Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   American folk song
Arranger:   Mark Hayes
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   20189
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Aaron J. Carpenter
Land of Lakes Choirboys 2011
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Who doesn’t love Mark Hayes’s arrangements? He knocks one “out of the park” yet again. The American Folk Song could perhaps be considered overdone, but Hayes gives it hope to continue for generations. The haunting piano accompaniment begins with chord clusters that make you believe your are in a boat gently rocking on the lake. Beginning with an introduction of the familiar melody and developing into three-parts with key changes and all, this setting is text painting at its finest until it finally “fades away like the morning dew.”