Drynaun Dhun (The)

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DRYNAUN DHUN, THE. AKA - "Draoigheanan donn." Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "'Drynaun Dhun' is the blackthorn or sloebush. The name is here applied metapphorically to a young man--a lover. I have known both song and air all my life. Both have been published elsewhere, though not the same as here, and never in combination till now. I give the air as I learned it in early days from singers, pipers, and fiddlers. Bunting and Moore have a different air with this name. The words also are mainly from memory, but partly from a printed ballad-sheet, and partly from Duffy's version in his Ballad Poetry of Ireland" (Joyce).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Music and Folk Songs), 1909; No. 196, p. 205.

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