Cunningham's Fancy

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CUNNINGHAM'S FANCY (Roga Uí Connaigain). AKA and see "Joy of My Life ((The)," "Fisherman's Lilt (1)," "Halligan's Fancy," "Humors of Donnybrook," "Michael Coleman's Dream," "Molly What Ails You?," "Old John's Jig" (the 'B' part only) "Pretty Girls of the Village (1) (The)," "Funny Eye(s)," "You're Right My Love," "Siege of Ennis (1) (The)," "Lady Mary Lindsay" (strains reversed). Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB.

Source for notated version: uilleann piper Patsy Tuohey [O'Neill]. Tuohey (1865 – 1923) was born near Loughrea, County Galway, although he emigrated to America with his family when still a toddler. Tuohey (whom O'Neill praised as the "genial wizard of the Irish pipers") carved out a career on the vaudeville stage, not only by piping but also performing in skits and comic routines.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1290, p. 242. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 555, p. 103.

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