Annotation:Sweet Beaulieu Grove

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SWEET BEAULIEU GROVE. Irish, Air (4/4 time). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. See note for “annotation:Enniskillen Dragoon (1) (The)” for brief discussion of the structure of this tune and partial list of others in this class.

There is a Beaulieu Grove in Monmouthshire, Wales, but the title refers one of two places in Ireland, principally a parish in the barony of Ferrard, County Louth. The first verse of the song begins:

One evening fair, to take the air,
I carelessly did stray;
Down by the Boyne, I did incline,
To bend my roving way;
Where I espied, viewing the tide,
All alone as she did rove,
A lovely fair, beyond compare,
Down by sweet Beaulieu Grove.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Henry Philerin Hudson (Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), c. 1840-50; No. 278. Francis O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 34, p. 25.

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