Máire Ní Néill - Carolan's favorite jig

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In two sources this song is called Carolan's Favorite Jig. It is reprinted in the sources entitled Planxty Mary O'Neill. There are seven quatrains but only one is given in O'Sullivan. This air was taken from Petrie and given a fresh title, which is the name of the patron. This title is probably correct, since Carolan's poem on Mary O'Nrill is suited to this tune. ... O'Sullivan v 2 p 85.

'Sí Máire, inghean Hénrí, chuir barr ar chliú Gaedheal,
Le n-a céadfaidh gan táire gan tláithe gan chlaen
A dhá rosg bhreágha áluinn do h-d-áirimheadh insa sgéimh
Mar diamonds i bhfáinní 'cur deálradh ar gach taebh.

Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan vol 1 pg. Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
For phonetics consult the pocket dictionary Fóclóir Póca.
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