Re: Above a plain of gold and green

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Posted by Tom on September 06, 2007 at 18:11:56:

In Reply to: Re: Above a plain of gold and green posted by Tom on September 06, 2007 at 18:03:49:

: : When I was a young GS I was taught this son
: : "Above a plain of gold and green,
: : a young boy's head is plainly seen.
: : CH A hoo-ya, hoo-ya, hoo-ya-ya, swifty flowing
: : La- bay, A hoo-ya, hoo-ya, hoo ya-ya, swiftly flowing
: : waters.
: : And for our pleasure it was made
: : this *** old castle, deep in shade. CH."
: : Seems like it was presented as a "Y" song but all the folk who knew the origin are now dead.
: : Can anyone fill the blank, correct the wrong words and say to what it refers?
: : Thanks


I to remember this melody from grammar school. I thought it was an English translation of a Native American song. The only line I remember was " Above the plain of golden green a young boy's head in plainly seen; A Who ya who ya who ya ya swiftly flowing river. One of my daughters teachers in her school sings this song all the time. I am going to talk with her and see what she knows. I'll post again if I learn anything new.
Tom

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