Alto Resources

Spring 2024

Alto Section Leaders – Katie Dunton

  • Send an email to: altoresource@mysticchorale.org     

For Katie Dunton 

  • Call or text: 857-756-5023 (the best way to contact Katie) with questions, requests for time/date changes or cancellations
  • Send a direct message: www.facebook.com/katie.dunton.5

Alto Music Review and Pot Luck Dates/Times

Location: Katie’s House,  16 Cambridge St, Unit A, Belmont, RSVPs appreciated

  • By car: Please park on Hawthorne St.
  • By MBTA: 73 bus from Harvard Square to Waverley Square, 2nd to last stop (Waverley St.), walk 1 block and turn right onto Cambridge St., https://www.mbta.com/schedules/73/line

Schedule (Subject to change as needed/requested)

  • Sunday, April 14: Music review from  3-4:30 p.m., followed by pot luck dinner
  • Friday, April 19 : Pot luck at 6 p.m., followed by music review from 6:45-8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21: Pot luck brunch at 12:30 p.m., followed by music review from 1:15-3 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6: Pot luck at 6 p.m., followed by music review from 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Pre-Rehearsal Reviews in First Parish – Kitchen

  • Tuesday, April 30:  6-7:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 7: @ 6-7:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14: @ 6-7:20 p.m.

Monday, May 20 Tech Rehearsal at Cary Hall

TBD

ALTO LYRICS SPRING 2024 SEASONS OF CHANGE

Prepared by Katie Dunton

Download Google doc here

TABLE OF CONTENTS

​​​​Music packet order:​​​​Music Packet page #:

1. Turn, Turn, Turn…………………………………………….……………..1

2. Turn Around ……………………………………………..………….….….13

3. Julian of Norwich ………………………………………………………27

4. April, Come She Will ……………………………………….…………..32

5. You’ve Got a Friend ……………………………………….…………….36

6. Seasons of Love.…………………………….…………………………….42

7. Try to Remember …………………………………………….….……….53

8. Winter Song ……………………………………………………………..….60

9. The Circle Game …………………………………………………….…...72

10. Ashokan Farewell …………………………………..………………….85

11. Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving …………..………….…93

GUEST ARTIST SONGS:

12. Crossing the Bar ……………………………………………….……….95

13. Old Rose and Crown ………………………………………….……..96

14. Oak and Ash and Thorn …………………………………….………97

15. La Laine des Moutons ………………………………………..……..98

16. Country Life …………………………………………………………….99

ALL ALTO LYRICS IN CAPS

Other parts, solos, etc. in lower case, parentheses & italics

Questions?  Contact Katie, using information at top of page.

TURN, TURN, TURN ​​​​​​​​​​              P.1

(SOLO)

To everything turn, turn, turn

There is a season turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to plant, a time to reap

A time to kill, a time to heal

A time to laugh, a time to weep

(To everything) TURN, TURN, TURN

(There is a season) TURN, TURN, TURN

(A time to build)OO – OO

(A time to) OO – OO

OO – OO – OO – OO – OO – OO  [A time to cast away stones]

(A time to) OO – OO – OO OO – OO

(To everything) TURN, TURN, TURN

(There is a season) TURN, TURN, TURN

(And a time to every purpose under Heaven)

(A time of) OO

(A time of) OO

(A time of) OO

(A time of) OO

A TIME YOU MAY EMBRACE

A TIME TO REFRAIN FROM EMBRACING

TO EVERYTHING TURN, TURN, TURN

THERE IS A SEASON TURN, TURN, TURN

AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN

(A time to) OO – OO

(A time to) OO – OO

(A time of) OO – OO

(A time for) PEACEI SWEAR IT’S NOT TOO LATE

TO EVERYTHING TURN, TURN, TURN

THERE IS A SEASON TURN, TURN, TURN

AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN

TURN AROUND ​​​​​​​​​​​              P.13

WHERE ARE YOU GOING MY LITTLE ONE, LITTLE ONE

WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MY BABY, MY OWN?

