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EDWARD ISAACS (Pianoforte) HELEN HENSCHEL (Songs to Her Own Accompaniment)
Schumann: Der Nussbaum (The Almond Tree)
Wenn ich früh in den Garten gehe (When I go into the Garden Early)
Seit Ich ihm gesehen (Since I Saw Him)
Er der Herrlichste von Allen (He, the Dearest of All)
HELEN HENSCHEL Folk Songs : Jock o' Hazeldean (Scots)
I will walk with my love (Irish)
THE theme of love and courtship naturally comes into a great many folk songs and old popular ballads.
The wooing of Jock o' Hazeldean is a typical
Scots example of the hearty kind of song. about the love of a bold gallant for a maid. The unwilling girl was to be wed to a rich man ; in th( first three verses his manifold attractions arc described, and the riches she will have as his wife.
But aye she loot the tears doun fa' For Jock o' Hazeldean.
Then, in the last verse, we are told how : —
The kirk was deck'd at morning-tide, The tapers glimmer'd d fair ;
The priest and bridegroom wait the bride,
And dame and knight were there ;
They sought her baith by bower and ha' ;
The ladye was not seen! -
She's o'er the border and awa'
Wi' Jock o' Hazeldean.
The next two songs tell less exciting stories.
The last is simply a vivid little amount of the gay doings at the St. Matthew's Fair, at Bridgwater. It has a warning refrain : —
O master John, do you beware.
And don't go kissing the girls at Bridgwater Fair.


Edward Isaacs

2ZY Manchester

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