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Lyr Req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)

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robinia 08 Aug 17 - 12:51 PM
Joe Offer 08 Aug 17 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,threelegsoman 09 Aug 17 - 03:54 AM
Jim Carroll 09 Aug 17 - 06:10 AM
Joe Offer 09 Aug 17 - 08:01 AM
robinia 06 Sep 17 - 12:54 PM
leeneia 07 Sep 17 - 11:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Primrose Hill
From: robinia
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 12:51 PM

Looking for lost lyrics to song (Primrose Hill ?) that starts "I used to think that love was blind but love can surely see" -- written by either Peggy Seeger or Ewan McColl.      Thanks!


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Subject: ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 01:07 PM

PRIMROSE HILL
(Peggy Seeger, 1992)

I used to think that love was blind,
But love can surely see—
Among the flowers of the field
I found one for me,
I found one for me...

CHORUS:
Come and walk in Richmond Park,
Come and walk in town—
Come and sit on Primrose Hill
And watch the sun go down,
Watch the sun go down.

The turtle dove longs for a mate,
Hear her mournful cry—
Long before I saw your face
I dreamed of you and I,
Dreamed of you and I. . . (chorus)

Tomorrow's sky is overhead,
Moon and stars combine—
Will you come and share my bed
And join your life with mine,
Join your life with mine? (chorus)

Every day begins anew
With the rising of the sun;
Every time I look at you
Love has just begun,
Love has just begun . . . (chorus)

Music note: We find that slowing down slightly at the end of lines 2 and 4— i.e., going out of rhythm slightly—keeps the song from sounding mechanical.

Notes: The Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, London, is breathtaking in May. It has been laid out for colour and its sculptured vistas are both wide and intimate. The visitor is dwarfed by the enormous rhododendron bushes, whose blossoms are every shade of yellow, pink, orange, white, and purple. Ducks paddle on little meandering brooks that are spiked with lilies and curtained with monkey flower and cresses of every sort. Aristocratic trees salute the sky, their toes nibbled by small ground flowers. The eye moves up the trunk and down again, landing softly on a crew-cut carpet of grass and gliding to shrubby azaleas that have so many blooms on them that you cannot see any leaves. There are flowering bushes you have never seen before, anywhere. Just before you reach the open parkiand again, you are given a pond filled with ducks, geese, moorhens, coots, and black swans. Try and be in love when you go there for the first time.

from The Essential Peggy Seeger Songbook: Warts and All, pp 292-293

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6raFWIELEw


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 09 Aug 17 - 03:54 AM

Sadly the link video is not available Joe


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 09 Aug 17 - 06:10 AM

I first chatted up my love on Primrose Hill a long time ago
It was the size of a speed-bump in those days
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Aug 17 - 08:01 AM

I was afraid of that, threelegsoman. Some videos don't show in all nations.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: robinia
Date: 06 Sep 17 - 12:54 PM

Trying to find the old song that begins "When Adam was created, he dwelt in Eden's shade"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Sep 17 - 11:34 AM

I can play the video linked above. (I'm in the USA.) It's a good tune.

Robinia, if you want to discuss a second song, you should start a new thread. You will get better response that way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Sep 17 - 12:20 PM

In the first verse, that should be

I found THE one for me,
I found THE one for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Primrose Hill (Peggy Seeger)
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Sep 17 - 02:11 PM

No wait, it only has THE the first time.

I've made and printed a MIDI and played it on the piano. The DH pronounces it beautiful.

It's not obvious, but Peggy Seeger is an alto and is singing this song low. The lowest note is the A two lines below the staff. I have raised it to D to accommodate flutes and recorders (and sopranos.)

And there went another morning.


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