Slainte Righ Pilib (1)

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SLAINTE RIGH PILIB [1] (Health to King Phillip). Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Thompson): AABBCC (O'Neill, Thumoth). "Slainte Righ Pilib" is a Jacobite song. O’Neill (1922) says the title refers to King Phillip IV of Spain, who died in 1665. George Sigerson, in his Bards of the Gael and Gall (1897, pp. 274-275) gives the following translation or the original Irish:

Now, friends, grasp glasses and fill up,
Let your bumpers brimful be;
We'll drink to the health of King Philip
And the Child who strays o'er-sea.

Too long, he wanders in sorrow,
Forgetting our land and lance;
To raise grief from us, to-morrow,
I travel to Spain and France.

I pray the bright King of Heaven
To cause the oppressors to quail,
Exiled from the Woman Bereaven--
Our Lady,--our Innis Fail!

Let Stuart sail the seas over,
Bring homeward the gallant Lord Clare,--
Then joyful she'll greet her True Lover,
And foreigners forth shall fare!


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - copied from Burk Thumoth’s Scotch and Irish Airs (1743) [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922. Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 63, p. 39. Burk Thumoth (Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs with Variations), 1743; No. V, p. 34

Recorded sources: - Tina Chancey - "The Versatile Viol: Scottish & Irish Music" (2010).



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