The source of the spice was a mystery to Europeans for hundreds of years. Legends grew, stories were written, speculation abounded, but the secret held until Ferdinand Magellan found a plant closely related to Sri Lankan cinnamon in the Philippines and was able to compete with the Indian market.
It all depends on what humanity has in mind, whether to preserve and conserve or exploit and destroy. To calm him down Rieley sang a few takes demonstrating how he thought the song should be sung. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Music Readers recommend. Lukas introduced the mid-song time signature change just before we started recording! He noted:. Cecil Sharp found this song to be widespread amongst the many singers that he met in Somerset. They noted:. A lesser-known version of the arranged marriage ballad, from the great Norfolk singer Walter Pardon, via Peter Bellamy.
Apparently, the song is based on historical fact—it is believed to concern the marriage of the young Laird of Craigstoun Aberdeenshire to Elizabeth Innes, daughter of Sir Robert Innes of that ilk. Typically, there are numerous versions of this story of child marriage, although the unusual twist in the tale is that it is the husband who is the child, and his wife is yearning for a partner of greater maturity.
There is a theory that this ballad is based on the marriage of the Laird of Craigston to Elizabeth Innes c. The Laird of Innes obtained guardianship of the boy and then married him to his daughter for the sake of acquiring estates.
The boy died about a year later in The trees they grow so high and the leaves they grow so green, The day is past and gone, my love, that you and I have seen. It's a cold winter's night, my love, when I must bide alone, For my bonny boy is young but a-growing. As I was a-walking by yonder church wall, I saw four-and-twenty young men a-playing at the ball.
I asked for my own true love but they wouldn't let him come, For they said the boy was young but a-growing. I'll buy you white ribbons to tie about his waist To let the ladies know that he's married.
And so early in the morning at the dawning of the day, They went out into the hay-field to have some sport and play, And what they did there she never would declare, But she never more complained of his growing. And at the age of sixteen he was a married man, And at the age of seventeen she brought to him a son, And at the age of eighteen the grass grew over him, And that soon put an end to his growing.
Now the trees they do grow high, my love, But the leaves they do grow green The time has gone and past, my love, That me and you have seen It's a cold and a frosty night, me love, When me and you was sitting all alone And we would let the ladies know That we are growing.
Now I'll buy my wife a gown Sure the best of linen brown And while she is a-wearing it The tears they will roll down For she asked me for blue ribbons To tie around her bonny bonny waist And then we'll let those ladies know That we are married.
Oh the trees they do grow high and the leaves they do grow green, And many's the cold winter's night my love and I have seen.
On a cold winter's night my love you and I alone have been. Oh my bonny boy is young but he's growing, Growing, growing, My bonny boy is young but he's growing. For he is only sixteen years old and I am twenty-one, Oh my bonny boy is young but he's growing, Growing, growing, My bonny boy is young but he's growing. And all around his college cap I'll tie a ribbon blue, For to let the ladies know that he's married, Married, married, To let the ladies know that he's married.
Now at the age of sixteen he was a married man, And at the age of seventeen the father to a son, And at the age of eighteen the grass grew over him. Cruel death soon put an end to his growing, Growing, growing, Cruel death soon put an end to his growing.
And now my love is dead and in his grave doth lie, The green grass grows over him so very very high. I'll sit here and mourn his death until the day I die And I'll watch all o'er his child while he's growing, Growing, growing, I'll watch all o'er his child while he's growing,.
Oh, the trees they do grow high and the leaves they do grow green, And many's the long and winter's night my love and I have seen. It's a cold and winter's night, my love, you and I must lie alone. My bonny boy is young but he's growing. Oh, he's only sixteen years and I am twenty one, My bonny boy is young but he's growing. And all around his college cap we'll tie a ribbon blue To let the ladies know that he's married.
So early, so early, so early the next day, This couple they went out to sport amongst the hay; And what they did there I never will declare, But she never more complained of his growing. At the age of sixteen he was a married man, And at the age of seventeen the father to a son, And at the age of eighteen the grass grow over him, Cruel death had put an end to his growing. Both double packages featured an extensive essay by comedian, director and writer Stewart Lee. A Life Story.
In , the Trees' version of Geordie was sampled on the title track of Gnarls Barkley 's first album, St. Queen Adreena covered Pretty Polly on their album Taxidermy. Danish artist Lasse Hoile 's music video for Steven Wilson 's song Harmony Korine features a short clip akin to the cover photograph by Storm Thorgerson. Freak-folkers will value this fusion of the modern and the ancient, and heads will enjoy the acidic guitar On The Shore is a vivid reminder of a period when the spirit flew free — so much so that it remains an inspiration decades later.
There could be no better Year Zero from which to perpetuate this most vital of UK musical threads. Blooming marvellous from root to tip. Amongst folk-rock enthusiasts, the 2 albums on CBS are hailed as pinnacles of the genre. Nearly all are from English speaking parts of the world, although there are a few foreign language items.
Although there is no sheet music or midis, some of these songs are variations of those found on our songs-midis pages or guitar and mandolin tab pages so check those out first for suitable music. The songs in this section are a collection of transcriptions by various individuals. By Artist. By Album. Collateral . Into the Wild . Dance With Me . Magnetic .
Miles . Sidestage . Summer Road Trip . Behind the Light . Behind the Light [Bonus Tracks] . Behind the Light [Deluxe Edition] . Live . Now 45 . Now, Vol. American Idol Season Highlights . American Idol Season Top 10 Highlights .Similar to what Trees did in the 60s, This Is The Kit takes traditional British folk and gives it a modern twist. Recommended! This Is the Kit perform 'Sometimes The sea' for Droptune Media in a live session at Press Play Studios in South London.