World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 5th January – ‘Yellow Handkerchief’ led by Bella Hardy

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World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 5th January – ‘Yellow Handkerchief’ led by Bella Hardy

Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join 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 if you would like the notation it can be downloaded from this dropbox, where we’ll also upload an mp3 of the song to sing-along to after the session!

This live event is interactive; you can comment and ask questions, and the video will be available after the workshop.

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This Week’s Song: Yellow Handkerchief
Traditional

Once I had a colour as red as the rose
But now I am pale as the lily that grows
My colour is fade, and my beauty no more
And it if wasn’t for flash company I’d have never have been so poor

So take this yellow handkerchief in remembrance of me
And I hope you will wear it in your flash company
Flash company’s been the ruin of me, and a great many more
And if it wasn’t for flash company I’d have never have been so poor

Singing and dancing were all my delight
And keeping flash company has ruined me quite
It’s ruined me quite and a great many more
And if it wasn’t for flash company I’d have never have been so poor

So take this yellow handkerchief in remembrance of me
And I hope you will wear it in your flash company
Flash company’s been the ruin of me, and a great many more
And if it wasn’t for flash company I’d have never have been so poor

So all you pretty flash girls, take a warning by me
Never build your nest at the top of the tree
For the green leaves will wither and the roots will decay
And the beauty of a young girl so soon fades away

So take this yellow handkerchief in remembrance of me
And I hope you will wear it in your flash company
Flash company’s been the ruin of me, and a great many more
And if it wasn’t for flash company I’d have never have been so poor

 



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