Robin Thompson

Location:

Location: in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Ballad Gal Bob Stephens nick o'sullivan tssfulk Wayne Jiang Geckostar97 haydee025 Ron Zuckerman Webb CSelf Marc Mathieu LisaJr jp Jill Geary Elvensong Jim Hedman Bob Snyder Ariane Norm Williams carole watterson troxler steve c. PapaSims Luigi terry ritchey J. Andy Crandall cacofonix chris hornby Daniel Crommie Rick Garrett Brenda Mangan Ray Harvey lizard30 Randy Adams dulcinina HEWalker Bob giddykitty Cristian Huet David Pedersen Kevin R. David Bennett Dan Evans Banjimer bluejooge Nancy Barker Annie Deeley Erin Hussey DianeL Lynn austin Black Dog Bess

Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 19
youtube videos: 25
images: 42
videos: 1
audio tracks: 20

Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • an hour ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Friends, I used EMBED LOCAL MEDIA and re-sized the photo-- I'm using an old iPad mini running Safari.  I'm not sure what caused that to work for me and not..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"@dulcinina What a lovely playing spot!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Joe Bane's (Barndance):
"Really fine, Val.  It is not easy to flatpick cleanly and you do so with apparent ease.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @val-hughes:
Joe Bane's (Barndance)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on On Stage At Leo Coffeehouse, Cincinnati:
"Hey, Tom, I don't know when I'll get to watch this-- our internet usage is metered and videos play badly now.  It's way cool y'all played in a coffee house.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @tom-mcdonald:
On Stage At Leo Coffeehouse, Cincinnati
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Janene, I've made recordings in that little spot and I think the wall rugs help give better sound-- less like I'm recording in a bathroom.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @stewart-mccormick:
70's article of Ozark dulcimer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Janene, I like the little stool lots!  My other playing chair is a child's oak chair a friend gave me.  The short stool and chair work well because I'm just..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @janene-millen:
Cozy Playing Corners
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on 11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I:
"Good reading!  Thanks, David! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett:
11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"@frank-ross Lacey is sure a pretty girl!  All our dogs lived long. . . And there's just something special about having long relationships with..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Johnson Dulcimer":
"Right!   Sometimes, even if nothing can be found about the builder as luthier some info can be found on things not related to luthiery (an old address..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Johnson Dulcimer":
"Jimmy, I'm seeing the photos just fine on an old iPad mini running Safari.  And the dulcimer looks to have been made by a skilled builder.  Do you know..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Ave Maria:
"Beautifully played, Ron.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "2006 Cherry Warren May Hourdrop $300.00 obo":
"@john-c-knopf Practically?!?  My instruments require way more living space in this house than I do.  haha "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Bob!  I like the sound of fretless banjo and of Randy Adams's play of fretless mountain dulcimer.  So, was curious if..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "2006 Cherry Warren May Hourdrop $300.00 obo":
"Well, I guess fair is fair.  Warren May instruments should score higher than clothes and shoes, though.  (Don't tell her I said this!) "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Bob, I've wondered what a fretless with Nylagut-type strings on a flat fretboard would sound like.  In your experimentation, have you ever tried such a set-up? "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "2006 Cherry Warren May Hourdrop $300.00 obo":
"Stewart, with all due respect to your partner, who can't (play 'em all)?  haha"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "2006 Cherry Warren May Hourdrop $300.00 obo":
"Sure is pretty Cherry and the instruments out of Warren's shop are nice ones! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Clarksdale, Mississippi:
"Cool photos, Carla! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Winter on Hardy's Hill November 5 2018:
"That's one way to clean up the yard!  haha Take care, Gordon!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Winter on Hardy's Hill November 5 2018:
"Wow!  Pretty snow. . . Stay warm, Gordon!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on How to Improve the Sound or your Drones:
"So much good advice, Robin C!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 9
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-clark:
How to Improve the Sound or your Drones
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How does your pet react to your Dulcimer playing?":
"Great picture!  I prefer drone-noter, too. . . Perhaps we're related!?! haha"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 12
Liked a music item created by @val-hughes:
The Battle of Aughrim
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Battle of Aughrim:
"Oh, this is lovely, Val-- is the tune an original composition?  Your dulcimer sounds beautiful and I'm sure it looks as fine as it sounds. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How does your pet react to your Dulcimer playing?":
"@davesterino Vizsla is sophisticated!  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Robin Thompson:
"@Strumelia I've stamped all of 'em.  Some came out better than others-- the stamper messed-up some.  (the stamper) "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @macy-jayne:
Macy Jayne
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cigar Box Guitars":
"@pondoro You've made some great-looking ukuleles!  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

