Mary O'Hara (1)

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MARY O'HARA [1]. AKA and see "Battering Ram (1) (The)." Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Mary O'Hara (1)" is a somewhat distanced 6/8 version of "Willie Winkie (1)", also printed by P.W. Joyce in 2/4 time. The melody appears as an untitled "Jig" in the mid-19th century music manuscript collections (vol. 3, p. 72) of County Cork cleric, uilleann piper and collector James Goodman.

Source for notated version: "...copied by Mr. Pigot from a MS. lent to him by Miss O'Connell of Grena, Kilarney" [Joyce].

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 804, p. 391.

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