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Lyr Req: Rosemarie (Anne Lister)

Folkie 16 Sep 02 - 08:21 AM
Sorcha 17 Sep 02 - 11:39 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 17 Sep 02 - 01:56 PM
cetmst 18 Sep 02 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Wally Macnow 17 Nov 18 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,Gerry 17 Nov 18 - 07:08 PM
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Subject: Under the tree Rosemary
From: Folkie
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:21 AM

I heard a lovely song in a singaround and can only remember this line which comes at the end of each verse. Can anyone help me find the whole song please


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the tree Rosemary
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 11:39 AM

I had no luck at all with this one. Anybody else?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the tree Rosemary
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 01:56 PM

This song was written by Anne Lister, though I believe she spells the title Rosemarie, with the accent on the last syllable. It's a medieval-style tale about a maiden who is deserted by her faithless lover - but with a twist at the end.

I don't know how Anne would feel about her work being posted in a public forum, but if you PM me with an email address I'll forward it to her and let her decide what she wants to do. I really can't act without her permission, so this is the best I can do. It's really is a lovely song -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the tree Rosemary
From: cetmst
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 10:32 AM

Anne Dodson recorded Rosemarie on her 'Against the Moon' album with Anne Lister who was touring Maine at the time. Beech Hill Music, Box 14, Camden, Maine. Anne Dodson's notes say Anne Lister took the song and melody from a traditional Flemish song and constructed the translation. I did not find the song on Anne Lister's website but she has written and recorded many fine songs mainly about medieval legends.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROSEMARIE (Anne Lister)
From: GUEST,Wally Macnow
Date: 17 Nov 18 - 07:11 AM

I don't know if anyone is still looking for this. It is a beautiful song with a tune that I find haunting. Transcribed from Anne Dodson's "Against The Moon"

Rosemarie

I came last night across the green fields
I came last night across the green land
And there I saw a nut tree stand
Under the tree, Rosemarie
There I saw a nut tree stand
Sweetest my love.

And under the nut tree stood a maiden
And under the nut tree stood a maid
Talking with a nightingale
Under the tree, Rosemarie
Talking with a nightingale
Sweetest my love.

Oh nightingale how sweetly you whisper
Oh nightingale how sweetly you sing
Oh, will you take a letter to him?
Under the tree, Rosemarie
Will you take a letter to him?
Sweetest my love.

He took the letter from her fingers
He took the letter from her hand
And he’s flown high o’er sea and land
Under the tree, Rosemarie
He’s flown high o’er sea and land
Sweetest my love.

And by the window, there she waited
And by the window, there she stayed
Oh is my love alive or dead?
Under the tree, Rosemarie
Is my love alive or dead?
Sweetest my love

I could not sleep this whole night over
I could not sleep this whole night through
Oh where’s the message my love gave you?
Under the tree, Rosemarie
Where’s the message my love gave you?
Sweetest my love

Your love sent you a message of iron
Your love sent you a message of ice
He says he’s taken another one
Under the tree, Rosemarie
He says he’s taken another wife
Sweetest my love

If he has found another lover
If he has found another one
Well, I’ll not grieve him all my life
Under the tree, Rosemarie
I’ll not grieve him all my life
Sweetest my love

For I will find another lover
For I will find another man
For what one does, the other one can
Under the tree, Rosemarie
What one does, the other one can
Sweetest my love


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosemarie (Anne Lister)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 17 Nov 18 - 07:08 PM

There is also a recording by the Australian singer, Margaret Walters, on her 2014 CD, Steadfast. http://www.margaretwalters.com


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