View Full Version : There's an Old Mill by the Stream ...... sing along

04-30-2011, 09:00 PM
No reference except the song, hope you like it

Muir Dragonne
04-30-2011, 09:15 PM
That's beautifully done! I love the relaxing ambience this has.

04-30-2011, 11:19 PM
I don't think I know the song, but I like this painting very much :)
the water reflections and the lilac shadow are superb, well done!

04-30-2011, 11:52 PM
Thank you Muir

MSIE the song is very old 1909, I'm in my 70s but as a child I can remember hearing it being sung by the old timers.
It's an old pub song:

" There's an old mill by the stream,
Nellie Dean!
Where we used to sit and dream,
Nellie Dean!
And the waters as they flow
Seem to murmur soft and low.
You're my heart's desire.
I love you,
Nellie Dean! Sweet Nellie Dean! "

05-01-2011, 12:11 AM
Alas the song was before my time and I sadly don't know it but the painting is very beautiful indeed:):)

05-01-2011, 12:47 AM
Very pretty, lovely painting.

05-01-2011, 04:14 AM
a beautiful painting, the Mill and the water are excellent. It has a nice depth to the landscape with the distant hills all well done... a sweet song too:):):)

05-01-2011, 07:55 AM
A lovely, lovely painting!

05-01-2011, 08:03 AM
Very nicely done! I recall a song with that title but it may not be the same one. My mother used to play it on the piano from an old songbook: "Down by the old mill stream, where I first met you" and etc.

05-01-2011, 09:09 AM
So beautiful!

L Skylar Brown
05-01-2011, 10:34 AM
This is really lovely. Very nice water effects.

05-01-2011, 11:15 AM
thanks for sharing the lyrics, shechat :)

I found infos and an old recording of this song on wikipedia --> Nellie Dean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Dean) .. and even a sheet music cover - but I like your painting more ;)

05-01-2011, 11:18 AM
She, such a beautiful tranquil scene , one can almost hear that little waterfall singing as it splashes it's way downstream :)

05-01-2011, 11:31 PM
What a nicely bucolic scene!

05-02-2011, 01:08 AM
that's really a beauty Sheila. I like the shimmering water and the subtle reflection and the whole scene is beautiful.

05-02-2011, 02:28 AM
Beautiful painting Sheila and I remember the words from my childhood. Thanks for taking us out into the countryside through your painting:)

05-03-2011, 12:08 AM
Thank you my friends for all your supportive comments, they are truly appreciated

05-03-2011, 12:15 AM
:o looks like you dreaming ! ! ! :eek:

05-03-2011, 02:39 AM
Very nicely done... :):)

05-03-2011, 05:13 AM
This is so lovely and peaceful. I love the colors here. Beautiful. I would love to be picnicking here.

01-22-2014, 07:11 AM
By the old mill stream I'm dreaming, Nellie Dean;
Dreaming of your bright eyes gleaming, Nellie Dean.
As they used to fondly glow
When we sat there long ago
List'ning to the waters flow, Nellie Dean.
I can hear the robins singing, Nellie Dean;
Sweetest recollections bringing, Nellie Dean.
And they seem to sing of you
With your tender eyes of blue,
For I know they miss you too, Nellie Dean.

There's an old mill by the stream Nellie Dean,
Where we used to sit and dream Nellie Dean.
And the waters as they flow
Seem to murmur sweet and low,
You're my hearts desire; I love you, Nellie Dean.

I recall the day we parted, Nellie Dean;
How you trembled broken hearted, Nellie Dean.
And you pinned a rose of red
On my coat of blue and said
That a soldier boy you'd wed, Nellie Dean.
All the world seems sad and lonely, Nellie Dean;
For I love you and you only, Nellie Dean.
And I wonder if on high
You still love me, if you sigh
For the happy days gone by, Nellie Dean.


01-22-2014, 08:36 AM
Sweet painting. :)