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Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?

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Subject: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: Forsh
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:28 PM

I like to rise when the sun she rises.... etc.
Merrily upon their layland
WHAT is a Layland??


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:31 PM

leylandii?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: Forsh
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:32 PM

Hmm.. possible..
Lets see if there are anyother ideas!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:33 PM

Or thread.cfm?ThreadID=10925


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:33 PM

Meadow.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: Forsh
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:11 PM

Thanks MANITAS AT WORK!
I checked the thread, and now am just as confused, but in a larger way!
I will stick with Laylum, cos that's how my Dad sang it with Rumbylowe!
Cheers m'dears!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:14 PM

it is a meadow, ley is land temporarily under grass,and it is ley land.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: IanC
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 05:40 AM

I can remember sorting out this one before (Leyland) when people were asking what the hell a Laylum is.

Hopefully, someone will come along and post the link soon and we'll all be able to go back to sleep or sing real words again instead of misheard ones (mondegreens).

;-)

OK, I found it ...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 08:30 AM

http://www.enjoycountrylife.co.uk/home.php


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: doc.tom
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 02:25 PM

I like to hear the small birds singing
merrily upon the ley land.

The skylark, in particular - but not exclusuvely, likes to nest in meadows - ley land - put to grass.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 03:32 PM

so does the corncrake,but the corncrake likes long grass.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: doc.tom
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 02:14 PM

And it doesn't sing as well. Nor is it small. "I like to hear the corncrake singing" - Hmmm, does not compute. Hi Dick.
Tom


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: GUEST,shantyman
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 06:41 PM

layland is land that is laying fallow


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: GUEST,SteveT
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 04:26 AM

GSS/Doc.Tom - As in

"Meet me Molly in the dell
In the cooling evening breeze
Where the corncrake's voice is heard
In the meadow by the Tees
When thy daily work is o'er
Come and take a walk with me
Sweetest hours of my life
Are the few I spend with thee"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: GUEST,Nancy Schmidt
Date: 23 Jun 14 - 07:26 AM

The Revels sing it......         "I like to hear them small birds singing, merrily among their lay-lows."    Different, but no help in meaning.          Seems to imply low bushes. Need an English colloquial specifically regional expert.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Country Life lyric meaning?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Jun 14 - 07:56 AM

Same origin as Scots "lea rig", as in the song of that name.


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