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Lyr Req: Wind in the Willows? / Bread and Fishes

Charles 31 Aug 99 - 04:38 PM
Uilleand 31 Aug 99 - 06:00 PM
radriano 31 Aug 99 - 07:27 PM
Jon Freeman 31 Aug 99 - 09:12 PM
John in Brisbane 31 Aug 99 - 11:55 PM
John in Brisbane 01 Sep 99 - 01:40 AM
radriano 01 Sep 99 - 06:23 PM
Jon Freeman 02 Sep 99 - 11:01 AM
Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 02 Sep 99 - 07:36 PM
Susan of DT 02 Sep 99 - 07:54 PM
Wolfgang 03 Sep 99 - 04:24 AM
GUEST,Bryony - Guest 12 Jun 06 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,padgett 12 Jun 06 - 08:02 AM
muppitz 12 Jun 06 - 08:30 AM
s&r 12 Jun 06 - 09:02 AM
The Barden of England 12 Jun 06 - 10:40 AM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Jun 06 - 11:44 AM
Tannywheeler 12 Jun 06 - 02:47 PM
GUEST 30 Oct 10 - 06:56 PM
Aeola 31 Oct 10 - 04:28 PM
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Subject: Wind in the willows?
From: Charles
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 04:38 PM

Thought it would have been in the DB, but can't find it. Anybody knows that song? Or should I get myself a new pair of glasses?

Charles


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Uilleand
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 06:00 PM

Do you mean 'Bread and Fishes'?

With the wind in the willows, and the birds in the sky, and a bright sun to warm us....


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Subject: Lyr Add: BREAD AND FISHES (Alan Bell)^^^
From: radriano
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 07:27 PM

Here are the words to a song I got from a record (can't remember where or when) a long time ago. Maybe it's the one you're looking for.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

As I was a-walkin' one morning in spring
I met with some travellers in an old country lane
One was an old man, the second a maid
And the third was a young boy who smiled as he said
With the wind in the willows and the birds in the sky
There's a bright sun to warm us wherever we lie
We have bread and fishes and a jug of red wine
To share on our journey with all of mankind

I asked them to tell me their name and their place
That I might remember their kindness and grace
My name is Joseph, this is Mary, my wife
And this is our young son, who is our delight

Change last two lines of chorus:
We travelled the whole world by land and by sea
To tell all the people how they can be free

So sadly I left them in that old country lane
For I knew that I never would see them again
One was an old man, the second a maid
And the third was young Jesus who smiled as he said

Regards,
radriano

Line Breaks added.
-Joe Offer-
^^^


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 09:12 PM

I learned this song from the singing of a priest who is no longer with us but probably did more for folk singing in my part of North Wales than anybody else that I have ever known. From my memory, his version was very similar to the version that radriano has given but it had an etra verse (the second verse):

I sat down beside them with the flowers all around

We ate from a mantle? spread out on the ground.

They told me of people, of prophets and kings

They told me of one God that knew everything.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 11:55 PM

I first learned this from the singing of The McCalmans (who include the additional verse). Believe it or not I've actually sung this at a couple of wedding ceremonies. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 01:40 AM

PS - This song was written to reflect the ancient belief that Mary, Joseph and Jesus toured the World/Britain when Jesus was a child, spreading joy and happiness to all they met.(I know that the 'other' Madonna also toured the globe, but only after she became famous).


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: radriano
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 06:23 PM

Joe Offer:

Thanks for adding the line breaks to the lyrics I posted. I'm new at this internet stuff.

Regards, radriano


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 11:01 AM

I have just had another look at the words that radriano supplied and remebered that there was another difference between this and the version that I learned from Father Liam and have just played his version.

Rather than repeating 2 lines of the chorus as lines in one of the verses, he sings:

We are travelling through Glasdon (?) through Englands Green Lanes
To hear of mens sorrows, to hear of mens pains
We travelled the whole world by land and by sea
To tell all the people how they can be free.

Changing the subject, as I mentioned in my previous post in this thread, Fahter Liam was very well known for promoting folk music in my area. It seems a real shame that I seem to have the only known recording of his singing and this is a bad recording made shortly before he died by my mother when he was a patient in Llandudno Hospital but had came down off his ward to provide entertainment for my mother's geriatric patients.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 07:36 PM

The song was written by John Bell of the Blackpool Taverners.

His son came home from school getting towards one Christmas and sang the song to his mother.

"Oh," said his mother, "your father wrote that song."

"He can't have done," said the son, "I learnt it in school."

Shoh slaynt,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Susan of DT
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 07:54 PM

Jon - that would be Glastonbury, where the legend that Joseph of Arimathea brought the Christ child.
The song IS in the database, byt the way.


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 04:24 AM

...and is titled 'Bread and Fishes' as Uilleand presumed.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: GUEST,Bryony - Guest
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 07:25 AM

I am seeking another (possible related) song called "Joseph the Smith" ?? Also about Joseph bringing Jesus to England and landing at Burnham in Somerset. Any leads ? you can e-mail me "mailto:mallaidh49@netscape.net"
or leave a message here.


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 08:02 AM

Alan Bell song surely!

We are travelling through Glaston (Glastonbury) through Englands green lands to hear of men's sorrow's to hear of men's pains etc

Bread and Fishes

Alan also wrote 'Alice White' and 'Windmills' among others ~ Directs Fylde FF and MCs at a number of festivals as well as Fylde


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: muppitz
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 08:30 AM

I first sang that song in a singaround at Sidmouth FF when I was 7 years old, I have a slightly different version, there are four verses and the chorus doesn't change.
The third verse goes something like:

We are travelling to Gladstone, through England's green lanes
To hear of men's troubles, to hear of mens pains
To travel the wide world over land and the sea
To tell all the people who they can be free

I learnt this from a very old tape we used to sing along to in primary school assembly, it's never really left me!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: s&r
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 09:02 AM

Definitely Glaston

Stu


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 10:40 AM

No doubt about it - it's an Alan Bell song.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 11:44 AM

The same legend as in Blake's Jerusalem - I'd like to hear someone sometime sing Bread and Fishes and then go straight into into leading the room/hall/tent in a full-on rendering of that. Preferably Alan Bell.


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Subject: RE: Wind in the willows?
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 02:47 PM

There's a very brief round:
"The wind in the willows,
Sighing like a solitary soul alone."

Learned this when I was a kid in the northeast, out on Long Island, off of Manhattan. Once we "got" rounds we'd spend hours singing all the ones we knew. Miss it.            Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wind in the Willows? / Bread and Fishes
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 06:56 PM

i learned

the wind in the willows, sighing like a solitary soul alone,


sung as a round


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wind in the Willows? / Bread and Fishes
From: Aeola
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 04:28 PM

Definitely Alan Bell, and it is written as Glaston,in his song book it has both titles.

Aeola


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wind in the Willows? / Bread and Fishes
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 07:26 PM

In the late 50's there was a song on the radio that went:

Wind in the willows, tum tum tee tum
whisper, whisper do
wind in the willows, tell him that I
will be ever faithful and true.

Moon up above, shine on my love
tell him how I yearn.
Waves of the sea, whisper for me,
I'll wait until he returns...

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