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Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song

GUEST,Kathy 12 Apr 15 - 07:38 AM
Steve Gardham 12 Apr 15 - 08:06 AM
GUEST,# 12 Apr 15 - 08:09 AM
Sandra in Sydney 12 Apr 15 - 08:52 AM
r.padgett 12 Apr 15 - 10:32 AM
Steve Gardham 12 Apr 15 - 01:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song
From: GUEST,Kathy
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 07:38 AM

I'm a returner to folk singing, and am brushing the rust off a number of songs in my repertoire. I remember the tune and bits of most of my songs, and can find words to fill in the rest, while also researching them online, including YouTube. However, one in particular eludes me. I must have liked it enough to want to learn it, but I cannot recall either words or tune, and cannot find it in my books, or anywhere online, including the VWML. It's incredibly frustrating and disappointing.

It's called the Lacemaker's Song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 08:06 AM

The English Folksinger, Stubbs and Richards, p11. VWML definitely has a copy and it should be indexed there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 08:09 AM

Lacemaker's Song

Posted in 1_SONGS THAT NEED LINKS, L, z_John Haefner Songbook, tagged 01005, John Haefner Songbook, Lacemaker's Song on March 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
01005.0100 Lacemaker's Song
(Sing to "Sweet Betsy from Pike")
John Haefner Lyrics and Chords

Come all you bold bachelors merry and free
If you want to live happy be ruled by me
If you want to live happy all the days of your life
You must take a lacemaker to be your sweet wife

Lacemakers rise early in morning b'time
And do their odd jobs before the sun shines
And then they sit down to their pillows complete
I love to see lacemakers work it so neat

They all get together in the sunshiny day
Their pillows they shine like the blossoms in May
Their fingers are lithesome and their bobbins are small
And now I have told you the truth of it all


That is from

https://haefsongs.wordpress.com/tag/john-haefner-songbook/page/9/

Found with a Google of   

If you want to live happy all the days of your life

which was found on a sound sample.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 08:52 AM

only half an hour to get the answer!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 10:32 AM

The great servant girl she runs down the hall

Great holes in her stockings, no shoes on at all

Great holes in her stockings scarce a rag to her back

So take the lace maker, it is all that you lack

Verse 3

Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lacemaker's Song
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 01:21 PM

Recorded by Fred Hamer from Mrs Robinson, Wootten, Bedfordshire, in the 1960s. The 3 verses above have minor differences from the version in English Folksinger. The tune is indeed 'Villikins'.


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