Brown Mallet (The)

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X:1 T:Brown Mallet, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderate" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 448 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|GG B>G|B d3|GG BA/G/|F A3|GG B>G|B d3|ed/B/ GA|G3:| |:(3d/e/f/|gf ef|ed z(3d/e/f/|gf ef|d3 (3d/e/f/|gf ed|B e3|d>B G>A|G3 :||



{{font|text=BROWN MALLET, THE. Irish, Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Irish musician and researcher Paul de Grae finds the song in John O'Daly's (1800-1878) Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849, 1860) as "The Plug of Tobacco" (Smachdaoin Crón). O'Daly explains that the title refers to a stash of tobacco, the end result (like a 'dime' of marijuana) of extensive smuggling networks for tea and tobacco in Munster in the mid-19th century to avoid crushing excise taxes.


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Source for notated version : -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 448, p. 78.

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