Blow the Candle Out

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BLOW THE CANDLE OUT. Irish, Air (2/4 time). E Flat Major (Haverty, Stanford/Petrie): G Major (O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A widespread and very common folksong throughout Britain and Ireland [Roud 368; Laws P17], in both acceptable and bawdy versions.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 34, p. 14. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 330, p. 57. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 634, p. 159.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
See entry at Mainly Norfolk [1]
See the Mudcat thread on the song [2]
See the Ballad Index entry on the song [3]
See two song entries at the Contemplator site [4]
See entry at Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [5]




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