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COPPERS AND BRASS [2] (Pinginí is prás). AKA and see "Bliven's Favorite," "Butchers of Bristol (1) (The)", "By Your Leave Larry Grogan," "County Limerick Buckhunt," "Finerty's Frolic," "Greensleeves (3)," "Groom," "Hardigan's," "Hartigan's Fancy," "Humors of Ennistymon (1) (The)," "Humors of Milltown (2)," "Larry Grogan [1]", "Lasses of Melrose (The)," "Lasses of Melross," "Little Fanny's Fancy," "Lynn's Favourite," "Lynny's Favourite," "Paddy's the Boy," "Pingneacha rua agus prás," "Queen of the Rushes," "Waves of Tramore (The)," "Willie Clancy's." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (Breathnach): AABBCDD (Mitchell). The melody is known by most traditional musicians now-a-days by the title "Humours of Ennistymon," however, pipers seem to know it better as "Coppers and Brass." Breathnach remarks that the tune was originally printed (by John Walsh before 1736 in Country Dances Book the Second) under the title "Larry Grogan," named for the County Wexford gentleman piper of the early-mid 1700's. Aird's (Selections, vol. II, c. 1790) "The Lasses of Melross" has the same first part. O'Neill prints versions of the tune as "Hartigan's Fancy" (a poor version, states Breathnach), "By your leave, Larry Grogan," "Little Fanny's Fancy," and "The County Limerick Buckhunt." In a later O'Neill publication (Waifs and Strays) it appears as "The Limerick Buckhunt" and "The Waves of Tramore." Joyce (1909) gives it as "Green Sleeves." See also note for "Groom."

Sources for notated versions: piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; piper Sean Potts (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 4, p. 4 (appears as "Pingneacha Rua agus Prás"). Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 41, p. 53.

Recorded source: Gael-Linn CEF 045, "Paddy Keenan" (1975). Dervish - "A Midsummer's Night Session" (Video. Performed with flute player Seamus Tansey, who says its an old pipers' tune he learned as a child). See also Alan Ng's Irish Tune Info. [1], Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index [2].

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