Caoineadh Eoghain Rua

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X: 1 T:Caoineadh Eoghain Ruadh T:Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill R:slow air D:Dolores Keane D:Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey: Lead the Knave Z:id:hn-slowair-25 M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=80 K:Em E3 FGA | B2 c3 A | B3 AGA | B4 G2 | E6 | E3 FGA | B2 c3 A | B4 G2 | E6 | e4 d2 | B4 A2 | G6 | e4 d2 | B4 A2 | F6 | E4 D2 | E E3 E2 | E6 :| |: E3F/G/ (3A/B/^c/(3d/e/f/ | g g3 f>e | f f2 f g>f | e3 d B>A | B B3 B>^c | d3 ^cde | f2 F4 | E4 D2 | E E3 E2 | E6 :| P:version 2 |: E3 FGA | B2 c3 A | B3 AGA | B4 G2 | E6 | E3 FGA | B2 c3 A | B4 G2 | E6 | e4 d2 | B4 A2 | G6 | e4 d2 | B4 A2 | A4 F2 | G4 F2 | E E3 E2 | E6 :| |: E3F/G/ (3A/B/^c/(3d/e/f/ | g g3 f>e | f f3 e>d | e3 d B>A | B B3 ^c2 | d4 e2 | f2 F4 | G4 F2 | E E3 E2 | E6 :|



CAOINEADH EOGHAIN RUA (Lament for Owen Roe). Irish, Slow Air. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "There is some dispute over who this air is named for. Some argue for Owen Roe O'Neill, nephew of "the Great O'Neill" and commander of the Irish army which drove out the English in the mid-17th century. Others claim the lament is for Owen Roe O'Sullivan (Eoghain of the sweet month) the great 18th century poet from the province of Munster."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Philip O'Leary, a fiddler from County Cork.

Printed sources : - Songs and Tune of the Boys of the Lough, 1977; p. 3.

Recorded sources: - Green Linnet SIF 091, Paddy O'Brien - "Stranger at the Gate." MDG CD1, Nollaig Casey - "Lead the Knave" (1989). Shanachie 79002, "Boys of the Lough" (1973). Trailer LER 2086, "Boys of the Lough."



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