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FATHER TOM O'NEILL. Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. See note for "Enniskillen Dragoons (The)." O'Neill (1922) says: "A ballad of 19 verses sung to this air recited the conspiracy of an infatuated wealthy heiress in County Armagh to inveigle or coerce a young clergyman, the son of a widow, into matrimony; and the frustration of her designs by the confession of an accomplice." O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922.

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