Lucy Long




6 mins


Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, French horn in F and bassoon





Trad. always composes some of the prettiest tunes. More often than not, these have been collected by eminent musicologists by listening to folk singers or similar. Ralph Vaughan-Williams did a fair amount of this, as did Percy Granger and Cecil Sharpe.

The origins of this song are in the USA being introduced by the Virginia Minstrels in 1843. On You Tube, there are a couple of versions of this song for solo bassoon plus band and Wikipedia has a complete set of the words to the song.

This arrangement is for the bassoon of a wind quintet and the other quintet members.

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