Oh were I king of Ireland
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OH WERE I KING OF IRELAND. Irish, Air (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part.
But, be it so, or be it not,
Or be it but a chance,
The very first time I saw my love.
She struck me in a trance.
Source for notated version: "From Mrs. Close" [Stanford/Petrie].
Printed sources: Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 535, p. 135.