The song "All Around my Hat" is of nineteenth-century English origin. In an early version, dating from the s, a Cockney costermonger vowed to be true to his fiancée, who had been sentenced to seven years' transportation to Australia for theft and to mourn his loss of her by wearing green willow sprigs in his hatband for "a twelve-month and a day", the willow being a traditional symbol of mourning. The Language: English.
Jul 18, · The Best of Steeleye Span lives up to its title. Many of the songs they record appear on other albums, but they always seem to choose songs that are among my favorites. While their voices meld into one unforgettable sound, their instrumentals can stand on their own. Maddy Prior, their lead vocalist has a haunting quality/5(17).
Best of Steeleye Span is a sparse, song collection culled from six of the group's records. Focusing on output from 's Parcel of Rogues ("Gaudete") through 's Sails of Silver ("Let Her Go Down"), it only skims the surface of the band's extraordinary career.6/
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 .