Irish Widow's Lament on the Death of her Only Son
Back to 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.