Banks of the Blackwater (The)

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X:1 T:Banks of the Blackwater M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderate" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 50 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G>A|B2d2 ge|d2B2 (3Bdg|edcBAG|BDEFGA|B2d2 d/e/f|g3 b a/g/f/e/| d>e dB A>G|G4||GE|D3 EGD|E2G2 AB |{d}dB dB AG|E4 d/e/f|g2G2 G/A/B| A2B2 d>g|fe dc Bc|B2 A2 G>A|B2d2 d/e/f|g3 b a/g/f/e/|d>e dB AG| E4 GA|B>c d DEF|G>A B dge|d>e d BAG|G4||



BANKS OF THE BLACKWATER (Bruaca na amne-duba). Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Researcher Fr. John Quinn believes the tune is a reworking of cellist James Oswald's (composer) (1710-1769) "Braes of Ballenden (2) (The)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator on his earlier words.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 50, p. 9.






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