Using a collar stay as a plectrum


Lately, I've been using a collar stay some for strumming.  It's a light...
@Robin Thompson one month ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Muskrat Sally Ann


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@Robin Thompson 7 months ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

The Bowed Dulcimer Project trailer


I'm fortunate to have instruments built by Ken Bloom!  And, by...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Satisfied - public domain hymn played in noter & drone style


https://soundcloud.com/robin-thompson-5/satisfied-hymn-in-public-domain...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

using beeswax on my noters


I've begun using beeswax on my noters after reading the suggestion to...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Robin Thompson

Is there one person


who influences your music, inspires what you play and how you play it?...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 13
Robin Thompson

Red Wing


When Mark was a boy, he remembers this tune being played at his house...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Bowed Dulcimer site


Hi, friends!  The website of luthier Ken Bloom was, unfortunately,...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Lee Hammons dulcimers


Hi, folks! In Winter '14 issue of GOLDENSEAL, in the article on the...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Sylvan James of Gassaway WV


Some days ago, Rick Kennedy began a discussion about a dulcimer up for...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Favorite set- up and tuning for key of Bm?


Friends,I've got a Bm tune I want to learn yet have never played out of...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Dance of the Little Dog - for OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players


Friends, Mark and I put this little tune together several weeks ago--...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Metronome practice


Friends, do any of you play old- time music with a metronome on a...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

videos - bowing a mountain dulcimer & playing with a noter


Friends, Dave Rogers has several excellent videos in which he's bowing...
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Scarborough Fair


By John Henry's request, I'm adding his (wonderful) Scarborough Fair....
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 21
Robin Thompson

The West Virginia Hills: A Tribute to the Dulcimer


Friends, When I was at Augusta (at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins...
@Robin Thompson 7 years ago - Comments: 14
Robin Thompson

electrical muscle stimulation


Hi, Folks! http://www.lgmedsupply.com/ Has anyone used any of these...
@Robin Thompson 7 years ago - Comments: 12

Latest Audio

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Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 14
Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress

Walnut Hill, a...


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 15
Wildcat Hollow

Wildcat Hollow


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 19
Waterswivel- on lap dulcimer & guitar
What New Shoes Cost- ballad work-in-progress

What New Shoes Cost- ballad...


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 9
Little Scioto- on mountain dulcimer & guitar

Little Scioto- on mountain...


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Sleet & Freezing Rain- guitar and mountain dulcimer
Sunday Creek- mountain dulcimer & guitar

Sunday Creek- mountain...


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 7
Sunday Creek Watershed work-in-progress

Sunday Creek Watershed...


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 4
1005 S. Pickaway St. Suite

1005 S. Pickaway St. Suite


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10
Satisfied-hymn in public domain
Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog
Old Joe Clark Gets A Phone Call
Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar & dulcimer trade leads
Big Scioty on guitar with reading of a poem

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Appalachian Journey - streaming video

Posted: Sunday September 23 2018, 2:48 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Appalasia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, banjo

Posted: Wednesday March 28 2018, 9:56 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Save the Date- Worldwide Play Music on the...

Posted: Thursday January 25 2018, 12:19 AM
By: @IRENE

A tune that's out of reach

Posted: Monday November 20 2017, 12:53 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Florida friends

Posted: Thursday September 14 2017, 2:58 AM
By: @marg

Lyle Rickards on lap dulcimer & Abby the...

Posted: Saturday July 1 2017, 1:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Yay, Gail Webber!

Posted: Thursday June 15 2017, 2:55 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Offering sympathy to our dear John Henry

Posted: Saturday May 27 2017, 9:15 AM
By: @David E.Hall

Our dear John Henry is on the cover

Posted: Saturday April 8 2017, 7:43 PM
By: @hugssandi

Rest in Peace Alan Jabbour

Posted: Thursday January 19 2017, 9:14 PM
By: @robert schuler

Congratulations, Mark Gilston!

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 9:30 PM
By: @hugssandi

A folk artist - enjoy the photos!

Posted: Tuesday July 19 2016, 12:01 PM
By: @marg

Creating a music PLAYLIST

Posted: Wednesday March 23 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Is there a way to re-size photos in...

Posted: Friday January 29 2016, 1:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

The Ebony Hillbillies

Posted: Wednesday January 20 2016, 9:22 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Need help- Grover Star planetary tuner...

Posted: Saturday November 28 2015, 9:29 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

5,000! What I'm most grateful for. . .

