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For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name

For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name

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This is an air to a song about a beautiful girl who appeared to a poet. Unfortunately she didn't fall for his charm and disappeared, leaving him heartbroken. Some people see the resemblance between this tune and the old Scottish tune Tweedside. I first heard the tune on an LP by The Boys of the Lough in the 1970s.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |