White's Daughter from the Glen
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WHITE'S DAUGHTER FROM THE GLEN. AKA "Inghin/Iníon an fhaoit ón n-gleann". Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Ó Canainn): AAB (Joyce). Cowdery (1990) identifies this melody as "a kind of outlining correspondent of the first strain of 'The Blackbird,' although the overall form is not the same." He analyzes the tune and its tune family in his work The Melodic Tradition of Ireland.
Source for notated version: James O'Farrell of Cootehill, Co. Cavan (Joyce).
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 807, p. 392. Ó Canainn (Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland), 1995; No. 36, p. 35.
Recorded sources: Dolphin DOL 1008, Na Filí – "A Kindly Welcome" (1974). Kathleen Loughnane - "Affairs of the Harp" (1998).
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See words in Irish and English to the song at SongsInIrish.com