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The banks of my own lovely Lee

First line:
Oh how oft do my thoughts in their fancy take flight
author of text

In the Irish folk-song The banks of my own lovely Lee a man fondly reflects on his childhood and the beauty of his native land. The River Lee flows through Cork and the song is known as the anthem of the 'Rebel County' of Cork. Though this nickname originated in the 15th century, it is most often associated with the prominent role which County Cork played in the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). Dr Geoffrey Webber arranged this folk-song to be performed by the Caius Choir at College Feasts, following in the tradition of his three predecessors—Charles Wood, Patrick Hadley and Peter Tranchell.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on SIGCD447 [5'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD447 track 3

Recording date
20 June 2013
Recording venue
St Mark's Church, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Christopher Monks & John Taylor
Recording engineer
John Taylor
Hyperion usage
  1. Greensleeves (SIGCD447)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 2016
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