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Thread #67094   Message #1118729
Posted By: Lil Dog Turpy
18-Feb-04 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Tis I Can Weave Woollen and Linen
Subject: Lyr Req: Vin Garbutt Song - Hark as the bee hunts
I have been searching for the lyrics and tune for a Vin Garbutt song I heard a long time ago. The tune was a jig and the chorus was

Hark as the bee hunts for treasure
That's hid in the mountain of bloom
My shuttle goes buzzing with pleasure
To gather the gold from my loom

To achieve the jig effect, instructions for the chorus involved slapping your mouth to interrupt the flow of air while singing (you had so see it!) and so the chorus becomes

Hark as (slap) the (slap) bee (slap) hunts for treasure
That's hid (slap) in (slap) the (slap) mountain of bloom
My shu (slap) ttle (slap) goes (slap) buzzing with pleasure
To gather the gold from my loom

Does any one recollect this?