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Eileen Aroon 6

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Eileen Aroon 6

Eileen Aroon 6

   Ah haste to these arms sweet Sheela my dear,
     Ah haste to these arms sweet Sheela my dear,
   Poor Murtagh no ease can find
   Your image still haunts my mind;
   When Sheela is absent, each day seems a year,
     When Sheela is absent, each day seems a year.

   I'll travel to Bublin in search of my love,
     I'll travel to Bublin in search of my love,
   There, fly to the play each night,
   To meet my own heart's delight;
   And then to Kilkenny return with my love,
     And then to Kilkenny return with my love.
The latter song is also in <<The Thrush>>, London, p. 16, 1827.

   A song to the tune "Aileen Aroon" was written and published by
a songwriter in London, William Collins. His songs have tune
directions which are mostly Irish tunes, and several of the songs
are set in Ireland, and all are much better songs than the
general run of Anglo-Irish songs, most of which are supposedly
comic songs about the backwardness of the Irishman. His song is
in his collection of sixty songs entitled <<The New Vocal
Miscellany>>, 1787.

see EILAROO.NOT
WBO
Apr98
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