McKenna's Dream

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McKENNA'S DREAM. Irish. Francis O'Neill, in his Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby (1910, p. 69) notes:

"Farmer Hayes" and "Raking Paudheen Rue" are plainly derived from a common origin. Those airs known in South Munster at least, combined with typical Folk Songs, seem to have been overlooked by Bunting, Petrie, and other collectors. The airs were also known by other names such as "The Bold Undaunted Fox," "Raking Red-haired Pat" and "McKenna's Dream". In his recent work, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, Dr. Joyce prints a version under the latter name.

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