Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Love Ballad

ABC Wednesday
January 18th, 2017

The letter is B for Ballad

A ballad is as form of verse

often a narrative, set to music

Ballads derive from the medieval French chanson ballade,

which were originally 'danced songs'.

Some ballads are very long and tell the story

of adventures,

but today, because it is so close to the birthday of the beloved Robbie Burns

here is a Love Ballad,

shorter and sweeter than Dan McGrew

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve is like as red, red rose

That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That's sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

So deep in luve am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!

And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.

Robert Burns

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Penny said...

Lovely, haven't heard that one for years.

Melody said...

I do to .... and thankfully there are lots and lots to choose from

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

carol l mckenna said...

Creative Rose photo and ballads are delightful for B ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

Joy said...

A lovely ballad. When I hear the word ballad for some reason I tend to think of medieval minstrels with lutes and long sleeves.

Roger Owen Green said...

Happy birthday, Robby!


Morning's Minion said...

The first ballad I learned [as a romantic teenager] was "Barbary Allen." I went about singing it with mournful satisfaction long before realizing that the pattern of wronged lovers was a rather familiar theme--the ill-fated pair interred in the church yard side by side and the red rose twining about the brier!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my, that is one of my VERY favourite Ballads - both the words and the music. In general, if there is one ballad on an album, that will be the one I play over and over again. Lovely warmth with that red rose as we open your post. Beautiful!

Deepa said...

Lovely and touchy

There is a "Letter Writing Challenge" starting from January 30th. It would be amazing if you could participate in it.
Here is the link for it http://mrsdashsayss.blogspot.in/2017/01/12-weeks-of-letter-writing-challenge.html

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh memories of my "Granther Bert" who sang and recited Robbie Burns to us when we were little. He got more and more hard-of-hearing and stopped singing (and pretty much talking) to us as we got older -- I wish I'd been able to ask him more about those who taught the songs to him. I do know from Geneology records (as well as from his favorite poet of course) of where his ancestors were from.)