Sheet Music: Joy to the Person of My Love

TitleJoy to the Person of My Love
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
RangeD4–F5
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-05-18
Last updated2017-05-18
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 16.6 (extremely popular)
Categories
Celtic Music, Love songs, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 18 May 2017

Tune of the Day: Joy to the Person of My Love

Traditional Scottish song

This traditional Scottish song was not included in many tune collections. Its earliest appearance that we know of is in an anonymous manuscript dated 1639.

Joy to the person of my love,
Although she doth me disdain.
Fix'd are my thoughts and may not remove,
And yet I love in vain.

Two beautiful recent recordings of the song are the ones by the Baltimore Consort (On the Banks of Helicon, 1990) and by Owain Phyfe (Sweet was the Song, 1995).

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!