Coming Through the Fields

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X:1 T:Coming thro' the Field M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe Q:"Moderately Quick" B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 47, p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 Bd (gd)Bd|{d}cBAB cedc|BGGA BcdB|ecAF GF{F}ED| G2 Bd gdBd|{d}cBAB cedc| BGGA BcdB|ecAF G2:| |:ga|b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|b2 ag b2 ag|egfa g2 (ga)| b2 ag b2 ag|egdg egdg|(3bag (af) (ge) (fd)|cdef gecA:|]



COMING THROUGH THE FIELD(S). AKA - "Coming Thro' the Field." AKA and see "Miss Thornton’s Reel," "Thro the Fields (2)," "Boat Street Lasses (The)," "House on the Hill (4) (The)," "Maid of the Forest (The)," "Lady Ann Hope (1)," "Creeping Mouse (The)," "Down the Street," "Sets canadiens (3b)," "Spike Island Lasses (2)," "Salamanca (2)," "O'Loughlin's Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune listed as having been commonly played at Orange County, New York country dances in the 1930's (Lettie Osborn. New York Folklore Quarterly, pp. 211-215). O'Neill's "Miss Thornton’s Reel" is a similar setting. A close variant of the tune was entered as an untitled reel into Book 2 (No. 203) of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 131, p. 60. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 47, p. 19.



See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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