Courting Them All (1)

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COURTING THEM ALL ("Ag Suirid Iad Go Leir," "Ag Suirí Leo ar Fad" or "Da Siurad Go Leir"). AKA and see "Bashful Bachelor (1) (The),” "Don't Bother Me," “Jimmy Holmes' Favorite,” "Moving Bog (2) (The)," "Miss Rae's Reel," "Old Batchelor's Reel," "Rachel Rae." Irish, English, Scottish; Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB' (Breathnach, Kennedy, O'Neill/Krassen, Raven): AB (O'Neill/Krassen & 1001). The melody appears to have Scots origins in John Lowe’s “Rachel Rae.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 1), 1976; No. 174. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book, vol. 2), 1954; p. 13 (appears as "Rachel Rae"). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 149. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1489, p. 275. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 713, p. 126. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 178 (appears as "Rachel Rae"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 73.

Recorded sources: Mulligan Records LUN 039, Keving Burke & Jackie Daly – "Eavesdropper" (1981).

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




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