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CHARMING MARY NEILL. Irish, Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Air and song probably from Donegal. There are other airs with this name."

I am a bold undaunted youth, my name is John McCann,
I'm a native of sweet Donegal convenient to Strabane;
For the stealing of an heiress I lie in Lifford jail,
And her father says he'll hang me for his daughter Mary Neill. (Joyce)

Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 256, p. 123.

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