Lament For Owen Roe O’Neill waltz

Also known as Caoineadh Eoghan Rua, Lament For Eoin Rua, Lament For Owen Roe, Lament For The Death Of Owen Roe, Lament For The Death Of Owen Roe O’Neill, Lamentation For Owen Roe O’Neill, Lamentation Of Owen Roe O’Neill, Owen Roe O’Neill, Roe O’Niel’s Lamentation.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
(GABc) d3 c|(Bcd=e) f2 (ef)|(gd)(dc) ~B2 (AG)|A2 (GF) D2 z2|
(GA)Bc d2 cB|(cB)(AG) F2 Ac|(B2 AG) (AGAc)|B2 A>G G2 z2|
(GABc) d3 c|Bcd=e f2 ef|g2 d2 (edcB)|A2 ~G>F F2 z2|
(d>ed.B) .c.c.c.A|(B>cB).G .A.G.F(D|B3) (G A3) (F|~G)>FD^F G2 z2||
# Added by AB .
X: 2
T: Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
(GABc) d3 c | (Bcd=e) f2 (ef) | (gd)(dc) ~B2 (AG) | A2 (GF) D2 z2 |
(GA)Bc d2 cB | (cB)(AG) F2 Ac | (B2 AG) (AGAc) | B2 A>G G2 z2 :|
(GABc) d3 c | Bcd=e f2 ef | g2 d2 (edcB) | A2 ~G>F F2 z2 |
(d>ed.B) .c.c.c.A | (B>cB).G .A.G.F(D | B3) (G A3) (F | ~G)>FD^F G2 z2 ||
X: 3
T: Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
(GABc) d3c | (Bcd=e) f2(ef) | (gd)(dc) TB2(AG) | A2(GF) D2z2 |
| (GA)Bc d2cB | (cB)(AG) F2Ac | (B2AG) (AGAc) | B2A>G G2z2 ||
|| (GABc) d3c | Bcd=e f2ef | g2d2 (edcB) | A2TG>G F2z2 |
| (d>ed).B .c.c.c.A | (B>cB).G .A.G.F(D | B3)(G A3)(F | ~G>)FD^F G2z2 |]

Fourteen comments

:-/ ~ 8/8 to a bar does not a 3/4 tune make…

Source credited ~ & 4/4, not 3/4

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/LAEG_LAM.htm

X: 1
T: Lamentation For Owen Roe O’Neill
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Gmin
(GABc) d3 c | (Bcd=e) f2 (ef) | (gd)(dc) ~B2 (AG) | A2 (GF) D2 z2 |
(GA)Bc d2 cB | (cB)(AG) F2 Ac | (B2 AG) (AGAc) | B2 A>G G2 z2 :|
(GABc) d3 c | Bcd=e f2 ef | g2 d2 (edcB) | A2 ~G>F F2 z2 |
(d>ed.B) .c.c.c.A | (B>cB).G .A.G.F(D | B3) (G A3) (F | ~G)>FD^F G2 z2 ||

“Lament for Owen Roe O’Neill”

~ a more usual title for it…

S: O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903) No. 626

Oops! ~ a slip on the above cut & paste, here it is, rather than the ‘copy’ of the ABCs from here ~

X: 1
T: The Lamentation of Owen Roe O’Neill
M: C
L: 1/8
R: Air
S: O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903) No. 626
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
N: "Slow"
Z: bc/
K: g minor
(GABc) d3c | (Bcd=e) f2(ef) | (gd)(dc) TB2(AG) | A2(GF) D2z2 |
| (GA)Bc d2cB | (cB)(AG) F2Ac | (B2AG) (AGAc) | B2A>G G2z2 ||
|| (GABc) d3c | Bcd=e f2ef | g2d2 (edcB) | A2TG>G F2z2 |
| (d>ed).B .c.c.c.A | (B>cB).G .A.G.F(D | B3)(G A3)(F | ~G>)FD^F G2z2 |]

No repeats…

Owen Roe O’Neill into Youghal Harbour

I was surprised this wasn’t here already. We play it before Youghal Harbour - the contrast moving from Gmin into Gmaj is most refreshing !

https://thesession.org/tunes/4615

ps I believe the title is pronounced ‘Yawl’

I was equally surprised, even more to see it under ‘waltz’ initially… I’m glad the correction was made before the sheetmusic was. I’m not sure how that would have panned out polyrhythmicly… ;-)

Lamentable Musings

Very old tune indeed. Attributed to O’Carolan by some.
Thanks for the corrections!
Jeremy if you are out there please take out the repeat.
Thanks Ceol.
Original source is:
O’Neill’s Project’s History
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/oneills/1850/History.html
I used Ted Hastings file - 1st O’Carolan tune (#626)
John Chambers version is more reliable.

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Abc editing

I just took out a repeat in the A part. Did not know I could edit my ABC’s

Posted by .

Yes you can - but it does not change the sheetmusic so that still has the repeat.

Deja Vu - :-/

I have suspicions this was here previously. A number of old standards were lost when certain folk left this site completely, for various reasons for feeling upset with the sometimes clumsy and disrespectful carry-on that can happen here. With a few, EVERYTHING went with them, every contribution they’d made. Somewhere on my now downed computer are some of those sets, having known the contributors who’d left. With Jeremy, if you huff off and say remove me completely, he does just that, every comment goes as well, leaving some discussions in ‘Discussions’ and tune ‘Comments’ incomplete. Some remained where it looks like I’m talking with myself, not that such doesn’t happen, but which make little sense now, as the person I was sharing banter with is no longer a member and no longer survives on site in any form.

I believe this was on site previously, if a different version.

Didn’t you post…

that Deja Vu post before? ;)

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This is a Carolan tune - did I blink and miss its attribution somewhere? Sorry.