My love is living in Donegal town

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MY LOVE SHE IS LIVING IN DONEGAL TOWN. Irish, Slow Air (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Sent to Forde by the Rev. Alexander Ross of Dungiven, Londonderry" (Joyce). The air is identical to another air from the Pigot Collection (published within Joyce's work), No. 712, an untitled air from a Donegal native. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh (1994) states he heard the tune played by two fiddlers, John Doherty of Donegal and Vincent McLoughlin of Ballymaguigan, County Derry. He concludes the tune has some currency in the 19th century in the northwest of Ireland, but that it has gone out of fashion.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 663, p. 332.

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