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X:66 T:Dalkeith Maiden M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Aird's Selections 1782-97 K:G DE|G>FGA B2 AG|A>GAB d3 e|d>BA>G A>cBA|{A}G2 E2 E2:|| ef|gfga "tr"g2 eg|agab a2 ge|g3 a bage|g2 d2 d2 ge| d>BA>G A2 g>e|db c/2B/2A/2G/2 E2 g>e| dG A>cBA|{A}G2 E2 E2|| % % There is enough resemblance between the above melody and that % which follows to suggest a common origin. The "Dalkeith Maiden" % was taken from Aird's Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and % Foreign Airs, Vol.III, published in Glasgow, 1786. The earliest %setting of "Biddy I'm Not Jesting" available is that obtained by % Petrie in 1829 from Paddy Coneely, the famousGalway piper, %and which appears in the key of A Flat in the Stanford Petrie % Collection of Irish Music. The source of this memorized version %of earlier years cannot now be recalled by the writer.