Daniel O'Connell

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DANIEL O'CONNELL. AKA and see "Bundle and Go (2)," "Larry O'Gaff (1), "Making Babies by Steam." Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. David Taylor (1992) notes that this tune is often confused with the similar, though different, and better-known "Larry O'Gaff" (usually played in G Major). To add to the confusion, the tune in the volume he edits from the playing of the band Shaskeen sounds more like "Larry O'Gaff" (especially in the first part, which is nearly identical) transposed to the key of D. The names "Daniel O'Connell" and "Making Babies by Steam" are both derived from the same comic song, inspired by a speech in which O'Connell said that the railroad "would be the making of a new generation of Irishmen."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), vol. 4, No. 51. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 49, p. 37.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF CD 044, Joe Cooley - "Cooley" (1975). Shaskeen - "My Love is in America."




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