Updated: Oct 30
Three Songs Sung On The Ashmore:
(I have chosen three amazing artists to sing these historically famous songs for you).
The Parting Glass - Ed Sheeran
The Last Rose of Summer - Kiri Te Kanawa
Loch Lomond - Peter Hollons
Do you know any of these? Video footage/Music and lyrics below.
The Last Rose of Summer
This song was originally written in 1805 as a poem by an Irish poet Thomas Moore.
Then in 1792, it was set to a traditional tune called “The Young Man’s Dream”. It was published in 1813 in Thomas Moore’s A Selection of Irish Melodies.
To watch New Zealand's Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sing this captivating song and read along with the words, click below:
Last Rose of Summer Lyrics
'Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone; No flower of her kindred, No rosebud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh.
I'll not leave thee, thou lone one! To pine on the stem; Since the lovely are sleeping, Go, sleep thou with them. Thus kindly I scatter, Thy leaves o'er the bed, Where thy mates of the garden Lie scentless and dead.
So soon may I follow, When friendships decay, And from Love's shining circle The gems drop away. When true hearts lie withered, And fond ones are flown, Oh! who would inhabit This bleak world alone.
Loch Lomond is in the British Isles. It is their largest fresh-water lake at 24 miles long, 600 feet deep and five miles wide. In the loch, there are 38 islands. Some have been inhabited since Neolithic Times.
The Scottish song was first published in 1841 in the Vocal Melodies of Scotland. It is also known as:
The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond.
To listen to the beautiful harmonies of this incredible singer, and read along with the words,
Video: Peter Hollens
Loch Lomond Lyrics
By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes, Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond. Where me and my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond. Chorus: O you tak' the high road,
and ah'll take the low road, An' I'll be in Scotland afore ye; For me an’ my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'. Chorus 'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen, On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomond', Where in the purple hue, the Hieland hills we view, An' the moon comin' out in the gloamin'. Chorus The wee birdies sing an’ the wild flow'rs spring, And in sunshine the waters are sleepin'; But the broken heart it kens,
Nae second spring again, Tho' the waefu' may cease frae their greetin' Chorus
The Parting Glass - Ed Sheeran
If you're an Ed Sheeran fan, you're going to love this. This Scottish song dates back to at least 1605 when a final drink was offered to departing guests. When they had mounted their horse. It was a Saxony custom practised to fortify their travellers for their long journey ahead.
A portion of the first stanza was written in a farewell letter.
It was a poem known as "Armstrong's Goodnight". The earliest known appearance of the tune is "The Peacock" played on a fiddle.
To watch Ed Sheeran sing and read along with the words, click below:
The Parting Glass Lyrics
Of all the money that e'er I had I spent it in good company And all the harm I've ever done Alas it was to none but me And all I've done for want of wit To mem'ry now I can't recall So fill to me the parting glass Good night and joy be to you all Chorus So fill to me the parting glass And drink a health whate’er befalls And gently rise and softly call Good night and joy be to you all Chorus Of all the comrades that e'er I had They're sorry for my going away And all the sweethearts that e'er I had They'd wish me one more day to stay
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