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ADD: New Garden Fields & Unison in Harmony (CB&S)

12 Apr 09 - 04:53 PM (#2609824)
Subject: The Young'uns need help with Lyrics!
From: GUEST,theyounguns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENAMwJCNN8I

Performed by Coope Boyes and Simpson, does anyone know what this song is called? Does anyone have the lyrics as well. Help appreciated.

Thanks


12 Apr 09 - 05:13 PM (#2609831)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Helen

Wiltshire Community History: Song - New garden fields

I searched for phrases in the song using Google.

Is this the same song you are searching for on another thread? You only need to create one thread per request, but I'm about to check the other thread in case it is a different song you are looking for.

Helen


12 Apr 09 - 05:21 PM (#2609834)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: GUEST,theyounguns

thank you ever so much Helen. Much appreciated. It is the same song yes!


12 Apr 09 - 05:31 PM (#2609838)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Helen

There are some slight changes in the lyrics if you read the lyrics while listening to the performance.

Also there is a bit of information at the bottom of the page on the man from whom the song was collected in Wiltshire.


Welcome to Mudcat.
Helen


12 Apr 09 - 06:11 PM (#2609859)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Barbara

How about the other song by these three, posted on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uoJyPBKHsU&feature=related

Seems like a lovely song, but the beginning's missing, as are credits. I took a stab at transcribing it, but I'm missing a lot, plus the video starts at the end of a missing verse, maybe more.

Here's what I have:

...do or die, would [   ] the air

Joy and laughter, born(?) in [   }
Raise the rafters, we don't care
If the roof's beyond repair...
Raise the rafters (3x)
We don't care if the roof's beyond repair

Sisters, brothers, to all others,
Let this be our guiding star
Thoughts(?) of violence don't aspire(?)
Hear the music from afar
What we sing is what we are
Hear the music (3x) from afar
What we sing is what we are.

Over hills and over valleys
Over mountains overseas
Nations shouting unto(until?) nations [    ]to be(?)
Unite us in harmony
Unto nations (3x) ....
Unite us in harmony.

Help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Blessings,
Barbara


12 Apr 09 - 06:48 PM (#2609870)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Ref

That's "Unity In Harmony." Try gogling that.


12 Apr 09 - 07:24 PM (#2609888)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Barbara

Is that the name of the song or the name of the artists? I get a lot of hits for a Wisconsin group called "Unity in Harmony" but I'm guessing I want a song called that, not a group, right?
Blessings,
Barbara


12 Apr 09 - 07:25 PM (#2609889)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: GUEST,Henryp

Or rather; Unison in Harmony


12 Apr 09 - 07:48 PM (#2609900)
Subject: ADD: Unison in Harmony (Coope Boyes Simpson)
From: Barbara

Oh thank you, Henry, that makes it so much easier.
Here are the correct words:

UNISON IN HARMONY
(by Coope Boyes Simpson)

Soaring skywards, leaping sideways
Do or die words cleave the air
Joy and laughter, mornings after
Raise the rafters, we don't care
If the roof's beyond repair...
Raise the rafters (3x)
We don't care if the roof's beyond repair.

Sisters, brothers, to all others,
Let that be our guiding star
Hearts of fire but no Messiah
Hear the music from afar
What we sing is what we are
Hear the music (3x) from afar
What we sing is what we are.

Over hills and over valleys
Over mountains over seas
Nations shall sing until nations cease to be
Unison in harmony
Until nations (3x) cease to be
Unison in harmony.

And there's even a website with the dots, I'll come back and post that in a minute.
Thank you so much.
Blessings,
Barbara


12 Apr 09 - 07:51 PM (#2609901)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Barbara

Go here for the dots for the harmonies and also the words.
Blessings,
Barbara

http://sgs.lpi.org.uk/seagreensingers/music/unisoninharmonyntl.htm


12 Apr 09 - 08:55 PM (#2609923)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Ref

Sorry 'bout that. Yes. "Unison."


