Bungalow Jig (The)

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X:1 T:Bungalow Jig, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:The mid-19th cent. music manuscript collection of James Goodman (County Cork, p. 110) F: http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=113&z=888.2141%2C1015.8743%2C7374.2874%2C4466.6667 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|{Bc}B2A Bcd|cAG FGA|{Bc}B2A Bcd|cAF G2A| {Bc}B2A Bcd|cAG FGA|BGG cAA|BcA G2:| |:A/G/|FDD FEF|{GA}G2F {GA}B2G|FDD FEF|GcA G2 A/G/| FDD FEF|GAG FGA|BGG cAA|dcA G2:|]



BUNGALOW JIG, THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman (1828–1896). Goodman, who spoke Irish and played the uilleann pipes, collected from tradition in Cork and elsewhere in Munster and obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed sources as well. Paul De Grae finds it interesting, if somewhat baffling, that a "Raj" word like 'bungalow' (from bangla, meaning "of Bengal") would appear in mid-19th century rural Ireland. However, neither Goodman nor Petrie give a source for the melody—the versions mirror each other note-for-note—and it is unclear where it was obtained.

The first strain is related to the first strains of "Buck in the Woods" and "Humors of Ballingarry" family of tunes.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers, vol. 1), 1998; no. 182, p. 75 ([1]). Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 962, p. 245.






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