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The Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree, 2-3 octaves, level 1, 2009, From The Top Music, in collection "Celtic Reflections - Three Scottish Folk Tunes", 20204

The Rowan Tree was penned by Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne (1766-1845), first published in the Scottish Minstrel, 1822.

The Rowan Tree is also known as the Mountain Ash. The Rowan Tree takes its name from Celtic and Scottish legends that tell of the Rowan tree symbolizing beauty, privacy, peace and sanctuary. According to tradition, the tree would normally be planted at the door of the house for protection from evil spirits and give the occupants privacy, peace, and refuge.

The melody of The Rowan Tree is used for the hymn "I heard the voice of Jesus say Come unto me and rest" by Horatius N Bonar (1808-1889)

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