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Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

Well, I keep telling you all that I am a musician. So here’s a little “proof.”  This isn’t my “real” instrument, but I recently pulled this psaltery out and started messing around with it and in doing so I discovered the “Hymn Pod” site by Christopher Tan, a very talented pianist. Since hymns are one of my favorite types of music, I was really happy to find this site!  I asked him if it would be ok if I used one of his recordings to play along with, and he graciously gave permission. So here is my first try at a “musical” post, and I think I will do a couple more as well 🙂 Hope you like it!



Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy/ Kingsfold

Lyrics: Joseph Hart
Music: William Walker

I’m playing a bowed psaltery; the piano part is gratefully used by permission from Christopher Tan at HymnPod…Please visit his website for great music played by a wonderful pianist.

I have employed the hymn tune “Kingsfold” as a countermelody to this song. I hope you like it!

The Bowed Psaltery is a folk-type instrument, and not too hard to get the hang of…I actually discovered it at a Renaissance fair.


20 Responses to “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”

  1. Francine Quirion

    Comme c’est beau je ne me lasse pas de t’écouter, tu es pleine de talent


  2. Le Génie

    Après t’avoir entendue à la flûte traversière, tu me fais découvrir une autre facette
    de tes talents et un autre style de musique qui mérite d’être redécouvert…
    Bon week-end à toi



  3. Sammy D.

    Kelli, this is exquisite. You never cease to beguile me, and this instrument is fascinating.

    “… not too difficult to learn”. Hmmmm


    • jetgirlcos

      Thanks Sammy! No, truly, if you can play the piano even a little bit this instrument is not too hard to pick up 🙂 if you ever go to the Ren fest at Larkspur, you could probably try one out ! Glad you liked the video!


      • Sammy D.

        I haven’t been to the Ren fest, thinking only of turkey-leg munching crowds, heat and did I mention crowds and heat? But when I heard and watched you play, I did think I might be missing something so unique it’s worth a little “buck up” tolerance on my part.

        Will certainly look up their website and re-think a visit.


        • jetgirlcos

          You are mostly right about the Renfest, but we go every 5 years or so…just long enough to forget the heat and people…😜 make sure not to go on kids weekend. It’s crazy crazy!


        • Sammy D.

          Maybe I’ll just enjoy your lovely music from the comfort of home:-). I do hope you continue because it’s like having a little chamber music in my parlor. I was utterly fascinated by watching your hands and hearing the melody. It is truly a fascinating instrument.


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