Each Night When I Slumber

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EACH NIGHT WHEN I SLUMBER. Irish, Air (4/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Joyce): AB (Stanford/Petrie). "The words of this song show that it was composed in the time of the American War of Independence, that is, at the end of the eighteenth century. I never saw either words or air printed in any shape or form: they have been simply preserved in my own memory as I learned them unconsciously from hearing them sung at home when I was a boy" (Joyce).

Source for notated version: "From Mr. Joyce" [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 390, pp. 197-198. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 832, p. 208.

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