Bonnie Blue Eyed Nancy

August 29, 2007 6:18 PM

Not written by me, a song I learned ages ago in Ireland. Not much is known of where it comes from, apart from having been collected from Bess Cronin 30 years ago. I learned it from Phil Callery. I love this song for its soaring melody line; you really do imagine you're standing at the top of a mountain!

posted by LN (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Lovely. Just lovely. I'd love to hear you sing Richard Thompson's The Great Valerio.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:06 PM on August 29, 2007

Oh yeah. You'd tear up Valerio! I love that song, and I'd love to hear you sing it. Brilliant suggestion, DR!

And, of course, let me add that this latest offering of yours is splendid, and a pleasure to hear.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:56 PM on August 29, 2007

This is a corny comment, but you should record a whole album of traditional songs/ballads. There is a lot of that stuff out there, but your voice would kick their butts and send em home crying.
posted by snsranch at 2:58 PM on August 30, 2007

You're right, it is a beautiful melody, and you sing it unbelievably beautifully.
posted by pazazygeek at 8:04 AM on August 31, 2007

Devil's Rancher wrote: I'd love to hear you sing Richard Thompson's The Great Valerio.

Oh goody, are you taking requests? Mine would be "Song for the Mira (Marion Bridge)." :D

Beautiful singing, as usual!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:26 PM on September 2, 2007

The human voice can be a beauteous thing and by sweet Christ, that's a fine one you have there bringing a wonderful song, LN. Thanks.
posted by Abiezer at 1:09 AM on September 6, 2007

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