The Oak and the Ash (Portsmouth Cathedral Scholars ’09)

Let’s start the week with a song. I’ve put the lyrics below the video.

The Oak and the Ash – Portsmouth Cathedral Scholars ’09. Recording from concert in Portsmouth Cathedral, July 2010.

Enjoy  :-).

mfi


A North Country maid up to London had strayed,
Although with her nature it did not agree.
She wept and she sighed, and so bitterly she cried,
"How I wish once again in the North I could be!
Oh the oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree,
They flourish at home in my own country."

2. "While sadly I roam I regret my dear home,
Where lads and young lasses are making the hay.
The merry bells ring and the birds sweetly sing,
The meadows are pleasant and maidens are gay.
Oh the oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree,
They flourish at home in my own country."

3. "No doubt, did I please, I could marry with ease,
For where maidens are fair many lovers will come,
But the one whom I wed must be North Country bred,
And tarry with me in my North Country home.
Oh the oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree,
They flourish at home in my own country."

  • Alto 1 – Nick Pepin
  • Alto 2 – Alasdair Forbes
  • Tenor 1 – Adrian Green
  • Tenor 2 – Humfrey Jeakins & Martin Cawte
  • Bass 1 – Will Drakett & James Wilder
  • Bass 2 – Jonny Hedges & Isaac Knight

Video & performer information source: The Oak and the Ash (Portsmouth Cathedral Scholars ’09) – YouTube. Uploaded on Aug 14, 2011 by drakettwill.

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