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.
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maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
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Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
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Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT
maddogfagin: Now the wait begins
Jul 25, 2019 7:10:20 GMT
steelmonkey: Rock and Roll lives...saw The Raconteurs last night. Jack White was amazing. How does one guy get so much talent?....oh, wait....I've seen that somewehere.
Jul 25, 2019 16:46:34 GMT
snaffler: I haven't listened to anything as refreshing for decades (re Jethro Tull), as a couple of recordings of Martin's 50th Anniversary US tour! The songs sound so reinvigorated by Dan Crisp's vocals. I saw Martin last year and the vibe in the band seemed great
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