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 Theme code Index    4442 1361H
 Also known as    Song of Sorrow (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB, AABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:O'Farrell
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 18
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1805
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Song of Sorrow, The T:Sleep on, my Kathleen dear M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Larghetto” B:William Forde – 300 National Melodies of the British Isles (c. 1841, p. 1, No. 2) B: N:William Forde (c.1795–1850) was a musician, music collector and N:scholar from County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C G|c3d cBAG|G2 Bd e2 g-e|dBAG E>DEG|G6z|| e|f3g fedB|d2 eg g3 e|f3g fege|dBAG E3e| f3g fe g2|G2 Bd e2 ge|dBAG E>DEG|G6z||

X:1 T:Sleep On T:Sleep on, my Kathleen dear M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:”Melodist: A Collection of music in two volumes" (1826-1859, No 51, p. 28) N:The melodist is a musician's ms., probably by a fiddler, that contains both N:tunes and songs from a variety of sources, American and European. The N:inscription on the inside cover reads, "This is from the Bridge family of N:Augusta, Maine (Horatio Bridge, friend of Hawthorne's)". However, entries in N:the ms. were in different hands indicating several contributors. N:The ms. is neat and the notation studied and precise. F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C G2|c3d cBAG|G2 B/A/B/d/ e2 a/g/f/e/|d<BAG EDEG|G4 z4|c2 cd cBAG| G2 B/A/B/d/ e2 ge|d<BAG EDEG|G4 z2e2|=f>efg fedB|d2 eg g3=f|=fege edgd| cB c/B/A/G/ ED ze|=f>efg e2g2|G2 Bd !fermata!e2 a/g/f/e/|d<BAG F/E/c/B/ c/A/G/F/|G4 z2||

X:1 T:Sleep on my Kathleen dear M:C L:1/8 N:from “Poor Soldier” B:Edward Riley – “Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 1” (New York, 1814, No. 225, p. 61) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A A2|d3e dc BA|A2 (c/B/c/e/ f2) {b}a{g}f|(e<c) BA FE FA|Aaga efec| d2 de dc BA|A2 (c/B/c/e/ f2) af|e<c BA FE FA|A2(agacde) || f2|=g>f ga gf ec|e2 (fa) a3=g|gf (af) (fe) (ae)|(dc) (d/c/B/A/) (FE) zf| =g>f ga f2 a2|A2 (ce) f2 {b}a{g}f|e<c BA Fd/c/ d/B/A/G/|A8||

X:1 T:Sleep on, Sleep on, My Cathaleen Dear M:C| L:1/8 R:Air B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, vol. 4 (mid-19th century, p. 158) B: N:Canon James Goodman (1828-1896) was a Church of Ireland clergyman, N:uilleann piper and a collector of Irish music and songs. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B|cBcd cBAG|G2 Bd e2 g>e|d>BAG E<DEF|G6 z:| |:de|=fefg =fedB|d2 eg g2 de|=fege edge|dB c/B/A/G/ E2 Dd/e/| =fefg eg e/d/B/A/|G/E/G/A/ B/A/B/d/ e2 !fermata!g e|dB c/B/A/G/ EG|G6z z:|

X:1 T:Sleep On, My Kathleen Dear M:C L:1/8 Q:Slow B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 18, no. 97 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige N:A 2nd ending has been added at the end of part A to fit with the following N:anacrusis. The 1st note of the 3rd bar of part B has been modified (f natural instead of f#). K:G G2|c3d (cB)(AG)|G2(B/A/B/d/) {a}g{f}e|(d<B) (AG) (ED)(EG)|G4 z2D2| c2(cd) (cB)(AG)|G2(B/A/B/d/) e2(ge)|(d<B) (AG) (ED)(EG)|1 G4 z2:|2 G6 z|| |:e|(=f>e)(fg) (fe)(dB)|d2(eg) g3=f|"*"(=fe)(ge) (ed)(ge)| (dB) (c/B/A/G/) ED z e|(=f>e)(fg) e2g2|G2Bd e2 {a}g {f}e| [1d<B AG (ED)(EG)|G6 z:|[2(d<B) AG ({F}Ec/B/) c/B/A/G/|G6 z|]