Oats and Beans

Oats and Beans

Words from Mary:

The words I found are:

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Can you or I or anyone know
How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?
Verse 1:
First the farmer sows his seed,
Then he stands  and takes his ease,
He stamps his foot and claps his hands,
And turns around to view his lands.

According to Wikipedia –  “Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow” (sometimes sung as “Oats and Beans and Barley Grow”) is a traditional British and American folk song, 1380 in the Roud Folk Song Index.The tune normally used, goes by the name “Baltimore” and appears in Joshua Cushing’s book “The Fifer’s Companion” (1790). The sleevenotes to “The Wild Mountain Thyme” claim that the tune was written by John Playford (1650). According to Alice Bertha Gomme’s book “The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland” (1894), this is a “play song”, in which children perform actions with the song, standing in a ring. In “Notes and Queries” 7th series, number xii (c 1870) it is discussed, but the Columbia State University website claims that the earliest known version of the words is dated 1898 (Gomme).

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This is a Cornish dance tune. (Saltash is a flourishing modern town with historic roots stretching back to the 12th century. Situated on the west bank of the river Tamar, Saltash acts as a gateway between Cornwall and Devon)
It has been used as a hymn tune
Style: Methodist
Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Plymouth Collection (USA 1855)
arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

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There’s some discussion about it on The Session https://thesession.org/tunes/3459
Anyone know who wrote this? 
Its a stage hornpipe written for theatrical performance in vaudeville/music hall. These have a distinctive feel regardless of whether they were written in Dublin, London, Newcastle or America. They are generally crowd pleasers cos that’s what they were mean to be and they are sometimes quite difficult as they were to be played by virtuosi.   Noel
Other people suggest James Scott Skinner…. and the discussion goes on

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