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Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull

GUEST 02 Dec 15 - 08:12 PM
GUEST,HiLo 02 Dec 15 - 08:41 PM
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GUEST,# 02 Dec 15 - 09:16 PM
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Subject: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 15 - 08:12 PM

This lovely song, in spite of its title, it seems more like a hymn of praise than a lament, and the gorgeous refrain seems to be nonsense sounds (or is that normal for a coronach?). All I've been able to find out is who wrote it, who sang it, and a general and vague definition of 'coronach'. Any valid input would be cherished.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 02 Dec 15 - 08:41 PM

Ian a great fan of Jethro Tull but I have not heard this song. Mai I ask what album it is on?


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST,Hilo
Date: 02 Dec 15 - 08:58 PM

It was written by David Palmer and was featured on a bbc documentary many years ago . It has been released as a single but has only appeared on one   Tull Compilation album. That is all I have been able to discover. It is also on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Dec 15 - 09:16 PM

Note that David Palmer is now Dee Palmer (only mentioned because notknowing that may lead to some search difficulties). Found the following lyrics on the www.


Grey the mist cold the dawn;
cruel the sea and stern the shore.
Brave the man who sets his course
for Albion.
Sweet the rose sharp the thorn;
meek the soil and proud the corn.
Blessed the lamb that would be born
within this green and pleasant land.

Hi-O-Ran-I-Ro
Hi-O-Ran-I-Ro

Brown furrow shine
beneath the rain washed blue.
Bright crystal streams
from eagle mountains born.
Fortune has smiled on those who wake anew,
within this fortress nature built
to stay the hand of war.

With the wind from the east
came the first of those to tread
upon this stone, this throne of kings;
this realm, this new Jerusalem.

Hi-O-Ran-I-Ro
Hi-O-Ran-I-Ro
Hi-O-Ran-I-Ro
Hi-O-Ran-I-Ro


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Dec 15 - 10:37 PM

https://books.google.ca/books?id=AsvpFwKVCN4C&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186&dq=%27Coronach%27+sung+by+Jethro+Tull&source=bl&ots=zcX7B-RF30&

About half-way down page 186 is the meaning of Coronach.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Dec 15 - 08:18 PM

James Scott Skinner described his lament, "Hector the Hero" as a Coronach: "the coronach sighing through the trees".


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST,#
Date: 04 Dec 15 - 03:20 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 15 - 09:30 AM

Guest HiLo, it is on the Twenty Years of Jethro Tull; rare tracks album. I was blessed to find a copy in excellent condition at Ed McKay Books.
Guest #, thank you! I will be looking up that definition shortly!
Aren't those lyrics lovely? You see what I mean by a hymn of praise?


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Coronach' sung by Jethro Tull
From: GUEST,#
Date: 07 Dec 15 - 10:20 AM

Indeed they are. Idyllic verse that harkens to literary mentions of Arcadia (Arcady). Thanks for starting the thread :-)


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