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COMB YOUR HAIR AND CURL IT (Cior do gruaig agus case e). AKA and see "Black Rock (The)," "Coleman's Slip Jig (2)," "Mount the Hair and Curl It." Irish, Slip Jig. E Minor: A Dorian (Kennedy). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AAB (Tubridy): AABB (Miller & Perron, Williamson). The melody was recorded by famed County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman (1891–1945) in New York in 1925 as the second tune paired with "Foxhunter's Jig (1) (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 3), 1974; No. 78 (as "Coleman's 2"). S. Johnson (Kitchen Musician No. 6: Jigs), 1982 (revised 1989, 2001); p. 5. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book: Slip Jigs & Waltzes), 1999; No. 51, p. 12 (appears as "Mount Your Hair and Curl It"). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 24. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 44. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 447, p. 87. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 2), 1999; p. 42. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with Armagh Piper's Club, vol. 2), 11. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scotch and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 85.

Recorded sources: Intrepid Records – Michael Coleman. Claddagh Records CC2, The Chieftains.

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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