The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow waltz

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X: 1
T: The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
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e3d BAGD |B4 A3G E4E2 |E9:|
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e3d BAGD |B4 A3G E4E2 |E9||

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The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow

Of course it’s not a waltz but a lovely slow air played by Eamonn Cotter in his album : The Knotted Chord.

Re: The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow

This can also be found on a CD "My Father Told Me" by Francy Devine - https://francydevine.bandcamp.com/releases, a superb rendition in my humble and musically uneducated opinion.

By the Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow

With my dog and gun through the blooming heather
For game and pleasure I made my way
I spied a maiden tall and handsome
Her eyes enticed me some time to stay

Said I, ‘fair maid, don’t you know I love you
Tell me your name and your dwelling also’
‘Excuse my name, Sir, you’ll find my dwelling
By the mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.’

Said I, ‘Fair maid, if you wed a farmer
You’ll be tied for life to one plot of land.
I’m a roving Johnnie if you’ll go with me
You will have no ties so give me your hand.’

‘If my parents knew, Sir, I loved a rover
I am sure twould be my overthrow
So I’ll stay at home, Sir, another season
By the mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.’

‘So its fare thee well, love, another season
We will meet again by yon wooded vale
And I’ll sit you down, love, upon my knew then
And I’ll listen to your lovesick tale.’

And its arm in arm we will go together
By yon lofty trees to the valley below
Where the linnets sing their song so sweetly
By the mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.

Re: The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow

Please - " by Andy M. Stewart" [ RIP ]. "Andy Stewart" - without the "M", is a different bowl o’ brose a’ thegither.

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