Around the World for Sport (3)

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(A)ROUND THE WORLD FOR SPORT [3]. Irish, March (6/8 time) or Single Jig. G Major/E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (Joyce, O’Neill). A 6/8 variant of "Around the World for Sport (1)." O’Neill’s version is nearly identical to that printed earlier by Howe and Joyce. The march or jig dates to at least the beginning of the 19th century and was contained in The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 534), the music manuscript collection of John Buttery (1784-1854) who joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in 1814. His large ms. copybook contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs.

Source for notated version: “Taken down in 1850 from Ned Goggin of Glenosheen, in the county Limerick” [P.W. Joyce]; “Set from Edward Goggin, Glenosheen. (From the Irish collector) Mr. Joyce” [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources: Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 19. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), 1867; No. 25, p. 7. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 70, p. 71. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 958, p. 241. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1828, p. 343.

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