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X:1 T:Rights of an Irishman, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 153. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D DFA AdB|AdB ABc|dcB AGF|EDE FDB,| DFA AdB|AdB ABc|dcB AGF|EDE D3:| |:dfa aba|aba agf|gbg faf|ede fdB| dfa agf|ede fdB|AdB AGF|EDE D3:|]

BOOK OF RIGHTS, THE (Leabar na g-Ceart). AKA - "Rights of an Irishman (The)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paul de Grae notes that O'Neill's title (Book of Rights) belongs to a Irish medieval manuscript. The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman under the title “Rights of an Irishman (The).” County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) entered a version of the tune in Book 3 of his c. 1883 music manuscript collection as "Jackson's."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Edward Cronin [O'Neill]. Edward Cronin was a fiddler originally from County Tipperary, and was a member of the Chicago Irish Music Club at the turn of the 20th century.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 23. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 783, p. 146. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 60, p. 26.

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