Old Ireland a Long Farewell
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OLD IRELAND, A LONG FAREWELL. Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. An English-sounding melody. The tune was originally published by the Dublin Feis Ceóil Association in 1914, although it was collected at the turn of the 20th century. It is a "corrupt version" of "Burns Farewell," dating to 1797.
Source for notated version: a MS. of Schoolmaster James Whiteside (Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland) [Darley & McCall].
Printed sources: Connelly & Martin (Forget Me Not), 2002; pp. 90-91. Darley & McCall (The Feis Ceóil Collection of Irish Airs), 1914; No. 49, p. 21.