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!