BvV #5.23


Een ekster tussen de bloesem, het lijkt wel een Japanse haiku.

The Magpie is ook bekend als The Maid van H.R. Bishop.
De melodie [RH.111 (ca. 1810)] komt uit het manuscript van
Rev. Robert Harrison (1770 – 1834 at Temple Sowerby, Cumbria).
Dankzij het Village Music Project is het digitaal op internet
beschikbaar. Village Music Project (The tune detectives) >

A magpie among the blossom,
it almost looks like a Japanese haiku.

The Magpie is also known as The Maid, by H.R. Bishop.
The melody [RH.111 (ca. 1810)] comes from the manuscript of
Rev. Robert Harrison (1770 – 1834 at Temple Sowerby, Cumbria).
Thanks to the Village Music Project,
it is digitally available on the internet.
Village Music Project (The tune detectives)

Temple Sowerby is a village and civil parish in Cumbria,
northern England. During the days of the crusades,
a member of the Knights Templar lived there.
The village’s association with the Knights Templar
gave it the name ‘Temple’.
Sowerby is Viking for “a homestead with poor soil”.

The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of
the Temple of Solomon, mainly known as
the Knights Templar, was a French military order of
the Catholic faith, and one of the wealthiest and most
popular military orders in Western Christianity.
They were founded c.‚ÄČ1119, headquartered on
the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and existed for nearly
two centuries during the Middle Ages. (wikipedia)

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