Spring is getting nearer, the weather is slightly warmer, and some day soon young hobbits will start walking hand in hand in them flowery fields by the river. This calls fer a spring song!
Best sung to the tune of Rose of Mooncoin, here in a lovely version by Johnny McEvoy. I wrote me own word to the tune a couple of years back, but I have tinkered a little with the rhythm now, so them better match the abc file I use.
I hope yer like it!
The Fair Brandywine
He walks down the hillside where the daffodils grow
Along a faint path to the valley below
By the water he smiles as the sun starts ter shine
On the bounds of the Shire flows the fair Brandywine
He often comes here in the first days of spring
When the lilies return and the thrush start ter sing
Where the time passes slow as he waits fer a sign
He sits on the banks of the fair Brandywine
He leans back and ponders on stories of old
A century back, when winter was cold
The lands suffered hard in the winter’s decline
And the wolves crossed the ice on the fair Brandywine
No wolves are here now, yet he sighs from unease
He eagerly waits fer the evening breeze
Will she be here this year with her smile sweet and fine
Will she meet him down here by the fair Brandywine
His heart beating fast as the day turns ter night
When a welcoming song fills his heart with delight
Tears of joy as she hugs him, her arms him entwine
She says she’s in love by the fair Brandywine
Says she’s in love by the fair Brandywine
Yer can find the words to more of me songs in me songbook.