“My Lagan Love”

Author: Joseph Campbell
Earliest date: 1910 (recording, John McCormack)
Keywords: love beauty courting nonballad bug music
Found in: Ireland

Description

"Where Lagan stream sings lullaby, There blows a lily fair." The singer admits the girl "has my heart in thrall. No life I own, nor liberty, For love is lord of all." The singer recalls the girl's life in the bogs and her sweet songs

Notes

According to the notes on IRMBarry-Fairs, this art song entered the traditional repertoire (to the extent it did) as a result of a pop recording by John McCormack in 1910. - RBW

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Recordings

References

  1. DT, LAGANLUV*
  2. Roud #1418
  3. BI, DTlaganl