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The Best Songs Of All Nations For Young People With Sheet Music & Lyrics.

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70 Songs That Every Child Should Know
Robin Adair
The music had its origin in the Irish song, Eileen Aroon,* which was written about 1450. The words were written to Robin Adair who was known to King George III. as " the Lucky Irishman." It was written in a fit of love-sickness, by Lady Keppel, and just before her mar­riage to Robin. Handel so loved the tune that he maintained he had rather have written it than to have written all his own compositions put together.
Rob - - - in                A - - - dair.
* Ellen, the treasure of my heart.
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