Listen to The Eagle's Whistle

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Source

Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909)

History

to rest."

"The legend tells that with this tune the eagle whistles his young

"Ancient Irish Music", p. 53). The Cork MS. has this remark:

original form, inasmuch as this was the marching tune of O'Donovans (See my

whereas the setting I now give is in 2/4, which is no doubt the proper

others in the Stanford-Petrie Collection. These three are in 3/4 time:

I gave a setting of this in my "Ancient Irish Music": and there are two

years previously from an old MS. book in Cork.

me by Surgeon-Major-General King of Dublin (about 1885), who copied them 40

I copied the following 11 airs (to "Drimin Donn Dilis") from a MS. book lent

original form, inasmuch as this was the marching tune of O'Donovans (See

me by Surgeon-Major-General King of Dublin (about 1885), who copied them

I copied the following 11 airs (to "Drimin Donn Dilis") from a MS. book

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X:578
T:Eagle's Whistle, The
B:Joyce, "Old Irish Folk Music & Songs"
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/16
M:2/4
K:G
G | B2 B2 dBAG  | B2 B2 dBAG  | B2 A2 A2 BG | B2 A2 A2 BG |
    B2 B2 dBAG  | B2 B2 dBAG  | E2 G2 G3  A | E2 G2 G3   :|
d | edef  e2 dB | dBdg  d2 BA | d2 g2 dBAG  | B2 A2 A2 BG |
    edef  e2 dB | dBdg  d2 BA | B2 ge dBAG  | E2 GG G3   |]

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