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 Theme code Index    
 Also known as    Boyne Water (1) (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
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 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    P.W. Joyce
 Book/Manuscript title    Old Irish Folk Music and Songs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 378, pp. 185-186
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1909
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BISHOP BUTLER OF KILCASH. AKA and see "The Boyne Water [1]." Irish, Air. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "More than a century ago, Bishop Butler of Kilcash, the Roman Catholic bishop of Cork, conformed to the Protestant religion (to which he had originally belonged). This naturally caused a great sensation in the South, and indeed all over Ireland; and many popular songs were composed to commemorate the event, most of them 'Lamentations'. The song I give here from memory is the best of them, and I learned it along with the air from hearing it sung in my home when I was a boyl So far as I am aware the words have never been printed before this in either book or broadsheet. In fact I never heard or say the song outside my father's house" (Joyce).

Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 378, pp. 185-186.

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