Blow the Winds I-Ho!

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Blow the Winds I-Ho!

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 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    Northumbrian/Borders
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    J. Collingwood Bruce & John Stokoe
 Book/Manuscript title    Northumbrian Minstrelsy
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 81
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1882
 Artist    Spiers & Boden
 Title of recording    Tunes
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Fellside Records FECD192
 Year recorded    2005


BLOW THE WINDS I-HO. English, Air (4/4 time). England, Northumberland. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song has some antiquity to it, and was issued on broadside sheets. It is said to bear considerable resemblance to "The Baffled Knight; or, Lady's Policy" in Percy's Reliques. The lyrics begin:

There was a shepherd's son, He kept sheep on yonder hill;

He laid his pipe and crook aside, And there he slept his fill.
And blow the winds, I-ho! Sing, blow the winds, I-ho!

Clear away the morning dew, And blow the winds, I-ho!

Prrinted source: Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 81.

Recorded source: Fellside Records FECD192, Spiers & Boden - "Tunes" (2005).


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