Annotation:Back of the Change (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Back the Change T:Back of the Change [1] T:Beauty Spot, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 1, p. 39 (mid-19th century) F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive N:According to Hugh and Lisa Shields, Goodman obtained the tune from a manuscript given to him N:by Dublin bookseller John O'Daly. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D ABAG Addc|ABAG Ec c2|ABAG Addc|A2 AG FD D2:| ed d2 ec c2|ed d2 eaag|edd2 ec c2|Adde f2 ed| ed d2 ec c2|ed d2 eaag|fdec dcAG|Adde fedc||

BACK OF THE CHANGE [1], THE. AKA - "Back the Change." AKA and see "Beauty Spot (The)." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Back of the Change [1]" is a cognate but distanced version of the reel usually known as "Beauty Spot (The)" today. The title perhaps refers to 'Back of the Change House' (a mercantile exchange), although that title belongs to another (Scottish) tune. A version was entered into Book 2 (p. 153)[1] of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist), who, according to Hugh and Lisa Shields[2], obtained it from a manuscript provided to him by Dublin bookseller John O'Daly.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript, having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

Printed sources : - Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1912; No. 185, p. 71. Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers, vol. 2), 2013; No. 660.

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