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Origins: The Garland (Edwin Waugh)

yrlancslad 19 Mar 06 - 08:19 PM
Joe Offer 19 Mar 06 - 08:29 PM
yrlancslad 19 Mar 06 - 09:52 PM
yrlancslad 20 Mar 06 - 07:11 PM
Mark Dowding 20 Mar 06 - 07:24 PM
Mark Dowding 21 Mar 06 - 12:44 PM
yrlancslad 21 Mar 06 - 01:11 PM
Mark Dowding 21 Mar 06 - 04:11 PM
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GUEST,Petehulme 13 Jan 21 - 01:02 PM
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Subject: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: yrlancslad
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 08:19 PM

I'm about to make a CD of Lancashire songs and want to include this one but have known it for so long I can't remember anything about it, nor where I got it in fact this may not even be the right title. Can anyone help? The song begins:-
    Twas when the dawn of morning began to stir in t'sky
    I donned misell to wander afore the dew were dry
    To wander in the gay, green woods reight early I did rove
    It made me for to think upon the one that I do love


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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 08:29 PM

Hi, Malcolm - I couldn't find it, but I was wondering if you could post the entire song for us. Roud has six songs that talk about "the dawn of the morning," but not this one.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: yrlancslad
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 09:52 PM

Last line of first verse should be:-
I could not sleep upon mi bed for thinkin' of mi love

    Twas when the dawn of morning began to stir in t'sky
    I donned misell to wander afore the dew were dry
    To wander in the gay, green woods reight early I did rove
    I could not sleep upon mi bed for thinkin' of mi love

    The cowslip and the speedwell wi' a dewdrop in its ee (eye)
    The wild rose and the bluebell, they blend so bonnily
    And the honeysuckle wandering wild wi violets blue I wove
    They made me for to think upon the girl that I do love

    And when I pooed(pulled) mi posy, the small birds they did sing
    And when I wove mi garland they made the woods to ring
    From every tree the wild birds glee rang through the leafy grove
    As I came away at dawn of day still thinkin' of mi love

    Oh the mornin sun it rises to cheer mi hearts delight
    And the silver moon she wanders among the clouds at night
    And the twinklin' stars that shine so fine all in the heavens above
    At work or play, bi neet (night) or day, I'm thinkin; of mi love


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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: yrlancslad
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 07:11 PM

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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 07:24 PM

Hi Malcolm

It's called "The Garland" by Edwin Waugh. I'll sort the words out for you tomorrow.
What else are you putting on the CD and when's it due for release?

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GARLAND (Edwin Waugh)
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 12:44 PM

Hi again Malcolm

Below are the full set of words to The Garland by Edwin Waugh
The tune that he uses is "Cupid's Garden" which requires the second half of the last line of each verse to be repeated.

Looking forward to the CD

Cheers
Mark


The Garland
(Edwin Waugh)

Twas when the dawn of morning began to stir in t'sky
I donned misell to wander afore the dew were dry
To wander in the gay, greenwood reight early I did rove
I could not sleep upon mi bed for thinkin' of mi love
(For thinking of my love)

Down in a bonny dingle where sometimes we did stray
Our vows of love to mingle at close of summer's day
It's there where oft among her hair the flowers of spring I've wove
I sat me down to think upon the girl that I do love
(The girl that I do love)

It's there I made a garland my darling for to don
And the posies that were in it they shined like the sun
The dewy posies wild and sweet all in the leafy grove
It breaks my heart to think upon the girl that I do love
(The girl that I do love)

The cowslip and the speedwell wi' a dewdrop in its ee (eye)
And the wild rose and the bluebell, they blend so bonnilie
And the honeysuckle wandering wild wi violets blue I wove
They made me for to think upon the girl that I do love
(The girl that I do love)

And when I pooed(pulled) mi posies, the small birds they did sing
And when I wove mi garland they made the woods to ring
From every tree the wild birds glee rang through the leafy grove
As I came away at dawn of day still thinkin' of mi love
(Still thinking of my love)

Oh the mornin sun it rises to cheer mi hearts delight
And the silver moon she wanders among the clouds at night
And the twinklin' stars that look so fine all in the heavens above
At work or play, by neet an day, I'm thinkin' of mi love
(I'm thinking of my love)


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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: yrlancslad
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Mark, the CD has been held up by my sustaining a running injury which has put me out of ciculation for a couple of months.

So I'm taking the opportunity to write up the liner notes while I'm stuck here in the house. The final song list is not yet decided and probably won't be until much later in the process but probables include The Garland of course(which I sing to a different tune-no idea where I got it), A mon like thee, Owd Sammy Shuttleworth, From the North,A begging I will go,The Plodder Seam,I means to wait for Jack,The four loom weaver,Bacon Butty,Dorothy Drew,Our Bill,Rawenstall Annual Fair,The coal and Albert Berry, Dance little Mon, Chips and Fish and Farewell Manchester.
Other possibles are Paddy works on the Railway,cross country smokin',a monologue (maybe Androclese an't'Lion) and Doin'the Manch.
I know this last isn't a Lancs song, but I have become so identified with it over here I can't possibly leave it off!


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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 04:11 PM

Harry Boardman used to sing two tunes - the tune he sings on "A Lancashire Mon" is the one that isn't "Cupid's Garden" but he's also done it to "Cupid's Garden" as well.

How do "our" songs go down over there in Santa Cruz? Presumably you haven't got progressive, go-ahead, station editors wanting to pull your show!

Hope you get well soon

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Origins-Twas when the dawn of morning
From: yrlancslad
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 08:41 PM

Hi Mark, sent you a whle long screed about the above and then accidentally wiped it, guess it'll have to wait till we meet again, hopefully in July and August when I aim to be singing over there again
Tek cur
Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Garland (Edwin Waugh)
From: GUEST,Petehulme
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 01:02 PM

Hi Mark
Do you happen to know what the tune is called that Harry used on A Lancashire Mon. I think it's a lovely tune and it feels very familiar but I can't think of any other songs it's used in.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Garland (Edwin Waugh)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 02:55 PM

Just so you're aware that post was from 14 years ago. Someone might answer it, but Mr. Dowding hasn't posted on Mudcat since spring of last year. Good luck with your search!


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