LAST ROSE OF SUMMER

Latest update on 07/05/2010

Artist: Harry McDonough
Author: Thomas Moore/John Stevenson
Label: Edison
Year: 1902

On a poem by Thomas Moore, friend of Byron & Shelley. He wrote it in 1813 to the tune of The Groves Of Blarney, credited to Richard Milliken from County Kilkenny. The same melody was used throughout Friedrich von Flotow's opera Martha (1847), while Mendelssohn wrote a piano Fantasia on this same theme.

Covers:

1919:

Eddie Cantor [light variation with different words as Oh, The Last Rose Of Summer on Pathé]

1939:

Deanna Durbin

1964:

Nina Simone

1979:

Elisabeth Parcells & James Winn

1980:

Clannad

1988:

Sarah Brightman

1993:

Tom Waits [on The Black Rider, only for inspiration; like his Tom Traubert's Blues was inspired by Waltzing Matilda]

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