Winter is Coming - EARLY

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Winter is Coming - EARLY

#1 Post by iceagefarmer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:19 pm


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#2 Post by Andy F » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:49 pm

There is a very old song named Sheep Under the Snow it is Manx music originally written for Lute or Harp, from the Isle of Mann. It is a true story.
The elderly farmer's entire herd of sheep got hit with a massive snowfall. Like in your video - they were lucky sheep survived. But that elder farmer, many eons ago, his sheep all froze during the night.
You can listen if you want, it is somber, but pretty sounding on guitar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIce-11819Y
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#3 Post by Elew » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:54 pm

That is a really pretty song Andy...he plays well too!

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#4 Post by Andy F » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:02 am

Elew wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:54 pm
That is a really pretty song Andy...he plays well too!
It is pretty tune, his playing really pulls the heart strings when you know its history. Actually, majority of the English & Celtic tunes were true stories. Back then, traveling musicians aka "bards" were the ones who carried the news in lyrics of songs, from town to town...until... When the Queen's unholy secrets were found out, she had all the male harpists hanged, their harps etc burned in the town squares.

The story - "This sad song relates to an incident which took place in the early 18th century in the hills above the village of Laxey on the east coast of the Island [Mann]. The story tells of an old farmer, Nicholas Raby, who lost his large flock of sheep which were found buried in the high pastures after a heavy fall of snow. The old man died shortly afterwards of a broken heart."

I copied story out of my Manx tunes book, 1991 ed. compositions by Charles Guard of Isle of Mann.
When someone rejects you, don't fear, or suffer, for they are probably not worth your time ~Unknown.

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