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X:1 T:Irish Dump [1], An M:C L:1/8 R:Air N:a version of "Lament of the Women in the Battle (The)" (Gol na mBan san Ar). B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse (London, 1787, No. 2, p. 1) N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions of Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F2F2 A3G|F2F2 A3G|!fermata!F2 (FE/D/) TED D2| F2F2A3G|F2F2A3G|!fermata!F2 (FE/D/) TE2 {DE}D2||

IRISH DUMP [1], AN. Irish, Air (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A 'dump' is an archaic term for a melancholy strain in music, and is also thought to have been a kind of dance.” Antiquarian William Chappell, writing in the mid-19th century remarked: "A dump was a slow dance. "Queen Mary's Dump" is one of the tunes in William Ballet's Lute Book, and "My Lady Carey's Dompe" is printed in Stafford Smith's Musica Antiqua (ii. 470), from a manuscript in the British Museum, temp. Henry VIII.”

"Irish Dump [1]" is a version of "Lament of the Women in the Battle (The)" (Gol na mBan san Ár).

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Printed sources : - Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 2, p. 1.

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