(This score available as
a MIDI file)
Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Around the Corner (Josef Marais) Tonight all the folks will cut the corn, cut the corn Tonight I'll be glad that I was born (I was born) For my Emily I'll see, she'll be cutting corn with me And we'll meet beneath the bitterberry tree. Around the corner, oooh oooh, Beneath the berry tree, Along the footpath, behind the bush Looking for Emily. Tonight, ah, the stars are shining bright (shining bright) Tonight, ah, the cornfields are a sight (are a sight) I have reached the meeting spot, but my Emily has not And I wonder can it be that she forgot? Tonight as the moon begins to sink (sink and sink) Tonight, there are footsteps which I think (which I think) Will at last bring her to me, my beloved Emily But I wonder why so late she has to be. "Oh Emily, why did you you make me wait?" " I'm late because I had another date" It was plain for me to see she'd been keeping company With another boy beneath another tree. Tonight all the folks will cut the corn Tonight I'm alone and so forlorn For my Emily was fickle...so I used my little sickle Now th blood beneath the berry tree does trickle. Copyright Frank Music Company 1950 note: Marais said he used two traditional tunes he learned as a child, and wrote words to fit. RG RG
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!