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John Clerk’s “Harmonious Pipe”

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John Clerk’s “Harmonious Pipe”

Ah, harmonious pipe, how I envy thee thy bliss
When pressed to Steven’s lips, with a gentle kiss!
And when his tender hands, ‘round thee fold
In a soft embrace, I listen and approve
These melting tones, which soothe my soul,
Soothe my soul to love.

Alive with passions from his breath that flow
Yield your music when he’s pleased to blow
Thus at once the charming minstrel rare
Delights with sounds, an enchanting tune
With sweet songs fill the air.

Go happy pipe and ever mindful be
To court my handsome troubadour for me.

Tell him of all I feel
Repeat my love at each melting touch
Since to him my loyalty assign
Take thou care to tune his heart
Tune his heart to mine.

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John Clerk (1676-1755), 17th century Scottish composer and antiquarian of some renown, wrote this love sonnet to Susanna Kennedy. Clerk sent her a flute, but when she tried to play it, the flute wouldn’t sound. On taking it apart, she found Clerk’s love poem. Quoted from Celtic Myst


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Sunshine,
Your a true romantic and this poem gives it away. Your word surely match his pipe.
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thanks for sharing this Sunshine.....it is wonderful

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Absolutely beautiful, Sunshine!

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Absolutely Beautiful......well done

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It is a great piece....and a wonderful story
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This IS a beautiful piece, especially set to Celtic music - and I had to share it with all of you.
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I smiled at this romantic offering.  Thank you, Sunshine.  You do bring sunshine to so many of us.

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