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Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!

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Lesley N. 01 Aug 99 - 12:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: SAVOURNEEN DEELISH, EILEEN OGE!
From: Lesley N.
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 12:08 PM

I could not find this in either the database or in a forum search...

These words were written by English composer, George Colman, the Younger (1762-1836), manager of the Little Theatre, Drury Lane. In 1791, Colmman collaborated with Samuel Arnold on the opera The Surrender of Calais in which these words first appeared. The tune is sometimes also credited to him, however the tune had been used earlier by William Shield (1748-1829) who transcribed it from John O'Keefe. The tune was used in their comic opera The Poor Soldier (1783).

SAVOURNEEN DEELISH, EILEEN OGE! translates to Young Eileen, the faithful sweetheart'

Oh! the moment was sad when my love and I parted
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!
As I kissed off her tears, I was nigh broken-hearted!
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!
Wan was her cheek which lay on my shoulder
Damp was her hand, no marble was colder,
I felt again I should never behold her,
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!

When the word of command put our men into motion.
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!
I buckled on my knapsack to cross the wide ocean,
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!
Brisk were our troops, all roaring like thunder,
Pleased with the voyage, impatient with plunder,
My bosom with grief was almost torn asunder,
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!

Long I fought for my country, far, far from my true love.
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!
All my pay and my booty I hoarded for you love.
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!
Peace was proclaimed, escape from the slaughter,
Landed at home, my sweet girl I sought her;
But sorrow, alas! To the cold grave had brought her,
Savourneen deelish, Eileen Oge!


MIDI file: deelish.mid

Timebase: 120

Name: Savourneed Deelish
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 093 (645161 microsec/crotchet)
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Savourneen Deelish
M:4/4
Q:1/4=93
K:C
F3/2F/2^A2^A3/2c/2^A3/2A/2|A^AG3/2F/2G^GGF|
DGF3/2^D/2DC^A,3/2C/2|DFG2A2^A2|F3/2F/2^A2^Ac^A3/2A/2|
A^AGFG^GGF|DGF3/2^D/2DC^A,3/2C/2|DFG2A3/2G/4A/4^A2|
-^A2^A2^A3/2c/2d2|-ddd^ddcd^A|G2^A3/2c/4d/4c^A^AA|
A^AG3/2F/2G^A/2G/2F3/2^D/2|Dff^ddc^A2|^A3/2A/2G3/2F/2G^GGF|
DGF^DDC^A,3/2C/2|D/2F3/2G2A3/2G/4A/4^A2|-^A8|

(I cleaned up the abc as much as I could but there are still a few "yucky" bits where slurs and grace notes were... sorry...)


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS ADD: Savourneen Deelish
From: Alice
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 12:20 PM

Thanks for this, Lesley. I had found this in Vol 3 of Irish Country Songs, but did not have the middle verse. One correction, you have Savourneed on the title line of the midi name. alice


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Subject: RE: LYR & MUS ADD: Savourneen Deelish
From: Lesley N.
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 01:00 PM

oops -

lesley the notorious tpyist...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 09:13 PM

The lyrics were printed in a song sheet issued by H. De Masran, New York, 19th c. undated. It has an added verse:

She is gone now, alas! and thus left me forlorn,
Savourneen deelish Eileen oge!
I'll take to the desart, forever I'll mourn,
Savourneen deelish Eileen oge!
Not the warbling throng, with the notes so charming,
Never shall soothe my grief or mourning,
But in silent solitude, sighing for my darling.

Savourneen deelish Eileen oge!

Ah!, rather than OH! in the first line. In the third verse, 'booty' is substituted for 'bounty.' The song sheet has the usual caricatures of an Irish man and woman.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: DannyC
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 09:44 PM

I recently came a across a reference to this song in the memoirs of a fella by the name of William Grattan who served as an Anglo-Irish officer in Spain over troops from the West of Ireland (The Connaught Rangers). The year was 1812.

I was moved by the following account of the mood of the Irish as they were preparing to rush into a brutal breech in the walls of a city called Badajoz near the borders of Portugal. Here's Grattan's words:

"The band of my corps, the 88th, all Irish, played several airs which exclusively belong to their country, and it is impossible to describe the effect it had upon us all; such an air as "Savourneen Deelish" is sufficient, at any time, to inspire a feeling of melancholy, but on an occasion like the present it acted powerfully on the feelings of the men: they thought of their distant homes, of their friends, and of bygone days. It was Easter Sunday, and the contrast which their
present position presented to what to what it would have been in their native land afforded ample food for the occupation of their minds..."

I went and found the air in O'Neill's (Number 309; page 54), and asked my wife played it for me on the Paolo, but, it being a big week last week, we didn't dig into it.   Thank you for posting these lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 10:30 PM

Leslie -

What a peculiar posting. If ... for this alone ... I am thankful ....MC is not "blues" alone....

There are some nuiances within the tune....that I have heard on an Appalacian dulcimer.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 12:01 AM

Barry Taylor has a very good midi at Contemplator.
Deelish
William Shield, 1754-1829, composer of the music, joined the orchestra of the King's Band and became composer for Covent Garden Theatre.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 03:30 AM

See Shield's original music & lyrics ("Farewell Ye Groves," 1783) HERE (Dave Cooper, Lamh Dearg - Celtic Minstrels and Orange Songsters).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: The Walrus
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 05:45 AM

This piece appears (with the printed score) in 'Songs and Music of the Redcoats' (Lewis Winstock)

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 06:32 PM

The Irish Melodies By Thomas Moore and Charles Villiers Stanford has a musical score for SAVOURNEEN DEELISH arranged for voice and piano. (Here, it is being used as the tune for another song, 'TIS GONE, AND FOR EVER.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Savourneen Deelish, Eileen Oge!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 03:44 PM

There is another copy of the sheet music of SAVOURNEEN DEELISH in Sweet Olde Irish Songs By Robert J. Cole and Harry C. Phibbs, this time with its own lyrics.


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