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I wandered by a Brookside
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A very British and romantic traditional song.
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Acoustic - Acoustic Folk
Previous peak charts position #24
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #1
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trad.
November 19, 2010
MP3 3.1 MB
128 kbps bitrate
4:47 minutes
Story behind the song
A very romantic traditional song collected by Creighton. Variant of I Wandered By The Brookside by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, ca.1850. Also a variant of a mid-19th century British broadside ballad, As I Wandered By The Brookside, published by J. Cadman
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I wandered by a brookside, I wandered by a mill, I could not hear the water, for the murmuring wheel was still; Nor the hum of any grasshopper, nor the chirp of any bird, For the beating of my own heart, was the only sound I heard. I sat beneath the elm tree, and watched its long, long shade, And as it grew still longer, I did not feel afraid; I listened for a footfall, I listened for a word, But the beating of my own heart, was the only sound I heard. There was silent tears fast flowing, when someone stood behind, With his hand upon my shoulder, I knew the touch was kind; He drew me near and nearer, we neither spoke one word, But the beating of our own two hearts, was the only sound I heard.
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