Drimin Dhu Dheelish

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DRIMIN DHU DHEELISH. AKA and see "Drimín Donn Dílis," "Druimin Dubh Dilis" (Dear Black White-Backed Cow). Irish, Air (3/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "This is not a version of Bunting's 'Drimin dhu' (Dear Black Cow: 1840 collection, p. 32): it is a different air, which I have not seen before.

Chorus (written phonetically):
As O ru drimmin dhu och O ru agraw,
As O ru Drimmin dhu, go dhee tu slaun (Joyce)

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 210, pp. 103-104.

Recorded sources:




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