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Sweet Afton

https://soundcloud.com/orygun/sweet-afton


I wrote this a couple of years ago to accompany a video about a trip to Scotland that I did in 2012. What better source of inspiration than to look up some Robert Burns poetry? This song is inspired by one of those poems, Sweet Afton written in 1791. The lyrics are on Soundcloud if you want to sing along.

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Very restful music. Love the sound of an acoustic guitar. Matches the theme of the poem well.

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I like this a lot Bjorn! Sort of a combination of English pastoral and Celtic folk.

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Pretty tune Bjorn, flows along very nicely.  These aren't real acoustics are they? The underlying fingerpicked one is very realistic, the one playing the melody creeps into 'harp' territory at times. Doesn't really detract though.

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Thanks all for the comments.
James, this is the original project I did a couple of years ago. The fingerpicking track is RealGuitar and the melody is Ilya Efimov acoustic gtr. I just played in the melody via keyboard followed by some midi editing. I really wanted to redo the melody part using a real guitar, but I had a bunch of problems recording it so I just left it as is. I'd rather spend the time on my newer projects.

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Beautiful song Bjorn with a lilting Celtic feel to it. 

It's fits so well with the poem by Robert Burns.

 

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On 1/6/2019 at 9:35 PM, David Sprouse said:

This is pretty.  Like the poem as well.  This is the type of music I hear on channel 10 all the time, PBS

love it  needs lyrics, but pry not.

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Posted (edited)

Real purdy. I like how music of Ireland and Scotland can also sound kind of cowboy . . . git along Afton you little dogie.

 

Cheers,

Tom

Edited by emeraldsoul
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This is just beautiful, I have been to Scotland as a kid ...brings good mems back.  This is a song that I'd love to do as I've never come across it before ..  (BTW it's great to have Bill back for comments)

Thanks Bjorn great work!

Steve

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I missed this this first time, but I'm glad I caught up with it.  I'm always impressed with your versatility, and this is no exception.  As stated above, this fits nicely with the Burns poetry.  It has the same calming effect that some of your other songs have.  Two thumbs up on this gem!

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The guitar sounded really nice to my ears, as did the whole mix.  That's a cool idea to put music to a Robert Burns poem.

Thanks for posting.

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