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CHUIR Mé FEISTEAS AR MO THEACHSA (I Furnished Up My House). AKA and see "Bobby Casey's Hornpipe," "Humors of Tullycreen (The)/Humors of Tullycrine (The)," "The Road to the Golleen." Irish, Hornpipe. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Moyland): AABB (Breathnach). Breathnach prints these words, from source John Kelly, with the air:

I furnished up my house as well as I was able,
With a three-legged stool and a fine old table.
That wouldn't do I had to get the cradle
And look for the bottle in the morning.

Sources for notated versions: fiddler John Kelly/Seán O'Kelly (Ireland) [Breathnach]; Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border).

Moylan quotes O'Leary saying:

And do you know where we got it? I was along with Denis Murphy behind playing in the Jug of Punch bar where Lil's sister is married in Killarney. And myself and Denis Murphy that opened the bar, I suppose about twenty-six years ago and Mike Sullivan, a man from Kilcummin, a fairly old heavy lad, a great set dancer, he walked up and came out with that hornpipe, we never had it heard. Denis held at it till he got it and I got it from Denis then and 'Mike Sullivan's' we called it. He usen't to play at all but he had every tune under the rising sun in his head. [Moylan].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 205, p. 83. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 77, p. 44.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet GLCD 3009, Kevin Burke - "If the Cap Fits" (1978. Appears as "Bobby Casey's Hornpipe," learned from Co. Clare musician Bobby Casey). Topic 12T357, Johnny O'Leary - "Music for the Sets" (1977. Appears as the first of two hornpipes called "Mike Sullivan's"). Standfast PINE 1216, Bobby Casey and others - "Traditional Music from Galway and Clare" (1977. Appears as "The Road to the Golleen" featuring Casey with Raymond Rowland, concertina).


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