Fair Darling of My Heart

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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.

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.

Recorded sources:

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