Morning Air (The)
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MORNING AIR, THE (Aer na Maidne). AKA and see "Aer na Maidne," "Irish Air (2)," "Morning air plays on my face (The)." Irish, Air (6/8 time, "gaily"). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. See "Aer na Maidne" for more. O'Niell's tune and title would see to come directly from the air "Morning air plays on my face (The)," as published by Patrick O'Flannagan in his The Hibernia Collection, printed in Boston, Mass., in 1860. An older version was published in Edinburgh by Daniel McLaren as "Irish Air (2)" in 1794.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 36. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 109, p. 20.