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MATCHMAKER, THE. Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "A matchmaker is one who negotiates marriages between young prople. Some persons--generally old women--knowing and discreet--adopted matchmaking as a sort of profession--and a very profitable business it generally was: goodies and presents galore" (Joyce).

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Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 133, pp. 67-68.

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