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mm 04 Mar 99 - 03:49 PM
alison 04 Mar 99 - 06:26 PM
alison 04 Mar 99 - 06:34 PM
Alex 04 Mar 99 - 07:15 PM
mm 05 Mar 99 - 03:34 AM
Ritchie 05 Mar 99 - 03:42 AM
alison 05 Mar 99 - 09:09 AM
Bert 05 Mar 99 - 01:18 PM
Alex 05 Mar 99 - 10:37 PM
Robin 05 Mar 99 - 11:12 PM
Ritchie 06 Mar 99 - 05:35 AM
Wotcha 06 Mar 99 - 06:15 AM
Ian Kirk (inactive) 06 Mar 99 - 08:56 AM
Penny 07 Mar 99 - 10:02 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 07 Mar 99 - 05:58 PM
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Subject: We plough the field and scatter
From: mm
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 03:49 PM

I'm looking for the words of a traditional English song that goes something like "We plough the fields and scatter"... - it might be a hymn, though I'm not sure. Also the names of people who might have recorded it.


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: alison
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 06:26 PM

Hi,

If you check out the links at the top of the page you'll find a heap of hymns and gospel stuff.

Here's a link to the MIDI

We plough the fields

Although personally I prefer the tune they used in "Godspell"

Slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER
From: alison
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 06:34 PM

WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER

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We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by God's almighty hand;
he sends the snow in winter,
the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes and the sunshine,
and soft refreshing rain.

(R) All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord,
O thank the Lord
for all his love.

He only is the Maker
of all things near and far;
he paints the wayside flower,
he lights the evening star;
the winds and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us, his children,
he gives our daily bread.

(R)

We thank thee then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed-time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food:
no gifts have we to offer
for all thy love imparts,
but that which thou desirest,
our humble thankful hearts.

(R)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Words: Matthias Claudius (1740-1815);
translated by Jane Montgomery Campbell (1817-1878)
Music: Wir pfl쳌gen (Claudius)
Meter: 76.76.D with Refrain
Hymnal 1982: 291
Hymnal 1940: 138
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised: 483
New English Hymnal: 262

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Alex
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 07:15 PM

Is this a song about golfing? Plowing and scattering sure describes my game.


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: mm
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 03:34 AM

Thanks! A moving song. I didn't find it in the links, by the way. I'd looked before asking ;)


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Ritchie
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 03:42 AM

I used to like singing the above song in morning assembly at school...but there was another one which was about the harvest that I liked singing as well , humpph, can't remember it now, it was one of my favourites as well.

Ritchie


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: alison
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 09:09 AM

Ritchie,

"Come ye thankful(???) people come,
raise the song of harvest home"
perhaps... we used to sing it at school..

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Bert
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 01:18 PM

Alex,

If mm didn't find it in the links it probably isn't about golfing.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Alex
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 10:37 PM

Now, that was very funny, Bert,


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Robin
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 11:12 PM

Another favorite "Thanksgiving" hymn goes:

Come, labor on. Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain, While all around him waves the golden grain? And to each servant does the master say, "Go work today".

The three of those songs are the cornerstones of autumnal rejoicing in my book.

Enjoy, Robin


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Ritchie
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 05:35 AM

No Alison, that's not it, infact I don't think I know that one !

I'll have to dig out the old Hymn book and look thro' the well thumbed pages.

Which made me remember,we used to write our names across the top of the hymn book and keep it in our top blazer pocket.(you had to have your hymn book with you at all times)

Now if you were ever late for school in the mornings a prefect on the gate would take your name by reading it from the top of your hymn book..if you were late twice or more in one week you were on detention.

so what we did was have someone else's name on the bottom of the hymn book, preferably someone who was a bit of a swot and was never late..then if you were late for the second time that week you turned your hymn book round in your pocket so that the swots name could be clearly seen and you entered school via a different entrance...

that's why when ever anyone has a thread with anything that vaguely resembles a hymn I get a cold shiver...

love and happines

Ritchie (or is it Peter Ponsibly-Smythe)


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Wotcha
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 06:15 AM

The German versions is as good though.

"Wir plugfen, und wir streuen ..."

cheers, Brian


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Ian Kirk (inactive)
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 08:56 AM

Ah! morning assembly.

While shpeherds washed their socks by night
All seated round the tub
A bar of Lifeboy soap came down
And they began to scrub

and

Gladly my cross-eyed bear

and

Breath on my breath of Brown

( a school master who had the most apalling halitosis)

Happy days

Ian


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Penny
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 10:02 AM

And,

Hark the herald angels sing,
Beecham's pills are just the thing,
They are gentle, meek and mild,
Two for man and one for child,
If you wish to go to heaven,
You must take a dose of seven,
If you wish to go to _____,
Take the cardboard box as well.


This was inscribed in my autograph book when I was very young, and it saved me during a bout of college depression. Someone nicked my aspirin, and all I had was the little round card pill box of Beecham's pills, intended to keep my digestive system working, forced on me by my mother. Strange how things work out.


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 05:58 PM

Then of course there's the wonderful game we called, "between the sheets". You look through the hymnal "index of first lines" and read out a first line, followed by "between the sheets" as in "What wondrous love is this, between the sheets" "Abide with me between the sheets" "Oh love how deep how broad how high between the sheets"... the possibilities are endless!


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: GUEST,Spatz
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 12:45 PM

Anyone got the words to the parody "We plough the fields and scatter..."   (Not the Betjeman one, the funny one about farming in the South West where the rain is playing havoc with the harvest..?)


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: gnomad
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 01:50 PM

This one, Spatz? Sid Kipper's "Harvest Moan" Might not be the one, as Sid is more Norfolk than South-west, but I hope you like it.


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Subject: RE: We plough the field and scatter
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 19 Sep 08 - 04:44 AM

Ritchie, was it Bringing In The Sheaves?


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