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X:1 T:Dermott T:Take back the virgin page M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Largo con anima" B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3 (1859, No. 223, p. 108) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (A3G F2)|(d3cB2)|A2 (GFED)|(F3E) [C2E2]|(A3G F2)| (d3e [A2f2])|(D>E) F3E|[C6E6]||d3 (cBc)|d3D D2| d3 (cde)|(f3d B2)|([E3A3]G) F2|(d3e f2)|(DE) F3E|!fermata![C6E6]||

DERMOT (Diarmuid). AKA and see "Take back the Virgin Page." Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). F Major (O'Neill): D Major (Haverty). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. There is a Thomas Moore song set to this air. The air also was included in Crotch's Specimens of various styles of music referred to in a Course of Lectures read at Oxford and London, and adapted to keyed instruments by W. Crotch, Mus. Doc., Prof. Mus. Oxon. Crotch, who was Principal of the Royal Academy of Music (London) from 1823-1832 delivered lectures on various types of national music from 1800-1804 and 1820, and had them bound in three volumes, familiarly referred to as "Crotch's Specimens". The Irish "specimens," of which this was one, are contained in volume 1.

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Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3), 1859; No. 223, p. 108. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 308, p. 53.

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