We’ll take again a cruiskeen
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WE’LL TAKE AGAIN A CRUISKEEN, A CRUISKEEN LAUN (Faghaim arís a’ cruiscín as biodh sé lán). Irish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Joyce notes that he took down the Irish song from his source, “every verse of which ended with the name of the air as chorus.”
Cho: And we’ll take a-gain a crusi-keen, a Cruiskeen laun!
Source for notated version: “noted in 1851 from the singing of John Dinan, of Glenanair, in the county Limerick” [Joyce].
Printed sources: Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1890; No. 36, p. 38.