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BEESOM, THE. AKA and see "Bisim in the Kitchen (The)," "Dandies Gone a Roaming (The)." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Breathnach (1985) finds the first part similar to the second strain of "Why Didn't I Love Maire"; (Tuige gan Grá a'm do Mháire?). The tune was entered (note for note the same as Levey's version) into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: R.M. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 81, p. 32.

Recorded sources:




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