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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 biography:James Goodman under the title “Rights of an Irishman (The).” County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography: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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