orchidee

Reaping Remembrances



Tune: Stowey

('When a knight won his spurs')

Adapted with permission from 

'Peace in the Valley' by Angela & Brian

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Well do I remember my quaint Old Village Church

Recalls memories to me of my youthful days

Their absence, their past days, they leave me in the lurch

For some have passed on or have gone their separate ways

 

Such scenes remind me, they do, of my youthful days

Where are the lads and lassies that I used to know?

For some have passed on or have gone their separate ways

Where are some living now, where, O where did they go?

 

Where are the lads and lassies that I used to know?

Some be in the churchyard, they be under the stones

Where are some living now, where, O where did they go?

Some in distant lands, some rest in peace, only bones

 

Some be in the churchyard, they be under the stones

Their absence, their past days, they leave me in the lurch

Some in distant lands, some rest in peace, only bones

Well do I remember my quaint Old Village Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments5

  • The Uneducated O.A.P

    I like this Steve, it's uncannily close to a song I wrote many years ago when I was learning to play the guitar, sadly I didn't carry on with it, life got in the way, as is the case when your striving to get what you want. Stay cool, Bill

    • orchidee

      Thanks Bill. I've only tweaked it a little from Angela & Brian's original poem.

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        I'll dig mine out sometime, strangely it's got no rude words in it!

      • ron parrish aka wordman

        makes you wonder where it all went

      • Goldfinch60

        Very good one Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold. A Primary School hymn that we sang - so about 5 million years ago for us both! Before 1066 anyway.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Good Morning Uncle Steve ~ Thanks for this adaptation of *Peace in the Valley* ! loved the HYMN ~ Even though all the Dragons have been Slain the *Knights^ abound and I would class our Surgeons & Virologists seeking to slay COVID 19 as a our 21st C ^Cavalleri* ! Angela (in her more romantic mode) calls me Her *Caballero en Armadura de Plata* Her *Knight in Armour of Silver*
          In HYMNOLOGY ~ Metre is of prime importance and you have transformed my *Mixed Metre Elegy* into a 12 12 12 12 metre Hymn. There s only one *Elizabethan Form line* (lines 10 & 13)

          Some be in the churchyard, they be under the sones

          Well done it recites beatifully with a West Country accent. Do you have a tune for it ? Very pleased it stirred a Memory for Our Friend ~ UOAP !

          Blessings & Joy to You & Your Proud Pup *Cur Fido* !
          Love in the Spirit ~ Angela & Brian ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค๐Ÿงก

          • orchidee

            Thanks A&B. Some - Goldie and I - remember the dragons of course, being about 10 million years old ourselves! We fought dinosaurs too.

          • Neville

            Captivating and thoroughly enjoyed my friend......

            • orchidee

              Thanks Neville.



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