13 Apr 09 - 04:40 PM (#2610412)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Barbara

I've now heard back from these folks and am given to understand that the dots (link posted above) are neither right nor done with their permission. It doesn't sound like they mind the song being circulated as long as you ask nicely. (and I suspect that if you are going to make some money off it, they would want a cut).
It is a really fine song, and I would like to know a bit about how it came to be. If I find out more, I'll post it, or perhaps some of these folks will come and talk to us here.
Blessings,
Barbara


13 Apr 09 - 04:55 PM (#2610431)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Herga Kitty

Sean, David, Michael - why not just e-mail Georgina Boyes at nomasters.co.uk. Website here

Hope to hear you singing somewhere nearer me soon.

Best wishes

Kitty


13 Apr 09 - 05:02 PM (#2610435)
Subject: RE: Coope Boyes and Simpson Lyrics help
From: Herga Kitty

And you could have posted a bit more information about yourselves ...

Kitty


15 Apr 09 - 01:26 AM (#2611455)
Subject: Lyr Add: NEW GARDEN FIELDS (Roud 1 54, Wiltshire)
From: Jim Dixon

Lyrics copied from Wiltshire Community History:

NEW GARDEN FIELDS – Roud 1 54
Collected from David Sawyer, Ogbourne St. Andrew, Wiltshire by Alfred Williams

1. Come all you young females, pray give attend,
Unto these few lines I am going to pen;
It is of lovely Mary I'm going to write,
She was all my day's study and my dreams by night.

2. On the eighteenth of August, by the date of the year,
By these new gardens fields, where I first met my dear;
She appeared like a goddess, or some young divine,
That was come for a torment, to torment my mind.

3. 'Young man, I'm no torment,' these words she did say.
'I'm pulling these flowers, so fresh and so gay,
I'm pulling these flowers which nature does yields,
For I take great delight in the new garden field.'

4. Then I said, 'Lovely Mary, dare I make so bold,
As your lily white hand one moment to hold?
It would give me more pleasure than this earthly store,
So grant me this favour, I'll ask you no more.'

5. 'Oh, then,' she replied, 'I'm afraid you're in jest.
If I thought you in earnest, I'd count myself blest
For my father is coming.' These words she did say,
'So fare you well, young man, for I must away.'

6. 'And now she has gone and left me all in the bands of love,
King Cupid protect me, and you powers above;
King Cupid protect me, and now take my part,
For she's guilty of murder, she's broken my heart.'

7. She turned and she said, 'Young man, I pity your moan,
I will leave you no longer to sigh all alone;
And I will go with you to some foreign part,
For you are the first one to inflame my heart.'


16 Apr 09 - 02:42 PM (#2612588)
Subject: Lyr Add: NEW GARDEN FIELDS (Coope, Boyes & Simpson
From: Jim Dixon

If you want to know the exact words that CB&S sing, here they are. Most differences are minor but there is one more verse at the end. My transcription from the video:


NEW GARDEN FIELDS
As sung by Coope, Boyes & Simpson

1. Come, you pretty fair maids, I pray now attend
Unto these few lines I am going to pen.
It is of lovely Mary I'm going to write.
She is my hope's study and dreams all by night.

2. The eighteenth of August, in the eighth month of the year,
Down by New Garden Fields, where I met my dear,
She appeared like a goddess, or some young divine,
That came like a torment, to torture my mind.

3. "I am no torment, young man" she did say.
"I am pulling these flowers, so fresh and so gay.
I am pulling these flowers which nature does yield,
And I take great delight in the New Garden Fields."

4. I said, "Lovely Mary, dare I make so bold,
Your lily-white hand for the moment to hold?
It would give me more pleasure than all earthly store,
So grant me this favour, and I'll ask you no more."

5. It was then she replied, "I fear you but jest.
If I thought you in earnest, I'd think myself blest.
My father is coming," these words she did say,
"So fare thee well, young man, for I must away."

6. Now she has left me all in the bands of love.
Kind Cupid, protect me, and you powers above.
Kind Cupid, protect me, and now take my part.
She's guilty of murder, for she's quite broke my heart.

7. She turned and said, "Young man, I pity your moan.
I'll leave you no longer for to sigh all alone.
I'll go along with you to some foreign part.
You are the first young man that e'er won my heart."

8. We'll go to church on Sunday and married we'll be.
We'll join our hands in wedlock and sweet unity.
We will join our hands in wedlock and vow to be true.
Your father and mother we will bid adieu.