Annotation:Chickens Gone to Scotland (2)

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X:1 T:Chickens Gone to Scotland [2] M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:fiddler Dónal O’Connor Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ddor d2|:e>d c>A E2c2|c>G E>C E2 d2|e>d cB/A/ (3^G2A2B2|c>G E>C D2D2:|| A>G (3ABc D2D2|G>C E>C D2D2|A>GA>B c>BA>B|c>G E>C D2D2||

CHICKENS GONE TO SCOTLAND [2]. Irish, Reel (4/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Fr. John Quinn, in an amazing piece of comparative analysis, finds this tune cognate with Rev. Luke Donnellan's "Chickens Gone to Scotland (1)," despite the apparent differences. However, Dónal O'Connor's setting is not only transposed down a fifth, but also is "transposed secondarily sideways by half a bar, suing the omitted first quarter bar redoubled to form the final bar of the second part!." To see this, take the last 'D' quarter note of the O'Connor's second strain, and move it to the beginning of the first strain, just before the 'd' note pickup, then rebar. The first measures should then read: |D2d2 e>dc>A|E2c c>G E>C| etc.

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