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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Drive: In an English Country Garden

Your Head Trucker learned to play this pretty piece during my juvenile piano lessons, but strangely enough I have never heard the lyrics until now.

Some more pictures of the lovely gardens of England, if you're in the mood for that this morning:


Tim said...

I'm sorry Russ, you've been sold a pup here, possibly by the same gentleman who gave Mr Van Dyke English lessons. English gardens do not have Hummingbirds, Tanagers or Cardinals. Our Robin is the genus Erithacus Rubecula, not Turdus Migratorius, and, thank the Lord, you do not find Praying Mantises on dodgy looking Forget-me-nots! As for the person who set Sissinghurst Gardens to lift music, well really! You should have stuck with Gerald Finzi when he was offered!

Davis said...

Perhaps this


will stir Russ to rethink his aversion to the English orchestral music of the early 20th century if Mr Finzi didn't tickle his fancy….

Russ Manley said...

Tim - Are you quite sure about all that? Mrs. Bailey, my piano teacher, assured me it was a genuine old English folk song. I'm sure she wouldn't have lied about thing a like that.

Davis - Oh yeah, Vaughn Williams. He's the dude who wrote the awesome Cantina theme in the original Star Wars. Far out, man! I could listen to that for hours.


Tim said...

Russ, the tune is indeed adapted from an old English Morris dance melody, so the delightful Mrs Bailey was not leading you astray. But the lyrics are a more modern addition, though by whose hand is debatable. Mr Jimmie Rogers' words are an Americanised version of these more contemporary lyrics. I was referring more to the pictorial images however in my comments, but what can I say to someone who is clearly such a cinematic duff, er buff! Grin!

Davis - What a sublime piece, and well done the BBC!

Russ Manley said...

Tim - LOL!

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