TURN AROUND AND YOURE TWO

TURN AROUND AND YOURE FOUR

TURN AROUND AND YOURE A YOUNG GIRL GOING OUT OF MY DOOR

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG GIRL GOING OUT OF MY DOOR

(SOLO TRIO)

WHERE ARE YOU GOING MY LITTLE ONE, LITTLE ONE

DIRNDLS AND PETTICOATS, WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE TINY

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE GROWN

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG MOM* WITH BABES OF YOUR OWN

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG MOM WITH BABES OF YOUR OWN

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG MOM WITH BABES OF YOUR OWN

WHERE ARE YOU GOING MY LITTLE ONE, LITTLE ONE

WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MY BABY, MY OWN?

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE TWO,

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE FOUR

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG GIRL GOING OUT OF MY DOOR

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG GIRL GOING OUT OF MY DOOR

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG GIRL GOING OUT OF MY DOOR

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG GIRL

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A YOUNG GIRL

TURN AROUND AND YOU’RE A [WOMAN]* GOING OUT OF MY DOOR

*LYRICS CHANGES PENDING – MIKE WILL CLARIFY AT REHEARSAL

JULIAN OF NORWICH (pronounced NORRICH – NO W)       ​​​​P.27

LOUD ARE THE BELLS OF NORWICH AND THE PEOPLE COME AND GO.

HERE BY THE TOWER OF JULIAN I TELL THEM WHAT I KNOW.

RING OUT, BELLS OF NORWICH AND LET THE WINTER COME AND GO,

ALL SHALL BE WELL AGAIN, I KNOW.

LOVE, LIKE THE YELLOW DAFFODIL, IS COMING THROUGH THE SNOW.

LOVE, LIKE THE YELLOW DAFFODIL, IS LORD OF ALL I KNOW.

RING OUT, BELLS OF NORWICH AND LET THE WINTER COME AND GO,

ALL SHALL BE WELL AGAIN, I KNOW.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

RING FOR THE YELLOW DAFFODIL, THE FLOWER IN THE SNOW.

RING FOR THE YELLOW DAFFODIL AND TELL THEM WHAT I KNOW.

RING OUT, BELLS OF NORWICH AND LET THE WINTER COME AND GO,

ALL SHALL BE WELL AGAIN, I KNOW.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

(Loud are the) LOUD ARE THE BELLS OF NORWICH AND THE PEOPLE COME AND GO.

HERE BY THE TOWER OF JULIAN I TELL THEM WHAT I KNOW.

RING OUT, BELLS OF NORWICH AND LET THE WINTER COME AND GO,

ALL SHALL BE WELL AGAIN, I KNOW.

ALL SHALL BE WELL IM TELLING YOU, LET THE WINTER COME AND GO.

ALL SHALL BE WELL AGAIN, I KNOW.

APRIL, COME SHE WILL ​​​​​​​​​         P.32

APRIL ​​        COME SHE WILL

WHEN STREAMS ARE RIPE AND SWELLED WITH RAIN

MAY           SHE WILL STAY

RESTING IN MY ARMS AGAIN

JUNE​​         SHELL CHANGE HER TUNE

IN RESTLESS WALKS SHELL ​​PROWL THE NIGHT

JULY.        SHE WILL FLY

AND GIVE NO WARNING TO HER FLIGHT

AUGUST​       DIE SHE MUST

THE AUTUMN WINDS BLOW CHILLY AND COLD

SEPTEMBER       I’LL REMEMBER

A LOVE ONCE NEW HAS NOW GROWN OLD

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND              ​​​​​​​​​​P.36

WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND TROUBLED

AND YOU NEED A HELPING HAND

AND NOTHING, OH NOTHING IS GOING RIGHT

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ME

AND SOON I WILL BE THERE

TO BRIGHTEN UP EVEN YOUR DARKEST NIGHT

YOU JUST CALL OUT MY NAME

AND YOU KNOW, WHEREVER I AM

I’LL COME RUNNING TO SEE YOU AGAIN OH, OH, OH

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL

ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS CALL

AND I’LL BE THERE, YES I WILL

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

YOU GOT A FRIEND

YOU GOT A FRIEND

YOU GOT A

(You’ve got a friend)

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

YOU’VE GOT A

(SOLO QUARTET)

