O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 34

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 34
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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4041R5 (md SoNDo It for My SakeThe fault is none of Reillys, the blame is all on me;I forced him for to leave his place, and come along with me.As the hero and heroine re of different re1i ous creeds, a certain party spirit excited by the dramatic balladdoubtless increased its popularity. The melody of Willy eilly omitted from the Bunting and Petri Collectionswas included by Dr. Joyce in his last work, Old Irj8h Folk Music and SOfl but in a setting mate a11y differentfrom the above as sung in West Cork in our grancjpare days.r I.41Capt. F. ONeillr!: iPrr rr/y H r r$r L : :r1 iiA careful scrutiny of the pages of all available collections of Irish songs or ballads, failed to find any copy ofthe one-time popular song named as above. The enamored maiden refers to her hero as My beautiful bold Trai.nor O and in voicing her emotions says,I wrote a petition and sent it to my true love, thinking he might pityon metake! This air which is clearly remembered, I find is suggestive of The Green Linnet printed in Dr. JoycesOld Irish. Folk Music and Songs, and in the opinion of the editor, compares very favorably with it.BiddyI I,7%: r.r1r)r r J.Jrrr rr ]Prr i r ( IFrom the subconscious memory there revives occasionally a vagrant strain unassociated with any trace ofits antecedents. The air of Biddy Magee of which song but a few words are remembered, while not an-cient, is in the Irish vein, and well worth preserving.I :H. Hudson Mss.1840 41NoderatoAl liS and SONGSThe Bold Trainor 062/1____ I I IWilly ReillyII LI IWedded to a fine old folk tune, no song enjoyed eater circulation its day all over Ireland,thanuwilly Reil-ly and His Dear C il1n Ba The adventure commemorated in a ballad of fifteen verses took place not far in-land from Don al Bay, late in the 18th century. The wealthy Squire FoIljard daughter having become enamoredof Willy Reilly a handsome sta rart peasant, induced him to elope with her in defiance of the penal laws whi henda gered his life. The Ifl yitable pu uit s Successful, and Reilly was thro into Sligo Jail, bound handand foot, and chained to the floor. His fate freedom or death depended on the ladys oath. Great was the popu-lar rejoicing when the loyal Cuilin Bawn braving her fathers anger proclaimed in court:Spi rtiosoBe Mc,,rcato63MageeCapt. F. ONeillIIIk
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