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BLACK MATHEW. Irish, Air (6/8 time, "with spirit"). G Dorian. Standard tuning. One part.
Source for notated version: "O'Brien" [O'Neill], referring perhaps to James "Jimmy" O'Brien, a piper originally from Swineford, County Mayo (1823-1885), who emigrated to Portland, Maine, in the 1860's. He made his way to Boston, and, by 1875, to Chicago, where he was an influential member of the Irish music community. His set of pipes eventually came into the possession of Chicago police Sergeant James Early, a contemporary of O'Neill's.
Printed source: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 551, p. 96.