Fairies' Lamantation (The)

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FAIRIES' LAMANTATION, THE. AKA - "Fairies' Lullaby (The)." Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.

Source for notated version: "(given to Forde by) Patrick MacDowell, R.A., the distinguished sculptor: born in Belfast 1799: died 1870. He gave a great number of airs to Dr. Petrie also, who has published many of them in his 'Ancient Music of Ireland': and many are included in the Stanford-Petrie collection. He was an ardent collector of Irish music, and drew his stores from every part of the country" (Joyce).

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 555, pp. 294-295.

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