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YOUNG LADY, THE (Beanuasal og, An). AKA - "Bhean Óg Uasal (An)." Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Mixlolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Paul de Grae finds the air in collector George Petrie's Ancient Music of Ireland (1855) as "Bhean Óg Uasal (An)" (No. 172), and the Stanford/Petrie collection as "When I am dead and my days are over, Come Molly astoreen and lay me down" (No. 635), and, in minor mode, as "Molly Asthoreen" (No. 447).

Source for notated version: Chicago Police Sergeant James O’Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O’Neill’s collaborator [O’Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 237, p. 41.

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