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CHIEFS OF OLD TIMES [2], THE. Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.

Source for notated version: Phil Gleeson of Coofree, near Ballorgan in the Co. Limerick, 1850's..."he had a memory richly stored with Irish airs, songs and folklore. He was a noted singer, and such an in imitable whistler that at some distance he was able to puzzle the best ear as to what sort of musical instrument he played" [Joyce].

Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 161, pp. 81-82.


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