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X:1 T:Tá mé i n-éagmais ach íocfadh mé fós T:I’m in debt but I’ll pay them yet M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, p. 103) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A ccc cBA GEA/B/|ccc dBG A2A|ccc dBA GEC|DEF GEG A2|| A|GEE FED CB,A,|CDE EFG A2A|GEE FED CB,A,|ccc dBG A3||



TÁ MÉ I n-ÉAGMAIS ACH Í OCFADH MÉ FÓS (I'm in debt but I'll pay them yet). AKA and see "Dissipated Youth (2) (The), "Moll Roe (3)," "Stannish an Arrish," "Táim i n-Arréars," "Monks of the Screw (The)." Irish, Air (9/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. No words have been found for this song-air. The alternate titles are variants of this melody, save for the "Dissipated Youth," which is the name Bunting affixed to the piece in his MS. He had previously printed a tune called "Dissipated Youth" in his 1796 collection but there is no connection between this melody and his earlier one.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the indes to the Irish collector Edward Bunting's 1840 collection gives the melody from "Mrs. B. at Oranmore, Co. Galway in 1839."

Printed sources : - Edward Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; p. 103. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 141, p. 197.






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