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LONDONDERRY LOVE SONG (Abran--Grad Doire-Calgaic). AKA and see "Londonderry Air," "Danny Boy" "Derry Air." Irish, Air (4/4 time, "with feeling"). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The familiar "Derry Air" with cadences ending on the relative minor chord. Derry was renamed Londonderry as a result of its being granted to the Corporation of London after the confiscation of the O'Neill estates in 1609. It was 'planted' as a colony by the twelve City Corporations (Matthews, 1972).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 188, p. 33.

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