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James Joyce at the Piano in Paris, 1939 James Joyce: Music in the Novels and Poems
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From CD #1:
Dingdong! The Castle Bell!

Music by David Diamond

Courtesy of Mercury Music Corporation/SESAC

Song Lyrics

Brigid's Song*

Dingdong! The castle bell!
Farewell, my mother!
Bury me in the old churchyard
Beside my eldest brother.
My coffin shall be black,
Six angels at my back,
Two to sing and two to pray
And two to carry my soul away.

*It is uncertain whether these lyrics are from an actual song or were invented by Joyce.

Notes on the Song

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