Thanks, also, Marg and Kristi...didn't see your older comments until now!
Very nice Jennifer!
Fitzcassidy - there are a number of sources of tab for this tune that are freely/legally available on the internet. Here are two:
Thank you, I WILL find this! It's SO beautiful.
LOVE this beautiful song. I have searched for the tabs/music for this, with not much luck. Is this an Irish, Scottish tune?
Thanks for listening and commenting. I found tab for this in Lois Hornbostel's book, "Anthology for the Fretted Dulcimer". I was lucky enough to find a hard copy on ebay, but I believe it is still available as an ebook on her website. The origin of the song is Irish, from the 1700s, I believe.
Believe me my dear, if all those endearing young charms were removed I might see your arms.......
Nice job playing.
very nice playing.
Thank you, Cynthia! I really like fingerpicking. It feels like a very intimate connection with the instrument.
Jennifer this is so lovely. That's a pretty successful exploration of finger-picking. Really really nice.
Thank you, Gordon! I would love to hear your version.
Jennifer, your rendition sounds truly beautiful, thank you for sharing. I have been attempting to play this piece melody drone style. The lyrics are indeed lovely.
Thank you, Benjamin and Steven! Steven. ..this is actually an old Irish air, whose name I don't know, the Irish poet Thomas Moore set lyrics to it in 1808, supposedly as a way to reassure his wife, who had contracted smallpox, that his love for her was unwavering. A very sweet story. The lyrics are lovely:
BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Thou wouldst still be ador'd as this moment thou art,
And, around the dear ruin, each wish of my heart
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
That the fervour and faith of a soul can be known,
Oh! the heart, that has truly lov'd, never forgets,
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
Very nice, Jennifer! You've cleared up a mystery for me...I've always wondered what the name of that tune was. Thanks!