… so sang Donovan way back in 1965 when fields of yellow rapeseed was almost unheard of in the UK. In 2012 the UK produced 2.6m tonnes of the seeds; worldwide production has increased over 12 fold in the same period. Its seeds are used extensively in animal feed, vegetable oil and bio-diesel.
I wonder if Donovan wrote the song today would he use the same lyrics. Especially with Roseberry Topping as a backdrop.
The photo was taken here.