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So to pay tribute to all the wonderful Dads, Grand-dads and uncles out there, I am dedicating today's Tuesday Tune, You Raise me Up to you!
Happy Father's day!
The song You Raise Me Up was originally written as an instrumental piece and titled "Silent Story." The melody is based on a traditional Irish tune (especially the opening phrase of its chorus), the Derry Air, which is best known as the usual tune to the 1910 song Danny Boy. Løvland approached Irish novelist and songwriter Brendan Graham and Irish novelist and composer to write the lyrics to his melody after reading Graham's novels. It was originally released on the 2002 Secret Garden album "Once in a Red Moon," with the vocals sung by Irish singer Brian Kennedy.
This version is sung by Irish "Boy Band" Westlife.
I hope you enjoy this special Father's Day Tuesday Tune, You Raise Me Up.
I love hearing music from all around the world and learning about new artists so, if you have ever shared a song on your blog, I would love it if you could link up with me in my weekly Tuesday Tune Linky party!
Thank you so much for dropping in and spending time with me today. If you have a moment, please let me know what you thought of today's song and please also pop back later to listen to some other fabulous songs that my blogging friends from all around the world have shared. After all, as Confucius said, Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.