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Thread #37052   Message #516325
Posted By: Haruo
27-Jul-01 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
The two (Stewie's and George's) versions don't look that dissimilar to me. Thanks. So is there a different Irish text that underlies the other stanzas (1-7, 9) of Mrs. Alexander's St. Patrick's Breastplate (since only verse 8, the one sung to Deirdre, seems clearly and directly based on the Gaelic texts you guys found for me; that and part of verse 9)? Or did she write it all herself, or what? I have a MIDI of seven verses, and one of 9 verses, accessible from my Hymnal Additions page (listed under "St. Patrick's Breastplate" in the list of newly added melodies (sorry it's not in English; the Cyber Hymnal MIDI is lacking the Deirdre interpolation).

Liland