When my old hat was new
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WHEN MY OLD HAT WAS NEW. Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Sir Samuel Ferguson has written a ballad with this title" (Joyce).
Source for notated version: "Copied from (a) very old well written manuscript lent to me in 1873 by Mr. J. O'Sullivan, of Bruff, Co. Limerick."
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 238, pp. 115 116.