WHEN THE SKY ABOVE YOU

GROWS DARK AND FULL OF CLOUDS

AND THAT OLD NORTH WIND BEGINS TO BLOWWOAH

KEEP YOUR HEAD TOGETHER

AND CALL MY NAME OUT LOUD

AND SOON I WILL COME KNOCKING UPON YOUR DOOR

YOU JUST CALL OUT MY NAME

AND YOU KNOW, WHEREVER I AM

I’LL COME RUNNING TO SEE YOU AGAIN OH, OH, OH

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL

ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS CALL

AND I’LL BE THERE, YES I WILLAH

NOW, AIN’T IT GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU’VE GOT AFRIEND

WHEN PEOPLE CAN BE SO COLD

THEY’LL HURT YOU AND DESERT YOU

AND TAKE YOUR SOUL IF YOU LET THEM

SO DON’T YOU LET THEM

 

YOU JUST CALL OUT MY NAME

AND YOU KNOW, WHEREVER I AM

I’LL COME RUNNING TO SEE YOU AGAIN OH, OH, OH

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL

ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS CALL

AND I’LL BE THERE, YES I WILL

AND I’LL BE THERE, YES I WILL

AND I’LL BE THERE, YES I WILL

(You’ve got a friend)

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

YOU’VE GOT A

(You’ve got a friend)

YOU GOT A FRIEND

YOU GOT A FRIEND

YOU GOT A

(You’ve got a friend)

YOU’VE GOT A—-

SEASONS OF LOVE​​​​​​​​​​               P.42

FIVE HUNDRED, TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED MINUTES

FIVE HUNDRED, TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND MOMENTS SO DEAR

FIVE HUNDRED, TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED MINUTES

HOW DO YOU MEASURE, MEASURE A YEAR?

IN DAYLIGHTS, IN SUNSETS, IN MIDNIGHTS, IN CUPS OF COFFEE

IN INCHES, IN MILES, IN LAUGHTER, IN STRIFE

IN FIVE HUNDRED, TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED MINUTES

HOW ​​DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR IN A LIFE?

HOW ABOUT LOVE?

HOW ABOUT LOVE?

HOW ABOUT LOVE?

MEASURE IN LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

(SOLO)

Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes

Five hundred, twenty-five thousand journeys to plan

Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes

How can you measure the life of a woman or a man?

OO – OO – OO – OO – OO [In truths that she learned or in times that he cried]

OO – OO – OO – OO – OO [In bridges he burned or the way that she died]

IT’S TIME NOW TO SING OUT THOUGH THE STORY NEVER ENDS

LET’S CELEBRATE, REMEMBER A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF FRIENDS

REMEMBER THE LOVE

REMEMBER THE LOVE

REMEMBER THE LOVE

MEASURE IN LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

LOVE—-

SEASONS OF LOVE

LOVE—-

SEASONS OF LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

SEASONS OF LOVE

HOW ABOUTLOVE

REMEMBER THE LOVE

REMEMBER THE LOVE

MEASURE IN LOVE

TRY TO REMEMBER​​​​​​​​​​                 P.53

(SOLO)

Try to remember the kind of September

When life was slow and oh, so mellow

TRY TO REMEMBER THE KIND OF SEPTEMBER

WHEN GRASS WAS GREEN AND GRAIN WAS YELLOW

TRY TO REMEMBER THE KIND OF SEPTEMBER

WHEN YOU WERE A TENDER AND CALLOW* FELLOW

TRY TO REMEMBER AND IF YOU REMEMBER THEN FOLLOW(follow)

FOLLOW (follow)

FOLLOW (follow)

FOLLOW

DEEP IN DECEMBER IT’S NICE TO REMEMBER

ALTHOUGH YOU KNOW THE SNOW WILL FOLLOW

DEEP IN DECEMBER IT’S NICE TO REMEMBER

WITHOUT A HURT THE HEART IS HOLLOW

DEEP IN DECEMBER IT’S NICE TO REMEMBER

THE FIRE OF SEPTEMBER THAT MADE US MELLOW

DEEP IN DECEMBER OUR HEARTS SHOULD REMEMBERAND FOLLOW (follow)

FOLLOW (follow)

(SOLO)

Try to remember and if you remember

THEN FOLLOW (follow)

FOLLOW

FOLLOW

*Callow from Old English word caluused to describe young, fledgling birds. Over time, the meaning expanded to include young, inexperienced people. SOURCE: https://www.vocabulary.com

WINTER SONG             ​​​​​​​​​​​P.60

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

(SOLO)

