Where the oak and the ash and the bonny rowan tree Are all a-growing green in the old country 'Well, if it be a girl child, send her out to nurse With gold in her pocket and with silver in her purse And if it be a boy child he'll wear the jacket blue And go climbing up the rigging like his daddy used to do' Maidens, a warning take by me Traditional Free preview. Oh the oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree, They flourish at home in my own country." The merry bells ring and the birds sweetly sing, The meadows are pleasant and maidens are gay. G D Which made her repent, and so bitterly lament, Em B7 Em B7 Oh I wish once a gain for the North Coun try. SKU 89643. [Intro] Am [Verse 1] Am Of all the trees that grow so fair, old England to adorn, FM7/C G Greater are none beneath the sun than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn. O fain would I be in the North Country, "While sadly I roam I regret my dear home, Where lads and young lasses are making the hay. Download printable PDF. 1. Rosemary Lane "is an English folksong: a ballad ( Roud #269, Laws K43) that tells a story about the seduction of a domestic servant by a sailor.According to Roud and Bishop "An extremely widespread song, in Britain and America. 2. O fain would I be in the North Country, Where the lads and lasses are making of hay; There should I see what is pleasant to me, A mischief light on them entic'd me away! For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree They all grow green in the north country. Among The Oak & Ash - The Water Is Wide Lyrics. Anonymous The Oak And The Ash sheet music notes and chords arranged for Piano & Vocal. [Chorus] (Strum once) Am Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn, good sirs, Em All on a midsummer's morn. Oh the oak and the ash… Shady Grove Lyrics: Shady Grove, my little love / Shady Grove, I know / Shady Grove, my little love / I'm bound for the Shady Grove / Wish I had a piece of thread / As fine as I could sew / I'd sew my 2. Oh the oak and the ash and the bonnie ivy tree, They flourish at home in my own country. {Chorus} Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn, good sirs, All on a midsummer's morn. These lyrics are based on the version performed by the Longest Johns in their Livestreams, the original lyrics can be found here. The water is wide I can't cross over And neither have I wings to fly Give me a boat I can carry two And both shall row, my love and I FM7/C Surely we sing of no little thing G Am In Oak, and Ash, and Thorn. > The Watersons > Songs > The North Country Maid > Louis Killen > Songs > The Oak and the Ash > Maddy Prior > Songs > North Country Lass The North Country Maid / The Oak and the Ash [ Roud 1367; Laws K43B ; G/D 5:1058 ; Ballad Index LK43B; EBBA 30805; trad.] Isla Cameron and Louis Killen sang The Oak and the Ash in 1961 on their Prestige album The Waters of Tyne. 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