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Sprig of Thyme

Tuesday February 3rd 2015

Forest song

Below you will read and hopefully listen to the songs, but after a large amount of research I found several versions of the same song. However none sang the same lyric, all different to the ones shown below, and this does seem to be the trend of these songs. Some lyric has altered words but with the same meaning, some sing the verses in different orders and some have completely different words. Hope you enjoy regardless of the changes or differences.

Sprig of Thyme notes

Sprig of Thyme


Gerry A/C 2015


February 3, 2015 - Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Music, New Forest, Personal, Poetry, Uncategorized


  1. Absolutely fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 😉

    Comment by Let's CUT the Crap! | February 3, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you and guess what I have a few more put by in case of emergencies.. welcome…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 4, 2015 | Reply

  2. The song sure does take on a different meaning when you know the symbolism behind it. I love knowing the origins of the symbols–thanks, Gerry! 🙂

    Comment by Lorna's Voice | February 3, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you Lorna, quite right, most of these songs usually have a sinister reason to them…welcome always….

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 4, 2015 | Reply

  3. I held off visiting you, Gerry until I could take the time to enjoy the music you’ve chosen. Both versions of your song are wonderful. The girl’s voice in the first one reminded me of a bird warbling. .. the girl’s voice is delight. Ditto in the second recording, but the singer’s voice didn’t vibrate (to my ear) as in the first song. Both women are blessed, no doubt about it. Thanks for the share, as I was not familiar with this song before now, and the history you gave in general was also a lesson for me. Who knew?

    Comment by orples | February 4, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you Marcy, these tunes are not to every ones liking,, but in small doses,,, what fascinates me is the variety of the same song that is available…. welcome always…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 5, 2015 | Reply

  4. Good Acoustic Music of Kathy and Carol ..Thanks for sharing Gerry 🙂

    Comment by jakesprinter | February 4, 2015 | Reply

    • Glad you enjoyed ,, not every bodies taste… welcome

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 5, 2015 | Reply

  5. It is almost one a.m., so I am going to have to come back to listen. Hopefully, I’ll remember. My brain is really tired, but I thought I would try to catch up with some of my blogging friends.

    Women didn’t usually fare well in medieval English literature, either. I love Chaucer. But, then I read some medieval literature written by Marie de France and her work was some of my favorite. A woman’s perspective is usually a little different. 🙂

    Comment by Robin | February 5, 2015 | Reply

    • Very much so,,like these songs they have a rather evil meaning or reason to them… welcome always and thank you Robin…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 5, 2015 | Reply

  6. That was such an interesting read.

    Comment by Jo Bryant | February 5, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you Jo, so pleased you enjoyed it… welcome always…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 6, 2015 | Reply

  7. Learning all the time Gerry, thank you!

    Comment by Lucid Gypsy | February 7, 2015 | Reply

    • Glad to be of service Gilly,,, thank you for enjoying,, welcome always…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 7, 2015 | Reply

  8. This piece was very educational, Gerry. Maybe I’m more naive than most, but I really did not realize that all those metaphors were so commonly used in the songs. Thanks for teaching us.

    Comment by Sandra Conner | February 10, 2015 | Reply

    • So glad you enjoyed and learnt from these songs,,, thank you Sandra welcome always…

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 10, 2015 | Reply

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