Annotation:Old Ireland Rejoice

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X:1 T:Old Ireland, Rejoice M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:P.W. Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, No. 787) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ddor AB/c/|d2d2 c>A|d4 cd|e2e2 d>c|c4 c/d/e| f2f2 Te>d|e2e2 Td>c|A2a2 g>e|d4 c>A| G2A2 c>d|e2g2 e>d|c2G2 AB|c3 BAG|F2 FAGF|E2E2 FG| A2A,2 CE|D4||AB/c/|d4 A2|d2d4|e4 cd| e4 c/d/e|f4 fg|{f}e4 ef|Td4 A2| d4 c2|A4 c2|g4 ed|c4G2|c3 BAG| F2F2 FG|A2 A/B/c G>F|E2A2A,2|D4||

OLD IRELAND REJOICE. Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was included by Edinburgh fiddler and writing master David Young in his MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, 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.

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Printed sources : - P.W. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 787.

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