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Looking for Tabs not Chords: Capt Wedderburn

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CAPTAIN HANLEY AND SWEET MAZIE
CAPTAIN WEDDERBURN'S COURTSHIP
THREE DISHES AND SIX QUESTIONS


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Subject: ADD: Captain Wedderburn
From: Geist
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 09:52 PM

I am looking for tab's for a relly good song. Called (Captain Wedderburn) if anybody knows them please tell me. I love the song and want to learn it. The only band i have ever heard play the song is (Great big sea). but i know that it was first written in about 1760's I am posting both versions to this thread.

thank you for reading this.
Faith and love Geist


Great Big Sea   Version

A nobleman's fair daughter came down a narrow lane
And met with Captain Wedderburn, the keeper of the game
Now my pretty fair miss if it wasn't for the law,
You and I in a bed might lie roll me over next to the wall

Now, my dear good man, she said, do not be perplexed,
Before that you might bed with me, you must answer questions six.
Six questions you must answer me, and I will ask them all,
And you and I in a bed might lie roll me over next to the wall

What is rounder than a ring, and higher than the trees?
And what is worse than a woman's curse, and what is deeper than the sea?
What bird sings first, which one best, where does the dew first fall?
And you and I in a bed might lie roll me over next to the wall

The earth is rounder than a ring, and Heaven is higher than the trees,
The devil is worse than a woman's curse, and Hell is deeper than the sea
The lark sings first, the thrush sings best, Earth is where the dew falls
And you and I in a bed must lie roll me over next to the wall

He takes her by her lily-white hand and leads her down the hall
And takes her by her slender waist for fear that she might fall
And lays her on a bed of down without a doubt at all
And he and she lie in one bed roll me over next to the wall

1760 vertion

The Laird of Rosslyn's daughter
Walked through the wood her lane.
And by came Captain Wedderburn,
A soldier of the king.
He said unto his serving man,
Were't not against the law,
I would take her to my own bed
And lay her next the wall.

I'm walking here my lane, says she,
Among my father's trees,
And you may let me walk my lane,
Kind sir, now, if you please.
The supper bell it will be rung
And I'll be missed awa',
So I'll not lie in your bed
At neither stock nor wall.

Then said the pretty lady,
I pray tell me your name.
My name is Captain Wedderburn,
A soldier of the king.
Though your father and all his men were here,
I would take you from them all,
I would take you to my own bed
And lay you next the wall.

O hold away from me,
Kind sir, I pray you let me be,
For I'll not lie in your bed
Till I get dishes three.
Three dishes for my supper,
Though I eat none at all,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

I must have to my supper
A chicken without a bone,
And I must have to my supper
A cherry without stone,
And I must have to my supper
A bird without a gall,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

The chicken when it's in the shell
I'm sure it has no bone,
And when the cherry's in the bloom
I wat it has no stone.
The dove she is a gentle bird,
She flies without a gall,
And we'll both lie in one bed
And you'll lie next the wall.

O hold away from me, kind sir,
And do not me perplex,
For I'll not lie in your bed
Till you answer questions six.
Six questions you must answer me,
And that is four and twa,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

O what is greener than the grass,
What's higher than the trees,
O what is worse than a woman's wish,
What's deeper than the seas,
What bird crows first, what tree buds first,
What first on them does fall,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

Death is greener than the grass,
Heaven's higher than the trees,
The devil's worse than woman's wish,
Hell's deeper than the seas,
The cock crows first, the cedar buds first,
Dew first on them does fall,
And we'll both lie in one bed,
And you'll lie next the wall.

Little did this lady think,
That morning when she raise,
It was to be the very last
Of all her maiden days,
For now she's Captain Wedderburn's wife,
A man she never saw,
And now they lie in one bed,
And she lies next the wall.

The Laird of Rosslyn's daughter
Walked through the wood her lane.
And by came Captain Wedderburn,
A soldier of the king.
He said unto his serving man,
Were't not against the law,
I would take her to my own bed
And lay her next the wall.

I'm walking here my lane, says she,
Among my father's trees,
And you may let me walk my lane,
Kind sir, now, if you please.
The supper bell it will be rung
And I'll be missed awa',
So I'll not lie in your bed
At neither stock nor wall.

Then said the pretty lady,
I pray tell me your name.
My name is Captain Wedderburn,
A soldier of the king.
Though your father and all his men were here,
I would take you from them all,
I would take you to my own bed
And lay you next the wall.