This is my winter song to you

The storm is coming soon

It rolls in from the sea

MY VOICE, A BEACON IN THE NIGHT

MY WORDS WILL BE YOUR LIGHT

TO CARRY YOU TO ME

IS LOVE ALIVE? IS LOVE ALIVE? IS LOVE

THEY SAY THAT THINGS JUST CANNOT GROW

BENEATH THE WINTER SNOW

OR SO I HAVE BEEN TOLD

THEY SAY WERE BURIED FAR

JUST LIKE A DISTANT STAR

I SIMPLY CANNOT HOLD

IS LOVE ALIVE? IS LOVE ALIVE? IS LOVE ALIVE?

OO – OO – OO – OO [This is my winter song]

OO – OO – OO [December never felt so wrong]

OO – OO – OO [Cause you’re not where you belong]

INSIDE MY ARMS

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

I STILL BELIEVE IN SUMMER DAYS

THE SEASONS ALWAYS CHANGE

AND LIFE WILL FIND A WAY

I’LL BE YOUR HARVESTER OF LIGHT

AND SEND IT OUT TONIGHT

SO WE CAN START AGAIN

IS LOVE ALIVE? IS LOVE ALIVE? IS LOVE ALIVE?

OO – OO – OO – OO [This is my winter song]

OO – OO – OO [December never felt so wrong]

OO – OO – OO [Cause you’re not where you belong]

INSIDE MY ARMS

IS LOVE ALIVE? (REPEATS ~13X – WATCH MIKE!)

THE CIRCLE GAME​​​​​​​​​​                   P.72

(SOLO TRIO)

Yesterday a child came out to wonder

Caught a dragonfly inside a jar

Fearful when the sky was full of thunder

And tearful at the falling of a star

AND THE SEASONS, THEY GO ROUND AND ROUND

AND THE PAINTED PONIES GO UP AND DOWN

WERE CAPTIVE ON THE CAROUSEL OF TIME

WE CANT RETURNWE CAN ONLY LOOKBEHIND FROM WHERE WE CAME

AND GO ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND IN THE CIRCLE GAME

(SOLO TRIO)

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons

THE SEASONS COME AND GO

Skated over ten clear frozen streams

OVER THE CLEAR AND FROZEN STREAMS

Words like when you’re

WHEN YOU’RE OLDERWHEN YOU’RE OLDER

SOMEDAY SOMEDAY MAKE HIS DREAM

AND THE SEASONS, THEY GO ROUND AND ROUND

AND THE PAINTED PONIES GO UP AND DOWN

WERE CAPTIVE ON THE CAROUSEL OF TIME

WE CANT RETURNWE CAN ONLY LOOKBEHIND FROM WHERE WE CAME

AND GO ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND IN THE CIRCLE GAME

(SOLO TRIO)

SIXTEEN SPRINGS AND SIXTEEN SUMMERS GONE NOW

CARTWHEELS TURN TO CAR WHEELS THROUGH THE TOWN

AND THEY TELL HIMTAKE YOUR TIME​​IT WON’T BE LONG NOW

‘TIL YOU DRAG YOUR FEET TO SLOW THE CIRCLEDOWN

(So the) AH – AH AH(years spin by and now the boy is twenty)

SO THE YEARS GO SPINNING BY

(Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming)

COMING TRUE

THERELL BE NEW DREAMSMAYBE BETTER DREAMS AND PLENTY

BEFORE THE LAST REVOLVING YEAR IS THROUGH

AND THE SEASONSTHE SEASONS GO ROUND AND AROUND AND

THE PAINTEDTHE PONIES GO UP AND GO DOWN

CAPTIVE ON THE CAROUSEL OF TIME

ON THE CAROUSEL OF TIME

(We cant return, we can only look)

BEHIND FROM WHERE WE CAME

(And go round and) ROUND AND ROUND IN THE CIRCLE GAME

(SOLO or TRIO: and go round and round and round in the circle game)

ASHOKAN FAREWELL        ​​​​​​​​​​      P.85

Possible Solo Quartet

THE SUN IS SINKING LOW (in the sky above Ashokan, The pines and the)

WILLOWS KNOW SOON WE WILL PART

THERE’S A WHISPER IN THE WIND OF PROMISES UNSPOKEN

AND A LOVE THAT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART

MY THOUGHTS WILL RETURN TO THE SOUND OF YOUR LAUGHTER

OO – OO – OO [the magic of moving as one]

MOVE AS ONE

AND A TIME WELL REMEMBER LONG EVER AFTER

THE MOONLIGHT AND MUSIC AND DANCING ARE DONE

(POSSIBLY INSTRUMENTAL ONLY)

WILL EVERY SONG WEVE SUNG (stay with us forever?)

