X:1 T:McGuires Lament M:3/8 L:1/8 R:Slow Air S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. IV (c. 1810) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G/B/ | d>ed | dBg | e>dB| A2G | G2 || ((3d/e/f/) | gfg | e>fg | agf | e2d | d2 (3d/e/f/ | gfg | efg | abg | fdB | g2 (3G/B/d/ | efe/d/ | efg/e/ | dBG | A2G | G2 ||
McGUIRES LAMENT. AKA and see "James My Thousand Treasures (1)," "John McGuire." Irish, Slow Air (3/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air, which was once popular in the south of Ireland, is supposedly a variant of those used for the songs "Draherin-o-machree" (Little Brother of My Heart), "Narramore," "I grieve to think" and "Jimín Mo Mhíle Stór (Jemmy My Thousand Treasures)."