The melody was written by Alexander Hume. All content submitted here are by contributors. 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. A little over a year after her death, he had become involved with the infamous Clarinda. The Afton of New Cumnock gives its name to the Glen of Afton, which has connections with , , 1568 , and Robert Burns. Conventional and literally flowery it may be, but Afton Water has a swoony poignancy enhanced by the gorgeous air to which the lulling lyric is set; sweet Afton indeed.
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. It can be seen as a hymn for peace. We will try to get in touch with you as soon as possible. Links Pages Links Pages Feature Pages Recent Additions Feature Pages Feature Pages. Briget died February 1, 525 A. How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As gathering sweet flow'rets, she stems thy clear wave.
Flow Gently Sweet Afton The poem by Robert Burns was first published in the Scots Musical Museum in 1792. My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream. There daily I wander, as morn rises high, My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye. Verbum Supernum Prodiens This hymn comes from approximately the seventh century. The melody comes from the collection Piae Cantiones Ecclesiasticae et Scholasticae written in 1852. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Christ Child's Lullaby was translated into English in 1855.
Sweet Afton contains a lot of monosyllables, which contribute to a gentle, soothing rhythm. In line 3 of the 1 st stanza, the poet uses the device of onomatopoeia. She set up her famous Convent of Cill-Dara Kildare in 468 A. Evergreen holly is also revered in many cultures as a symbol of defiance of the harsh winter weather. Tyrolean singers eventually brought the song to America. The poem evolved into a hymn and became popular when Gustav Holst 1874-1934 wrote the tune Cranham specifically for the text in 1906.
Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. For a full list of Burns tunes at this site, search for Robert Burns in the. Lines in the song such as The rising of the sun refer to celebrations of the winter solstice. 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. 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. Throughout this poem, the poet uses the device of apostrophe.
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame. 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. File, and the third verse is by John Thomas McFarland 1851-1913. 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 Flow Gently Sweet Afton Barry Taylor Information Lyrics The poem was presented by Robert Burns to Mrs. Away in a Manger Religious reformer Martin Luther is considered by some to be the composer of this carol, although without question the modern version comes from nineteenth-century American composer William James Kirkpatrick.
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. Bridget was born in 452 A. Joseph Moor was requested to come up with a replacement piece of music suitable for non-organ instruments. It was written by in 1791 and set to music by in 1837, under the title Flow gently, sweet Afton. Cold is the morning and bleak is the day Warm are our hearts as the sunshine of May 5.
Alexander Hume, who wrote , wrote the melody. Within several hours Moor wrote the words for this hymn, and schoolteacher Franz Gruber composed the music for voices and guitar. 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 poem is in the metre 11 - 11 - 11- 11, and is often sung to the tune of the popular called Cradle Song. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. Rhyme Scheme and Rhetorical Devices: Each of the stanzas in this poem is composed of two pairs of rhyming couplets. 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.