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X:1 T:Brown Thorn [1], The M:3/4 L:1/16 R:Air Q:"Largo" B:Bunting - A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1796, No. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb |:(AG3A2|B4)-G2.B2.c2.d2|Te4 {de}.B2.B2 (cB3)A2|(G4 E3)G2T(F2{EF}E2)|(E4E2):|| (AG3A2|B4)-G2.B2.c2.d2|(e4g4) {g}(fed>).B|T[E8=A8c4]{Bc}B3B|{=ABc}B6 AG3A2| (B4 G2).B2.c2.d2|(e4B2).B2 (cB3).A2|(G4 E3)GTF4{EF}E2|E4-E2||

BROWN THORN [1], THE (Draoignean Donn). AKA and see "St. Senanus and the Lady," "Why do Lovely Virgins Mourn?" "Bark is on the Swelling Wave (The)," "Sloe Tree (The)." Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). E Flat Major (Bunting): G Major (O'Neill): F Major (Forde). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This air appears in Edward Bunting's Ancient Irish Music of 1796, a collection of 66 airs, mostly from performers at the Belfast Harp Festival of 1792. "St. Senanus and the Lady" is the title of Thomas Moore's song to the air. The air also appeared in Crotch's Specimens of various styles of music referred to in a Course of Lectures read at Oxford and London, and adapted to keyed instruments by W. Crotch, Mus. Doc., Prof. Mus. Oxon. Crotch, who was Principal of the Royal Academy of Music (London) from 1823-1832 delivered lectures on various types of national music from 1800-1804 and 1820, and had them bound in three volumes, familiarly referred to as "Crotch's Specimens". The Irish tunes are contained in volume 1.

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Printed sources : - Bunting (A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland), 1796; No. 4, p. 2. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 65, p. 33. William Forde (300 National Melodies of the British Isles), c. 1841; p. 2, No. 5. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 57, p. 24. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 31, p. 6.

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