The Homœopathic Proving of

Crack Willow

Salix Fragilis

Conducted by Penny Stirling

 

All Around My Hat

All around my hat I will wear the green willow
And all around my hat, for a twelvemonth 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 do see
He's a false deluding young man, let him go, farewell he

The other night he brought me a fine diamond ring
But he thought to have deprived me of a far better thing
But I being careful like lovers ought to be
He's a false deluding young man, let him go, farewell he

There's a quarter pound of reasons and a half pound of sense
A small sprig of time and small one of prudence
You mix them all together and you will plainly see
He's a false deluding young man, let him go, farewell he

Traditional English folksong

 

Acknowledgements

Thanks and acknowledgments go to all the provers for being eager and willing to participate in the process and for staying with it to the end and helping with the extraction. Thanks especially to Peter Fraser for collating and editing the proving.

Copyright Penny Stirling 1999. All rights reserved.