Óró, ‘sÉ Do Bheatha
Sheet music for harp and voice; part of the Irish Folks Songs set
"Welcome home, O
my gracious lady,
Now at the start of
This song is about Gráinne
Mhaol, or Grace O'Malley, the sea-queen of Connacht who lived in the 16th
century, and it probably dates from Gráinne's own lifetime. It is a song
welcoming her home after a time when she was held captive by the English.
"Welcome home, woman who was mournful. O, our grief that you were in
fetters! All your realm in the hands of strangers..." The sheet music
includes the original Gaelic words and an English translation that is
faithful to the original meaning, rhyme, and meter, and is easy to sing (3
verses in each language), along with the melody, chords, and arrangement
for the lever harp. The music is 4 pages long, 8˝" x 11", printed
in black on ivory paper. Level: easy to intermediate. $3.00.
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