Forlorn Lover (The)
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FORLORN LOVER, THE (An Graduigteoir Treigte). AKA and see "Farewell to Lochaber," "Irish Lamentation." Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody is a variant of "Irish Lamentation" or "King James' March to Limerick."
Source for notated version: "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill was a fiddler originally from County Down. He served as Francis O'Neill's transcriber and collaborator on his early volumes.
Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 275, p. 48.