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X:1 T:Caoine, An T:Irish Cry (1) M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air/Lament S:Edward Bunting (1840, p. 59) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C ga/b/|c'6|c'2 g<(f f)g/a/|b6|b2 a<(g g)a/b/|a6| g e3 eg/a/|g6|e d3 cd|e6|e2 d>c c/d/e|d4 cA|c4:| |:g/a/b|c'2c'2 c'd'|c'4 ba|b2b2 bc'|b4 ag|a2a2 ab| a4 ge|g2g2 ga|g4 ed|e2e2 ef|e4 dc|d2d2 de|d4 cA| c4:||g/a/b|c'2c'2c'2|c'3g/e/ z(3e/g/a/|g2g2g2| g3 e/d/ z(3A/B/c/|e2e2e2|e3 d/c/ z (3c/d/e/|d2d2d2| d3cA2|c4 cd|e2 e/g/a gg/e/|d(3c/d/e/ d>c {B}A>G| G4 cd|e2 e/g/a gg/e/|d(3c/d/e/ dc c2|c4:||

CAOINE, AN (The Lament). AKA and see "Irish Cry (1)," "Goll (The)," "Little Lamentation (The)," "Great Lamentation (The)," "Second Goll and Half Chorus," "Half Chorus of Sighs and Tears." Irish, Air (3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The index to Bunting's 1840 collection gives the source as "O'Neill, harper and from the hired mourners or keeners at Armagh; and from a MS. above 100 years old." A melody with the title "An Irish Cry" can be found in London publishers the Thompson's Hibernian Muse of 1786, followed by its jig. The Irish Cry is one of a category of tunes printed by various sources, that appear to be modeled on a vocal lamenting or keening. See Breandán Ó Madagáin Caointe agus Seancheolta Eile for more.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - harper Arthur O'Neill, via Edward Bunting (1840, p. 59) [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources : - O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 81, pp. 124-125.

Recorded sources: -

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