O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 42

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 42
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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 TThe above is an itivolved variant of a much simpler jig, tune of identical name printed in Lynchs ilfefodies ofI rthznd 1845; and in bNeilZs Dance !,fnsic of Ireland 1907. The strain is ancient. Following is a quatrain of afolk song sung to it in the editors boyhood days.There was an old woman tossed up in a blanketSeventeen times as high as the moon:What she was doing there I cannot imagineBut in her h and she carried a broom.All of which is reminiscent of the days of witchcraft.Gladly Would I Go1 4 J4 - -1 I I)This fine old march was memorized from the playing of William McLean a famous Highland piper muchadmired in Chicag some fifty years ago. The tune in almost identical setting was included in a book of pipemusic, published at Glasgow about 1825 under two names: The Duke of Athols March and a long Gaelic titleexpressive of romance and chivalry. Its sfirited swing and chatacteristic cadences, no less than its Gaelic titleindicate an irish origin.56(V93rrr rrfIMARCHES and MISCELLANEOUSOSullivans Rice-Walsh Mss.P t1 r__ ___rrrr rrr T 1 frI ___ ____ _______ ______iiaI1- - I I a_ -aM .4BCH. S and MIS CELLANEOirNo SurrenderH.Hudson Mss. 1840-415 V I . jj. -ff , . if,. -__ r _____, . . r - i ff I.r .J 7 r r r P r frr j rThe setting of No Surrender above submitted ,was taken from a manuscript volume of Irish melodies com-piled by H. Hudson 24 Stephens 3reen, Dublin in the years 1840-41. After the name comes the notation From Ord-nance Survey of Londonderry, vol.1, page 197. From the remarks accompanying the famous old march inDrJoyceAncieGztlrishMn .gjc Dnblin,1890,we quote:It is printed in the Ordnance Memoir of Londondery,where howeverit is practically inaccessible to the general public, as that book is very scarce. It has long been appropriated as ttmarching tune of the yearly celebration of the shutting and openingof the gates of Derry. It may be of interestto add that the seige of Derry occurred in 1689.We may be pardoned for remarking that Dr. Joyces arrangment is in the Scale of C aitho both settingswere derived from the same scarce publication.94pI 4Vl;;aI1 i : ! : :1 r r rrrr ____Capt. F. ONeillJ. T 1T :I I I . I
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