Ten for the Ten Commandments Eleven for the eleven who went to heaven Twelve for the twelve Apostles. Michael Moriarty and Tony Murphy used to play this in the early eighties in the middle of a set designed to be a crowd pleaser. Started with Delahunte hornpipe, then green grow the rushed as first a hornpipe then a reel and finish on Miss Mcleods.
Three tunes, three changes, and up tempo each time. Green grow the rushes, Oh Does anyone have a good chord accompaniment for this? Playing it in G. Any advice most appreciated. Drop this gent an e-mail. His name is Lee Agnew. I am not a backer, so I habitually put in every possible chord, rather than just a few essential ones. Some might not like them, but they fit.
You can take them or leave them. The tune here is very old, snatches of which can be found in the Straloch lute manuscript of under the name "Green Grow the Rashes, O! Burns later got hold of the tune and gave it the verses we are familiar with now, quoted by ceolachan above. You can see what attracted Burns to re-making the song, and in fact he wrote an X-rated version of the song for private amusement. I am working to play this next Sunday. I was hoping to fill out the tune on later verses after playing tune only.
If I come up with anything interesting from these, I will post. Considering that the word was used in Spain in the century before the Mexican War, it is clearly one of those myths that are perpetuated by the folkie world - like the other one that claims "The Rose of Allandale" is about a boat, there is no evidence to support it and plenty to debunk it. The album was not called "Chieftains 6" when it was released.
The man starts with his left foot, the woman with her right. Zach Lauterbach. Dying For Bad Music. Christopher Pirsos. Kevin Williams.
Nicholas Allen. Ralf Arnold. Purchasable with gift card. Silver or gold printed Stumptown Arigato Pak with booklet, inserts and a bonus download of the complete Bedlem Blues demos. Sold Out.
When You're Alone Dreamless in the Night Sound of the Willow'd Soul Green Grows the Laurels Trad. I Have Heard of a Land Sail Away Seaside Stories My Great Clipper Ship Michael Row the Boat Ashore Trad.
In the Wide Open Country Waves from a Piano-Forte The Old Maiden's Song Trad. Graveyard Stomp Don't Speak to Me L. Kimbrough A query, Was the song known in Ireland previous to the Mexican War? If so, it may well have been sung by American soldiers during the Mexican war. Keep in mind at that time the American Army was made up of a large percentage of foriegners. Most of them were Irish or German.
But an answer to the lack of broadsides may be found in that the majority of the irish who immigrated worried first about making a living and then about getting their traditional music into print. Kindest regards, Neil. The Bodleian Library has no Green grow s laurels or lilacs. A Belfast printing of green grows the rushes English printings back to Very little in Library Congress or Smithsonian with any age to it.
Historic sheet music has nothing Green grows the Laurel lilacs, orange and blue, etc. The scarcity of broadsides and sheet music suggests that this song, except in the Scottish version, was not all that widespread, and little known in America.
All references suggesting age other than those cited are seemingly without support. With a search, it may be found as a mention in diaries and letters of the time, or in Irish archives, but at present, its popularity during the Mexican, or even the Civil, War, is doubtful.
I just heard Pat Broaders of Bohola sing it a week ago. He asserted that it was an Irish song sung by the Irish troops on both sides of the divide during the Mexican War. I hope we can track down its origins. Fascinating stuff. If anyone has seen any documentation I would be very interested. I would like to use this song in a historical novel I'm working on about the Mexican War But obviously, I don't want to if it wasn't known in thattime period.
I know Pentangle have recorded a version of this. I've seen many different versions of the lyrics and various verses but some are used in both of the songs.
Hope this is useful! Someone please tell me this has been done on another thread. If not I will post its history on broadsides here. I for one would be interested. If you want to check out a version see Bodleian Broadside Ballads website Firth b27 Most of the versions are c The earliest of the late 18thc is probably Morren of Edinburgh, but Evans of London was printing from about Pitts of London and Kendrew of York printed it in the early 19thc, and Stephenson of Gateshead Bodleian copy a little later, plus Taylor of Birmingham.
In the latter half of the 19thc it was still being printed by the likes of Forth of Hull and Fortey of London under the title 'I changed the green willow for the orange and blue'. Jacobites might change the green laurel for the bonnets so blue of the exiled Stewart monarchs of Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellions of the late 's - early 's.
Scottish Lowlanders and Ulster Presbyterians would change the green laurel of James II in for the Orange and Blue of William of Orange, and later on, many of these Ulstermen would immigrate to America, and thus change the green laurel for the red, white and blue from:www.
The song title is familiar as the source of a dubious popular etymology for the word gringo, supposedly being a Hispanicization of "green grow",which Mexicans certainly could have heard U. The cowboys in south Texas loved to sing the song.
Across the way, Mexicans, who could not understand the words, could only hear "green grow". So white Americans became known as "Gringo" by the Mexicans. For she loves another one better than me. There are other versions. Well, that's not true. The incorporation of Mondegreens must be a major part of the Folk Process, right up there with memory lapses.
Gringo was applied by Spaniards to foreigners, especially French, in the 18th century. Through much of Latin America, the word has been applied to foreigners extranjeros , especially those speaking English.
In Mexico, applied to North Americans.
Transcendent Places - Quantec - Transcendent Places EP (File, MP3), Būkim Draugais (98 Metų Versija) - Various - Parama (Labdaros Projektas) (Cassette), Girl - Fastway (2) - Waiting For The Roar (CD, Album), ThaGodFahim - Tha Dark Shogunn Saga volume 2 (CDr, Album), Bag Juice & Cheese Chips, Tommy Körberg - Spotlight (Vinyl, LP, Album), Til I Kissed You - Various - The Ultimate RocknRoll Party (CD), Dont Wanna Lose You - Various - Pure Attraction - 18 Essential Love Songs (CD), Oh Baby (Sly & Robbie Mix), Пей пиво! Пиво пей! - 7Teen - Любим Пиво! Любим Oi! (Cassette, Album), Altered Perception (Kokobrice Remix) - Renoizer - Noise Theory (File, Album) Shake A Hand - Jackie Wilson And Linda Hopkins - Shake A Hand (Vinyl)