Sheet Music: Mo Ghile Mear

TitleMo Ghile Mear
Alternate titlesMy Gallant Darling
My Gallant Hero
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo88 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-01-09
Last updated2018-01-09
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Celtic Music, Funeral music, Marches, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 9 January 2018

Tune of the Day: Mo Ghile Mear

Traditional Irish tune

In this Jacobite song, originally composed by Seán Clárach Mac Dónaill (1691–1754), the Gaelic goddess Éire laments Bonnie Prince Charlie Stuart, then in exile. While it is usually rendered by a male voice in a martial fashion, it is in fact a woman's lament for her love, a war hero.

He is my hero, my dashing darling
He is my Caesar, dashing darling.
I've had no rest from forebodings
Since he went far away my darling.

Thanks to Ralph for suggesting this tune!