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Thread #3972   Message #21986
Posted By: Bruce O.
22-Feb-98 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: St. Patrick's Day favourites
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day favourites
Which "Kathleen Mavourneen"?

"Kathleen Ma Vourneen Cushlah Ma Chree" (printed in 1826, and probably earlier) commences "O distant, but dear, is that sweet little island" (no author cited). This was to the tune of "The Humours of Glen", an Irish tune.

"Kathleen Mavourneen', by an Irish Woman with a Scots name, Mrs. Crawford, c 1835, commences "Kathleen Mavourneen! The grey dawn is breaking". Tune for this one is by F. W. N. Crouch.