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Farmers arms/God speed the plow

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GODSPEED THE PLOW
SUCCESS TO THE FARMER


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GUEST,John D Revelator 29 Nov 12 - 11:50 AM
Joe Offer 29 Nov 12 - 06:50 PM
GUEST 30 Nov 12 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,Pete 02 Aug 14 - 07:25 AM
Brian Peters 02 Aug 14 - 07:57 AM
Richard Mellish 02 Aug 14 - 09:11 AM
Steve Gardham 02 Aug 14 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,Thanks 03 Aug 14 - 06:56 AM
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Subject: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: GUEST,John D Revelator
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 11:50 AM

I have recorded my own "mash up" of the farmers arms & speed the plough with new lyric a the end Please feel free to comment Here are the lyrics & chords as used on the recording

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Intro - Part 1 of GSP
G
I have lawns, I have bowers.
C                        G
I have fruit, I have flowers,
G                        D
And the lark is my morning alarmer;
G
So, jolly boys, now,
C                        G
Here's God speed the plough
G        Em        D        G
Long life and success to the farmer.

Let the wealthy and great
Roll in splendor and state.
I envy them not, I declare it;
For I eat my own ham,
My own chicken and lamb,
I shear my own fleece and I wear it.

Solo

Were it not for my seeding
You'd have but poor feeding;
I reckon you'd all starve without me.
But whatever the season,
I have always good reason
To have my companions about me

Come all jolly fellows,
That delight in being mellow,
Attend unto me and sit easy.
For a pint when tis quiet,
My lads let us try it,
For dull thinking drives a man crazy.

Solo

It's been raining since May
We have no winter hay
Animals are dying round me daily
As I contemplate my fate
I still have cheery wave
For the vet in her brand new Mercedes

I've debts I couldn't pay
If I worked 30 hours a day
I've been beggared and robbed by the likes of Arla
So I'm off to the barn
For I'll endure no further harm
Short rope and long drop for the farmer

Solo - Full god speed the plough

I have lawns, I have bowers.
I have fruit, I have flowers,
And the lark is my morning alarmer;
So, my jolly boys, now,
Here's God speed the plough
Long life and success to the farmer.

G        Em        D         G
Long life and success to the farmer.
G        Em        D         G C G
Long life and success to the farmer.


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 06:50 PM

Not exactly my style, but I enjoyed your recordings, John. Are the chords where you want them, or are they better like this with <pre> preformat tags?

  
Intro - Part 1 of GSP
G
I have lawns, I have bowers.
C                        G
I have fruit, I have flowers,
G                        D
And the lark is my morning alarmer;
G
So, jolly boys, now,
C                        G
Here's God speed the plough
G        Em        D        G
Long life and success to the farmer.

Let the wealthy and great
Roll in splendor and state.
I envy them not, I declare it;
For I eat my own ham,
My own chicken and lamb,
I shear my own fleece and I wear it.

Solo

Were it not for my seeding
You'd have but poor feeding;
I reckon you'd all starve without me.
But whatever the season,
I have always good reason
To have my companions about me

Come all jolly fellows,
That delight in being mellow,
Attend unto me and sit easy.
For a pint when tis quiet,
My lads let us try it,
For dull thinking drives a man crazy.

Solo

It's been raining since May
We have no winter hay
Animals are dying round me daily
As I contemplate my fate
I still have cheery wave
For the vet in her brand new Mercedes

I've debts I couldn't pay
If I worked 30 hours a day
I've been beggared and robbed by the likes of Arla
So I'm off to the barn
For I'll endure no further harm
Short rope and long drop for the farmer

Solo - Full god speed the plough

I have lawns, I have bowers.
I have fruit, I have flowers,
And the lark is my morning alarmer;
So, my jolly boys, now,
Here's God speed the plough
Long life and success to the farmer.

G        Em        D         G
Long life and success to the farmer.
G        Em        D         G C G
Long life and success to the farmer.


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 09:05 AM

Many thanks Joe & glad you enjoyed the recordings!

You are probably right that I have my chords in the wrong place slightly & thanks for reformatting them. I was limited by MS word & the tab spacing along with time!

They were only meant to be an indication for me really when I typed them out.


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 07:25 AM

I heard this song at a club last week( without the tragic verses) I want to learn it but can find no traditional renditions on the net and I can't afford sheet music, if it happens to exist.
Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: Brian Peters
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 07:57 AM

Not sure what you mean by 'traditional' (the tune was set to it in the folk revival by the late Eric Winter), but here's a version on Youtube:

The Farmer's Toast


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 09:11 AM

I have heard a version of The Farmer's Toast, possibly Irish, with a 6/8 tune. I thought I had a recording of it, but having just consulted my indexes I have failed to find it.

And then there is Gordon Hall's spoof version.


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 06:28 PM

Different versions of the song with different titles were very popular in the 18thc and they were widely printed on broadsides and in songsters. I can't be certain but I would imagine the original tune would also have been printed about the same time on the more upmarket sheets. I have a vague recollection that it came from one of those 18thc operettas like The Beggars' opera.


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Subject: RE: Farmers arms/God speed the plow
From: GUEST,Thanks
Date: 03 Aug 14 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for helpful and informative replies. The YouTube version from Brian Peters is the kind of thing I was looking for. The farmers toast also seems to be more of a fertile search than the farmers arms even though that might be it's usual title.
And while I'm here might I just say I enjoyed Brian comments on the bert Lloyd discussion.


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