Píobaire, An, Volume 2, Issue 18, Page 4

Píobaire, An, Volume 2, Issue 18, Page 4
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FROM THE ARCHIVEAmhrIn na Leabhar wascomposed by Tomis Rua 0&iilleabhin (1785-I8 #8) who,besides being a poet, wasalso a schoolteacher, fiddlerand dancing master. Comp-elled to yield up his schoolnear Cahirdaniel to a new-comer, he sent his bag ofbooks and other belongingson to the harbour at Derry-nane to have them transpor-ted across to Gi !In. Theboat struck a rock on theway over, turned turtle andeverything aboard her waslost in the waves. On thesame night Tomiss clotheswere accidently burnt whilehe was asleep and he had tostay put where he was untilthe tailor had made a newsuit for him. When he fin-ally reached his destinationhe heard the bad news andwas suddenly struck downill. On recovering he wrotethis lament for his books;in it he mentions also theother loss he had sufferedthat left him gan snth nspir .Samus got this songfrom Co Im O Lochlainnwho wrongly attributed it toConch, ir Mistir Riordin.For some reason or otherhe plays it ending on Gwith one flat instead ofas one might expect, endingit on A with one sharp. Heuses the keys in playing Bflat and F natural.Fenton in his edtion ofToms Ruas songs gives AnSpealadir .i. Mo lean lelua (The Cuckoos Nest) asthe air to which this songwas sung. He prints elevenverses, of which the first ishere given as an aid tophrasing the melody.Go cuan Bhil Inse casadhme,Cois GilIn aoibhinn Dairbhre,Mar a seltar flIt nafarraigeThar sile i gcin.I bPortmagee do stadas sealFe thuairini intinn maitheasaDfhonn bheith sealadeadarthaMar mhistir linn;Is gearr gur chuala aneachtraAg cch, mo lean!Gur i mBrd Eoghain Fhinndo cailleadh, theas,An t-rthach tr an.Do phreab mo chr6idhe lehathtuirseDtaoibh binge an tios-aigh chaima,Go mbfearrde an tir Iseasamh sealDo riibh an tsin.Amhrmn na LeabharjErrcruUiJThfl-c HPIiUyUAiL UA&IUrI4
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Píobaire, An, Volume 2, Issue 18

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