Now I am tired and wish I was at home
X:1 T:Now I'm weary and wish I was at home T:Prodigal Son, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:William Forde music manuscript collection N:Forde collected the tune from piper Hugh O'Beirne Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin E/G/A/B/ |c2 c2 (3BAc|(BA)(GE) (3GED|E2 (EG)(AB)|A2G2 E/G/A/B/| cd e2 (3edc|(BA)(GA) (3BAG|A2 (3GEG (3AGE|E2E2|| G2 (GA)(BA)|A2G2 B/A/G/E/|E2 (EG)(AB)|A2G2 E/G/A/B/| cd eg (3edc|BAGA (3BAG|A2 (3GEG (3AGE|E2 E2||
NOW I AM TIRED/WEARY AND WISH I WAS AT HOME. AKA - "The Prodigal Son." Irish, Air (3/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle) AB. Fr. John Quinn points out that George Petrie (or perhaps his editor, Charles Villiers Stanford) made alterations in the original air, collected from Leitrim piper Hugh O'Beirne. First, the word 'weary' in the title was changed in favor of 'tired', and 'G' sharp notes were added to rising eight-note runs. Also the alternate title "The Prodigal Son" was omitted all together.