I Wish You Were My Darling
X:1 T:I Wish You Were My Darling M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:O’Neill – O’Neill’s Irish Music (1915) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G | BABc dedB | cBce dBG>A | BABc dedB | cB G>G G3 G/A/ | BABc dedB | cBce dB G>A | BABc dedB | cB GA/B/ c2 BA | G2 FD DCB,C | Dc BG AF DE/F/ | GA/G/ FD DCB,C | DEFD GcBA | GA/G/ FD DCB,C | DcBG AF DE/F/ | GA/G/ FD DCB,C | DEFD G3 ||
I WISH YOU WERE MY DARLING. AKA and see "It's a Pity the Officer's Son Is Not with Us," "I Wish the Shepherd's Pet Was Mine," "Teig Moira's Daughter." Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The melody is related to the large and somewhat amorphous dance tune and song air family that goes by a variety of titles. See notes to "Our House at Home" and "I wish I had the shepherd's lamb" for more.