Skip to comments.Oh Shenandoah
Posted on 11/07/2010 9:39:43 AM PST by JoeProBono
"Oh Shenandoah" (also called simply "Shenandoah", or "Across the Wide Missouri") is a traditional American folk song of uncertain origin, dating at least to the early 19th century.
Yes, this makes me proud to be a Virginian!!
Here’s a version that will bring tears to your eyes....just beautiful!
Love this gal...
That old song affects a lot of surprising people, Koreans love to sing it. It’s so wistful and full of yearning.
It’s the song of a people striking out into the wilderness, longing for the only home they ever knew, but in the knowledge that they still had to push on. It’s the story of the Scotch-Irish diaspora, out of the Shenandoah Valley into which they settled to be out of the reach of persecution by the various State Churches, over the mountain and beyond. It’s a frontier song, uniquely southern but uniquely midwestern and western American as well, because that’s what they sought out, embraced and became.
I’ve been known to break out into that one myself, when crossing that river on I-81 going up the valley and back toward home in NC.
Ah, what a lovely talented young lady...wish she was still with Celtic Woman.
I won’t open it yet, but the Trilogy is good. I can take a house down with it. Thanks for posting it.
Hayley Westenra, Shenandoah
Just came across her version of Veni Veni Emmanuel the other day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_zwV—INfs) while looking for Christmas music for something. She’s fantastic.
Be sure and check out her version of "Amazing Grace" as well.
It's close to heaven. :)
That is beautiful! Thanks for posting.
The Voice of An AngelHayley Westenra
Sure...was quite blown away having never heard of the girl before.
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