Downhill of Life (The)

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DOWNHILL OF LIFE, THE (Claonad Na M-beata). Irish, Slow Air (6/8 time). G Major (O'Neill): F Major (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "The Downhill of Life" was also printed in G.E. Blake's Gentleman's Amusement (Philadelphia, c. 1824, p. 21), albeit in 3/4 time with a different melody.

Source for notated version: "From Mr. Pigot's MS" [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 490, p. 86. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 557, p. 141.

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