The Mountains Of Pomeroy barndance

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Mountains Of Pomeroy has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Mountains Of Pomeroy
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc| d2 dB dcBA | G3 A E2 GE | D3E/G/ G2 AB | c2 B2 A2 Bc |
d2 dB dcBA | G3A E2 GE | D3E G3A | G2 G2 G2 GA ||
| B3 A G2 AB | c2 d2 d2 ge | d2 dB/A/ G2 AB | c2 c2 c2 Bc |
d2 dB dcBA | G2 A2 E2 GE | D3E G3A | G2 G2 G2 GA |
B2 A2 G2 AB |c2 d2 d2 ge | d3B/A/ G2 AB | c2 c2 c2 Bc |
d2 B2 dcBA | G2 A2 E2 GE | D3 E G2 G2 | G2 G2 G2 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

The Mountains Of Pomeroy

This tune is not the Mountains of Morne.

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Dr George Sigerson (1836-1925), a physician, scientist, writer and poet from Co Tyrone, wrote words to the tune, and they were published in 1869 in The Harp of Erin: A Book of Ballad-Poetry and of Native Song (p.229). The poem cites "The Mountains of Pomeroy" as the melody, so it is reasonable to assume that the tune existed under that name before Sigerson wrote words to it.

Apparently, Sigerson also advocated the growing of cannabis as a way to transform the Irish economy, and published a pamphlet on the subject in 1866.

Cheers Weejie!

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since when was this tune ever a barn dance? I love playing it as a slow air or sing it the odd time but compare it to another barn dance it doesn’t really fit but a georges melody all the same thanks for posting this tune JACKB :)

Classification

Ah, An Raibh Tu Ar An GCarraig is here among the waltzes too. You notice there aren’t too many classifications to go around for those song airs. Way back when Jeremy explained this as the types being there mostly for the sake of narrowing down time signature, in the case of the songs anyway. Mostly this site is about dance music, after all.

Jolly Trad Giant

shut up.