Bells of Shandon
DESCRIPTION: "With deep affection and recollection I often think of those Shandon bells." Those bells are compared to those at the Vatican, Notre Dame, and Moscow, and the bells "in St Sophio the Turkman gets"
AUTHOR: Rev Francis Sylvester Mahony (1804-1866)
EARLIEST DATE: 1834 (_Fraser's Magazine_, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: lyric nonballad religious music
FOUND IN: Ireland US(MW)
REFERENCES (11 citations):
OCanainn, pp. 106-107, "The Bells of Shandon" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, pp. 24,60, "Bells of Shandon" (1 text, 1 tune)
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 222-226, "The Bells of Shandon" (1 text)
Dean, pp. 65-66, "The Bells of Shandon" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Charles Gavan Duffy, editor, The Ballad Poetry of Ireland (1845), pp. 242-243, "The Bells of Shandon"
Edward Hayes, The Ballads of Ireland (Boston, 1859), Vol I, pp. 50-51, "The Bells of Shandon"
Oliver Yorke, The Reliques of Father Prout (London, 1873 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 159-160, "The Shandon Bells" (1 text)
Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), pp. Shandon"
Charles Sullivan, ed., Ireland in Poetry, p. 42, "The Bells of Shandon" (1 text)
437-438, "The Shandon Bells" (1 text)
H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 431-432, "The Bells of Walter de la Mare, _Come Hither_, revised edition, 1928; #224, "The Bells of Shandon" (1 text)
ST OCon024 (Partial)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(235), "The Bells of Shandon", W.S. Fortey (London), 1858-1885; also Harding B 11(234), 2806 b.11(162), "The Bells of Shandon"
cf. "The Last Rose of Summer" (tune in Blackpool, OCanainn)
cf. "Slain le Maigh (Fairwell to the Maigue)" (tune, OCanainn)
Farewell to the Bay of Islands ("Sweet Bay of Islands! I love your highlands") (James Murphy, compiler, _Songs & Ballads of Terra Nova_, Evening Telegram publishing, 1903 (available from the Memorial University of Newfoundland web site), p. 44)
NOTES [85 words]: [See] The Ballad Poetry of Ireland by Charles Gavan Duffy (Dublin, 1845), pp. 242-243, "The Bells of Shandon." - BS
This is among the most popular of Irish poems; Granger's Index to Poetry lists fully a dozen anthologies containing the piece.
Francis Sylvester Mahony was a Jesuit priest born in Cork; he published much of his poetry under the name "Father Prout." He later left the church to work as a journalist and satirist.
Other works from his pen in this index include "The Town of Passage (IiI)." - RBW
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