Feel the Wind Blow, Dear

Feel The Wind Digital Doodle

Feel The Wind
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Sketch I did while humming old Folk Song with lyrics from Wikipedia

Down in the Valley (folk song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Down in the Valley”
(“Birmingham Jail”)
Written by Traditional
Language English
Form Ballad

Down in the Valley“, also known as “Birmingham Jail“, is a traditional American folk song.[1][2][3] It has been recorded by many artists, and is included in the Songs of Expanding America recordings in the Burl Ives six-album set Historical America in Song.

Lyrics[edit]

Down in the valley, the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow, dear, hear the wind blow;
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.
Roses love sunshine, violets love dew,
Angels in Heaven know I love you,
Know I love you, dear, know I love you,
Angels in Heaven know I love you.
If you don’t love me, love whom you please,
Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease,
Give my heart ease, dear, give my heart ease,
Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease
Build me a castle, forty feet high;
So I can see her as she rides by,
As she rides by, dear, as she rides by,
So I can see her as she rides by.
Write me a letter, send it by mail;
Send it in care of the Birmingham jail,
Birmingham jail, dear, Birmingham jail,
Send it in care of the Birmingham jail.
Roses love sunshine, violets love dew,
Angels in Heaven know I love you,
Know I love you, dear, know I love you,
Angels in Heaven know I love you.

It is a ballad played in the 3/4 time signature. Lyrics vary, as with most folk songs. For example, sometimes the line “Hang your head over, hear the wind blow” is replaced by “Late in the evening, hear the train blow”.

The most notable change in lyrics and title is the Birmingham Jail rendition, recorded by Darby and Tarlton in 1927, and by Lead Belly in 1948.

Pop culture[edit]

The song is performed on The Andy Griffith Show when Andy Griffith and actress Joanna Moore sing the song.

In the original Friday the 13th (1980) a group of camp councilors sing the song while the killer stalks.

Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1962 album The Chipmunk Songbook.

This is song by Dorian Holley and mimed by Erland Van Lidth De Jeude in the 1980 comedy movie Stir Crazy starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in which they are sent to prison after being wrongfully convicted of a bank robbery.

The song was recorded by The Andrews Sisters.

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Dark Page”, an illusion of Deanna Troi‘s father sings the song in the form of a lullaby.

The 1982 film Safari 3000 features a scene where Eddie Miles (David Carradine) and J.J. Dalton (Stockard Channing) sing a verse of the song.

The author/songwriter David M Pierce used selected lyrics from the song as titles for a series of detective novels written between 1989 and 1996 – “Down In The Valley”, “Hear The Wind Blow, Dear”, “Roses Love Sunshine”, “Angels In Heaven”, “Write Me A Letter” and “As She Rides By”.

The first four verses are featured in Catherine Marshall’s novel, “Christy”, before the prologue.

 

About sabuloustempest

I have gone back to what I love, which is, drawing, painting, pen and ink, creating items through all possibilities, gardening, walking in natural beauty, and enjoying life. I have a BFA from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.
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One Response to Feel the Wind Blow, Dear

  1. catfromhell says:

    What a great picture! Me LOVES it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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