Behind the Haystack (1)

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BEHIND THE HAYSTACK [1]. AKA and see "Barr na Feirste," "Bhláthach Mhuimhneach (An)," "Box the Monkey," "Munster Buttermilk (1)," "Squeeze Your Thighs," "Take Her or Leave Her." Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (Boys/Lough, Mallinson, Miller): AA'BB'CC' (Vallely). As a four-part melody called "Box the Monkey," it appears in the music manuscript collection of cleric James Goodman (1828-1896). Another early printing is in Kerr's Merry Melodies, vol. 1 (c. 1875) as "Munster Buttermilk (1)."

Source for notated version: flute player Matt Malloy [Bulmer & Sharpley].

Printed sources: Boys of the Lough, 1977, p. 4. Breathnach (CRÉ II), No. 29. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974, vol. 1, No. 63. Mallinson (100 Essential), 1995; No. 83, p. 36. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 6, p. 17. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club), 197?; No. 36, p. 34.

Recorded sources: Great Meadow Music GMM 2003, "Rodney Miller's Airdance" (2000). Green Linnet SIF 3018, "Molloy/Peoples/Brady." Transatlantic TRA 296, Boys of the Lough - "Live at Passim" (1974).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1],
Alan Ng's [2]

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