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.
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT