Dark-Visaged Lad O'Gloran (The)

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DARK-VISAGED LAD O'GLORAN, THE (Gilla Dubh O'Glamharáin). AKA and see "The Dark, Plaintive Youth." Irish, Air (4/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "In the Carey MS. this was marked 'Carolan'. I have come across a Gaelic Jacobite song to this air, composed during the Cromwellian rule, lamenting the banishment of Charles II., beginning:--Ce fada mise a'gluasacht ni-fhuil suairceas air m'intinn: 'Though long I am wandering, there is no comfort for my mind'" (Joyce).

Source for notated version: copied by P.W. Joyce from the Forde manuscript, which were coped in turn from a manuscript lent to Forde by piper Patrick Carey of County Cork (who is probably the Patrick Carew who supplied Petrie with so many tunes) [Joyce].

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 450, p. 253.

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