Irish Widow's Lament on the Death of her Only Son
IRISH WIDOW'S LAMENT ON THE DEATH OF HER ONLY SON. Irish, Air (3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning. ABC. O'Neill (1922) says of his source: "James Whiteside, the 'Bard of Bray', County Wicklow, was a genius-scholar, poet, musician, composer. Born in County Monaghan in 1844, he retired after 40 years service as a schoolteacher at Bray. His playing of the violin won two first honors at two Feiseanna. An interesting sketch of his life appears on pages 384-7, [O'Neill's] Irish Minstrels and Musicians."
See note for "My Charmer from Clare" for more on Whiteside.
Source for notated version: the James Whiteside manuscript [O'Neill].
Printed sources: O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922.