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YE NATIVES OF THIS NATION. Irish, Air (4/4 time, "bold"). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "To this air was a violent political and Jacobite song, composed by a man named Barnaby O'Hanlon, a turner, a native of Donegal, who settled down and worked in our neighbourhood for some time. I learned both air and words in my childhood by merely hearing the people about me singing the song" (Joyce). One verse goes:

Our ancestors formerly great valour they have shown,
Great exploits for Ireland’s rights since James’s war was known;
Likewise the valiant Sarsfield his losses did bemoan,
When he reproved St. Ruth for the losing of Athlone.


Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 33, p. 19.

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