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|The Kerry Dances|
I've always known the tune from childhood but only learned the song relatively recently from Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Volume 2. It is a little melancholic and I take it nice and easy, being suited to my present situation, that of being somewhat senile and looking back on a happy youth and days of yore. It reminds very gently how soon youth passes.
"The Kerry Dances" has been recorded by:
John McCormack on "John McCormack-Song Recital" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
John McCormack on "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
The Oxford New College Choir on "Early One Morning"
Irish Ceilidh Band on "Celtic Favorites"
Various Artists on "The Irish Songbook"
Peter Dawson on "Peter Dawson - Songs and Arias"
Geoff Grainger on "In t' Praties"