Black Haired Lass (1) (The)
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BLACK HAIRED GIRL/LASS , THE (Cailín Na Grúaige Duibhe). See also "Dark Gate Girl (The)," "Dark Haired Lass (2) (The)." Irish, Air (2/4 time). G Major (O'Neill): E Flat Major (O'Sullivan/Bunting). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill): AABB (O'Sullivan/Bunting). O'Sullivan (1983) thinks that a song goes to this tune but found no words with this title in Bunting or elsewhere.
Source for notated version: according to the index of the Irish collector Edward Bunting's 1840 collection, the melody was obtained from another collector, George Petrie, in 1822.
Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; p. 25.
P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs, vol. 1), 1858; No. 77, p. 33.
O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 509, p. 89.
O'Sullivan/Bunting (Bunting's Ancient Music of Ireland), 1983; No. 31, p. 49.