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Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree

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GUEST,Farwa 11 Oct 14 - 01:49 PM
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Subject: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: Gloria
Date: 21 Jun 98 - 10:48 PM

I need the correct lyrics for this song. I could catch most of it from a recording but there are still some blanks. Would appreciate any correction or help. Thanks.

One bright early morn in the month of May
Under the old linden tree
We danced and we sang till the end of the day
Under the old linden tree
We sat in the branches do sturdy and strong
And filled all the air with a yodeling song

Chorus: ...(don't know)...

...everyone ran when it started to rain
Under the old linden tree
We...till the sun shined again
Under the old linden tree
And when we were hungry, we'd...to eat
And we were thirsty we'd cider so sweet

We made pretty garlands to put in our hair
Under the old linden tree
The boys are so sturdy the girls are so fair
Under the old linden tree
And when we went home at the end of the day
We walked arm in arm as we sang all the way


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Subject: RE: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 28 Jun 98 - 08:17 PM

Gloria,

I respond somewhat hesitatingly to this - but it may help. German folk songs are not my forte, but a choir that I am in sings a German folk song with frequent references to a Linden Tree. The title goes (blush) something like ' Un Schoner _______'. If this doesn't trigger some other responses (perhaps defamatory) I will provide more details tomorrow.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: Gloria
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 08:09 AM

Thanks John. Will wait for your next reply. I need it for a choir, I'm arranging the score so I need correct lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 10:37 PM

Must apologise Gloria, but clean forgot about it last night.

I have SATB for the German lyrics, on a single page. Will gladly fax it to you OR can submit the German words to this forum or send a Midi of the bass part. Please let me know. Am aware that this may be a wild goose chase, but happy to follow your wishes.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: Gloria
Date: 01 Jul 98 - 05:32 AM

I think I would appreciate a fax. It would be easier for me to see from the SATB score whether it's the correct song I'm looking for. I'll be able to figure it out from the German. OK, now how do I give you my fax number? And one more thing, I live in Malaysia. Anyway thanks so much!! Gloria


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Subject: RE: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Jul 98 - 07:45 PM

Hi Gloria,

Pardon the delay, but I've been out of town a lot. Tracked down the lyrics and Midi at the excellent German site which is included in the DT links. I haven't taken the time to learn the HTML commands that many of our fellow Mudcatters are so adept at. Here is the link:

http://ingeb.org/Lieder/KeinScho.html

I very much suspect that this is not what you want - but it is still a lovely song.

Regards John


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LINDEN TREE
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 01:26 AM

Here is another version of Linden Tree that I stumbled across. Regards, John

THE LINDEN TREE

Between the well and gateway
There stands, a linden tree.
Of yore beneath its branches
My fancy wandered free,
Its bark with words so tender
My hand has oft o'er laid;
In every joy and sorrow
It drew me to its shade.

Last night, once more I passed it
At hour of deep repose,
And heeding not the darkness
Was fain my eyes to close.
I heard its branches murmur,
I heard its sweet behest?
Come hither, friend beloved,
Here find thy place of rest.

A freezing wind assailed me,
It caused my face to burn,
My hat flew swiftly from me
I had no heart to turn.
I now frequent no longer
That scene of mem'ries fair,
But ever hear the murmur
Sweet peace was thine when there,
I now frequent no longer
That scene of mem'ries fair,
But ever hear the murmur
Sweet peace was thine when there,
Sweet peace was thine when there.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 28-Apr-03.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under The Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST,Pauline Wilde
Date: 17 Sep 10 - 09:00 AM

Chorus Hi didle ha ha ha ha
Repeat
Repeat
Hi didle ho.

How everyone ran etc
We sat warm and dry etc

hungry we'd plenty to eat

the boys all so sturdy the girls all so fair.

this is from memory of my junior school days and I'm nearly 60 now. I so enjoyed singing this song. This is somewhat late for your choir however......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 11 - 01:14 PM

chrous ..... hi didle ha ha ha ha
             hi didle ha ha ha ha
             hi didle ha ha ha ha
             hi didle do


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Feb 11 - 01:20 PM

I remember from the school choir - 1962 I think!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: RunrigFan
Date: 22 Feb 11 - 03:57 PM

I got this

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/29-the-linden-tree.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 22 Feb 11 - 06:48 PM

RurigFan, that is yet another translation of Schubert's song from "Winterreise", like the one given by John in Brisbane 14 Sep 00 - 01:26 AM.

The song the OP had in mind is a very free adaptation by Murgatroyd Farrar of the German song Beim Kronenwirt (MIDI there), the latter song describing a country wedding merrymaking all night through.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 14 - 01:48 PM

Yesss!! It was hi diddle dee ha ha ha ha
hi diddle dee ha ha ha ha
hi diddle dee ha ha ha ha
hi diddle doe!
Too late for your choir but still :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST,Farwa
Date: 11 Oct 14 - 01:49 PM

Yesss!! It was hi diddle dee ha ha ha ha
hi diddle dee ha ha ha ha
hi diddle dee ha ha ha ha
hi diddle doe!
Too late for your choir but still :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Oct 14 - 02:21 PM

A translation of the old German song at www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/29-the-linden-tree.htm

But other words were put to the same tune.

Looked for the lyrics you posted, but no joy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 14 - 03:48 AM

The sheet music for this song is available from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linden-Two-part-folksong-English-arrangement/dp/B0000CVO42


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 12 Oct 14 - 03:50 AM

Further to the message I just sent saying it was available on Amazon, my apologies, but apparently it is not available at present, but may become so soon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 04:00 AM

Having read this thread, I have done my own version of this song on YouTube using the lyrics given by others above and the ones missing which I found on the Amazon site which I mentioned above. The only word I am not sure of I have made an educated guess at, and that is 'apples' which seems to me to be a fair possibility and fits poetically and rhythmically

Under The Old Linden Tree


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST,Maxine James
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:43 AM

Yes I remember this song from School in the 1960s

The Chrosus goes ' Hi Diddle ha ha ha ha,Hi diddle ha ha ha ha, Hi diddle ha ha ha ha , Hi Diddle ha! Does this help x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Old Linden Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 16 - 10:05 AM

One bright early morn in the month of May
Under the old linden tree danced and we sang till the end of the day
Onder the old linden trend while we were hungry we'd plenty to eat
And while we were thirsty we'd cider so sweet
Hi diddle ah ha ha, ha
Hi diddle ah ha ha ha
Hi diddle ah ha, ha ha
Hi diddle do


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