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Lyr Req: The Famous Flower of Serving Men

06 Sep 00 - 05:35 AM (#291964)
Subject: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: GUEST,IAN IN BIRMINGHAM

CAN ANY HELP WITH ME WITH THE LYRICS FOR THE ABOVE SONG? I HAVE THE SONG, BUT CAN NOT MAKE OUT ALL OF THE WORDS. TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THIS IS CHILD BALLAD 106, BUT THE LYRICS ARE NOT THE SAME. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE LYRICS FOR A WHILE NOW, BUT NO ONE, NOT EVEN THE LOCAL LIBRARIES CAN HELP. THANK YOU, IAN (NEW TO MUDCAT)


06 Sep 00 - 07:13 AM (#291982)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: Wolfgang

Ian,
nearly every singer who does it sings a different version and some of them even sing different versions on different CDs. So tell us which singer or CD you mean and we might be of more help.
If the singer happens to be Martin Carthy there are two of his versions here (you'll find the second version with two more clicks).

Wolfgang


06 Sep 00 - 07:44 AM (#291996)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: GUEST,Ian

To: Wolfgang. Thanks for your reply, Martin Carthy is the singer, and the lyrics are those I am looking for. I've searched the web for the lyrics and got onto some unexpected websites. A friend sent me to Mudcat and told me how to create a thread. What he didn't tell me, until afterwards, was not to use capital letters. I'll know better next time. Sadly, I'm at work and unable to check who the singer was or give any clue to the lyrics. Again, thanks a lot. Ian


06 Sep 00 - 11:54 AM (#292110)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: GUEST,Bruce O.

The ballad was written by Laurence Price in 1656. The original version is in the Laurence Price file on my website. www.erols.com/olsonw


06 Sep 00 - 08:46 PM (#292510)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: Susan of DT

put #106 in the blue serch box to get 3 versions of the song


07 Sep 00 - 07:23 PM (#293157)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: Guy Wolff

Dear Ian in B. Have you noticed that Martin Carthy plays this song as a masterpiece in G tuning.. DGDGBD.. This is one of my faverite things ever recorded !!! All the best Guy


08 Apr 03 - 09:53 AM (#928614)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVINGMEN
From: GUEST,Richard Jerrett

Hello

Does anyone have the chords/tab for Martin Carthy's version of this song. I know it is in Open G Tuning but i wouldn't mind a little help. Cheers