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X:1 T:Drive the Cows Home M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 77 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ador d|efe edB|dBA A2B|GAG GBd|BAG G2g| fed efg|aga e2f|gfg dBd|ecA A2:| |:e|aga efg|aga e2f|gfg def|gfg d2e| [1 aga efg|aga e2f|gfg dBd|ecA A2:| [2 agf gfe|fed edB|gfg dBd|ecA A2||



DRIVE THE COWS HOME ("Tiomain na M-ba 'Sa Baile" or "Tioman na Ba a Baile"). AKA and see "Gray Buck (1) (The)," "Lass of Kintail (The)," "Loving Black Lad (The)," "Maids of Kintail (The)," "Wedding Night Jig (The)." Scottish, Irish; March or Double Jig. A Mixolydian (O'Neill/Krassen): A Major (O'Neill/1850). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. O'Neill says that "although classed as a double jig, (it) was evidently a clan march."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William McLean, "from whose piping I picked it up, (and who) played it in marching time on the Highland pipes" [O'Neill]. McLean was Scottish, born in Ross-Shire early in the 1800's, and met O'Neill around 1875. There is a short biographical sketch and a photograph of him (in full kilt) in Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913, pp. 350-351).

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 26. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 806, p. 150. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 77, p. 29.






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