O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 35

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 35
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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i / I RS ai d SONGSDear Old IrelandOapt.F. ONejjjLong before that rousing ballad God Save Ireland Was written by T.D.Sullivan one equally clever Dear OjIreland had come from his pen, and enjoyed widespread popularity for a generation. The famous brothers Timothy D.,Richard, and Alexander M. Sullivan were natives of Bantry, Co. Cork, and attended the local National School,(inwhjcthe editor graduated and taught in later years) before their migration to Dublin. The defiant spirit of the seven versesof Dear Old Ireland may be judged by the first and second which follow:esneousPaddy Will Yott Now?a aa1 la a . a43Capt. F. ONeillThe above setting differs not materially from that in Clinton8 200 Irish Melodies f;r the Finte, JJv blin.1840.Under the same name a much simpler version appears in Havertys 800 Irish Airs,New York, 1858, having butthe exceptional number of 18 bars altogether. To the editor this strain was known in boyhood days as Towrow row both names being taken from the first line of the song Tow row row, Paddy will you now whichsong by the way cannot be found in any Irish Collection at present available. 7 a na La or .lt i day: one ofthree tunes of that name in the Stanford -Petrie Collection, is obviously the same strain. The arrangement how-ever is quite different; the melody and chorus together consisting of but i 7 bars.To add to the diversity, we find that the arrangement of Paddy Will You No to which is set Gavan Duffyspoem Watch and Wait in Ballads and Songs b i the Writers of The Nation DlLblin 1845 is limited to 44 bars.42I!I /11 .1. Deep in Canadian woods weve met,From one bright island flown;Great is the land we tread but yetOur hearts are with our own.And ere we leave this shanty small,While fades the Autumn day,Well toast Old Ireland!Dear Old Ireland!Ireland, boys, hurrah!Spiritoso2. W ve heard her faults a hundred times,The new ones and the old,In songu and sermons, ranns and rhymes,Enlarged some fifty fold.But take them all, the great and small,And this weve gz t to say:Heres dear Old Ireland!Good Old Ireland!Ireland, boys, hurrah!066I1Sa a a# a a41- .tI-ar65- aThe Heart of My J itty for MeII. Hudson Mss. 1840- .4jaI ,aa * a aThe name favors the classification of this fine old Irish strain as an air, altho its spirit may incline us to be-lieve that if arranged as a double Jig tune it would lose none of its charm. To the recollection and singingof Mrs. John Barton; Co.Louth, we are indebted for this melodic gem.
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