Annotation:Drunk at Night and Dry in the Morning (2)

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X:1 T:Irish Air in the Poor Soldier [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:Charles, Anne & Samuel Thompson - The Hibernian Muse (c. 1770, pp. 66-67) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d/e/|fdB AGF|Eee e2 d/e/|fdB AFA|Bdd d2 d/e/| fdB AGF|Eee e2 d/e/|fdB AFA|Bdd d2:| f/e/|dfa dfa|dfa a>gf/e/|dfa dfa bee e2f/e/| dfa dfa|dd'b {b}!fermata!a>ba/g/|fdB AGF|Eee e2 d/e/|fdB AFA| Bdd d2 F|GGG FFF|Egf {f}e2 d/e/|fdB AFA|Bdd d2||

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).

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Printed sources : - Clinton (Gems of Ireland), 1841; No. 181, p. 93. Murphy (Irish Airs and Jigs), 1809; p. 18. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Union or Irish Pipes, 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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