Beautiful! I recognize this song as also "Be Thou My Vision." I wonder which came first - the hymn or the Irish tune you played here?
Hi Ken BanksoftheBann sounded great. The use of the noter is especially nice
Be Thou My Vision awesome cool neat
Very nice sounds, sir.
It's nice to hear your playing. Ken. I wish we had more of it.
Thanks Dave, I do sing at least parts of the tune occasionally. I'm a One Verse Wonder -- I have over 200 songs in my repertoire, and know one verse (not always the first). A few songs I do know top to bottom - Bonnie George Campbell, The Riddle Song, Tramps & Hawkers, and a handful of others.
Good work Ken ! Now for the voice .....
2. On the banks of Bann water, where I first beheld her She appeared like fair Juno or a Grecian queen Her eyes shone like diamonds, her hair softly twining Her cheeks were like roses, or like blood drops in snow.
3. It was her cruel parents that first caused our variance All because I was poor and of a low degree But I'll do my endeavour to earn my love's favour Although she is come of a rich family.
5. Had I all the money that's in the West Indies Or had I the gold of the African shore I would spend it on pearls, and on you my brown girl For there's no other love in this world I adore.
6. And now that I've found her I'm contented forever I'll put rings on her fingers and gold in her hair And we'll live on the banks of the lovely Bann river And in all sorts of splendour I will style her my dear.
That is a pretty tune. Wonderful Ken!
Very nice tune Ken ,nicely played.
The hymnbook at our church says that the hymn "Be Thou My Vision" goes back to about the eighth century! WOW!
I know it, or at least the almost-identical Slane as the tune to "Be Thou My Vision". I've heard it as "Lord of All Hopefulness", too.
You're doing great work on it!
A favorite version of mine is John Balch's graceful banjo rendition (as Be Thou My Vision) online at banjohangout.org