042 Seán Drúirí - John Drury 1st air
Seán Drúirí - John Drury 1st air

Drury Family Crest
Drury Family Crest

This song was written by Carolan in celebration of the marriage of John Drury to Elizabeth Goldsmith in 1724. In the last verse the poet praises those who marry for love and not for money. The Drurys were an influential family at the time, tracing their descent back to the Drurys of Suffolk, including Sir William Drury, Lord Deputy of Ireland in Queen Elizabeth's reign. Young John, the subject of this tune, was born in 1705 and died in May, 1725 , about a year after his marriage, leaving one daughter Margaret. The first verse follows: ... Donal O'Sullivan.

Fáilte romhad go Kingsland,
A bhinn-bhean na méar lag,
A phlannda an chúil chraobhaigh,
Le a mbéidh an tir sásta.

                               Vivace

Song Notations

Replay background music: John Drury, 1st air
Courtesy of Vivian and Jack, IrishPage.com August 2004.


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