Bard's Legacy (The)
X:1 T:Bard’s Legacy, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Smollet Holden - Collection of favourite Irish Airs (London, c. 1841; p. 39) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2G GDB,|d2d dBd|G2A BAB|E2F G3:| GBd g2f|fed edB|GBd g2f|fe^d e2f| g2f fdB|e2e dBG|GF2A BAB|E2F2G2||
BARD'S LEGACY, THE. AKA and see "Legacy (1) (The)." Irish, Air and March (6/8 time). C Major (Howe): G Major (Holden, O'Farrell). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was printed by Dublin publisher Smollet Holden in his Collection of Quick and Slow Marches, Troops, &c. (c. 1805), as "The Bard's Legacy," a title that suggests a lyric (now lost) was set to it. Holden, however, categorized it as a march. Thomas Moore set words to the tune and called his song "The Legacy," by which title the tune has appeared in numerous collections.