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Tune Req: You're a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood

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SHE'S A FLOWER FROM THE FIELDS OF ALABAMA


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GUEST,Cynthia 26 Jan 04 - 12:08 PM
GUEST,MMario 26 Jan 04 - 12:12 PM
Joe Offer 27 Jan 04 - 02:12 AM
Joe Offer 27 Jan 04 - 02:29 AM
Jim Dixon 31 May 09 - 01:51 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 31 May 09 - 02:45 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: A flower blooming in the wildwood
From: GUEST,Cynthia
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 12:08 PM

I have the lyrics for the song, A Flower Booming in the Wildwood, and have heard a recording from http://www.smsu.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0092/
but cannot seem to find a midi of it. This song is NOT Wildwood Flower. On the SMSU.edu page, there is a midi "link" but I cannot get it to work. Does anyone know where a midi of this song could be found?
Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: A flower blooming in the wildwood
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 12:12 PM

Try this link midi

url=http://www.smsu.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0092/0092.mid


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Subject: ADD: Flower Blooming in the Wildwood
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 04 - 02:12 AM

Yeah, it's funny how they have their MIDI files set up to make them difficult to download.

For the record, I think the lyrics should be posted here. Note that there's a very similar song in the Digital Tradition, She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama (click).

Flower Blooming in the Wildwood

VERSE 1
On a evening long ago, when the sun was sinking low
My true lover went to sail upon th sea
It was in th month of June
And th roses were in bloom
When he took me in arms and said to me,

CHORUS
Your a flower blooming in th wildwood
A flower that is bloomin' there for me
Sweeter than th morning dew
And I'll soon return to you
A flower that is blooming there for me

VERSE 2
But a letter came to me, from th Captain of th sea
He told me that my darl'ns over due
O, the shock and great surprise
Made th tear drops in my eyes
When I thought of th last words that he said,

VERSE 3
He cannot come back to me, he got drowned in th sea
And all my weary wait are over now
But when it's in th month of June
And th roses are in bloom
It seems that I can hear my lover say,

Here is the Traditional Ballad Index entry on the song:

She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama

DESCRIPTION: "It was one evening long ago" when the singer went to ask the hand of the girl. Her mother gladly consents. He looks back happily. Chorus: "She's a flower from the fields of Alabam, Take her for she loves you, yes I know...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Burnett & Rutherford)
KEYWORDS: love courting marriage
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
DT, FLWRALBM
RECORDINGS:
Emry Arthur, "She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama" (Vocalion 5234, c. 1928)
Burnett & Rutherford, "She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama" (Gennett 6688/Challenge 420, 1929 (rec. 1928); on BurnRuth01)
Notes: Given the near-lack of plot, I have to suspect that this is a nineteenth century parlour piece. But I can't trace it back past the Burnett & Rutherford recording (made at their last dated recording session in 1928). - RBW
File: DTflweral

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The Ballad Index Copyright 2003 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


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Subject: ADD: Flower in the Wildwood
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 04 - 02:29 AM

Here's another version from a Website called playingbyear.com.

You're a Flower in the Wildwood

On one evening long ago when the sun was sinking low,
My true lover went to sail upon the sea,
It was in the month of June when the roses were in bloom,
When he took me in his arms and said to me.

Chorus: You're a flower blooming in the wildwood,
A flower blooming there for me,
Sweeter than the morning dew and I'll soon return to you,
You're a flower that's blooming there for me.

Then a letter came to me from a captain on the sea,
That told me my darling was dead,
Oh the shock and great surprise made the teardrops in my eyes,
When I thought about the last words that he said.

Now he can't return to me, he got drowned in the sea,
And he's passed over life's weary way,
When it's in the month of June and the roses are in bloom,
It seems that I can hear my lover say.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: You're a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 May 09 - 01:51 PM

Here is some information from Catalog of Copyright Entries by the Library of Congress Copyright Office, 1936:
    YOU'RE A FLOWER BLOOMING IN THE WILDWOOD; w Alfred L. Hunt, m Cousin Emmy and Frankie More, arr. Mort H. Glickman; with ukulele and guit. arrs. © Aug. 18, 1936; E pub. 57055: M. M. Cole pub. со., Chicago. 26472
The Online 78-rpm Discography Project lists a recording by the Collins Brothers in 1938, and the similarly-titled FLOWERS BLOOMING IN THE WILDWOOD by the Coon Creek Girls (Idy Harper) in 1938.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: You're a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 31 May 09 - 02:45 PM

Jim- Would " the Idy Harper-last line in your post- be the same person as, "Granny Harper?" And was she with the original Coon Creek Girls? Excuse me for wandering from the song- "Flower Blooming in the Wildwood was one of our favorites on early radio. Jean


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