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X:1 T:All Hands Around [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 467 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G2 Be d2 Bd|gdBd cAFA|G2 Be d2 Bd|dcAB GDEF| G2 Be d2 Bd|gdBd cAFA|GBAc (3Bcd eg|fdcA G3z:| |:bagb a2 fa|gfeg fd d2|bagb a2 fa|gfef d2 ga| bagb a2 fa|gfeg fdBA|GBAc (3Bcd eg|fdcA G3z:||



ALL HANDS AROUND [1]. Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paul de Grae notes that O'Neill's "All Hands Around" is a variant of "Lady Mary Ramsey (2)" AKA "Queen's Shilling (The), and that it is related to Boston publisher Elias Howe's "Lady Gordon's Reel (3)"[1].


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 73, p. 153. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; 93. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1188, p. 224. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 467, p. 90.

Recorded sources : - Front Hall FHR-024, Fennig's All-Star String Band - "Fennigmania" (1980. Learned from the Gallowglass Ceili Band).




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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2017 [1].