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Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica

26 Jul 01 - 08:35 PM (#515443)
Subject: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: Haruo

Can anybody direct me to the Irish text underlying the C F Alexander English hymn called "St Patrick's Breastplate" or "St Patrick's Lorica"? To the tune it's sung in in Irish? To the traditional words sung to the interpolated tune "Deirdre" (the "Christ be with me, Christ within me" stanza that is normally given as the next-to-last verse of the Alexander hymn)? To any other pertinent details, discussion of origins, scholarly takes on Patrician provenance, etc., etc.?

Liland

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26 Jul 01 - 09:13 PM (#515469)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: Stewie

A Google search for "St Patrick's Breastplate' gives lots of hits, including:

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--Stewie.


26 Jul 01 - 09:17 PM (#515472)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: Stewie

Don't know what happened to that clickie thing - I probably left out a bracket. I'll try again:

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26 Jul 01 - 09:59 PM (#515513)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

I found a different song, apparently, at St. Patrick's Breastplate


27 Jul 01 - 05:57 PM (#516325)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: Haruo

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


28 Jul 01 - 04:14 PM (#516763)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: Brķan

You might try this old thread:BREASTPLATE OF PATRICK.

Brķan.


28 Jul 01 - 06:18 PM (#516802)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Re: Deirdre & St Patrick's Lorica
From: Haruo

I'm transferring these issues to this thread. Thanks for pointing it out, Brķan; there's a note for you there about Bunessan texts.

And thanks Jeff for the editing work.

Liland