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X:1 T:Charlie Stewart [1] L:1/8 M:6/8 S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 165 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A d|cee Ace|dfa ecA|def ecA|GBB B2d| cee efg|agf ecA|f/g/af ecA|BAA A2:| |:d|cAA eAA|f/g/af ecA|cAA eAA|GBB B2d| cAA eAA|f/g/af ecA|agf eac|BAA A2:||

CHARLIE STEWART [1] (Catal Stuairt). AKA and see "French Fancy Dance," "Prince Charles (2)." Irish (?), Double Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Fr. John Quinn finds the jig earlier published in the Boston-based Elias Howe publications; in Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882) a version can be found as "French Fancy Dance," while in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) it appears as "Prince Charles (2)." Perhaps either Francis or James O'Neill altered the latter title to the familiarized "Charlie Stewart."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the tune was contributed to Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland by Chicago police sergeant and fiddler James O'Neill (no relation). James was originally from County Down and was an accomplished amateur musician with a large repertoire and a gift for transcribing. He served as Francis O'Neill's collaborator for "'Music of Ireland (1903).

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 44. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 935, p. 174. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 165, p. 42.

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