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Lyr Req: When the Green Man Walks the Forest

GUEST,Guest 17 Sep 14 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,# 17 Sep 14 - 05:04 PM
Nicholas Waller 17 Sep 14 - 05:52 PM
MoorleyMan 17 Sep 14 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,vectis 18 Sep 14 - 07:26 AM
GUEST 18 Sep 14 - 10:38 AM
The Doctor 18 Sep 14 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,Guest 18 Sep 14 - 01:28 PM
Rumncoke 19 Sep 14 - 05:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 04:29 PM

Could anyone help me find the lyrics to this Graeme Miles song please. I cant seem to find them anywhere on t'interweb. This of course could be because I'm an old luddite and simply don't know what I'm doing. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: GUEST,#
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 05:04 PM

Do you have a few lines of lyric?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 05:52 PM

You could buy the Martyn Wyndham-Read-sung version for 99p on Amazon (or elsewhere) and figure them out: http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Green-Man-Walks-Forest/dp/B003ZXT4FG / From the excerpt on that page, the words sound pretty clearly enunciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 06:30 PM

"January's all but over, February comes soon..."
I'll post it in full when I can access my database, but you can get the complete lyric - along with many more - in the marvellous book Songscapes. One of Graeme's finest songs IMHO.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: GUEST,vectis
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 07:26 AM

"When the green man walks the forest we'll know then we'll know."
I think this is a line from the chorus.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 10:38 AM

Here it is:


WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST
As recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Read on "Where Ravens Feed"

1. January's all but over; February comes soon.
The pale sun late rises as cold as the moon,
And the thrushes and the finches make scarcely a tune.

CHORUS: Oh, when will this winter be over? When will this winter be done?
When the Green Man walks the forest, then we'll know spring's begun.
When the Green Man comes a-walking, then we'll know; then we'll know.

2. The ditches and the gullies lie deep under snow.
On the bushes and hedges not one leaf on show,
And the bulrushes rattle in the stream's swollen flow.

3. The foxes and the kestrels all through the grey day,
Scan the white barren landscape in search of their prey,
And if foxes and kestrels could speak they would say:

4. High on the fellside crouched by the stone wall
The shepherd is a-sheltering away from the squall.
He curses the weather and loudly he calls:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: The Doctor
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 10:42 AM

That was me just above. My cookie had obviously been cooked again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 01:28 PM

Thanks everyone, your efforts are much appreciated. I can get on with learning this wonderful song now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Green Man walks the forest
From: Rumncoke
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 05:57 AM

Sometimes the words of a song can make my hair stand on end - that seems to be one of them...


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