O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 106

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 106
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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HORNpjpThe Ewe with the Crooked HorflThe origin of this unique name, the memory of w ich is but little more than legendary in our day, hasbeen definitely traced back to the 18th century. A nameless reel kno to a few aged members of theIrish MUSiC Club of Chicago, was called Cronjn Fayorite printed with his two variations in 0 Tejjl 8 Ugjcf Zrtht d, (1903), and reprinted four years later fl The a%ce M ic of Ireland, as The Flowers of Limerjckits alleged proper name. In the SEa 0 Fet Complete olleotjo of frj h 8zc ,L0 don 1902 5; we findthat No. 918 The Ewe with the Crooked Horn a Cork reel. From P. Carew M.S. is a variant of Ed-ward Cronins tune. In a footnote we read, Petrie adds hornpipe in pencil Following is a distinct tune of almost identical name found in 1Vood Songs of Scotla%d,Ed bu h 184 witha long rhyming tribute in the Scoftjsb v rnacu1ar, to the admirable qualites of The Ewie wi the CrookjtHorn from the pen of the Rev. Mr. John Skinner The editor, Farquhar Graham informs us in a footnote thatthe verses are adapted to a fine lively Hi land reel of Considerable antiquity which received its name froma Ewie of a very different breed; namely, the whisky stj with its crooked, or rathe spiral apparatusThe figuratjv signific 0 of the name originated by the Rev. Song writer about the year 1780, caught thepopular fancy, and soon found ifs way into Ireland. The melodies or tunes associated with it se e to per.petuate its memory, while Canons Reel the ori naI name of the Scotch tune is no longerheaThe Ewie Wjthe Crookit Horn
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