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X:1 T:Erin My Country [1] M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderate" N:The melody works best in modal or mixed mode key. S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 124 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A2|D3E F2|G2 c3B|A2D2E2|F2G3A|d2c2d2|A2F2A2| G2F2D2|C3zA2|D3EF2|G2c2B2|A2D2E2|F2G2A2| d2c2d2|A2F2A2|G2F2D2|D4||A2|d3cB2|c2A3G|F2D2E2| F2G3A|d2c2d2|A2F2A2|G2F2D2|C3zA2|D2E2F2| G2c2B2|A2D2E2|F2G2A2|d2c2d2|A2F2A2|G2F2D2|D4||

ERIN MY COUNTRY [1] (Eirinn Mo Tirsa). Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O'Neill gave the tune in two sharps, but it works much better in modal or mixed mode setting, as with the version in County Mayo farmer and fiddler Philip Carolan's (c. 1839-1910) ms.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 124, p. 22. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 4, p. 12.

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