Seas are Deep
X:1 T:Seas are deep, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Mulhollan – Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin A|A^c d3e|fe d3e|fe d2 A>G|F>D D3:| |:A|BBAGA^c|d^c d2 AF|DD F2 GF|DD D3:|]
SEAS ARE DEEP, THE. Irish, Air (3/4 time). E Flat Minor (Petrie): D Dorian (Howe): D Minor (Mulhollan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (Howe, Mulhollan). The tune is attributed to blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), thought Donal O’Sullivan, in his definitive work on the bard could find no incontrovertible evidence of its origin .
- Donal O'Sullivan, "The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper", 1958.