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August 7th, 2008

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Q&A

Question from several folks:
Is the song Frank Gorshen sings in The High Chaparral episode Stinky Flanagan an Irish folk song? It’s very beautiful. What’s the name and where can I get a copy of the sheet music?

Answer:
Sweet Maureen O’Hare was composed by Harry Sukman, with words by William Leicester, a writer, actor, and executive story consultant on several High Chaparral episodes. Like so much of the music in the series, it sounds authentic to the time and place. Fans often insist it must be a long-lost Irish folk ballad. Susan McCray endowwed all of Harry Sukman’s sheet music to Eastern Connecticut University’s J. Eugene Smith Library, so it is not available commercially.

Listen to Sweet Maureen O’Hare, performed by Frank Gorshen: (if you have trouble playing the video, click here to open the newsletter in a web browser.)

High Chaparral video clip from episode Stinky Flanagan, sung by Frank Gorshen

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