Annotation:Fair Darling of My Heart

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X:1 T:Fair Darling of My Heart M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F fd | c2A2 AGFD | F3G A2c2 | f2 ec d2 cA | G3 A F2 || A2 | c2A2c2de | f4e2c2 | d2 cA GFGA | c6 FG | A2c2d2e2 | f3d edce | d2 cA GFGA | c6 CD | F2 FG Ac c2 | d3c fdcA | G2 FG F2F2 | F6 ||

FAIR DARLING OF MY HEART (Múirnín Geal Mo Chroidhe). Irish, Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. See also the variant in Darley & McCall's Feis Ceóil Collection (1914), as "Sea Song (A)." Francis O'Neill printed an air called "Mavourneen Bawn" in his O'Neill's Irish Music (1915), which translates as "Fair darling of my hear", although it is a different melody.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, professional fiddler Hugh O'Beirne, 1846, via Forde (Joyce).

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 573, p. 302.

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