Young Man's Dream (The)

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X:1 T:Aislean an Oigfear T:Young Man's Dream, The M:3/4 L:1/8 B:Edward Bunting - General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1796, No. 17, p. 10) Q:"Very slow" Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G {F}GA|B2 (de)(dB)|A2 G>EGA|B3G B/A/G|[B,4G4]:|| (d/e/f)|g2 (gf) (f/e/d/f/)|(e2 d>)B (d/e/f)| g2 g<fe>d|e3 e/f/ gf|{f}e2 dB (e/d/)(B/A/)| (G2 A/)G/E/D/ GA|B2 AG B/A/G|[B,6G6]||

YOUNG MAN'S DREAM, THE (“Aisling an t-Og-Fir” or “Aislean an Oigfear”). AKA and see "When that mild eye is beaming," "As a beam o'er the face of the waters." Irish, "Very Slow" Air (3/4 time). G Major (Bunting, Haverty): D Major (Clinton): B Flat Major (Forde). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in the Bunting Collection (1796), and is thought to be the original for the renowned “Danny Boy” (“Londonderry/Derry Air”).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bunting (A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland), 1796; No. 17, p. 10. William Forde (300 National Melodies of the British Isles), c. 1841; p. 3, No. 7. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 168, p. 76. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 69, p. 35. Alfred Moffat (The Minstrelsy of Ireland), 1898; p. 351. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 382, p. 67.

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