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Lyr Add: All in a Misty Morning

John in Brisbane 10 Mar 00 - 01:00 AM
John in Brisbane 10 Mar 00 - 01:01 AM
GUEST,The Beanster 10 Mar 00 - 01:15 AM
GUEST,Bruce O. 10 Mar 00 - 02:46 AM
John in Brisbane 10 Mar 00 - 02:49 AM
MMario 10 Mar 00 - 02:30 PM
GUEST,The Beanster 10 Mar 00 - 11:41 PM
Sorcha 11 Mar 00 - 12:15 AM
Malcolm Douglas 11 Mar 00 - 12:34 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 11 Mar 00 - 12:35 AM
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Subject: All In A Misty Morning
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 01:00 AM

Here are some alternative lyrics to those in the DT. Most people will know this as One Misty Moisty Morning from Steeleye Span. This version is a bit longer and uses words like 'thresher' in lieu of 'pleasure' which makes somewhat more sense. From 'Thousand andOne Gems of Songs' edited by Charles Mackay. Regards, John

PS I don't understand the meaning of 'hied' in the second verse


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL IN A MISTY MORNING
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 01:01 AM

ALL IN A MISTY MORNING.
Anonymous. About 1650.

All in a misty morning, cloudy was the weather,
I meeting with an old man clothed all in leather,
With ne'er a shirt upon his back, but wool unto his skin;
With how d'ye do? and how d'ye do? And how d'ye do? again.

The rustic was a thresher, and on his way he hied,
And with a leather bottle fast buckled by his side;
And with a cap of woollen, which covered cheek and chin;
With how d'ye do? and how d'ye do? And how d'ye do? again.

I went a little further, and there I met a maid
Was going then a milking, a milking, sir, she said;
Then I began to compliment, and she began to sing;
With how d'ye do? &c.

This maid, her name was Dolly, cloth'd in a gown of gray,
I, being somewhat jolly, persuaded her to stay:
Then straight I fell to courting her, in hopes her love to win,
With how d'ye do? &c.

I told her I would married be, and she should be my bride,
And long we should not tarry, with twenty things beside:
"I'll plough and sow, and reap and mow, whilst thou shall sit and spin,"
With how d'ye do? &c.

"Kind sir, I have a mother besides, a father, still,
And so, before all other, you must ask their good will;
For if I be undutiful to them, it is a sin;"
With how d'ye do? &c.

Now, there we left the milking-pail, and to her mother went,
And when we were come thither, I asked her consent;
I doff'd my hat, and made a leg, when I found her within;
With how d'ye do? &c.

Her dad came home full weary, (Alas! he could not choose);
Her mother being merry, she told him all the news.
Then he was mighty jovial, too, his son did soon begin
With how d'ye do? &c.

The parents being willing, all parties were agreed,
Her portion, thirty shilling; we married were with speed;
Then Will, the piper, he did play, whilst others did dance and sing;
With how d'ye do? and how d'ye do? And how d'ye do? again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: GUEST,The Beanster
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 01:15 AM

John, thanks for those words...very interesting to see a new twist on an old song, or rather an old twist on an ancient song. But maybe you can help me with something. I've always been a Steeleye fan and was wondering if you (or anyone) has the words to "Parcel of Rogues" and better yet, what the history behind that song is and the history of the conflict that was going on at that time. I barely know my own American history, let alone that of Scotland or England, I'm sorry to say. Any info would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 02:46 AM

It was called "The Wiltshire Wedding", ZN73 in the broadside ballad index on my website, and was published sometime between very late 1685 to late 1688. The licenser was Richard Pocock, who lost his job when King James II fled England.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 02:49 AM

For lyrics go to http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5583

The alternative title makes a bit more sense 'The Union With England'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: MMario
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 02:30 PM

john - "hied" basically means "went" --past tense of "hie" - as in "hie thyself hither" - though in that case it is the equivilant of "come here"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: GUEST,The Beanster
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 11:41 PM

John in Brisbane, Thanks very much! Printed out the lyric, all set to go!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Mar 00 - 12:15 AM

so "hied" means "went"....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 Mar 00 - 12:34 AM

Or, more accurately, "hastened".

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 11 Mar 00 - 12:35 AM

for the most part I am nicely amused.... how the meanings changed, present tenses used,.... when Steelye Span, so spirited and fused.... delighted SO MANY with the old songs renewed....

I for one am deeply glad that they did it.... And Maddy O Maddy, my heart you did win it.... But now every time I go back to begin it.... the older the source the fresher my minute!

ttr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All In A Misty Morning
From: Crowhugger
Date: 11 Mar 00 - 04:48 AM

I'm with Malcolm on the meaning of "hied" - hastened or hurried along.


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