My sorrow and trouble

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X:1 T:My sorrow and trouble T:Mo chreach a's mo dhíachairt L:1/8 M:3/4 S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion Q:"Slow and with feeling" K:Gdor (3DEF|G2B2 A>G|G2 F2 (3DEF|G2 B2 A>G|G2F2 (5D/E/F/G/A/| B2B2 d>B|c2c2 d>c|B2 AGF>A|{G}G4|| de|f2 edcd|g2d2 f>d|d2 cA{G}A>G|G2F2 (5D/E/F/G/A/| B2B2 d>B|c2c2 dc|B2 AGF>A|{G} G4||



MY SORROW AND TROUBLE (Mo chreach a's mo dhíachairt). Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Dorian (Joyce): F Minor (Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Joyce's source sang a song in Irish to the tune. The first verse goes:

Mo chreach a's mo dhíachairt gan ceó draoichte air na bóithribh,
A's go siubhalfhainn san oídhche le'm chroidhe geal na glóire.
Mo phócaidhe bheith a líonadh le geal phisidhe croineach,
Ná sásacht súd dom inntinn agus lúidhe sios le cóbach.

Alas and alas, that there is not a fairy-fog on the roads,
And that I might walk in the night with thy fair sweetheart of glory.
If my pockets ere to be filled with white crown pieces-
That would not content my mind, and to be married to a clown.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From the singing of Joe Martin of Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, 1852" [Joyce, Petrie]. See also Mr. Martin's "Knockfierna."

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 1, p. 3. Stanford (Complete Collection of Petrie's Irish Music), 1905; No. 1575, p. 396.






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