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Lyr Req: On Farley Mount

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GUEST,DianeK 05 Feb 17 - 12:50 PM
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Joe Offer 05 Feb 17 - 11:58 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: On Farley Mount
From: GUEST,DianeK
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 12:50 PM

The page for Farley Mount (near Winchester in Hampshire) on Wikipedia says "It is locally famous for being the subject of a folk song, 'On Farley Mount'. It featured the line
    oh on Farley Mount the clouds drift by,
    rustling the trees, on Farley mount I wonder why,
    what troubles you and I,
    blue is the sky and so are your eyes,
    oh left alone on Farley Mount.
"It is believed to date back to at least the sixteenth century and is still sung in pubs in the area."

Does anyone know where I can find this please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On Farley Mount
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 10:31 PM

It is believed to date back to at least the 16th century ?

No reference or evidence cited for this wild claim.

Those lyrics sound to be recently composed, at least not earlier than the late 20th century, so I would take all else written there with a large heap of salt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On Farley Mount
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 11:58 PM

I looked in the Roud Index and in a general Google search. I can't find anything other copies of than what is entered in Wikipedia.
Anyone?
-Joe-


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