Annotation:Cup of Tea (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Cup of Tea/Tay [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix .e.A (3AAA g2 .f.g | eAAc BGG2 | .e.A(3AAA g2 .f.g|afge dgfg | .e.A (3AAA g2 .f.g | eAAc BGG2 | .e.A(3AAA g2 .f.g | afge d2 (cd) || eaag efgf | eaag edcd | eaag efgb | afge d2 (cd) | eaag efgf | eaag edcd | eaag efgb | afge dgfg ||

CUP OF TEA/TAY [2], THE. AKA "Molly's Cup of Tea." AKA and see "Lady's Cup of Tea (The)," "Merry Harriers (1) (The)." Irish, Scottish; Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Cole): AA'BB' (Kerr). See also the related "Miltown Maid (1) (The)." County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (1828-1896) coped the opening bars of this tune as "Molly's Cup of Tea" in Volume 5 of his large mid-19th century music manuscript collection (No. 61, p. 29), in a section of pipe tunes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 9. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 220, p. 25. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 31. Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2), 2013; No 878.

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