O where are you going my pretty fair maid?

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O WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MY PRETTY FAIR MAID? Irish, Air (6/8 time, "lively"). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "This...(is) from Donegal" (Joyce).

"O, where are you going, my pretty fair maid,
So early? come tell to me now."
"I'll tell you the truth, kind sir," she said,
"I've lost my grey spotted cow." .... [Joyce]

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 152, p. 77.

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