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Melodin i låten på tin whistle

Londonderry Air är Nordirlands nationalsång i Samväldesspelen, med text av Katherine Tynan Hinkson till en traditionell melodi nedtecknad av Jane Ross. Officiellt är däremot Nordirlands nationalsång densamma som övriga Storbritanniens.[1][2]

Melodin har använts för många andra sånger, t.ex. "Danny Boy", "The Confession of Devorgilla", "I cannot tell", "I would be true", "He looked beyond my fault", "I Love Thee So", "My Own Dear Land", "We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection", "Above the Hills of Time the Cross Is Gleaming", "Lord of the Church", "We Pray for our Renewing", "Above the Voices of the World Around Me", "What Grace is Mine" och Så kom du äntligt[3].

Towa Carson har spelat in en svensk text "Det finns en plats"


Would God I were the tender apple blossom
That floats and falls from off the twisted bough
To lie and faint within your silken bosom
Within your silken bosom as that does now.
Or would I were a little burnish'd apple
For you to pluck me, gliding by so cold
While sun and shade your robe of lawn will dapple
Your robe of lawn, and you hair's spun gold.


Yea, would to God I were among the roses
That lean to kiss you as you float between
While on the lowest branch a bud uncloses
A bud uncloses, to touch you, queen.
Nay, since you will not love, would I were growing
A happy daisy, in the garden path
That so your silver foot might press me going
Might press me going even unto death.

Källor[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  1. ^ Sport, Nationalism and Globalization: European and North American Perspectives av Alan Bairner (ISBN 978-0791449127), sid 38
  2. ^ Sport, Sectarianism and Society in a Divided Ireland av John Sugden and Alan Bairner (ISBN 978-0718500184), sid 60
  3. ^ Svenskt visarkiv: Så kom du äntligt