Sparey: A Red Red Rose

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Carolyn Sparey: A Red Red Rose
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The first performance of Carolyn Sparey's new setting of the Burns poem, "A Red Red Rose" was on 20th July 2009 at a concert in St Michael's Church, Dumfries, beside the Robert Burns mauloleum.

The Burns actor John Cairney, who was also involved in the concert, commented very favourably on this new addition to the Burns repertoire, as did several members of the World Burns Federation.

It has been sung many times since then, by a number of choirs including Stirling University Choir.

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The text

O my luve is like a red red rose
that’s newly sprung in June;
O my luve is like the melodie
that's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou my bonnie lass,
so deep in luve am I;
And I will luve 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;
and I will luve thee still my dear
while the sands o' life shall run;

And fare thee weel my only luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again my luve,
tho' it were ten thousand mile.

Text: Robert Burns
Music: Carolyn Sparey

Reviews

"This is a wonderful addition to the heritage of Scottish song in this the 250th anniversary of Burns’ birth. To have new melodies is extremely refreshing and something of which Burns would have undoubtedly approved."

William Williamson, Conductor of the Old Moffat Singers

 
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