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Thread #17996   Message #178179
Posted By: Marymac90
14-Feb-00 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: Songs about farm folk
Subject: RE: Help: Songs about farm folk
A country-related theme is canning, and Greg Brown has one on this-I think it's called "My Grandma Puts it all in Jars".

Don't forget Hal An Tow, done by the Watersons-

I like to rise when the sun she rises early in the morning
I like to hear them small birds sing merrily upon the lalem(sp?)
And hurrah for the life of a country boy, and to ramble in the new mown hay!

Chorus:
Hal an tow! Jolly rumelow! We were up long before the day
To welcome in the summer, to welcome in the May-o!
For summer is a-comin' in, and winter's gone away-o!

In the spring we sow, and at the harvest mow
And that's how the seasons round they go
But of all the times, I like the best for to ramble in the new mown hay!
Chorus

Mary McCaffrey

^^^
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-