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Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high

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BONNY BOY
DAILY GROWING
DAILY GROWING (BONNY BOY IS YOUNG OR TREES GROW HIGH, ETC.)
LADY MARY ANN
THE YOUNG LAIRD OF CRAIGSTON
THE YOUNG LAIRD OF CRAIGSTOUN


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Floksnog 15 Apr 11 - 06:44 PM
Floksnog 15 Apr 11 - 06:45 PM
Dave Hanson 15 Apr 11 - 06:47 PM
Noreen 15 Apr 11 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,leeneia 16 Apr 11 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,Paul Burke 16 Apr 11 - 12:29 PM
Floksnog 16 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM
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Subject: Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high
From: Floksnog
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 06:44 PM

I just worked out this tune from Chagford, Devon, and put it on my blog.

It was collected by Sabine Baring Gould in 1890...

http://westcountryfolklore.blogspot.com/2011/04/chagford-tune-all-trees-they-are-so.html


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Subject: ADD Version: All the trees they do grow high
From: Floksnog
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 06:45 PM

Opps, got the name wrong (not a good start) - it is actually -

All The Trees They are so High

Here are the lyrics -

As I looked over my father's castle wall
I saw four and twenty boys playing at the ball
But my pretty lad he did exceed them all
And my pretty lad is young and he is growing

O father, father dear, if that you think it fit
We'll send him to the collage for a year yet
And spinning I at home will sit-sit-sit.
Whilst my pretty lad is young and is growing

I'll buy my love five shirts of the Holland so fine
And all the time I'm sowing, the tears run down the twine
And I will sit and sing of that sweet love of mine,
Whilest my pretty lad is young and is growing

I'll cast my yellow train away by the root
And I will clothe myself all in a boys suit
And to the collage ?wish?, I will go a foot
When my pretty lad so young still is growing

At the age of fourteen he was a married man
At the age of fifteen he had a little son
At the age of sixteen his thread of life was done
So my pretty lad so young had ceased growing


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 06:47 PM

How clever of you, I've only known it for forty years.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 06:54 PM

How clever and grown-up of you, Dave Hanson, to be so patronising to an enthusiastic new member.

Thanks, Fs, I hadn't heard this version before.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 11:25 AM

Thanks, Floksnog.   I'm always on the lookout for good tunes.

Thanks, too, Noreen. Well done.

(Let's see, 6:47 Mudcat time = 11:47 British time. The pubs have closed. Our beers are deteriorating from jolly to sullen. We've had the jolly company of the guys who know everything and don't like anybody. Let's go home, turn on the computer, and look for somebody to insult.)


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 12:29 PM

Nice version Flokmog. (I've known it for forty years too, but of the 5 or 6 versions I know, this isn't one of them).

I wonder if her yellow train looked like this?

I think you're blowing that fiddle the wrong end though. And the glasses are both empty. Maybe the two are connected.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: All the trees they do grow high
From: Floksnog
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM

Thanks - I too have 2 other versions sung by different bands on CD (one is by Rubens Train and the other I cant remember!) and have heard it in pubs and festivals.

This was a new version I had not come across before, and I loved the lines "And all the time I'm sowing, the tears run down the twine", as well as the yellow train by the root... (must have been a time loop if it was that train Paul!)

Maybe I put the wrong tag with the title - I couldn't find one for different versions....


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