World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 24th March – ‘Sprig of Thyme’
World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 24th March – ‘Sprig of Thyme’ led by Bella Hardy
Band on the Wall’s doors may be shut for a little while but you can still take part in our fun music learning programmes from the comfort of your own home.
Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join Bella Hardy for the World Of Music Choir online! Sing traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds. We learn by ear so you don’t have to read music, but words and scores can be downloaded here. This week’s lyrics are also below.
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‘Sprig Of Thyme’ – from the singing of Joseph Taylor, collected by Percy Granger in Lincolnshire, 1908)
Once I had a sprig of thyme
It prospered by night and by day
‘Til a false young man came a-courting to me
And he stole all me thyme away
Chorus: For thyme it is a precious thing
And thyme it will grow on
And time it will bring all things to an end
And so does me time go on
The gardener was standing by
I asked him to choose for me
And he chose me the lily, and the violet, and the pink
Ah but surely I refused all three
It’s very well a’drinking ale
And it’s nice just to have a drop of wine
But I like sitting by that young man’s side
That’s stolen this heart of mine
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