Drunk at Night and Dry in the Morning (2)

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DRUNK AT NIGHT AND DRY IN THE MORNING [2]. AKA and see "Irish Air in the Poor Soldier (2)," "Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad." Irish, Air (6/8). D Major (O'Farrell, Thompson): F Major (Clinton). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was printed in London by Charles, Anne and Samuel Thompson in their Hibernian Muse (c. 1770) as "Irish Tune in the Poor Soldier"." This title references William Shield's two-act comic opera The Poor Soldier first staged in that city in November, 1783 [text by John O'Keeffe (1747-1833)], set around Irish soldiers returning home after fighting in the British army in the American War of Independence. The second strain of the melody is marked "slow" by O'Farrell, and the tune is claimed as Irish in his publication. The air was entered was also entered in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Anglican cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman [1] (p. 87).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Clinton (Gems of Ireland), 1841; No. 181, p. 93. Murphy (Irish Airs and Jigs), 1809; p. 18. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. 1), c. 1805; p. 59. Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, c. 1770; pp. 66-67 (appears as "Irish Air in the Poor Soldier"). Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 105, pp. 66-67.

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