Dá mBeadh Cúirt agam is Caisleán

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DÁ mBEADH CÚIRT AGAM IS CAISLEÁN (If I had a court and castle). Irish, Air (2/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O'Sullivan (1983) finds no other version of this air or words. The tune is irregular with respect to measures (eight bars in the first section and twelve in the second), and the words Bunting prints do not fit the tune.

Source for notated version: the Irish collector Edward Bunting obtained the melody from Miss Murphy, Dublin, in 1839.

Printed sources: O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 135, pp. 190-191.

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