The Pleasant Month of May

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The Pleasant Month of May Trad. Arr. Poitín

Again harking back to Jeremy’s Sussex roots, learned from the singing of the Copper Family, a simple song about what young men and women get up to at haymaking time.

Znovu si připomeňme Jeremyho rodný Sussex písní, odposlouchanou od již zmiňované Copper Family. Prostá píseň o tom, k čemu si mladý pár přivstal v čase sušení sena.

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The Pleasant Month of May

It was in the pleasant month of May, in the springtime of the year
And down in yonder meadow there runs a river clear
See how the little fishes, how they do sport and play
Causing many a lass and many a lad to go there a-making hay

Then in comes the scythesman, that meadow to mow down
With his old leathered bottle and the ale that flows so brown
There’s many a stout and labouring lad, comes there his skill to try
He works he blows, he sweats he mows, and the grass cuts very dry

Then in comes both Tom and Dick with their pitchforks and their rakes
And likewise black eyed Susan, the hay all for to make
There’s a sweet sweet sweet and a jug jug jug, how the harmless birds do sing
From the morning till the evening when we were haymaking

It was just about one evening as the sun was a-going down
We saw the jolly piper come a-strolling into town
Then he takes out his tapering pipes and he makes the valleys ring
And we all put down our rakes and forks and left off our haymaking

We called for a dance and tripped it along
We danced all round the haycocks till the rising of the sun
When the sun did shine such a glorious sight, how the harmless birds did sing
And every lad took his lass in hand and went back to their haymaking….
When the sun did shine such a glorious sight, how the harmless birds did sing
Each lad he took his lass in hand and went back to their haymaking!

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from Simple Pleasures, released September 1, 2016

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Poitín Czech Republic

Poitín are an award-winning traditional Celtic band from Pilsen in the Czech Republic. They explore all forms of Celtic music but are firmly grounded in the pub session tradition and like nothing better than sitting round a table in the corner of a cosy pub playing old favourites about tarry sailors, merry maids and drunken nights. Poitín have performed at festivals across Europe. ... more

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