Cruiskeen Lawn

A song I learned from my father, who learned it from his father. 

https://soundcloud.com/jredmond13-1/cruiskeen-lawn-1

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Tags: Cruiskeen Lawn, ballads, songs

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 25, 2013 at 10:57am

Bravo, John. Go raibh maith agat for sharing. Tell us more about your Dad and Granddad!

Comment by Bit Devine on March 25, 2013 at 3:10pm

Maith thú, John! Did you know that Cruiskeen Lawn was a favorite of Mozart? He even worked it in to Gloria Excelsis, one of his masses

Comment by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 25, 2013 at 3:23pm

I am definitely going to have to go back and listen to that section with a different ear. Or is this another Sig Spaeth moment, like saying Yes, We Have No Bananas is based on the Alleluia Chorus

Comment by Bit Devine on March 25, 2013 at 3:34pm

It was something that I carried away from my musicology class back twenty-five years ago. There is a refrain in which is sung: "We'll quaff the well-filled jug."... which my professor said was Mozart's nod to Cruiskeen Lawn

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 25, 2013 at 4:30pm

Fascinating, Bit. If one does a Google search on this topic, any substantive results?

Comment by Bit Devine on March 25, 2013 at 4:59pm

Gerry, other than a passing reference to it, not so far as I can find...I will have to dig through my dusty footlockers and see if I can find my notes...Packrat that I am, I might still have them

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