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[Here are the words to Byron's poem, typed in by your editor Earendil]

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Rushes that Grew At the Brim" (Moore's "This life is all chequered").

following slow Irish air, which may be compared with "The Bunch of Green

Byron's "Loch na Garr" was often sung by the Limerick people to the

1999-04-01 00:12:50 UT

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X:1
T:Loch Na Garr
B:Joyce, P. W.; "Old Irish Folk Music and Songs"
Z:Harry Burns <hburns@clara.NET>
H:Byron's "Loch na Garr" was often sung by the Limerick people to the
H:following slow Irish air, which may be compared with "The Bunch of Green
H:Rushes that Grew At the Brim" (Moore's "This life is all chequered").
R:song air
N:  [Here are the words to Byron's poem, typed in by your editor Earendil]
W:    Ah! There my young footsteps in infancy wander'd;
W:    My cap was the bonnet, my cloak was the plaid;
W:    On chieftans long perish'd, my memeory ponder'd
W:    As daily I strode through the pine cover'd glade,
W:    I sought not my home till the day's dying glory
W:    Gave place to the rays of the bright polar star;
W:    For fancy was cheered by tradional story,
W:    Disclosed by the natives of dark Loch na Garr
W:
W:    Years have rolled on, Loch na Garr, since I left you,
W:    Years must elapse ere I tread you again;
W:    Nature of verdure and flow'rs has bereft you
W:    Yet still you are dearer than Albions plain.
W:    England, thy beauties are tame and domestic
W:    To one who roved o'er the mountains afar;
W:    Oh for the crags that are wild and majestic!
W:    The steep frowning glories of dark Loch na Garr.
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:F
A>d \
| d2 c2 d2 | B2 AGFD | c2 d2 A2 | B2 A2 G2 \
| F2 G2 A2 | B2 A2 G2 | A2 F2 D2 | d4 :|
d>e \
| f2 e2 f2 | g4 f>g | a2 f2 d2 | dc A3 A \
| f2 e2 f2 | g2 f2 g2 | a2 f2 d2 | d4 fg |
| a2 f2 a2 | g4 fe | d2 c2 d2 | de Hf2 AG \
| F2 G2 A2 | {A}d3 c A2 | {F}GF D2 D2 | D4 |]
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H: http: //faeryland.tamu-commerce.edu/joyce/96.abc
H: 1999-04-01 00:12:50 UT

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