Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Water o' Tyne

Today I found a mix CD that I used to play at the first meeting of the voice class I taught for non-majors while working on my doctorate.  I meant to use it to open my students' ears to classical singing in all its possibilities.  This was the first piece on it, a Northumbrian folksong, sung a cappella by Sir Thomas Allen (the cute badgers, alas, have nothing to do with the song).


Otepoti said...

Beautiful. Thanks.

Mrs C said...

This is lovely!

Enbrethiliel said...


Those badgers are adorable! =D

(The song is nice, too.)




(You know I'm kidding, right?)

Pentimento said...

Well, they *are* cute, E.

maria horvath said...

Lovely -- the song, and the picture.

Where can I find the lyrics?


Pentimento said...

Thomas Allen changes "him" to "her."

I cannot get to my love if I would dee
The water of Tyne runs between him and me
And here I must stand with a tear in my e'e
Both sighing and sickly my sweetheart to see

O where is the boatman, my bonny hinny
O where is the boatman, bring him to me
To ferry me over the Tyne to my honey
And I will remember the boatman and thee

Oh bring me a boatman, I'll give any money
And you for your trouble rewarded shall be
To ferry me over the Tyne to my honey
Or scull him across that rough river to me