Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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These are characteristic words by Thomas Moore ; but the ancient Irish melody to which they are sung, is appropriately entitled " The Old Woman." In the Memoirs of Sir Jonah Barrington, it is related that a lady of high rank, listening, as he poured out a meltĀ­ing love-ditty, laid her hand upon his arm, exclaiming, " For heaven's sake, Moore, stop, stop! this is not good for my soul." Moore himself was often so affected, that voice failed him. He writes in his diary, of a certain occasion, " If I had given way, I should have burst out a crying; as I remember doing many years ago at a large party at Lady Rothe's. No one believes how much I am affected in singing, partly from being touched myself, and partly from an anxiety to touch others."