Afton Water waltz

Also known as Flow Gently Sweet Afton.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Afton Water has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Afton Water
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 || G2 B2 AG | AB c2 BA | G2 B2 AG | G2 F2 D2 |
G2 B2 AG | AB d2 ge | d2 cB AB | G4 de |
=f2 gf ed | d2 e2 g2 | g2 B2 AG | G2 F2 D2 |
G2 B2 AG | AB d2 ge | d2 cB AB | G6 ||
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Five comments

Afton Water

I think auld Robbie Burns wrote a song to this starting "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton" but I don’t know the words. It’s a nice gentle air.

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Lyrics

Just for anyone who cares to know. They’re nice lyrics.

Flow gently, sweet Afton,
amang thy green braes,
Flow gently, I’ll sing thee
a song in thy praise;
My Mary’s asleep
by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently, sweet Afton,
disturb not her dream.

Thou stock dove whose echo
resounds thro’ the glen,
Ye wild whistly blackbirds
in yon thorny den,
Thou green crested lapwing
thy screaming forbear,
I charge you, disturb not
my slumbering fair.

How lofty, sweet Afton,
thy neighboring hills,
Far mark’d with the courses
of clear winding rills;
There daily I wander
as noon rises high,
My flocks and my Mary’s
sweet cot in my eye.

How pleasant thy banks
and green valleys below,
Where, wild in the woodlands,
the primroses blow;
There oft, as mild evening
weeps over the lea,
The sweet-scented birk shades
my Mary and me.

Thy crystal stream, Afton,
how lovely it glides,
And winds by the cot where
my Mary resides;
How wanton thy waters
her snowy feet lave,
As, gathering sweet flowerets,
she stems thy clear wave.

Flow gently, sweet Afton,
amang thy green braes,
Flow gently, sweet river,
the theme of my lays;
My Mary’s asleep
by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently, sweet Afton,
disturb not her dreams

Re: Afton Water

became the tune to away in a manger

Re: Afton Water

There are at least 3 different tunes to the Robert Burns poem, Flow gently, sweet Afton. Will post links to the others when I have a proper computer to hand!