#02336
Graceful And Charming (Great Big Sea) video
See also: My Sweet Forget Me Not (Eddie Coffey)
And also: Sweet Forget Me Not (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: The Sweet Forget-Me-Not (A F & C Willis)
#240 YouTube video by JohnnyFray785
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Fancy brings a thought to me
of a flower so bright and fair,
Grace and beauty both combine
to make that far more rare;
Like a maiden that I know
who shared my happy life,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is flowing swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
they bloom around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

We met I really don't know where,
I guess it's all the same,
Love grows in a village green
as well as in a lane;
I gently took her by the hand
and a glance at me she shot,
She dropped a flower, I picked it up,
it was a sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is flowing swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
they bloom around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

And then there came a happy time
when something that I said,
Caused her lips to murmur "yes",
shortly we were wed;
Now there's a cottage by a lane
and a tiny garden spot,
There grows a flower, I know it well,
it's the sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is flowing swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
they bloom around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not. You'll forget me not."

####.... Variant of Song With Waltz Chorus published in 1877 by Robert (Bobby) Newcomb (aka Robert Hughes) [1847-1888] (traveling minstrel, songwriter) of Cincinatti, Ohio ....####
This variant was sung by Séan McCann of Great Big Sea (The Hard And The Easy, Warner Music Canada, 2005).

See more songs by Great Big Sea.

The video above features an excellent cover performance by Johnny Fray of Woburn, Massacusetts.

A variant was sung by Vincent Ledwell [1888-1982] of Calvert, NL, and published as The Sweet Forget-Me-Not in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was recorded as My Sweet Forget Me Not by Eddie Coffey of Branch, NL, in the 1970s.


See more songs by Eddie Coffey.

A variant was also recorded as Sweet Forget Me Not by Ryan's Fancy (Dance Around This One ©1981, Boot Records).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

A variant of The Sweet Forget-Me-Not was recorded by A Frank and Carson Willis (Singers For Fishermen ©1992. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.)

See more songs by A Frank Willis.

And a variant of The Sweet Forget-Me-Not was recorded in 1999 by Ed Power of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, on the album Kitchen Songs by Mark Bishop of Soundscape Productions in Grand Falls-Windsor.

See more songs by Ed Power.


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