Beltaine Song: The Flowers of Spring-Time


It's time for another song, this one focused fairly simply on the natural world in this time of the year, although with hints of more spiritual matters behind them. This matches nicely with the land I walk on most frequently, which in this time of year has dandelion, violet, clover, and apple blossoms shining forth hoping for bees to come by or a lucky breeze to work its magic.

The rhythm of this is a standard jig, common to Irish music. This beat is often used for dancing, because it has a combination of the flowing feel of groups of 3 notes, combined with the easy walking of 2 larger beats. The instrumentation for this recording was my usual squeezebox, and a D-tuned penny whistle (which works because the melody conveniently skips over the G# in the chorus).

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The Flowers of Spring-Time

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The Flowers of Spring-Time

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