An Droighnean Donn waltz

Also known as An Draighnean Donn, The Bark Is On The Swelling Shore, The Brown Thorn, The Brown Thorntree, The Sloe Tree, St. Senanus And The Lady, Why Do Lovely Virgins Mourn?.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

An Droighnean Donn has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: An Droighnean Donn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c B>c | (d2 B)d ef | (gf/2g/2) dd (ed/2c/2) | B2 GB A>G | G2-Gc Bc |
(d2 B)d ef | (gf/2g/2) dd (ed/2c/2) | B2 GB (~A>G) | G3 ||
c B>c | (d2 B)d ef | g2 b2 {b}(a/2g/2) (f/2e/2) | e4z>d | d3 c B>c |
(d2 B)d ef | g2 dd (ed/2c/2) | B2 GB (~A>G) | G3 ||
X: 2
T: An Droighnean Donn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D-E | (F>E F)(ABc) | d3 c (BA/2F/2) | (~E4D2) | {E}D2z2(AB/2c/2) |
d2 (d>e) (fd) | {f}e2 (d>c) (BA) | F>A B3 c | (B>A) A2 (AB/2c/2) |
d2 (d>e) (fd) | {f}e2 (d>c) (BA) | FA Bd (c/2d/2e/2f/2) | d2z2 (A,>B,) |
(D>E F>E) FA | (Bc) (d>c) (BA/2F/2) | (~E4D2) | ~D4 ||
X: 3
T: An Droighnean Donn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 | G2 (B/2d/2) (f/2a/2) g2 | f>(e dB/2G/2) A2 | ~B2 {d}(3(cAF) G>G | G4 ||
(de/2f/2) | (g>f) ga (b<g) | (a>f) d3 (f/2a/2) | g>e fd (3(edB) | d4 (de/2f/2) |
(g>f) ga (b<g) | a>f d3 (f/2a/2) | g>e fd (3(edB) | d4 (B>A) |
G2 (B/2d/2) (f/2a/2) g2 | f>(e dB/2G/2) A2 | ~B2 {d}(3(cAF) G>G | G4 ||
X: 4
T: An Droighnean Donn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
GAG|:A2 F ABc|d2 AA BA/2G/2|F2 EF E>D|D3:|
|:GAG|A2 F ABc|(d2 d)d ed|c2 Ac BA|A3 GAG|
A2 FA Bc|d2 AA BA/2G/2|F2 EF E>D|D3:||

Four comments

O’Neill’s #32

Collected from J. O’Neill

X: 1
T: An Droighneán Donn
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
D-E | (F>E F)(ABc) | d3 c (BA/2F/2) | (~E4D2) | {E}D2z2(AB/2c/2) |
d2 (d>e) (fd) | {f}e2 (d>c) (BA) | F>A B3 c | (B>A) A2 (AB/2c/2) |
d2 (d>e) (fd) | {f}e2 (d>c) (BA) | FA Bd (c/2d/2e/2f/2) | d2z2 (A,>B,) |
(D>E F>E) FA | (Bc) (d>c) (BA/2F/2) | (~E4D2) | ~D4 ||

O’Neill’s #33

Collected from Mrs. Lavin

X: 1
T: An Droighneán Donn
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Gmaj
D2 | G2 (B/2d/2) (f/2a/2) g2 | f>(e dB/2G/2) A2 | ~B2 {d}(3(cAF) G>G | G4 ||
(de/2f/2) | (g>f) ga (b<g) | (a>f) d3 (f/2a/2) | g>e fd (3(edB) | d4 (de/2f/2) |
(g>f) ga (b<g) | a>f d3 (f/2a/2) | g>e fd (3(edB) | d4 (B>A) |
G2 (B/2d/2) (f/2a/2) g2 | f>(e dB/2G/2) A2 | ~B2 {d}(3(cAF) G>G | G4 ||

From Petrie’s collection

# 451
Original, in Eb:

X:1
T: The Brown Thorn, correctly set"
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
Z: Petrie’s #451
K: Eb
ABA|:B2 G Bcd|e2 BB cB/2A/2|G2 FG F>E|E3:|
|:ABA|B2 G Bcd|(e2 e)e fe|d2 Bd cB|B3 ABA|
B2 GB cd|e2 BB cB/2A/2|G2 FG F>E|E3:||

Transposed to D:
X:1
T:The Brown Thorn, correctly set
M:3/4
L:1/8
Z:Petrie’s #451
K:Dmaj
GAG|:A2 F ABc|d2 AA BA/2G/2|F2 EF E>D|D3:|
|:GAG|A2 F ABc|(d2 d)d ed|c2 Ac BA|A3 GAG|
A2 FA Bc|d2 AA BA/2G/2|F2 EF E>D|D3:||