Who Sang Seeds of Love? Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt A Midwinter Night’s Dream cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ashley Hutchings, Roger Wilson, Simon Care, Emily Slade
release date: 2008-10-17
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic
length: 4:55
producer: Loreena McKennitt
lead vocals: Loreena McKennitt
double bass: George Koller
mixer: Jeff Wolpert
violin: Hugh Marsh
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
viola: Donald Quan
additional engineer: Russell Kearney, Brad Nelson and Mark Peters
acoustic guitar: Aidan Brennan
cello: Caroline Lavelle
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Brian Hughes
additional mixer: Stuart Bruce
additional editor: Stuart Bruce
assistant producer: Brian Hughes
assistant recording engineer: Russell Kearney
recording engineer: Stuart Bruce
whistle & uilleann pipes: Robert A. White
composer: Loreena McKennitt
lyricist: [traditional]
I sowed the seeds of love
I sowed them in the spring
I gathered them up in the morning so clear
When the small birds so sweetly sing
When the small birds so sweetly sing

The gardener was standing by
I asked him to choose for me
He chose for me the violet, the lily and the pink
But those I refused all three
But those I refused all three

The violet I did not like
Because it bloomed so soon
The lily and the pink I really over-think
So I thought I would wait till June
So I thought I would wait till June

In June there was a red rose bud
That is the flower for me
I often times have plucked that red rose bud
Till I gained the willow tree
Till I gained the willow tree

The willow tree will twist
The willow tree will twine
I often have wished I was in the young man's arms
Who once had the arms of mine
Who once had the arms of mine

I sowed the seeds of love
I sowed them in the spring
I gathered them up in the morning so soon
When the small birds so sweetly sing
When the small birds so sweetly sing



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Holly & The Ivy
  • 2 Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle
  • 3 The Seven Rejoices of Mary
  • 4 Noël Nouvelet !
  • 5 Good King Wenceslas
  • 6 Coventry Carol
  • 7 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Abdelli version)
  • 8 Snow
  • 9 Breton Carol
  • 10 Seeds of Love
  • 11 Gloucestershire Wassail
  • 12 Emmanuel
  • 13 In the Bleak Midwinter