Little Fair Child (2)

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LITTLE FAIR CHILD [2] (Páisdín Fionn (An)). AKA and see "Fair Haired Girl (The)." Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Major ('A' part) & D Minor ('B' part) {O'Neill}: E Dorian {Roche}. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Irish collector Edward Bunting (whom O'Neill's setting resembles) set the tune in 'D' Minor throughout.

Source for notated version: James 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 works.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 8, p. 2. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1927; nos. 21 & 22, p. 13.

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