Giolla Dubh an Gluairetáin - The Dark Plaintive Youth

There are three stanzas to this song in the Royal Irish Academy entitled Giolla Dubh an Gluairetáin meaning The Dark Plaintive Youth It suits the air, and these are clearly the appropriate words This is a Jacobite song, and begins "Cia fada dhamh a n-uaigneas, is buaidheartha tá m'intinn," sc. "Though long I am in solitude, troubled is my mind."

Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan v 1 p 272 Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey,, 2005.
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