Annotation:Sé mo chreach mhaidne

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X:1 T:Sé mo chreah mhaidne T:Woe is me M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:Bunting - Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, p. 69) K:G G/A/|B2 B AGA E2F|G2G Gd e2e|d2B A>GA E2G| D2B A2G G2z||G2 G GBd e2g|gfe B2d e2e| d2B A>GA E2G|D2B G2 G G3|G2G GBd e2g| gee B2f ege|d2B {B}AGA E2G|D2B A2G G2||

SÉ MO CHREACH MHAIDNE (Woe is me). AKA - "'Tis a pity I don't see my love" (Truagh nach bfaicim mo gradh). Irish, Air (9/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Donal O'Sulliven (1983) also found a note to the tune in Bunting's manuscripts )MS 33, bk 3, p. 53) "Is truancy nigh feckan mo graph. I do not see my love coming in a boat. I'm sorry I do not see my love. From B.B. From the County Mayo."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - the index of the Irish collector Edward Bunting's 1840 collection gives that the tune was obtained from Mrs. Fitzgerald at Westport, County Mayo, in 1802.

Printed sources : - O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 94, pp. 138-139.

Recorded sources: -

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