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X:1 T:Untitled N:c.f. Bang Up, How is your mother? M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 137, p. 46) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|d2d f2f|a2a f2d|g2e f2d|cde ABc| d2d f2f|a2a f2d|g2e f2d|cBA d2:| |:A|F2A F2A|F2A d2c|B2d A2d|G2e cBA| F2A F2A|F2A d2c|Bcd ABc|d3 d3:| |:A|f2e d2c|B2A G2F|G2A B2e|dcB A2A| f2e d2c|B2A G2F|G2B A2F|GFE D2:|

BANG UP [1]. AKA and see "How Is Your Mother?" Irish, English; Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning. ABC (Joyce): AABBCC (Callaghan). The melody under the "Bang Up" title appears in the c. 1820-1834 music copybook manuscripts of rural labourer and poet John Clare (1793-1864), Helpston, Northamptonshire (No. 78), and the 1841 copybook of John Moore, Tyneside Northumberland (No. 90). It was published by Preston (1801). The tune was entered as an untitled jig in Book 3 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). Francis O'Neill printed a two-part version as "How Is Your Mother?" in his Music of Ireland (1903, No. 1829).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; pg. 71. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 829, pgs. 401-402.

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