My darling I am fond of you

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MY DARLING I AM FOND OF YOU (Mo Muirnin Graduigim Tu). AKA - "Then She Sung Most Charming." Irish, Air (3/4 time, "tenderly"). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O'Neill learned the song from the singing of his father, when a boy in Bantry, west Cork (c. late 1850's, early 1960's). The second strain is repeated after the fourth, "evidently to correspond with an extra line in the verse." It is also the air, as Paul de Grae points out, to a well-known macronic song beginning "One day for recreation" (whose last line, "And then she sang most charming:" also supplies an title for the song).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 16, p. 3.

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