Annotation:Groves of Blarney (The)

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X:1 T:Groves of Blarney, The T:Last Rose, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Lento” B:William Forde – 300 National Melodies of the British Isles (c. 1841, p. 4, No. 10) B: N:William Forde (c.1795–1850) was a musician, music collector and scholar from County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F>>G|A2f2 d>>c|c2-A2 F>>G|A2 B>A {A}G>>F|F4 F>>G| A2f2 d>>c|c2-A2 F>>G|A2 B>>A {A}G>>F|F4||(c>A)| f2f2 e {e}d>>c|(c2A2) (c>A)|f2 f>ed^c|d>~e !fermata!f2 F>G| A2f2 d>>c|c2A2 F>>G|A2 B>A {A}G>>F|F4||

GROVES OF BLARNEY, THE (Coillte Blarnaig). AKA and see "Last Rose of Summer (The)," "Sad and Luckless Was the Season." Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). F Major (Forde): G Major (O'Neill, Roche): B Flat Major (Clinton). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Forde, O'Neill): ABCDEF (Roche). O'Neill says this song is a parody of "Castle Hyde." Clinton's (1841) setting is for the flute.

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Printed sources : - Clinton (Gems of Ireland:200 Airs), 1841; No. 27, p. 14. William Forde (300 National Melodies of the British Isles), c. 1841; p. 4, No. 10. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 507, p. 89. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 42, p. 21.

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