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|Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms|
This song is not exactly my favourite but I like its delicate melody and it has an interesting history. I remember reading somewhere or other that Thomas Moore (1779-1852) wrote it for his beloved wife who had some ghastly skin condition and feared that her husband would no longer love her.
I rarely sing it myself but I accompanied Steffi Noack, a young, talented Vegesack lady, with my concertina on several occasions in 1993.
"Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" has been recorded by:
Various Artists on "English Country Music" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
John McCormack on "John McCormack-Song Recital" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
John McCormack on "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
Various Artists on "The Best of Ireland"
Various Artists on "The Ultimate Non-Stop Irish Party Album"
Various Artists on "The Irish Songbook"
Bron Journey on "Celtic Journey"
Pat Murphy on "Irish Jamboree"