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Thread #7866 Message #1291895
Posted By: GUEST,Kathy Dwyer
07-Oct-04 - 10:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Subject: RE: after aughrim's great disaster
Please forgive a hopelessly ignorant sort here, but I am trying to sort out which set of lyrics go to which score and why one set of lyrics got attached to a seemingly purely instrumental song.
I started at a website: http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/odwyer.html
And couldn't figure out why the metre of the lyrics refused to match up to the MIDI file on the page. Then I found these lyrics and that part fell into place - appears to be a mistake in the webpage.
I am further confused though - I have a copy of Bunting's Ancient Irish Musics' John Heir of the Glen, and there are no lyrics. At what point were lyrics added to this and which set are they?? The more I look into this, yet another set of lyrics or score pops up and makes everything all the more confusing.
I am painfully ignorant of all things musical, I am researching this song from a genealogical and historical point of view. Any help would be very much appreciated.