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Young But Growing (Rising Version)

Traditional arranged by Donovan P. Leitch


The trees they do grow high, the leaves they do grow green
Many is the time my love I've seen
Many the hour I watched him all alone
He's young but he's daily growing

Father, dear father, you've done to me great wrong
You've married me to a boy who is too young
I'm twice twelve and he is but fourteen
He's young but he's daily growing

Daughter, dear daughter, I've done to you no wrong
I've married you to a rich man's son
He'll make a lord for you to wait upon
He's young but he's daily growing

Oh, father, dear father, if'n you see fit
I'll send him to college for one year yet
I'll tie blue ribbons all around his head
To let the maidens know that he's married

One day while I was walking on my father's castle wall
I saw all the boys they were playing with the ball
My own true love was the flower of them all
He's young but he's daily growing

At the age of fifteen he was a married man
The age of sixteen, the father of a son
The age of seventeen, the grass grew over him
Cruel death soon put an end to his growing

The trees they do grow high, the leaves they do grow green
Many is the time my love I've seen
Many the hour I watched him all alone
He's young but he's daily growing

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Young But Growing (Try For The Sun: The Journey Of Donovan Version)

Traditional arranged by Donovan P. Leitch


This is a little song that I learned from Scotland. Is a ballad which tells in the old days of how one... big family, which, ahm, sort of married the younger children of that family to another big family, to keep the money in the family as it were... And this is a story of one such marriage, and when I am singing you must imagine it's... a girl who is singing. And she was married to a very young boy... and, uh, this is her story... oh...

The trees they do grow high, the leaves they do grow green
Many is the time my love I've seen
Many the hour I watched him all alone
He's young but he's daily growing

Father, dear father, you've done to me great wrong
You've married me to a boy who is too young
I'm twice twelve and he is but fourteen
He's young but he's daily growing

Daughter, dear daughter, I've done to you no wrong
I've married you to a great man's son
He'll make a lord for you to wait upon
He's young but he's daily growing

Father, dear father, if you see fit
I'll send him to college for one year yet
I'll tie blue ribbons all around his head
To let the maidens know that he's married

One day while I was walking on my father's castle wall
I saw all the boys they were playing with the ball
My own true love was the flower of them all
He's young but he's daily growing

At the age of fourteen he was a married man
The age of fifteen, the father of a son
The age of sixteen, the grass grew over him
Cruel death soon put an end to his growing

Trees they do grow high, the leaves they do grow green
Many is the time my love I've seen
Many the hour I watched him all alone
He's young but he's daily growing

Thanks very much, thank you, thank you!

[Introducing Keep On Truckin']: No doubt, you've seen a little character in a comic book called Mister Natural, in some of the... underground papers, and, anyway, he keeps on trucking, and this is his song...

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