Little Black Rose (2)

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X:1 T: Little Black Rose [2] T:Róis bheag dubh M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Adagio molta" S:Edward O'Reilly (Dublin) B:The Dublin Magazine, April, 1842 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Cdor c>B|G2G2 {A}G>^F|G2G2 (5G/A/B/c/d/|e2d2 {d}c>=B|c4 c>d| e2g2 f>d|c>B G2 G/A/B/c/|Td2 c2 c>d|!fermta!c4|| cd|e2d2 g>f f2d2 c>B|G2 F2 GA|!fermata!B4 GB| c2e2 dc|B3c B>G|F2G2 GA|!fermata!G4:|]



LITTLE BLACK ROSE [2], THE (An Róisín Dub). AKA and see "Margaret Roche (1)." Irish, Air (3/4 time, "tenderly"). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Paul de Grae finds that O'Neill's version is identical to that published by Henry Hudson in The Dublin Monthly Magazine (April, 1842), which Hudson obtained from his friend Edward O'Reilly. See also Bunting's two settings of "Black Rose Bud," which have some similarities.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Edward O'Reilly (Dublin) [Dublin Magazine].

Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 183, p. 83. Henry Hudson (The Dublin Magazine), April, 1842. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 71, p. 13.






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