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Lyr Add: Hostess's daughter

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Hostess's Daughter

Wolfgang 15 Mar 00 - 07:49 AM
Malcolm Douglas 15 Mar 00 - 01:23 PM
Alan of Australia 16 Mar 00 - 02:29 PM
r.padgett 20 May 06 - 01:03 PM
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Subject: Hostess's daughter
From: Wolfgang
Date: 15 Mar 00 - 07:49 AM

From Frank Purslow (Ed.), The Wanton Seed. Martin Carthy sings a very similar version titled 'I sowed some seeds' on 'Out of the cut'.



When first to London town I came
I took my lodging all at some inn.
For full five months I did remain,
but being a stranger, I fell in danger,
by doing so, by doing so.

The landlord had one daughter dear,
she was a beauty I do declare,
but above her garters I dare not go,
but being...

Her ruby lips, her eyes so blue,
which caused me to love her true,
I kissed her rosy lips and cheeks,
but being...

The more I kissed her, this girl being young,
her eyes did glisten like the morning sun,
in yonder grove I sowed my seed,
but being...

The seeds of love they grew apace,
the tears were ever on her face,
all for to reap I could not stay,
for being...

Now when this pretty little babe is born,
oh she must keep it, it is her own,
and reap the seeds which I have sown,
for being...

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hostess's daughter
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Mar 00 - 01:23 PM

Here are Purslow's notes for the song:

"Hammond D.560/S.46. The tune from Ishmael Cornick (Burstock, Dorset, June 1906) and partly from Mrs. Gulliver of Combe Florey, Somerset, 1905.  Cornick's text was fragmentary and his tune was four bars longer than Mrs. Gulliver's; it was,however, the better tune, so I omitted the first four bars (which were the same as the second four) and rearranged the text to fit the tune.  Baring Gould published a completely rewritten version in Songs of the West, but his manuscript text, although probably touched up, agrees in outline with those of the Hammonds' two singers.  (See James Reeve's The Everlasting Circle No. 72; also the Sharp fragment in The Idiom of the People No. 45.)  The tune has great affinity with Bold General Wolfe in Marrowbones."

I have sent a midi to the Mudcat Midi Site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hostess's daughter
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 02:29 PM

Thanks to Malcolm the tune can be found here at the Mudcat MIDI site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hostess's daughter
From: r.padgett
Date: 20 May 06 - 01:03 PM

Called 'I sowed some seeds' Robin and Barry Dransfield as a duet


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