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Thread #36233   Message #499337
Posted By: Burke
05-Jul-01 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: switching lyrics and melodys
Subject: RE: switching lyrics and melodys
"Ilkla Moor" (Cranbrook) was written for "Grace 'tis a Charming Sound." Being common meter it was also widely used with "While Shepherds" before the Ilkla Moor words were written. I've heard it said "While Shepherds" has been used with every CM tune written.

If you can find a hymnal with a meter index you can mix & match to your hearts content. This is why tunes used to get their own names. Common meter includes Amazing Grace, Grace 'tis a charming sound, House of the Rising Sun, Gilligan's Island, anything by Emily Dickinson.