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ccxvin. Only altered from the original by repetition of certain phrases, ccxix. The plan of this tune is uncommon,—the first strain being twice repeated, and each time with a difference, which, without injury to its unity, prevents its great length from being felt. CCXX. Moore's Silence is on our festal Halls is to this
tune, ccxxi. I suspect this tune to be Welsh. Bunting adopts it without remark. But all is fish that comes into a national collector's net. ccxxn. A tune altogether unworthy of the words, ccx.w. Moore has substituted an additional close (the original having already three; for the fine sustained repetitions at the line
" Led the red-branch knights to danger." ccxxvi. A magnificent melody, and certainly not an old one. This tune appears in Thomson's Collection of Scottish Son^s, without note or comment. On internal evidence I have placed it here. ccxxvii. In its present shape this tune has taken too strong a hold on public favour to bear "restoration,"even were restoration to be desired. Like No. cxcvm. it forms the motif of a popular opera, Flotow's Martha. ccxxx. In the 7th tone, transposed a third lower. CCXXXIIL Slightly altered by Moore.
CCXXXIV. Like many of Moore's songs this has a double meaning, and refers to the country, as well as to the mistress, of the singer ccxxxv. A melody which has inspired several lyrics besides the above. CCXXXVII. I have followed the copy in Thomson's Collection, from which Moore's differs at the words, "Which near our planet smiling came." ccxl. See note to ccxxxiv. CCXLili. Some excuse may be made for Moore's alterations in the first phrase of this air, but the mutilation of the second is unpardonable. ccxlv. Not one phrase of this tune is intact in the Irish Melodies. CCL. "This melody was brought into notice by the words, 'Of noble race was Shenkin,' adapted to it by Tom Durfey, in his play of the ' Richmond Heiress,' a.d. 1693." (Thomas's Welsh Melodies.) ccli. Hitherto chiefly known in connexion with Mrs. Opie's song, Poor Mary Anne. ccliv. Supposed to be identical with No. xlviii. Cease your funning.
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