Sweet Afton

Album: Nickel Creek (2000)

Songfacts®:

  • The lyrics to this song were written by the Scotish poet Robert Burns in the 1700s. It is contrasting the death of the character Mary with the flow of the river Afton, which is a metaphor for the passage of time. Chris Thile of Nickel Creek was laughing about this at a live performance because when he wrote the melody (which is in a major key), he wasn't sure whether she was dead or not. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Spencer - Hull, GA

Comments: 1

  • Julia from Richland, WaI really like this song!! It is so very beautiful!! I just love it.
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