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Lyr Add: Babes in the Wood (from Mary Black)

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BABES IN THE WOOD (3)
BABES IN THE WOOD 2
PRETTY BABES IN THE WOOD
THE BABES IN THE WOOD (4)


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Lyr Req: Babes in the Wood (3) (closed)
Tune Req: Babes in the Wood (Copper Family) (12)


Ezio 05 Aug 97 - 02:58 AM
GUEST,Becky 18 Nov 11 - 11:12 PM
GUEST,Baz Parkes 19 Nov 11 - 11:50 AM
michaelr 19 Nov 11 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Ben Gabus; My Mother sang the song while Dad 07 Dec 14 - 02:07 PM
bubblyrat 08 Dec 14 - 08:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: BABES IN THE WOOD (Noel Brazil)^^
From: Ezio
Date: 05 Aug 97 - 02:58 AM

This one should be missing in DT

BABES IN THE WOOD

Babes in the wood, walking thru' snow
Big bad wolf at the window
Not much choice in the matter now
Some must lead, some must follow

Touch can mean distance to some people
Touch can mean prison or be like a cage
I always thought that life could be more simple
Especially in this day and age

They got the time, they got the need
The world's getting weird, the wolf's running free
But that's another story, this is their story

Babes in the wood, eager and keen
Soft as the fern underneath them
Wet to the skin from their own hot glow
No more wolf at the window

Touch can mean distance to some people
Touch can mean I own you forever and a day
If only life could be more simple
Especially in this day and age

They got the time, they got the need
The world's getting weird, the wolf's running free
But that's another story, this is their story

But touch can be a blessing to other people
Touch can bring blossom to things that decay
I think life should be that simple
Especially in this day and age

They got the time, they got the need
The world's getting weird, the wolf's running free
But that's another story, this is their story

(Recorded Mary Black) ^^

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Added to DT Oct 98. -JRO-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Babes in the Wood (from Mary Black)
From: GUEST,Becky
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 11:12 PM

Here's the first part of this song, sung by my mom when I was a child
Oh don't you remember a long time ago
These two little babes, their name I don't know
Were stolen away on a bright sunny day
And lost in the woods, I've heard people say

The sun went down
The moon showed no light
The two little babes
They laid down and died

And when they were dead
The robins so red
Took strawberry leaves
And over them spread

That is all of this song I have ever known


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Babes in the Wood (from Mary Black)
From: GUEST,Baz Parkes
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 11:50 AM

Sounds like some bits of the Copper family's version Pretty Babes in the Wood...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Babes in the Wood (from Mary Black)
From: michaelr
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 12:37 PM

The song Mary Black sings was written by Noel Brazil, probably in the 1980s. Other than the title, it's completely unrelated to the trad song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Babes in the Wood (from Mary Black)
From: GUEST,Ben Gabus; My Mother sang the song while Dad
Date: 07 Dec 14 - 02:07 PM

Oh Don't you remember a long time ago
when two little babes, their names I don't know
were strolling along on a bright Summer's day
And were lost in the woods so I've heard people say

And when it was night how sad was their plight
The sun, it went down and the moon gave no light
They sighed and they sighed and they bitterly cried
Then the poor litle babes they laid down and died

And when they were dead the robin so red
Strawberry leaves over them spread
and all the night long they sang this sad song
Poor Babes in The Woods poor Babes In The Wood

Back on a tennament rooftop, back in 1940, in the lower East Side my Mother and Father brought us 5 children up to the rooftop and played the violin while our mother sang to us. This was my favorite of her songs. I'm now 83 (Today is my birthday) and I can still see and hear her in my memory. They have both passed on but the left some beautiful memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Babes in the Wood (from Mary Black)
From: bubblyrat
Date: 08 Dec 14 - 08:41 AM

I have heard it sung to the tune "Varsoviana" , one of my favourites.


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