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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleI'll weave him a garland
Roud No.1247
Collected FromBarrett, William
LocationMarston Meysey
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 3 - Oxfordshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Ox 306
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 23rd October, 1915, p 2, Part 4, No. 6: Williams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, 1923 p 72
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

How sweet are the flowers that grow by yon fountain!
How sweet are the cowslips that spangle the grove!
More sweet are the breezes that blow o'er the mountain,
But none are so sweet as the charms of my love.

Chorus

Then I'll weave him a garland,
A fresh blooming garland,
Of roses and lilies and daffodown dillies;
I'll weave him a garland,
A fresh blooming garland,
A garland I'll give to the lad that I love.

Verse 2

The blackbirds and thrushes they rise in the morning,
How melodious they play their sweet notes by the grove!
I'll own it is pleasing, delightful and charming,
To ease the fond sighs of the lad that I love.

Chorus

Verse 3

It was down in the vale where my sweetheart was walking,
Oh, how happy I should feel to stand by him again!
But if he should prove false to me, his heart to some other,
For me to sing pleasure it would be in vain.

Chorus
 
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Notes
Note 1

Williams, Alfred: WGS: 'Obtained of Mrs Rowles, Witney. Formerly sung by her father, W. Barrett, of Marston Meysey.'

Williams, Alfred: Ms / FSUT: 'Obtained of Mrs Rowles, Witney. Formerly sung by W Barrett, of Marston Meysey.'

Note 2

In the chorus Lines 2 and 5 the original text read:

And a fresh blooming garland

In Verse 2 Line 2 the original text read:

More melodious they play their sweet notes by the grove!

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.

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