Source: P.J. O’Reilly (Westport) in The Petrie Collection of The Ancient Music of Ireland.

‘The following is another of the beautiful melodies collected in the county of Mayo, by Mr. Patrick J. O’Reilly, of Westport, and which, as I have already stated, have been kindly placed at my disposal by that gentleman. It will be seen that it belongs to that numerous class of narrative airs of which I have already given so many examples; and also, that it hears a strong general resemblance to the melody called “The Young Man’s Dream,” and now better known as “The Groves of Blarney,” or “The last Rose of Summer.”‘1

  1. George Petrie (ed.), The Petrie Collection of The Ancient Music of Ireland, Arranged for Piano-Forte,Vol. I. Dublin: Printed at the University Press for The Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland, by M. H. Gill, 1855, p127.