And Here We Lay

Written for the funeral of a friend where we wanted something to sing that was simple enough for people to join in with. It works as a 4 part round but it lovely in simple unison too.


Poignant, quiet, haunting


4 part modal round. The last line ‘are here to say goodbye’ works beautifully as a repeated line while the tune is sung above it.

Text Source

Alison Burns


And here we lay this friend of ours
Who loved the earth and loved the sky
And we who shared her earthly days
Are here to say good-bye, are here to say good-bye

What’s included?

pdf of background notes and teaching ideas, pdf of score, mp3 whole song – midi file of piano