As far as we know this is the first time on youtube. Another unique production by The Forum. Brian Protheroe (vocals) Ian Anderson (flute) Barriemore Barlow (percussion) Words By William Shakespeare.............Enjoy
Grab a flagon of mead and sing along
Under the greenwood tree, Who loves to lie with me, And turn his merry note Unto the sweet birds throat Come hither come hither come hither Here shall he see No enemy But winter and rough weather
Who doth ambition shun And loves to live in the sun Seeking the food he eats And pleased with what he gets, Come hither come hither, come hither Here shall he see No enemy But winter and rough weather
Come hither come hither, come hither
If it do come to pass That any man turn ass Leaving his wealth and ease, A stubborn will to please Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame, ** Here shall he see Gross fools as he, And if he will come to me.
** An invocation to call fools into a circle (according to Jaques) (2.6.49)
interesting to read about why Shakespeare wrote the song..
"The song encourages the kind of lifestyle lived by the exiles in the forest of Arden. They shun ambition by not living a court life, live outdoors "i' the sun", singing, lying under the trees and eating what they can find in the forest (and being "pleased with what [they] get"). In the forest there is no Duke Frederick who would kill them--all they have to worry about is the cold and wet--"winter and rough weather"
They were sort of the original hippies (without the drugs) and are sometimes played that way..."
Thanks for posting this, a friend snagged me that used back in about 78 or so I think, and that track is very good. I would say lesso the rest of the record which bears zero resemblance to that track, a rock record pretty much of its period and to my ears and other, not a good one. Of course I did not like much stuff of that time which probably is good like Warren Zevon, Elvis Costello, nearly everything. Enjoyed the exploration of Shakespeare's lyrical intent, none of that comes naturally to me, normally as perplexing as the Bible. I wouldn't be too certain Patti that those folks were not finding mind altering things in a nice damp forest, as these behaviors extend back as far as man. The Storming Heaven book I have referenced makes a scholarly argument that human communication itself, language, was formed 10000 years ago deep into tribal times, behind mind altering substances, likely, but not certainly, psilocybin mushrooms. Probably putting it on Facebook, have not watched it yet, where I always credit the forum.
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT