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DÓNAL ÓG (Young Donald). Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song "Donald Og" is of some antiquity, and several translations from the original Irish Gaelic exist. A translation by Lady Gregory was quoted in James Joyce's novel The Dead. The song combines physical and metaphysical images. For a more complete exploration of the song, see Mudcat Cafe thread [1]

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Ó Canainn (Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland), 1995; No. 28, p. 29.

Recorded sources:




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