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    Thank you The Low Country,i deeply appreciate all the time and effort you have taken to look through them for me.It is unfotunate the Halloween poem song is not amongst them.It is wonderful of you to take the photographs.

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    No probs. It's weird 'cos I only have Spring, Summer and Autumn ones and both Time & Tune and Singing Together Autumn ones have the Christmas Carols in so I can only assume there wasn't any Winter ones but sadly no Halloween poem/song. Thumbing through them I was surprised at how many of the songs I still knew off by heart. They must have really been drilled into us as kids me thinks!!!! :-)










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    Thank you so much The Low Country!
    They are incredible pictures,especially since they enable us to read the actual lyrics and follow the music.I had completely forgotten how many different pictures drawn there were in these books,and how different the position of the lyrics were in each song.I recall a beautiful song i love so much from one of these delightful books,but lyrics were altered slightly for the schools.Here are the later alternative lyrics to: If I Were a Blackbird: That were used in the song book.


    If I Were a Blackbird


    I am a young sailor, my story is sad,
    For once I was carefree and a bold sailor lad;
    I courted a lassie by night and by day,
    But now she has left me and gone far away.

    Oh, if I was a blackbird, could whistle and sing,
    I'd follow the vessel my true love sails in;
    And in the top rigging I would there build my nest,
    And I'd flutter my wings o'er her lily-white breast.

    Or if I was a scholar and could handle a pen,
    One secret love letter to my true love I'd send;
    And I'd tell of my sorrow, my grief and my pain,
    Since she's gone and left me in yon flowery glen.

    I sailed o'er the ocean, my fortune to seek,
    Though I missed her caress and her kiss on my cheek;
    I returned and I told her my love was still warm,
    But she turned away lightly and great was her scorn.

    Oh, if I was a blackbird, could whistle and sing,
    I'd follow the vessel my true love sails in;
    And in the top rigging I would there build my nest,
    And I'd flutter my wings o'er her lily-white breast.

    I offered to take her to Donnybrook Fair,
    And to buy her fine ribbons to tie up her hair;
    I offered to marry and to stay by her side,
    But she said in the morning she sailed with the tide.

    My parents they chide me, and will not agree,
    Saying that me and my false love married should never be;
    Ah but let them deprive me, or let them do what they will,
    While there's breath in my body, she's the one that I love still.

    Oh, if I was a blackbird, could whistle and sing,
    I'd follow the vessel my true love sails in;
    And in the top rigging I would there build my nest,
    And I'd flutter my wings o'er her lily-white breast.


    This was the version of the song used in the school song books.It was a later version,written for the Male Variant.It was written by: Andy M Stewart.

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    The school song book,featuring If I Were a Blackbird,altered a few of the words,like: Vessel to Ship etc,and i also seem to recall the end line different aswell.I recall it as being: And i'll Pillow my head on her lily white breast.

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    Old Joe Clark, he had a house; fifteen stories high
    Every story in that house was filled with chicken pie!


    god we used to sing this too and this is the only bit I remember!

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    There are a couple that stick in my mind and they are 'Old John Bradlum' 'Donkey Riding' used to sign my head off to both. Isang them to my kid and grandchildren too!!!!

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    I think we did some of the BBC radio ones. I remember one about sailors and pirates. I can remember only a few lines from one of the songs.. "Many merchant ships he sailed and many ships he sank, and those who met the Nancy Free were made to walk the plank, yo ho ho yo ho ho were made to walk the plank..."

    Then there was another song about a heron and apples "boom boom boom boom apples I've hit my neck on". I'd like to know what song that was as it's always the daft lines that stick in your mind!

    Most of our songs came out of the 'come and praise' book but we occasionally used one I think was called 'Harlequin'. The cover was colourful and had a stained glass type pattern.

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    Moonvisage - I'll look through the ones I have for the Blackbird song you've listed. I could list the titles of all then song if you like, they might jog your memory :-)

    Trickyvee - I'll have a look for yours too. I don't know the Harlequin book, I'm sure I would have remembered the cover. Regarding Come and Praise, was it a plain green book about half the size of an A5 piece of paper and probably around about half to three quarters of an inch thick? If it was we had that book too but mainly used it for morning assembly.

    May be a few days before I'm back up in the loft again as I'm recovering from surgery at the min. How foolish of me to tidy them away back to the loft before I went into hospital!!!

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    Come and Praise had a blue cover with freaky looking children's faces on the front. It's well loved by many and has some cracking songs in it.

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    I think i may have found the school sung version of: If I Were A Blackbird on youtube.



    The version sung at school,was more gentle,folky and idillic than this version.

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