Behind the Haystack (2)

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X:1 T:Behind the Haystack [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 141 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d|efe edB|def gfe|dBA ABA|dBA ABd| efe edB|def gfe|dBG GAG|dBG G2:| |:d|gbg faf|ege dBG|dBA ABA|dBA ABd| gbg faf|ege dBG|dBG GAG|dBG G2:| |:d|g2a bge|g2a bge|dBA ABA|dBA ABd| g2a bge|g2a bge|dBG GAG|dBG G2:||



BEHIND THE HAYSTACK [2] (Taob Siar De'n Cruac-Feur). AKA and see "Munster Buttermilk (1)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A variant of "Behind the Haystack (1)." Paul de Grae finds the tune nearly identical to "Munster Buttermilk (1)" as printed by R.M. Levey in the latter 19th century, save that O'Neill's third part in "Behind the Haystack" is the one that begins "Munster Buttermilk," and the latter tune is in the key of 'D' rather than 'G' (except that the third part in 'Buttermilk', the second on O'Neill's 'Haystack', remains in 'G' [1].


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Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 39. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 893, p. 166. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 141, p. 38.






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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes to Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2011.