As I Was Walking One Morning in May

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X:1 T:As I was walking one morning in May M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Andante" S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 663 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C EF | G2e2 GA | _BG F2 EF | G2e2 d>c | c4 ef | g2e2c2 | f2e2d2 | c2 cB G^F | G4 ef | g2e2c2 | f2e2d2 | c2 cB GF | G4 EF | GA _B2 c2 | _BG F2 EF | G2e2 d>c | c4 ||



AS I WAS WALKING ONE MORNING IN MAY. Irish, Air (3/4 time). C Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. It is interesting to compare the song set to this tune with the Appalachian derivative song "One Morning in May"[1]. Although they are quite different in both words and music, they are both in triple time and clearly related.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From P. Coneely" [Stanford/Petrie]. Paddy Conneely was an uilleann piper from County Galway and a source for many airs and tunes to mid-19th century collectors.

Printed sources : - Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 663, p. 166.






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  1. See, for example, the performance video of "One Morning in May" by West Virginia fiddler Melvin Wine (1909-2003) and folklorist Gerry Miles at Berea College [1].
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