Rolling on the Grass

 
Performed by:
Ray Padgett
Recorded in:
Barnsley
Recorded on:
01/02/1999
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett
Genre:
Courtship
Keywords:
Farm animals
 

Archival information

TYG:
44
Key:
E
Time Signature:
4/4 and various
Roud id:
1768
Laws id:
Master title:
Rolling on the Grass
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
To those who live in cities where but bricks and mortar’s seen,
There’s nothing so refreshing as a little bit of green;
So often on a summer’s day an idle hour to pass
Off to the fields I get away and roll upon the grass.

Chorus
Rolling on the grass amongst the buttercups and daisies,
That’s the way, that’s the way an idle hour to pass.
Rolling on the grass amongst the buttercups and daisies,
Fancying you’re a child again whilst rolling on the grass.

2
The prettiest of carpets ’tis that ever could be found,
With daisies sprinkled here and there and may bushes around,
A bright blue roof above o’er which the silver clouds sail by,
And sky birds think it such a lark to whistle in the sky.

3
One day when I reclining was and half inclined to dream
I suddenly was startled by a female’s piercing scream;
Towards me rushed a pretty girl in a fearful state of mind
And followed by a frantic cow unpleasantly behind.

Spoken
now to get to me feet and catch the fainting damsel in me arms was but the wark of a quarter of a minute, and the cow seeing my defiant action came to a full stop and stared.
Then, taking my cap in hand, I said, (action of cap waving required here) ‘Go away, cow, go away!’ And so she did, and sent us both

Chorus

4
I often met her after that and this was my excuse
That should a frantic cow turn up I might perhaps be of use;
She’s going to change her name to mine when a few short months shall pass,
And so I bless that blessed cow and rolling on the grass.

From Ray’s CD Stand up, Raymond