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DOWN THE BACK LANE. AKA and see "Boring the Leather (2)," "Tolladh an Leathair." Irish, Slide (12/8 time) or Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB' (Moylan): AABB (Mitchell). This was famed County Clare piper Willie Clancy's title for the jig usually known as "Boring the Leather." "Come with Me Now," "Hills of Larraga (The)," "Humors of Ayle House (The)," "Jimmy Doyle's Favourite Jig," "Kilfinane Jig (The)", "Shoemaker's Fancy (The)" and "When You Go Home" are related tunes.
Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Slaibh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border), recorded at Na Piobairi Uilleann, October, 1984 [Moylan]; piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 6. Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; No. 49. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 228, p. 70. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 103, p. 90. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 147, p. 86.
Recorded sources: Claddagh 4CC 32, Willie Clancy - "The Pipering of Willie Clancy, vol. 1" (1980). CCE, Seane Keane, Seamus Connolly, Joe Burke et al - "The Rambles of Kitty" (1967).