Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
LET ERIN REMEMBER.
Thomas Moore, in this song, refers to an old historical fact, and an old tradition of his country. Malachi was King of Ireland, in the tenth century. In a battle with the Danes, he successively defeated two champions, in a hand-to-hand encounter, and took from one his sword, from the other his collar of gold. The second stanza refers to a fisherman's tradition, that when the water of Lough Neagh was clear, they could see in its depths the spirt's of towns that had once stood upon its banks. The air is called " The Red Fox."








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