My dear stay with me
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MY DEAR STAY WITH ME. Irish, Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "My Dear stay with me" was first published in Belfast collector Edward Bunting's  (1773-1843) General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music (1796). The air also appeared in Crotch's Specimens of various styles of music referred to in a Course of Lectures read at Oxford and London, and adapted to keyed instruments by W. Crotch, Mus. Doc., Prof. Mus. Oxon. Crotch, who was Principal of the Royal Academy of Music (London) from 1823-1832 delivered lectures on various types of national music from 1800-1804 and 1820, and had them bound in three volumes, familiarly referred to as "Crotch's Specimens". The Irish tunes are contained in volume 1.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bunting (General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music), 1796; No. 39, p. 21. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 137, p. 69. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isles), 1867; No. 87, p. 20.