Thomas Leixlip The Proud waltz

Thomas Leixlip The Proud has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Thomas Leixlip The Proud
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:d f/e/d/c/ dAA|Afe f2A|d f/e/d/c/ dAF|GBc d2A|
d f/e/d/c/ dAA|Afe f2A|B c/B/A/G/ A B/A/G/F/|EAc d2A:|
|:ddd d2 f/e/|d/c/d/e/f/g/ afd|gfe fdB|AFA B3/2c/d|
AFF BGG|AFd B/A/G/F/E/D/|AFd B/A/G/F/E/D/|EFA B3/2c/d|
AFF BGG|AFd B/A/G/F/E/D/|gfe fdB|1 ABc d2A:|2 ABc d2||
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2
X: 2
T: Thomas Leixlip The Proud
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|d2 fe dc|d2 A2 A2|A2 f2 e2|f2 A2 A2|d2 fe dc|d2 A2 F2|G2 A2 c2|d4
A2|d2 fe dc|d2 A2 A2|A2 f2 e2|f2 A2 A2|B2 cB AG|A2 BA GF|G2 A2 c2|d4:|
A2|A2 d2 d2|d4 fe|dc de fg|a2 f2 d2|g2 f2 e2|f2 d2 B2|A2 F2 A2|B4
cd|A2 F2 F2|B2 G2 G2|A2 F2 d2|BA GF ED|A2 F2 d2|BA GF ED|E2 F2 A2|B4
cd|A2 F2 F2|B2 G2 G2|A2 F2 d2|BA GF ED|g3 f e2|f2 d2 B2|A2 B2 c2|d4||

Five comments

Gan Ainm

I’m sure this tune does have a name. I got it from Stephan Grossman, who played it with a few O’Carolan tunes. It sounds very much like O’Carolan; but I can’t find it in any of his music books. It’s a lovely tune to play on fiddle or flute.

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I think that you are correct when you say that it is not one of the known O’Carolan tunes.

However, it does seem to have a structure and form very similar to "Lord Inchiquin", and I amost hear your tune as being a counter-melody to that one - although I haven’t acutally tried it as such.

Could your tune be by O’Cathain, or one of the other 17thC harpers perhaps?

Or alternatively, it might be in one of the old lute tunebooks.

Gan Ainm (Thomas Leixlip the Proud)

I used to play this in a group, and we knew it as "Thomas Leixlip the Proud" which can be found in O’Neil’s Music of Ireland, in the O’Carolan section.

X: 1
T: Thomas Leixlip the Proud
S: Johnny Cradden, Edinburgh, 1990s
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
A | d2 fe dc | d2 A2 A2 | A2 f2 e2 | f2 A2 A2 | d2 fe dc | d2 A2 F2 | G2 A2 c2 | d4
A | d2 fe dc | d2 A2 A2 | A2 f2 e2 | f2 A2 A2 | B2 cB AG | A2 BA GF | G2 A2 c2 | d4 :|
A2 | A2 d2 d2 | d4 fe | dc de fg | a2 f2 d2 | g2 f2 e2 | f2 d2 B2 | A2 F2 A2 | B4
cd | A2 F2 F2 | B2 G2 G2 | A2 F2 d2 | BA GF ED | A2 F2 d2 | BA GF ED | E2 F2 A2 | B4
cd | A2 F2 F2 | B2 G2 G2 | A2 F2 d2 | BA GF ED | g3 f e2 | f2 d2 B2 | A2 B2 c2 | d4 |]

Gan Ainm (Thomas Leixlip the Proud)

The first "A"s on lines one and two above should be "A2"s.

Thanks for putting in the amended ABC’s, Nigel. My pet hate is seeing 6/8 waltzes.

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