Annotation:Dairy Maid's Wish (The)

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DAIRY-MAID'S WISH, THE. AKA and see "Dairymaid (2) (The)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman's mid-19th century manuscripts. Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed sources. The melody in Goodman and Petrie is virtually identical.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 52, pp. 23-25. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 597, p. 150.

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