O Nancy Don't You Remember?

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O NANCY DON'T YOU REMEMBER? (A Anna Ann ne nac meabraig tu?) AKA - "O Nancy, Nancy, Don't You Remember?" AKA and see "Slán le Máigh." Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was collected by George Petrie as "O Nancy, Nancy, Don't You Remember." The melody is more familiar as the air of the song "Slán le Máigh" ("Farewell to the Maigue") composed by Aindrias Mac Craith, a poet who lived near the banks of the Maigue River in Co. Limerick. The song was composed in 1738 when Mac Craith was banished from the parish of Croom for romantic indiscretions. The same air has been used by some Cork singers, including Jimmy Crowley, for the song "The Bells of Shandon."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 601, p. 106.

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