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RAVEN'S NEST, THE. Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB.

Source for notated version: "Phil Gleeson of Coolfree near Ballyorgan in the Co. Limerick, from whom I took down this air (about 1852), had a memory richly stored with Irish airs, songs, and folklore. He was a noted singer, and such an inimitable whistler that at some distance he was able to puzzle the best ear as to what sort of musical instrument he played" (Joyce).

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 159, pp. 80-81.

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