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SIXPENCE, THE (An se-pingin). AKA and see "It is not the tear this moment shed." Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Major (): F Major (Clinton). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Walker (1924), extolling the virtues of Irish folk melody, calls this tune “a wonderful example of what can be crowded into a restricted structural scheme.” Thomas Moore used a version of the melody for his song "It is not the tear this moment shed", written in memory of his uncle.