Holmfirth Anthem

 
Performed by:
Will Noble, John Cocking and The Waterson Family
Recorded in:
York
Recorded on:
15/09/2007
Recorded by:
Oliver Knight
Genre:
Parting
Keywords:
Love,
Shepherd
 

Archival information

TYG:
55
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
1046
Laws id:
Master title:
Through the Groves
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
Abroad for pleasure as I was a-walking,
It was one summer summer’s evening clear.

Chorus
Abroad for pleasure as I was a-walking,
It was one summer summer’s evening clear.

(Will)Twas there I beheld a most beautiful damsel,
Lamenting for her shepherd dear,

Chorus
Lamenting for her shepherd dear.
Twas there I beheld a most beautiful damsel,
Lamenting for her shepherd dear,
Lamenting for her shepherd dear.

2
The dearest ev’ning that ee’er I beheld,
Was ever ever ever with the lass** I adore, etc.
Wilt thou go fight yon French and Spaniards?
Wilt thou leave me thus, my dear? etc.

3
No more to yon green banks will I take thee,
With pleasure for to rest thyself and view the lambs, etc.
But I will take thee to yon green gardens,
Where those pratty flowers grow,
Where those pratty pratty flowers grow. (Two repeats of these three lines, all in chorus)

** Logic of course requires 'lad' here, not lass, as in 'Songs of the Ridings'.

Recorded by Oliver Knight at the Yorkshire Garland Launch Day Evening Concert, September 15th 2007

Archival information

TYG:
55
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
1046
Laws id:
Master title:
Through the Groves
Places Cited: