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Lyr/Chords Add: The Flyting o' Life and Daith

MMario 07 Nov 00 - 10:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FLYTING O' LIFE AND DAITH (Henderson)
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 10:11 PM

We may need to get LJC to translate this for us! *grin*

From a gif sent by John_in_brisbane


THE FLYTING O' LIFE AND DAITH
(Hamish Henderson)

Quo life, the warld is mine.
The floo'ers and trees, they're a' my ain.
I am the day, and the sunshine.
Quo life, the warld is mine.

Quo daith, the warld is mine.
Your lugs are deef, your een are blin.
Your floo'ers maun dwine in my bitter win'.
Quo daith, the warld is mine.

Quo life, the warld is mine.
I hae saft win's, an' healin' rain.
Aipples I hae, an' breid an' wine.
Quo life, the warld is mine.

Quo daith, the warld is mine.
Whit sterts in dreid, gangs doon in pain.
Bairns wantin' breid are makin' mane.
Quo daith, the warld is mine.

Quo life, the warld is mine.
Your deadly wark, I ken it fine.
There's maet on earth for ilka wean.
Quo life, the warld is mine.

Quo daith, the warld is mine.
Your silly sheaves crine in my fire.
My worm keeks in your barn and byre.
Quo daith, the warld is mine.

Quo life, the warld is mine.
Dule on your een! Ae galliard hert
Can ban tae hell your blackest airt.
Quo life, the warld is mine.

Quo daith, the warld is mine.
Your rantin' hert, in duddies braw,
He winna lowp my preeson wa'.
Quo daith, the warld is mine.

Quo life, the warld is mine.
Thou ye bigg preesons o' marble stane
Hert's luve ye cannae preeson in.
Quo life, the warld is mine.

Quo daith, the warld is mine.
I hae dug a grave, I hae dug it deep,
For war an' the pest will gar ye sleep.
Quo death, the warld is mine.

Quo life, the warld is mine.
An open grave is a furrow syne.
Ye'll no keep my seed frae fa'in in.
Quo life, the warld is mine.


midi to alan's mudcat midi page; NWC file to dickg


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: THE FLYTING O' LIFE AND DAIT
From: CapriUni
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 11:01 AM

Heh...

I like the ending: "An open grave is a furrow syne. / Ye'll no keep my seed frae fa'in in."

It's an observation that I've made for years: The death of one individual means life for hundreds of worms, and daisies. Worms and daisies mean life for birds and cows...

Living things die. But Life Lives!

Now, can we have a translation from the Scots? I think I have most of it....


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: THE FLYTING O' LIFE AND DAIT
From: weepiper
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 02:28 PM

Here ya go...

THE SLANGING-MATCH OF LIFE AND DEATH

Said Life, The world is mine,
The flowers and trees, they're all my own,
I am the day and the sunshine.
Said Life, The world is mine.

Said Death, The world is mine,
Your ears are deaf, your eyes are blind,
Your flowers must wither in my bitter wind.
Said Death, The world is mine.

Said Life, The world is mine,
I have soft winds and healing rain,
Apples I have, and bread and wine,
Said Life, The world is mine.

Said Death, The world is mine,
What stirs in dread goes down in pain,
Children wanting for bread are making moan,
Said Death, the world is mine.

Said Life, the world is mine,
Your deadly work, I know it well,
There's meat on Earth for every child,
Said Life, The world is mine.

Said Death, The world is mine,
Your silly sheaves shrivel in my fire,
My work peers into your barn and byre,
Said Death, The world is mine.

Said Life, The world is mine,
Damn your eyes! A gallant heart
Can banish to hell your blackest art.
Said Life, The world is mine.

Said Death, The world is mine.
Your ranting heart, in fine tatters,
He won't leap my prison wall,
Said Death, The world is mine.

Said Life, The world is mine.
Though you build prisons of marble stone
Heart's love you can't imprison,
Said Life, The world is mine.

Said Death, The world is mine,
I have dug a grave, I have dug it deep,
For war and plague will make you sleep,
Said Death, the world is mine.

Said Life, The world is mine,
An open grave is a furrow soon,
You'll not keep my seed from falling in.
Said Life, The world is mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: THE FLYTING O' LIFE AND DAIT
From: weepiper
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 02:39 PM

Oops... duplicate thread-tastic blicky


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: THE FLYTING O' LIFE AND DAIT
From: weepiper
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 02:41 PM

Hoi! That didn't work! Let's try again...
blicky


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: The Flyting o' Life and Daith
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 Aug 17 - 07:19 PM

Sung unaccompanied to her own tune
by Alison McMorland
https://audioboom.com/posts/282643-the-flyting-o-life-and-daith-by-hamish-henderson-performed-by-alison-mcmorland 

& with lovely accompaniment (Norman Chalmers , concertina).
http://open.spotify.com/track/1thgf8GxmytFCXbrmbd9Yv 

(http://www.alisonmcmorland.com/recordings.asp )

~~~
The Flytin' O Life An' Daith -
A McMorland tune, arr. Rhoda
by Rhodanaomi
on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/rhodanaomi/the-flyti 


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: The Flyting o' Life and Daith
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 23 Aug 17 - 07:20 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: The Flyting o' Life and Daith
From: Reinhard
Date: 26 Aug 17 - 04:09 PM

Lori Watson just recorded The Flytin o Life an Daith for her Yarrow project.

Hamish Henderson developed this song from an anonymous German poem titled 'Streitlied zwischen Leben und Tod' (slanging match between life and death) that he found just before World War II began.


Streitlied zwischen Leben und Tod

So spricht das Leben:
Die Welt ist mein,
Mich preisen die Blumen und Vögelein,
Ich bin der Tag und der Sonnenschein.
So spricht das Leben:
Die Welt ist mein.

So spricht der Tod:
Die Welt ist mein,
Dein Leuchten ist nur eitel Pracht,
Sinkt Stern und Mond in ew'ge Nacht.
So spricht der Tod:
Die Welt ist mein.

So spricht das Leben:
Die Welt ist mein,
Und machst du Särge aus Marmorstein,
Kannst doch nicht sargen die Liebe ein.
So spricht das Leben:
Die Welt ist mein.

So spricht der Tod:
Die Welt ist mein,
Ich habe ein großes Grab gemacht,
Ich habe die Pest und den Krieg erdacht.
So spricht der Tod:
Die Welt ist mein.

So spricht das Leben:
Die Welt ist mein,
Ein jegliches Grab muss ein Acker sein,
Mein ewiger Samen fällt hinein.
So spricht das Leben:
Die Welt ist mein


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