“Dermot Astore”


"Oh! Dermot Astore! between waking and sleeping I heard thy dear voice, and I wept to its lay" She asks whether this is their last meeting. "I know we must part, but oh! say not for ever."


See the description for "Kathleen Mavourneen" for the background to this song. Mrs. Crawford is a co-author to that.

Broadsides LOCSinging sb10099a and Bodleian Harding B 18(613): H. De Marsan dating per _Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song_ by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Harding B 18(613), "Dermot Astore. Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen," H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860 [same as LOCSinging sb10099a]; also Harding B 11(878), "Dermot Astore. The Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen"
  • LOCSinging, sb10099a, "Dermot Astore," H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(613)]; also as102940, "Dermot Astore. Reply to Kathleen Mavourneen"


  1. O'Conor, p. 146, "Dermot Astore" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4884
  3. BI, OCon146


Author: Anne Barry Crawford
Earliest date: before 1861 (broadside, LOCSinging sb10099a)