Love, Lie Beside Me reel

Also known as A Ghra, Luigh Lamh Liom, Alleluia, Love Be Near Me, Love Lie Near Me, Love, Lie Near Me, O Love, Lie Beside Me.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Love, Lie Beside Me has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Love, Lie Beside Me
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
ef|:g2 g2 g2 ag|f2 f2 f2 gf|e2 e2 f2 ed|edef g4|
|g2 e2 gedc |d2 d2 ed c2| c2 c2 dcA>d |cAGA F2 :|
Ac|: dcAG GA c2 |d2 d2 ed c2|e2 e2 fe d2|edef g4|
|g2 e2 fedc |d2 d2 ed c2| c2 c2 dcA>d |cAGA F2 :|

Two comments

Tune details

This is not really a reel—at least, it’s not usually played as a dance tune. It’s an old harp piece published in one of the Bunting collections, usually played as an air, with a feel similar to a slow reel. This version is transcribed from Grainne Yeat’s excellent album, The Belfast Harp Festival, on which she reconstructs harp styles from that gathering in 1792.

Lyrics?

I’VE ONLY HEARD A FEW INSTRUMENTAL RENDITIONS OF THIS AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, AND WAS WONDERING IF IT HAS ANY ACCOMPANYING LYRICS? OR IF ANYONE JUST KNOWS A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THIS PIECE….
THANKS!