Old Ireland Rejoice
X:1 % T:Irish Air M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air N:An early version of Joyce's "Old Ireland Rejoice." B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse B:(London, 1787, No. 60, p. 37) N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions N: of Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin (AB/c/)|d2d2 cA|d4 cd|e2 (ge)(dc)|d4 de| f2f2 ed|e2e2 dc|d2a2 (ge)|d4 (cA)| G2A2c2|c3 ded|c2G2A2|c4 E2| F3GAG|A2c2 GE|D2 A2 GE|D4||
OLD IRELAND REJOICE. Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was included by Scottish musician and dancing master David Young in his MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, No. 52, pp. 102-107), "Written for the use of Walter Mcfarlan of that ilk." The air was printed in Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson's Hibernian Muse (London, 1787) as simply "Irish Air." P.W. Joyce's "Old Ireland Rejoice" is a development of the tune.