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Water o' Tyne

First line:
I cannot get to my love, if I would dee
The Bishoprick Garland, County Durham, 1834, or earlier
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The Bishoprick Garland, County Durham, 1834, or earlier

William Gillies Whittaker, Newcastle-born and a close colleague of Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, made a choral setting of The water of Tyne, remarking: ‘the fragrant beauty of the verses, mated to a tune of exquisite loveliness, shows that Northumberland just missed possessing its Burns’. Andrew Plant’s arrangement evokes the perpetual flowing of the river, gathering in intensity until it is blended with another song on a similar watery theme, O waly waly.

from notes by Andrew Plant © 2019


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