My friend Jimmy sent a selected few in his email list an mp3 sample file of the song When I Was in My Prime . Tim and I were rocking our brains as to who the artist is. Her voice is in the league of Alison Krauss and Cara Dillon…yet there is something about her timbre that is different.
Anyway I am in the game and according to Jimmy, I have until Friday midnight his time. I am sure he gave the same due date to the others. Because of this notice, my fingers got busy . I am posting the two versions of this song . It’s a traditional track and the earliest version was by Pentangle and then the other known version was by Celtic choir Anuna.
When I Was in My Prime When I was in my prime, I flourished like a vine. Along there came a false young man, come stole the heart of mine. Come stole the heart of mine The gardener standing by, three offers he made me. The pink, the violet, and red rose, which I refused all three. Which I refused all three The pink’s no flower at all, it fades away too soon. The violet is too pale a bloom, I think I’ll wait till June I think I’ll wait till June In June the red rose blooms, but it`s not the flower for me. It’s then I’ll uproot the red, red rose, and plant a willow tree. And plant a willow tree And the willow tree shall weep and the willow tree shall mourn. How I wish I were in my young man’s arms who stole the heart of mine. Who stole the heart of mine And if I’m spared young year more, and if God should grant me grace. I’ll weep a bowl of crystal tears, and wash his deceitful face. And wash his deceitful face.
And here is Anuna with Meav Ni Mhaolchatha..