Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sweet Afton - by Chris Thile

(Thile is pronounced Thealey). This is a beautiful rendition of the Robert Burns classic, played in the Brig O Doon Hotel in Alloway, Ayrshire, I think in 2008:

Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise;
My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.

(full poem available here on the BBC website)