This Gloom On My Soul waltz

Also known as Dhomnhuil, Hard Is My Fate, Heavy Is My Fate, Tha M’aigne Fo Ghruaim.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

This Gloom On My Soul has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: This Gloom On My Soul
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a>g|f2e2c2|B3z c>B|A2F2E2|F3z c>e|f2c2e2|B4A2|(A6|A2)z2:|
c>e|f2e2f2|e3z a>g|f2e2c2|e3z f>a|b2f2a2|e4c2|(B6|B2)z2 a>g|
f2 e2 c2|B3z c>B|A2F2E2|F3z c>e|f2c2e2|B4A2|(A6|A2)z2||
X: 2
T: This Gloom On My Soul
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g>f |e2d2B2|A3z B>A|G2E2D2|E3z B>d|e2B2d2|A4G2|(G6|G2)z2:|
B>d|e2d2e2|d3z g>f|e2d2e2|d3z e>g|a2e2g2|d4B2|(A6|A2)z2
g>f |e2d2B2|A3z B>A|G2E2D2|E3z B>d|e2B2d2|A4G2|(G6|G2)z2||

Three comments

Gloom on My Soul / Heavy is My Fate

I know this as a Cape Breton slow air. Tune is from the Simon Fraser Collection which Paul Cranford publishes ( Beautiful recording of this by Ian MacDougall with Mac Morin accompanying on piano found on Glenn Graham’s Cape Breton FIddle Music, Making And Maintaining A Tradition. The CD accompanies the book of the same title. The book is a great resource for Cape Breton fiddlers.

Heavy is My Fate

I’ve added the ian MacDougall version that is on Failte: A Cape Breton Welcome. It is only a note down but I’m new to this site and wanted to try out adding settings.

I also heard Shelly Campbell play this at the Red Show Pub in Mabou when I was down a few weeks ago. She called it Heavy is My Fate although I heard "Heavy is My Feet!"

Re: This Gloom On My Soul

Mairearad Green and Mike Vass title it as Domnhuil and play it in Emaj in their recording A Day a Month. Beautiful rendition that rings around in my head.

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