The Bonny Hawthorn

 
Performed by:
John Greaves
Recorded in:
Gilling East
Recorded on:
14/11/2006
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Amatory
Keywords:
Seasons,
Landscape
 

Archival information

TYG:
9
Key:
F Maj
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
9268
Laws id:
Master title:
The Bonny Hawthorn
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
One midsummer's morn when all nature looked gay
I met my lovely creature a-taking the air; (Repeat first 2 lines)

Chorus
I said, 'My lovely creature, come tell me where you dwell.'
'Beside the bonny hawthorn that blooms in the dale,
That blooms in the dale, that blooms in the dale,
Beside the bonny hawthorn that blooms in the dale.

2
Then hark, bonny Bess, to the birds in yon grove,
How delightfully they sing when inviting to rove,
And hark, bonny Bess etc.

3
I kissed her and said that my love was sincere,
That no-one on the green was so charming and fair, etc.

4
Now come, my fair maid, how can you refuse?
How sweet are those words and how charming the views, etc.

5
Then I listened with pleasure to a kind and tender tale,
Beside the bonny hawthorn that blooms in the dale, etc.

Archival information

TYG:
9
Key:
F Maj
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
9268
Laws id:
Master title:
The Bonny Hawthorn
Places Cited: