Staines Morris

by GurdyBird

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GurdyBird's version of the traditional Morris tune "Staines Morris" Sometimes called "Stanes Morris" from at least 1651, and is also the tune for the Christmas carol "Blessed Be That Made Marie". So expect hurdy-gurdy with synths and drum machines mixing trance with the past.

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Come ye young men, come along
With your music, dance and song
Bring your lasses in your hands
For tis that which love commands

Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday
Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday

It is the choice time of the year
For the violets now appear
Now the rose receives its birth
And the pretty primrose decks the earth

Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday
Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday

Here each bachelor may choose
One that will not faith abuse
Nor repay, with coy disdain
Love that should be loved again

Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday
Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday

And when you well reckoned have
What kisses you your sweetheart gave
Take them all again, and more
It will never make them poor

Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday
Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday

When you thus have spent your time
And the day be past its prime
To your beds repair at night
And dream there of your day's delight

Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday
Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday

credits

released April 7, 2015
Tune Traditional, arranged by Tamsyn 'GurdyBird' Swingler
Performed and programmed by Tamsyn 'GurdyBird' Swingler
Mixed by Paul Betowski aka Leadox (check out his bandcamp page! www.leadox.bandcamp.com)
Photograph by Paul Betowski

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GurdyBird England, UK

Based in Cornwall, GurdyBird plays a Hurdy-Gurdy over her backing tracks which she performs, programmes and records herself, creating original compositions and unusual renditions of traditional folk tunes & shanties, performing with her music videos projected where possible for a multimedia, story-telling effect. She also roams acoustically at events, performs plugged & also dabbles in remixing. ... more

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