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CISTE NÓ STÓR (Treasures or Wealth). AKA - "My Love and Treasure," "Save me from death," "Hide Me from Death." Irish, Air (3/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The Irish collector Edward Bunting [1] (1773-1843) thought this tune to have been "the original of Carolan's 'Fairy Queen (1)' the only difference being that Carolan added two parts to it, in which it was generally played by harpers."

Source for notated version: according to the index of Bunting's 1840 collection the melody was noted "from Dr. Young of Clonfert at Castlereagh, County Roscommon, in 1800."

Printed sources: Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; . O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 29, pp. 47-48.

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