Maire My Girl was written by Irish poet John Keegan Casey and published in 1867 in his collection of poems called, A Wreath of Shamrocks.
Casey is best known for writing The Rising of the Moon about the 1798 Irish Rebellion. He wrote several other nationalist poems, but as Maire My Girl, shows he was also comfortable writing love poetry.
The music was composed by George Aitken.
Maire is pronounced Moyer.
This version is sung by Richard Tauber, but it was also recorded by several other leading performers in the first half of the 20th century, including John Mccormick, Josef Locke and Tom Burke.