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Divine Pitch Musings
Divine Pitch Musings: Tom o' Bedlam
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Divine Pitch Musings: Tom o' Bedlam

Divine Pitch Musings is a series where we play songs that resonate with us, at A = 432Hz. Tom o' Bedlam - trad. Lyrics: From the hag and hungry goblin That into rags would rend ye, The spirit that stands by the naked man In the Book of Moons defend ye, That of your five sound senses You never be forsaken, Nor wander from your selves with Tom Abroad to beg your bacon. And now I sing any song, any good song Sing for the saint and the sinner We can all go bare and we’ll live by the air Poor Tom sings for his dinner. Of thirty bare years have I Twice twenty been enragèd, And of forty been three times fifteen In durance soundly cagèd On the lordly lofts of Bedlam, With stubble soft and dainty, In bracelets strong and exile long With wholesome hunger plenty. And now I sing any song, any good song… I know more than Apollo, For oft, when he lies sleeping I see the stars at bloody wars In the wounded welkin weeping; The moon embraced her shepherd, And the Queen of Love her warrior, While the first did horn the star of morn, And the next the heavenly Farrier. And now I sing any song, any good song… The gypsies and the landlords Are none of Tom's comradoes, The punk I scorn and the cutpurse sworn, And the roaring boy's bravadoes. The meek, the mild, the gentle Me handle, touch, and spare not; But those that cross Tom Rynosseros Do what the panther dare not. And now I sing any song, any good song… With a host of furious fancies Whereof I am commander, With a burning spear and a horse of air, To the wilderness I wander. By a knight of ghosts and shadows I summoned am to tourney Ten leagues beyond the wide world's end Methinks it is no journey. And now I sing any song, any good song Sing for the saint and the sinner We can all go bare and we’ll live by the air Poor Tom sings for his dinner.
Divine Pitch Musings: True Thomas
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Divine Pitch Musings: True Thomas

Divine Pitch Musings is a series where we play songs that resonate with us, at A = 432Hz. True Thomas - trad. Lyrics: True Thomas he lay on a grassy bank Beneath an apple tree And there he saw a lady fair come riding o'er the lea. Her skirt was of the grass-green silk Her coat of velvet fine And at each toss of her horse's mane rang fifty bells and nine. Well Thomas he stood, took off his hat He got down on his knee "Oh hail the Queen of Heaven! whose like earth ne'er has seen." "Oh no, oh no, oh Thomas" she said "I cannot take that name They call me Queen of Elfinland Morgana is the same. "With harp and carp, oh Thomas" she said "I've come with you in mind If you would see fair Elfinland And leave this earth behind. "You will return, oh Thomas" she said "Oh this to you I swear You will return from Elfinland within the seventh year." So they rode and they rode, and they merrily merrily rode They rode for a year and a day Until they came to a red river that lay across their way. "What river is this?" true Thomas he cried. "Oh please to me do say" "This is a river of blood" she said "That spilled on earth this day." So they rode and they rode, and they merrily merrily rode They rode for a year and a day Until they came to a crystal river that lay across their way. "What river is this?" true Thomas he cried. "Oh please to me do say" "This is a river of tears" she said "That spilled on earth this day." So they rode and they rode, and they merrily merrily rode They rode for a year and a day Until they came to an apple tree That grew along their way. "If you'd be true, oh Thomas" she said "And never tell a lie You may take from the apple tree As we go riding by." Well Thomas he wore a coat of brown and shoes of elfin green and for seven long years and a day on earth he ne'er was seen.
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DIVINE PITCH MUSINGS

In this series, we present a range of traditional and original songs in beautiful locations around Te Upoko o te Ika / Wellington region.

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DIVINE PITCH TUNES

Megan plays mainly Irish traditional tunes on the fiddle and tenor banjo, occasionally also the mandolin and tin whistle, accompanied by Stephen on the guitar or keyboard.

 

Some of our tune sets are designed for play-along-ability. All are in beautiful locations inspired by the tune names.