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mikesamwild Thomas Leixlip The Proud (8) RE: Thomas Leixlip The Proud 15 Dec 12


I am given as 'Guest' actually Mike Wild of Sheffield (must log in !)
The tune is also called The Humours of Glynn and was used by Burns for his song about groves of sweet myrtle which also figure in the song in the opera the Poor Soldier by William Shield composer at Drury Lane . The song is sung by Pat the poor soldier about Norah dear Norah the theme of his song. The first line has 'Tho' Leixlip is proud of it's close shady bowers'It was clearly set in Ireland though written by an Englishman and in colonial times the toffs and ordinary folk would have heard in in Dublin etc. Patsy Tuohy and Willie Clancy played it as a Jig (The Sligo Rambler) or elaborate air.The tune is also known as Nora Criona or Wise Nora


The misattribution s by Grattan Flood and O'Neill are mentioned on The Traditional Tune Archive


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