Irish Melodies by Thomas Moore

An online Collection Of Traditional Irish Song & Ballad Lyrics

Original book published Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans London Circa 1854

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Irish Melodies Songbook About This Book
Thomas Moore 1779 - 1852 was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, most remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and the The Last Rose of Summer. Born in Dublin, Ireland over his father's grocery shop, his father being from an Irish speaking Gaeltacht in Kerry and his mother, Anastasia Codd, from Wexford. He was educated at Trinity College, and studied law at the Middle Temple in London. It was, however, as a poet, translator, balladeer and singer that he found fame. His work became very popular and included The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Meeting of the Waters and many others. This collection of Moores's Melodies was published in 1854.
Moore is considered Ireland's National Bard and is to it what Robert Burns is to Scotland. Moore is commemorated by a plaque on the house where he was born and by a large bronze statue near Trinity College Dublin.

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