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The Singing Bird

by Doris Williams

A Soaring, Uplifting and Nostalgic Album of a Simpler time of the Innocence of Love, Courtship, and Eternal Mother Nature.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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1. Come by the Hills (Traditional Celtic)
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2. O Lusty May (Scottish Madrigal) [Live]
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3. Oak and the Ash (Scottish Renaissance) [Live]
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4. Have You Seen but a White Lily Grow (Live)
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5. The Singing Bird (Traditional Scottish) [Live]
2:19 $0.99
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6. The Lark in the Morning (Traditional Irish) [Live]
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7. Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow (Traditional Irish) [Live]
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8. Blackbirds and Thrushes (Traditional Irish)
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9. Annie Laurie (Traditional Scottish) [Live]
3:10 $0.99
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10. O'Carolan (Turlough O'Carolan Tunes) [Live]
3:17 $0.99
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11. Yellow Bird (Traditional Celtic)
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12. Adar Man (Traditional Welsh) [Live]
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
These Songs of past performances reflect nature, its loves and losses. Every Song has a reference to a bird in it, as birds are my favorite animals. This album includes a song in Welsh, Adar Man, a most intriguing song, a metaphor for summer's change. It tells the tale about Gwen who is ill, and waiting for a reply from her love from afar. The Birds of the Mountain sent her a message from her love, and asking if she has any message to give to him. Gwen then replies "Short will be my lifetime. Before summer is over I will be amongst soil and gravel." "The Yellow Bird" is a tune borrowed from my friend Andrew who performed a Japanese version of it. I borrowed the tune and created my own words, simply about a walk in the woods, with a yellow bird singing to me. This songs features Margaret Davis from the San Francisco Bay Area on harp.
"Have you Seen but a white lily grow" is a beautiful tune of Richard Johnson from a 17th century play of Ben Jonson's. It compares the beauty of a woman to nature.
Relax and enjoy this inspiring and uplifting music from Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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