WILL YOU DANCE IN MY DREAMS OR MY ARMS UNTIL THEN?

UNDER THE MOON THE MOUNTAINS LIE SLEEPING

OO – OO – OO – OO – OO [Over the lake stars shine]

STARS SHINE

THEY WONDER IF YOU AND I WILL BE KEEPING

THE MAGIC AND MUSIC OR LEAVE THEM BEHIND.

OO – OO Farewell—–MM

EVERY DAY IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING          ​​​​​​​P.93

EVERY DAY ​​IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

GODS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME

EVERY DAY HES BLESSING ME

EVERY DAY ​​IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

(Take the time to) GLORIFY THE LORD TODAY

EVERY DAY ​​IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

GODS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME

EVERY DAY HES BLESSING ME

EVERY DAY ​​IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

(Take the time to) GLORIFY THE LORD TODAY

HE KEEPS BLESSING MEBLESSING ME

HE OPENS THE DOORTHAT I MAY SEEHE’S BLESSING ME

HE KEEPS BLESSING MEBLESSING ME

(Take the time to) GLORIFY THE LORD TODAY

[REPEAT Every day OR go to solo – WATCH MIKE!]

HE KEEPS BLESSING MEBLESSING ME

HE OPENS THE DOOR THAT I MAY SEEHE’S BLESSING ME

HE KEEPS BLESSING MEBLESSING ME

(Take the time to) GLORIFY THE LORD TODAY

(SOLO)

I thank God for the moment when I worship in His name

I thank Him for the sacrifice of praise

Now it’s no mystery to say how my God is every day

Making my way through clouds so dark

Bringing His light into my heart

EVERY DAY ​​IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

GODS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME

EVERY DAY HES BLESSING ME

EVERY DAY ​​IS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

(Take the time to) GLORIFY THE LORD TODAY

HE KEEPS BLESSING MEBLESSING ME

HE OPENS THE DOORTHAT I MAY SEEHE’S BLESSING ME

HE KEEPS BLESSING MEBLESSING ME

(Take the time to) GLORIFY THE LORD TODAY

(SOLO)

Yes there’s pressure all around me,

When fighting Satan’s descended powers

That never ceases to try to tear me down.

But I just lift my hands to glory,

Believing God’s redemptive story,

Thanking Him for his saving grace,

As He gives me power just to run this race

 

GUEST ARTIST SONGS:

CROSSING THE BAR​​​​​​​​​​             P.95
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

For tho; from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crost the bar.

OLD ROSE AND CROWN​​​​​​​​​        P.96
By Ian Robb (Recorded on Rose and Crown, Robb (Folk-Legacy)

CHORUS:

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE OLD ROSE AND CROWN?

THE SHIP, THE KINGS ARMS, AND THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN.

FOR OAK, BRASS, AND LEATHER, AND A PINT OF THE BEST

FADE AWAY LIKE THE SUN AS IT SINKS IN THE WEST.

Good friends, gather round and I’ll tell you a tale.

It’s a story well known to all lovers of ale.

The old English pub, once a mans second home

Has been decked out by brewers in plastic and foam.

And the old oaken bar where the pumps filled your glass

Gives way to Formica and tanks full of gas.

And the landlord behind, once a man of good cheer

Just mumbles the price as he hands you your beer.

And where are the friends who would meet for a jar,

Or a good game of darts in the old public bar?

The dartboard is gone, in its place is a thing

Where you pull on the handle and lose all your tin.

But the worst of it all’s what theyve done to the beer.

For their shandies and lagers that will make you feel queer.

For an arm and a leg, they will fill up your glass

With a half and half mixture of ullage* and gas.

So come all you good people who like to sup ale

Heres hope to a happier end to my tale

For There’s nothing can fill a mans heart with more cheer

Than to sit in a pub with a pint of good beer.

