Big Fat Gal's Good I Know but a Little Fat Gal's Better O

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BIG FAT GAL'S GOOD I KNOW, BUT A LITTLE FAT GAL'S BETTER O! AKA and see "Shoehammer," "Paddy got Drunk on Fish and Potatoes." American, Jig. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Apparently an American version of an Irish jig, sourced locally in southwestern Pennsylvania to "old Irish fiddler Tommy Hare." R.P. Christeson's (1973) Missouri collected "Quadrille, No. 188" has a general resemblance to this tune, mostly in the second strain, notes Samuel Bayard (1981).

Source for notated version: Irvin Yaugher (Fayette County, Pa., 1946) & Wellington Funk (Greene County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard]. Yaugher had his version from "old Irish fiddler Tommy Hare."

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 532A & 531B, p. 474.

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