Posted: Tuesday June 16 2015, 12:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

.024-.016-.014--- Sounds good but too heavy?

Posted: Sunday March 29 2015, 9:10 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Cherry River Line - Lester McCumbers on...

Posted: Saturday April 12 2014, 1:58 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Short film on Edd Presnell

Posted: Monday October 28 2013, 7:29 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Play ball!

Posted: Saturday October 13 2012, 5:19 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Bowing a dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday October 5 2011, 3:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

Snark tuner

Posted: Saturday September 24 2011, 2:43 PM
By: @Ethan Chastain

Snowden Family Band of Knox Co. OH

Posted: Wednesday February 16 2011, 2:36 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

dogs & songs

Posted: Monday January 17 2011, 11:23 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

fiddle tunes

Posted: Tuesday April 6 2010, 12:17 PM
By: @Robin Clark

the Queen family of Jackson Co NC

Posted: Thursday January 7 2010, 10:50 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Fans of bagpipe tuning?

Posted: Tuesday September 29 2009, 1:32 PM
By: @Flint Hill

my Mize dulcimer

Posted: Thursday September 24 2009, 4:56 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Comments

carole watterson troxler
02/06/18 08:34:27PM @carole-watterson-troxler:

And I'd love to play with you -- now or hereafter.


steve c.
02/05/18 12:33:29PM @steve-c:

Thanks, that helps.   If you know of someone that owns an original please let me know.

 


hugssandi
08/22/17 12:40:18PM @hugssandi:

I get it.  Just know your voice is a blessing, so come back after you've had some refreshing.  :)


hugssandi
08/22/17 10:51:31AM @hugssandi:

Are you off of fb, love?  I am missing you and cannot find you!  


lizard30
07/27/17 03:54:30PM @lizard30:

small world!  Well, it used to be, before the internet.


lizard30
07/26/17 07:27:50PM @lizard30:

thanks!  I am in Pickerington. (east of Columbus)


hugssandi
03/25/17 12:49:11PM @hugssandi:

~thinking of you~  Being off of fb agrees with me very much, but there are people like you that I dearly miss connecting with!


Val Hughes
01/08/17 11:23:58AM @val-hughes:

Robin, check out how Choctaw tribe raised money for Irish Famine relief.


sng4prt
12/11/16 07:49:36PM @sng4prt:

Thanks. That was a whirlwind demonstration for 4 year olds at my old Pre-K center. What I thought was going to be an hour long songs, stories, and demo for 100 kids turned out to be 15 minute zips for 20 kids 5  times. Talk about flying by the seat of your pants. And it was muggy so my guitar didn't even go outside with me!

 


hugssandi
07/31/16 10:30:41PM @hugssandi:

I LOVE YOU, WOMAN!!!  <3


John W. McKinstry
04/23/16 09:14:38AM @john-w-mckinstry:

Hey, Robin, Thanks for your caring response about Steve.  I have enjoyed your video on the the simple capo and also your video on Galax and Bagpipe Tuning.  To me you are like a "Jean Ritchie" preserving and sharing a rich folk history.  I would love to be a follower and a friend. John


Lexie R Oakley
03/19/16 11:24:06PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, let Mark know I was a pre-school teacher for my working time, I had to stop working at age 45, but have always had children of families I have helped involved in my life like little girly, the difference is she will be there till I am older and grayer cause her Mom respects and values what her daughter and I do for each other. Also I have been able to be there to be helpful to the family.

Not being able to have my own children this has been where God has wanted me to serve.

It pulls on the heartstrings sometimes, but it has been very positive and loving for the most part.


Lexie R Oakley
03/04/16 01:44:07PM @lexie-r-oakley:

I am healing Robin, my knee is doing very well and walking well, now with my cane outside my house. I am just happy to be home.

I got to play my dulci's for my Mom and tried to help her get acquinted with playing, she is sight impaired. I also had friends visit whom was interested in learning about my dulcimers.

I had to learn to hold it on my lap with one straight leg, I got it to balance on the top of my brace.

Healing with my Mom really helped her attitude, but I think she will slide back to depression, makes me a little sad.

We are having nice warm windy weather, my tulips are coming up. No more falling for me.

Take care my sweet friend...Lex inlove

My girly is much happier I am home too.


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:51:58PM @helen-seiler:

G'day there Robin, i always put a  reply to comments on my videos but just realised folk might not know they are there. Thanks so much for following my music and your kind words.. i hope you know i love your playing and compositions too.


CMM
01/07/16 10:20:20PM @cmm:

Robin,

 

Enjoyed your Morning has broken.  Do you have tabs for it and if so, may I get them.

