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O'LEARY'S IRELAND. Irish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler Ed Reavy (1898-1988). The title refers to a character named John O'Leary in Yeats poem "September 1913." O'Leary has passed away, and the poet mourns not only for him but for all that he stood for:
Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
It's with O'Leary in the grave.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 18, p. 19.