Éamon an Chnoic
Sheet music for harp and voice; part of the Irish
Folk Songs set.
"We will hear the
small birds, and the cuckoo's wild song
From the top of the
green yew streaming.
We will live there
forever - death will never come near us –
In the fragrant forest
an Chnoic," in English "Ned of the Hill," is a Gaelic song
about the 17th-century Irish nobleman Edmund Ryan, who lost his lands to
the English and was in exile in the mountains. In the song he comes to his
sweetheart's door, cold and wet, but at first she refuses to let him in.
"What can I do for you," she says, "but the hem of my gown
to put over you? And the powdery snow will fall on you still, and both of
us will be covered." But when he says he will go across the sea, she
asks him to go with her into the lovely woods and live there forever. This
sheet music includes both the original Gaelic words and an English
translation that is very accurate, faithful to the original rhyme and
meter, and easy to sing - three verses in each language, as well as the
melody, chords, and arrangement for the lever harp. The sheet music is
8½" x 11", 4 pages, and printed in black on ivory paper. Level:
easy to intermediate. $3.00.
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