Blow the wind southerly (Geoff Allan)

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Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2020-01-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Northern English folk song - sometimes attributed to John Stobbs.

Slightly unusual setting for SATB voices. Inspired by the recording by Kathleen Ferrier. Watch out for the rhythms if you perform it. let me know if you do - a recording of your performance would be great !

General Information

Title: Blow the Wind Southerly
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: Traditional Northern Englishcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 2020

Description: Northern English folk song - sometimes attributed to John Stobbs. Slightly unusual setting for SATB voices. Inspired by the recording by Kathleen Ferrier. Watch out for the rhythms if you perform it !

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Original text and translations

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Blow the Wind Southerly
Author : Trad attrib. John Stobbs

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Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly,
Blow the wind south o'er the bonny blue sea;
Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly,
Blow bonnie breeze, my lover to me.

They told me last night there were ships in the offing,
And I hurried down to the deep rolling sea;
But my eye could not see it wherever might be it,
The bark that is bearing my lover to me.

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I stood by the lighthouse the last time we parted,
Till darkness came down o'er the deep rolling sea,
And no longer I saw the bright bark of my lover.
Blow, bonny breeze and bring him to me.

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