Through Lanes With Hedgerows Hedges Pear


Through lanes with hedge-rows pearly go forth the reapers early
Among the yellow corn, among the yellow corn;
Good luck betide their shearing, for winter’s tide is nearing,
And we must fill the barn, and we must fill the barn.

Chorus:
Tralla la la, tralla la la! the busy harvest time.
Tralla la la, tralla la la! the busy harvest time.

At noon they leave the meadow, beneath the friendly shadow
Of monarch oak to dine, of monarch oak to dine;
And ‘mid his branches hoary goes up the thankful story,
The harvest is so fine, the harvest is so fine.

Chorus:
Tralla la la, tralla la la! the blessed harvest time.
Tralla la la, tralla la la! the blessed harvest time.

And when the west is burning, from shaven field returning,
Up on the wain they come, up on the wain they come;
When all their hamlet neighbors rejoice to end their labors,
With merry harvest home, with merry harvest home.

Chorus:
Tralla la la, tralla la la! the joyous harvest time.
Tralla la la, tralla la la! the joyous harvest time.