2 pages | PDF | 654.1 KBSpancil Hill is an Irish folksong composed by Traditional Irish Folk Song. It is written in F major and D minor and has 23 measures. The song is a traditional Irish ballad with a melancholic feel. It is often said to tell the story of a man leaving Ireland for America in search of a better life. The song’s lyrics refer to a funeral procession, the green fields of home, and a man's longing for his homeland, invoking a sense of nostalgia and sadness. The song is interpreted in many styles of music, but is most commonly heard in folk and Celtic music arrangements.