Annotation:Palm Trees Wave on High

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PALM TREES WAVE ON HIGH. AKA - "Hills of Kerry (The)," "Palm Trees of Kerry (The)," "Sweet Tralee." Irish, Air or Waltz (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The melody is the air to the song "(Green) Hills of Kerry" AKA "Sweet Tralee," which begins:

The noble and the brave have departed from our shore,
They've gone off to a foreign land where the wild cannons roar;
No more they'll see the shamrock, the plant so dear to me,
Or hear the small birds singing around sweet Tralee.

The Palm trees wave on high along the fertile shore,
Adieu the Hills of Kerry I never will see no more;
Oh why did I leave my home, oh why did I cross the sea,
And leave the small birds singing around you sweet Tralee.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Peter Cooper (Mel Bey Complete Irish Fiddle Player), 1995; No. 67.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF3040, De Dannan - "Ballroom" (1987).

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