All Around My Hat Song Lyrics

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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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Tim Hart, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp, Peter Knight, Nigel Pegrum, Maddy Prior
    album: Track 7 in album All Around My Hat
    release date: 1975-10
    popularity : 95 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 4:08
    producer: Mike Batt
    drums: Nigel Pegrum
    vocal: Maddy Prior
    bass: Rick Kemp
    background vocals: Tim Hart, Peter Knight and Bob Johnson
    guitar: Tim Hart and Bob Johnson
    mandolin: Peter Knight
    fiddle: Peter Knight
    writer: Maddy Prior, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight, Tim Hart, Rick Kemp

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin