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UNA. Irish, Air (4/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Collector P.W. Joyce [1] remarks the song was still current among the folk of Cork and Limerick at the time of his writing. He makes a distinction between this tune and Moore’s “Oonagh,” a different tune. 'Winifred' or 'Winnie' is the traditional English equivalent of the Irish Úna. See also mid-19th century cleric James Goodman's version as "Únadh".

Source for notated version: Learned by Joyce from his father, presumably when a boy in Limerick in the 1840’s.

Printed sources: Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873/1890; No. 97, p. 99.

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