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Thread #2313   Message #535987
Posted By: Fiolar
27-Aug-01 - 06:35 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Rising of the Moon (Irish)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Story behind Rising of the Moon?
The composer is unknown. However it must have been written at least in the 19th century as there is a one act play by Lady Gregory dated 1907 entitled "The Rising of the Moon" in which the song is sung. It would have taken several years for the ballad to circulate and become popular.