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Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers

GUEST,davyr 28 Apr 08 - 06:27 AM
Jim Dixon 29 Apr 08 - 07:32 PM
Peace 29 Apr 08 - 08:33 PM
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Jim Dixon 30 Apr 08 - 12:05 AM
davyr 30 Apr 08 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,Paul Dalton 15 May 08 - 02:40 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: GUEST,davyr
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 06:27 AM

I'd like to learn this song, which I have on a John Kirkpatrick/Sue Harris album (Rose of Britain's Isle) that I can no longer play as I don't own a record deck! I can't find any copies of the words on the web - can anyone please help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 07:32 PM

According to the Topic discography at mustrad.org.uk, ARTICHOKES AND CAULIFLOWERS is on John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris ? "Among the Many Attractions at the Show will be a Really High Class Band" (Topic LP 12TS295, 1976) and not "The Rose of Britain's Isle" (Topic LP 12TS247, 1974).

Maybe someone out there will have the correct album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: Peace
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 08:33 PM

Lyrics are available. I don't know how to copy PDF files. However, there ya go. Google

A Book of Scattered Leaves: Poetry of Poverty in Broadside Ballads ... - Google Books Result

A Book of Scattered Leaves: Poetry of Poverty in Broadside Ballads ... - Google Books Resultby James G. Hepburn - 2001 - Music - 288 pages
CHORUS Artichokes and cauliflowers come buy, come buy of me, &c. This old woman had a daughter sweet, The girl her name was Cis, And she went into the ...
books.google.ca/books?isbn=0838754724...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: Peace
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 08:33 PM

I HOPE they are they.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD WOMAN OF RUMFORD
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 12:05 AM

From The Bodleian Library Ballads Catalogue, Harding B 16(187a):

OLD WOMAN OF RUMFORD
J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials.

[1] There was an old woman of Rumford,
And she was a gay old lass,
And many an honest penny got,
By selling asparagrass.
As through the streets she goes,
With her barrow as she'd pass,
Soliciting her customers
To buy her precious Ar?

(Chorus) tichokes an Colliflowers,
Come buy, come buy of me,
They are the finest of the sort,
That ever you did see.

[2] This old woman had a daughter,
And the girl, her name was Ciss,
And she went into the garden
Every morning for to pick
Some parsley, time, and sage,
Likewise som asparagrass,
To decorate her barrow,
When she cried come buy my Ar?
tichokes, &c.

[3] This old woman had a lodger too,
Who used to bed and board,
She resolved one morn to treat him with
A good brown roasted tur?key.
She boiled some colliflowers,
Likewise some asparagrass,
For she had make a lucky hit,
And sole her precious Ar?tichokes.

[4] This put the lodger in a rage,
Said he my cunning old lass,
If you give me further impertinence,
I'll kick your precious Ar?
Tichokes and tender flowers,
From your barrow as you pass,
Oh, no, you must not touch me,
Nor my daughter's precious ar?tichokes.

[5] But if you'll wed my daughter Ciss,
I swear now by the lass,
Five hundred pounds I will pay down
Which I've got by my grass.
When she may be a lady gay,
Visit opera, ball or farce,
And never mind what people say,
About her old mother's Ar?tichokes.

[6] This was not to be resisted,
So he pocketed the cash,
And not being close fisted,
Resolved to cut a dash.
He had parties every day to dine,
Made each guess fill up his glass,
And the first toast he gave in a bumper,
Here's success to the old woman's Ar?
tichokes, &c.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: davyr
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 04:28 AM

Thanks, yes, it was on "Among the Many Attractions", which I now recall I never owned and must have borrowed from the library.

I don't think the "Old Woman of Rumford" can be the same song. I seem to recall that every verse of the song I'm thinking of ended with the refrain "Artichokes and cauliflowers, pretty maiden, won't you buy?"

I'll carry on searching - I'm sure a friend with a record deck must have a copy tucked away somewhere!


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Subject: Lyr Add: Artichokes and Cauliflowers
From: GUEST,Paul Dalton
Date: 15 May 08 - 02:40 AM

Hi,

I was browsing yesterday & I am sure that I saw a thread asking for the words of Artichokes and Cauliflowers, recorded by John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris on "Among the Many Attractions at the Show will be a Really High Class Band".

BUT by the time I had typed the words the thread seems to have dissappeared!

So here's a new one.

Artichokes and Cauliflowers

You fair maids of London who lead a single life
It's better far being a barrow girl than a rich merchant's wife
So early in the morning you will hear her to cry
Artichokes and cauliflowers pretty maidens will you buy

There sits a girl at Saint Billingsgate I'll not tell to you her name
She's proper tall and handsome and worthy of her fame
As she waits for her jolly waterman to come rowing by still she cries
Artichokes and cauliflowers pretty maidens will you buy

Her husband he's a quiet man and a quiet man is he
All for to wear the horns me boys contented he must be
As she goes and takes her pleasure when the waterman he comes nigh
Artichokes and cauliflowers pretty maidens will you buy

Oh the waterman that's a trade me boys that's a trade that seldom fails
Come hail rain or sunshine our boats are in full sail
And the barrow girl so merrily to her waterman she will fly
Artichokes and cauliflowers pretty maidens will you buy

Here's to your love and to my love and all true hearted souls
Likewise unto the jolly waterman with his full flowing bowl
Here's a health to the jolly waterman who in Billingsgate still she cries
Artichokes and cauliflowers pretty maidens will you buy

Cheers

Paul
    Message transferred from another thread on the same subject. Paul, to find old threads, use the Filter - instructions in the FAQ.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 15 May 08 - 05:20 AM

Thanks for reminding me of this great & seminal album, for me at least - the first folk song I ever sang in public was Jim Jones from this very record, bought, if I remember rightly, from John & Sue when they played at The Grey Horse in Shiremoor!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Artichokes & Cauliflowers
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 02:12 AM

Here they are: I've just transcribed them from 'Among the Many Attractions' by John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris.

Artichokes and Cauliflowers ? John and Sue Kirkpatrick

You fair maids of London who lead a single life
It's better far being a barrow girl than a rich merchant's wife
So early in the morning you will hear her to cry

Artichokes and cauliflowers, pretty maidens will you buy?

There sits a girl at Saint Billingsgate, I'll not tell to you her name
She's proper tall and she's handsome and worthy of her fame
As she waits for her jolly waterman to come rowing by still she'll cry

Artichokes and cauliflowers, pretty maidens will you buy?

Now her husband is a quiet man and a quiet man is he
Oh for to wear the horns me boys contented he must be
For she goes and takes her pleasure when the waterman comes nigh

Artichokes and cauliflowers, pretty maidens will you buy?

Now the waterman is a trade me boys it's a trade that seldom fails
Come hail, rain or sunshine our boats are in full sail
And the barrow girl so merrily with the waterman she'll fly

Artichokes and cauliflowers, pretty maidens will you buy?

Here's to your love here's to my love and all true hearted souls
Likewise to the jolly waterman with his full flowing bowl
And here's a health to the barrow girl as in Billingsgate still she'll cry

Artichokes and cauliflowers, pretty maidens will you buy?


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