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COLONEL HOPKINS (An Ardtaoiseac Opcins). Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/Krassen): AA'B (O'Neill/1850). In a 1906 letter to Alfred Percival Graves in 1906 (printed in "A Few Gossipy Notes" in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, London, O'Neill wrote that he obtained the tune from listening to a pianist play it while attending a Chicago theater.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 107. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1260, p. 237.

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