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KITTY O'BRIEN. AKA - "Kitty O'Brian." AKA and see "Betty O'Brien." Irish, Air (cut time). G Major (Bunting, Hughes): D Major (Clinton). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Belfast collector Edward Bunting  (1773–1843) attributed the tune to Turlough O'Carolan in his General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1796). See note for "Betty O'Brien" for more.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bunting (General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland), 1796; No. 38, p. 21. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 168, p. 86. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), London, c. 1860?; No. 38, p. 10.