Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tune 104 - Redwing





Redwing is a popular song written in 1907 with music by Kerry Mills and lyrics by Thurland Chattaway. Mills adapted the music from Robert Schumann's composition for piano The Happy Farmer, Returning From Work, 1848. The song tells of a young Indian maid's loss of her sweetheart who has died in battle. It is most memorable for its chorus:

Now the moon shines tonight on pretty Redwing,
The breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying,
For a far far away her brave is dying,
While Red Wing's weeping her heart away.


X:390
T:Redwing
C:Kerry Mills
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2|G2 G2 GABc|d6 G2|c2 e2 g2 e2|d6 B2|
c2 cB A2 c2|B2 BA G2 B2|A2 G2 F2 G2|A2 F2 E2 D2|
G2 G2 GABc|d6 G2|c2 e2 g2 e2|d6 B2|
c2 cB A2 c2|B2 BA G2 B2|A2 G2 F2 A2|G6||
g2|g2 f2 e4|c4 e2 g2|f2 e2 d4|B6 d2|
e2 d2 d4|A6 d2|e2 d2 d4|B6 g2|
g2 f2 e4|c4 e2 g2|f2 e2 d4|B6 d2|
e2 d2 d4|A6 c2|B2 A2 G3 A|B2 A2 G2|]

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