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Thread #10291 Message #70656
Posted By: Philippa
13-Apr-99 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sean O'Duibhir a Ghleanna
Subject: RE: SEAN O'DUIBHIR A GHLEANNA
I tried to see what was in the earlier thread, but my forum searches timed out. I have a couple of printed versions of the song, two Irish language lyrics which are very different from the Sheehan version, and George Sigerson's English poem based on the Irish. One source is Donal Ó Suilleabháin / O'Sullivan's "Songs of the Irish" which gives Irish language verses, Sigerson translation and literal translation and notes on the historical background (17th century).
You'll find an abc at Henry Norbeck's tune index I haven't checked if it's the tune I know, but I know it as a slow air and Norbeck gives a set dance. You can also try out the real audio at real audio at http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~scrollbx/music/guest.htm> Saol Amháin and the Alex Finn sound sample