If any of those children of hunger shall cry

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X:1 T:If any of those children of hunger shall cry M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C GF|EGcd cGEG|c2 c>c c3d|e2 ee {e}g2 ec|d2 d>d d3f| ecce f2 ef|g2 G>G G2 (3GAB|c2 Bc d2 gf|ecce f2 dB|d2 c>c c2||



IF ANY OF THOSE CHILDREN OF HUNGER SHALL CRY. Irish, Air (4/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "This is a song of the time of the American War of Independence. I learned it when a child from hearing it often sung: and two verses (with the air) have remained in my memory" (Joyce).

If any of those children of hunger shall cry,
I hope you will relieve them, that are now standing by;
I hope you will relieve them from hunger thirst and cold,
While we are in America like jolly soldiers bold-
With a fal-lal-li-da.

Fr. John Quinn finds this tune cognate with "Dog and Gun."


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Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 41, p. 23.






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