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GUEST,silver Lyr Req/Add: Connemara Cradle Song (Delia Murphy) (30) RE: Lyr Req/Add: Connemara Cradle Song (Delia Murphy) 17 Mar 15


The late Faith Petric wrote an article on the Connemara Cradle Song in Sing Out! Vol.47/3, 2003 (Behind the Song). I'm proud to say I helped her some with the research. In the article, the mistake of Liam Daly as the author is explained. Joe Hickerson finally found the source of the tune (Happy Home Waltz No 1, by Julien, Ca. 1850), but even he didn't know of John Francis Waller.

Great recordings of the song: Tommy Makem on "The Best of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem", Padraigin Ni Uallachain on "An Irish Lullaby", and Gordon Bok on "Dear to our Island". Sorry I haven't Heard Delia Murphy's version.

Ulla


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