EDITOR'S LETTER: The "Set" (Song) List from the Horticultural Concert

By Karen England.


Melody Parfumée™ Grandiflora Rose at sunset, growing just off of Karen's porch, where the SDHS concert took place, in Vista, CA, and blooming just out of the camera's view as Dom & Sean sang "Will the Roses Bloom?" ... Looks like the answer is Yes!

Will The Roses Bloom

(Skaggs and Rice version - http://www.songlyrics.com/ricky-skaggs-tony-rice/will-the-roses-bloom-lyrics/)

Will the roses bloom where she lies sleeping Will the flowers shed their petals there Will the dewdrops fall upon the roses Where my darling sleeps beneath the sand. Her lips were like a bunch of roses Her eyes were like the starlit sky Her hair was dark and it was curly I'll miss her 'til the day I die. I miss my darling she is sleeping Underneath the beautiful sky I miss her now since she has left me I will miss her 'til the day I die...

Lemon Tree

(Peter, Paul and Mary version - https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/peterpaulandmary/lemontree.html)

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, "Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree." "Don't put your faith in love, my boy", my father said to me, "I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree."  Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.  One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie A girl so sweet that when she smiled the stars rose in the sky. We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree the music of her laughter hid my father's words from me:  Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.  One day she left without a word. She took away the sun. And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done. She'd left me for another, it's a common tale but true. A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:  Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Scarborough Fair/Canticle

(Simon and Garfunkel version - https://www.paulsimon.com/song/scarborough-faircanticle/ )

Are you going to Scarborough Fair Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Remember me to one who lives there She once was a true love of mine

On the side of a hill in the deep forest green Tracing of sparrow on snow-crested ground Blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain Sleeps unaware of the clarion call

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt Parsley sage rosemary and thyme Without no seams nor needle work Then she’ll be a true love of mine

On the side of a hill in the sprinkling of leaves Washes the grave with silvery tears A soldier cleans and polishes a gun Sleeps unaware of the clarion call

Tell her to find me an acre of land Parsley sage rosemary and thyme Between the salt water and the sea strands Then she’ll be a true love of mine

War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions Generals order their soldiers to kill And to fight for a cause they have long ago forgotten

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather Parsley sage rosemary and thyme And gather it all in a bunch of heather Then she’ll be a true love of mine

In the Pines

This from Wikipedia - "In the Pines", also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "My Girl", is a traditional American folk song originating from two songs, "In the Pines" and "The Longest Train", both of whose authorship is unknown and date back to at least the 1870s. Lyrics courtesy https://www.bluegrasslyrics.com/song/in-the-pines/

The longest train I ever saw Went down that Georgia line The engine passed at six o’clock And the cab passed by at nine

In the pines, in the pines Where the sun never shines And we shiver when the cold wind blows

I asked my captain for the time of day He said he throwed his watch away A long steel rail and a short cross tie I’m on my way back home

Little girl, little girl, what have I done That makes you treat me so You caused me to weep, you caused me to mourn You caused me to leave my home

My father was an engineer Died a mile out of town His head was found in the driving gear But his body was never found

Blackberry Blossom (tune)

This from Wikipedia - "Blackberry Blossom" is a fiddle tune in the key of G major. It is classified as a "breakdown" and is popular in old time, bluegrass and Celtic traditional circles.

Dead Flowers (renamed for this one night to Dried Flowers)

By the Rolling Stones. Writer(s): Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Lyrics courtesy of https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/rollingstones/deadflowers.html

Well when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair

Talkin' to some rich folk that you know

Well I hope you won't see me in my ragged company

Well, you know I could never be alone

Take me down little Susie, take me down

I know you think you're the queen of the underground

And you can send me dead flowers every morning

Send me dead flowers by the mail

Send me dead flowers to my wedding

And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac

Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day

Ah, I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon

And another girl to take my pain away

Take me down little Susie, take me down

I know you think you're the queen of the underground

And you can send me dead flowers every morning

Send me dead flowers by the mail

Send me dead flowers to my wedding

And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

Take me down little Susie, take me down

I know you think you're the queen of the underground

And you can send me dead flowers every morning

Send me dead flowers by the U.S. Mail

Say it with dead flowers in my wedding

And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

No, I won't forget to put roses on your grave.



President Karen England has a rather large front porch at her home in Vista, CA and, when this pandemic is finished, you will all be invited over for tea and cocktails. No zooming allowed.


She can be reached by email at

k-england@cox.net


She posts a photo of her cat daily on her Instagram @edgehillherbfarm so give her a follow if you'd like.



  

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