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X: 1 T: Seamus O'Brien I: C:William Shakespeare Hays, 1867 M: 3/4 Z: R: waltz F: K: G g>f|"G"e2 d2 BA| G4 DD| "C"E2 G2 E2| "G"D3E DC| B,2 D2 GB| "Em"e2 d2 B2| "Am"A3G AB| "D"A4 gf| "G"e2 d2 BA| G4 DD| "C"E2 G2 c2| "C#dim"e3g fe| "G"d2 B2 G2| "D"AE3 F2| "G"G3F GA| G4|] B2| "Em"e3d ef| g2 f2 e2| "B"f2 B3c| B4 B2| "Em"e3d ef| g2 f2 g2| "C"a6| "D"g4 f2| "G"e2 d2 BA| G4 DD| "C"E2 G2 c2| "C#dim"e3g fe| "G"d2 B3G| "D"A2 E2 F2| "G"G4- GA| G4|]

SEAMUS O'BRIEN('S). AKA and see "By-Gone Days Waltz," "James O'Brien," "Shamus O'Brien." Irish, Slow Air: American, Canadian; Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody is very popular in the American Mid West as a waltz tune (as "Shamus O'Brien). It is in Francis O'Neill's early 20th century collection as "James O'Brien."
Written by American poet William Shakespeare Hays [1837-1907] in 1866 and published in sheet music form in 1867, as a song in answer to Nora O’Neal.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Eleanor Townsend (Ontario, Canada) [Hinds].

Printed sources : - Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 31. Matthiesen (Waltz Book II), 1995; p. 53.

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