The Peacocks At Clennell Hall hornpipe

The Peacocks At Clennell Hall has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Peacocks At Clennell Hall
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
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Three comments

I wrote this tune because the last hornpipe I tried to write in the Newcastle style ended up turning into more of a set dance. James Hill’s compositions were my inspiration for this one.

The Peacock in Walpole Park, Ealing

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
The night bleeds pierced with its cries

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
The colour laughs and then wails

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
The body shivers and the world rejoices

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
It yearns for mango flowers lost long ago

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
It rains incessantly, it never stops

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
Trying to slake the thirst burning in its chest

The heart sinks when the peacock screams
Weighing its wings in the sweet prison

Everybody saw it in its cage
Moaning and dancing.

Translated from the Punjabi by Amin Mughal, John Welch and the poet, Amarjit Chandan, who also recites it at: http://vimeo.com/41975072