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James Joyce at the Piano in Paris, 1939 James Joyce: Music in the Novels and Poems
CD #1 Song List
Artwork for CD #1 cover

James Joyce Quote
Ardite, arditi!
Music cue.
James Joyce Unquote

[ Finnegans Wake ]

Selected Songs — CD #1

Music from the Works of James Joyce

All of the songs listed below have been performed and recorded by Kevin McDermott and Ralph Richey and are included on our first CD, Music from the Works of James Joyce, issued by Sunphone Records in 2003 and available here for sale. This section of the site provides lyrics, information on the composers, and discussions of the literary context of the songs on this CD. Also featured on these pages are music clips from each of the songs on the CD (Flash plug-in required). To listen to the clips from the entire CD all at once, please visit our Preview page.

(View the list of songs from CD #2 here.)

CD #1 Songs Listed by Track Number

(Specific page references to the works cited below can be found here.)

Track Song Title Work(s) Cited
1 Bid Adieu to Girlish Days Chamber Music
2 Silent, O Moyle Dubliners
Finnegans Wake
3 I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls Dubliners
Finnegans Wake
4 Oft in the Stilly Night A Portrait
Finnegans Wake
5 I'll Sing Thee Songs of Araby Dubliners
Finnegans Wake
6 Love's Old Sweet Song Ulysses
7 Brigid's Song
(or, "Dingdong! The Castle Bell!")
A Portrait
8 Blumenlied
(or, "The Flower Song")
9 Those Lovely Seaside Girls Ulysses
10 My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl Ulysses
11 The Holy City Stephen Hero
12 M'appari
(or, "Martha")
Finnegans Wake
13 Yes! Let Me Like a Soldier Fall Dubliners
14 The Bloom Is on the Rye Ulysses
15 The Low-back'd Car Ulysses
Finnegans Wake
16 The Croppy Boy Ulysses
17 Sweet Rosie O'Grady A Portrait
Finnegans Wake

You can also view this list reorganized with the songs grouped according to each title of Joyce's works where they are cited.

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