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X:1 T:Dougarry Boys, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 161) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork in the mid-19th century Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G def gag|fed edB|def gag|fed e2f| def gag|fed efg|BBA GAB|Bee e2g:| |:dBB gBB|dBB BAG|dBB gBB|ABd efg| dBB gBB|dBB BAG|BBA GAB|Bee e2g:|]



DOUGARRY BOYS, THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is contained in vol. 2 (p. 161) of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman. Researcher Conor Ward finds cognate melodies in the music manuscript collection of Patrick O'Farrell (c. 1835-?) of Ballinamuck, Co. Longford, as "Price of the Pig (The)" and as an untitled jig in Book 5 of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier's large c. 1883 music manuscript collection (Grier, Book 5, No. 57). The first strain is similar to "Patrick's Day." "King of the Pipers (2)" and "Humors of Glynn" are similar tunes.


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