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MARY OF CASTLECARY. AKA and see "Saw Ye My Wee Thing." Scottish, Reel. A Dorian (Minor). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mary of Castlecary" is the name of a song written by Hector Macneill (1746–1818), whose first line ("Saw ye my wee thing") is also an alternate title for the tune. The melody can be found in Irish collections set as a family of double jigs called "Laccarue Boys (The)," "Laccaroo Boys (The)," "Laccarue Boys (The)," or "Hearty Boys of Ballymote." See also note for "Bonny Dundee (3)," a melody which dates at least to the early 17th century.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1; Set 29, No. 4, p. 18.

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