Week #349 ~ Windmills

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    The winner this week is Windmills, which was submitted as a Scottish folk song, written by Alan Bell.

    You guys may be on your own, to come up with notation!

    Here is the video that was submitted at the same time as the suggestion for the poll.

    here are some other videos I've found of the song:

    Here are the lyrics:

    (Alan Bell)

    In days gone by when the world was much younger
    Men harnessed the wind to work for mankind
    Seamen built ships to sail on the ocean.
    Landsmen built windmills the corn for to grind

    It's around and around and around went the big sails
    Turning the shafts and the great wooden wheels.
    Creaking and groaning, the millstone kept turning
    Grinding to flour the good corn from the fields

    In Flanders and Spain and the lowlands of Holland
    Through the Kingdoms of England and Scotland and Wales
    Windmills grew up all along the wild coastlines
    Ships of the land with their high canvas sails

    The Lancashire lads worked hard with the good earth
    Ploughing and sowing as the seasons declare
    Waiting to reap the rich golden harvest
    While the miller he idled his mill to repair

    Windmills so old of wood blacked by weather
    Windmills of stone, glaring white in the sun
    Windmills like giants ready for tilting
    Windmills that died in the gales and are gone
  2. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    It has been preying on my mind that this tune of the week produced no response at all from the group, so here is a very quick and unadorned run through.
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