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Tom Moore

Person  Male  Born 28/5/1779  Died 25/2/1852

Categories: Music / songs, Poetry

Countries: Caribbean Islands, Ireland, USA

Iris poet, singer and songwriter. Born Thomas Moore at 12 Aungier Street, Dublin. He came to London to study law at the Middle Temple and befriended many prominent people. In 1803, he was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda, but found his work too light and moved to America. Returning to Britain, he became a close friend of Lord Byron, and after Byron's death, was partly responsible for burning his memoirs. His works include the lyrics for 'The Minstrel Boy' and 'The Last Rose of Summer'. Died at his home, Sloperton Cottage near Calne in Wiltshire, where he had moved with his wife in November 1817.

A sample of one of his ballads:

'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.

Byron, a friend, wrote:

What are you doing now,
Oh Thomas Moore?
Sighing or suing now,
Rhyming or wooing now,
Billing or cooing now,
Which, Thomas Moore?

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