O hold away from me,
Kind sir, I pray you let me be,
For I'll not lie in your bed
Till I get dishes three.
Three dishes for my supper,
Though I eat none at all,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

I must have to my supper
A chicken without a bone,
And I must have to my supper
A cherry without stone,
And I must have to my supper
A bird without a gall,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

The chicken when it's in the shell
I'm sure it has no bone,
And when the cherry's in the bloom
I wat it has no stone.
The dove she is a gentle bird,
She flies without a gall,
And we'll both lie in one bed
And you'll lie next the wall.

O hold away from me, kind sir,
And do not me perplex,
For I'll not lie in your bed
Till you answer questions six.
Six questions you must answer me,
And that is four and twa,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

O what is greener than the grass,
What's higher than the trees,
O what is worse than a woman's wish,
What's deeper than the seas,
What bird crows first, what tree buds first,
What first on them does fall,
Before I lie in your bed
At either stock or wall.

Death is greener than the grass,
Heaven's higher than the trees,
The devil's worse than woman's wish,
Hell's deeper than the seas,
The cock crows first, the cedar buds first,
Dew first on them does fall,
And we'll both lie in one bed,
And you'll lie next the wall.

Little did this lady think,
That morning when she raise,
It was to be the very last
Of all her maiden days,
For now she's Captain Wedderburn's wife,
A man she never saw,
And now they lie in one bed,
And she lies next the wall.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Looking for Tab's not Chords
From: Barry T
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:04 PM

Ian and Sylvia did a great rendition of this tune.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Looking for Tab's not Chords
From: Geist
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 12:28 PM

thanks i will llook for that one


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Looking for Tab's not Chords
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 05:53 PM

I found chords, but no tab. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Looking for Tab's not Chords
From: Geist
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 07:10 PM

thanks man


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Looking for Tab's not Chords
From: Geist
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 08:21 PM

eney body


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAPTAIN WOODSTOCK'S COURTSHIP (Ian&Sylvia
From: GUEST,Akela
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:32 PM

CAPTAIN WOODSTOCK'S COURTSHIP
As sung by Ian and Sylvia on "Northern Journey" (1964)

1. As I rode out one May morning down by a shady lane,
Met with Captain Woodstock, the keeper of the game.
He said unto his servant, "if it was not for the law,
I'd have that maid in bed with me as she lay next to the wall."

2. "Oh, what is rounder than a ring? What is higher than a tree?
What is worse than a woman's tongue? What is deeper than the sea?
What tree buds first, and what bird sings best? Now answer my questions all,
Before I'll lay one night with you at either stock or wall."

3. "Well, the world is rounder than a ring; heaven's higher than a tree.
The devil is worse than a woman's tongue; hell is deeper than the sea;
And the oak buds first and the thrush sings best, and I've answered your questions all,
So shake you up that old straw bed; you're gonna lie next to the wall."

4. "It's for my breakfast you must bring me chickens without bones.
For my dinner you must bring me cherries without stones,
And for my supper you must bring me a bird without a gall,
Before I'll lay one night with you at either stock or wall."

5. "Well, when the chicken is in the egg, I'm sure it has no bone.
When a cherry's in blossom, I'm sure it has no stone.
The dove she is a gentle bird, and she flies without a gall,
So shake you up that old straw bed; you're gonna lie next to the wall."

6. "Oh, you must bring me a summer fruit that in December grew,
And you must bring me a silken gown a web that never went through,
And you must bring me a priest unmourned to join us one and all,
Before I'll lay one night with you at either stock or wall."

7. "Well, my father's got a summer fruit that in December grew.
Mother's got a silken gown a web that never went through.
Melchizedek is a priest unmourned; he'll join us one and all,
So shake you up that old straw bed; you must lie next to the wall.
So shake you up that old straw bed; you must lie next to the wall."


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Subject: RE: Looking for Tabs not Chords: Capt Wedderburn
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songs-tab/Captain_Wedderburns_Courtship.htm


I'm always on the lookout for new tunes, so I decided to search for this one. It's been a revelation to me, to see what happens when I searched for a tab. I seemed to find everything but the tab - sites that wanted to sell me mp3's, sites where an ad was on top of the tab and would not go away, sites that talked about the tab but never seemed to produce it.

There were a number of links to a band called Great Big Sea, which foolishly assumed that everybody in the world would know they were a band. (This is a common failing.) Sorry, guys.

Of course, Geist, the original poster may not need the tab after 8 years. Heck, maybe he's given up the ghost by now. heh heh


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