Butcher's March (2) (The)

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BUTCHER'S MARCH [2], THE (Mairseail na mBuisteiri). AKA and see "Bloody Oul' Hag is it Tay You Want?" "Bog of Allen (1) (The)," "Brendan Begley's Jig," "Butchers of Bristol (3) (The)," "Lark's March (The)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Mulvihill, O'Neill, Taylor): AABB' (Harker/Rafferty, O'Brien): AABBCCDD (Breathnach). The original tune was a six-part jig published in the 18th century under the same title; see note for "Butcher's March (1).". O'Neill and Taylor have the parts reversed from each other. The tune appears as "Butcher's Jig" in the latter 19th century music manuscript of the Reynolds family of Gaigue, Co. Longford. See also the variant appearing in Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. II, no. 21 (p. 13, appears as "Gan ainm/untitled"), from County Clare fiddler Bill O'Mally, and the English/Scottish "Give Me a Lass with a Lump of Land."

Sources for notated versions: fiddler Mrs. Murphy, 1967 (Co. Cork, Ireland) [Breathnach]; "From my mother" [Mulvihill]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II); No. 21, p. 13 ("Gan Ainm" {untitled}). Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 27 [2], p. 16. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 233, p. 72. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 5, p. 65 (appears as "The Butchers Jig"). O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), Boston, 1949. O'Brien (Irish Folk Dance Music), 1952; No. 130. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems). Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 51, p. 38. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 10.

Recorded sources: Piping Pig Records PPPCD 001, Jimmy O'Brien- Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996. Learned from piper Tommy Kearney). Shaskeen - "My Love is in America."

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]

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