Re: Above a plain of gold and green

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Posted by Disciple on January 16, 2010 at 12:34:13:

In Reply to: Re: Above a plain of gold and green posted by Steve on November 25, 2008 at 09:21:09:

They only taught us the first verse in 60's grade school in the US. I thought it was pretty ghastly. I mean, the murdered boy's head was found lying in a field, but the force of the river ensures that his body will never be found.

Now I see that the song was about a freaky castle that's so small it can hide in the shade of the forest, with a spire that looks like a severed human head. Still weird but less gruesome.

Just kidding. Please enjoy my MIDI file below. It may not be right, but it's the best of my memory.


: i'm glad somebody else knows this song as well. Fifth grade chorus circa 1979. I was beginning to think i just imagined it.

: : When sung in 3rd grade, 1963.

: : "Above the plain of gold and green,
: : A young boy's head is plainly seen.
: : A-hoo-ya hoo-ya hoo ya-ya, swiftly flowing river.
: : A-hoo-ya hoo-ya hoo ya-ya, swiftly flowing river.

: : But no, 'tis not,
: : His lifted head,
: : 'Tis if Ca's castle spire instead.
: : A-hoo-ya hoo-ya hoo ya-ya, swiftly flowing river.
: : A-hoo-ya hoo-ya hoo ya-ya, swiftly flowing river."

: : Was about an indian/aztec boy and his story.


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