Freney's Lament

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FRENEY'S LAMENT. Irish. The tune was composed in 1760 inspired by a highwayman, and was well-known in the counties of Waterford, Kilkenny, and Wexford. The lament was premature, however, for Freney was pardoned for his crimes, appointed to a minor post in the Customs at New Ross and died an old man in 1790.

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