Tune of the Day: My Dear Irish Girl
This air appears in Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. O'Neill writes:
Not a few songs or ballads have been sung to a variant of this old air, one of them being named “The Hat My Father Wore”. Where the second part came from the Editor is unable to say, except that it has lodged in his memory for many years.