Re-Creation: “Drimendoo”



“A much admir’d Ancient Irish Air  Sung with great applause by Mrs. Melmoth”  cropped-Melmoth31.jpg

A sorrowful ditty I’ll tell you just now

Of a poor man and he had but one Cow.

It us’d for to drive her master’s plow,

He lost his poor Drimendoo & he can’t tell you how.



O my Drimendoo O my gra

O my Drimendoo deelish bra

O my Drimendoo O my gra

My Drimendoo delish go dee thu slaun.


A Saturday morning being Friday last,

I milk’d my poor Drimendoo on the green grass,

So sweet was her milk and so sleeke was her tail,

Och! I thought my poor heart woul’d leap into the pail



Arrah, dev’l take you! Drimendoo, why did you die?

And lave me here alone for what and for why?

I’d have rather lost my paydeen, my bouchill beg,

Than my poor Drimendoo. Ochone, she is dead.


Barbara   About the performer:

Soprano Barbara Paré has extensive solo and operatic experience, having performed with a variety of nationally-known opera companies, including the OperaTheatre of St. Louis, the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival, the Ensemble Company of Cincinnati Opera, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Iowa. Her operatic experience has included roles in staged productions of Cendrillon, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, and The Bartered Bride, and a concert performance of Die Zauberflöte with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet, and presented numerous recitals at colleges and universities, including the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, and Western State College.