Can you name this song after hearing me hum a bit of it?
February 21, 2006 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Please help identify a song from a couple seconds of humming (752kb .aif).

The song was fairly (if not entirely) vocal, and this particular snippet has a high probability of including words along the lines of "Dum de dum de cherish you, dum de dum de dum dum..."

I feel like it was a song about losing someone you loved, or having just broken up with them, the song being about how your love for them will continue in some form.

Yep, that's all I've got. You may commence with the ridicule.
posted by odinsdream to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
I don't recognize it, but I tried tapping it on the Song Tapper... here's what it came up with. Any of them look familiar?
posted by kdern at 2:26 PM on February 21, 2006

It sounds a smidgen like Dead Can Dance: The Wind That Shakes The Barley. (Listen) It probably isn't that but something else equally irishy.
posted by aubilenon at 3:16 PM on February 21, 2006

Thanks, but it's neither of those. And yes, it has a very lyrical irish sound.
posted by odinsdream at 4:09 PM on February 21, 2006

It kinda sounds like "More I Cannot Wish You" from the musical Guys and Dolls.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:44 PM on February 21, 2006 [1 favorite]

Nope, definitely not that. It's much more melancholy.
posted by odinsdream at 6:13 PM on February 21, 2006

I believe that is: Wild Mountain Thyme (also called Will Ye Go Lassie?).
posted by Chrischris at 8:49 PM on February 21, 2006

NoSuccessFilter: I entered what I thought I heard you humming into Musipedia's keyboard search tool and managed to stump it (no songs found.) And doing a Parsons code search on the string "*UUUUDDDUDDDD" yielded too many results to sift through.

Which is a shame, because it's a very pretty tune. Good luck in your quest!
posted by Opposite George at 12:35 AM on February 22, 2006

Thanks for the links Opposite George, those might come in handy.
posted by odinsdream at 6:55 AM on February 22, 2006

If anyone revisits this question, I've played the same little bit on the piano, (896kb .aif) in case that makes it any easier to answer.
posted by odinsdream at 1:39 PM on February 22, 2006

It definitely sounds like a traditional Irish or Scottish song.
posted by kdern at 6:16 PM on February 22, 2006

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