Come Back To Erin

This Irish Folk Song calls to mind the heartache caused by the Irish Diaspora. (To find out more, see the historical notes on the 2nd page of the PDF download.)

The chromaticism, which forms diminished 5ths and unexpected semitones in the song, depicts the grief of the Irish singing to his love who sailed away to England.

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Kodály Analysis:

Come Back To Erin Theme: Irish Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: F - G Age: Lower Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: ti low d r ri m f fi s si l ti d high finalis r high m high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s d high ; d high fi s ; l f l ; l si l ; l r high d high ; r high l ; d high m d high ; l ri m f f m r d ti low ; ti low ti l ; l s fi m ; m ti l ; l r high ; r high ti s r ; m s d high m high ; m high r high d high finalis


Origin: Traditional Irish Folk Song

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