malvina Reynolds song:

If You Love Me

If you love me, if you love, love, love me,
Plant a rose for me.
And if you think you'll love me for a long, long time,
Plant an apple tree.

The sun will shine, the wind will blow,
The rain will fall and the tree will grow,
And whether you comes, or whether you goes,
I'll have an apple, and I'll have a rose,
Lovely to bite, and nice to my nose.
And every juicy nibble will be
A sweet reminder of the time you loved me
And planted a rose for me,
And an apple tree.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 06:03 PM

Harry Chapin's, Flowers are Red


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Crowhugger
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 07:10 PM

When I Was In My Prime, which mentions roses & violets as well as things that may or may not bloom or have showy flowers: thyme, rue, vine, willow tree.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 09:16 AM

The Flowers of England , by Chris Flegg

It mentions 4 in detail,
the Bluebell, Daffodil,Primrose and - with a poignant twist - the Poppy

a well crafted ,and melodically charming number always well received and frequently requested

try his web site


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FLOWERS OF ENGLAND (Chris Flegg)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 09:36 AM

THE FLOWERS OF ENGLAND
(Lyrics by Chris Flegg)

Of all the flowers of England my favourites I will tell:
The primrose and the daffodil, the poppy and bluebell,
In countryside or city park wherever you may dwell,
The primrose and the daffodil the poppy and bluebell.

Now the primrose has a colour between buttermilk and gold
And she brightens up our wayside when spring days are wet and cold
By the railway line and woodland path in clusters she will lie
To delight the weary traveller she'll try to catch your eye
For the primrose is the symbol of young love and all its joy
A reminder of sweet courting days for every girl and boy

Chorus

And the daffodil's a noble flower with tall and slender stem
As she waves her golden trumpet every new year to proclaim
By the lakeside and on village green wherever you may go
And with newborn lambs to watch her dance she'll put on a fine show
Though the daffodil's the emblem of St David and for Wales
She's in every English garden and all England loves her well

Chorus

And the bluebell finds a secret place in shady wood she lies
For her flowers are of purest blue like fallen angels eyes
And on every stem not one but many fragile blooms display
As she spreads a deep blue carpet that will take your breath away
She's the flower of eternal sleep, fertility as well
And in ancient times they feared her for her powerful magic spell

Chorus

Now the poppy is a strange flower for she may not come each year
Only when her seed has been disturbed she troubles to appear
Then in fallow field or hedgerow she will come to life in June
She will dazzle all who see her with her tall stem and fine bloom
For the poppy wears her flower with pride, a black heart set in red
As a symbol of remembrance for heroes lost and dead

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 06:12 PM

Dandelions and Daisies by Iain Ingram - I'll post the words of this wee love song once I remember them!


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 11:57 AM

The Banks Of The Roses -learned from Jamie Snider
Roses In The Snow -learned from Emmy Lou Harris
Wild Wild Flowers -learned from Ola Belle Reed


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANDELIONS AND DAISIES (Iain Ingram)
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 18 Sep 10 - 06:19 PM

Dandelions and Daisies by Iain Ingram (you need to get Iain or me to sing you the tune!)
We started doon the road, wi' nuthin' but dreams o' plenty
True love was a' we owned, oor pockets were ayways empty
Noo the years have sped swiftly by, and hardship has been the reason
For driftin' far apart, abandonin' dreams we shared

chorus
For dandelions and daisies was a' I gied tae you
The weeds that spring alang the wastegrun' whaur roses never grew

Oh Time's been hard on you, Ah wish Life had been much kinder
We merriet far too young, baith sixteen and still sae tender
Ye feel life has passed ye by, ye're wantin' a taste o' freedom
Perhaps Ah didnae try as hard as Ah could hae done.

chorus

And noo we're on oor ain, the children are a' fu' grown
They've gone their separate weys, the winds o' guid fortune blowin'
Dae ye think we could try again, we are older but far the wiser
Re-kindlin' that old flame, the embers we thought had died?

chorus

(NB dialect is Glaswegian)


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 11 May 11 - 11:18 AM

June Tabor's cd "Rosa Mundi" is completely dedicated to songs referencing roses.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 May 11 - 01:21 AM

Roses from the South by Johann Strauss


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Bettynh
Date: 12 May 11 - 04:19 PM

White Coral Bells was discussed extensively. I take it to be a description of lilly-of-the-valley flowers that look carved of ivory.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: breezy
Date: 13 May 11 - 12:44 PM

That Flowers of England song by Chris Flegg is actually about flowers.

Which is more than can be said about the other titles.


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 11 - 07:40 PM

Can't believ no-one's posted this yet:

Beware Of The Flowers 'Cos I'm Sure They're Gonna Get You, Yeah


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Subject: RE: Flower Songs
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 13 May 11 - 07:42 PM

"Guest" above was me with a lost cookie.


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