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Where'er You Walk

[Georg Friedrich Händel, 1943]

Steve Turner sang Where'er You Walk on his 2008 Tradition Bearers album The Whirligig of Time. He noted:

Everyone except me seems to have learnt this at school. I was so enraptured when I first heard it sung at a classical concert by my friend Jerry Morris about eight years ago, that I decided to transcribe the piano accompaniment on to the concertina—easier said than done! Riki [Gerardy] has kindly added the bass line.

This aria from Handel's opera Semele written in 1743 became widely acclaimed, was adapted as a Victorian parlour ballad and was later made famous by Kathleen Ferrier.

Lyrics

Steve Turner sings Where'er You Walk

Where'er you walk
Cool gales shall fan the glade
Trees where you sit
Shall crowd into a shade
Trees where you sit
Shall crowd into a shade

Where'er you tread
The blushing flowers shall rise
And all things flourish
And all things flourish
Where'er you turn your eyes
Where'er you turn your eyes
Where'er you turn your eyes