* The meaning of ULLAGE is the amount that a container (such as a tank or cask) lacks of being full.

SOURCE:

OAK AND ASH AND THORN​​​​​​​​​         P.97
By Rudyard Kipling

Of all the trees that grow so fair, old England to adorn,

Greater are none beneath the sun than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn good sirs,

All on a midsummers morn.

Surely we sing of no little thing

In Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Oak of the clay lived many a day oer ever Aeneas began

Ash of the loam was a lady at home when Brut was an outlaw man,

And Thorn of the down saw new Troy town, from which was London born

Witness hereby the ancient try of Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Sing . . .

Yew that is old, in churchyard mould, he breedeth a mighty bow

Alder for shoes do wise men choose, and Beech for cups also

But when you have killed, and you bowl it is filled, and your shoes are clean outworn

Back you must speed for all that you need to Oak, and Ash, and Thorn

Sing . . .

Elm, she hates mankind, and waits till every gust be laid,

To drop a limb on the head of him that anyway trusts her shade,

But whether a lad be sober or sad, or mellow with ale from the horn,

Hell taketh no wrong when he lyeth along neath Oak, and Ash, and Thorn

La LAINE DES MOUTONS ​​​​​​​​​       P.98
(The wool of the sheep)

La laine des moutons, cest nous qui la tondaine

La laine des moutons, cest nous qui la tondons

Tondons, tondons la laine des moutaines

Tondons, tondons la laine des moutons

La laine des moutons, cest nous qui la lavaine

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la lavons

Lavons, lavons la laine des moutaines

Lavons, lavons la laine des moutons

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la cardaine

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la cardons

Cardons, cardons la laine des moutaines

Cardons, cardons la laine des moutons

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la filaine

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la filons

Filons, filons la laine des moutaines

Filons, filons la laine des moutons

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la tissaine

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la tissons

Tissons, tissons la laine des moutaines

Tissons, tissons la laine des moutons

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la chantaine

La laine des moutons, c’est nous qui la chantons

Chantons, chantons la laine des moutaines

Chantons, chantons la laine des moutons

We shear the sheeps wool

Lets shear the wool of the mountains

The wool of the sheep, we are the ones who launder it

We wash the sheep’s wool

Let’s wash, Let’s wash the wool of the mountains

The wool of the sheep, we are the ones who take care of it

We card the sheep’s wool

Let’s card, let’s card the wool of the mountains

The wool of the sheep, we are the ones who spin it

We spin sheep’s wool

Let’s spin, Let’s spin the wool of the mountains

The wool of the sheep, it is we who weave it

We weave sheep’s wool

Let’s weave, Let’s weave the wool of the mountains

The wool of the sheep, we are the ones who sing it

Let’s sing, Let’s sing about the wool of the mountains

Let’s sing, Let’s sing about the wool of the sheep

COUNTRY LIFE         ​​​​​​​​​​​P.99

I like to rise when the sun she rises

Early in the morning

And I like to hear them small birds singing

Merrily upon their laylums*

And hurrah for the life of a country boy

And to ramble in the new mowed hay

In spring we sow at the harvest mow

And that is how the seasons round they go

But of all the times choose I may

Id be rambling through the new mowed hay

For I like to rise when the sun she rises

Early in the morning

And I like to hear them small birds singing

Merrily upon their laylums

And hurrah for the life of a country boy

And to ramble in the new mowed hay

In winter when the sky is gray

We hedge and ditch our times away

But in summer when the sun shines gay

Wed go ramblin through the new mowed hay

For I like to rise when the sun she rises

Early in the morning

And I like to hear them small birds singing

Merrily upon their laylums

And hurrah for the life of a country boy

And to ramble in the new mowed hay

*laylums = layland, meadowland or fallow land – Birds singing happily because they are undisturbed

The word ‘laylum‘ is used in this song to mean a chorus, or group of birds  

The word laylum or laylan would seem likely to be a regional corruption of lay land as in fallow land. The idea that the birds are undisturbed and therefore happy and busy singing on it

Sources:

https://media.efdss.org/resourcebank/docs/RB222SongsOfRuralLifeSEN-CatKelly.pdf

https://asundaysong.blogspot.com/2012/12