Prudentius was a prominent writer in the Roman empire who became a Christian poet. Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream. Bridget Gabhaim Molta Bríde According to legend, St. He was a chronicler of the common people of his native Scotland. Matrix number: 873A Catalog number: 873-A Notes The recording on the other side of this disc:.
In early pagan traditions, the holly was a masculine symbol and ivy feminine. How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where, wild in the woodlands, the primroses blow; There oft, as mild Ev'ning weeps over the lea, The sweet-scented shades my Mary and me. The wreath of holly represented the crown of thorns worn by Christ. Polish Lullaby Lulajze Jezuniu Also known as Jesus Lullaby, this melody was adapted by Chopin and appeared in his Scherzo in B minor, Opus 20. The snow lay on the ground The stars shown bright When Christ our Lord was born On Christmas night. Christmas Lullaby Liner Notes Christmas Lullaby - Liner Notes 1.
How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills, Far mark'd with the courses of clear winding rills; There daily I wander as noon rises high, My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye. Rhyme Scheme and Rhetorical Devices: Each of the stanzas in this poem is composed of two pairs of rhyming couplets. Scottish Lullaby This Scottish melody dates from the seventeenth century. This rhetorical device is used when a poet addresses his or her poem to an absent or silent audience. He speaks of a simple life spent with his beloved in the lap of nature, and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Christ Child's Lullaby was translated into English in 1855. Flow Gently Sweet Afton The poem by Robert Burns was first published in the Scots Musical Museum in 1792. Verse 1: E B A E E Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, C m B A E E Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream. Though stock-dove whose echo resounds from the hill, Ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny dell, Thou green created lapwing, thy screaming fore-bear, I charge you, disturb not my slumbering fair. The Angel Gabriel from heaven came His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame.
All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L. It was inspired by her home Afton Lodge in Ayeshire on the banks of the Afton River. The melody comes from the collection Piae Cantiones Ecclesiasticae et Scholasticae written in 1852. Oh, Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by her cot where my Mary resides, How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As gathering sweet flow'rets she stems thy clear wave.
Register with our Shopping Club for further offers and unique member offers. Lines in the song such as The rising of the sun refer to celebrations of the winter solstice. In the town of in there is a bridge across Afton Water on the upon which there is a plaque commemorating Robert Burns and this great poem. Unique collectors' pieces based on Burns' life and works. How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighbouring hills, Far marked with the courses of clear winding rills. Bridget was born in 452 A.
Verse 2: Thou stock dove whose echo resounds thro' the glen, Ye wild whistly blackbirds in yon thorny den, Thou green crested lapwing, thy screaming forbear, I charge you, disturb not my slumbering fair. Search our huge store for any Burns-related phrase! If you want to contact us regarding any particular content on the website, please use the contact page. My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream. Please do not consider them as professional advice and refer to your instructor for the same. It can be seen as a hymn for peace. It is also known as O My Deir Heart, Balloo Lammy, and Balulalow. File, and the third verse is by John Thomas McFarland 1851-1913.
How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where wild in the woodlands the primroses blow; There oft, as mild Ev'ning leaps over the lea, The sweet-scented birk shades my Mary and me. How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighbouring hills, Far mark'd with the courses of clear winding rills; There daily I wander as noon rises high, My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye. Evergreen holly is also revered in many cultures as a symbol of defiance of the harsh winter weather. The Babe of Bethlehem This song is from the shape-note tradition and appears in the book Southern Harmony by William Walker 1853. In line 4 of the 2 nd stanza, the poet uses the device of metonymy. Erected by New Cumnock Burns Club 500 to mark its golden jubilee 1973. However, none of this can be confirmed without doubt.
This rhetorical device is used when a covert comparison is made between two different things or ideas. View our exclusive range of distinctive Robert Burns related products. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. After Christmas the tune was popularized by traveling vocalists. For a full list of Burns tunes at this site, search for Robert Burns in the. If that is the case, then Burns is imagining the proprietress of a large estate, as a simple cottage maiden, and himself as her lover. Context: This poem was probably written by in 1789.
Alexander Hume, who wrote , wrote the melody. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250. The Holly and the Ivy The use of holly and ivy at religious winter celebrations has pre-Christian roots. Thou stock-dove whose echo resounds thro' the glen, Oh, Ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den, Thou green-crested lapwing, thy screaming forebear, Oh, I charge you disturb not my slumbering fair Oh, How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills, Far mark'd with the courses of clear winding rills, There daily I wander as noon rises high My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye. It was written by in 1791 and set to music by in 1837, under the title Flow gently, sweet Afton. Basils Hymn The Kalanta of the New Year This is Malcolm Dalglishs arrangement of the Greek Orthodox carol, adapted by Kim for the harp.