 

Thank you,

 

Jerry


Lexie R Oakley
01/05/16 11:32:49AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thank you Robin, isn't it just something that we can share so much in our lives through our machines and music.

Speaking of music, you and Mark have added so much peace to my life through your music. I really enjoy listening to you both play.

You sure got that right, that lil' girly and Smiley Friend are a God send.

I found out that my Mom will be going home Thursday, so I will be leaving tomorrow for a spell. Gotta take care of that Mom of mine. Praying that she can be safe in her home and have no more falls. I am looking forward to spending time with her, watching her determination to heal and get stronger.

We have more snow coming, going to beat it.

Take Care of you, My Friend.....Sending you Hugs! HUG


Lexie R Oakley
01/02/16 02:03:05PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, my Mom hasn't been too interested in my life, it seems she uses me as her door mat. I moved to have my family close, but the fact is they have never been close...my faith is what I have.

However, my bible tells me that we need to honor our parents, so I let myself let go of all the stuff and God gives me the strength to give to my Mom what she needs.

Bless you my friend.....Lex


Lexie R Oakley
01/01/16 09:16:45PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Robin, thank you so much for your sweet thoughts.

3 yrs ago went through taking care of my Dad and saying good bye to him and my Mom in 2 yrs had 7 surgeries.....that was really tough.

My Mom is in a Rehab facility and working hard. I take Smiley Dog up to see her and the other folks and this makes everyone feel better.

I am mostly staying at Mom's cause it is a shorter drive to see her and the road isn't snow packed and icy....and it is easier on my brother to have me closer to him also.

I will only be here to check in with you all occasionally for the next month, just know I think about you and our other friends often.

Also, I am taking my dulcimers to share with my Mom. I am hoping she will show some interest and experience the sweet sound with me, the last time she just didn't. I really want to share it with her, she is really musical and talented.

I needed to get home to see my "Lil' Girly" with her Filly she got for Christmas. Yes, Alysha got a baby horse 7 months old and they are doing really well together. As I understand, she is leading her horse (Quarter) and playing tag with her....So cute and fun!!!!clapper

And that little girl and I don't do well when we are far away from each other!

Happy New Year to you and Mark! HUG

Robin, I never imagined, but isn't it a blessing to be able to take care of our Parents!

It really has changed me for the better and I am so thankful I am able to be there for my Mom right now. Time to spoil her as she has me and give her ALOT!

Blessings to you Robin..

Lexie


Gordon Hardy
12/08/15 05:45:01PM @gordon-hardy:

The community I live in was originally settled in 1929 by German immigrants and many folks living here are their children and grandchildren. I'm a relative newcomer, came here in 1977.  I don't speak or understand German but find that it is very easy to sing because all syllables are pronounced. Also one must remember that ie is pronounced ee (long e) and ei is pronounced ii (long i). Up until a couple of years ago I was part of our church's German singing choir, it has sort of folded as many old folks have retired from the community or turned up their toes. Hope you try to sing the German. 


Gordon Hardy
12/08/15 11:20:33AM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Robin, here is my tab for "Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming"  I don't know how to chord so it is melody/drone style only.  Best regards, Gordon.

 

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

 

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen Aus einer Wurzel zart.

7    7   7     8     7         7     5     6   5 4-1  3-0  2     3
Wie uns die Alten sungen, Aus Jesse kam die Art

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Und hat ein Blümlein bracht, Mitten im kalten Winter,

   5     4     2      3      1       0          7   7    7    8   7      7    5
Wohl zu der  halben Nacht.

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Das Röslein das ich meine, Davon  Je   sai   as sagt:

  7      7   7     8     7     7    5     6   5   4-1  3-0  2     3
Maria ist's, die Reine, Die uns das Blümlein bracht:

  7 7 7   8      7    7    5     6    5    4-1   3-0   2       3
Aus Gottes ewgem Rat Hat sie ein Kindlein geboren

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Bleibend ein   reine Magd.

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Lo, how a rose e'er blooming

 

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming From tender stem hath sprung!

7       7    7   8      7        7     5       6       5    4      3       2           3
Of Jesse's lineage coming, As men of old have sung.

7    7    7     8    7      7    5      6     5    4    3     2        3
It came, a flow'ret bright, Amid the cold of winter

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When half-spent was the night.

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Isaiah 'twas foretold it, This Rose I have in mind.

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With Mary we behold it, The Virgin Mother kind.

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To show God's love aright, She bore to men a Saviour,

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When half-spent was the night.

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