The Dark Plaintive Youth barndance

Also known as The Dark, Plaintive Youth.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Dark Plaintive Youth has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Dark Plaintive Youth
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
A,C|DCDE F2 ED|C2 C2 GEDC|D2 DE F2 FA|GFED C2 A,C|
DCDE F2 ED|E2 AB c3e|dfed ABcA|GECE D2||
EF|GEGA cBcd|cBcd cA G2|A2 d2 dcde|dced cAAB|
cBcd (3cde dc|dcde f2 ed|dfed cedc|ABcA GECE|
DEFG ABcA|GECE D2||
# Added by JACKB .
2
X: 2
T: The Dark Plaintive Youth
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BD|EDEF G2 FE|D2 D2 AFED|E2 EF G2 GB|AGFE D2 BD|
EDEF G2 FE|F2 Bc d3f|egfe BcdB|AFDF E2||
FG|AFAB dcde|dcde dB A2|B2 e2 edef|edfe dBBc|
dcde (3def ed|edef g2 fe|egfe dfed|BcdB AFDF|
EFGA BcdB|AFDF E2||
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: The Dark Plaintive Youth
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A,C|DCDE F2 ED|C2 C2 GEDC|D2 DE F2 FA|GFED C2 A,C|
DCDE F2 ED|E2 AB c3e|dfed ABcA|GECE D2||
EF|GEGA cBcd|cBcd cA G2|A2 d2 dcde|dced cAAB|
cBcd (3cde dc|dcde f2 ed|dfed cedc|ABcA GECE|
DEFG ABcA|GECE D2||

Five comments

E Dorian

I added the E Dorian setting as it sits better on pipes and whistles. This is not a barndance but a beautiful slow O’Carolan piece.

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D Dorian?

JACKB, shouldn’t your initial Dmin setting be Ddor as well? Bnat, not Bb?

-K

Re: The Dark Plaintive Youth

Some sources question the O’ Carolan attribution.