O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 40

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 40
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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52MARCHES and MISCELLANEOUSMARCHES a.nd MISCELLANEOUS53Classed as a street ballad in Hallid y Sparlir gs Irish Ztfinstrels i London 1887 the editor adds in a note page 366.Johnny I Hardly knew ye! This favorite old song is here for the first time given complete. It dates from the begin-ning of the present century,(t th) when Irish regiments wereso extensively raised for the East India Service!This spirited air almost forgotten in Ireland blossomed into new popularity during the American civil war, andafter its arrangement by a master handPatrick SarsfjekjGilmore it became a great favorite with military andvolunteer bands. Parodies on the original song such as When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again Johnnyl ill Up the Bowl etc. were sung to it by the Union soldiers. After the manner of the Loobeens and occupationalsongs of olden days in Ireland, additional verses were improvised,some possibly crude, yet always mirth - provok-ing, and well calculated to keep up their spirits onthe march, or relieve the monotony of camp life.Th circumstance of its arrangement as above, stated no doubt led Adair Fitzi Gerald to refer to it in his Stories ofFarnoxs Songs in qualified words ,When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again said to have been composed b ythe celebrated Patrick S. Gilmore. The latter a native of Dublin, quite probably had memorized the tune in hisyouth. The original,it may be observed,included a refrain of four lines not found in the parodies.& ii The Bonnie Blue Flagit:- 0 I I . .Not less popular than the preceding in the north, was The Bonnie Blue Flag the Suuthern National Air.f t 1whichwas to the boys in grey whatYankee Doodlewas to the boys in blue. In Adair Fitz Geralds- Famous Songswe are told thewords of The Bonnie Blue Flag were written in 1862 by Mrs Annie Chambers Ketchum to an Ir-ish melody adapted or composed by Henry McCarthy. After a fruitless search in several old time collections forthe now very rare strain it is presented as noted from the editors memory./841Johnny I Hardly Knew YeCapt. F. ONeill__ - ;- . . c ________ rr r r r J J J J-_____ : - : : : ; : 4 , ____NJ7] r r rrI - - - r. : : r -aU85HVDandy PatCapt. F. ONeill__8f ____ : Lr____ __ _____ : FL ! : ! This spirited air enjoyed no little p5pularity seine fifty years ago when a song of that name to be found in_______ Hylands Mammoth Hibernian Songster was sung to it.McDermot R oeCarola - Hiber ian, Muse, 1787____ W!-87 _____ ______ _____ ______ ______ ___ ___ ______ ______.ff: J J . -r- rr JThrr rt [ r p f. r - . rnr__ LLT E T J J fl ____ -j: J : . r i J ________ Lcfrr tr - r ji ir - J Erj r_____ _________ i r __ - __Among Carolans many distinguished friends and patrons, no one was ni re generous and loyal than Mrs. McDermot Roe, of Alderford House, County Roscommon. At the outset of his professional career in 1698, it was shewho equipped him with a horse and an attendant harper; and it was to her hospitable home lie directed his feeblefootsteps in his declining days. Exceptionally honored in death, Carolans remainsweteintefl dflearth0 fam-ly vault of his benefactress.I 7JjI4pa.. rrCapt. F. ONeilJ____ ___1* I.tI .
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