Lenten Ys Come With Loue To Toune

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Harley Lyrics
Middle English
Circa 1340 or earlier

Spring has come bringing desire to town and the wood rings with birdsong.

"Worm make love underground
Women grow wonderfully proud
so well that it does suit them"


Lenten is come with loue to toune,
With blosmen ant with briddes roune,
That al this blisse bryngeth.
Dayeseyes in this dales,
Notes suete of myhtegales,
vch foul song singeth.
The threstelcoc him threteth oo,
Away is huere wynter wo
When woderoue springeth.
This foules singeth ferly fele
Ant wlyteth on huere wynne wele
That al the wode ryngeth.

The rose rayleth hire rode,
The leues on the lyhte wode
Waxen al with wille.
The mone mandeth hire bleo,
The lilie is lossom to seo,
The fenyl ant the fille.
Wowes this wilde drakes,
Miles murgeth huere makes
Ase strem that striketh stille.
Mody meneth, so doth mo
Ichot ycham on of tho,
For louie that likes ille.

The mone mandeth hire lyht,
So doth the semly sonne bryht
When briddes singeth breme.
Deawes donketh the dounes,
Deores wis'th huere derne rounes
Domes forte deme.
Wormes woweth vnder cloude,
Wymmen waxeth wounder proude
So wel hit wol hem seme.
Yef me shal wonte wille of on,
This wunne weol y wole forgon
Ant wyht in wode be fleme.


from Marginalia, released December 16, 2015



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Marginalia Exeter, UK

A five piece folk band that takes beautiful medieval lyrics and resets them to their own compositions. Female vocals, English bagpipes, mango-cello, bouzouki, harmonium and bass give their songs subtlety at moments and drive at others, interspersed with tunes from all over Europe. Marginalia have played festivals, re-enactments, LARP, folk clubs and parties. ... more

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