O! Sweet Adare

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O! SWEET ADARE (O! At-Dara Aoibinn). Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Paul de Grae finds a similar setting of this tune as "Cape Clear", collected by William Forde (c. 1759-1850) and printed by P.W. Joyce in Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, No. 653), and he notes that Petrie collected the tune twice (in nearly identical settings), as an untitled tune (Stanford/Petrie, 1905, No. 79) and a setting of "Black Eyed Susan" (No. 729). De Grae believes the title is associated with the poem "O sweet Adare! O lovely vale!" by Gerald Griffin (1803-1840), often anthologized in the 19th century.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 190, p. 33.

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