Melodies, like People, Have a Home

Music: Tabhair dom do lamh.
By Rory Dall O'Caghan. Sequenced at the
Ancient Music of Ireland.

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Melodies, like people, have a home.
Otherwise, they'd wander aimlessly.
They modulate and mutate as they roam,
Having held their own quite painlessly,
Eventually returning to the heart
Reserved for them by nature or by art,
Savoring that long-sought tonic tone.




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