All Around My Hat Lyrics

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Tim Hart, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp, Peter Knight, Nigel Pegrum, Maddy Prior
album: Track 16 in album All Around My Hat
release date: 1975-10
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length: 4:08
guitar: Bob Johnson, Tim Hart
bass: Rick Kemp
drums: Nigel Pegrum
fiddle: Peter Knight
mandolin: Peter Knight
producer: Mike Batt
background vocals: Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Bob Johnson
vocal: Maddy Prior

[Chorus]
All around my hat I will wear the green willow
All around my hat for a twelve-month and a day
And if anyone should ask me the reason why I'm wearing it
It's all for my true love who's far far away

Fare thee well cold winter and fare thee well cold frost
Nothing have I gained but my own true love I've lost
I'll sing and I'll be merry when occasion I do see
He's a false deluding young man, let him go farewell he

The other night he brought me a fine diamond ring
But he thought to have deprived me of a far better thing
But I being careful like lovers ought to be
He's a false deluding young man, let him go farewell he

[Chorus]

Here's a half a pound of reasons, and a quarter pound of sense
A small sprig of time and as much of prudence
You mix them all together and you will plainly see
He's a false deluding young man, let him go farewell he

[Chorus]

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Track Listing

  • 1 Black Jack Davy
  • 2 Hard Times of Old England
  • 3 Cadgwith Anthem
  • 4 Sum Waves (tunes)
  • 5 The Wife of Ushers Well
  • 6 Gamble Gold (Robin Hood)
  • 7 All Around My Hat
  • 8 Dance With Me
  • 9 Bachelors Hall