O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 78

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 78
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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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J EEjGreen Grow-s the RashesGreen Grows the Rushes 0rREELS(Jack Lattin) Continued127-i-I I 1 4 -fl I I -The renowned Walter Jackson popularly known as Piper Jackson who flourished about the middle ofthe 18 tJi century, was reputed to bethe composer of Jack Lattin Jack OLattan or Jacky Latin; as thetune has been variously called. Under the first name it was printed in Waylets Collection of Country Dance. ,1749. As Jack Laten I find an elaborate setting of it in Mc Gibbon9 Collection of Scots Tunes publishedin London 1755 consisting of four original parts apparently, and fifteen variations. While preserving thesame strain, but more suita le to our purpose, OFarrells setting of much later date is here presented.A tune known to me as Jenny Rock the Cradle was declared to be Jacky Latinby a musical ac-quaintance, and it was under the latter name it was printed in ONeills Pance Music of Ireland in 1907.If both tunes were derived from Jacksons original composition, they furnish a striking illustration ofhow time, taste, nd developmer t diversify a strain of music in a few generations.Jennie Rock the Cradle____ Capt. F. ONeill__ r - II .. I -*126234 I I I . Robert Burns song to this oldtime favorite strain, Was in general circulation among the Irish peas-antry early in the last century and the name is still well remembered. The melody much older than thepoets day. was known as We e a dry wi drinking ot! In reel time it Was first printed in l 7 61,by NeilStewart of Edinburgh in A Collection of the and Rest Reels, or Country Dances, Adaptedfr,r thco CPrm4fl Flute. The traditional Irish version of the tune as remembered by the editor may provenot uninterestip- to the musical student of a later generation.235237VJack Lattin With VariationsOMzrreii s, Nation j Jrj ,s 4 1797I IF * *I! -wI) VI-J73 I -- _ - I --7 Ii*7 Ii -w
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