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WHY DIDN'T I LOVE MAIRE? (Tuige gan Grá a'm do Mháire?). Irish, Slip Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Breathnach gives this verse to the tune from Tim Leahy:

Why didn't I love Maire?
Why didn't she love me?
Why didn't I love Maire,
Better than anybody?

She has twenty cows,
And I have only four.
Buckle them up together
And that’ll make twenty-four.

Breathnach (1985) finds the ‘B’ part similar to that of “Beesom (The).”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Mickey Burke, 1968 (Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 96, p. 52.

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