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trad. Irish
Women's four part

Tenor: A flat 4 – E flat 5
Lead: B flat 3 – A flat 4
Bari: D flat 4 – F4
Bass: E flat 3 – F4

This is a traditional Irish song, about a mother calling her son, who has left for the Protestant faith, back. The arrangement sets the song simply, with homophonic outer verses bracketing a melody-and-accompaniment texture in the middle, to let the text through. It needs a certain rhythmic flexibility within the pulse to follow the Irish text and traditional melodic flourishes.

The arrangement was commissioned by Ireland Unlimited.