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Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song

BigDaddy 31 Aug 00 - 02:07 AM
SINSULL 01 Sep 00 - 08:30 AM
BigDaddy 21 Sep 00 - 01:37 AM
BigDaddy 24 May 04 - 03:18 AM
Lynn W 24 May 04 - 07:13 PM
BigDaddy 27 May 04 - 10:11 AM
BigDaddy 27 May 04 - 10:23 AM
GUEST,BigDaddy 22 Jun 04 - 12:09 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Jun 04 - 12:28 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Feb 12 - 12:42 AM
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Subject: Wuthering Heights song
From: BigDaddy
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 02:07 AM

In the 1971 version of Wuthering Heights starring Timothy Dalton and Anna Calder-Marshall, there was a scrap of a folksong sung by Marshall. Some of the lyrics are unintelligible when viewing the video of this film. Wondered if anyone out there knows it?

Were both my parents strong and good?
Did Jockie - - - -
Were you as handsome, fleet and bold
And bade me love for love?

When father at Jockie's age
did just the same as he
My mother too, I do engage,
Did just the same as me.

At least, that's the way I hear it. Anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 08:30 AM

Timothy Dalton in green velvet and you expected me to remember the music? Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: BigDaddy
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 01:37 AM

At least you've got the right film version.

J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: BigDaddy
Date: 24 May 04 - 03:18 AM

OK, after all this time I have the words. Now can anyone give me the title? I also have the tune but can't post it here for lack of techno-knowledge. It's a quiet, almost lullaby-like tune.

What tho' my parents frown and scold,
Still Jockie I approve.
The youth is handsome, free and bold,
And pays me love for love.
When father, at Jockie's age,
Did just the same as he;
My mother, too, I dare engage,
Did just the same as me.
Did just the same as me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: Lynn W
Date: 24 May 04 - 07:13 PM

A google search turned up this - could it be the one?-
"The willing maid a new song. Sung by Miss Lenton, at Marybone-Gardens.... [London]. [1760?] 1 sheet: ill.; 1/40. Cambridge University Library Madden: ballads, vol. 3 A slip-song - "What tho' my parents frown & scold". REFERENCE: ESTCT205429. "

The site is an index at http://www.bham.ac.uk/18Ccheap-print/song_w.htm
but has no further information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: BigDaddy
Date: 27 May 04 - 10:11 AM

Thanks, Lynn. I'm not sure what to do with the information you found but I sure do appreciate it. Guess I'll try Cambridge!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: BigDaddy
Date: 27 May 04 - 10:23 AM

Wow, that seems to be it. I'll have to research a bit more. It was called,as you found, "The Willing Maid." Also apparently known as, "A Day Too Young." It was published in s songbook called, "A Choice Garland, Containing Five Excellent Songs." More to follow...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 22 Jun 04 - 12:09 PM

Thank heaven for libraries! My local library was able to get the complete Madden Ballads on microfilm (12 reels). "The Willing Maid" was indeed there, along with hundreds of others. It has four verses. Some of you might enjoy this one: "When first the swain his suit addressed,/I fluttered and look'd pale,/He sighed and vow'd, he kissed and prest,/And told the fondest tale:/Then out he pulled his oaten reed,/And play'd so sweet a strain,/That all he asked, I gave indeed,/And wish'd he'd ask again." Much thanks again to you, Lynn. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wuthering Heights song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 12:28 AM

Big Daddy: Now that you have the lyrics, please post them here, for posterity.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILLING MAID
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 12:42 AM

From The Universal Magazine, Volume 17, Supplement (London: John Hinton, 1755), page 321:

[Musical notation also appears on that page.]


THE WILLING MAID
The Words by Mr. Boyce. Set to Music by Mr. Desesch.

What, tho' my parents frown and scold
Still Jockey I approve.
The youth is handsome, free, and bold,
And pays me love for love.
My father, when at Jockey's age,
Did just the same as he,
And mother too, I dare engage,
Did just the same like me,
Did just the same like me.

When first the swain his suit addressed,
I flattered and looked pale.
He sighed and vowed; he kissed and pressed,
And told the fondest tale.
Then out he pulled his oaten reed,
And played so sweet a strain,
That all he asked I gave, indeed,
And wished he'd asked again,
And wished he'd asked again.

How blessed am I, when Jockey's by!
How happy in his view!
Though other nymphs cry, "Pish and fie!"
Yet hang me, if I do!
As to the flocks the cooling stream,
Or flow'ret to the bee,
As dear as I'm confessed to him,
So dear the youth to me,
So dear the youth to me.

Ah! fraught with all his sex's art,
Should Jockey faithless prove,
Where, where shall my poor wand'ring heart
Again bestow its love?
But, 'tis an hundred unto ten,
He'll wed me to secure;
And, when he asks me—why—what then?
I'll have him to be sure,
I'll have him to be sure.


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