Ken Hulme


Location: Fort Myers, FL
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Melanie Cook
08/08/22 12:47:41PM @melanie-cook:

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?

dulcie mer
10/23/16 06:32:51AM @dulcie-mer:

Hi Ken BanksoftheBann sounded great. The use of the noter is especially nice

jeffrey charles foster
08/31/16 08:38:40AM @jeffrey-charles-foster:

Be Thou My Vision awesome cool neat


07/07/13 04:58:50PM @pristine2:

Very nice sounds, sir.

Dusty Turtle
07/04/13 07:10:08PM @dusty-turtle:

It's nice to hear your playing. Ken. I wish we had more of it.

Ken Hulme
07/04/13 07:03:14PM @ken-hulme:

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.

Dave Ismay
07/04/13 05:40:25PM @dave-ismay:

Good work Ken ! Now for the voice .....

When first to this country as a stranger I came
I placed my affection on a comely young dame
She being warm and tender, her waist small and slender
Kind Nature had formed her for my overthrow.

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.

4. My name is Delaney, its a name that wont shame me
And if I had saved money I'd have plenty in store
But drinking and courting, night rambling and sporting
Were the cause of my ruin and absence from home.

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.

Patty from Virginia
07/04/13 05:09:36PM @patty-from-virginia:

That is a pretty tune. Wonderful Ken!Smile.gif

Kevin Messenger
07/04/13 04:55:28PM @kevin-messenger:

Very nice tune Ken ,nicely played.

John C. Knopf
06/13/12 05:45:42PM @john-c-knopf:

The hymnbook at our church says that the hymn "Be Thou My Vision" goes back to about the eighth century! WOW!

Ken Hulme
08/06/11 07:11:07PM @ken-hulme:
Ayup; Lutheran's know it as Be Thou My Vision. Slane is different words to the same tune.
Flint Hill
08/06/11 04:22:43PM @flint-hill:

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

Brian G.
08/06/11 01:05:52PM @brian-g:
Very nice! I first heard this tune years ago from the guitar playing of Martin Simpson. I've loved it ever since. :)