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Lyr Req: Sheep and Lambs / All in an April Evening

Dimple 30 Jan 02 - 05:19 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 30 Jan 02 - 05:35 PM
Amos 30 Jan 02 - 06:07 PM
Dimple 30 Jan 02 - 07:28 PM
alison 30 Jan 02 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Boab 31 Jan 02 - 01:29 AM
GUEST 28 Apr 10 - 05:00 AM
Mo the caller 28 Apr 10 - 05:46 PM
Edthefolkie 28 Apr 10 - 06:09 PM
Jim Dixon 30 Apr 10 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,Heather Batey 11 Apr 11 - 07:38 PM
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Subject: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: Dimple
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:19 PM

hello, a bit late, but Happy New Year to Every body on Mudcat.Still in the doldrums up here in Cumbria,but we are getting out to one or two sing -songs.At the moment we are trying to find the words for the above song which we know is often sung in church at easter,it seems many years ago, but we did once know these words \we would be extremely grateful if any one knows them . All in the April Evening April Airs were Abroad I saw the sheep with their lambs as they passed me by on the road . That is as near as we can remember, If this message is a bit disjointed I have just had to have my very favorite old horse put to sleep tonight.I bred him and have had him 32 years .He galloped into his stable ,slipped and damaged his spine so badly he would have been paralysed him within a couple of hours hour,so we had to put him to sleep. please excuse any lack of manners Dimplydoo.


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Subject: Lyr Add:ALL IN THE APRIL EVENING
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:35 PM

I sang this in church choir when I was in college (1944).

All in the April evening; April airs were abroad.
The sheep with their little lambs passed me by on the road
The sheep with their little lambs passed me by on the road
All in the April evening I thought on the Lamb of God.

The lambs were weary and crying with a weak, human cry
I thought on the Lamb of God, going meekly to die...
Up in the blue, blue mountains, dewy pastures are sweet,
Rest for the little bodies- rest for the little feet-

But for the Lamb, the Lamb of God, up on the hilltop green
Only a cross, a cross of shame; two stark crosses between!
All in the April evening, April airs were abroad,
I saw the sheep with their lambs, and thought on the Lamb of God.

I know the tune, but can't put it down for you...perhaps some other Catters will do that. So sad saying goodby to your horse- they can be such good friends! But I'm sure you gave him a good and happy life. Take care, Jean


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHEEP AND LAMBS (Katharine Tynan Hinkson)
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 06:07 PM

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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Katharine Tynan Hinkson. b. 1861
  
877. Sheep and Lambs
  

ALL in the April morning, 
  April airs were abroad; 
The sheep with their little lambs 
  Pass'd me by on the road. 
 
The sheep with their little lambs         5
  Pass'd me by on the road; 
All in an April evening 
  I thought on the Lamb of God. 
 
The lambs were weary, and crying 
  With a weak human cry,  10
I thought on the Lamb of God 
  Going meekly to die. 
 
Up in the blue, blue mountains 
  Dewy pastures are sweet: 
Rest for the little bodies,  15
  Rest for the little feet. 
 
Rest for the Lamb of God 
  Up on the hill-top green, 
Only a cross of shame 
  Two stark crosses between.  20
 
All in the April evening, 
  April airs were abroad; 
I saw the sheep with their lambs, 
  And thought on the Lamb of God. 


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: Dimple
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for the quick response to my request re lyrics,It's amazing how well the words come back when they are in front of one's eyes.Thanks about my old horse,he didn't deserve to go like he did,he lost his friend 35yrs on Boxing Day,but was getting on well with a new friend and looked very good for quite a few years to come.He's the end of an era for me, and it's only starting to hit me now at 1 27.am,as it is my husband who is absolutly distraught,despite him being a farmer, and this year being used to death on the farm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 07:54 PM

sorry to hear about your horse

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 01:29 AM

Just brought a c.d. home from auld Caledonia of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir under Sir Hugh Roberton. First track?---"All in an April Evening". Beautiful rendition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:00 AM

Some lyrics show the opening line as "All in an April morning". Which is correct?

John E.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:46 PM

Evening.
As sung by Kathleen Ferrier.
And by my school choir back in the fifties.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All In The April Evening April Airs
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 06:09 PM

And most famously by the Glasgow Orpheus Choir, as detailed above. I never realised this choir was not only started in 1901 by Hugh Roberton but voted to dissolve itself 50 years later when Sir Hugh, as he was by then, decided to step down from the rostrum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheep and Lambs / All in an April Evening
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 04:49 PM

Apparently there are Welsh lyrics also: YNO YN HWYRDDYDD EBRILL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheep and Lambs / All in an April Evening
From: GUEST,Heather Batey
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 07:38 PM

I learned this wonderful piece for a trip to Scotland with a group from our college choir. It's now in the public domain, and can be found here:

http://www3.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/All_in_the_April_evening_%28Hugh_S._Roberton%29


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