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Thread #35384   Message #956923
Posted By: Felipa
21-May-03 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dearthrain O mo Chroi
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dearthairin mo Chroi
Lyrics in English with the same first verse are given in PW Joyce, "Old Irish Folk Music and Songs", 1909. He writes of "Drahaareen-o Mochree: Little Brother of My Heart" that "This song, sung to the same air, was perhaps more familiar in Munster than Jemmy mo veela sthore. I have many copies of it on ballad-sheets, printed by 'Haly, Printer, Cork.'"

I must see about getting the well-known tune added to the Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór thread

Haly published many ballad sheets, circa 1840 as I recall -- see the Origins of Carrickfergus thread