Sad Am I, And Sorrow Laden
This is an old Gaelic tune from The Celtic Lyre by Henry Whyte. Whyte was a collector of Gaelic folktunes around the end of the 19th century.. It is from the Hebrides. The Celtic Lyre indicates the tune was written by a "young gael on leaving home."
Sad am I and sorrow laden,
for the maid I love so well,
I adore thee, dearest maiden,
but my thoughts I dare not tell.
Ben of peaks the clouds that sever,
oft thy steeps have wearied me,
Must I leave thy shade for ever?
Then farewell, farewell to thee.
2nd year ESO students are going to learn this song and be recorded as they sing it (Celtic nations project - click HERE and HERE to find out about other songs which 2nd ESO students are going to learn and sing, and HERE - Vocabulary about the Celts and their world by Ana García, and HERE and HERE - Kahoot about the Celts)