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THE PRICE OF MY PIG.
Irish, Double Jig. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Darley & McCall): AABB (Cranitch). The song was issued on 19th century broadside sheets .
In the year twenty nine when the weather was fine
I first made me way to the sweet fair of Trim
For to sell a fine swine it was my design
She was plump fat and fair and complete in each limb
This pig was as mild as a lamb or a child
You could whip her all over the world with a twig
And the truth for to tell, I sold her quite well
Two pounds ten was the price that I got for my pig.
Source for notated version: Mr. T.L. O'Callaghan, bandmaster of Reformatory (Philipstown, King's Co., Ireland) [Darley & McCall].
Printed sources: Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 7, p. 127. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 7. Darley & McCall ( The Feis Ceóil Collection of Irish Airs), 1914; No. 40, p. 17.
Recorded sources: Gourd GM 112, Kim Robertson - "Tender Shepherd" (1992). Matt Cranitch - "Take a Bow."
THE PRICE OF MY PIG full annotations and Past Featured Tunes
T:Price of My Pig
D|: E2A AGA | BcB GAB| cdc BcB | AGE ~E2D |
E2A AGA | BcB GAB | cdc BcB | AGE ~E3:||
|: efe ded | cdc B3 | cdc BcB | AGE E2D |
E2A AGA | BcB GAB | cdc BcB |1 AGE ~E3 :|2 AGE E2D ||
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