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The Wind in the Willows (Namariae)


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elfdaughter

 Genre: A Cappella

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It's taken a LONG time (like, 3 years), but I've finally reached a point where I felt like I could write a song for my grandpa, who sadly passed away just before haloween a few years ago - which is why it feels right to release this now. The recording is a little raw, for obvious reasons, it's an emotional song to sing. I still feel like I can't really do him justice, which is why I reverted to Tolkien's most beautiful language, Quenya, in one of the verses. It is my farewell message to him.
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Oh the wind in the willows blows softly to me,
And the river ever flows
Together they bear their news straight to my heart,
And each of them plays their own part.

For the wind in the willows it carries your name,
And the river the sound of your voice,
And they call to me softly in a way no-one hears
And gently they wipe my tears.

“I am not gone, I am still here”
In each leaf and each stream or pool
And in each ray of light or glistening dew,
I can find something that came from you.

And the wind in the willows, it calls to me
“Remember me when you are strong”
And the river it whispers “I will be here,
No matter what goes right or wrong”

Namariae, hantanyel, (Farewell, I thank you)
Atar atarinyo (Grandfather)
Nírë tulë i lumessë autielyo (A tear has come in the hour of your leaving)
Á lorë vandë. (May you find your rest)

Oh the wind in the willows blows softly to me,
And the river ever on flows
Together they bear their news straight to my heart,
And each of them plays their own part.
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Uploaded: Nov 16, 2012 - 06:28:24 PM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2012 - 06:28:24 PM Last Played: Mar 02, 2017 - 09:03:35 AM
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VicDiesel said 1833 days ago (November 16th, 2012)
Grandpa
This is a great tribute. Your song feels absolutely right.
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lyzak said 1832 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
Farewell Message
Heartfelt tribute. Just beautiful!
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richard13 said 1832 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
A lovely, and loving, tribute
and I'm betting he hears the message.
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Feter said 1832 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
the Willows
Sweet one , lots of emotions .
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Les_Kloo said 1832 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
The Wind in the Willows
A beauty.
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paul f. page said 1831 days ago (November 17th, 2012)
What a beautiful tribute...
Such a simple folk style song that is immensely poignant because you've chosen to perform it a cappella. Much courage there! ("A tear has come..." How gently you express this loss. Just a beautiful song that is beautifully sung as well.)
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PeterB7858 said 1829 days ago (November 20th, 2012)
The Wind in the Willows
The heartfelt nature of the song shines through. A fine tribute. Thanks for sharing this song with us, Averil. Regards, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1813 days ago (December 6th, 2012)
The wind in the willows
Beautiful - the emotion in your voice comes through strongly. Lovely tribute.
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Name: Averil "Tincolindo" White
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval c

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