Banshee's Cry (The)
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BANSHEE'S CRY. AKA and see "How oft has the Banshee cried?" "Dear Black Maid (The)." Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The alternate title "Dear Black Maid" is from Edward Bunting's collection, while "How oft has the Banshee cried" is the name of a song set to the melody by Thomas Moore.
Source for notated version: Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].
Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1979; No. 129, p. 23.