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Nickel Creek:Sweet Afton Lyrics

sweet afton lyrics

It was inspired by her home Afton Lodge in Ayeshire on the banks of the Afton River. 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. . Chorus: Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by the cot where my Mary resides; How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As, gathering sweet flowerets, she stems thy clear wave. How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where wild in the woodlands the primroses blow; There oft as mild Ev'ning sweeps over the lea The sweet scented birch shades my Mary and me. Repeat with varying slides and pull offs and things. 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.

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Flow Gently Sweet Afton

sweet afton lyrics

Chorus: Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by the cot where my Mary resides; How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As, gathering sweet flowerets, she stems thy clear wave. Sweet Afton contains a lot of monosyllables, which contribute to a gentle, soothing rhythm. Alexander Hume, who wrote , wrote the melody. Michael's Choir School in Toronto, Ontario in 1971 and 1972. Robert Burns 1759 - 1796. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, John moved with his family to Willowdale, Ontario, Canada in 1965. The Christmas carol, Away in in a Manager is often sung to this tune.

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Nickel Creek

sweet afton lyrics

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 Thou stock dove whose echo resounds through 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 marked with the courses of clear winding rills There daily I wander as noon rises high Oh, my flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below Where wild in the woodlands the primroses blow There oft as mild evening sweeps over the lea The sweet scented birch shades my Mary and me 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 Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream So flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream. 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. It can be seen as a hymn for peace. The Afton of New Cumnock gives its name to the Glen of Afton, which has connections with , , 1568 , and Robert Burns. It was written by in 1791 and set to music by in 1837, under the title Flow gently, sweet Afton. Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by the cot where my Mary resides; How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As, gathering sweet flowerets, she stems thy clear wave. Chorus: C m B A E E How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills, F m F m A B B Far mark'd with the courses of clear winding rills; G m A G C m B A E There daily I wander as noon rises high, oooh, F m F m A B B My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye.

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BURNS ROBERT

sweet afton lyrics

The poem is in the metre 11 - 11 - 11- 11, and is often sung to the tune of the popular called Cradle Song. Erected by New Cumnock Burns Club 500 to mark its golden jubilee 1973. 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. 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. 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.


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Sweet Afton

sweet afton lyrics

For a full list of Burns tunes at this site, search for Robert Burns in the. How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where, wild in the woodlands, the primroses blow; There oft, as mild evening weeps over the lea, The sweet-scented birk shades my Mary and me. How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where wild in the woodlands the primroses blow; There oft as mild Evening sweeps over the lea The sweet scented birk shades my Mary and me. Verse 4: Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dreams. Flow gently, sweet Afton, amang 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. 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. 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.

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BURNS ROBERT

sweet afton lyrics

Flow gently, sweet Afton, amang thy green braes, Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dreams. 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. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. Though thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by the cot where my Mary resides, How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As gathering sweet flowerets she stems thy clear wave. Oh, how lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills Far marked 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.

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Flow Gently Sweet Afton lyrics

sweet afton lyrics

Verse 3: How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where, wild in the woodlands, the primroses blow; There oft, as mild evening sweeps over the lea, The sweet-scented birk shades my Mary and me. Thou stock-dove whose echo resounds through the glen, Oh, ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den, Thou green-crested lapwing, thy screaming forbear, I charge you disturb not my slumbering fair. 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. Flow gently sweet afton : to barbara mcpherson Flow gently sweet afton among the green braes Flow gently I'll sing thee a song of thy praise My marys' asleep by the murmuring stream Flow gently sweet afton disturb not her dream Thou stock dove whose echo resounds thro' the glen Ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den Thou greencrested lapwing thy screaming forbear I charge you disturb not my slumbering fair Thy crystal stream aftom how lovely it glides And winds by the cot where my mary resides How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave As gathering sweet flowerets she stems thy clear wave Flow gently sweet afton among thy green braes Flow gently sweet river the theme of my lays My mary's asleep by the murmuring stream Flow gently sweet afton disturb not her dream. The Mary probably refers to Mary Campbell, whom Burns courted in 1786, the year the song was written. Growing up in a musical family, his only formal musical training was at St. General Stewart of Slair in 1791 and appeared in the Scots Musical Museum in 1792.

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Flow Gently Sweet Afton lyrics

sweet afton lyrics

Year: 71 Views Flow sweet : to mcpherson Flow sweet among the braes Flow I'll sing thee a song of thy praise My marys' by the stream Flow sweet disturb not her dream Thou dove echo thro' the glen Ye wild blackbirds in yon den Thou lapwing thy forbear I you not my fair Thy stream how it glides And by the cot my mary resides How thy her feet lave As sweet she thy wave Flow sweet among thy braes Flow sweet the of my lays My mary's by the stream Flow sweet disturb not her dream. Flow Gently Sweet Afton Flow Gently Sweet Afton Barry Taylor Information Lyrics The poem was presented by Robert Burns to Mrs. Verse 4: Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dreams. . .

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