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DOWN BY THE BACK LANE. AKA and see "Down the Back Lane," "Down the Dark Lane," "Boring the Leather (2)," "Tolladh an Leathair". Irish, Double Jig. D mixolyian/G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is in D mixolydian for much of both parts, but eventually resolves to 'G' at the cadence. See note for "Down the Back Lane." Some distanced relationships with the family of tunes that includes Come with Me Now, Connachtman (The), Connaughtman (The), Humors of Ayle House (The), Kilfinane Jig (The), Shoemaker's Fancy (The), When You Go Home.

Source for notated version: fiddler Johnny Henry (b. 1922, Cloonlairn, Doocastle, Co. Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 148.

Recorded sources: See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1].




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