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DUNLAVIN GREEN. Irish, Air (3/4 time). Ireland, County Wicklow. D Major (Darley & McCall): E Flat Major (Stanrford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The original song made reference to the execution of Irish rebels in 1798 at Dunlavin. Petrie notes: "Set in the county of Wicklow."

In the year of one-thousand seven-hundred and ninety-eight,
A sorrowful tale the truth unto you I'll relate;
Of thirty-six heroes to the world they were left to be seen,
By a false information they were shot on Dunlavin Green.

Source for notated version: "the late" John McCall (Ireland) [Darley & McCall].

Printed sources: Darley & McCall (Feis Ceoil of Irish Traditional Dance Music), 1914; No. 58, p. 25. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 859, p. 214.

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