#01845
New-Mown Hay (D'Arcy Broderick) with lyrics
See also: Life Of The Country Boy (Ryan's Fancy)

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Sure, I like to rise when the sun she rises
Early in the morning,
And I like to hear those small birds singing
Merrily upon their layland;
And they're all for the life of a country boy,
And a ramble in the new-mown hay.

In spring we sow what the harvest mow,
And that is how the seasons around they go;
But of all the times, if choose I may,
I'd be ramblin' through the new-mown hay.

I like to rise when the sun she rises
Early in the morning,
And I like to hear those small birds singing
Merrily upon their layland;
And they're all for the life of a country boy,
And a ramble in the new-mown hay.

In winter when the skies are gray,
We hedge and we ditch our times away;
But in the summer when the sun shines gay,
We go ramblin' through the new-mown hay.

Yes, I like to rise when the sun she rises
Early in the morning,
And I like to hear those small birds singing
Merrily upon their layland;
And they're all for the life of a country boy,
And a ramble in the new-mown hay.

Yes, I like to rise when the sun she rises
Early in the morning,
And I like to hear those small birds singing
Merrily upon their layland;
And they're all for the life of a country boy,
And a ramble in the new-mown hay.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an English traditional ....####
This variant was recorded by D'Arcy Broderick of Bay de Verde, NL (By Request, trk#3, 2006, Independent, Torbay, NL) and on Homebrew 7 (Avondale Music, 2006).

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A similar variant was recorded as Life Of The Country Boy by Ryan's Fancy (A Time With Ryan's Fancy ©1979, Boot Records).

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The Watersons originally recorded a variant of this song as Country Life on their 1974 album For Pence and Spicy Ale. According to A.L. Lloyd in the sleeve notes, the song was originally collected by The Watersons from a sheepdog trainer of Hawes in Wensleydale, England.

From the Free Dictionary:
Layland - land lying untilled; fallow ground.


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(Capo 4th Fret)

Intro: [E] (Up stroke 8 times) [E] [A] [B] x3 [D] [A] [B]

Chorus:
Sure, [E] I like to rise when the [A] sun she [B] rises
[E] Early in the [A] morn- [B] ing,
And [E] I like to hear those [A] small birds [B] singing
[E] Merrily upon their [A] lay- [B] land;
And they're [E] all for the life of a [A] country [B] boy,
And a [E] ramble in the [B] new-mown [E] hay.

In [E] spring we sow what the [A] harvest [B] mow,
And [E] that is how the seasons a- [A] round they [B] go;
But of [E] all the times, if [A] choose I [B] may,
I'd be [E] ramblin' through the [A] new-mown [E] hay.

Chorus:
[E] I like to rise when the [A] sun she [B] rises
[E] Early in the [A] morn- [B] ing,
And [E] I like to hear those [A] small birds [B] singing
[E] Merrily upon their [A] lay- [B] land;
And they're [E] all for the life of a [A] country [B] boy,
And a [E] ramble in the [B] new-mown [E] hay.

Interlude

In [E] winter when the [A] skies are [B] gray,
We [E] hedge and we ditch our [A] times a- [B] way;
But in the [E] summer when, the [A] sun shines [B] gay,
We go [E] ramblin' through the [A] new-mown [E] hay.

Chorus:
Yes, [E] I like to rise when the [A] sun she [B] rises
[E] Early in the [A] morn- [B] ing,
And [E] I like to hear those [A] small birds [B] singing
[E] Merrily upon their [A] lay- [B] land;
And they're [E] all for the life of a [A] country [B] boy,
And a [E] ramble in the [B] new-mown [E] hay.

Chorus:
Yes, [E] I like to rise when the [A] sun she [B] rises
[E] Early in the [A] morn- [B] ing,
And [E] I like to hear those [A] small birds [B] singing
[E] Merrily upon their [A] lay- [B] land;
And they're [E] all for the life of a [A] country [B] boy,
And a [E] ramble in the [B] new-mown [E] hay.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~





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